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The Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics in the College of Humanities and Sciences features Narcissus Quagliata, who will present highlights from his 40 years in the arts, discuss what science can offer to artists and what art can offer to scientists during the Department of Mathematics Colloquium in the T. Edward Temple Building, Room 1165. For more information, contact Craig Larson at or visit

VCU Brandcenter holds two upcoming information sessions on Friday, Feb. 21, at 2 p.m. and Monday, Feb. 24, at 6:30 p.m. in the Brandcenter Lecture Hall. Learn more about the master's program and its five tracks: art direction, copywriting, communications strategy, creative brand management and creative technology. Participate in a question-and-answer session with current students and an admissions representative and take a tour of the Brandcenter's award-winning building. Register at the website below. For more information, contact Hawley Smyth at or (804) 828-8384 or visit

The African Student Union hosts an auction/speed date event to help attendees find love in the University Student Commons, Richmond Salons. For more information, contact Hortance Houngbeke at

Activities Programming Board shows films every weekend in the Commons Theater for students and faculty with a valid VCU ID. This weekend the board will show "Prisoners" and "Fruitvale Station." "Prisoners" will start at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 21, and 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22. "Fruitvale Station" will play at 9:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 21, and 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22. Bring a guest for free popcorn and movies. For more information, contact Kirsten Goodale at

This week

VCU Dance presents VCU Dance NOW, new work by faculty and guest artist, performed by dance majors. Feb. 20-22, at 8 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 22, at 2 p.m. at the Grace Street Theater. Tickets are $20 or $15 for students with valid I.D. and are available at or by calling the number below. For more information, contact Jill Ware at or (804) 828-2020 or visit

Women's Basketball takes on Saint Louis for Senior Day at the Siegel Center. This is the last home game for the team. For more information, contact VCU Ticket Office at or (804) 828-7267 or visit

Disciples on Campus invites all VCU ladies to its annual "Girls Night Out" in the University Student Commons, Virginia Rooms. For more information, contact Erica Brown at or (662) 347-3699.

Coming up

VCU Staff Senate presents the 10th annual Marquita Aguilar Scholarship Walk-a-thon starting at the University Student Commons’ Plaza. Registration required; download form at Check-in is from 11 to 11:30 a.m. The walk starts at noon following remarks by President Michael Rao, Ph.D. Lunch and giveaways afterwards in the Commons, Commonwealth Ballrooms. Donate to Virginia’s Caring University 2014 Scholarship fund online at Donate by payroll deduction at To apply for the scholarship, visit For more information, contact Marquita Aguilar at or (804) 827-0857 or visit

SEED features Larkin Garbee, founder of 804RVA, presenting a talk on "Creating Entrepreneurial Communities" in the School of Engineering East Hall, Room E3229. For more information, contact Elliot Roth at

The VCU Division of Epidemiology, Department of Family Medicine and Population Health, presents "Immigrant Enclaves and Risk of Psychiatric Disorders in Sweden" by Briana Mezuk, Ph.D., assistant professor, Division of Epidemiology, Department of Family Medicine and Population Health, in One Capitol Square, Room 305. For more information, contact Chelsea Russell at or (804) 828-9785 or visit

The Department of Physiology and Biophysics presents a research seminar in Sanger Hall, Room 3-016. Youngjai You, Ph.D., from the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, will present "Oocyte Arrest Signal." For more information, contact Haley VanderMeer at or (804) 828-9756 or visit

Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences hosts the internet broadcast of the UNC Minority Health Conference's 16th annual William T. Small Jr. Keynote Lecture. The theme for the conference is "Innovative Approaches to Youth Health: Engaging Youth in Creating Healthy Communities." It provides a forum for the scholarly exchange of ideas related to understanding and addressing continuing health disparities in minority populations. Visit for details. For more information, contact Thelma A. Mack at or visit

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