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Special Announcement

West Broad Deck Subscribers To Relocate During Graduations

Upcoming high school graduations will create interruptions to parking. From today (May 23) through May 25, June 10 and June 14-16, all West Broad Street Deck subscribers will relocate to the West Cary Street Deck, 1101 W. Cary St.; Jefferson Street Deck, 100 S. Jefferson St.; or Henry Street Decks (East/West), 200 and 201 Henry St.

A dedicated shuttle service will be provided by Parking and Transportation from today (May 23) through May 25, June 10 and June 14-16 to transport subscribers to and from the West Cary Street Deck and Jefferson Street Deck. RamSafe shuttles will run on a continuous loop to and from the West Cary Street Deck, Jefferson Street Deck, Harrison and Franklin Streets, Franklin and Laurel Streets and Shafer and Franklin Streets from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Transportation requests outside of these hours can be made by placing a ride request through the RamSafe service at 828-SAFE (7233) or using the RamSafe mobile app.

Reciprocal parking will not be permitted on the West Broad Street Deck from today (May 23) through May 25, June 10 and June 14-16. MCV Campus subscribers may park on the West Cary Street Deck, Jefferson Street Deck or Henry Street Decks (East/West).

Additional information regarding high school graduation impacts can be found at


Ema Paulino, M.Pharm., general manager of Ezfy, will discuss how pharmacist interventions in community pharmacies in Portugal are affecting patient outcomes. She will speak at the next Center for Pharmacy Practice Innovation seminar, which will be in Room 343, Robert Blackwell Smith Building, 410 N. 12th St., and via Zoom. Free CE credit will be offered. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Madeleine Wagner at or visit

This week

Disability experts and child welfare practitioners will discuss the ABCs of developmental disability and what child welfare workers need to know when working with children and caregivers with developmental disabilities. Join VCU's School of Social Work for an interactive discussion and panel conversation. The event will be livestreamed at For more information, contact Naomi Sutton Reddish at

NIH program officer Raushanah Newman will advise faculty at a virtual workshop about applying for the NIH Diversity Supplement. This supplement is available to faculty with NIH research grants that have three-plus years remaining. The grant mechanism provides additional funding and the opportunity to help diversify the biomedical workforce. John Ryan, Ph.D., a successful VCU applicant, will provide additional guidance. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Joshua Hahn at or (804) 827-1524 or visit

Join VCU Human Resources and Carolyn McCrea, director of Financial Wellness, for a hands-on workshop to start taking control of your personal financial situation. Discussion topics will include cash flow, loans, credit and investing to make sure you are on the right track for your financial wellness goals. Register in Talent@VCU or at: For more information, contact Cindi Phares at or (804) 828-1521 or visit

Through printmaking, painting and sculpture, the late artists Sila Chanto (Costa Rica, 1969-2015) and Belkis Ramírez (Dominican Republic, 1957-2019) powerfully explored women’s experience and rights. The ICA’s new exhibition "Aquí Me Quedo/Here I Stay" is the first to bring their work together and the first in the United States to show either artist in depth. Come to the Institute for Contemporary Art at the Markel Center, 601 W. Broad St., to learn about and celebrate the lives and works of these two artists in the company of those who know them best. RSVP at the following URL. For more information, contact Stephanie Stanton at or visit

Coming up

Join VCU Police in a 1.4 mile silent run to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. Participants are asked to wear white shirts for a uniform appearance. All runners are welcome. Sign-ins begin at 11 a.m. at the Siegel Center, 1200 W. Broad St., with an opening ceremony at 11:30 a.m. The run starts at 12:30 p.m. Participants will run through VCU's Monroe Park Campus to the Virginia War Memorial. Free event parking will be available at VCU's Bowe Street Parking Deck. For more information, contact Ofc. Stephen Adt at or visit

VCU's L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs will hold a graduate programs virtual informational session via Zoom for VCU employees. An overview of the school's flexible graduate programs, a review of the employee tuition benefit and an alumni panel will be presented. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Ross Losapio at or (804) 827-0364 or visit

Telecommunications Services will be offering virtual training on the Avaya Workplace app. Our customers are inquiring about extending their office number to their remote work site. The Avaya Workplace app is ideal for remote workers. Callers can reach remote workers on any device by calling their work telephone number, and when placing a call the caller party will see their work number and not their mobile number. Register for the Avaya Workplace training by clicking the following URL. For more information, contact Wayne L. Johnson at or (804) 929-4400 or visit


Art Education Student Exhibition: 'ARTE L.E.D.'

The Department of Art Education will present “ARTE L.E.D.” on the Cabell Screen through May 31 (noon-4 p.m. daily) at James Branch Cabell Library, 901 Park Ave. The library's second annual student art show highlights artworks created by undergraduate and graduate Art Education students. For more information, contact Kat Wilson at or visit

Learn About Mental Well-Being With a RecWell Seminar

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Learn about mental well-being by watching a RecWell Health Promotion webinar. RecWell features two webinars on mental well-being. "Managing Stress Using Mindfulness" and "Self-Care and Campus Resources for Well-Being." Request access at the following URL. For more information, contact VCU Recreation and Well-Being at or visit

RecWell Meditations Available on YouTube

RecWell's weekly meditation sessions are going on summer vacation. Mindfulness moments are still available by visiting RecWell Health Promotion on YouTube at the following URL. View a playlist of prerecorded guided meditations. For more information, contact Health Promotion at or visit

Faculty Feedback Requested: Six Questions, Big Impact

VCU's Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence is seeking participation in a short and easy survey to better meet the needs of university faculty. Among other topics, questions touch on teaching programs, faculty success programs and recommendations for future efforts. For more information, contact Tiffany Freitas at or visit

Invitation: Research Study on Two Stress Reduction Programs

The Wellbeing Lab at VCU invites you to participate in a research study on two stress reduction programs. VCU investigators seek to understand how two stress reduction programs can beneficially influence neural activity and behavior related to stress, including emotions, desires and reactions to adverse events like social conflict. For more information, contact Hadley Rahrig at or (804) 223-0360.

Black Love Safe Love

This is a research study aiming to receive feedback on a sexual health intervention designed for couples. To be eligible to participate, you have to identify as Black or African American and be 18 to 35 years of age. The study requires participation in a 120-minute session and completion of a questionnaire. Compensation is available. If you have any questions, would like to learn more information and/or participate in the study, email Kristina Hood, Ph.D., at the following email address. For more information, contact Kristina Hood at

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