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Today

The Center for Public Policy Center of the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs will present “Public Opinion on Minimum Wage and the Fight for $15.” The panel session will feature representatives from the Wilder School, the Center for Public Policy and community experts. The event will be held in Room 0001 located in the lower level of the Raleigh Building, 1001 W. Franklin St. For more information, contact Brittany Keegan at keeganbs@vcu.edu.

Beta Beta Beta Biology Honor Society will hold a general body meeting in Room 1030G, West Grace Street Student Housing – North, 830 W. Grace St. The group provides volunteer/job opportunities as a way to connect and network through others with shared science interests. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Sara Herz at herzsm@vcu.edu or (571) 209-8727 or visit https://vcu.campusgroups.com/tribeta/club_signup.

VCU Biology Department, School of World Studies and Office of Sustainability invite faculty and students to meet and discuss advancing campus sustainability. The meeting will be held in Room 2108, Grace E. Harris Hall – South, 1015 Floyd Ave. RSVP at the following URL. Questions, (804) 828-1858. RSVP at the following URL. For more information, contact Ching-Yu Huang at cyhuang@vcu.edu or (706) 338-9396 or visit https://forms.gle/F9tYKe9SmZJJeuSV7.

This week

The College of Health Professions will present a professional development session lead by Aisha McGriff of the VCU ALT Lab. The workshop will focus on technologies available to VCU instructors to provide accessible learning experiences to students both in class and online. The session will be held in Room 1000, College of Health Professions Building, 900 E. Leigh St. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Michael Forder at mjforder@vcu.edu or visit https://forms.gle/Qj4Z4BRYM2smgWwAA.

VCU Career Services presents the Spring 2020 Careers in the Commons: U.S. Army. The U.S. Army will be in the Student Commons (lobby table 1) on Tuesday, February 18th! Stop by to chat with them about opportunities for students of all class years and majors. For more information, contact Danielle Pearles at careers@vcu.edu or (804) 828-1645 or visit https://tinyurl.com/v4mllgr.

Medicine With Pride at VCU will host Nationz Foundation during a collection of nonperishable food items in an RV at 12th Street by James W. and Frances G. McGlothlin Medical Education Center, 1201 E. Marshall St. Nationz Foundation is a Richmond nonprofit organization seeking to raising awareness of HIV/STIs and social determinants. Members of the group will also perform free STI testing. For more information, contact Gerald Coronado at coronadogm@vcu.edu.

The VCU baseball team will take on Norfolk State University at The Diamond, 3001 N. Arthur Ashe Blvd. For more information, contact Rebecca Piner at pinerre@vcu.edu.

VCU Human Resources will host a yoga class in the Group Exercise Room, Cary Street Gym, 101 S. Linden St. Register in Talent. For more information, contact Cindi Phares at cphares@vcu.edu or (804) 828-1521 or visit https://hr.vcu.edu/current-employees/worklife/.

The Department of Biomedical Engineering will present Dustin Crouch, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering Department at the University of Tennessee Knoxville. Crouch will present on "Combining Computational and Experimental Biomechanics Tools to Understand and Overcome Movement Disability." The session will be held in Room E2221, College of Engineering East Hall, 401 W. Main St. Faculty host is Carrie L. Peterson, Ph.D., assistant professor, VCU Department of Biomedical Engineering. For more information, contact Pam Mason at pwmason@vcu.edu.

Rams In Recovery will host a pop-up naloxone training session in the lobby of the University Student Commons, 907 Floyd Ave. Naloxone is a lifesaving drug that can be given to an individual who has overdosed on opiates. The free training takes five minutes. Free naloxone will be provided. For more information, contact Jackson Lane at lanejt@vcu.edu or (571) 420-6331.

The Highland Support Project at VCU will host the third part of its "Decolonizing Service-Learning" speakers series. Guadalupe Celeste Ramírez is the director of Asociación de Mujeres del Altiplano in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala. The association facilitates technical and educational training on topics including civic participation, entrepreneurship, self-esteem, nutrition, Maya cultural identity and community resilience. The talk will be in Room 1030J, Globe, West Grace Street Student Housing – North, 830 W. Grace St. For more information, contact Madeline Doane at doanemh@vcu.edu or (703) 489-4565 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/663880810815951/.

The VCU Master of Public Health Program presents a lecture by environmental justice advocate Queen Zakia Shabazz. The talk will be in Room 8-036, Sanger Hall, 1101 E. Marshall St. Questions, Rebecca Bruhl at Rebecca.Bruhl@vcuhealth.org. For more information, contact Sierra Croker at crokersd@vcu.edu or (804) 828-9785.

The VCU Department of Painting + Printmaking presents interdisciplinary artist Lavar Munroe, whose work encompasses painting, drawing, sculpture and installation art to create hybrid forms that straddle the line between sculpture and painting. Munroe has exhibited at Prospect.4 in New Orleans, the 12th Dakar Biennial in Senegal and the 2015 Venice Biennale. He also represented The Bahamas at the 2010 Liverpool Biennial. The talk will be at the Institute for Contemporary Art at the Markel Center, 601 W. Broad St. For more information, contact Kat Wilson at papr@vcu.edu or visit https://arts.vcu.edu/paintingprintmaking/2020/02/03/lavar-munroe-visiting-artist-lecture/.

VCU Parking and Transportation will host a one-hour GRTC travel training session for students, faculty and staff in Room 1105, Academic Learning Commons, 1000 Floyd Ave. The session will include how to use the GRTC bus system, navigate Pulse/Route 5 routes across campus and commute from areas in Richmond to VCU's Monroe Park and/or MCV campuses. Maximum attendance is 15. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Kendra Norrell at commute@vcu.edu or visit http://go.vcu.edu/grtc.

The Richmond World Affairs Council at VCU will have its first interest meeting in Room 1030J, West Grace Street Student Housing – North, 830 W. Grace St. All are invited to discuss involvement in upcoming events. Questions, email rwacvcu@gmail.com. For more information, contact Mana Soroush at soroushmp@mymail.vcu.edu or (703) 625-3650.

Join VCU's women's basketball team on game day as they take on the Billikens of Saint Louis University. Check out the promo page at the following URL to see what is planned for the game, which will be played at the Stuart C. Siegel Center, 1200 W. Broad St. For more information, contact Rebecca Piner at vcuathletics@vcu.edu or visit https://vcuathletics.com/WBBpromos.

The VCU Brandcenter, 103 S. Jefferson St., will host an on-campus informational session. The session will include an introduction to the master’s program and areas of concentration, a chance to talk with current Brandcenter students and faculty and information about the application process from the director of admissions. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Rachel Ensing at ensingr@vcu.edu or (804) 828-8384 or visit https://brandcenter.vcu.edu/admissions/visit-us/.

Members of the Iyapo Repository, an afrofuturist archive, will lead a public workshop at the ICA. Iyapo Repository is a resource library that houses a collection of digital and physical artifacts created to affirm and project the future of people of African descent. The repository is named for Lilith Iyapo, a black woman in Octavia Butler’s book series “Lilith’s Brood.” Members of the group archive manuscripts, films, drawings, rare media and more. The event will be at the Institute for Contemporary Art at the Markel Center, 601 W. Broad St. For more information, contact Meredith Carrington at mtcarrington@vcu.edu or visit http://icavcu.org.

Coming up

Keeping work in one secure place in Google Drive with online file storage and learning to share with others and access on any computer, smartphone or tablet will be the focus of a hands-on workshop hosted by Collaboration Services. The session will be in Room B1-020, Sanger Hall, 1101 E. Marshall St. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Dr. Gee at drgee@vcu.edu or visit http://go.vcu.edu/gogoogle.

TRIO Student Support Services, which collaborates with first-generation and low-income students, will hold a drop-in open house in its office at Room 211, Hibbs Hall, 900 Park Ave. For more information, contact TRIO SSS Office at trio@vcu.edu or (804) 828-9517 or visit http://trio.vcu.edu.

The Center for Pharmacy Practice Innovation will host a seminar in Room 545, Robert Blackwell Smith Building, 410 N. 12th St. UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy's Carrie Martin Blanchard will share her ideas about implementation science in the talk, "Illuminating the Black Box of Implementation: Applying Implementation Science Principles to Pharmacy Practice and Research." For more information, contact Madeleine Wagner at cppi@vcu.edu or (804) 628-7614 or visit http://bit.ly/cppihome.

VCU Honors College will host VCU School of Medicine's Senior Associate Dean for Admissions, Michelle Y. Whitehurst-Cook, M.D., for a Berglund Seminar. The talk, in Room 1301, multipurpose room, The Honors College, 701 W. Grace St., will focus on building compassion in medicine and reviewing its benefits for patients and self. For more information, contact Jared Johnson at jajohnson4@vcu.edu or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/473793566638900/.

VCU Honors College will host a Berglund seminar with Shantell Chambliss, Ph.D., executive director of Dress for Success Central Virginia and adjunct faculty member at VCU School of Business. The session, in Room 1303, multipurpose room, Honors College, 701 W. Grace St., will focus on how organizations are working on providing long-lasting solutions to break the cycle of poverty, as well as addressing women's needs in particular. For more information, contact Jared Johnson at jajohnson4@vcu.edu or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1663706287087250/.

VCU Police will hold a blood drive for the American Red Cross at police headquarters, 224 E. Broad St. Appointments can be made at the following URL using the sponsor code VCUPD. Walk-ins are welcome. Parking and bike racks are available in the headquarters parking lot and Pulse stations are nearby. For more information, contact Sgt. Aaron LaVigne at AKLavigne@vcu.edu or (804) 828-4395 or visit https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/drive-results?zipSponsor=VCUPD.

VCU Center for Corporate Education presents "Project Management Essentials," March 2-4. The three-day course is geared for participants seeking a project management overview. The fee is $1,800. A 10% discount is available to VCU alumni and VCU/VCUHS employees. The program includes lunch, parking and materials. The class will be in Room B3189, Snead Hall, School of Business, 301 W. Main St. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Katie Fauth at corp-ed@vcu.edu or (804) 828-3165 or visit https://connect.business.vcu.edu/register/pme_spring2020.

Whether you're using Google Forms for the first time or just want to see what new, innovative functionality Google has added, join Collaboration Services for a hands-on workshop. The session will be held in Room 108, Technology Administration Building, 701 W. Broad St. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Dr. Gee at drgee@vcu.edu or visit http://go.vcu.edu/gogoogle.

Notices

UAAB Awards and Grants Committee Accepting Nominations

The University Academic Advising Board Awards and Grants Committee is accepting nominations for the UAAB advising awards. Advisers in several categories will be recognized. Nominations may be submitted through March 16 at the following URL. For more information, contact Cabel Newton at Newtonc2@vcu.edu or (804) 828-0499 or visit https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScQxiNWJv5CUKDkzILsQHBThZeblfUAiXCe6nEAADTZyzOGaQ/viewform.

Black Women Sought To Participate in Study About Dealing With Racial Discrimination

VCU School of Medicine is looking for black women ages 18-25 with a BMI between 25-45 kg/m2 in the Richmond area who want to take part in a study designed to capture experiences of racial discrimination. HER Squared is a research study designed to provide the opportunity to reflect on various experiences with racism and how you deal with the experiences. Compensation is available for eligible participants. For more information, contact Kristal Brown at brownkl26@vcu.edu or visit http://hersquaredrva.com.

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