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VCU Police Ofc. Stephen Adt and VCU Police partner with VFW Post 6364 to present the sixth annual Never Forget Memorial Run beginning at the Siegel Center. This is a free, 1.4-mile silent run through Richmond with a closing ceremony at the Virginia War Memorial, 621 S. Belvidere St. Participants are asked to wear white shirts to honor U.S. service members who lost their lives in combat. For more information, contact Ofc. Stephen Adt at

VCU Massey Cancer Center presents "Rock Star Women of Massey," an event of the Women & Wellness Forum Series, at Hunton, Andrews, Kurth (formerly Hunton Williams), 951 East Byrd St. Richmond. Join three of VCU Massey Cancer Center’s leaders for an inspiring and insightful evening of discussion and networking. This program will focus on the latest information about risk reduction and early detection with emphasis on the roles of familial history, advances in breast imaging and ever-growing understanding of the importance of a healthy lifestyle. Panelists will be Heather Creswick, genetic counselor; Priti Shah, MD, radiologist, VCU Breast Imaging; and Maria Thomson, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Health Behavior and Policy. For more information, contact Lisa Randolph at or (804) 827-2195 or visit

The VCUarts Department of Kinetic Imaging hosts "Sonic Bodies" at The Depot's Annex, Room 1013, June 2-3. This two-part, six-hour workshop will be centered on live performance (sampling & looping) and digital mixing of sounds generated solely by the body. With Marta Finkelstein, this is part of "Experiments in Sound," a series of summer workshops. $60. Register at the URL below. For more information, contact VCUarts Dept. of Kinetic Imaging at or (804) 828-7204 or visit

VCU OCPE presents "Jump Start Your Paralegal Career" as a part of the free monthly community series 3rd Wednesdays at Regency's Garden Room (near the food court) 1420 N. Parham Rd., Henrico. This session will discuss the rapidly-growing paralegal field, and delve into the variety of industries that make use of legal professionals. For more information, contact Office of Continuing and Professional Education at or (804) 828-1322 or visit


Rights of Students Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

FERPA affords students the rights to inspect and review educational records; request that records which they believe to be inaccurate or misleading be corrected; provide written consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent; and to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education. For complete rights under FERPA, visit the URL below. For more information, contact Office of Records and Registration at or (804) 828-1349 or visit

Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act: FTC Safeguards Rule

The Office of Records and Registration is responsible for notifying the university community that it does not release nonpublic information about VCU students. This information is used and shared in a limited and carefully controlled manner. It is not disclosed, except as permitted by law, unless authorized by the student. For more information, contact Office of Records and Registration at or (804) 828-1349 or visit

VCU Recreational Sports Memorial Day Hours

VCU Recreational Sports will have reduced hours and various facility closures on Memorial Day. A complete list of facility hours and closures are available at the URL below. For more information, contact Meredith Hawkins at or (804) 828-6402 or visit

VCU Recreational Sports Summer Belaying and Climbing Clinics

The VCU Recreational Sports Outdoor Adventure Program will be holding weekly belay clinics as well as tri-weekly climbing clinics. All clinics are designed to caters to climbers of all ability levels. Registration is online through the MyRecSports portal. For more information, contact Saml Albert at or (804) 828-8473 or visit

Policy Posted for Public Comment: Development and Alumni Relations Activities

A revised draft of the new Development and Alumni Relations Activities policy is now open for university comment through Thursday, June 14. For more information, contact Leslee Gensinger, Office of Development and Alumni Relations at or visit

2018 Office of Research Grant Academy

The Office of Research and Innovation is accepting applications for the 2018 Grant Academy, which provides intensive workshops and individual support for faculty prepared to submit grant applications during 2019. The Academy is open to faculty of all levels and disciplines within VCU. Applications materials are available at the URL below. Completed applications are due on Friday, June 8. For more information, contact Melissa Throckmorton at or (804) 827-1443 or visit

Participants Are Invited for Study Examining Estrogen and Blood Vessel Function

We are seeking individuals between the ages of 18 and 35 years, females and males, to participate in a study examining the effect of estrogen on blood vessel function at rest and during exercise. This study will be conducted at 500 Academic Centre on VCU’s Monroe Park Campus. Principal Investigator: Ryan Garten, Ph.D., Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences. For more information, contact Ryan Garten at or (804) 828-1948.

'Profiles in Teaching Excellence'

The Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence invites the VCU community to view the new video series "Profiles in Teaching Excellence" at the URL below. In these videos, VCU faculty and administrators discuss different aspects of teaching and learning, exploring ideas of critical thinking, inclusive teaching and student success. For more information, contact Caitlin Bergendahl at or (804) 828-3492 or visit

RamRide: Not in Service on Memorial Day

On Monday, May 28 (Memorial Day), RamRide will not be in operation. Please note, this includes the A Lot, I Lot, R Lot, M Lot shuttles and Campus Connector. All One Cap Square Deck, W Deck, K Deck, Coliseum Deck, RTD Deck, A Lot, I Lot, M Lot and R Lot employee subscribers should park in the D Deck or Eighth Street Deck during this time. For more information, contact Jonsette Calloway at or (804) 828-7275.

Policy Open for Public Comment: Export Compliance and Research Security

A draft of the revised Export Compliance and Research Security policy (formerly known as Compliance with United States Export Control Laws) is now open for university comment through Thursday, June 7. The draft policy can be found at the URL below. For more information, contact Quinton Johnson, Office of Research and Innovation at or visit

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