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Molecular Biology and Genetics and the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases presents a seminar by distinguished guest speaker Min Hua Luo, Ph.D., M.D., Professor of Wuhan Institute of Virology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wuhan, China, in Room 8-036 of Sanger Hall, 1101 E. Marshall St. For more information, contact Michael McVoy at

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Rams in Recovery presents "When Eating Disorders and Drug Addiction (or Substance Use) Collide" in the first-floor conference room of the Jackson Building, 501 N. Second St., at VCU's MOTIVATE Clinic. Adina Silvestri, founder of Life Cycle Counseling, will discuss substance use disorders and the co-occurrence with eating disorders. Of concern is that both disorders have the highest mortality rates of all psychological disorders. For more information, contact Denise Carl at or (804) 347-2994.

The Records Management Office will hold Records Management 101 training sessions for the MCV Campus in Room 2-010 of Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences, 509 N. 12th St. Training will cover recordkeeping requirements and practices to maintain compliance with state regulations and University policy. Self-paced Records Management 101 training is available by registration at the URL below (keyword "records"). On-site department training can be requested at For more information, contact Amber Peranski at or (804) 828-2097 or visit

The VCU Police Department will hold a blood drive at its headquarters at 224 E. Broad St. The department has set a goal to collect 25 pints of blood this summer for the American Red Cross, which has an emergency need for all blood types. Each donor will have the chance to win two tickets to Kings Dominion. Walk-ins are welcome, or to make an appointment, visit and use sponsor code "VCUPD." Visitor parking is available in the headquarters parking lot. For more information, contact Sgt. Patience Butters at or (804) 828-6226 or visit

Barnes and Noble at VCU, 601 N. 10th St., will celebrate all things wizardly with crafts, tarot reading and photos in a free event open to the public. For more information, contact Katie Mayberry at

For most master's or doctoral students, the thesis or dissertation is their first lengthy, original research. VCU's research librarians have organized a day packed with necessary information to help grad students acquire tools to smooth the process. Topics include copyright, metadata, files formats, managing data and version control. This planning camp, to be held at James Branch Cabell Library, 901 Park Ave., with simulcast at Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences, 509 N. 12th St., will be followed up with a writing camp in January. For more information, contact Sue Robinson at or visit

The Center for Corporate Education hosts "The Only You: Why Your Personal Story Matters at Work" in Room B3189 of Snead Hall, School of Business, 301 W. Main St. Christina Tinker, founder of Richmond Moms blog, will lead a discussion about the importance of embracing personal stories at work. Participants will learn to use storytelling to build influence and connections based on trust and authenticity in developing a consistent brand. Registration is $25 and includes lunch and parking. For more information, contact Katybeth Lee at or (804) 828-3165 or visit


VCU Recreational Sports Outdoor Adventure Program Climbing Clinics

VCU students and members of the community can learn climbing skills and techniques at weekly climbing clinics. The belay clinic caters to beginner climbers. Intermediate and advanced techniques are taught at the climbing technique clinic. For more information, contact Sam Albert at or (804) 828-8473 or visit .

Candidate Open Forums: Executive Director, Institute for Contemporary Art

The committee leading the search for the position of executive director for the Institute for Contemporary Art is hosting open forums for the university community to meet the three final candidates on July 23, 26 and 27. For times, locations and information about each candidate, visit For more information, contact Melanie A. Christian at

Policy Points Summer Publication: Universitywide Updates

The VCU Policy Program has published the summer edition of Policy Points, the quarterly notification bringing awareness to all universitywide policy updates. This edition, which reflects updates from April 1, 2018 through June 30, 2018, is available at the following URL. For more information, contact Tony Rapchick at or (804) 828-3982 or visit

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