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University Events Impacted Due to COVID-19

Events featured in TelegRAM have been moved to an online setting to avoid the spread of COVID-19. Please check with organizers for assistance in accessing the online venue. Information about the university's One VCU: Responsible Together plan for a phased return to campus is available at https://together.vcu.edu. It is the source for the latest VCU updates. You can also receive VCU Together notifications. Download "VCU Mobile" from your iOS or Android App Store, or visit https://mobile.vcu.edu with your smartphone and select the appropriate link.

This week

Savannah Smith will facilitate the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs discussion series, which will focus on dispelling misconceptions and lesser-known facts about cultural identity groups and general social justice issues. Register for the Zoom link at the following URL. For more information, contact Tiana Ingram at ingramtd@vcu.edu or visit http://omsa.vcu.edu/updates/.

Learning to work from home requires adaptability and a new set of skills. This course, hosted by VCU Human Resources and Anthem EAP, will outline strategies for communication, productivity and time management within the context of working from home. Discussions will include how to work around your children, manage distractions and cope with the emotional pressures of working away from the office. Register in Talent@VCU. For more information, contact Cindi Phares at cphares@vcu.edu or (804) 828-1521 or visit https://ramstrong.vcu.edu/.

VCU Career Services and VCU Financial Aid will hold a mandatory federal work study training for supervisors. This training is intended to provide a thorough review of program expectations and updated requirements and is required for participation in academic year 2020-2021. If you have already attended a training session, you do not need to attend another. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Ash Taylor-Beierl at tayloram8@vcu.edu or visit https://tinyurl.com/FWSRegister2.

Cristelle Brown will facilitate the discussion group, for students who identify as women of color. The group will provide students a safe space to discuss issues related to the social, cultural and political aspects of their identities with supportive peers. Discussions will feature a specific topic related to navigating the world as a person with multiple identities. Register for the Zoom link at the following URL. For more information, contact Tiana Ingram at ingramtd@vcu.edu or visit http://omsa.vcu.edu/updates/.

Coming up

Many understand the unique challenges and joys that daily life brings for families with special needs. VCU Human Resources realizes that special needs extend beyond the everyday — to long-term financial strategies. HR can help create a personalized strategy with a five-step process to help ensure the necessary lifestyle and care. This workshop will help ensure continued care for your loved one. 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/.

VCU's Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence will present a workshop on inclusive teaching practices. The workshop will focus on strategies addressing barriers and challenges to inclusive teaching identified by VCU faculty. Resources will be shared, including teaching strategies that students have reported increased their sense of belonging in the classroom. Register for the Zoom link at the following URL. For more information, contact Tiffany Freitas at freitast@vcu.edu or visit https://forms.gle/NwShGjWw2vG3PN2f7.

Ever wonder what clinical trials are and how they make a difference? The VCU Office of Continuing and Professional Education presents this session as part of its Third Wednesdays Free Community Series. Join VCU's Mary Harmon, Ph.D.; Lauren Harris, M.S., M.Ed.; and Katie Schifano, M.S., to learn more about VCU clinical trials and what is happening related to COVID-19. They'll also share how individuals and families can become involved. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact VCU Office of Continuing and Professional Education at ocpe@vcu.edu or (804) 828-1322 or visit https://ocpe.vcu.edu/community.

The new Children's Hospital of Richmond Research Institute is starting. Zoom in to hear about major themes, becoming a member and the new grants programs that are the heart of the institute. Register for the Zoom link at the following URL. For more information, contact Henry J. Rozycki, M.D., at hjrozycki@vcu.edu or (804) 828-9602 or visit https://chrichmond.org/CHRIzoom.

Notices

Call for Trans + Non-binary Participants for Paid Remote Oral History Interviews

Seeking interlocutors for paid initiative conducted by Andre Medina for VCU Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship. Selected participants will be compensated $30/hour for their reflections. Fill out an interest survey at the following URL. For more information, contact Andre Medina at medinaag@vcu.edu or visit https://bit.ly/2VNshxC.

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