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The American Nuclear Society at VCU will host an overview of the Navy's mechanical and nuclear engineering opportunities. The event will be in Room W103, College of Engineering West Hall, 601 W. Main St. Food will be provided. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Sarah Strickler at or (540) 574-1859 or visit

Tinashe Mushakavanhu, post-doctoral fellow at the Wits Institute of Social and Economic Research at University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, will speak in Room 306, Hibbs Hall, 900 Park Ave. He will discuss finding clues to Zimbabwean political mysteries and intrigues and locating personal and national histories buried in archives spread across the United States. The event is sponsored by VCU Department of English. For more information, contact Kelsey Cappiello at or (804) 828-1331 or visit

VCU's Department of Music will present a free trombone studio recital at the James W. Black Music Center, 1015 Grove Ave. For more information, contact Anne Marie Dumain at or (804) 828-1169.

Come see what the VCU Division of Epidemiology is all about. Join faculty, staff and students to eat pizza and learn more about the Epidemiology Ph.D. and Master of Public Health programs. The open house will be on the eighth floor, One Capitol Square, 830 E. Main St. RSVP at the following URL. For more information, contact Sierra Croker at or (804) 828-9785 or visit

The Society of Women Engineers at VCU and DuPont will host a speed networking and stress relief event. The night, in Room 103, College of Engineering West Hall, 601 W. Main St., will kick off with dinner and speed networking with employees from the DuPont Spruance site. Stay to make friendship bracelets, stress balls and coloring pages to relieve the end-of-semester stress. Students and DuPont employees will also share their experiences from the group's SWE19 conference. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Emma Madrigal at or visit

The Baby Box project at VCU will host a paint night in Room 1030J, West Grace Street Student Housing – North, 830 W. Grace St. Food and games will be provided. The event is free for dues-paying members and $5 for others. The group provides area low-income mothers and families with baby supplies. Questions, For more information, contact Nawyaab Abbasi at or (276) 285-4158.

VCUDine will host a Thanksgiving dining event – “Ramsgiving” – at Shafer Court Dining Center, 810 Cathedral Place. Menu items include herb-roasted turkey breast, traditional stuffing, a grain salad with roasted vegetables, holiday pies and more. Follow @VCU_Dining on social for a full menu. For more information, contact Lauren Hay at or (804) 828-1148 or visit

The Asian Pacific Islander Alliance will host a Thanksgiving potluck in the Shockoe Room, University Student Commons, 907 Floyd Ave. All food is welcome. For more information, contact Serena Truong at

This week

The VCUarts Communication Arts Department will present "Pilot Episode," an exhibition of artworks juried by Karly Andersen, Evan McGrady and Professor Sterling Hundley. A reception will be held at The Anderson, 907 1/2 W. Franklin St. Department Chair TyRuben Ellingson and Hundley will speak at 6:30 p.m. The exhibition is on view until Nov. 22. For more information, contact Monica Kinsey at or (804) 828-7720.

Persian Club at VCU presents Red Carpet, a free, Hollywood-themed party in the Commonwealth Ballrooms, University Student Commons, 907 Floyd Ave. Wear your best dress attire, eat Persian sweets, take photos and dance to Persian pop music. For more information, contact Persian club at PersianClubAtVCU or visit

VCU Department of Music presents a guitar ensemble at James W. Black Music Center, 1015 Grove Ave. Admission is free. For more information, contact Anne Marie Dumain at or (804) 828-1169 or visit

VCU Department of Music will present "Tangled Webs," a gala of opera scenes. The presentation will feature operas by Mozart, Donizetti, Britten, Puccini, Humperdinck and Korngold. It will be co-directed by Melanie Kohn Day and Kenneth Wood. The event will be in Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall, W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts, 922 Park Ave. Admission is free. The event will also be performed at 4 p.m. Nov. 17 at the same location. For more information, contact Anne Marie Dumain at or (804) 828-1169 or visit

Coming up

Professor Toby Whitaker will direct the VCU Jazz Orchestra II in concert in Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall, W.E. Singleton Center, 922 Park Ave. Tickets are $7 in advance, $10 at the door and free with a valid VCU student ID. Music will feature Al Cohn, Eddie DeLange, Duke Ellington, Frank Foster, Freddie Green, Neal Hefti, Will Huston, Thad Jones and Sammy Nestico. For more information, contact Antonio Garcia at or (804) 828-6776 or visit

College Panhellenic Council of VCU will sponsor a canned food and coat drive to benefit Meals on Wheels and the Salvation Army. The council will be tabling on the Hibbs side of the Compass to collect coats, cans and money. For more information, contact Isabella Wralstad at or (757) 202-7439.


New Episode of 'What The Well?' Podcast About Self-Care

The Wellness Resource Center has released another episode of its "What the Well?" podcast. In this installment, Mia Liadis, health educator for mental health, talks with the center's peer health educators about self-care steps students can take as they navigate the remainder of the fall semester. For more information, contact Mia Liadis at or (804) 828-6919 or visit

Discounted Massage With Resilience Lab Appointment

The Wellness Resource Center's Resilience Lab is partnering with VCU Recreational Sports to provide $5 off a massage for those who sign up for a one-on-one resilience lab appointment. Register on the Heartmath appointment calendar at the following URL. For more information, contact Mia Liadis at or (804) 828-6919 or visit

Nov. 16 Traffic Changes During the Richmond Marathon

Broad, Grace, Main and Belvidere streets will be closed for extended periods during the Nov. 16 VCU Health Richmond Marathon. Faculty, staff and students should plan their routes to both the Monroe Park and MCV campuses and allow extra time to reach their destination. Drivers can use the Waze traffic app to navigate around Richmond on race day. Road closures have been preloaded into the app. For more information, contact Margaret Kelland at or visit

Dissertation Study for Romantic Couples

This two-hour dissertation study explores how the brain works with people who are in romantic relationships. This study is conducted through VCU Department of Psychology. Fill out the form at the following URL to determine eligibility. Psychology students who participate can receive research credit. Other participants can be entered into a raffle for two chances to win $50 each. The study will take place in Room 303, Millhiser House,. 916 W. Franklin St. Questions, email For more information, contact Alexandra Martelli at or visit

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