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.
Fall Virtual RAMS Mini-Forum Series: 'Data and VC(yo)U'
Wednesday, Sep. 23, 2020 at 1 p.m.
OVPRI and the Research and Legal, Audit and Compliance Career Communities will sponsor the Fall Virtual Rams Mini-Forum Series, "Data and VC(yo)U." The schedule includes "Data: Why Should I Care?," Sept. 23; "Data Through the Years," Oct. 1; "VCU Data Terms and Terminology," Oct. 1; "What Happens in the Black Box for Data," Oct. 15; "Data Responsibility and Building Trust," Oct. 29; and "Disparities and Bias in Data," Nov. 12. Register in Talent@VCU and search for Rams Forum.
For more information, contact Stacy West at email@example.com or (804) 827-1446.
Getting To Know Gmail
Tuesday, Sep. 22, 2020 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Need to organize a messy Inbox? Want to know what's new? Collaboration Services invites you to learn all things Gmail and make you the master of your Inbox. This class will provide a hands-on walkthrough of the organizational and productivity tools Gmail has to offer. Register at the following URL.
For more information, contact Dr. Gee at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://go.vcu.edu/gogoogle.
Spanish Language COVID-19 Resources
Tuesday, Sep. 22, 2020 from noon to 1 p.m.
VCU librarians Dana Ladd and Sergio Chapparo will discuss in a Zoom presentation free and reliable COVID-19 health information resources available in Spanish. Register at the following URL.
For more information, contact K.J. Ricasata at email@example.com or (804) 828-2432 or visit http://vcu.libcal.com/event/7122561.
SoGAL September Meeting
Tuesday, Sep. 22, 2020 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
SoGal Richmond is a community of female student founders and students interested in entrepreneurship. The community will connect monthly for networking, speakers, workshops, resource sharing and intentional development. Mia Liadis of the Health Promotion and Well-Being Center will speak. The theme of the meeting will be "The Super Woman Complex: Making Self-Care Your Super Power." Register at the following URL.
For more information, contact Kendra Cabler at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://connect.business.vcu.edu/register/sogal-sept.
Developing a Clinical Research Protocol Using the Protocol Builder App
Tuesday, Sep. 22, 2020 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
VCU C. Kenneth and Dianne Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research will host an event to demonstrate how to access and use the 'Protocol Builder' application and the CITI Research Study Design course to develop a research protocol/proposal. Register to receive the Zoom link at the following URL. For the Oct. 22 event at 3 p.m., register at https://training.vcu.edu/course_detail.asp?ID=17635.
For more information, contact Maureen Olmsted at email@example.com or (804) 828-9226 or visit https://training.vcu.edu/course_detail.asp?ID=17634.
How to Be Successful in Online Classes
Tuesday, Sep. 22, 2020 from 3 p.m. to 3:50 p.m.
Kim Case, Ph.D., director of Faculty Success, and Benita Regusters, academic coach, will speak at a virtual workshop hosted by You First at VCU. Participants will learn about organizational methods, self-motivation and how to feel more connected. The speakers will also share their experiences of being first-gen. Questions: youfirst.vcu.edu. Register for the Zoom link at the following URL.
For more information, contact Elizabeth Bambacus at firstname.lastname@example.org or (804) 827-3927 or visit https://vcu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJItd-CprzwiHNVD6muouXiKKJwe_PFdpfb0.
What You Need That Technology Doesn't Have (Yet)
Tuesday, Sep. 22, 2020 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The VCU Honors College will host Assistant Professor of Clarinet Tiffany Valvo for a Berglund seminar. She will discuss how despite an increase in use of technology and development of associated skills, employers report a lack of soft skills in job applicants. The seminar will focus on identifying and learning these key skills. Contact the following email address for the event link.
For more information, contact Jared Johnson at email@example.com or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/829134650824606/.
Civic Life: A Plan to Action
Wednesday, Sep. 23, 2020 from noon to 1 p.m.
The Center for Community Engagement and Impact and the Community Foundation will sponsor a webinar designed to explore core community issues and inspire participants to become active and engaged citizens. Questions: http://community.vcu.edu. Register for the Zoom link at the following URL.
For more information, contact Tito Luna at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://vcu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwvd-yuqz0jHtedZx0nerU5WgQWOBPvdM53.
Health Disparities Organization Interest Meeting
Wednesday, Sep. 23, 2020 at 6 p.m.
Health Disparities Organization is a student group striving to reduce disparities in health care access and quality by taking action and raising awareness. The focus of the interest meeting will be to learn about involvement in group activities and educating and helping the community. Register for the Zoom link at the following URL.
For more information, contact Health Disparities Organization at email@example.com or visit https://vcu.zoom.us/j/96512995105.
Brandcenter Virtual Informational Sessions
Wednesday, Sep. 23, 2020 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The Brandcenter at VCU will host five virtual informational sessions this semester for prospective students: Sept. 23, Oct. 13, Oct. 28, Nov. 10 and Nov. 18. Each session will take place at 7 p.m. on Zoom and 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.
For more information, contact Rachel Ensing at firstname.lastname@example.org or (804) 828-8384 or visit https://brandcenter.vcu.edu/admissions/visit-us/.
Ovarian and Uterine Cancers: What Every Woman Should Know
Thursday, Sep. 24, 2020 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
When it comes to gynecologic cancers, ovarian cancer is the most difficult to manage, and uterine cancer is the most common in the nation. Join Leslie Randall, M.D., director of gynecologic oncology at VCU Massey Cancer Center, as she discusses how advances in genetics have led to new targeted treatments for these cancers and more preventive options for women at high risk. This event is open to the public and will be streamed live from Massey's Facebook page.
For more information, contact Blake Belden at email@example.com.
VCU Police Offering Free U-locks at VCU Libraries
VCU student, faculty and staff cyclists can pick up free U-locks at two central locations. At James Branch Cabell Library, 901 Park Ave., cyclists can request a lock from the R.M.C. Events security officer at the entrance desk. At Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences, 509 N. 12th St., cyclists can check with the R.M.C. Events security officer, or the information desk, to inquire about locks. Supplies are limited. Bikes can be registered online through the VCU Police website.
For more information, contact VCU Police Crime Prevention Team at firstname.lastname@example.org or (804) 828-1209 or visit https://police.vcu.edu/services/bike-registration/.
Suit Yourself Closet Opens
VCU Career Services' Suit Yourself Closet is open Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9-11 a.m. by appointment only. Students can take up to four gently used, professional clothing items during each visit to help build a professional wardrobe. All clothing is free for students and does not need to be returned. Make an appointment on Handshake.
For more information, contact Ash Taylor-Beierl at email@example.com or (804) 828-6166 or visit https://careers.vcu.edu/resources/suit-yourself/.