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Special Announcement

University Events Impacted Due to COVID-19

The majority of events and activities featured in the TelegRAM may be affected as the university follows precautions to avoid the spread of COVID-19. Please confirm with organizers before traveling to events. The university's COVID-19 site, now located at, is the source for the latest VCU updates.

This week

The National Scholarship Office of VCU will host an online informational session for students interested in learning about national and international scholarships and the ways in which the NSO can help students discover and apply for them. The session is geared toward first- and second-year students, as well as transfer students who are new to VCU. Register and find the Zoom link to join the session at the following URL. For more information, contact Meredith Sisson at or (804) 828-6868 or visit

Join VCU's National Scholarship Office online for one of several informational sessions about the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, a fully funded opportunity to spend a year in one of 140-plus countries around the world conducting research, working on a creative project, pursuing postgraduate study or teaching English. Register and find the Zoom link at the following URL. The event, sponsored by the School of Social Work, is open to all. For more information, contact Meredith Sisson at or (804) 828-6868 or visit

LinkedIn Learning will host a webinar for students on creating a strong profile on LinkedIn, how LinkedIn Learning can help the career search and demonstrations of platform features. Questions will be addressed throughout the webinar. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Rochelle Clarke at or (804) 827-7768 or visit

Reuban Rodriguez, Ph.D., associate vice provost and dean of students, will host a chat via Zoom for all students interested in talking about student life at VCU. Students are welcome to pose questions and talk about ideas for the future. Email the following address to receive the Zoom link. For more information, contact Reuban Rodriguez, Ph.D., at

Coming up

The VCU Institutional Review Board will continue offering open IRB consulting hours, sponsored by the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs. IRB staff will be available for virtual drop-in consultations with faculty, students and staff from any school or department at VCU. Join the Zoom meeting on April 6 anytime between 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Visit the IRB Blog at the following URL for instructions on accessing the Zoom meeting. For more information, contact Nyssa Towsley at or visit

Monty Alger, Ph.D., professor in chemical engineering at Penn State University, will give the VCU School of Engineering's Henry A. McGee lecture online. Alger, who has more than 30 years of experience in the chemicals and energy industries, serves on the Shenhua National Institute of Clean and Low Carbon Energy Technical Advisory Board and is a trustee of the United Engineering Foundation. His topic will be "Moving From Linear to Exponential Innovation." View the lecture at the following URL. For more information, contact Desiney Lowery at or (804) 828-7789 or visit


New Free Two-Month License for Adobe Creative Cloud

On behalf of VCU School of the Arts, Technology Services and the VCU Libraries, a new, limited two-month license for Adobe Creative Cloud is now available to all VCU students for free. This new license can be installed on multiple personal devices and allows access to all Creative Cloud applications. More information is available at Students can retrieve their licenses directly at the following URL. For more information, contact Lucy Halunko at or visit

MCV Campus Construction: Traffic Impact Updates

Construction and utility work at and around the VCU Health Outpatient Pavilion and Inpatient Children's Hospital sites will affect traffic patterns on the MCV Campus. For current information and updates, visit the URL below. For more information, contact Carrie Carroll at or visit

RamTech Is Closed

RamTech is now closed. For questions regarding fixIT repairs, email For any other questions, email Also, follow @ramtechvcu on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates. For more information, contact Erinn Budd at or visit

Virtual Smoking Cessation Appointments

Thinking about quitting or cutting back the use of tobacco products or e-cigarettes/vapes? The Health Promotion and Well-Being Center is offering virtual one-on-one smoking cessation appointments for students. For more information, contact Kendyll Graham at or visit

Graduating Seniors Invited to Virtual Grad Fair

Balfour is hosting a virtual grad fair for seniors. Visit the following URL to purchase a cap and gown, class ring, announcements, diploma frame and more before graduation. Also, connect with alumni and take advantage of virtual networking and webinars at For more information, contact Christy Rabil at or visit

Candidate Open Forum Videos, Feedback Forms Available for Dean, Wilder School

Open forum videos and candidate feedback forms are now available for the dean, L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs search. Videos and feedback forms will be available to the university community at the following URL until 5 p.m. April 1. For more information, contact Jenn Arce at or visit

The Workshop Teaches How To Use Creative Collaboration Tech Tools

VCU Libraries’ Innovative Media department and its Workshop offer a series of webinars focused on collaborative technology tools that aid teachers and students with online coursework. The free webinars, which focus on free tech tools available to VCU community members, will be held on Wednesdays at 3 p.m. starting April 1. Find details at the following URL. For more information, contact Sue Robinson at or visit

Remote Peer Support for Focused Inquiry Students

Need help with UNIV 111, 112 or 200 but don't know which questions to ask? Have a question you'd rather ask a fellow student than your professor? Have a last-minute question and it's too close to the deadline to email your professor or UTA? Email a Focused Inquiry Learning Lounge peer mentor at the following email address with questions about UNIV 111, 112, or 200. For more information, contact Hannah Franz at or visit

Health in Emerging Adults and Racism in Richmond

VCU School of Medicine is looking for black women ages 18-25 with a BMI between 25-45 kg/milligrams squared in the Richmond area who want to take part in a study designed to capture experiences of racial discrimination. HER Squared is a research study designed to provide the opportunity to reflect on various experiences with racism and how you deal with the experiences. Compensation is available for eligible participants. For more information, contact Kristal Brown at or (804) 628-4644 or visit

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