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Write a thank-you note, make a poster, pose for a fun photo or film a short video message at Patterson Memorial Garden, between Hunton Student Center (1110 E. Broad St.) and Sanger Hall (1101 E. Marshall St.), to express appreciation for those who give money, time, expertise and connections to VCU. Cookies and lemonade while supplies last. For more information, contact Jenn Papenfuse at

Learn how to build a positive credit score and pull your own credit report at at this workshop, in the Alumni Association Board Room of the University Student Commons, 907 Floyd Ave. Bring your laptop. Money Mondays is brought to you by VCU TRIO Student Support Services, the Money Spot at VCU, and the Virginia Credit Union. For more information, contact TRIO Student Support Services at or (804) 828-9517 or visit

Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences, Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research and VCU Postdoctoral Association present “Introduction to Cryo-electron Microscopy,” a free workshop, with Kavita Iyer, Ph.D., in Room 2-010, Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences, 509 N. 12th St. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Stacey Wahl at or visit

RamTech is offering a free computer diagnostic to students, faculty and staff at Grad Fair at the Barnes & Noble at the MCV Campus. Diagnostics will also be offered from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 9 and 10 at the Grad Fair Barnes & Noble on the Monroe Park Campus. Owners will receive repair recommendations and a trade-in quote. For more information, contact Erinn Budd at or (804) 828-8324 or visit

The VCU Department of Music presents a faculty and guest artist recital featuring sopranos Sarah Kate Walston and Tara Stafford-Spyres in the Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall of the W.E. Singleton Center for Performing Arts, 922 Park Ave. For more information, contact Anne Marie Dumain at

This week

Karen Chartier, Ph.D., VCU's School of Social Work, will discuss "Asian Glow: College Students' Use of Strategies to Reduce the Visible Effects of Alcohol-Related Facial Flushing," in Virginia Room A. University Student Commons, 907 Floyd Ave. At the COBE Connect Lunch, she will share findings from a pilot study using Spit for Science data on the flushing reaction. Lunch will be provided. For more information, contact Marcie Walsh at or (804) 747-5997 or visit

VCU Environmental Health and Safety hosts dangerous goods training at George Ben Johnston Auditorium, 305 N. 12th St., for VCU and VCU Health employees who mark, label, pack or prepare/sign shipping documents dangerous goods. Handling dangerous goods without training or lapsed training is illegal and may subject the handler and University to fines. Register to attend at the following URL. For more information, contact Danny Munoz at or (804) 828-1279 or visit

VCU's Safety and Risk Management will conduct annual silica awareness training for all Facilities Management (FM) personnel in Room 8-036, Sanger Hall, 1101 E. Marshall St. Any FM employee who works with concrete, brick, mortar, rock, stone or ceramic products is required to attend, although training is open to all VCU employees. For more information, contact Christine Blakey at or (804) 827-0357 or visit

The Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence presents "Teaching Excellence Academy: Developing Technology Enhanced Active Learning Experiences" in Room 4100, Academic Learning Commons, 1000 Floyd Ave. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Tiffany Freitas at or visit

VCU Career Services and the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs present the Government and Public Service Career Fair in the Richmond Salons, University Student Commons, 907 Floyd Ave. Local, state, and federal government agency representatives are scheduled to attend. For more information, contact Lian Currie at or (804) 828-1645 or visit

Dr. Victor Yazbek presents "RiVE-CLL: A Path Toward CURES in Lymphoid Malignancies" in the Founders Conference Room, Virginia BioTechnology Research Park – BioTech One, 800 E. Leigh St. Chronic lymphocytic leukemia, the most common form of adult leukemia, remains largely incurable with current therapies. A clinical trial for a promising treatment will be discussed at the presentation, hosted by VCU's Office of Research and Innovation. For more information, contact Lydia Klinger at or (804) 628-2642 or visit

VCU's Pre-Physical Therapy Club and Kinesiology and Health Sciences will host an informational session featuring two VCU alumni who are practicing physical therapists, a faculty member from the VCU Doctorate of Physical Therapy program and the executive director of VCU's health science programs and advising, in Room 1107, Academic Learning Commons, 1000 Floyd Ave. For more information, contact Maybelle Singson at

"Another News Story," to be screened at the Institute for Contemporary Art, 601 W. Broad St., takes a fresh view of the European refugee crisis. The film chronicles a journey beset by physical deprivation and danger, bureaucratic and political obstacles and thousands of miles of uncertainty. For more information, contact Institute for Contemporary Art at or (804) 828-2823 or visit

VCU's Activities Programming Board presents actor, writer, poet and model Demetrius Harmon in the Commonwealth Ballrooms, University Student Commons, 907 Floyd Ave. Tickets can be obtained via Eventbrite by VCU students using a valid VCU email address. For more information, contact Nicholas Hooks at or (804) 402-5600 or visit

VCU's Jazz Orchestras I and II and faculty will perform in a three-set concert in Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall, W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts, 922 Park Ave. For more information, contact Antonio Garcia at or (804) 828-6776 or visit

The VCU Center on Health Disparities hosts "Living Proof Outreach: Supports for Mental Health Recovery in Richmond" presented by Certified Peer Recovery Specialist Calendria Jones Arroyo at the Jonah L. Larrick Student Center, 900 Turpin St. Lunch will be provided. RSVP at the following URL. For more information, contact Alisa Brewer at or visit

Coming up

VCU's Office of the Ombudsperson will hold its annual celebration of National Conflict Resolution Day at in the Court End Ballrooms, Jonah L. Larrick Student Center, 900 Turpin St. A special afternoon workshop session will be held. RSVP at the following URL. For more information, contact Jenn Arce at or (804) 828-6162 or visit

Bring your passion for STEM and join Dr. Elizabeth Edmondson online and in person at the School of Education "Master's of Teaching: Secondary Sciences and Math Information Session" in the Dean's Conference Room 2089, Oliver Hall, 1015 W. Main St. RSVP at the following URL. For more information, contact Jenna Lenhardt at or visit

Registration is open for a VCU School of Business three-day interactive project management workshop, in Room B3189, Snead Hall, School of Business, 301 W. Main St., which includes instructor-led reviews and realistic hands-on exercises. A 10 percent discount is available to VCU alumni and those who register before Nov. 10. For more information, contact Katybeth Lee at or (804) 828-3165 or visit

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