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The Department of Biostatistics holds a seminar, "Sensitivity Analyses for Informative Censoring in Survival Data: A Trial Example," featuring Yanning Liu, Ph.D., associate fellow and director of biostatistics, Indivior Inc., in One Capitol Square, Third Floor, Room 305. For more information, contact Dipankar Bandyopadhyay at or (804) 827-2058 or visit

This week

One in Christ Fellowship presents its first official yard sale on the Commons Plaza. Various used-to-new items will be available for sale to the VCU community. For more information, contact YoungShin Chun at .

The Department of Music presents a VCU Symphony concert in the W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts, Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall. The concert will feature music from "Jurassic Park," "Raiders of the Lost Ark," "The Sound of Music" and "West Side Story," with additional works by Berlioz and Weber. General admission is $10 and the concert is free for VCU students with a valid ID. To purchase tickets, visit the website below. For more information, contact Anne Marie Dumain at or (804) 828-1166 or visit

Coming up

The Humanities Research Center welcomes Diane Apostolos-Cappadona, Ph.D., Georgetown University, lecturing on "Fruit of Pleasure, Source of Sustenance, Object of Shame: The Naked Breasts of Eve and of Mary" in the University Student Commons, Richmond Salons I-II. This is part of the Humanities Research Center's fall speaker series. Admission is free and all are welcome. For more information, contact Richard Godbeer at or visit

The Institute for Structural Biology, Drug Discovery and Development presents "Roles of Mucins in Respiratory Tract Inflammation" as part of its 2017 fall seminar series in BioTech One, Robert Ball Conference Room. Kwang Chul Kim, Ph.D., professor and director, College of Medicine, University of Arizona, will facilitate. For more information, contact Umesh Desai at or (804) 828-7328 or visit

Human Resources and Recreational Sports invite faculty and staff to a session at the Cary Street Gym for participants to learn to recognize the importance of being active and healthy, understand how physical activity affects their outlook on life and learn resources and tools to help with a wellness plan. This class counts towards the RamStrong Wellness Challenge. To register, visit the website below. For more information, contact Debbie Fitzgerald at or visit

VCU Rec Sports and the Rec Sports Student Development Committee host a golf tournament for students, faculty, staff and guests at Belmont Golf Course, 1600 Hilliard Rd. The cost for registration includes golf, lunch and giveaways. All proceeds go to student scholarships for NIRSA. Registration ends on Wednesday, Sept. 27. For more information, contact Robert Fankhauser at or visit


Great Place: HR Redesign FAQ: What's a career community?

Career communities are how employees who are doing similar work or who have similar career interests across the university connect regularly to network, share information and determine best practices. Career communities are one of the ways around which career development opportunities will be provided in the new HR plan. To submit a question, use the contact information below. For more information, contact HR Redesign at or visit

2017 LGBTQ Burnside Watstein Awards: Nominations Due by Sept. 22

The Burnside Watstein Award recognizes one or more individuals who enrich the sense of community at Virginia Commonwealth University, and in particular, make a significant difference in the lives of LGBTQIA+ faculty, staff and students. The nomination deadline is extended to Friday, Sept. 22. To submit your nomination, visit the website below. The 2017 Burnside Watstein Award Ceremony will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 3, at 3 p.m. in James Branch Cabell Library. For more information, contact Camilla Hill at or (804) 828-6672 or visit

Student Code of Conduct Awareness Week

The Office of Student Conduct and Academic Integrity hosts Student Code of Conduct Awareness Week from Sept. 25-29. Daily events are planned for students, faculty and staff. To read the Student Code of Conduct, visit the website below. For more information, contact Karen Belanger at or (804) 828-1963 or visit

VCU Rec Sports Advisory Committee

VCU Rec Sports seeks students and members to join the Recreational Sports Advisory Committee to give feedback. This committee's purpose is to provide feedback on policy revisions, proposed facility changes/additions and other matters important to the membership. If interested in joining, use the contact information below. For more information, contact Anne Brown at

Chair Yoga Classes for Employees

Recreational Sports and Human Resources offers free chair yoga classes this semester as part of the VCU RamStrong Challenge. Employees can register for one or all sessions. For more information, contact Debbie Fitzgerald at or visit

Cabell Screen Contest Seeks Animated Submissions for $500 Prize

VCU Libraries seeks short videos or animations designed to showcase and promote the annual Friends of VCU Libraries Book Sale. The annual book sale raises money for library programs and student-run community service projects. The one selected animation will run on the Cabell Screen during the last week in October and the artist will receive a $500 prize. Students, faculty, alumni and staff are invited to submit. For more information, contact Sue Robinson at or visit

Policy Open for Public Comment: Intellectual Property

A revised Intellectual Property policy is now open for university comment through Friday, Sept. 29. The draft policy can be found at For more information, contact Sue Robb, senior associate vice president for research administration and compliance at or visit

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