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Learn the basic concepts of investing in a workshop presented by the Virginia Credit Union. Questions: https://ramstrong.vcu.edu/events/. Register in Talent@VCU or at the following URL. For more information, contact Cindi Phares at cphares@vcu.edu or (804) 828-1521 or visit https://bit.ly/3gVlBs1.

ChamberRVA, along with VCU, VCU Health and other sponsors, will host a summer series of virtual conversations inspired by the recent Brookings Institute report, “From Commitment to Action: How CEOs Can Advance Racial Equity in Their Regional Economies.” The conversations will kick off with Amy Liu, director of the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program and co-author of the report, to discuss the report’s key learnings and Richmond region data and opportunities. The second, "Shifting Mindsets and Internal Business Practices with the Brookings Institute and Opportunity Hub, will be 9:30-10:30 a.m. July 29. The final conversation, "Setting an Agenda and Measuring Progress Toward Inclusive Growth With the Greater Washington Partnership," will be 9:30-10:30 a.m. Aug. 12. Questions: Elizabeth Tulip at elizabeth.tulip@chamberrva.com. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Heidi A. Crapol, VCU Office of Institutional Equity, Effectiveness and Success, at hcrapol@vcu.edu or visit http://go.chamberrva.com/events/details/all-sessions-shared-values-conversations-5674.

Coming up

VCU's Office of Continuing and Professional Education will present this session as part of the 3rd Wednesdays FREE Community Series. Join program manager and school liaison Aurora Higgs for a brief review of how the history, flavors and proliferation of craft beer have informed local and global history. The session will also include updates on forthcoming craft beer programming at VCU. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact VCU Office of Continuing and Professional Education at ocpe@vcu.edu or (804) 828-1322 or visit https://ocpe.vcu.edu/community.

Learn more about VCU's Master of Decision Analytics Professional Track program at a webinar hosted by the School of Business. Alumni will speak about their experience in the program including the curriculum, program structure, the power of the cohort experience, networking benefits and career development. Program administration personnel will be available to answer questions. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Bill Miller at wjmille1@vcu.edu or visit https://business.vcu.edu/academics/analytics/master-of-decision-analytics-professional-track/#sob-events-1759442.

Have you considered volunteering for a research study? VCU's Office of Continuing and Professional Education will present this session as part of the 3rd Wednesdays FREE Community Series. Join VCU's Nyssa Towsley, MS, CIP, and Stacy West, MS, CASR, CIP, to learn more about what human research is, how the VCU Institutional Review Board helps to oversee research and keep participants safe and what you can do to be an informed research participant. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact VCU's Office of Continuing and Professional Education at ocpe@vcu.edu or (804) 828-1322 or visit https://ocpe.vcu.edu/community.

Notices

'How to Retire With VCU ORP'

Human Resources will present "Retiring With the VCU Optional Retirement Plan." These sessions are open to VCU faculty and VCU University and Academic Professionals, not VCU Health System employees. Questions: Email benefits@vcu.edu. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Alexis Cross at crossah@vcu.edu or (804) 827-1723 or visit https://vcu.csod.com/ui/lms-learning-details/app/event/c9921b6a-d526-48c3-ac2f-b5a913a231f0.

'How to Retire With VRS'

VCU Human Resources will present "How to Retire With the Virginia Retirement System" for university employees. These sessions are open to VCU employees only, not VCU Health System employees. Questions: Email benefits@vcu.edu. View upcoming sessions and register at the following URL. For more information, contact Alexis Cross at crossah@vcu.edu or (804) 827-1723 or visit https://vcu.csod.com/ui/lms-learning-details/app/event/cf698494-7201-467a-8b5b-c8739911e503.

Academic English Courses for International Graduate Students

VCU's English Language Program is offering two courses for international graduate students in Fall 2021: Oral Communication and Written Communication. The courses are designed to provide English language and academic support to graduate students currently enrolled in a degree program or other coursework at VCU. View the interest form at the following URL. For more information, contact Rachel Aziz at rcwiltshire@vcu.edu or (804) 828-2551 or visit https://forms.gle/vT6mLS5fc76uvk6f9.

Summer Edition of Policy Points Now Available

The summer edition of Policy Points, compiled by VCU's Integrity and Compliance Office, is now available at the following URL. The publication brings awareness to new, updated and retired university policies from the past quarter. Questions: Email policy@vcu.edu. For more information, contact Jason Block at blockj2@vcu.edu or visit https://policy.vcu.edu/universitywide-policies/policy-points/.

Virtual Reality Gaming for Back Pain

Are you currently experiencing low back pain, between the ages of 18-60 years old and interested in the possibility of nine weeks of nonsurgical experimental treatment? If you answered yes to all three you may qualify for our research. What? New, innovative and fun virtual reality games are designed to help people with chronic back pain move and feel better. Where? All appointments, testing and treatments are conducted at VCU. When? Participation in the study involves 24 one-hour appointments scheduled over a 57-week period. Who? The VIGOR Study team consists of professionals in the field who have been selectively chosen and extensively trained. Interested? Contact us at the following URL. You may be compensated for your time. Questions: http://www.movr.vcu.edu. For more information, contact Tiffany Amos at mcl@vcu.edu or (804) 628-2902 or visit https://redcap.vcu.edu/surveys/?s=DHT7NDE3J9.

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