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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 walk-through of the organizational and productivity tools Gmail has to offer. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Dr. Gee at or visit

Discuss examples of strong, successful personal statements in a workshop hosted by the VCU Writing Center. Learn how to use tools to write your best statement. The Zoom link is hosted on the center's events page at the following URL. For more information, contact Trey Burnart Hall at or visit

VCU's Focused Inquiry Learning Lounge will hold a virtual workshop to help summer students organize their schedules and make the best of each day. Participants will learn to prioritize and gain more control of time and energy. Discover what works best. Questions: Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Hannah Franz at or visit

The VCU Office of Continuing and Professional Education will present its first session as part of this year's 3rd Wednesdays FREE Community Series. Join Catherine MacDonald with VCU Gerontology to talk about how social connectedness and social isolation can impact health — physically, mentally, emotionally, and cognitively — no matter what age. Learn about the science behind these health effects, how to strengthen social health and help others. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact VCU Office of Continuing and Professional Education at or (804) 828-1322 or visit

Have you been awarded Federal Work-Study as part of your financial aid package, but don't know how to get started? Join VCU Career Services and VCU Financial Aid in this virtual workshop covering the Federal Work-Study program at VCU. This session will outline the Federal Work-Study program, explain how it works and demonstrate how students can get started finding a Federal Work-Study job for the upcoming academic year. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Monique Sample at or visit

Nina Exner, Ph.D., research data librarian, will discuss strategies for incorporating rigor and reproducibility into clinical and translational research with a focus on transparent documentation and reporting. The lunch research seminar will be hosted by VCU's C. Kenneth and Dianne Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research. Questions: Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Pam Dillon, Pharm.D., research liaison, at or (804) 828-1519 or visit

Whether you're using Google Sheets for the first time or just want to see what new, innovative functionality Google has added, join Collaboration Services for this hands-on workshop. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Dr. Gee at or visit


Welcome to Canvas at VCU

The migration to the Canvas Learning Management System is now complete. Blackboard is no longer available. Log in to Canvas with your VCU eID at For for more information, training opportunities and resources, visit the VCU Canvas Knowledge Base at For more information, contact Learning Systems at or visit

Call for Nominations: School of Medicine Teaching Excellence Awards

VCU's School of Medicine is accepting nominations for the School of Medicine Teaching Excellence Awards. Recipients will be selected for four awards: The Enrique Gerszten M.D. Faculty Teaching Excellence Award, Irby James Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching, Distinguished Mentor Award and the Educational Innovation/Educational Research Award. The deadline for nomination packages is June 28. For more information, contact Deborah Stewart at or (804) 828-6591 or visit

Participate in a Survey Study on Behavior Change Counseling

Are you a health-care clinician who practices in Virginia? If so, then you are likely eligible to participate in a survey study conducted by faculty at Virginia Commonwealth University. We are interested in how health-care professionals have learned behavioral health counseling, specifically motivational interviewing. Those who complete the 20-minute survey will be entered into a bi-monthly gift-card drawing. Click on the following link to participate. For more information, contact Rashelle Hayes at or (804) 628-6752 or visit

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