What’s happening: Jan. 30 events calendar

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State of the University Address

Thurs., Jan. 31

VCU President Michael Rao will give the State of the University Address in Room 303 of the James Branch Cabell Library. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. A live webstream of the speech will be available on vcu.edu and VCU’s Facebook page. RSVP at go.vcu.edu/sotu2019.

11 a.m., James Branch Cabell Library (901 Park Ave.) Free.

Opening Reception: “Surface Tension, Surface Tenses”

Fri., Feb. 1

A new exhibit from photographic artists Daniel Everett and Leah Beeferman is opening at The Anderson. “Surface Tension, Surface Tenses” explores additive disruptions in photographic images.

6-9 p.m., The Anderson (907 1/2 W. Franklin St.) Free.

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Violence Awareness Day Food Drive

Thurs., Jan. 31

Join Alpha Kappa Delta Phi for a food drive to support of women escaping violence. The group is collecting canned food, cereal boxes and non-perishable snacks to donate towards YWCA Richmond, a group focused on helping women, children and families in Richmond.

11 a.m.-2 p.m., University Student Commons (907 Floyd Ave.) Free.

Fri., Feb. 1

Black History Month Kick-Off Event

To start off Black History Month, join members of the Black History Month Planning Committee for an event featuring music, food and tabling from groups. There will be several other events throughout February, and information can be found at omsa.vcu.edu.

5-7 p.m., Rams Lounge, University Student Commons (907 Floyd Ave.) Free.

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Stalking and Relationship Breakups

Wed., Jan. 30

Join VCU’s Wellness Resource Center for an information session defining the boundaries between a difficult relationship breakup and stalking.

3-5 p.m., Virginia Room B, University Student Commons (907 Floyd  Ave.) Free.

Hidden Histories of Medicine, Slavery and Resistance

Wed., Jan. 30

Yale University historian Carolyn Roberts will speak about the ways African-American medical practitioners used medicine to heal their communities during slavery. This event is presented by Science Pub RVA in partnership with VCU’s Science, Technology and Society Program.

6:30-7:30 p.m., The Speakeasy (526 N. 2nd St.) Suggested ticket price of $7, 21+

Study Abroad Spring Fair

Tues., Feb. 5

Find a study abroad program for summer or fall 2019. Students will be able to speak with study abroad staff, returnee students and faculty program leaders. Ten students will win a $500 study abroad award.

11 a.m.-2 p.m., Shafer Court Dining Center (810 Cathedral Place) Free.

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