Events Calendar

Upcoming Events

  • 01/23/2020 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Major Williams 434 German Program Information Meeting This meeting is for undergraduates interested in learning more about the German program at Virginia Tech. Information will be provided regarding the German major and minor, courses this semester, study abroad and internship abroad opportunities, and activities such as the German Culture Club, Teach for Jamie, and Kaffeeklatsch. German professor and advanced students will be available to answer your questions.
  • 01/24/2020 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM Room 005, Liberal Arts and Human Science Building Madness at the Margins: Literature and Justice in Latin America
  • 01/24/2020 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre Honor Band Band-A-Rama Join the Virginia Tech bands for a great evening of music as they perform for members of the Honor Band. Free and open to the public.
  • 01/26/2020 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre Honor Band Concert Join the Honor Band for a concert showcasing their accomplishments from their Honor Band weekend at Virginia Tech.
  • 01/29/2020 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM Newman Library Multipurpose Room Memory, Representation, and Everyday Life in Post-Uprising Egypt Opening reception and Artist's talk by Ghassan Nakad All events are free and open to the public. Photo Books for sale. All proceeds donated to Doctors Without Borders
  • 01/30/2020 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Newman Library Multipurpose Room "Face to Face: Life in Post-Uprising Egypt" Photography exhibit by Ghassan Nakad Born in Beirut, Ghassan Nakad has worked as a Middle East correspondent for the French news agency Gamma. In a subsequent career as a financial analyst and management consultant for an international development company, he traveled to nearly 60 countries, always with camera in hand, and lived and worked in Cairo during the 2011 uprising. Ghassan's recently published book Face-to-Face features portraits and life scenes from 27 countries. He holds graduate degrees from New York and Columbia Universities.
  • 01/30/2020 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM SQUIRES 309 A Talk On Translation Please join us.....Mark Weiss, a poet and acclaimed translator of Latin American Poetry will be on campus Jan 30, 2020 4:00-5:00 at Squires Student Center Room 309 Followed by a reading of Poetry 6:30-7:30 at MAJWM 334
  • 01/30/2020 5:00 PM - 6:15 PM Newman Library Multipurpose Room "Manufacturing Historical Memory: Transitional Justice, Memorials and the 2011 Egyptian Uprising"Lecture by Judy Barsalou Judy Barsalou is a political scientist and Middle East specialist who has served as the Ford Foundation's Regional Representative for the Middle East and North Africa, as Vice President of the Grants and Fellowships Program of the US Institute of Peace, and as President of the El-Hibri Charitable Foundation. Her research has focused on the role of memorials in social reconstruction, the challenges of teaching history in societies emerging from conflict, and trauma and transitional justice, among other topics. She lived and worked in Cairo during the 2011 uprising and holds a Ph.D. from Columbia University.
  • 01/31/2020 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Newman Library Multipurpose Room "Face to Face: Life in Post-Uprising Egypt" Photography exhibit by Ghassan Nakad Born in Beirut, Ghassan Nakad has worked as a Middle East correspondent for the French news agency Gamma. In a subsequent career as a financial analyst and management consultant for an international development company, he traveled to nearly 60 countries, always with camera in hand, and lived and worked in Cairo during the 2011 uprising. Ghassan's recently published book Face-to-Face features portraits and life scenes from 27 countries. He holds graduate degrees from New York and Columbia Universities.
  • 02/04/2020 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Squires Recital Salon Visiting Artist Masterclass with Jonathan Biss, pianist Pianist Jonathan Biss conducts a masterclass. Free and open to the public.
  • 02/05/2020 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM 223 Engel Hall PPE Speaker Series: Erik Kimbrough Erik Kimbrough (Chapman University) will give a talk on the topic "How Norms Shape Ideology." All faculty and students are invited to attend.
  • 02/05/2020 7:30 PM - 8:45 PM Theatre 101 T101 Workshop Theatre: 'Macbeth, the Murderer' "Macbeth, the Murderer" revives the grand tragedy of Shakespeare's "Macbeth" by repeating familiar lines/themes with adapted context, uncovering the societal and psychological pressures Black men face that might motivate them to murder. Inspired by Richard Wright's "Native Son," music and references reminiscent of civil rights and Black arts movements across location and time period will underscore the story of Bigger-Macbeth, a repressed and misunderstood old soul. "Macbeth, the Murderer" is a devised play conceived by Devair Jeffries, Talisha Mack, and Rodney McKeithan, presented as a part of the T101 Workshop Series. This play contains adult language and content.
  • 02/06/2020 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Major Williams Hall, room 225 PPE Reading Group The PPE Reading Group meets every other Thursday during the semester to read and discuss Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo's book, "Good Economics for Hard Times" (2019). Together with Michael Kremer, Banerjee and Duflo won the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2019 for their work on global poverty alleviation. On April 1, 2020, Professor Duflo will deliver the 2020 PPE Distinguished Public Lecture at Virginia Tech. Complimentary books, pizza, and drinks will be provided to the PPE Reading Group. For more information and to join the group - you do not have to be affiliated with PPE to join - please contact Gil Hersch.
  • 02/06/2020 7:30 PM - 8:45 PM Theatre 101 T101 Workshop Theatre: 'Macbeth, the Murderer' "Macbeth, the Murderer" revives the grand tragedy of Shakespeare's "Macbeth" by repeating familiar lines/themes with adapted context, uncovering the societal and psychological pressures Black men face that might motivate them to murder. Inspired by Richard Wright's "Native Son," music and references reminiscent of civil rights and Black arts movements across location and time period will underscore the story of Bigger-Macbeth, a repressed and misunderstood old soul. "Macbeth, the Murderer" is a devised play conceived by Devair Jeffries, Talisha Mack, and Rodney McKeithan, presented as a part of the T101 Workshop Series. This play contains adult language and content.
  • 02/06/2020 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Squires Recital Salon Millar Piano Duo The Millar Piano Duo performs a two-piano program.
  • 02/07/2020 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM Theatre 101 T101 Workshop Theatre: 'Macbeth, the Murderer' "Macbeth, the Murderer" revives the grand tragedy of Shakespeare's "Macbeth" by repeating familiar lines/themes with adapted context, uncovering the societal and psychological pressures Black men face that might motivate them to murder. Inspired by Richard Wright's "Native Son," music and references reminiscent of civil rights and Black arts movements across location and time period will underscore the story of Bigger-Macbeth, a repressed and misunderstood old soul. "Macbeth, the Murderer" is a devised play conceived by Devair Jeffries, Talisha Mack, and Rodney McKeithan, presented as a part of the T101 Workshop Series. This play contains adult language and content.
  • 02/07/2020 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Major Williams atrium (ground level, quad side) Kaffeeklatsch Join the German program for its once-a-month Kaffeeklatsch. Come for the entire hour or only for a few minutes to take a break from studying or working and to have some cookies and chat - in German - with friends, fellow students, and professors.
  • 02/07/2020 7:30 PM - 11:59 PM Squires Recital Salon Joseph Hart, piano Joseph Hart performs a senior piano recital.
  • 02/10/2020 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM Squires Recital Salon Music on Mondays: Yevgeny Dokshansky, clarinet | Hsiang Tu, piano Music faculty members Yevgeny Dokshansky, clarinet and Hsiang Tu, piano perform an evening recital.
  • 02/11/2020 2:00 PM - 11:59 PM Squires Recital Salon Visiting Artist Convocation: Robert Young, saxophone | Molly Orlando, piano Visiting artists Robert Young, saxophone and Molly Orlando, piano, perform an afternoon convocation recital.
  • 02/18/2020 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Squires Studio Theatre Mainstage Theatre: 'The Wolves' by Sarah DeLappe An engaging, funny, and sometimes painful meditation on society, sex, and soccer. From the relative safety of their suburban practice field, the members of a high school girls' soccer team navigate big questions and wage everyday battles with the focus of a pack of adolescent warriors. A portrait of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for nine American girls who just want to score some goals. "The Wolves" is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., a Concord Theatricals Company.
  • 02/19/2020 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Squires Studio Theatre Mainstage Theatre: 'The Wolves' by Sarah DeLappe An engaging, funny, and sometimes painful meditation on society, sex, and soccer. From the relative safety of their suburban practice field, the members of a high school girls' soccer team navigate big questions and wage everyday battles with the focus of a pack of adolescent warriors. A portrait of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for nine American girls who just want to score some goals. "The Wolves" is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., a Concord Theatricals Company.
  • 02/20/2020 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Major Williams Hall, room 225 PPE Reading Group The PPE Reading Group meets every other Thursday during the semester to read and discuss Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo's book, "Good Economics for Hard Times" (2019). Together with Michael Kremer, Banerjee and Duflo won the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2019 for their work on global poverty alleviation. On April 1, 2020, Professor Duflo will deliver the 2020 PPE Distinguished Public Lecture at Virginia Tech. Complimentary books, pizza, and drinks will be provided to the PPE Reading Group. For more information and to join the group - you do not have to be affiliated with PPE to join - please contact Gil Hersch.
  • 02/20/2020 4:00 PM - 11:59 PM Blacksburg Public Library, 200 Miller St. Art, Community, Ecology, and Health: Todd London Todd London, an essayist, novelist, arts journalist, and theatre historian, will speak on the contemporary theatre scene from a national perspective on local initiatives and how the institutions and the artists of this story-telling art form lie at the heart of good social health. The event is a part of the School of Performing Arts' Colloquium Series, "Art, Community, Ecology, and Health," a series of talks/workshops by nationally recognized artists and thought leaders on the power and practice of art and culture as essential elements of healthy communities. These public presentations are meant to lead to open dialogue on the practical values of art as a core element for building strong communities.
  • 02/20/2020 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Squires Studio Theatre Mainstage Theatre: 'The Wolves' by Sarah DeLappe An engaging, funny, and sometimes painful meditation on society, sex, and soccer. From the relative safety of their suburban practice field, the members of a high school girls' soccer team navigate big questions and wage everyday battles with the focus of a pack of adolescent warriors. A portrait of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for nine American girls who just want to score some goals. "The Wolves" is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., a Concord Theatricals Company.
  • 02/21/2020 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Squires Studio Theatre Mainstage Theatre: 'The Wolves' by Sarah DeLappe An engaging, funny, and sometimes painful meditation on society, sex, and soccer. From the relative safety of their suburban practice field, the members of a high school girls' soccer team navigate big questions and wage everyday battles with the focus of a pack of adolescent warriors. A portrait of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for nine American girls who just want to score some goals. "The Wolves" is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., a Concord Theatricals Company.
  • 02/22/2020 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Squires Studio Theatre Mainstage Theatre: 'The Wolves' by Sarah DeLappe An engaging, funny, and sometimes painful meditation on society, sex, and soccer. From the relative safety of their suburban practice field, the members of a high school girls' soccer team navigate big questions and wage everyday battles with the focus of a pack of adolescent warriors. A portrait of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for nine American girls who just want to score some goals. "The Wolves" is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., a Concord Theatricals Company.
  • 02/22/2020 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Squires Studio Theatre Mainstage Theatre: 'The Wolves' by Sarah DeLappe An engaging, funny, and sometimes painful meditation on society, sex, and soccer. From the relative safety of their suburban practice field, the members of a high school girls' soccer team navigate big questions and wage everyday battles with the focus of a pack of adolescent warriors. A portrait of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for nine American girls who just want to score some goals. "The Wolves" is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., a Concord Theatricals Company.
  • 02/24/2020 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Squires Studio Theatre Mainstage Theatre: 'The Wolves' by Sarah DeLappe An engaging, funny, and sometimes painful meditation on society, sex, and soccer. From the relative safety of their suburban practice field, the members of a high school girls' soccer team navigate big questions and wage everyday battles with the focus of a pack of adolescent warriors. A portrait of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for nine American girls who just want to score some goals. "The Wolves" is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., a Concord Theatricals Company.
  • 02/24/2020 8:00 PM - 11:59 PM Squires Recital Salon Music on Mondays: Peter Steiner, trombone | Constanze Hochwartner, piano Italian trombonist Peter Steiner's playing has been described as "beautifully controlled with a vocal sound" and he is recognized around the world as "a new trombone star within his generation," "playing with total control." At the age of 23, Steiner was appointed Trombonist of the Vienna State Opera and Vienna Philharmonic for the 2016-2017 season. Steiner has since performed as guest trombonist with the Munich Philharmonic, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Steiner is a Performing Artist for the Thein Instrument Company and performs on his signature model "Bel Canto." Constanze Hochwartner received her first piano lessons at the young age of three, before being accepted into a class for gifted students in 2005 at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz, Austria. After graduating from high school, she switched her focus from piano to organ and started her studies in concert performance for organ with Univ. Prof. Ulrich Walther. Simultaneously, she studied instrumental and vocal pedagogy with an additional focus on piano and graduated in the Fall of 2017. In October 2017 she started her Master"s degree studying with Karin Tafeit (organ) at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz. In 2017, the two musicans began collaborating and formed the Duo Steiner-Hochwartner, performing internationally.
  • 02/25/2020 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Squires Studio Theatre Mainstage Theatre: 'The Wolves' by Sarah DeLappe An engaging, funny, and sometimes painful meditation on society, sex, and soccer. From the relative safety of their suburban practice field, the members of a high school girls' soccer team navigate big questions and wage everyday battles with the focus of a pack of adolescent warriors. A portrait of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for nine American girls who just want to score some goals. "The Wolves" is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., a Concord Theatricals Company.
  • 02/27/2020 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Squires Recital Salon Kyle Hutchins, saxophone | Elizabeth Lantz Crone, flute | Sarah Rushing, piano Music faculty members Kyle Hutchins, saxophone, Elizabeth Lantz Crone, flute, and Sarah Rushing, piano perform a free evening recital.
  • 02/28/2020 7:30 PM - 11:59 PM Lyric Theatre VT Jazz Ensembles The Virginia Tech Jazz Ensembles perform an evening concert at the historic Lyric Theatre.
  • 02/29/2020 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM TBD PPE Discussion Colloquium The PPE Program will host a daylong discussion colloquium for undergraduate students that will be led by Professor Christopher Freiman (William & Mary)
  • 03/01/2020 3:00 PM - 11:59 PM Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre VT Wind Ensemble | Symphony Band The Virginia Tech Wind Ensemble and Symphony Band perform an afternoon concert.
  • 03/05/2020 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Major Williams Hall, room 225 PPE Reading Group The PPE Reading Group meets every other Thursday during the semester to read and discuss Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo's book, "Good Economics for Hard Times" (2019). Together with Michael Kremer, Banerjee and Duflo won the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2019 for their work on global poverty alleviation. On April 1, 2020, Professor Duflo will deliver the 2020 PPE Distinguished Public Lecture at Virginia Tech. Complimentary books, pizza, and drinks will be provided to the PPE Reading Group. For more information and to join the group - you do not have to be affiliated with PPE to join - please contact Gil Hersch.
  • 03/05/2020 5:30 PM - 11:59 PM Newman Library, Multi-Purpose Room 'From the Page to the Stage: Making History Sing' A conversation with playwright Catherine Bush Catherine Bush is the playwright-in-residence at Barter Theatre in Abingdon, Virginia. A professional playwright who has lived and worked in both New York City and in Appalachia, Ms. Bush will speak to the opportunities and challenges of creating work in these very different settings and share reflections on her own creative process. Bush's approach to playwriting incorporates significant research, drawing on both primary and secondary sources to elucidate a time, place, and its people. One of her recent works is a musical about the ratification of the nineteenth amendment called Winter Wheat. The show premiered at Barter Theatre in 2016 and will be revived there this summer to commemorate the centenary of the ratification of the amendment that gave women the right to vote. Generous support for this talk has been provided by the Office of the Provost's Women & Minority Artist and Scholars Lecture Series and the School of Performing Arts.
  • 03/06/2020 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Wallace Gallery, 108b Wallace Hall Reform, Women, and Fashion: Changes in Women's Daywear from 1840-1920 This exhibit will feature dress items that illustrate changes in fashion that point towards women's liberation, by featuring active/sporting attire, such as a late 19th century riding habit, a 1920s swimsuit, a pair of field hockey bloomers, and a Chanel-style sportswear ensemble. In addition to these practical, less-restrictive styles, several daywear ensembles from the mid to late 1800s and evening wear ensembles from 1900 to 1920 will be featured to serve as points of comparison and to illustrate that the trend toward relaxation in women's dress, which was most applicable to daywear.
  • 03/06/2020 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Major Williams atrium (ground level, quad side) Kaffeeklatsch Join the German program for its once-a-month Kaffeeklatsch. Come for the entire hour or only for a few minutes to take a break from studying or working and to have some cookies and chat - in German - with friends, fellow students, and professors.
  • 03/09/2020 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Wallace Gallery, 108b Wallace Hall Reform, Women, and Fashion: Changes in Women's Daywear from 1840-1920 This exhibit will feature dress items that illustrate changes in fashion that point towards women's liberation, by featuring active/sporting attire, such as a late 19th century riding habit, a 1920s swimsuit, a pair of field hockey bloomers, and a Chanel-style sportswear ensemble. In addition to these practical, less-restrictive styles, several daywear ensembles from the mid to late 1800s and evening wear ensembles from 1900 to 1920 will be featured to serve as points of comparison and to illustrate that the trend toward relaxation in women's dress, which was most applicable to daywear.
  • 03/10/2020 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Wallace Gallery, 108b Wallace Hall Reform, Women, and Fashion: Changes in Women's Daywear from 1840-1920 This exhibit will feature dress items that illustrate changes in fashion that point towards women's liberation, by featuring active/sporting attire, such as a late 19th century riding habit, a 1920s swimsuit, a pair of field hockey bloomers, and a Chanel-style sportswear ensemble. In addition to these practical, less-restrictive styles, several daywear ensembles from the mid to late 1800s and evening wear ensembles from 1900 to 1920 will be featured to serve as points of comparison and to illustrate that the trend toward relaxation in women's dress, which was most applicable to daywear.
  • 03/11/2020 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Wallace Gallery, 108b Wallace Hall Reform, Women, and Fashion: Changes in Women's Daywear from 1840-1920 This exhibit will feature dress items that illustrate changes in fashion that point towards women's liberation, by featuring active/sporting attire, such as a late 19th century riding habit, a 1920s swimsuit, a pair of field hockey bloomers, and a Chanel-style sportswear ensemble. In addition to these practical, less-restrictive styles, several daywear ensembles from the mid to late 1800s and evening wear ensembles from 1900 to 1920 will be featured to serve as points of comparison and to illustrate that the trend toward relaxation in women's dress, which was most applicable to daywear.
  • 03/12/2020 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Wallace Gallery, 108b Wallace Hall Reform, Women, and Fashion: Changes in Women's Daywear from 1840-1920 This exhibit will feature dress items that illustrate changes in fashion that point towards women's liberation, by featuring active/sporting attire, such as a late 19th century riding habit, a 1920s swimsuit, a pair of field hockey bloomers, and a Chanel-style sportswear ensemble. In addition to these practical, less-restrictive styles, several daywear ensembles from the mid to late 1800s and evening wear ensembles from 1900 to 1920 will be featured to serve as points of comparison and to illustrate that the trend toward relaxation in women's dress, which was most applicable to daywear.
  • 03/13/2020 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Wallace Gallery, 108b Wallace Hall Reform, Women, and Fashion: Changes in Women's Daywear from 1840-1920 This exhibit will feature dress items that illustrate changes in fashion that point towards women's liberation, by featuring active/sporting attire, such as a late 19th century riding habit, a 1920s swimsuit, a pair of field hockey bloomers, and a Chanel-style sportswear ensemble. In addition to these practical, less-restrictive styles, several daywear ensembles from the mid to late 1800s and evening wear ensembles from 1900 to 1920 will be featured to serve as points of comparison and to illustrate that the trend toward relaxation in women's dress, which was most applicable to daywear.
  • 03/16/2020 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Wallace Gallery, 108b Wallace Hall Reform, Women, and Fashion: Changes in Women's Daywear from 1840-1920 This exhibit will feature dress items that illustrate changes in fashion that point towards women's liberation, by featuring active/sporting attire, such as a late 19th century riding habit, a 1920s swimsuit, a pair of field hockey bloomers, and a Chanel-style sportswear ensemble. In addition to these practical, less-restrictive styles, several daywear ensembles from the mid to late 1800s and evening wear ensembles from 1900 to 1920 will be featured to serve as points of comparison and to illustrate that the trend toward relaxation in women's dress, which was most applicable to daywear.
  • 03/17/2020 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Wallace Gallery, 108b Wallace Hall Reform, Women, and Fashion: Changes in Women's Daywear from 1840-1920 This exhibit will feature dress items that illustrate changes in fashion that point towards women's liberation, by featuring active/sporting attire, such as a late 19th century riding habit, a 1920s swimsuit, a pair of field hockey bloomers, and a Chanel-style sportswear ensemble. In addition to these practical, less-restrictive styles, several daywear ensembles from the mid to late 1800s and evening wear ensembles from 1900 to 1920 will be featured to serve as points of comparison and to illustrate that the trend toward relaxation in women's dress, which was most applicable to daywear.
  • 03/17/2020 7:30 PM - 11:59 PM Cube, Moss Arts Center Fifth Bridge: electro-acoustic trumpet quintet Fifth Bridge is an electro-acoustic trumpet quintet committed to the creation and performance of new music through digital processing and amplification.
  • 03/18/2020 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Wallace Gallery, 108b Wallace Hall Reform, Women, and Fashion: Changes in Women's Daywear from 1840-1920 This exhibit will feature dress items that illustrate changes in fashion that point towards women's liberation, by featuring active/sporting attire, such as a late 19th century riding habit, a 1920s swimsuit, a pair of field hockey bloomers, and a Chanel-style sportswear ensemble. In addition to these practical, less-restrictive styles, several daywear ensembles from the mid to late 1800s and evening wear ensembles from 1900 to 1920 will be featured to serve as points of comparison and to illustrate that the trend toward relaxation in women's dress, which was most applicable to daywear.
  • 03/19/2020 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Wallace Gallery, 108b Wallace Hall Reform, Women, and Fashion: Changes in Women's Daywear from 1840-1920 This exhibit will feature dress items that illustrate changes in fashion that point towards women's liberation, by featuring active/sporting attire, such as a late 19th century riding habit, a 1920s swimsuit, a pair of field hockey bloomers, and a Chanel-style sportswear ensemble. In addition to these practical, less-restrictive styles, several daywear ensembles from the mid to late 1800s and evening wear ensembles from 1900 to 1920 will be featured to serve as points of comparison and to illustrate that the trend toward relaxation in women's dress, which was most applicable to daywear.
  • 03/19/2020 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Major Williams Hall, room 225 PPE Reading Group The PPE Reading Group meets every other Thursday during the semester to read and discuss Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo's book, "Good Economics for Hard Times" (2019). Together with Michael Kremer, Banerjee and Duflo won the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2019 for their work on global poverty alleviation. On April 1, 2020, Professor Duflo will deliver the 2020 PPE Distinguished Public Lecture at Virginia Tech. Complimentary books, pizza, and drinks will be provided to the PPE Reading Group. For more information and to join the group - you do not have to be affiliated with PPE to join - please contact Gil Hersch.
  • 03/19/2020 4:00 PM - 11:59 PM Blacksburg Public Library, 200 Miller St. Art, Community, Ecology, and Health: Lanxing Fu Virginia Tech alumna Lanxing Fu, a co-director of Superhero Clubhouse, will share her holistic approach to building climate justice through creative practice, using the tolls of theatre. In this 75 min interactive session, participants will sample Superhero Clubhouse's practice through a brief version of their Eco-Performance Lab, originally created to model cross-disciplinary collaboration, exploring core tools of Eco-Theater including Impossible Questions, Imposed Limitations, and Tangible Hope. Superhero Clubhouse is a community of artists and scientists engaged in a long-term experiment to understand how theater can help shift consciousness in the face of climate change and environmental injustice. The event is a part of the School of Performing Arts' Colloquium Series, "Art, Community, Ecology, and Health," a series of talks/workshops by nationally recognized artists and thought leaders on the power and practice of art and culture as essential elements of healthy communities. These public presentations are meant to lead to open dialogue on the practical values of art as a core element for building strong communities.
  • 03/20/2020 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Wallace Gallery, 108b Wallace Hall Reform, Women, and Fashion: Changes in Women's Daywear from 1840-1920 This exhibit will feature dress items that illustrate changes in fashion that point towards women's liberation, by featuring active/sporting attire, such as a late 19th century riding habit, a 1920s swimsuit, a pair of field hockey bloomers, and a Chanel-style sportswear ensemble. In addition to these practical, less-restrictive styles, several daywear ensembles from the mid to late 1800s and evening wear ensembles from 1900 to 1920 will be featured to serve as points of comparison and to illustrate that the trend toward relaxation in women's dress, which was most applicable to daywear.
  • 03/21/2020 1:00 PM - 11:59 PM Squires Recital Salon Student recital: Maggie Good, soprano Maggie Good performs a senior vocal recital.