Events Calendar

Upcoming Events

  • Mar 23 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM Civil War Weekend 2019 The Virginia Center for Civil War Studies is hosting the 28th Annual Civil War Weekend March 22-24, 2019. All are welcome!
  • Mar 23 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM Ninth Annual ASPECT Graduate Conference Conference Theme: "Rethinking Otherness in the Age of Neoliberalism" Featured Speakers: Alex Barder (Florida International University) Sara Smith (UNC - Chapel Hill)
  • Mar 23 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM TBD PPE Discussion Colloquium Topic: "Democracy in America". This is a daylong discussion colloquium for undergraduate students. Speaker: Theodore Christov (George Washington University)
  • Mar 23 1:00 PM - 11:59 PM Recital Salon, Squires Student Recital: Maggie Good, soprano | Quinn Hair, tenor Maggie Good, soprano and Quinn Hair, tenor, perform a junior vocal recital.
  • Mar 23 4:00 PM - 11:59 PM Recital Salon, Squires Student Recital: Anne Kelly Newman, flute Anne Kelly Newman presents senior flute recital.
  • Mar 24 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM Civil War Weekend 2019 The Virginia Center for Civil War Studies is hosting the 28th Annual Civil War Weekend March 22-24, 2019. All are welcome!
  • Mar 24 12:00 PM - 11:59 PM Recital Salon, Squires Student Recital: Erin Payne, soprano Erin Payne presents senior voice recital.
  • Mar 24 3:00 PM - 11:59 PM Squires Recital Salon Kristen Fowler Friend, horn & Taylor Baldwin, piano
  • Mar 25 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM Multicultural Residential Design Student designs for residential spaces for clients with food preparation patterns and techniques from varied cultural, regional, religious and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Mar 25 8:00 PM - 11:59 PM Squires Recital Salon Music on Mondays, featuring Anna Presler, violin | Sarah Rushing, piano
  • Mar 26 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM Multicultural Residential Design Student designs for residential spaces for clients with food preparation patterns and techniques from varied cultural, regional, religious and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Mar 26 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Squires Student Center, Brush Mountain A Intercultural Communication and Its Impact on Academic and Professional Success Is culture shock fact or fiction? Dr. Chris Merkelbach, Executive Director of the Language Center and Director of the Center for Intercultural Competence at the Technical University in Darmstadt, Germany, will discuss intercultural competence as a basic skill for study, life, and work and its importance in today's global society. He will describe practical strategies for successfully adapting to a learning or work environment in another culture. Many of his examples will focus on the culture of Germany, where he grew up and currently works, as well as Chinese culture, based on his more than 20 years as a German professor in China and Taiwan. All faculty, staff, and students are welcome to attend.
  • Mar 27 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM Multicultural Residential Design Student designs for residential spaces for clients with food preparation patterns and techniques from varied cultural, regional, religious and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Mar 27 4:00 PM - 11:59 PM Black Cultural Center Squires Hall Disrupting Islamophobia Teach-In Global and historical reflections on the recent attack on New Zealand mosques. There will be a teach-in responding to the attacks on New Zealand mosques, including a faculty panel and a forum for discussion. Light refreshments provided.
  • Mar 28 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM Multicultural Residential Design Student designs for residential spaces for clients with food preparation patterns and techniques from varied cultural, regional, religious and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Mar 28 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Newman Library 124 (Athenaeum classroom) Machines, Music, and Munich - Successful Studying, Working, and Living in Germany Ms. Philina Wittke, Head of the Virginia Tech-Technical University of Darmstadt (TUD) Liaison Office, and Dr. Christoph Merkelbach, Director of the Center for Intercultural Competence and Executive Director of the Language Resource Center at the TUD, will provide information and advice for undergraduate and graduate students interested in pursuing study, work, and living opportunities in Germany - and how to negotiate all three successfully.
  • Mar 28 7:00 PM - 11:59 PM TORG 3100 Concert of Russian folk music Zolotoj Plyos Join us for a lively performance of authentic Russian folk music.
  • Mar 28 7:00 PM - 11:59 PM Newman Library, Multipurpose room Kalimaat (Words): An English-Arabic Poetry Reading Please join us for a beautiful evening of poetry from all over the Arab world! Students will be reciting a variety of poems that explore topics including immigration, home, Arab uprising, and romance. Attendees will learn about history, culture, and politics of the Middle East. Poems will be recited in English & Arabic, so all are welcome! Light refreshments will follow.
  • Mar 29 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM Narrative & Nostalgia: The Crusades & American Civil War Conference Michel-Rolph Trouillot closed his 1995 book "Silencing the Past" by reminding us that "history doesn't belong only to its narrators... While some of us debate what history is or was, others take it in their own hands." This is nowhere more true than in 2 historical periods seldom in conversation - the 12th-century Crusades & the 19th-century US Civil War. Scholars across disciplines seek to clarify these periods amongst themselves, while popular audiences consume these retellings, while others "take it in their own hands" by toppling monuments or evoking these periods as direct explanations for their own identities. To spur further conversation, we are hosting a 2 day plenary conference on March 29-30, 2019. Matthew X. Vernon, assistant professor of English at UC-Davis, will be our keynote speaker.
  • Mar 29 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM Multicultural Residential Design Student designs for residential spaces for clients with food preparation patterns and techniques from varied cultural, regional, religious and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Mar 29 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM Room 005 (ground floor) of the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences Building 200 Stanger St. Faculty Research Talk with Katrina Powell Title Tent Cities, Resettlement Housing, and Rhetorical Constructions of Home in Narratives of Displacement Abstract The metaphor of "warehousing" has been broadly discussed in a variety of fields as a way to understand the implications of placing persons seeking refuge in long-term yet impermanent camps or resettlements. Warehousing keeps people "in protracted situations of restricted mobility, enforced idleness, and dependency, their lives on indefinite hold, in violation of their basic rights under the 1951 UN Refugee Convention" (Merrill Smith). In this paper, I examine rhetorical constructions of home, specifically within the recent surge of semi-permanent "housing" structures constructed by large corporations and marketed to donors. I suggest that these literal and figurative constructions, while claiming to be "durable solutions," are actually a continuance of warehousing and are ways to control, manage, and efficiently deal with the millions of people displaced due to natural disaster, civil unrest, government sponsored development, and immigration policy. Using a transnational feminist rhetorical approach, I analyze visual and linguistic representations of home to reveal that the so-called "security" of these in between spaces serve to further marginalize vulnerable populations and mask their precarity. Bio Dr. Katrina M. Powell is Professor of English and Director of the Center for Rhetoric in Society at Virginia Tech. She teaches courses in rhetorics of social justice, autobiography, and research methodologies and her research focuses on displacement narratives and human rights rhetorics across transnational contexts. She is the author of The Anguish of Displacement (UVA Press 2007, funded by a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship) and Identity and Power in Narratives of Displacement (Routledge 2015), editor of 'Answer at Once' Letters from Mountain Families in Shenandoah National Park (UVA Press 2009) and Practicing Research in Writing Studies: Reflexive and Ethically Responsible Research (with Pam Takayoshi, Hampton 2012). She has also published in JAC Journal of Rhetoric, Culture, and Politics, College English, College Composition and Communication, Biography: An Interdisciplinary Quarterly, and Prose Studies. Her current work focuses on the dissemination of displacement and refugee narratives and the ethical dimensions of archiving those narratives in alternative spaces. Lunch is provided
  • Mar 29 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM 370/380 Shanks Hall The Case for The Japano-Koreanic Relationship The Case for The Japano-Koreanic Relationship. Alexander Francis-Ratte, Assistant Prof. of Asian Studies, Furman University. A presentation that explores the familial connections between the languages of Japanese(and Japonic language family) and Korean. Sponsored by Department of English, CLAHS International Initiatives Committee and Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures.
  • Mar 30 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM Narrative & Nostalgia: The Crusades & American Civil War Conference Michel-Rolph Trouillot closed his 1995 book "Silencing the Past" by reminding us that "history doesn't belong only to its narrators... While some of us debate what history is or was, others take it in their own hands." This is nowhere more true than in 2 historical periods seldom in conversation - the 12th-century Crusades & the 19th-century US Civil War. Scholars across disciplines seek to clarify these periods amongst themselves, while popular audiences consume these retellings, while others "take it in their own hands" by toppling monuments or evoking these periods as direct explanations for their own identities. To spur further conversation, we are hosting a 2 day plenary conference on March 29-30, 2019. Matthew X. Vernon, assistant professor of English at UC-Davis, will be our keynote speaker.
  • Mar 30 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM Multicultural Residential Design Student designs for residential spaces for clients with food preparation patterns and techniques from varied cultural, regional, religious and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Mar 30 1:00 PM - 11:59 PM Recital Salon, Squires Student Recital: Lindsay Keck, violin | Charlotte Cannon, cello Lindsay Keck presents junior violin recital.
  • Mar 30 4:30 PM - 11:59 PM Squires Recital Salon Masterclass with cellist Emanuel Gruber Emanuel Gruber is celebrated as a soloist, chamber musician, recording artist and teacher. He will conduct a masterclass with music faculty member Alan Weinstein as host. The masterclass is open to the public.
  • Mar 31 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM Multicultural Residential Design Student designs for residential spaces for clients with food preparation patterns and techniques from varied cultural, regional, religious and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Mar 31 2:00 PM - 11:59 PM Squires Recital Salon Emanuel Gruber, cellist Guest artist Emanuel Gruber presents an afternoon cello recital. Gruber is celebrated as a soloist, chamber musician, recording artist and teacher. He has brought his "authority, sensitivity to musical values, wide dynamic range, and great mastery of his instrument" (Music Journal, New York) to collaborations with artists such as Neville Marriner, Rudolf Barshai, Shelomo Mintz, Pinkas Zukerman, Miriam Fried, Philippe Entremont, Jean Bernard Pommier, Tamas Vasary, and Janos Starker. "One of our great artists" the Jerusalem Post wrote, citing "his extraordinary capacity for projecting the deepest meaning of the music." Awarded the Pablo Casals Prize by the Philharmonic Orchestra, he also won the Concert Artists' Guild Auditions early in his career. He has been principal cellist of the Israel Chamber Orchestra and co-principal of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. He was a member of Sequoia Quartet, Camerata Trio, Tel Aviv Piano Quartet, and leader of the Israel Cello Ensemble. Gruber will present a masterclass on Saturday, March 30 at 4:30 pm in the Recital Salon, open to all.
  • Apr 01 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM Multicultural Residential Design Student designs for residential spaces for clients with food preparation patterns and techniques from varied cultural, regional, religious and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Apr 01 7:30 PM - 11:59 PM Moss Arts Center Reading by Author Terry Tempest Williams Terry Tempest Williams has been called "a citizen writer," a writer who speaks and speaks out eloquently on behalf of an ethical stance toward life. A naturalist and fierce advocate for freedom of speech, she has consistently shown us how environmental issues are social issues that ultimately become matters of justice. Known for her impassioned and lyrical prose, Williams is the author of environmental literature classic "Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place," "Finding Beauty in a Broken World," and "When Women Were Birds," among others. Her most recent book, "The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America's National Parks," honors the centennial of the National Park Service and is a New York Times best seller. Among many awards, she is the recipient of a Lannan Literary Fellowship and a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in creative nonfiction. In 2014, on the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, she received the Sierra Club's John Muir Award honoring a distinguished record of leadership in American conservation. Williams also received the 2017 Audubon New York Award for Environmental Writing. Information can be found on tumblr: vtcwmfa.tumblr.com
  • Apr 01 8:00 PM - 11:59 PM Squires Recital Salon Music on Mondays, featuring Brian Thorsett, tenor As a concert singer Thorsett fosters a stylistically diversified repertoire of over 250 works, which has taken him to concert halls across the US and Europe.
  • Apr 02 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM Multicultural Residential Design Student designs for residential spaces for clients with food preparation patterns and techniques from varied cultural, regional, religious and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Apr 02 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Owens Banquet Room CLAHS Awards Ceremony College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences Faculty and Staff Awards Ceremony April 2, 2019 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Owens Banquet Room Reception to follow RSVP by March 22, 2019
  • Apr 02 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Major Williams Hall, Room 215 PPE Reading Group (215 Major Williams Hall) The PPE Reading Group will meet every other week during the spring semester on Tuesday 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm to read and discuss Elizabeth Anderson's (Michigan) "Private Government: How Employers Rule Our Lives" (free books provided). We will enjoy free pizza and soft drinks with our discussion. Please contact Gil Hersch (hersch@vt.edu) if you would like to join us (no need to be affiliated with PPE).
  • Apr 02 7:30 PM - 11:59 PM TORG 3100 Rough-cut showing of the documentary "Cojot" Cojot is a documentary film telling the virtually unknown story of a Holocaust survivor who set out to kill his father's Nazi executioner and ended up playing a key role, as a hostage, in one of history's most daring rescue operations. This will be a rough-cut showing of the film at which the producers will be present to introduce the film and to receive feedback from the audience.
  • Apr 03 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM Multicultural Residential Design Student designs for residential spaces for clients with food preparation patterns and techniques from varied cultural, regional, religious and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Apr 04 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM Multicultural Residential Design Student designs for residential spaces for clients with food preparation patterns and techniques from varied cultural, regional, religious and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Apr 04 1:00 AM - 11:59 PM The Inn at Virginia Tech Choices & Challenges: Self Driving Cars in Blacksburg and the New River Valley 1:00-2:00 pm Technical Plenary @ Cascades at the Inn at Virginia Tech Moderator: Miguel Perez - VTTI Discussants: Chuck Green - Independent Consultant Michael Avitabile - TORC Charlie Klauer - VTTI Andy Schaudt - VTTI Tammy Trimble - VTTI 2:00-2:15 pm Coffee Break 2:15-3:30 pm Roundtable sessions Data security, privacy, maps, and algorithms @ Cascade A at the Inn at Virginia Tech Janine Hiller - Finance, Insurance, and Business Law Randy Marchany - Information Technology Security Equity and social disparities @ Cascade B at the Inn at Virginia Tech Marcia Davitt - STS Ellington Graves - Sociology Regulation, liability, and governance @ Drillfield at the Inn at Virginia Tech Todd Schenk - School of Public and International Affairs Thomas Skuzinski - Urban Affairs and Planning Lee Vinsel - STS 3:30-3:45 pm Coffee Break 3:45-5:00 pm Roundtable sessions Mobility and accessibility @ Cascade A at the Inn at Virginia Tech Barry Miller - The Biomechanics Helmet Lab Infrastructure: transportation, pedestrians, and roads @ Cascade B at the Inn at Virginia Tech William Christopher - VTTI Tracy McElroy - IIHCC DA Values, culture, and choice @ Drillfield at the Inn at Virginia Tech Marcia Davitt - STS 1:00-5:00 pm Poster session @ Lower Quad at the Inn at Virginia Tech 5:00-6:00 Dinner Break 6:00-8:00 pm Main Panel @ Assembly Hall at the Inn at Virginia Tech Moderator: Lee Vinsel - STS Panelist: Ronald Arkin Regents' Professor and Director of the Mobile Robot Laboratory at Georgia Tech. His research interests include behavior-based reactive control and action-oriented perception for mobile robots and unmanned aerial vehicles, robot survivability, human-robot interaction, robot ethics, and learning in autonomous systems. Meredith Broussard Data journalist and an assistant professor at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute of New York University. Her academic research focuses on artificial intelligence in investigative reporting, with a particular interest in using data analysis for social good. Giovanni Circella The Director of the 3 Revolutions Future Mobility Program at UC Davis, and a Senior Research Engineer at Georgia Tech. His research interests include emerging transportation services, autonomous vehicles, and policy analysis. Tabitha Combs Team members at NC State University's Institute for Transportation Research and Education. She has expertise in transport and land use planning, equity impacts of new mobility innovations, and transport planning in developing contexts, with a particular focus on social and environmental impacts of transport policies. 8:00-8:15 pm Break 8:15-9:00 pm Community dialogue @ Assembly Hall at the Inn at Virginia Tech Moderator: Tracy McElroy - IIHCC DA Wenwen Zhang - Urban Affairs and Planning Sponsors: Department of Science, Technology, and Society (STS), the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, Intelligent Infrastructure for Human-Centered Communities Destination Area (IIHCC DA), SAFE-D UTC, Policy Strategic Growth Area.
  • Apr 04 5:30 PM - 11:59 PM West Abler Johnston Theater Ricardo Chavez Castaneda Currently working at Middleburg College, Chavez Castaneda represents on of the founding writers of Mexico's Generacion del Crack, arguably they country's most significant literary movement in the last twenty years. His talk - conducted in Spanish_ will explore the theme of violence in contemporary Mexican literature, as well as commentary on his most recent novel, La nina del Derosipam (2017).
  • Apr 04 7:30 PM - 11:59 PM Squires Recital Salon Guest artist recital: Ekaterina Kotcherguina, soprano | Sarah Rushing, piano Guest artist soprano Ekaterina Kotcherguina and faculty pianist Sarah Rushing perform an evening recital.
  • Apr 04 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM Squires Commonwealth Ballroom Annual FMDS Fashion Show The Fashion Merchandising and Design Society (FMDS) presents their annual fashion show featuring student designs and clothing from local boutiques under the theme Cirque: Beauty in the Madness. Doors open at 7pm for VIP and 7:30 for general admission. Price: $5 for advance tickets, $7 at the door, $10 for VIP Faculty Sponsor: Dr. LuAnn Gaskill
  • Apr 05 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM Multicultural Residential Design Student designs for residential spaces for clients with food preparation patterns and techniques from varied cultural, regional, religious and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Apr 05 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Theatre 101 Special preview screening of the 'Arming Sisters' documentary, and Q&A with the filmmaker Please join us on Friday, April 5 at 4 p.m. for a special preview screening of "Arming Sisters." This documentary profiles six women who are working on a grass-roots level to combat violence against Native women on the Fort Berthold Reservation and beyond. The Ft. Berthold Reservation (the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nations) in North Dakota is struggling with a recent escalation in crime due to the influx of transient workers from the Bakken crude oil boom. One of the startling effects of the recent oil boom is a rise in sex trafficking and sexual violence against Native women. According to the US Dept of Justice, Native American women are 2.5 times more likely to experience sexual assault than all other American women. Amnesty International found that 1 in 3 Native women reports having been raped during her lifetime and that 86% of the offenses are committed by non-Native men. Join director/producer/cinematographer Willow O'Feral for a Q&A after the screening. This event made possible with support from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, The School of Performing Arts, and the American Indian Studies Program.
  • Apr 06 7:30 PM - 11:59 PM Squires Haymarket Theatre Percussion Ensemble with Joseph Tompkins Percussionist Joseph Tompkins joins the Virginia Tech Percussion Ensemble for their spring concert. Tompkins has performed with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, the New York City Opera and Ballet Orchestras, and the Orchestra of St. Luke's. On Broadway he has played in productions of "The King and I," "Swan Lake," "Oklahoma!," "The Lion King," "The Producers," "Spamalot," "The Light in the Piazza," "Tarzan," "Guys and Dolls," and "In the Heights." He has also performed on film soundtracks for "The Manchurian Candidate," "The Last Holiday," "Failure to Launch," and "Casanova." For seven years he was a member of the percussion trio Timetable, a group committed to commissioning and performing new works for percussion. He is the head of the percussion program at Rutgers University and a graduate of the Eastman School of Music and the Manhattan School.
  • Apr 07 12:00 PM - 11:59 PM Recital Salon, Squires Student Recital: Joshua Morrison, percussion Joshua Morrison presents senior percussion recital.
  • Apr 07 3:00 PM - 11:59 PM Recital Salon, Squires Student Recital: Mary Haugh, soprano Mary Haugh presents senior soprano recital.
  • Apr 08 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM #SexynotSilent Inspired by her time as a student in Virginia Tech's apparel and merchandising design program, Natasha uses bright color and textile pattern illustrations. Natasha Walker Fashion and Merchandising Design Alum
  • Apr 08 2:30 PM - 11:59 PM Goodwin Hall 155 Lecture on Syrian Refugees in Germany by Dr. Volk Between 2015 and 2018, approximately 1.5 million refugees seeking temporary protection arrived in Germany. The largest group among them were Syrian refugees fleeing an increasingly brutal civil war. initially represented in the media as innocent victims who deserved Germany's help - with an acceptance rates of asylum petitions of nearly 90% -- refugees began to be represented as threats to the fabric of German society in 2016. Missing in public refugee debates were refugee votes themselves. Dr. Volk will address these narratives and their implications in her lecture.
  • Apr 08 8:00 PM - 11:59 PM Cube, Moss Arts Center Music on Mondays: William Lang, composition/trombone Originally from Long Island, trombonist William Lang is an active performer, improviser, and teacher based in New York City. He can be found playing in all settings and style, from the avant-garde and classical to Broadway and indie chamber pop. He has given his signature unaccompanied recitals throughout the United States, played concertos in both America and Europe, and has also recorded with such artists as Philip Glass, David Bryne, St. Vincent, and Jonsi (of Sigur Ros.)
  • Apr 09 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM #SexynotSilent Inspired by her time as a student in Virginia Tech's apparel and merchandising design program, Natasha uses bright color and textile pattern illustrations. Natasha Walker Fashion and Merchandising Design Alum
  • Apr 09 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM Room 005 (ground floor) of the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences Building 200 Stanger St. Faculty Research Talk with Gil Hersch TITLE Can your boss make you work out? ABSTRACT To what extent is corporate-level paternalism legitimate? Since there has been an increase in both quantity and variety of corporate level wellness programs and workplace well being policies in recent years, this is an important question to address. I compare corporate-level paternalism with state level paternalism, and argue that the former is more permissible than the latter. Consequently, if paternalistic policies are deemed legitimate by the state, they can be deemed fair game for corporations. To make this argument I rely on the difference between citizens, for whom the main expressive tool available is 'voice,' and employees, for whom 'exit' is the main expressive tool available (Hirschman, 1970). Focusing only on this difference, I argue that paternalistic policies are more permissible when the employee can avoid them through ending their relationship with the corporation (exit) than they are when the citizen can influence whether the paternalistic policy is implemented (voice). BIO Gil Hersch is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Virginia Tech Department of Philosophy and the Program in PPE (Philosophy, Politics, and Economics). Previously, he was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the George Mason University Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy. Hersch received his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of California, San Diego in 2016. He earned a B.A. degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. Hersch specializes in ethical issues at the intersection of economics and policy, especially as they relate to happiness and well- being. His dissertation is on the use of measures of well- being in public policy. Currently, Hersch is focusing on a project in which he defends the lack of a weighting algorithm for a dashboard of well-being indicators such as the OECD's Better Life Index. Lunch is provided
  • Apr 10 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM #SexynotSilent Inspired by her time as a student in Virginia Tech's apparel and merchandising design program, Natasha uses bright color and textile pattern illustrations. Natasha Walker Fashion and Merchandising Design Alum
  • Apr 10 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Brush Mountain A (Squires Student Center) PPE Speaker Series: Michael Douma MCDONOUGH SCHOOL OF BUSINESS, GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY. "Creative Historical Thinking"
  • Apr 11 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM Algorithms that Make You Think Workshop Fourth Annual Virginia Tech Workshop on the Future of Human-Computer Interaction
  • Apr 11 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM #SexynotSilent Inspired by her time as a student in Virginia Tech's apparel and merchandising design program, Natasha uses bright color and textile pattern illustrations. Natasha Walker Fashion and Merchandising Design Alum
  • Apr 12 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM Algorithms that Make You Think Workshop Fourth Annual Virginia Tech Workshop on the Future of Human-Computer Interaction
  • Apr 12 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM #SexynotSilent Inspired by her time as a student in Virginia Tech's apparel and merchandising design program, Natasha uses bright color and textile pattern illustrations. Natasha Walker Fashion and Merchandising Design Alum
  • Apr 12 12:15 PM - 11:59 PM 427 Major Williams "Scarlett Plays Politics: Gender and Nationalism on the Confederate Home Front" A lunchtime conversation with Kristen Brill (Keele University, UK), recipient of a Virginia Center for Civil War Studies research grant.
  • Apr 12 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM Major Williams 502 ASPECT Working Paper "Global Corporate Power as World Order: A New Framework on Corporate Sovereign Responsibility" Swati Srivastava (Purdue University) Respondents: Mauro Caraccioli (ASPECT and Political Science) Judson Abraham (ASPECT PhD candidate)
  • Apr 12 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Squires Recital Salon Songs and Scenes from 'The Sap of Life' Written in 1961, "The Sap of Life" is a coming-of-age story that opened off-Broadway; it has not been performed since the 1960s. This workshop performance will feature songs and scenes from the show, presented by students that have had the opportunity to work with the writing team of Richard Maltby, Jr. and David Shire in their residence at Virginia Tech. As a special treat, Maltby and Shire will be on hand for a Q&A after the performance. Richard Maltby Jr. is best-known as a lyricist for the musical "Miss Saigon" and as a director of many Broadway shows. David Shire wrote the film scores for "The Taking of Pelham 123," "Zodiac," and a number of other important films.
  • Apr 13 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM #SexynotSilent Inspired by her time as a student in Virginia Tech's apparel and merchandising design program, Natasha uses bright color and textile pattern illustrations. Natasha Walker Fashion and Merchandising Design Alum
  • Apr 13 1:00 PM - 11:59 PM Recital Salon, Squires Student Recital: Jennifer Webbert, percussion Jennifer Webbert presents a percussion recital.
  • Apr 13 4:00 PM - 11:59 PM Recital Salon, Squires Student Recital: Erin Atienza, voice Erin Atienza presents senior voice recital.
  • Apr 13 7:30 PM - 11:59 PM Squires Recital Salon Student Recital: Jonathan Elmore, tenor | Jordyn Birden, mezzo soprano Jonathan Elmore and Jordyn Birden perform a junior voice recital.
  • Apr 14 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM #SexynotSilent Inspired by her time as a student in Virginia Tech's apparel and merchandising design program, Natasha uses bright color and textile pattern illustrations. Natasha Walker Fashion and Merchandising Design Alum
  • Apr 14 1:00 PM - 11:59 PM Recital Salon, Squires Student Recital: Rachel VanLandingham | Logan Codella, soprano | tenor Rachel VanLandingham | Logan Codella present junior vocal recital.
  • Apr 15 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM #SexynotSilent Inspired by her time as a student in Virginia Tech's apparel and merchandising design program, Natasha uses bright color and textile pattern illustrations. Natasha Walker Fashion and Merchandising Design Alum
  • Apr 15 8:00 PM - 11:59 PM Squires Recital Salon Music on Mondays, featuring Jose Garcia-Taborda, clarinet
  • Apr 16 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM #SexynotSilent Inspired by her time as a student in Virginia Tech's apparel and merchandising design program, Natasha uses bright color and textile pattern illustrations. Natasha Walker Fashion and Merchandising Design Alum
  • Apr 16 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Major Williams Hall, Room 215 PPE Reading Group (215 Major Williams Hall) The PPE Reading Group will meet every other week during the spring semester on Tuesday 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm to read and discuss Elizabeth Anderson's (Michigan) "Private Government: How Employers Rule Our Lives" (free books provided). We will enjoy free pizza and soft drinks with our discussion. Please contact Gil Hersch (hersch@vt.edu) if you would like to join us (no need to be affiliated with PPE).
  • Apr 17 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM #SexynotSilent Inspired by her time as a student in Virginia Tech's apparel and merchandising design program, Natasha uses bright color and textile pattern illustrations. Natasha Walker Fashion and Merchandising Design Alum
  • Apr 18 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM #SexynotSilent Inspired by her time as a student in Virginia Tech's apparel and merchandising design program, Natasha uses bright color and textile pattern illustrations. Natasha Walker Fashion and Merchandising Design Alum
  • Apr 19 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM #SexynotSilent Inspired by her time as a student in Virginia Tech's apparel and merchandising design program, Natasha uses bright color and textile pattern illustrations. Natasha Walker Fashion and Merchandising Design Alum
  • Apr 19 7:30 PM - 11:59 PM Recital Salon, Squires Student Recital: Jesse Hughes, percussion Jesse Hughes presents senior percussion recital.
  • Apr 20 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM #SexynotSilent Inspired by her time as a student in Virginia Tech's apparel and merchandising design program, Natasha uses bright color and textile pattern illustrations. Natasha Walker Fashion and Merchandising Design Alum
  • Apr 20 1:00 PM - 11:59 PM Recital Salon, Squires Student Recital: Rachael Glasgow | Gabriel Wise, horn | clarinet Rachael Glasgow | Gabriel Wise present junior horn/clarinet recital.
  • Apr 20 4:00 PM - 11:59 PM Recital Salon, Squires Student Recital: String Studio Recital String Studio Recital
  • Apr 20 7:30 PM - 11:59 PM Recital Salon, Squires Student Recital: Danny Fritsch, tenor Danny Fritsch presents voice recital.
  • Apr 21 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM #SexynotSilent Inspired by her time as a student in Virginia Tech's apparel and merchandising design program, Natasha uses bright color and textile pattern illustrations. Natasha Walker Fashion and Merchandising Design Alum
  • Apr 22 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM #SexynotSilent Inspired by her time as a student in Virginia Tech's apparel and merchandising design program, Natasha uses bright color and textile pattern illustrations. Natasha Walker Fashion and Merchandising Design Alum
  • Apr 22 8:00 PM - 11:59 PM Squires Recital Salon Music on Mondays, featuring Richard Masters, piano Richard Masters is a soloist, opera coach, chamber musician and orchestral pianist based in Blacksburg, VA, where he is an assistant professor of piano and collaborative piano on the music faculty at Virginia Tech's School of Performing Arts.
  • Apr 23 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM #SexynotSilent Inspired by her time as a student in Virginia Tech's apparel and merchandising design program, Natasha uses bright color and textile pattern illustrations. Natasha Walker Fashion and Merchandising Design Alum
  • Apr 23 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Squires Recital Salon 'ITALIA!' The piano studios of Dr. Richard Masters and Dr. Sarah Rushing present "ITALIA!," a musical trip to Italy. Hear the students play exciting pieces by Italian composers or works inspired by Italy, including pieces by Rapallo, Liszt, Bach, Pick-Mangiagalli, and others.
  • Apr 23 7:30 PM - 11:59 PM Studio Theatre, Squires As You Like It by William Shakespeare
  • Apr 24 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM #SexynotSilent Inspired by her time as a student in Virginia Tech's apparel and merchandising design program, Natasha uses bright color and textile pattern illustrations. Natasha Walker Fashion and Merchandising Design Alum
  • Apr 24 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM McBryde Hall room 126 CYBERGAYSIA Online Communities redefining Feminism and Queerness Rahul Gairola - Krishna Somers Professor of Literature Murdoch University, Perth, Australia
  • Apr 24 7:30 PM - 11:59 PM Studio Theatre, Squires As You Like It by William Shakespeare
  • Apr 24 7:30 PM - 11:59 PM Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre, Moss Arts Center New River Valley Symphony The New River Valley Symphony Orchestra, a university-community orchestra, is open to students, faculty, and local community residents by audition. Since the orchestra first presented a concert on campus in 1971, it has continuously reached out to the community, providing performing opportunities for students and non-students and presenting concerts representing symphonic literature of the highest aesthetic value.
  • Apr 25 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM #SexynotSilent Inspired by her time as a student in Virginia Tech's apparel and merchandising design program, Natasha uses bright color and textile pattern illustrations. Natasha Walker Fashion and Merchandising Design Alum
  • Apr 25 7:00 PM - 11:59 PM The Cube, Moss Arts Center Body, Full of Time "Body, Full of Time" is a solo choreographic work performed and created by movement and media artist Scotty Hardwig in collaboration with visual artist Zach Duer.
  • Apr 25 7:30 PM - 11:59 PM Studio Theatre, Squires As You Like It by William Shakespeare
  • Apr 26 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM #SexynotSilent Inspired by her time as a student in Virginia Tech's apparel and merchandising design program, Natasha uses bright color and textile pattern illustrations. Natasha Walker Fashion and Merchandising Design Alum
  • Apr 26 7:00 PM - 11:59 PM The Cube, Moss Arts Center Body, Full of Time "Body, Full of Time" is a solo choreographic work performed and created by movement and media artist Scotty Hardwig in collaboration with visual artist Zach Duer.
  • Apr 26 7:30 PM - 11:59 PM Recital Salon, Squires Student Recital: Flute Studio Recital Flute Studio Recital
  • Apr 26 7:30 PM - 11:59 PM Studio Theatre, Squires As You Like It by William Shakespeare
  • Apr 27 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM #SexynotSilent Inspired by her time as a student in Virginia Tech's apparel and merchandising design program, Natasha uses bright color and textile pattern illustrations. Natasha Walker Fashion and Merchandising Design Alum
  • Apr 27 1:00 PM - 11:59 PM Recital Salon, Squires Student Recital: Michael Mills, composition Michael Mills presents senior composition recital.
  • Apr 27 2:00 PM - 11:59 PM Studio Theatre, Squires As You Like It by William Shakespeare
  • Apr 27 4:00 PM - 11:59 PM Recital Salon, Squires Student Recital:Alex McLean, composition Alex McLean presents senior composition recital.
  • Apr 27 4:00 PM - 11:59 PM Cube, Moss Arts Center Body, Full of Time "Body, Full of Time" is a solo choreographic work performed and created by movement and media artist Scotty Hardwig in collaboration with visual artist Zach Duer.