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  • 10/24/2020 1:00 PM - 11:59 PM online streaming Ben Chase, double bass recital Ben Chase performs a junior double bass recital.
  • 10/24/2020 4:00 PM - 11:59 PM online streaming Nikkita Parish | Robert Walters vocal recital Nikkita Parish, soprano, and Robert Walters, tenor, perform a student recital.
  • 10/24/2020 7:30 PM - 11:59 PM online streaming Nick Meredith | Sam Cosenza trumpet recital Nick Meredith and Sam Cosenza perform a student trumpet recital.
  • 10/27/2020 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM Affrilachia Speaker Series Affrilachia Speaker Series: "Black Americans in Old-Time Music, Then and Now" SPEAKER: Earl White Acclaimed fiddle player, banjo player, and clogger Earl White, will give a candid and informative discussion about the contributions Black Americans have made to Old-time music in Appalachia. ZOOM WEBINAR REGISTRATION: https://virginiatech.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_g55JBLAXQUWHnWYvUrigpg
  • 10/27/2020 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM Online; registration required America's Original Opioid Crisis: Civil War Veterans and Opiate Addiction
  • 10/27/2020 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Virtual Take the Lead Undergraduates in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences are invited to the fifth of seven sessions to begin preparing for their careers with other new Hokies through a leadership-focused program. Participants will network with leaders and alumni while developing career resources. This opportunity is ideal for students who already have established career goals or those still figuring out their professional goals. Through short sessions that introduce leaders, employers, and alumni, participants will learn about different industries, job titles, and various ways to navigate the path to their career.
  • 10/29/2020 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Virtual Stephen Gibson-Visiting Writer Join us for a Visiting Writers & Teachers Series event! Poet: Stephen Gibson "How Ekphrasis Works-Or Doesn't" In the presentation, and in the Q&A, we will explore writing more effective ekphrastic poems by better understanding what Ekphrasis is as a type of writing and what is involved in its creating, and whether there might be some drawbacks worth recognizing and avoiding. We will do this through examining key ideas various writers have talked about regarding Ekphrasis itself and explore those ideas through examining ekphrastic poems other poets have written. During the Q&A we might have the opportunity to explore how some writers have also used ekphrastic writing as one means for overcoming, or at least circumventing, that bugaboo-fear of the blank page. Finally, we will explore how Ekphrasis often becomes an exploration of self. Stephen Gibson's "Self-Portrait in a Door-Length Mirror" won the 2017 Miller Williams Prize from the University of Arkansas Press. Earlier collections include "The Garden of Earthly Delights Book of Ghazals" (Texas Review Press), Rorschach Art Too (2014 Donald Justice Prize, StoryLine Press), Paradise (Miller Williams finalist, University of Arkansas), and others.
  • 10/30/2020 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM via Zoom ASPECT Open House and Information Session ASPECT Open House and Information Session
  • 10/30/2020 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Virtual (Zoom Meeting ID: 978 7078 1606) 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 chat - in German - with friends, fellow students, and professors. Contact Dr. Esther Bauer for the Zoom meeting passcode.
  • 10/30/2020 7:00 PM - 11:59 PM online streaming 'The Race 2020' What can we build together in this immense time of culture shift? And who are the leaders we need to call on to trailblaze a rapidly-changing world? "The Race 2020," originally conceived by Michael Rohd of Sojourn Theatre, is an interactive live-streamed performance that combines spectacle and collaborative conversation to interrogate the state of our democracy. The production blends performance, call and response, question and answer, a global skype chorus, dance, and karaoke into a participatory, highly choreographed, and at times improvised exploration. In this era of increased partisanship and division, "The Race 2020" investigates how theatre can promote an active conversation about leadership and campaigns - a race to discover what binds us together and tears us apart. "The Race 2020" is developed in collaboration with The Civility Project: a hub for inquiry, skills-sharing, and experimentation in civil dialogue and community trust building. Through both projects, we seek to inspire social repair through communication and healthy deliberation. Drawing on social science methods for building empathy and understanding, we'll explore how storytelling and human communication function in digital environments. We seek to better equip ourselves and our communities to make decisions, and to build consensus around polarizing topics. "The Race 2020" will be presented across the nation in 2020 as part of a festival of performances leading up to the Presidential Election.
  • 10/31/2020 2:00 PM - 11:59 PM online streaming 'The Race 2020' What can we build together in this immense time of culture shift? And who are the leaders we need to call on to trailblaze a rapidly-changing world? "The Race 2020," originally conceived by Michael Rohd of Sojourn Theatre, is an interactive live-streamed performance that combines spectacle and collaborative conversation to interrogate the state of our democracy. The production blends performance, call and response, question and answer, a global skype chorus, dance, and karaoke into a participatory, highly choreographed, and at times improvised exploration. In this era of increased partisanship and division, "The Race 2020" investigates how theatre can promote an active conversation about leadership and campaigns - a race to discover what binds us together and tears us apart. "The Race 2020" is developed in collaboration with The Civility Project: a hub for inquiry, skills-sharing, and experimentation in civil dialogue and community trust building. Through both projects, we seek to inspire social repair through communication and healthy deliberation. Drawing on social science methods for building empathy and understanding, we'll explore how storytelling and human communication function in digital environments. We seek to better equip ourselves and our communities to make decisions, and to build consensus around polarizing topics. "The Race 2020" will be presented across the nation in 2020 as part of a festival of performances leading up to the Presidential Election.
  • 11/01/2020 2:00 PM - 11:59 PM online streaming 'The Race 2020' What can we build together in this immense time of culture shift? And who are the leaders we need to call on to trailblaze a rapidly-changing world? "The Race 2020," originally conceived by Michael Rohd of Sojourn Theatre, is an interactive live-streamed performance that combines spectacle and collaborative conversation to interrogate the state of our democracy. The production blends performance, call and response, question and answer, a global skype chorus, dance, and karaoke into a participatory, highly choreographed, and at times improvised exploration. In this era of increased partisanship and division, "The Race 2020" investigates how theatre can promote an active conversation about leadership and campaigns - a race to discover what binds us together and tears us apart. "The Race 2020" is developed in collaboration with The Civility Project: a hub for inquiry, skills-sharing, and experimentation in civil dialogue and community trust building. Through both projects, we seek to inspire social repair through communication and healthy deliberation. Drawing on social science methods for building empathy and understanding, we'll explore how storytelling and human communication function in digital environments. We seek to better equip ourselves and our communities to make decisions, and to build consensus around polarizing topics. "The Race 2020" will be presented across the nation in 2020 as part of a festival of performances leading up to the Presidential Election.
  • 11/02/2020 7:00 PM - 11:59 PM online streaming 'The Race 2020' What can we build together in this immense time of culture shift? And who are the leaders we need to call on to trailblaze a rapidly-changing world? "The Race 2020," originally conceived by Michael Rohd of Sojourn Theatre, is an interactive live-streamed performance that combines spectacle and collaborative conversation to interrogate the state of our democracy. The production blends performance, call and response, question and answer, a global skype chorus, dance, and karaoke into a participatory, highly choreographed, and at times improvised exploration. In this era of increased partisanship and division, "The Race 2020" investigates how theatre can promote an active conversation about leadership and campaigns - a race to discover what binds us together and tears us apart. "The Race 2020" is developed in collaboration with The Civility Project: a hub for inquiry, skills-sharing, and experimentation in civil dialogue and community trust building. Through both projects, we seek to inspire social repair through communication and healthy deliberation. Drawing on social science methods for building empathy and understanding, we'll explore how storytelling and human communication function in digital environments. We seek to better equip ourselves and our communities to make decisions, and to build consensus around polarizing topics. "The Race 2020" will be presented across the nation in 2020 as part of a festival of performances leading up to the Presidential Election.
  • 11/03/2020 11:00 AM - 11:59 PM live online Masterclass lecture with Clifton Joseph Guidry, III Bassoonist and composer Clifton Joseph Guidry, III will join Virginia Tech in November for a residency that will include two lectures and a solo recital. This multi-day residency will center around Blackness, radical self love, mental health awareness, and how music connects these movements. Everyone, regardless of experience or degree focus, is welcomed and encouraged to attend the lectures and concert. The first lecture on Nov. 3 will focus on the innate potential of the bassoon for 21st century composition, including an overview of many contemporary techniques. These will be explored from the perspective of the player as well as of the notater. The second lecture on Nov. 5 will cover Guidry's process, and their ongoing work of decolonizing the bassoon within their artistic practice. While the bassoon is known for its role as an orchestral instrument, central to Guidry's artistic practice is an exploration of the bassoon beyond Eurocentric confines. While the masterclass is designed for bassoonists and composers, it is encouraged that anyone who is interested attend. Non-musicians and musicians of all backgrounds should feel welcome to join each of these talks. The program on Nov. 9, entitled "Burn the Box," features a pre-recorded streamed recital, followed by a live Q&A with Guidry. This event is presented by the Virginia Tech School of Performing Arts, with co-sponsorship from Office of Inclusion and Diversity, Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT), and the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.
  • 11/04/2020 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Virtual PPE Talk: Sakshi Upadhyay Sakshi Upadhyay (Virginia Tech) will give a research talk about the topic "Coalition Formation in Public Goods Game". All faculty and students are welcome to attend. This talk is restricted to Virginia tech users (Zoom Meeting ID: 948 6787 8733). Please log into your Zoom account with your Virginia Tech email address.
  • 11/05/2020 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM In-person, hybrid, or virtual (TBD) PPE Reading Group: A Duty to Resist This semester, the PPE Reading Group will discuss Candice Delmas' book, A Duty to Resist: When Disobedience Should Be Uncivil (2018). The book discusses our responsibilities as citizens in the face of injustice. Proponents of civil disobedience generally hold that a person needs a solid justification to break the law. However, activists from Henry David Thoreau and Mohandas Gandhi to the Movement for Black Lives have long recognized that there are times when, rather than having a duty to obey the law, we have a duty to disobey it. The PPE Reading Group is provisionally scheduled for every other Thursday, 4-5:30pm. We will decide about the most adequate format (in person, hybrid, or virtual) at the start of fall semester. For in person discussions, enjoy free pizza and soft drinks (if health considerations permit)! To join the group, please contact Gil Hersch.
  • 11/05/2020 4:00 PM - 11:59 PM live online Lecture with Clifton Joseph Guidry, III Bassoonist and composer Clifton Joseph Guidry, III will join Virginia Tech in November for a residency that will include two lectures and a solo recital. This multi-day residency will center around Blackness, radical self love, mental health awareness, and how music connects these movements. Everyone, regardless of experience or degree focus, is welcomed and encouraged to attend the lectures and concert. The first lecture on Nov. 3 will focus on the innate potential of the bassoon for 21st century composition, including an overview of many contemporary techniques. These will be explored from the perspective of the player as well as of the notater. The second lecture on Nov. 5 will cover Guidry's process, and their ongoing work of decolonizing the bassoon within their artistic practice. While the bassoon is known for its role as an orchestral instrument, central to Guidry's artistic practice is an exploration of the bassoon beyond Eurocentric confines. While the masterclass is designed for bassoonists and composers, it is encouraged that anyone who is interested attend. Non-musicians and musicians of all backgrounds should feel welcome to join each of these talks. The program on Nov. 9, entitled "Burn the Box," features a pre-recorded streamed recital, followed by a live Q&A with Guidry. This event is presented by the Virginia Tech School of Performing Arts, with co-sponsorship from Office of Inclusion and Diversity, Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT), and the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.
  • 11/06/2020 8:00 PM - 11:59 PM live online 'The Artful Token' "The Artful Token" is a contemporary commedia dell'arte adaptation of Carlo Goldoni's "La Vedova Scaltra" ("The Artful Widow"). The story follows Rosie, a gifted Black university sophomore who is learning to navigate an often racist and sexist world. In this special production, student actor-creators have undertaken a creative-practice-as-research process to explore antiracist theatre principles and the opportunities and limitations of commedia as an antiracist and anti-oppressive form of theatre. Content Warning: Commedia dell'Arte is a centuries-old art form that is uncensored in its delivery. Performances are often bawdy and body-based in humor and involve themes that may be inappropriate for younger viewers. This show furthermore may contain discussion or representation of racist and sexist language and behavior.
  • 11/07/2020 1:00 PM - 11:59 PM online streaming Julian Thomas | Jordan Marshall , trumpet recital Julian Thomas and Jordan Marshall perform a junior trumpet recital.
  • 11/07/2020 4:00 PM - 11:59 PM online streaming Sarah Naugle, clarinet recital Sarah Naugle performs a junior clarinet recital.
  • 11/07/2020 8:00 PM - 11:59 PM live online 'The Artful Token' "The Artful Token" is a contemporary commedia dell'arte adaptation of Carlo Goldoni's "La Vedova Scaltra" ("The Artful Widow"). The story follows Rosie, a gifted Black university sophomore who is learning to navigate an often racist and sexist world. In this special production, student actor-creators have undertaken a creative-practice-as-research process to explore antiracist theatre principles and the opportunities and limitations of commedia as an antiracist and anti-oppressive form of theatre. Content Warning: Commedia dell'Arte is a centuries-old art form that is uncensored in its delivery. Performances are often bawdy and body-based in humor and involve themes that may be inappropriate for younger viewers. This show furthermore may contain discussion or representation of racist and sexist language and behavior.
  • 11/08/2020 1:00 PM - 11:59 PM online streaming Gabriel Wise, composition recital Gabriel Wise performs a junior composition recital.
  • 11/08/2020 4:00 PM - 11:59 PM online streaming Charlotte Cannon, cello recital Charlotte Cannon performs a cello recital.
  • 11/08/2020 8:00 PM - 11:59 PM live online 'The Artful Token' "The Artful Token" is a contemporary commedia dell'arte adaptation of Carlo Goldoni's "La Vedova Scaltra" ("The Artful Widow"). The story follows Rosie, a gifted Black university sophomore who is learning to navigate an often racist and sexist world. In this special production, student actor-creators have undertaken a creative-practice-as-research process to explore antiracist theatre principles and the opportunities and limitations of commedia as an antiracist and anti-oppressive form of theatre. Content Warning: Commedia dell'Arte is a centuries-old art form that is uncensored in its delivery. Performances are often bawdy and body-based in humor and involve themes that may be inappropriate for younger viewers. This show furthermore may contain discussion or representation of racist and sexist language and behavior.
  • 11/09/2020 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Choices & Challenges- Technology & Disability: Counternarratives Autism Tech & Autistic Experience
  • 11/09/2020 7:30 PM - 11:59 PM online streaming 'Burn the Box' Clifton Joseph Guidry, III Bassoonist and composer Clifton Joseph Guidry, III will join Virginia Tech for a residency that will include two lectures and a solo recital this November. This multi-day residency will center around Blackness, radical self love, mental health awareness, and how music connects these movements. Everyone, regardless of experience or degree focus, is welcomed and encouraged to attend the lectures and concert. The program on Nov. 9 features a streamed recital, followed by a live Q&A with composer/bassoonist Clifton Joseph Guidry, III. This event is presented by the Virginia Tech School of Performing Arts, with co-sponsorship from Office of Inclusion and Diversity, Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT), and the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Susan Sanders at least 10 business days prior to the event.
  • 11/11/2020 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Choices & Challenges- Technology & Disability: Counternarratives High-tech "Fixes" & Disability
  • 11/12/2020 7:00 PM - 11:59 PM Online Zoom Science and Sasquatch in Popular Belief (RLCL Webinar Series Fall 2020) In his NC State course, Science, Psi, Sasquatch, and Spirits, Darby Orcutt examines science through the lens of fields usually considered fringe science at best, using them to understand how the boundaries, cultures, and practices of science are constructed. In this talk, he draws from his experiences with the Bigfoot community and his fieldwork with amateur Bigfoot investigators, turning towards popular apprehensions of science and Bigfoot, and finding that ways of believing in these two things are not so different as one might presume. Please join the Dept. of Religion & Culture at Virginia Tech (RLCL) as we welcome Professor. Orcutt. Please joi
  • 11/13/2020 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM The Virginia Dares Cinematic Arts Award and Virtual Conference for Decolonizing/Re-Indigenizing Media Conference organizers at Virginia Tech proudly present the Virginia Dares Cinematic Arts Award and Conference for Decolonizing/Re-Indigenizing Media. This community-building event will occur as succinct virtual sessions on November 13-14, and November 20-21, 2020.
  • 11/13/2020 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Choices & Challenges- Technology & Disability: Counternarratives Cyborg Promenade with Sammus and Travis
  • 11/13/2020 7:30 PM - 11:59 PM Online; check back for details Opera Workshop Students in the Opera Workshop class perform opera selections in an online performance.
  • 11/13/2020 8:00 PM - 11:59 PM live online 'The Artful Token' "The Artful Token" is a contemporary commedia dell'arte adaptation of Carlo Goldoni's "La Vedova Scaltra" ("The Artful Widow"). The story follows Rosie, a gifted Black university sophomore who is learning to navigate an often racist and sexist world. In this special production, student actor-creators have undertaken a creative-practice-as-research process to explore antiracist theatre principles and the opportunities and limitations of commedia as an antiracist and anti-oppressive form of theatre. Content Warning: Commedia dell'Arte is a centuries-old art form that is uncensored in its delivery. Performances are often bawdy and body-based in humor and involve themes that may be inappropriate for younger viewers. This show furthermore may contain discussion or representation of racist and sexist language and behavior.
  • 11/14/2020 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM The Virginia Dares Cinematic Arts Award and Virtual Conference for Decolonizing/Re-Indigenizing Media Conference organizers at Virginia Tech proudly present the Virginia Dares Cinematic Arts Award and Conference for Decolonizing/Re-Indigenizing Media. This community-building event will occur as succinct virtual sessions on November 13-14, and November 20-21, 2020.
  • 11/14/2020 8:00 PM - 11:59 PM live online 'The Artful Token' "The Artful Token" is a contemporary commedia dell'arte adaptation of Carlo Goldoni's "La Vedova Scaltra" ("The Artful Widow"). The story follows Rosie, a gifted Black university sophomore who is learning to navigate an often racist and sexist world. In this special production, student actor-creators have undertaken a creative-practice-as-research process to explore antiracist theatre principles and the opportunities and limitations of commedia as an antiracist and anti-oppressive form of theatre. Content Warning: Commedia dell'Arte is a centuries-old art form that is uncensored in its delivery. Performances are often bawdy and body-based in humor and involve themes that may be inappropriate for younger viewers. This show furthermore may contain discussion or representation of racist and sexist language and behavior.
  • 11/15/2020 8:00 PM - 11:59 PM live online 'The Artful Token' "The Artful Token" is a contemporary commedia dell'arte adaptation of Carlo Goldoni's "La Vedova Scaltra" ("The Artful Widow"). The story follows Rosie, a gifted Black university sophomore who is learning to navigate an often racist and sexist world. In this special production, student actor-creators have undertaken a creative-practice-as-research process to explore antiracist theatre principles and the opportunities and limitations of commedia as an antiracist and anti-oppressive form of theatre. Content Warning: Commedia dell'Arte is a centuries-old art form that is uncensored in its delivery. Performances are often bawdy and body-based in humor and involve themes that may be inappropriate for younger viewers. This show furthermore may contain discussion or representation of racist and sexist language and behavior.
  • 11/16/2020 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM via Zoom ASPECT Working Paper "Extraction as Environmentality" Jenn Lawrence, Political Science Respondents: Alexander Stubberfield, ASPECT Alumnus, and Political Science Hannah Glasson, ASPECT PhD student
  • 11/16/2020 7:30 PM - 11:59 PM online streaming Beethoven Sonatas: Hsiang Tu, piano and Benjamin Wyatt, cello Hsiang Tu, piano, and Benjamin Wyatt, cello perform a recital of Beethoven sonatas.
  • 11/19/2020 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Virtual PPE Talk: Author Joins Discussion Professor Candice Delmas, author of A Duty to Resist: When Disobedience Should Be Uncivil (2018), will join the PPE Reading Group for a presentation and discussion of her work. This event is open to all faculty and students. No prior knowledge of the book is required. Please join this virtual talk via Zoom (Zoom Meeting ID: 244 849 5184. Password: well-being).
  • 11/20/2020 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM The Virginia Dares Cinematic Arts Award and Virtual Conference for Decolonizing/Re-Indigenizing Media Conference organizers at Virginia Tech proudly present the Virginia Dares Cinematic Arts Award and Conference for Decolonizing/Re-Indigenizing Media. This community-building event will occur as succinct virtual sessions on November 13-14, and November 20-21, 2020.
  • 11/21/2020 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM The Virginia Dares Cinematic Arts Award and Virtual Conference for Decolonizing/Re-Indigenizing Media Conference organizers at Virginia Tech proudly present the Virginia Dares Cinematic Arts Award and Conference for Decolonizing/Re-Indigenizing Media. This community-building event will occur as succinct virtual sessions on November 13-14, and November 20-21, 2020.
  • 12/04/2020 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Virtual (Zoom Meeting ID: 978 7078 1606) 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 chat - in German - with friends, fellow students, and professors. Contact Dr. Esther Bauer for the Zoom meeting passcode.
  • 12/09/2020 7:30 PM - 11:59 PM online streaming New Music Ensemble The New Music Ensemble (NME) presents a streamed recital. NME at Virginia Tech, an experimental music research lab under the artistic direction of Kyle Hutchins, focuses on the discussion, artistry, and performance of experimental music after 1970, including free and structured improvisation, graphic notation, contemporary performance practice, interactive multimedia, and music in the expanded field. Since its inception in 2017, NME has premiered over twenty-five new works by student and professional composers and sound artists. Fall 2020 will feature the world premiere of new virtual work by Joey Crane, Sam Krahn, Jack Langdon, Heather Mease, Tiffany Skidmore, Dan Tramte, and Bethany Younge.