Events Calendar

Upcoming Events

  • Sep 21 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM CORRIDORS-The Blue Ridge Writing and Rhetoric Conference Corridors is a one-day, FREE conference that will take place Saturday, Sept. 21, in Shanks Hall (3rd floor rooms). Corridors is a great way to experience conference culture, hear about exciting new research ideas, and meet new people in the field. You can check out the program, complete with schedule and accessibility guide, on the Corridors website:http://corridors.hokieswrite.com/index.html. If you are not presenting at the conference but would like to attend (which is highly encouraged!), please fill out the registration form on the website. If you have questions, please contact us at corridors@vt.edu. We hope you all can make it, and we look forward to seeing you on the 21st.
  • Sep 21 4:00 PM - 11:59 PM Squires Recital Salon VT Trumpet Festival Concert with special guest Wiff Rudd Wiff Rudd, professor at Baylor University, is special guest at the Virginia Tech Trumpet Festival Concert.
  • Sep 21 6:00 PM - 11:59 PM Lyric Theatre Progeny Short Film Festival 2019 The Progeny Short Film Festival showcases high-quality, do-it-yourself-spirited filmmaking, especially by independent filmmakers and students within Southwest Virginia. Categories include narrative, documentary, experimental, animated, super short, and high school.
  • Sep 24 7:00 PM - 11:59 PM Fralin Auditorium 8th Annual Hispanic Film Series @ VT EVERYBODY KNOWS (SPAIN) The story follows Laura (Penelope Cruz), a Spanish woman loving in Buenos Aires, who returns with her children to her hometown outside Madrid for a wedding. The mood is festive, and many faces from the past are present for the nuptials, including Paco (Javier Bardem), a longtime friend of the family. When Laura' daughter goes missing, and text messages arrive asking for a ransom, the happy reunion takes a hard turn into nightmarish territory, bringing forgotten secrets into the open.....
  • Sep 26 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Major Williams Hall, room 215 PPE Reading Group The PPE Reading Group will meet every other Thursday during the semester to read and discuss Darrell M. West's (Brookings) book "The Future of Work: Robots, AI, and Automation" (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 the group (no need to be affiliated with PPE).
  • Sep 26 8:00 PM - 11:59 PM Squires Recital Salon Clara Cheng and Richard Masters: 4-hand piano recital Guest pianist Clara Cheng and Virginia Tech faculty member Richard Masters perform a recital of music for piano four hands. From Poulenc's Sonata for piano duet, to intricate two piano arrangements of Rachmaninoff songs, this short program offers an action-packed evening of exciting four hand fun.
  • Sep 27 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Steger Hall Conference Center (1015 Life Science Circle) The Humorous Side of the Climate Story: A workshop on the bizarre, unexpected, and delightfully weird side of climate change Journalist Sara Peach will present The Humorous Side of the Climate Story: A workshop on the bizarre, unexpected, and delightfully weird side of climate change on Friday, September 27th from 12 - 1:30pm at the Steger Hall Conference Center (1015 Life Science Circle). Lunch will be provided. Sara Peach has spent the past 10 years reporting on climate change for National Geographic, HuffPost, Yale Climate Connections, and other publications. She'll share a few of the stranger stories she's encountered, explain the value of telling the climate story from unexpected angles, and help you think about how to talk with your friends and family about climate change in a whole new way. This event is jointly sponsored by the Center for Humanities, the Center for Communicating Science, and the School of Public and International Affairs/Urban Affairs and Planning, with in-kind support from the Global Change Center, the Department of Communication, and Sigma Xi -The Scientific Research Society. Please RSVP to humanities@vt.edu by September 23rd to reserve your space for this event. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdz40pGeECL-YefxJdxFs1WW4CC4nuJEyCJB_vBzigdsWnl9A/viewform
  • Sep 27 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.
  • Sep 30 8:00 PM - 11:59 PM Squires Recital Salon Animal Style - Piano Music INspired by the Animal Kingdom | Hsiang Tu, piano Faculty member Hsiang John Tu performs a program entitled "Animal Style - Piano Music Inspired by the Animal Kingdom." The New York Times has praised the "eloquent sensitivity" in Tu's performance. Born in Taipei, Taiwan, he debuted in New York at Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center as the winner of the Juilliard School Concerto Competition, and returned to the same venue in 2013 as a soloist with the World Civic Orchestra. He is a recipient of the Doctoral of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance from Juilliard, and recently joined the Virginia Tech School of Performing Arts as an Assistant Professor in piano.
  • Oct 01 7:00 PM - 11:59 PM Fralin Auditorium 8th Annual Hispanic Film Series @ VT I GIRL (ARGENTINA) Based on the director's autobiographical experiences, I Girl tells the story of Armonia, a little girl who lives with Pablo and Julia, who seem to be her parents, in an idyllic landscape of lakes, rivers, and forests in southern Argentina. They are neo-hippies, vegetarians, promiscuous, questioners of the system, and have problems with the law. But their existence is more precarious that it seems; their cabin has no light, gas, or running water, and they are underprepared for the life they envision for themselves. After a tragic incident forces them to leave their idyllic dwelling and actually interact with the bourgeoisie, Armonia's world starts to gradually open up...
  • Oct 01 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Squires Studio Theatre Mainstage Theatre: 'How I Learned to Drive" A wildly funny, surprising, and devastating tale of survival as seen through the lens of a troubling relationship between a young girl and an older man. "How I Learned To Drive" is the story of a woman who learns the rules of the road and life from behind the wheel. By Paula Vogel.
  • Oct 02 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Brush Mountain A (Squires Student Center) PPE Speaker Series: Charmaine Chua Charmaine Chua (UC Santa Barbara) will give a talk on the topic "Fast Circulation, Slow Life: The Racial Fix of Global Logistics." All faculty and students are invited to attend.
  • Oct 02 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Squires Studio Theatre Mainstage Theatre: 'How I Learned to Drive" A wildly funny, surprising, and devastating tale of survival as seen through the lens of a troubling relationship between a young girl and an older man. "How I Learned To Drive" is the story of a woman who learns the rules of the road and life from behind the wheel. By Paula Vogel.
  • Oct 03 4:00 PM - 11:59 PM Squires Student Center Room 309 Hispanic Heritage Month Mark Weiss a poet and acclaimed translator of Latin American poetry will give a talk on translation from 4-5PM at Squires Student Center room 309 Followed by a reading of poetry 6:30-7:30 in NCB 210
  • Oct 03 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM El Centro, located in room 309 in the Squires Student Center (290 College Avenue). Mark Weiss Presentation In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, poet and acclaimed translator of Latin American poetry, Mark Weiss, will be presenting A Talk on Translation on Thursday, October 3rd from 4 to 5pm at El Centro, located in room 309 in the Squires Student Center, 290 College Avenue. A reading of poetry by Mr. Weiss will follow from 6:30 to 7:30pm in room 210 in the new Classroom Building 1455 Perry Street. This event is presented by El Centro and the Department of Modern and Classical languages and Literatures with support from the English Department, the Deans Advisory Committee on International Initiatives, and the Center for Humanities.
  • Oct 03 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Squires Studio Theatre Mainstage Theatre: 'How I Learned to Drive" A wildly funny, surprising, and devastating tale of survival as seen through the lens of a troubling relationship between a young girl and an older man. "How I Learned To Drive" is the story of a woman who learns the rules of the road and life from behind the wheel. By Paula Vogel.
  • Oct 04 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Squires Studio Theatre Mainstage Theatre: 'How I Learned to Drive" A wildly funny, surprising, and devastating tale of survival as seen through the lens of a troubling relationship between a young girl and an older man. "How I Learned To Drive" is the story of a woman who learns the rules of the road and life from behind the wheel. By Paula Vogel.
  • Oct 06 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Squires Studio Theatre Mainstage Theatre: 'How I Learned to Drive' A wildly funny, surprising, and devastating tale of survival as seen through the lens of a troubling relationship between a young girl and an older man. "How I Learned To Drive" is the story of a woman who learns the rules of the road and life from behind the wheel. By Paula Vogel.
  • Oct 07 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Squires Studio Theatre Mainstage Theatre: 'How I Learned to Drive' A wildly funny, surprising, and devastating tale of survival as seen through the lens of a troubling relationship between a young girl and an older man. "How I Learned To Drive" is the story of a woman who learns the rules of the road and life from behind the wheel. By Paula Vogel.
  • Oct 07 8:00 PM - 11:59 PM Squires Recital Salon Music on Mondays: Valerie Coleman, flute | Richard Masters, piano Described as one of the "top 35 female composers in classical music" by critic Anne Midgette of the Washington Post, Valerie Coleman is among the world's most played composers living today. With works that range from flute sonatas that recount the stories of trafficked humans during Middle Passage and orchestral and chamber works based on nomadic Roma tribes, to scherzos about moonshine in the Mississippi Delta region and motifs based from Morse Code, her body of works have been highly regarded as a deeply relevant contribution to modern music. She is joined by music faculty member Richard Masters.
  • Oct 08 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Newman Library Multipurpose Room Annual ASPECT Awards Ceremony
  • Oct 08 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Squires Studio Theatre Mainstage Theatre: 'How I Learned to Drive' A wildly funny, surprising, and devastating tale of survival as seen through the lens of a troubling relationship between a young girl and an older man. "How I Learned To Drive" is the story of a woman who learns the rules of the road and life from behind the wheel. By Paula Vogel.
  • Oct 09 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Squires Studio Theatre Mainstage Theatre: 'How I Learned to Drive' A wildly funny, surprising, and devastating tale of survival as seen through the lens of a troubling relationship between a young girl and an older man. "How I Learned To Drive" is the story of a woman who learns the rules of the road and life from behind the wheel. By Paula Vogel.
  • Oct 10 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Major Williams Hall, room 215 PPE Reading Group The PPE Reading Group will meet every other Thursday during the semester to read and discuss Darrell M. West's (Brookings) book "The Future of Work: Robots, AI, and Automation" (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 the group (no need to be affiliated with PPE).
  • Oct 10 6:30 PM - 11:59 PM The Lyric Theater The Last Laugh Join the Department of Religion and Culture with it's second film of our semester film series: The Last Laugh (Introduced by Professor Megan Case) Film Description: A former stand-up comedian who retired from the spotlight 50 years ago reunites with his former manager after he convinces him to do one last comedy tour.
  • Oct 10 7:30 PM - 11:59 PM Squires Recital Salon U.S. Air Force Heritage Winds Heritage Winds is the wind component of the United States Air Force Heritage of America Band at Langley AFB, Virginia. As professional Airman-musicians, the members of Heritage Winds are dedicated to using the power of music to honor our veterans, inspire patriotism, communicate the Air Force story, and recruit those who are interested in serving our nation. Heritage Winds offers innovative programming that covers a wide array of musical styles. The ensemble embraces the full range of the quintet and larger wind group repertoire, while also exploring various instrument combinations. The creative use of ensemble and instrumentation, combined with new arrangements and compositions, ensures that Heritage Winds provides audiences with a unique concert experience.
  • Oct 11 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM 1020 TORG Dr. Alexander Wendt - Quantum Theory as Critical: Alienation, False Consciousness, and the Politics of Social Physics Guest Lecture by Dr. Alexander Wendt. Quantum Theory as Critical: Alienation, False Consciousness, and the Politics of Social Physics. October 11, 2019 3:00-5:00pm 1020 Torgersen Hall. Dr. Wendt is the Mershon Professor of International Security and Professor of Political Science at The Ohio State University.
  • Oct 13 3:00 PM - 11:59 PM Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre Wind Ensemble and Symphony Band Join the Virginia Tech Wind Ensemble and Symphony Band for an afternoon of wind band masterworks and contemporary compositions in this School of Performing Arts performance.
  • Oct 14 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM Homecoming 2019 Virginia Tech will celebrate Homecoming with a week of activities for students, alumni, and friends. Start the week with our Campfire Kickoff and don't miss the Homecoming Parade, tailgate, football game, and more!
  • Oct 15 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM Homecoming 2019 Virginia Tech will celebrate Homecoming with a week of activities for students, alumni, and friends. Start the week with our Campfire Kickoff and don't miss the Homecoming Parade, tailgate, football game, and more!
  • Oct 15 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Squires Recital Salon Visiting Artist Convocation: Charles Castleman, violin Violinist Charles Castleman will perform a new piece composed by faculty member Charles Nichols - a string quartet written for him and faculty members John Irrera, Molly Wilkens-Reed, and Alan Weinstein.
  • Oct 15 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Newman Library Multipurpose Room ASPECT Books in the Library Featuring the following authors: Nick Copeland, Department of Sociology Cara Daggett, Department of Political Science Jenn Lawrence, College of Architecture and Urban Studies, and Jim Bohland, SPIA
  • Oct 15 7:00 PM - 11:59 PM TORG 3100 8th Annual Hispanic Film Series @ VT URGENT LOVE (ARGENTINA) Agustina and her mother, an extroverted, sociable fashion designer, have just arrived in the small town of Resignation in Argentina. Her mother's messy love life has caused Agustina to develop a mental block when it comes to boys. Redro, a teenager "loser", falls in love with her and gradually manages to chip away at the emotional wall Agustina has erected. Urgent Love is a subtle, intelligent, and entertaining comedy that dares to be different
  • Oct 16 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM Homecoming 2019 Virginia Tech will celebrate Homecoming with a week of activities for students, alumni, and friends. Start the week with our Campfire Kickoff and don't miss the Homecoming Parade, tailgate, football game, and more!
  • Oct 17 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM Homecoming 2019 Virginia Tech will celebrate Homecoming with a week of activities for students, alumni, and friends. Start the week with our Campfire Kickoff and don't miss the Homecoming Parade, tailgate, football game, and more!
  • Oct 17 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Squires Commonwealth Ballroom CLAHS Study Abroad Expo Learn about study abroad programs offered through the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences when you attend this expo. Faculty leaders and past student participants will be on hand to provide additional information and answer questions.
  • Oct 18 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM Homecoming 2019 Virginia Tech will celebrate Homecoming with a week of activities for students, alumni, and friends. Start the week with our Campfire Kickoff and don't miss the Homecoming Parade, tailgate, football game, and more!
  • Oct 19 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM Homecoming 2019 Virginia Tech will celebrate Homecoming with a week of activities for students, alumni, and friends. Start the week with our Campfire Kickoff and don't miss the Homecoming Parade, tailgate, football game, and more!
  • Oct 19 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Hahn Horticulture Garden CLAHS Tailgate Join CLAHS alumni, faculty, staff, students, and friends for a pregame tailgate party before the Virginia Tech vs. UNC football game. Enjoy a tailgate buffet, live music, games, door prizes, giveaways, and meet our new dean, Dr. Laura Belmonte (and her dogs, Willy and James). We'll also have a special appearance from the HokieBird!
  • Oct 19 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Holtzman Alumni Center HokieTalk with Sylvester Johnson The founding director of the Virginia Tech Center for Humanities, Sylvester A. Johnson will explore the question "Will Intelligent Machines Become Human? AI, Cybernetics, and the Future of Humanity." Johnson is a nationally recognized humanities scholar specializing in the study of race, religion, and technology.
  • Oct 21 8:00 PM - 11:59 PM Squires Recital Salon Music on Mondays: ACUTE Sax Trio Acute Trio is a modular saxophone trio with members Kyle Hutchins (USA), Bera Romairone (Argentina), and Sara Zazo (Spain) who met at the 2016 Darmstadt Ferienkurse fur Neue Musik in Germany. Their program will consist of new works written for them by 113 (One Thirteen) Composer's Collective members Joey Crane, Benjamin J Mansavage Klein, Sam Krahn, Joshua Musikantow, Tiffany M. Skidmore, and Adam Zahller.
  • Oct 24 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Major Williams Hall, room 215 PPE Reading Group The PPE Reading Group will meet every other Thursday during the semester to read and discuss Darrell M. West's (Brookings) book "The Future of Work: Robots, AI, and Automation" (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 the group (no need to be affiliated with PPE).
  • Oct 25 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM LAHS Building Room 005A "Stained University: Tobacco, Higher Education, and the Politics of Memory" ASPECT Working Paper Eli Meyerhoff, Social Movements Lab, Duke University Respondents: Audrey Reeves, Political Science and ASPECT Patrick Salmons, ASPECT PhD student
  • Nov 01 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.
  • Nov 06 6:30 PM - 11:59 PM The Lyric Theater The Matrix Join The Department of Religion and Culture for our final film of our semester long film series: The Matrix (introduced by Professor Michael Saffle).
  • Nov 07 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Major Williams Hall, room 215 PPE Reading Group The PPE Reading Group will meet every other Thursday during the semester to read and discuss Darrell M. West's (Brookings) book "The Future of Work: Robots, AI, and Automation" (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 the group (no need to be affiliated with PPE).
  • Nov 13 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Brush Mountain A (Squires Student Center) PPE Speaker Series: Rosa Terlazzo Rosa Terlazzo (University of Rochester) will give a talk on the topic "Paternalism and Adaptive Preference Interventions." All faculty and students are invited to attend.
  • Nov 14 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Shanks Hall 370/380 "Democracy after Friendship: Rural Political Culture in Brazil after Thirteen Years of Workers' Party Rule (2003-2016)" ASPECT Working Paper Aaron Ansell, Department of Religion and Culture Respondents: Mauro Caraccioli, Political Science and ASPECT Molly Todd, ASPECT PhD student
  • Nov 18 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Cube, Moss Arts Center A Life in Two Keys: Sara Davis Buechner Music on Mondays guest artist, Sara Davis Buechner, will present a Brown Bag Lunch Lecture on the day of her performance in the CUBE at the Moss Arts Center. She will talk about her journey as a transgender woman and transgender issues. Noted for her musical command, cosmopolitan artistry, and visionary independence, Sara Davis Buechner is one of the most original concert pianists of our time. After earning a bouquet of international competition prizes in her early career, Buechner's contributions have spanned performances, commissioning new works, and recordings. Her solo performance will include works by Mozart, Brahms, Taku, and Gershwin.