Events Calendar

Upcoming Events

  • 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 18 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM VT Arabic Oman Exhibit The Photo Exhibit for VT Arabic Oman showcases students' experience in Oman studying Arabic and immersing in the Arabic culture. It displays the journey of students who participated in the VT Arabic Oman during the 2018 and 2019 summer sessions. This exhibit will be available until December 18
  • Oct 18 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Moss Arts Center 3rd Multimedia Journalism Career and Internship Fair Network and connect with professionals from broadcast, print and digital media. Meet and talk with VT alumni currently working in media. Learn now to get involved with student media groups. Registration not required.
  • Oct 18 12:15 PM - 1:10 PM Shanks Hall 370/380 Dr. Kate Pantelides, Middle Tennessee State University, will give a presentation: " After The Accusation: The Lasting Impact of Plagiarism Trauma on Student Writing Behaviors" VT Composition Speaker Series Features Dr. Kate Pantelides. Dr. Pantelides will give a presentation and lead a teaching workshop. Presentation: "After the Accusation: The Lasting Impact of Plagiarism Trauma on Student Writing Behaviors." Abstract: Plagiarism accusations, often viewed as benign in and of themselves, have lasting impact on how students see themselves and how they approach the learning process. Drawing on interviews with students who have been accused of plagiarism and faculty who have been involved in plagiarism accusations, I examine academic failure's relationship to students' personal embrace of failure, to their belief in themselves as failures. Plagiarism accusations can lead to identify trauma in which students are forced to reckon with a vision of themselves that they don't recognize. The fear and anxiety generated by plagiarism accusations and the associated culture of vigilant plagiarism detection has long-term impact on students' affective sense of self and their relationships within academia. Instead of policing plagiarism, how might we instead foster demonstrations of intertextuality and textual borrowing in overt, generatvie ways in the classroom?
  • Oct 18 2:00 PM - 11:59 PM New Classroom Building 360 Matthias Schleiden's Theory of History: Philosophy, Politics, and Popular Science, 1842-1882
  • Oct 18 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM Shanks Hall 370/380 Dr. Kate Pantelides, Middle Tennessee State University Dr. Kate Pantelides will lead a Pedagogical Workshop: "Using Systems Thinking to Connect Classroom Learning and Program Outcomes." In this workshop she will introduce attendees to "Systems Thinking," a tool that allows us to "identify and map relationships and system dynamics" (Leyla Arcaraglou) in complex spaces, like that of a classroom or broader educational setting. In groups we will work with individual program objectives, mapping diverse and innovative ways that we can accomplish these objectives in our classrooms. Attendees will leave this workshop with a strengthened understanding of program objectives and a list of new ways to meet these objectives and a list of new ways to met these objectives and extend their pedagogy.
  • Oct 18 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Fife Theater, Moss Arts Center 10th Annual Department of Communication Distinguished Lecture: Online Experiences of Marginalized Individuals. When it first permeated homes, the Internet was touted as the great liberator. Today, it is clear that the Internet is neither a utopia nor an equitable agora. Social media have, however, provided millions of individuals unprecedented access to communicating with others through both private and public platforms. Novel and fulfilling ways of self-expression have emerged. People who are socially isolated or otherwise unsatisfied with their offline lives have developed meaningful social connections online. Although there have been innumerable benefits, there have also been considerable downsides, particularly for marginalized individuals. Stereotyping, discrimination, and harassment persist, and in some cases are exacerbated, through social media. Speaker Jesse Fox, Ph.D. School of Communication The Ohio State University
  • 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 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM VT Arabic Oman Exhibit The Photo Exhibit for VT Arabic Oman showcases students' experience in Oman studying Arabic and immersing in the Arabic culture. It displays the journey of students who participated in the VT Arabic Oman during the 2018 and 2019 summer sessions. This exhibit will be available until December 18
  • Oct 19 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Holtzman Alumni Center Assembly Hall 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 19 12:00 PM - 3:00 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 by Cozette and the Fifths, 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 20 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM VT Arabic Oman Exhibit The Photo Exhibit for VT Arabic Oman showcases students' experience in Oman studying Arabic and immersing in the Arabic culture. It displays the journey of students who participated in the VT Arabic Oman during the 2018 and 2019 summer sessions. This exhibit will be available until December 18
  • Oct 20 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Squires Recital Salon Student recital: Rachel Vanlandingham, voice Rachel Vanlandingham performs a junior vocal recital.
  • Oct 21 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM VT Arabic Oman Exhibit The Photo Exhibit for VT Arabic Oman showcases students' experience in Oman studying Arabic and immersing in the Arabic culture. It displays the journey of students who participated in the VT Arabic Oman during the 2018 and 2019 summer sessions. This exhibit will be available until December 18
  • Oct 21 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Shanks Hall 370/380 Study Abroad Information Session: London Calling! 2020 Jane Wemhoener will be having an information session Monday, 21 October, 3pm, in Shanks Hall 370/380, for students interested in London Calling! 2020 (May 24-June 21, 2020). Students will study literature, theatre, architecture, social issues, public discourse--with The City as textbook--in one of the world's greatest and most complex capitals. Open to all majors! Receive 6 credits: English 4984 and Architecture 5974. In 2020, participants have the opportunity to apply for a London internship that will extend their stay by two weeks and provide an additional 3 hours of VT credit. Selection is competitive. Placements are in most fields except lab science. Admission is by program-specific application only.
  • 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 22 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM VT Arabic Oman Exhibit The Photo Exhibit for VT Arabic Oman showcases students' experience in Oman studying Arabic and immersing in the Arabic culture. It displays the journey of students who participated in the VT Arabic Oman during the 2018 and 2019 summer sessions. This exhibit will be available until December 18
  • Oct 22 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Shanks Hall 370/380 Study Abroad Information Session: Spring Break Iceland Jane Wemhoener will be having an information session Tuesday, 22 October, 5:30pm, in Shanks Hall 370/380 for students interested in traveling to Iceland for spring break 2020. This is an option for students enrolled in English 2684--Old Norse Literature: Land into Legend, which examines the Sagas and Eddas of Iceland, exploring Norse mythology, the building of a nation, and the men and women whose codes defined it.
  • Oct 22 7:00 PM - 11:59 PM TORG 1060 Arabic Film Night Solitaire/Mahbas (with English subtitles) The tragicomic film foregrounds the precariousness of Lebanese-Syrian relations, exacerbated by the Syrian refugee crisis, showing the devastating impact of prejudice.
  • Oct 23 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM VT Arabic Oman Exhibit The Photo Exhibit for VT Arabic Oman showcases students' experience in Oman studying Arabic and immersing in the Arabic culture. It displays the journey of students who participated in the VT Arabic Oman during the 2018 and 2019 summer sessions. This exhibit will be available until December 18
  • Oct 23 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM MAJWM 327 Information Session VT Arabic Oman, Summer 2020 Please join us for an Information Session about VT Arabic Oman, Summer 2020. Come to learn more about this wonderful opportunity to visit the Middle East, study Arabic language and experience the Arabic culture. Free snacks and sweets available
  • Oct 23 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Newman Library Free Spanish Tutoring
  • Oct 24 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM VT Arabic Oman Exhibit The Photo Exhibit for VT Arabic Oman showcases students' experience in Oman studying Arabic and immersing in the Arabic culture. It displays the journey of students who participated in the VT Arabic Oman during the 2018 and 2019 summer sessions. This exhibit will be available until December 18
  • 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 24 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Moss Arts Center Visiting Writer Series: Brian Blanchfield Brian Blanchfield is the author of three books of poetry and prose, including Proxies: Essays Near Knowing, for which he received a 2016 Whiting Award in Nonfiction, and A Several World, which won the 2014 James Laughlin Award. He lives in Moscow, Idaho, where he teaches at the University of Idaho. Brian will be reading his work on Thursday, October 24, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. in the Moss Arts Center.
  • Oct 25 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM VT Arabic Oman Exhibit The Photo Exhibit for VT Arabic Oman showcases students' experience in Oman studying Arabic and immersing in the Arabic culture. It displays the journey of students who participated in the VT Arabic Oman during the 2018 and 2019 summer sessions. This exhibit will be available until December 18
  • 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
  • Oct 25 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Shanks and Owens Halls English Career Conference Student registration is now open for the 12th Annual Career Connections hosted by the Distinguished Alumni Board, Oct 24 & 25, 2019 in Owens and Shanks Halls. As part of the day you will have the opportunity to attend 3 Career Panels. Dress is business casual. A jacket and tie for men are not required; a shirt and a tie or polo and khakis are appropriate.
  • Oct 26 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM VT Arabic Oman Exhibit The Photo Exhibit for VT Arabic Oman showcases students' experience in Oman studying Arabic and immersing in the Arabic culture. It displays the journey of students who participated in the VT Arabic Oman during the 2018 and 2019 summer sessions. This exhibit will be available until December 18
  • Oct 27 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM VT Arabic Oman Exhibit The Photo Exhibit for VT Arabic Oman showcases students' experience in Oman studying Arabic and immersing in the Arabic culture. It displays the journey of students who participated in the VT Arabic Oman during the 2018 and 2019 summer sessions. This exhibit will be available until December 18
  • Oct 27 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre Virginia Tech Choir Festival The Virginia Tech Chamber Singers, Women's Chorus, and Tech Men share the stage with the VT Honor Choir (100 high school singers from Virginia and the surrounding states) to showcase the dynamic choral singing happening at Virginia Tech! The concert is conducted by Hyesoo Yoo, Larry Wyatt, and Jeb Sturgill.
  • Oct 28 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM VT Arabic Oman Exhibit The Photo Exhibit for VT Arabic Oman showcases students' experience in Oman studying Arabic and immersing in the Arabic culture. It displays the journey of students who participated in the VT Arabic Oman during the 2018 and 2019 summer sessions. This exhibit will be available until December 18
  • Oct 28 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM Newman Library Multipurpose Room Lecture by Evelyne Ender The Physics and Metaphysics of Handwriting In Dr. Evelyne Ender's talk, the subject of handwriting and its juxtaposition against digital forms of communication offer a unique approach to studying human interactions and the ways in which meaning, truth, intimacy, and power are constructed and expressed in all areas of life
  • Oct 28 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Shanks 370/380 Reception with Teachers from Pakistan Meet the second cohort of English high school teachers from Pakistan who are visiting Blacksburg this semester as participants in the Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program for Pakistan offered by the Virginia Tech Language and Culture Institute. After brief introductions, you can chat informally with the 28 teachers and enjoy refreshments. There will be a 20-minute presentation about Pakistan and teaching in its school, followed by a Q&A session and additional informal discussion.
  • Oct 28 7:00 PM - 11:59 PM West Ambler Johnston Hall Theater Visit by Documentary Filmmaker from India On October 28th Pankaj Kumar, a documentary filmmaker from India, Pankaj Rishi Kumar will be visiting campus and will show his latest film, "Two Flags," followed by discussion at West Ambler Johnston Hall at 7:00pm.
  • Oct 29 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM VT Arabic Oman Exhibit The Photo Exhibit for VT Arabic Oman showcases students' experience in Oman studying Arabic and immersing in the Arabic culture. It displays the journey of students who participated in the VT Arabic Oman during the 2018 and 2019 summer sessions. This exhibit will be available until December 18
  • Oct 29 3:00 PM - 11:59 PM Newman Library Multipurpose Room NEH Information Session An information session with Senior Program Officer Dr.Caroline Cortina, from the Division of Public Programs at the National Endowment for the Humanities, will take place on Tuesday, October 29, at 3 p.m. in the Newman Library Multipurpose Room. This session is open to the campus community. Dr. Cortina will discuss funding opportunities from the NEH for public programs, research, digital humanities, education, and more. As the major federal funding agency for programs in the humanities, the NEH session should prove interesting to researchers interested in seeking funding for a range of projects directly relevant to the university's mission as a land-grant institution. This information session is sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. No RSVP is needed for the information session. In addition to leading the information session, Dr. Cortina will also be available for consultations with scholars interested in discussing specific projects, proposals, and opportunities. Consultations will be available in the early afternoon on October 29 and late morning on October 30. These sessions will be scheduled ahead of time, and must be requested by scholars using the form linked below. Please submit requests by October 15, and the schedule will be confirmed by October 22.
  • Oct 29 5:00 PM - 11:59 PM Border Cinema and the Migrant Imaginary Camilla Fojas is Professor of American Studies and Media Studies, and Chair of Media Studies at the University of Virginia. She is currently finishing manuscript called Border Optics: Surveillance on the U.S.-Mexico Frontier. Her most recent work is Migrant Labor and Border Securities in Pop Culture (2017) and Zombies, Migrants, and Queers: Race and Crisis Capitalism in Pop Culture (2017).
  • Oct 29 5:00 PM - 11:59 PM Border Cinema and the Migrant Imaginary Camilla Fojas is Professor of American Studies and Media Studies, and Chair of Media Studies at the University of Virginia. She is currently finishing a manuscript called Border Optics: Surveillance on the U.S.-Mexico Frontier. Her most recent work is Migrant Labor and Border Securities in Pop Culture (2017) and Zombies, Migrants, and Queers: Race and Crisis Capitalism in Pop Culture (2017)
  • Oct 29 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Blacksburg Presbyterian Church, 701 Church St. SE, Blacksburg, VA Virginia Tech Chamber Singers present "The Gift of Singing" The Virginia Tech Chamber Singers present a concert of works by Victoria, Di Lasso, Farmer, Haydn, Mendelssohn, Runestad, Mechem, Ramsey, Fountain, and Hogan.
  • Oct 30 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM VT Arabic Oman Exhibit The Photo Exhibit for VT Arabic Oman showcases students' experience in Oman studying Arabic and immersing in the Arabic culture. It displays the journey of students who participated in the VT Arabic Oman during the 2018 and 2019 summer sessions. This exhibit will be available until December 18
  • Oct 30 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM 427 Major Williams The Making of England Study Abroad Information Session Students interested in learning more about traveling and studying in England, Wales, and Scotland (May 24-June 13, 2020) should attend this information meeting. 427 Major Williams Free Sponsor: Department of History Contact: Glenn R. Bugh (gbugh@vt.edu)
  • Oct 30 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Solitude Ghost Stories of Appalachia Part II Katherine Coleman is an award-winning storyteller from Wise County, Virginia. This year's event is a follow up from last year's and will offer new Southern Mountain ghost tales she learned from growing up in the region. Free, but seating is limited and will be awarded on a first-come-first serve basis beginning at 6:30.
  • Oct 30 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Newman Library Free Spanish Tutoring
  • Oct 30 7:30 PM - 8:45 PM Theatre 101 'The Santaland Diaries' by David Sedaris; adapted by Joe Mantello This play contains adult language and content. "The Santaland Diaries" is a brilliant evocation of what a slacker's Christmas must feel like. Out of work, our slacker decides to become a Macy's elf during the holiday crunch. At first the job is simply humiliating, but once the thousands of visitors start pouring through Santa's workshop, he becomes battle-weary and bitter. Finding consolation in the fact that some of the other elves were television extras on "One Life to Live," he grins and bears it, occasionally taking out his frustrations on the children and parents alike. The piece ends with yet another Santa being ushered into the workshop, but this one is different from the lecherous or drunken ones with whom he has had to work. This Santa actually seems to care about and love the children who come to see him, startling our hero into an uncharacteristic moment of goodwill, just before his employment runs out.
  • Oct 31 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM VT Arabic Oman Exhibit The Photo Exhibit for VT Arabic Oman showcases students' experience in Oman studying Arabic and immersing in the Arabic culture. It displays the journey of students who participated in the VT Arabic Oman during the 2018 and 2019 summer sessions. This exhibit will be available until December 18
  • Oct 31 7:30 PM - 8:45 PM Theatre 101 'The Santaland Diaries' by David Sedaris; adapted by Joe Mantello This play contains adult language and content. "The Santaland Diaries" is a brilliant evocation of what a slacker's Christmas must feel like. Out of work, our slacker decides to become a Macy's elf during the holiday crunch. At first the job is simply humiliating, but once the thousands of visitors start pouring through Santa's workshop, he becomes battle-weary and bitter. Finding consolation in the fact that some of the other elves were television extras on "One Life to Live," he grins and bears it, occasionally taking out his frustrations on the children and parents alike. The piece ends with yet another Santa being ushered into the workshop, but this one is different from the lecherous or drunken ones with whom he has had to work. This Santa actually seems to care about and love the children who come to see him, startling our hero into an uncharacteristic moment of goodwill, just before his employment runs out.
  • Nov 01 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM VT Arabic Oman Exhibit The Photo Exhibit for VT Arabic Oman showcases students' experience in Oman studying Arabic and immersing in the Arabic culture. It displays the journey of students who participated in the VT Arabic Oman during the 2018 and 2019 summer sessions. This exhibit will be available until December 18
  • 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 01 7:30 PM - 8:45 PM Theatre 101 'The Santaland Diaries' by David Sedaris; adapted by Joe Mantello This play contains adult language and content. "The Santaland Diaries" is a brilliant evocation of what a slacker's Christmas must feel like. Out of work, our slacker decides to become a Macy's elf during the holiday crunch. At first the job is simply humiliating, but once the thousands of visitors start pouring through Santa's workshop, he becomes battle-weary and bitter. Finding consolation in the fact that some of the other elves were television extras on "One Life to Live," he grins and bears it, occasionally taking out his frustrations on the children and parents alike. The piece ends with yet another Santa being ushered into the workshop, but this one is different from the lecherous or drunken ones with whom he has had to work. This Santa actually seems to care about and love the children who come to see him, startling our hero into an uncharacteristic moment of goodwill, just before his employment runs out.
  • Nov 02 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM VT Arabic Oman Exhibit The Photo Exhibit for VT Arabic Oman showcases students' experience in Oman studying Arabic and immersing in the Arabic culture. It displays the journey of students who participated in the VT Arabic Oman during the 2018 and 2019 summer sessions. This exhibit will be available until December 18
  • Nov 03 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM VT Arabic Oman Exhibit The Photo Exhibit for VT Arabic Oman showcases students' experience in Oman studying Arabic and immersing in the Arabic culture. It displays the journey of students who participated in the VT Arabic Oman during the 2018 and 2019 summer sessions. This exhibit will be available until December 18
  • Nov 04 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM VT Arabic Oman Exhibit The Photo Exhibit for VT Arabic Oman showcases students' experience in Oman studying Arabic and immersing in the Arabic culture. It displays the journey of students who participated in the VT Arabic Oman during the 2018 and 2019 summer sessions. This exhibit will be available until December 18
  • Nov 04 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Liberal Arts and Human Sciences Building 005 Information Session for CLAHS Awards This session will provide information for the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences Awards and Honors for the faculty, staff, and graduate students. This session is open to all.
  • Nov 05 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM VT Arabic Oman Exhibit The Photo Exhibit for VT Arabic Oman showcases students' experience in Oman studying Arabic and immersing in the Arabic culture. It displays the journey of students who participated in the VT Arabic Oman during the 2018 and 2019 summer sessions. This exhibit will be available until December 18
  • Nov 05 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Squires Recital Salon DRAX: Megan Arns, percussion | Leo Saguiguit, saxophone DRAX is an ensemble-in-residence at the University of Missouri School of Music with faculty members Leo Saguiguit (saxophone) and Megan Arns (percussion). Formed in the fall of 2014, DRAX made its international debut at the World Saxophone Congress in Strasbourg, France in July 2015. Additionally, the duo has performed at the Mizzou International Composers Festival, the Region 4 Conference of the North American Saxophone Alliance in Oklahoma, and the Missouri Percussive Arts Society Day of Percussion. Dedicated to creating new repertoire for this unique combination of instruments, DRAX has recently commissioned and premiered works by composers Jose Martinez, Carolina Heredia, Aaron Mencher, Steven Snowden, and Asha Srinivasan.
  • Nov 06 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM VT Arabic Oman Exhibit The Photo Exhibit for VT Arabic Oman showcases students' experience in Oman studying Arabic and immersing in the Arabic culture. It displays the journey of students who participated in the VT Arabic Oman during the 2018 and 2019 summer sessions. This exhibit will be available until December 18
  • 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 06 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Newman Library Free Spanish Tutoring
  • Nov 06 7:00 PM - 11:59 PM The Cube, Moss Arts Center the arts & humanities in a time of crisis Please join acclaimed writer, educator, scholar Clint Smith III for a public talk on how the arts and humanities can help humanity navigate the world in the face of political, cultural, social, economic, and environmental crisis. Clint, a poet, activist, and scholar, has recently contributed to the NY Times' 1619 PROJECT and has written for a host of publications. He will give a public talk, then will be available to sign copies of his latest book of poetry - COUNTING DESCENT. ALL ARE WELCOME.
  • Nov 07 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM VT Arabic Oman Exhibit The Photo Exhibit for VT Arabic Oman showcases students' experience in Oman studying Arabic and immersing in the Arabic culture. It displays the journey of students who participated in the VT Arabic Oman during the 2018 and 2019 summer sessions. This exhibit will be available until December 18
  • 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 07 5:00 PM - 11:59 PM Torgersen 1060 Challenging Human Supremacy: Degrowth, post-growth, and the future of life on earth. A Symposium in Honor of Eileen Crist In her recent book, Abundant Earth (2019, University of Chicago Press), Eileen Crist argues that the continued existence of life on earth requires us to rethink our relationship to the planet. She calls for humans to scale down and pull back by challenging human supremacy and economic growth frameworks. This symposium celebrates Dr. Crist contributions to the field by bringing together a range of scholars to address these issues. Opening Keynote: Eileen Crist Thursday, November 7, 5 PM, Torgersen 1060 Panel Discussion with Virginia Tech Faculty Friday, November 8, 1:30 - 3:00 PM NCB 360 Closing Keynote: Rob Dietz, Post-carbon Institute "Prosocial and Pro-environmental Economics: Meaningful Action in the Age of Overshoot" Friday, November 8, 3:30 - 5:00 PM NCB 360
  • Nov 08 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM VT Arabic Oman Exhibit The Photo Exhibit for VT Arabic Oman showcases students' experience in Oman studying Arabic and immersing in the Arabic culture. It displays the journey of students who participated in the VT Arabic Oman during the 2018 and 2019 summer sessions. This exhibit will be available until December 18
  • Nov 08 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre A Night of Percussion: Virginia Tech Percussion and Friends The award-winning Virginia Tech Percussion Ensemble, directed by Annie Stevens, continues its tradition of an exciting night of percussion. The evening will include selections composed for a variety of percussion instruments, from marimbas, vibraphones, and xylophones, to large drums, and even instruments created for this occasion! The ensemble will feature professional soloists throughout the concert including guest director, Brant Blackard, who among other accolades was the winner of the 2014 Great Plains Marimba Competition. The talented students of the Kipps Elementary 3 O'clock Band, under the direction of Glen Chilcote, will open the concert.
  • Nov 09 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM VT Arabic Oman Exhibit The Photo Exhibit for VT Arabic Oman showcases students' experience in Oman studying Arabic and immersing in the Arabic culture. It displays the journey of students who participated in the VT Arabic Oman during the 2018 and 2019 summer sessions. This exhibit will be available until December 18
  • Nov 10 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM VT Arabic Oman Exhibit The Photo Exhibit for VT Arabic Oman showcases students' experience in Oman studying Arabic and immersing in the Arabic culture. It displays the journey of students who participated in the VT Arabic Oman during the 2018 and 2019 summer sessions. This exhibit will be available until December 18
  • Nov 11 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM VT Arabic Oman Exhibit The Photo Exhibit for VT Arabic Oman showcases students' experience in Oman studying Arabic and immersing in the Arabic culture. It displays the journey of students who participated in the VT Arabic Oman during the 2018 and 2019 summer sessions. This exhibit will be available until December 18
  • Nov 11 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM Squires Recital Salon Ceruti String Quartet Since its inception in 1994, the Ceruti String Quartet has brought chamber music to audiences of all ages in performances described variously as "spirited, richly colorful, and incisive" and "intimately poetic."
  • Nov 12 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM VT Arabic Oman Exhibit The Photo Exhibit for VT Arabic Oman showcases students' experience in Oman studying Arabic and immersing in the Arabic culture. It displays the journey of students who participated in the VT Arabic Oman during the 2018 and 2019 summer sessions. This exhibit will be available until December 18
  • Nov 12 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Squires Studio Theatre "Balm in Gilead" by Lanford Wilson In an all-night cafe on Manhattan's Upper West Side, a makeshift community of runaways and dreamers comes together to talk, to drink, to brawl, and to find their place in the world. Pulitzer prize winner Lanford Wilson's groundbreaking play weaves together the lives of New York's forgotten citizens to create an explosive story of loss, joy, anger, and belonging that has never felt more relevant.
  • Nov 13 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM VT Arabic Oman Exhibit The Photo Exhibit for VT Arabic Oman showcases students' experience in Oman studying Arabic and immersing in the Arabic culture. It displays the journey of students who participated in the VT Arabic Oman during the 2018 and 2019 summer sessions. This exhibit will be available until December 18
  • 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 13 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Newman Library Free Spanish Tutoring
  • Nov 13 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Squires Studio Theatre "Balm in Gilead" by Lanford Wilson In an all-night cafe on Manhattan's Upper West Side, a makeshift community of runaways and dreamers comes together to talk, to drink, to brawl, and to find their place in the world. Pulitzer prize winner Lanford Wilson's groundbreaking play weaves together the lives of New York's forgotten citizens to create an explosive story of loss, joy, anger, and belonging that has never felt more relevant.
  • Nov 13 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Moss Arts Center Visiting Writer Series: Kyle Dargan Kyle Dargan is the author of five books of poetry, including Anagnorisis, which was awarded the 2019 Lenore Marshall Prize and longlisted for the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in poetry. His four previous collections, Honest Engine, Logorrhea Dementia, bouquet of Hungers and The Listening-were all published by the University of Georgia Press. For his work, he has also received the Cave Canem Poetry Prize, the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, and grants from the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities. His books have also been finalists for the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award and the Eric Hoffer Awards Grand Prize. Dargan has partnered with the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities to produce poetry programming at the White House and Library of Congress. He's worked with and supports a number of youth writing organizations such as 826DC, Writopia Lab, Young Writers Workshop and the Dodge Poetry high schools program. He is currently an Associate Professor of literature and Assistant Director of creative writing at American University, as well as the founder and editor of POST NO ILLS magazine. You can read ore about him here: http://www.american-boi.com
  • Nov 14 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM VT Arabic Oman Exhibit The Photo Exhibit for VT Arabic Oman showcases students' experience in Oman studying Arabic and immersing in the Arabic culture. It displays the journey of students who participated in the VT Arabic Oman during the 2018 and 2019 summer sessions. This exhibit will be available until December 18
  • 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 14 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Squires Studio Theatre "Balm in Gilead" by Lanford Wilson In an all-night cafe on Manhattan's Upper West Side, a makeshift community of runaways and dreamers comes together to talk, to drink, to brawl, and to find their place in the world. Pulitzer prize winner Lanford Wilson's groundbreaking play weaves together the lives of New York's forgotten citizens to create an explosive story of loss, joy, anger, and belonging that has never felt more relevant.
  • Nov 15 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM VT Arabic Oman Exhibit The Photo Exhibit for VT Arabic Oman showcases students' experience in Oman studying Arabic and immersing in the Arabic culture. It displays the journey of students who participated in the VT Arabic Oman during the 2018 and 2019 summer sessions. This exhibit will be available until December 18
  • Nov 15 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Squires Studio Theatre "Balm in Gilead" by Lanford Wilson In an all-night cafe on Manhattan's Upper West Side, a makeshift community of runaways and dreamers comes together to talk, to drink, to brawl, and to find their place in the world. Pulitzer prize winner Lanford Wilson's groundbreaking play weaves together the lives of New York's forgotten citizens to create an explosive story of loss, joy, anger, and belonging that has never felt more relevant.
  • Nov 15 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre New River Vally Symphony The New River Valley Symphony performs a concert including Richard Wagner's Prelude to Act III of "Lohengrin;" W.A. Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 24 in D Minor with music faculty member and pianist Richard Masters; Aaron Copland's "Billy the Kid Suite;" and Arturo Marquez's Danzon No. 2. The New River Valley Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of James Glazebrook, presents a fall concert. The university-community orchestra is open to students, faculty, and local community residents by audition. Since presenting the first concert 1971, the orchestra 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.
  • Nov 16 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM VT Arabic Oman Exhibit The Photo Exhibit for VT Arabic Oman showcases students' experience in Oman studying Arabic and immersing in the Arabic culture. It displays the journey of students who participated in the VT Arabic Oman during the 2018 and 2019 summer sessions. This exhibit will be available until December 18
  • Nov 17 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM VT Arabic Oman Exhibit The Photo Exhibit for VT Arabic Oman showcases students' experience in Oman studying Arabic and immersing in the Arabic culture. It displays the journey of students who participated in the VT Arabic Oman during the 2018 and 2019 summer sessions. This exhibit will be available until December 18
  • Nov 17 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Squires Studio Theatre "Balm in Gilead" by Lanford Wilson In an all-night cafe on Manhattan's Upper West Side, a makeshift community of runaways and dreamers comes together to talk, to drink, to brawl, and to find their place in the world. Pulitzer prize winner Lanford Wilson's groundbreaking play weaves together the lives of New York's forgotten citizens to create an explosive story of loss, joy, anger, and belonging that has never felt more relevant.
  • Nov 17 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Squires Studio Theatre "Balm in Gilead" by Lanford Wilson In an all-night cafe on Manhattan's Upper West Side, a makeshift community of runaways and dreamers comes together to talk, to drink, to brawl, and to find their place in the world. Pulitzer prize winner Lanford Wilson's groundbreaking play weaves together the lives of New York's forgotten citizens to create an explosive story of loss, joy, anger, and belonging that has never felt more relevant.
  • Nov 18 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM VT Arabic Oman Exhibit The Photo Exhibit for VT Arabic Oman showcases students' experience in Oman studying Arabic and immersing in the Arabic culture. It displays the journey of students who participated in the VT Arabic Oman during the 2018 and 2019 summer sessions. This exhibit will be available until December 18
  • 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.
  • Nov 18 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Cube A Life in Two Keys by 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.
  • Nov 18 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Squires Studio Theatre "Balm in Gilead" by Lanford Wilson In an all-night cafe on Manhattan's Upper West Side, a makeshift community of runaways and dreamers comes together to talk, to drink, to brawl, and to find their place in the world. Pulitzer prize winner Lanford Wilson's groundbreaking play weaves together the lives of New York's forgotten citizens to create an explosive story of loss, joy, anger, and belonging that has never felt more relevant.
  • Nov 18 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre Sara Davis Buechner, pianist 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. This is a special Music on Mondays performance, co-presented by the School of Performing Arts and the Moss Arts Center. Join Sara Davis Buechner for a free brown bag lunch event on Monday, Nov. 18 at 12 pm in the Cube in the Moss Arts Center.
  • Nov 19 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM VT Arabic Oman Exhibit The Photo Exhibit for VT Arabic Oman showcases students' experience in Oman studying Arabic and immersing in the Arabic culture. It displays the journey of students who participated in the VT Arabic Oman during the 2018 and 2019 summer sessions. This exhibit will be available until December 18
  • Nov 19 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Fralin Auditorium Through Feminist Eyes
  • Nov 19 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Squires Studio Theatre "Balm in Gilead" by Lanford Wilson In an all-night cafe on Manhattan's Upper West Side, a makeshift community of runaways and dreamers comes together to talk, to drink, to brawl, and to find their place in the world. Pulitzer prize winner Lanford Wilson's groundbreaking play weaves together the lives of New York's forgotten citizens to create an explosive story of loss, joy, anger, and belonging that has never felt more relevant.
  • Nov 20 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM VT Arabic Oman Exhibit The Photo Exhibit for VT Arabic Oman showcases students' experience in Oman studying Arabic and immersing in the Arabic culture. It displays the journey of students who participated in the VT Arabic Oman during the 2018 and 2019 summer sessions. This exhibit will be available until December 18
  • Nov 20 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Newman Library Free Spanish Tutoring
  • Nov 21 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM VT Arabic Oman Exhibit The Photo Exhibit for VT Arabic Oman showcases students' experience in Oman studying Arabic and immersing in the Arabic culture. It displays the journey of students who participated in the VT Arabic Oman during the 2018 and 2019 summer sessions. This exhibit will be available until December 18
  • Nov 21 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 22 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM VT Arabic Oman Exhibit The Photo Exhibit for VT Arabic Oman showcases students' experience in Oman studying Arabic and immersing in the Arabic culture. It displays the journey of students who participated in the VT Arabic Oman during the 2018 and 2019 summer sessions. This exhibit will be available until December 18
  • Nov 23 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM VT Arabic Oman Exhibit The Photo Exhibit for VT Arabic Oman showcases students' experience in Oman studying Arabic and immersing in the Arabic culture. It displays the journey of students who participated in the VT Arabic Oman during the 2018 and 2019 summer sessions. This exhibit will be available until December 18