Four graduate students from the college had poster presentations on display at the official launch of the Center for Humanities, which took place on August 31: Brooke Covington, Rhetoric and Writing, “Public Memorials as Deliberative Process: Tracing the Rhetorical Ecology of Memory in Virginia Tech’s April 16 Memorial”; Rob Flahive, ASPECT, “Negotiating the Modernist Gaze: Politics of Preserving Colonial Urbanism”; Sarah Plummer, ASPECT, “Bread and Puppet: Rebirth and Rupture”; and Shaun Respess, ASPECT, “Confronting Despondency: Ethics of Care and Dependency.”