Humanities for Public Service: A Zoom Webinar
September 30, 2020
Launched in the Spring 2020 semester, the one-of-its-kind major in “Humanities for Public Service” showcases how Virginia Tech stands at the forefront of innovative research and teaching. The Department of Religion and Culture is proud to be the home of this major and to have faculty and students — both undergraduate and graduate — who show how the humanities can offer solutions to some of the most pressing problems in the modern world, all while embodying the Virginia Tech motto of Ut Prosim (That I May Serve).
On October 1, 2020, from noon to 1:00 p.m., the department hosted a free webinar in which two Virginia Tech faculty members and a graduate student will talk about how their work lies at the intersection of the humanities and public service. The speakers and topics were:
- Nicole Ni, Associate Professor, Department of Religion and Culture: Religion and Fantasy Literature
- Jordan Laney, Adjunct Professor, Department of Religion and Culture: Appalachian Music
- Sarah Plummer, Doctoral Student, Alliance for Social, Political, Ethnical, and Cultural Thought (ASPECT): Puppetry and Protest