College Events Calendar

To post events to the Virginia Tech calendar and tag them to the college and your department, contact your departmental administrator.

Feb
19
Mon
Information Session on NEH Research Fellowships @ Newman Library 124 (The Athenaeum)
Feb 19 @ 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

This information session on NEH Research Fellowships is open to all faculty.

Price: Free
Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.news.liberalarts.vt.edu/calendar/
Contact: Tom Ewing
E-Mail:: etewing@vt.edu

Kevin Chance, piano @ Squires Recital Salon
Feb 19 @ 8:00 pm – 11:59 pm

Visiting pianist Kevin Chance performs an evening recital.

Price: $15 general | $12 senior | $7 student
Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.news.liberalarts.vt.edu/calendar/
E-Mail:: performingarts@vt.edu
for more info visit the web at:
http://www.performingarts.vt.edu/index.php/events/view/kevin-chance-piano

Feb
20
Tue
‘Fun Home’ A Family Tragicomic Musical @ Squires Studio Theatre
Feb 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Alison Bechdel dives deep into her past to tell the story of her father, the volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life.

Based on the autobiographical graphic novel by Bechdel and winner of 5 Tony Awards including Best Musical.

Book and lyrics by Lisa Kron; Music by Jeanine Tesori.

Price: $12 general | $10 senior/student
Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.news.liberalarts.vt.edu/calendar/
E-Mail:: performingarts@vt.edu
for more info visit the web at:
http://www.performingarts.vt.edu/index.php/events/view/fun-home

Feb
21
Wed
Living Abroad: Life Beyond the Classroom
Feb 21 @ 11:30 am – 1:15 pm

What does it mean to live in another culture? Undergraduates interested in study, research, internships, and other engagement abroad are invited to participate in a discussion led by students who have lived abroad and will share their experiences. Lunch is provided. Registration is required. Participation is limited to the first 25 students who register.

Price: Free; registration required
Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.news.liberalarts.vt.edu/calendar/
Contact: Sharon Johnson
E-Mail:: spjohnso@vt.edu

PPE Speaker Series: Fabian Wendt @ 135 Goodwin Hall
Feb 21 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Fabian Wendt from Chapman University will give a talk on the topic “Defending Unfair Compromises.” All faculty and students are invited to attend.

Price: Free
Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.news.liberalarts.vt.edu/calendar/
Contact: Michael Moehler
E-Mail:: moehler@vt.edu
for more info visit the web at:
http://www.ppe.phil.vt.edu/news-events/index.html

What Does Vladamir Putin Want in the Middle East? @ 3100 Torgersen
Feb 21 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Talk and Q and A with author, journalist, and former NPR correspondent Gregory Feifer, Associate with the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies. Sponsored by Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, The Institute for Society, Culture/Global Issues Initiative, and Environment, Middle East Working Group, and the Departments of History, Modern and Classic Languages and Literatures, Religion and Culture.

Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.news.liberalarts.vt.edu/calendar/
Contact: Carmen Gitre
E-Mail:: cgitre@vt.edu

OMG! (1st Film in Religion & Culture Film Series)
Feb 21 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Please join the Dept. of Religion & Culture for its annual Film Series. The first film is OMG! – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OMG_%E2%80%93_Oh_My_God! – a comedy/ drama from Bollywood. Prof. Peter Schmitthenner (RLCL) will contextualize the film and answer questions.

ALL ARE WELCOME!

Price: free
Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.news.liberalarts.vt.edu/calendar/
Contact: Prof. Nicole Ni
Phone: 5402316551
E-Mail:: nizhange@vt.edu

‘Fun Home’ A Family Tragicomic Musical @ Squires Studio Theatre
Feb 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Alison Bechdel dives deep into her past to tell the story of her father, the volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life.

Based on the autobiographical graphic novel by Bechdel and winner of 5 Tony Awards including Best Musical.

Book and lyrics by Lisa Kron; Music by Jeanine Tesori.

Price: $12 general | $10 senior/student
Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.news.liberalarts.vt.edu/calendar/
E-Mail:: performingarts@vt.edu
for more info visit the web at:
http://www.performingarts.vt.edu/index.php/events/view/fun-home

Feb
22
Thu
Property Management Industry Trends and Predictions @ Fralin Auditorium
Feb 22 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Nationally-recognized futurist and real estate Advisor, Christopher Lee, will address the opportunities and challenges for the property management industry. He will focus on the perfect storm of 30 transformative events occurring within the real estate industry that will impact property management and look at market shifts occurring in Virginia and the Southeast.

Price: Free
Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.news.liberalarts.vt.edu/calendar/
Contact: Rosemary Goss
Phone: 540-231-4784
E-Mail:: rgoss@vt.edu

Last Yiddish Heroes: Lost & Found Songs of Soviet Jews During World War II @ Pamplin 2030
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm – 11:59 pm

Singer-songwriter Psoy Korolenko and Historian Anna Shternshis

Bring to life “lost” Kiddish songs of the World War II

Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.news.liberalarts.vt.edu/calendar/
Contact: Dr. Milman-Miller
E-Mail:: nmilman@vt.edu

‘Fun Home’ A Family Tragicomic Musical @ Squires Studio Theatre
Feb 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Alison Bechdel dives deep into her past to tell the story of her father, the volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life.

Based on the autobiographical graphic novel by Bechdel and winner of 5 Tony Awards including Best Musical.

Book and lyrics by Lisa Kron; Music by Jeanine Tesori.

Price: $12 general | $10 senior/student
Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.news.liberalarts.vt.edu/calendar/
E-Mail:: performingarts@vt.edu
for more info visit the web at:
http://www.performingarts.vt.edu/index.php/events/view/fun-home

Rachel B. Glaser Prose Reading @ Moss Arts Center (The Cube)
Feb 22 @ 7:30 pm – 11:59 pm

Rachel B. Glaser is the author of the story collection Pee On Water, the poetry books MOODS and HAIRDO, and the norvel Paulina & Fran. In 2017, she was on GRANTA’s list of Best Young American Novelists, and she will be reading fiction as the Visiting Writer’s Series’ Soniat Reader, sponsored by the MFA program in Creative Writing and the Department of English. Free and open to the public.

Price: Free
Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.news.liberalarts.vt.edu/calendar/
Contact: Erika Meitner
Phone: 540.231.7728
E-Mail:: meitner@vt.edu
for more info visit the web at:
http://vtcwmfa.tumblr.com/readings

Feb
23
Fri
‘Fun Home’ A Family Tragicomic Musical @ Squires Studio Theatre
Feb 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Alison Bechdel dives deep into her past to tell the story of her father, the volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life.

Based on the autobiographical graphic novel by Bechdel and winner of 5 Tony Awards including Best Musical.

Book and lyrics by Lisa Kron; Music by Jeanine Tesori.

Price: $12 general | $10 senior/student
Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.news.liberalarts.vt.edu/calendar/
E-Mail:: performingarts@vt.edu
for more info visit the web at:
http://www.performingarts.vt.edu/index.php/events/view/fun-home

Jazz Ensembles @ Lyric Theatre
Feb 23 @ 7:30 pm – 11:59 pm

The Virginia Tech Jazz Ensembles perform an evening concert.

Price: $10 general | $7 student
Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.news.liberalarts.vt.edu/calendar/
E-Mail:: performigarts@vt.edu
for more info visit the web at:
http://www.performingarts.vt.edu/index.php/events/view/virginia-tech-jazz-bands

Feb
25
Sun
Anna Schierlemann, cello @ Squires Recital Salon
Feb 25 @ 1:00 pm – 11:59 pm

http://www.performingarts.vt.edu/index.php/events/view/anna-schierlemann-cello

Price: Free
Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.news.liberalarts.vt.edu/calendar/
E-Mail:: performingarts@vt.edu
for more info visit the web at:
http://www.performingarts.vt.edu/index.php/events/view/anna-schierlemann-cello

‘Fun Home’ A Family Tragicomic Musical @ Squires Studio Theatre
Feb 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Alison Bechdel dives deep into her past to tell the story of her father, the volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life.

Based on the autobiographical graphic novel by Bechdel and winner of 5 Tony Awards including Best Musical.

Book and lyrics by Lisa Kron; Music by Jeanine Tesori.

Price: $12 general | $10 senior/student
Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.news.liberalarts.vt.edu/calendar/
E-Mail:: performingarts@vt.edu
for more info visit the web at:
http://www.performingarts.vt.edu/index.php/events/view/fun-home

Feb
26
Mon
‘Fun Home’ A Family Tragicomic Musical @ Squires Studio Theatre
Feb 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Alison Bechdel dives deep into her past to tell the story of her father, the volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life.

Based on the autobiographical graphic novel by Bechdel and winner of 5 Tony Awards including Best Musical.

Book and lyrics by Lisa Kron; Music by Jeanine Tesori.

Price: $12 general | $10 senior/student
Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.news.liberalarts.vt.edu/calendar/
E-Mail:: performingarts@vt.edu
for more info visit the web at:
http://www.performingarts.vt.edu/index.php/events/view/fun-home

Feb
27
Tue
SIREN: Effective and Rapid Response to a Nuclear Power Plant Emergency
Feb 27 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Please join us, in person or online, for a conversation with Dr. John E. Kelly, Vice President/President Elect of the American Nuclear Society, on “Effective and Rapid Response to a Nuclear Power Plant Emergency,” on Tuesday, February 27, 2018, at 12:00 p.m. ET, at the Virginia Tech Research Center in Arlington, VA and online at http://www.ncr.vt.edu/live/. RSVP requested at http://siren22.eventbrite.com/

Abstract: Any nuclear power plant accident immediately generates concerns and questions by government leaders around the world. In these situations, it is important that timely and accurate information be provided to the leadership so that informed decisions can be made. However, the very nature of the major accidents to date is that there is considerable confusion, thereby making it difficult to provide either timely or accurate information. To resolve this dilemma, there is a need to have technical experts, informed government leaders, and other technical capabilities in place prior to an accident. The question is: if an accident were to happen are we ready to respond and inform our government leaders and public in a rapid and effective manner? The presentation will reflect on the domestic and international response to prior major nuclear power plant accidents and will offer suggestoins for improving emergency response readiness.

About the speaker: Dr. John E. Kelly is the Vice-President/President-Elect of the American Nuclear Society. Recently retired from the U.S. Department of Energy as the Chief Technology, he was responsible for establishing the strategic technical direction for the Office of Nuclear Energy’s research, development, demonstration, and deployment portfolios. Prior to assuming the duties of Chief Technology Officer, he was the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Reactor Technologies. His office was responsible for the civilian nuclear reactor research and development portfolio, which included programs on Small Modular Reactors, Light Water Reactors, and Generation IV reactors. Dr. Kelly also chaired the Generation IV International Forum and the International Atomic Energy Agency’s Standing Advisory Group on Nuclear Energy. Prior to joining the DOE in 2010, Dr. Kelly spent 30 years at Sandia National Laboratories where he was engaged in a broad spectrum of research programs in nuclear reactor security. Dr. Kelly received his B.S. degree in nuclear engineering from the University of Michigan in 1976 and his Ph.D. in nuclear engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1980.

About this seminar: This lecture continues a uniques speaker series, SIREN (Seminar on Interdisciplinary Research and Education in Nuclear Emergency Response), which features leading international experts on nuclear emergency response. The series is part of an NSF CAREER Award (PI Sonja Schmid) and is hosted by Virginia Tech’s Department of Science, Technology, and Society, with generous support from the Office of the Vice President for the National Capital Region. The talks take place once a month at the Virginia Tech Research Center in Arlington, VA (metro Ballston). Light refreshments will be served. Graduate students are encouraged to arrive at 11:30am to chat with the speaker.

The events are free and open to the public, but seating is limited and RSVP is requested. A live webcast will be available at http://www.ncr.vt.edu/live/.

If you are in individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Sonja Schmid at 703-538-8482 or email sschmid@vt.edu during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.news.liberalarts.vt.edu/calendar/
Contact: Sonja Schmid
Phone: 703-538-8482
E-Mail:: sschmid@vt.edu
for more info visit the web at:
http://siren22.eventbrite.com/

Mimesis Revived: The Rise of Post-Political Moral Authority, the Revenge of Nature, and ‘Total Confusion’
Feb 27 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

ASPECT Working Paper

Andy Scerri, Political Science

Respondents:
Christian Matheis, VT Graduate School and SPIA
Shaun Respess, ASPECT PhD Student

Price: Free
Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.news.liberalarts.vt.edu/calendar/
E-Mail:: aspect@vt.edu

‘Fun Home’ A Family Tragicomic Musical @ Squires Studio Theatre
Feb 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Alison Bechdel dives deep into her past to tell the story of her father, the volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life.

Based on the autobiographical graphic novel by Bechdel and winner of 5 Tony Awards including Best Musical.

Book and lyrics by Lisa Kron; Music by Jeanine Tesori.

Price: $12 general | $10 senior/student
Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.news.liberalarts.vt.edu/calendar/
E-Mail:: performingarts@vt.edu
for more info visit the web at:
http://www.performingarts.vt.edu/index.php/events/view/fun-home

Feb
28
Wed
‘Fun Home’ A Family Tragicomic Musical @ Squires Studio Theatre
Feb 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Alison Bechdel dives deep into her past to tell the story of her father, the volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life.

Based on the autobiographical graphic novel by Bechdel and winner of 5 Tony Awards including Best Musical.

Book and lyrics by Lisa Kron; Music by Jeanine Tesori.

Price: $12 general | $10 senior/student
Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.news.liberalarts.vt.edu/calendar/
E-Mail:: performingarts@vt.edu
for more info visit the web at:
http://www.performingarts.vt.edu/index.php/events/view/fun-home

Mar
2
Fri
Philosophy Colloquium: Gillian Russell, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill @ Lavery 350
Mar 2 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Gillian Russell from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill will give a talk entitled “Speech Acts and Speaking Up.” All students and faculty are welcome to attend.

Price: Free
Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.news.liberalarts.vt.edu/calendar/
Contact: Kelly Trogdon
E-Mail:: trogdon@vt.edu

Mar
12
Mon
Music on Mondays: Barry Snyder, piano @ Squires Recital Salon
Mar 12 @ 9:00 pm – Mar 13 @ 12:59 am

Barry Snyder is an internationally acclaimed pianist and teacher, whose entry onto the international stage came after winning three major prizes at the 1966 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition: Silver Medal, Pan American Union Award, and the Chamber Music Prize.

Price: $15 general | $12 senior | $7 student
Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.news.liberalarts.vt.edu/calendar/
E-Mail:: performingarts@vt.edu
for more info visit the web at:
http://www.performingarts.vt.edu/index.php/events/view/barry-snyder-piano

Mar
15
Thu
CLAHS Awards and Honors Ceremony and Reception @ Owens Banquet Room
Mar 15 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences faculty and staff are invited to attend this annual event to celebrate achievements in the College.

Price: Free
Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.news.liberalarts.vt.edu/calendar/
Contact: Tasia Persson
E-Mail:: tpersson@vt.edu

Mar
16
Fri
Civil War Weekend
Mar 16 all-day

Virginia Tech’s Virginia Center for Civil War Studies 27th annual Civil War Weekend, with the theme of “Civil War Places.” From Shiloh to Appomattox, from Richmond’s Historic Tredegar to Arlington National Cemetery, eight prominent historians will share their reflections on the immense power of place in our understanding of Civil War history. For full details: http://www.cpe.vt.edu/cww/index.html

Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.news.liberalarts.vt.edu/calendar/
Contact: Paul Quigley
E-Mail:: pquigley@vt.edu
for more info visit the web at:
http://www.cpe.vt.edu/cww/index.html

Kaffeeklatsch @ Harper Hall Community Room (Room 1025)
Mar 16 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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. The Community Room in Harper Hall is located near the Cranwell International Center; enter through the main door facing the loading dock near Cochrane Hall and follow the signs toward Cranwell. The room number is 1025.

Price: Free and open to the public
Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.news.liberalarts.vt.edu/calendar/
Contact: Stefanie Hofer
E-Mail:: hofer@vt.edu

Philosophy Colloquium: Ross Cameron, University of Virginia @ Lavery 350
Mar 16 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Ross Cameron from the University of Virginia will give a talk entitled “Ontological Commitment and Second-Order Logic”. All students and faculty are welcome to attend.

Price: Free
Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.news.liberalarts.vt.edu/calendar/
Contact: Kelly Trogdon
E-Mail:: trogdon@vt.edu

Cassandra Hanson, clarinet @ Squires Recital Salon
Mar 16 @ 8:30 pm – Mar 17 @ 12:59 am

Cassandra Hanson performs a senior clarinet recital featuring works by Brahms, Mozart, Carter, and others.

Price: Free
Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.news.liberalarts.vt.edu/calendar/
E-Mail:: performingarts.vt.edu
for more info visit the web at:
http://www.performingarts.vt.edu/index.php/events/view/cassandra-hanson-clarinet

Raising the Curtain on Shakespeare: Exploring Text Through Spatial Sound and Projected Image
Mar 16 @ 11:30 pm – Mar 17 @ 12:59 am

This talk explores how a group of collaborators, from diverse disciplines, have come together to explore storytelling through technology. Using the spatial audio and flexible video projection capabilities of the Cube, “Shakespeare’s Garden: An Immersive Sound Stroll Through His Sonnets, Soliloquies, and Scenes,” aims to create an immersive theatrical experience for students, faculty, and the public.

The project examines sound, text, and image as separate and combined components of storytelling. Collaborators Amanda Nelson, Natasha Staley, Meaghan Dee, and Tanner Upthegrove will share observations, reflections, and learnings from the creative process.

Price: Free; no ticket required
Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.news.liberalarts.vt.edu/calendar/
Phone: 540-231-5200
E-Mail:: performingarts@vt.edu
for more info visit the web at:
http://www.performingarts.vt.edu/index.php/events/view/raising-the-curtain-on-shakespeare-exploring-

Mar
17
Sat
Civil War Weekend
Mar 17 all-day

Virginia Tech’s Virginia Center for Civil War Studies 27th annual Civil War Weekend, with the theme of “Civil War Places.” From Shiloh to Appomattox, from Richmond’s Historic Tredegar to Arlington National Cemetery, eight prominent historians will share their reflections on the immense power of place in our understanding of Civil War history. For full details: http://www.cpe.vt.edu/cww/index.html

Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.news.liberalarts.vt.edu/calendar/
Contact: Paul Quigley
E-Mail:: pquigley@vt.edu
for more info visit the web at:
http://www.cpe.vt.edu/cww/index.html

Anne Kelly Newman, flute @ Squires Recital Salon
Mar 17 @ 2:00 pm – Mar 18 @ 12:59 am

Anne Kelly Newman performs a junior flute recital.

Price: Free
Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.news.liberalarts.vt.edu/calendar/
E-Mail:: performingarts.vt.edu
for more info visit the web at:
http://www.performingarts.vt.edu/index.php/events/view/anne-kelly-newman-flute

Victoria Driggs & Hannah Beard, clarinet @ Squires Recital Salon
Mar 17 @ 5:00 pm – Mar 18 @ 12:59 am

Victoria Driggs and Hannah Beard perform a junior clarinet recital.

Price: Free
Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.news.liberalarts.vt.edu/calendar/
E-Mail:: performingarts@vt.edu
for more info visit the web at:
http://www.performingarts.vt.edu/index.php/events/view/victoria-driggs-hannah-beard-clarinet-taylor-

Chris Thomas, trumpet @ Squires Recital Salon
Mar 17 @ 8:30 pm – Mar 18 @ 12:59 am

Chris Thomas performs a junior trumpet recital.

Price: Free
Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.news.liberalarts.vt.edu/calendar/
E-Mail:: performingarts@vt.edu
for more info visit the web at:
http://www.performingarts.vt.edu/index.php/events/view/anne-kelly-newman-flute-taylor-baldwin-piano

Mar
18
Sun
Civil War Weekend
Mar 18 all-day

Virginia Tech’s Virginia Center for Civil War Studies 27th annual Civil War Weekend, with the theme of “Civil War Places.” From Shiloh to Appomattox, from Richmond’s Historic Tredegar to Arlington National Cemetery, eight prominent historians will share their reflections on the immense power of place in our understanding of Civil War history. For full details: http://www.cpe.vt.edu/cww/index.html

Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.news.liberalarts.vt.edu/calendar/
Contact: Paul Quigley
E-Mail:: pquigley@vt.edu
for more info visit the web at:
http://www.cpe.vt.edu/cww/index.html

Spring Choir Showcase @ Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre
Mar 18 @ 5:00 pm – Mar 19 @ 12:59 am

The Virginia Tech Choirs perform an afternoon concert.

Price: $10 general | $7 student
Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.news.liberalarts.vt.edu/calendar/
E-Mail:: performingarts@vt.edu
for more info visit the web at:
http://www.performingarts.vt.edu/index.php/events/view/spring-choir-showcase

Mar
19
Mon
Music on Mondays: Alexander Lapins, tuba | Jay Crone, piano @ Squires Recital Salon
Mar 19 @ 9:00 pm – Mar 20 @ 12:59 am

Visiting artist and tubist Alexander Lapins and faculty member Jay Crone, pianist, perform an evening recital.

Price: $15 general | $12 senior | $7 student
Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.news.liberalarts.vt.edu/calendar/
E-Mail:: performingarts@vt.edu
for more info visit the web at:
http://www.performingarts.vt.edu/index.php/events/view/alexander-lapins-tuba-jay-crone-piano

Mar
21
Wed
PPE Speaker Series: Marion Fourcade
Mar 21 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Marion Fourcade from the University of California Berkeley will give a talk on the topic “Faust in the Digital Era.” All faculty and students are invited to attend.

Price: Free
Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.news.liberalarts.vt.edu/calendar/
Contact: Michael Moehler
E-Mail:: moehler@vt.edu
for more info visit the web at:
http://www.ppe.phil.vt.edu/

Speakeasy Reading Series: Tess Taylor Poetry Reading
Mar 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Tess Taylor, poetry reviewer for NPR’s All Things Considered and author of Work & Days and The Forage House reads poetry as part of the Speakeasy Reading Series, sponsored by the MFA program in Creative Writing and the Department of English. Free and open to the public.

Price: Free
Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.news.liberalarts.vt.edu/calendar/
Contact: Erika Meitner
Phone: 540.231.7728
E-Mail:: meitner@vt.edu
for more info visit the web at:
http://vtcwmfa.tumblr.com/readings

The Birth of a Nation (2nd in Religion & Culture Film Series)
Mar 21 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Please join the Dept. of Religion & Culture for its annual FREE Film Series. The 2nd film in our series will be the recent THE BIRTH OF A NATION – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Birth_of_a_Nation_(2016_film) – about Nat Turner’s rebellion in 19th-century Virginia. Prof. Shaily Patel (RLCL) will contextualize the film and answer questions.

ALL ARE WELCOME.

Price: FREE
Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.news.liberalarts.vt.edu/calendar/
Contact: Prof. Nicole Ni
Phone: 5402316551
E-Mail:: nizhange@vt.edu

Mar
22
Thu
Shakespeare’s Garden: An Immersive Sound Stroll
Mar 22 @ 2:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Visitors are invited to come any time during open hours to enjoy this installation – an immersive sound stroll through Shakespeare sonnets, soliloquies, and scenes.

Using the spatial audio capabilities of the Cube, this project creates an immersive theatrical experience.

Audience members follow a meandering path through the space. As they stroll, audience members hear Shakespearean sonnets, soliloquies, and scenes performed by Virginia Tech theatre students. The selections are curated and directed by Amanda Nelson, assistant professor of theatre and Natasha Staley, associate professor of voice and performance.

The performance includes sounds of the garden with original music composed by Charles Nichols, assistant professor of composition and creative technologies and a faculty affiliate at the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology. Visual elements augment the aural experience with projection design by Meaghan Dee, assistant professor and chair of Visual Communication Design in the School of Visual Arts.

This project has been made possible through the generous support of the School of Performing Arts, The Humanities at Virginia Tech, the Voice and Speech Trainers Association (VASTA), the School of Visual Arts, the Moss Arts Center, and the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT).

Price: Free
Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.news.liberalarts.vt.edu/calendar/
E-Mail:: performingarts@vt.edu
for more info visit the web at:
http://www.performingarts.vt.edu/index.php/events/view/shakespeares-garden-an-immersive-sound-stroll

Art and Community: Michael Rohd
Mar 22 @ 5:00 pm – Mar 23 @ 12:59 am

The School of Performing Arts presents Art and Community, a series of talks by nationally recognized artists and thought leaders on the power and practice of art and art-making as an essential element of socially healthy communities. The talks will lead to open dialogue on the practical gains of art as a core element for building strong communities. The talks are free and open to the public.

Michael Rohd is the founding artistic director of the 18-year old national ensemble-based Sojourn Theatre and the executive director of the Center for Performance and Civic Practice, an international thought leader.

Price: Free
Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.news.liberalarts.vt.edu/calendar/
E-Mail:: bob.leonard@vt.edu
for more info visit the web at:
http://www.performingarts.vt.edu/index.php/events/view/art-and-community-michael-rohd

Garden Gatherings: Magical, Mystical, Romantic: Plants of Shakespeare’s Garden @ Moss Arts Center lobby by the mural wall
Mar 22 @ 6:30 pm – Mar 23 @ 12:59 am

“A rose by any other name…,” it is apparent that William Shakespeare was fascinated by plants as many are noted in his work. Stephanie Huckestein, Education and Outreach Coordinator for the Hahn Horticulture Garden, will talk about plants mentioned in Shakespeare’s work, particularly those which Shakespeare considered magical, mystical, and romantic.

Price: Free; no ticket required
Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.news.liberalarts.vt.edu/calendar/
Phone: 540-231-5200
E-Mail:: performingarts@vt.edu
for more info visit the web at:
http://www.performingarts.vt.edu/index.php/events/view/garden-gatherings-magical-mystical-romantic-p

Mar
23
Fri
Shakespeare’s Garden: An Immersive Sound Stroll
Mar 23 @ 11:00 am – 10:30 pm

Visitors are invited to come any time during open hours to enjoy this installation – an immersive sound stroll through Shakespeare sonnets, soliloquies, and scenes.

Using the spatial audio capabilities of the Cube, this project creates an immersive theatrical experience.

Audience members follow a meandering path through the space. As they stroll, audience members hear Shakespearean sonnets, soliloquies, and scenes performed by Virginia Tech theatre students. The selections are curated and directed by Amanda Nelson, assistant professor of theatre and Natasha Staley, associate professor of voice and performance.

The performance includes sounds of the garden with original music composed by Charles Nichols, assistant professor of composition and creative technologies and a faculty affiliate at the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology. Visual elements augment the aural experience with projection design by Meaghan Dee, assistant professor and chair of Visual Communication Design in the School of Visual Arts.

This project has been made possible through the generous support of the School of Performing Arts, The Humanities at Virginia Tech, the Voice and Speech Trainers Association (VASTA), the School of Visual Arts, the Moss Arts Center, and the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT).

Price: Free; no ticket required
Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.news.liberalarts.vt.edu/calendar/
E-Mail:: performingarts@vt.edu
for more info visit the web at:
http://www.performingarts.vt.edu/index.php/events/view/shakespeares-garden-an-immersive-sound-stroll

Jack Chandler, baritone @ Squires Recital Salon
Mar 23 @ 8:30 pm – Mar 24 @ 12:59 am

Jack Chandler, bariton, performs a senior recital.

Price: Free; no ticket required
Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.news.liberalarts.vt.edu/calendar/
E-Mail:: performigart@vt.edu
for more info visit the web at:
http://www.performingarts.vt.edu/index.php/events/view/jack-chandler-baritone

Mar
24
Sat
Shakespeare’s Garden: An Immersive Sound Stroll
Mar 24 @ 11:00 am – 10:30 pm

Visitors are invited to come any time during open hours to enjoy this installation – an immersive sound stroll through Shakespeare sonnets, soliloquies, and scenes.

Using the spatial audio capabilities of the Cube, this project creates an immersive theatrical experience.

Audience members follow a meandering path through the space. As they stroll, audience members hear Shakespearean sonnets, soliloquies, and scenes performed by Virginia Tech theatre students. The selections are curated and directed by Amanda Nelson, assistant professor of theatre and Natasha Staley, associate professor of voice and performance.

The performance includes sounds of the garden with original music composed by Charles Nichols, assistant professor of composition and creative technologies and a faculty affiliate at the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology. Visual elements augment the aural experience with projection design by Meaghan Dee, assistant professor and chair of Visual Communication Design in the School of Visual Arts.

This project has been made possible through the generous support of the School of Performing Arts, The Humanities at Virginia Tech, the Voice and Speech Trainers Association (VASTA), the School of Visual Arts, the Moss Arts Center, and the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT).

Price: Free; no ticket required
Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.news.liberalarts.vt.edu/calendar/
E-Mail:: performingarts@vt.edu
for more info visit the web at:
http://www.performingarts.vt.edu/index.php/events/view/shakespeares-garden-an-immersive-sound-stroll

Garden Gatherings – What can we do with Shakespeare? @ Moss Arts Center lobby by the mural wall
Mar 24 @ 1:00 pm – Mar 25 @ 12:59 am

For over 400 years, scholars and poetry enthusiasts have reacted to the uncertainty caused by Shakespeare’s sonnets in diverse and imaginative ways. In “What can we do with Shakespeare?” Dr. Amanda Kellogg, Assistant Professor of English at Radford University, will describe some of the characteristics that invest Shakespeare’s sonnets with a sense of ambiguity and, perhaps, mystery.

Highlighting famous historical examples and discussing the innovations of Virginia Tech’s Shakespeare’s Garden project, she will argue that responses to Shakespeare’s sonnets have been prompted by the spirit of collaborative meaning making the poems promote.

Price: Free; no ticket required
Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.news.liberalarts.vt.edu/calendar/
Phone: 540-231-5200
E-Mail:: performingarts@vt.edu
for more info visit the web at:
http://www.performingarts.vt.edu/index.php/events/view/garden-gatherings-what-can-we-do-with-shakesp

Student recital: Matthew Johnson, composition @ Squires Recital Salon
Mar 24 @ 5:00 pm – Mar 25 @ 12:59 am

Matthew Johnson performs a senior composition recital.

Price: Free; no ticket required
Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.news.liberalarts.vt.edu/calendar/
Phone: 540-231-5200
E-Mail:: performingarts@vt.edu
for more info visit the web at:
http://www.performingarts.vt.edu/index.php/events/view/matthew-johnson-composition1

Mar
25
Sun
Exposition V: Cinescapes
Mar 25 @ 5:00 pm – Mar 26 @ 12:59 am

Join talented students and faculty for a stunning choral and instrumental musical showcase of classical music made famous (or infamous) through its inclusion in film.

All proceeds go to Delta Omicron to support music scholarships at Virginia Tech.

Price: $25 general; $20 senior; $5 student
Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.news.liberalarts.vt.edu/calendar/
Phone: 540-231-5200
E-Mail:: performingarts@vt.edu
for more info visit the web at:
http://www.performingarts.vt.edu/index.php/events/view/exposition-v-cinescapes

Mar
26
Mon
Music on Mondays: Orduz-Garcia: piano and clarinet duo @ Squires Recital Salon
Mar 26 @ 9:00 pm – Mar 27 @ 12:59 am

Clarinetist Jose Garcia-Taborda and pianist Ana Maria Orduz perform an evening recital.

Price: $15 general/$12 senior/$7 student
Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.news.liberalarts.vt.edu/calendar/
Phone: 540-231-5200
E-Mail:: performingarts@vt.edu
for more info visit the web at:
http://www.performingarts.vt.edu/index.php/events/view/jose-garcia-taborda-clarinet-ana-maria-ortiz-

Apr
2
Mon
PPE-GFURR Lecture: Catherine Herfeld @ 118B Surge Building
Apr 2 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Catherine Herfeld from the University of Zurich will give a talk on the topic “The Many Faces of Rational Choice Theory.” All faculty and students are invited to attend.

Price: FREE
Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.news.liberalarts.vt.edu/calendar/
Contact: Michael Moehler and David Bieri
E-Mail:: moehler@vt.edu or bieri@vt.edu
for more info visit the web at:
http://www.ppe.phil.vt.edu/

Apr
5
Thu
Information session for prospective STS graduate
Apr 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Information session for prospective STS graduate students in the National Capital Region. Come find out about our part-time M.S., Ph.D., and certificate programs. All are welcome! Thursday, April 5 from 7 to 8pm at the Northern Virginia Center, 7054 Haycock Road
Falls Church, VA 22043. For diections, see: http://www.nvc.vt.edu/about-nvc/directions/
For more info or to RSVP:
https://docs.google.com/a/vt.edu/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe3BPTmGeLoEBnLNHRaSEYN-qV7L8qLU1KFdQWL2egB1uzi5g/viewform?c=0&w=1

Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.news.liberalarts.vt.edu/calendar/
Contact: Janet Abbate
E-Mail:: abbate@vt.edu
for more info visit the web at:
https://liberalarts.vt.edu/departments-and-schools/department-of-science-and-technology-in-society

Apr
6
Fri
Kaffeeklatsch @ Harper Hall Community Room (Room 1025)
Apr 6 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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. The Community Room in Harper Hall is located near the Cranwell International Center; enter through the main door facing the loading dock near Cochrane Hall and follow the signs toward Cranwell. The room number is 1025.

Price: Free and open to the public
Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.news.liberalarts.vt.edu/calendar/
Contact: Stefanie Hofer
E-Mail:: hofer@vt.edu

Philosophy Colloquium: Deborah Mayo, Virginia Tech @ Lavery 350
Apr 6 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Deborah Mayo from Virginia Tech will give a talk entitled “Statistical Inference as Severe Testing: How to Get Beyond the Statistics Wars.” All students and faculty are welcome to attend.

Price: Fr
Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.news.liberalarts.vt.edu/calendar/
Contact: Kelly Trogdon
E-Mail:: trogdon@vt.edu

Apr
9
Mon
Music on Mondays: Wallace Easter, horn | Nicole Paglialonga, violin | Jay Crone, piano @ Squires Recital Salon
Apr 9 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Wallace Easter, horn; Nicole Paglialonga, violin; and Jay Crone, piano perform a faculty recital.

Price: Free
Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.news.liberalarts.vt.edu/calendar/
Phone: 540-231-5200
E-Mail:: performingarts@vt.edu
for more info visit the web at:
http://www.performingarts.vt.edu/index.php/events/view/wallace-easter-horn-richard-masters-piano

Apr
12
Thu
Natalie Diaz Poetry Reading and Presentation of Emily Morrison Prizes in Poetry and Fiction @ Moss Arts Center (Grand Lobby)
Apr 12 @ 7:30 pm – 11:59 pm

Poet Natalie Diaz, a former professional basketball player, and author of When My Brother Was an Aztec will be reading as part of the Speakeasy Reading Series, sponsored by the MFA program in Creative Writing and the Department of English. She is Mojave, an enrolled member of the Gila River Indian tribe, and she teaches at Arizona State University. The 2018 Emily Morrison Prizes in Poetry and Fiction will also be presented to students in the MFA Program in Creative Writing. Free and open to the public.

Price: Free
Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.news.liberalarts.vt.edu/calendar/
Contact: Erika Meitner
Phone: 540.231.7728
E-Mail:: meitner@vt.edu
for more info visit the web at:
http://vtcwmfa.tumblr.com/readings

Apr
17
Tue
Data Performativity and the Politics of Health Data Practices
Apr 17 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

ASPECT Working Paper

Gabriel Blouin Genest, Political Science

Respondents:
Rebecca Hester, Science, Technology and Society
Caroline Alphin, ASPECT PhD Candidate

Price: Free
Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.news.liberalarts.vt.edu/calendar/
E-Mail:: aspect@vt.edu

Apr
18
Wed
PPE Distinguished Public Lecture: Amartya Sen @ Haymarket Theatre
Apr 18 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Amartya Sen from Harvard University will give a talk on the topic: “Democracy and Elections”. All faculty and students are invited to attend.

Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.news.liberalarts.vt.edu/calendar/
Contact: Michael Moehler
E-Mail:: moehler@vt.edu
for more info visit the web at:
http://www.ppe.phil.vt.edu/news-events/index.html

Mainstage Theatre: The Importance of Being Earnest: A Trivial Comedy for Serious People
Apr 18 @ 7:30 pm – 11:59 pm

1890s London sets the stage for two fun-loving bachelor friends that have both taken the pseudonym ‘Ernest’ to escape from their social responsibilities.

When they both fall in love with two women using the same name, hilarity ensues in this popular satire.

Price: $12 general; $10 senior/student
Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.news.liberalarts.vt.edu/calendar/
Phone: 540-231-5200
E-Mail:: performingarts@vt.edu
for more info visit the web at:
http://www.performingarts.vt.edu/index.php/events/view/the-importance-of-being-earnest-a-trivial-com

Apr
19
Thu
Mainstage Theatre: The Importance of Being Earnest: A Trivial Comedy for Serious People
Apr 19 @ 7:30 pm – 11:59 pm

1890s London sets the stage for two fun-loving bachelor friends that have both taken the pseudonym ‘Ernest’ to escape from their social responsibilities.

When they both fall in love with two women using the same name, hilarity ensues in this popular satire.

Price: $12 general; $10 senior/student
Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.news.liberalarts.vt.edu/calendar/
Phone: 540-231-5200
E-Mail:: performingarts@vt.edu
for more info visit the web at:
http://www.performingarts.vt.edu/index.php/events/view/the-importance-of-being-earnest-a-trivial-com

Apr
20
Fri
Philosophy Colloquium: Whitney Schwab, University of Maryland, Baltimore County @ Lavery 350
Apr 20 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Whitney Schwab from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County will give a talk on the topic of ancient philosophy. All students and faculty are welcome to attend.

Price: Free
Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.news.liberalarts.vt.edu/calendar/
Contact: Kelly Trogdon
E-Mail:: trogdon@vt.edu

Mainstage Theatre: The Importance of Being Earnest: A Trivial Comedy for Serious People
Apr 20 @ 7:30 pm – 11:59 pm

1890s London sets the stage for two fun-loving bachelor friends that have both taken the pseudonym ‘Ernest’ to escape from their social responsibilities.

When they both fall in love with two women using the same name, hilarity ensues in this popular satire.

Price: $12 general; $10 senior/student
Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.news.liberalarts.vt.edu/calendar/
Phone: 540-231-5200
E-Mail:: performingarts@vt.edu
for more info visit the web at:
http://www.performingarts.vt.edu/index.php/events/view/the-importance-of-being-earnest-a-trivial-com

Apr
21
Sat
Mainstage Theatre: The Importance of Being Earnest: A Trivial Comedy for Serious People
Apr 21 @ 7:30 pm – 11:59 pm

1890s London sets the stage for two fun-loving bachelor friends that have both taken the pseudonym ‘Ernest’ to escape from their social responsibilities.

When they both fall in love with two women using the same name, hilarity ensues in this popular satire.

Price: $12 general; $10 senior/student
Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.news.liberalarts.vt.edu/calendar/
Phone: 540-231-5200
E-Mail:: performingarts@vt.edu
for more info visit the web at:
http://www.performingarts.vt.edu/index.php/events/view/the-importance-of-being-earnest-a-trivial-com

Apr
24
Tue
Maifest
Apr 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Maifest, the annual end-of-the-year celebration sponsored by the German program and the German Culture Club, recognizes student award winners, Delta Phi Alpha (German honor society) initiates, and graduating students in German. It also includes performances by students and a dessert competition – everyone attending is encouraged to bring a dessert to share.

Price: Free and open to the public
Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.news.liberalarts.vt.edu/calendar/
Contact: Debra Stoudt
E-Mail:: dstoudt@vt.edu

Apr
25
Wed
Ida (3rd in Dept. of Religion & Culture Film Series)
Apr 25 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Please join the Dept. of Religion & Culture for its annual FREE Film Series. The 2nd film in our series will be IDA – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ida_(film) – a beautiful foreign-language film. Prof. Samuel Kessler (RLCL) will contextualize the film and answer questions.

ALL ARE WELCOME.

Price: FREE
Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.news.liberalarts.vt.edu/calendar/
Contact: Prof. Nicole Ni
Phone: 5402316551
E-Mail:: nizhange@vt.edu

Apr
26
Thu
ASPECT Books in Newman Library @ Newman Library Multipurpose Room
Apr 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Faculty book presentation featuring the following authors:

Sylvester Johnson, Humanities at VT and Religion and Culture
Melanie Kiechle, History
Joe Pitt, Philosophy, and Ashley Shew, Science, Technology and Society

Price: Free
Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.news.liberalarts.vt.edu/calendar/
E-Mail:: aspect@vt.edu