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Sun, Aug 19, 2007
1:30pm
Pamplin New Student Orientation Meeting - Special Event (Burruss Auditorium)
Mandatory meeting for all new students in the Pamplin College of Business
Fri, Sep 7, 2007
12:00pm
Civil War Rations: A Test of Endurance - Special Event (Dumas Center for the Arts Auditorium, Roanoke, VA)
Virginia Tech Roanoke Center presents James I. Robertson, Jr at its monthly research forum. He will share details of the food situation and the effects it had on Civil War soldiers.
Mon, Sep 10, 2007
6:15pm
Identifying and Referring the Distressed Student - Academic (GLC Auditorium)
Tom Brown, Virginia Tech Dean of Students, and Chris Flynn, Director of Cook Counseling Center, will offer information about resources on campus, discussions on what affects students' academic engagement, and case studies to help faculty understand their options when faced with a student who is disconnecting from the classroom. Each presentation will be followed by a Q&A session for more specific assistance and information.
Tue, Sep 11, 2007
7:30pm
Freshmen Transition Program - Special Event (Graduate Life Center Auditorium)
Meet upperclassmen, administrators, and other special guests from CAEE and learn about all that Virignia Tech, Blacksburg, Christiansburg, and Radford have to offer! You will get al the inside scoop on what is happening in the area, things to do, places to eat, and upcoming events and so much more! All classes are welcome to attend and it is a great way to meet new people!
Thu, Sep 13, 2007
3:30pm
GBCB Seminar (Genetics, Bioinformatics & Computational Biology) - Seminar/Conference (VBI Auditorium)
Speaker: Shenghua Li, PhD candidate in GBCB Advisor: Dr. John Tyson, Biology Dept at VT Title: Quantitative Modeling of the Asymmetric Cell Division Cycle in Caulobacter crescentus Abstract: Caulobacter crescentus is an important model organism for studying the regulation of cell growth and division and cellular differentiation in prokaryotes. Caulobacter undergoes asymmetric division producing two progeny cells with identical genome but different developmental programs: the "swarmer" cell is flagellated and motile, and the "stalked" cell is sessile (attached to a surface by its stalk and holdfast). Only stalked cells undergo chromosome replication and cell division. A swarmer cells must shed its flagellum and grow a stalk before it can enter the replication-division cycle. Based on published experimental evidence, we propose a molecular mechanism for cell cycle control in this bacterium. Our quantitative model predicts detailed temporal dynamics of regulatory gene expression during the cell cycle and differentiation process of wild-type cells (both stalked cells and swarmer cells) as well as several mutant strains. Our model presents a unified view of temporal and spatial regulation of protein activities during the asymmetric cell division cycle of Caulobacter. It helps to interpret phenotypes of known mutants and predict novel ones. The model can serve as a starting point for investigating the regulation of cell division and differentiation in other genera of alpha-proteobacteria, such as Brucella and Rhizobium, because recent experimental data suggest that these alpha-proteobacteria share similar genetic mechanisms for cell cycle control. REFERENCES Ausmees, N., and Jacobs-Wagner, C. (2003). Spatial and temporal control of differentiation and cell cycle progression in Caulobacter crescentus. AnnuRevMicrobiol 57, 225-247....Good Review on molecular biology of Caulobacter. Brazhnik, P., and Tyson, J.J. (2006). Cell cycle control in bacteria and yeast: a case of convergent evolution? Cell Cycle 5, 522-529...Core mechanism proposed for cell division cycle control in Caulobacter. Sible, J.C., and Tyson, J.J. (2007). Mathematical modeling as a tool for investigating cell cycle control networks. Methods 41, 238-247...Good review on mathematical methods used for quantitative modeling of cellular dynamics. Seminar is open to the public, all are welcome to attend. Light refreshments before seminar from 3:15-3:55; seminar starts promptly at 4pm and lasts until 5pm.
Tue, Sep 18, 2007
7:00pm
Delivering the Candidates - Seminar/Conference (Holden Auditorium)
The Iotas are bringing you the inside scoop on the candidates for the 2008 Elections. If you didn't know who was running then this is the perfect place to be.
Wed, Sep 19, 2007
7:00pm
Jam Donaldson - Special Event (Graduate Life Center Auditorium)
Jam Donaldson is the creator of the website entitled “Hotghettomess.com” and executive producer of the BET show entitled “We Got To Do Better.” *If you are a person with a disability and desire assistance or accommodation, please contact Multicultural Programs and Services at 540-231-8584 (TDD/PC 1-800-828-1120) during normal business hours. Requests should be made at least three working days prior to the event.
Thu, Sep 20, 2007
7:00pm
Magdelen Hsu-Li: Redefinition of Identity - Special Event (Graduate Life Center Auditorium)
7:00 PM, Graduate Life Center Auditorium Magdalen Hsu-li is an internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter, painter, and cultural activist that is redefining the female musician and smashing the ceiling in the American music industry. Please come and hear her speak on “The Redefinition of Identity.” *If you are a person with a disability and desire assistance or accommodation, please contact Multicultural Programs and Services at 540-231-8584 (TDD/PC 1-800-828-1120) during normal business hours. Requests should be made at least three working days prior to the event.
Tue, Oct 2, 2007
11:00am
Engineering Education Abroad Fair - Special Event (Hancock Hall (outside the auditorium))
The Student Engineers' Abroad Council invites you to the Engineering Education Abroad Fair. Presenters and exhibitors will include faculty, who will discuss international programs available for various majors; staff from the Education Abroad office; and student groups offering a global focus. Learn how engineers can study abroad in locations around the world, including Australia, Brazil, Egypt, England, Germany, Sweden, Vietnam and more!
Tue, Oct 2, 2007
7:00pm
Class of 2009 Ring Premiere - Special Event (Burruss Hall Auditorium)
Revealing the Class Ring Design to the Junior Class is a time-honored tradition at Virginia Tech! See the 2009 Ring unveiled at this special multi-media event. Fireworks on the Drillfield at 8 PM. FREE T-shirts!
Tue, Oct 9, 2007
7:30pm
Finding Answers Amid Life's Greatest Losses - Recovery and Support (Burruss Hall Auditorium)
An open forum with Ravi Zacharias (For VT Students, Faculty and Staff) For thirty-four years Ravi Zacharias has spoken all over the world and in numerous universities, notably Harvard, Princeton, and Oxford. He has addressed writers of the peace accord in South Africa, President Fujimori's cabinet and parliament in Peru, and military officers at the Lenin Military Academy and the Center for Geopolitical Strategy in Moscow. He has been privileged to bring the main address at the National Day of Prayer in Washington, DC, an event endorsed and co-hosted by President George W. Bush, and at the Pentagon. Additionally, Mr. Zacharias has spoken twice at the Annual Prayer Breakfast at the United Nations in New York, which marks the beginning of the UN session each year, and at the invitation of the President of Nigeria, he addressed the delegates at the First Annual Prayer Breakfast for African Leaders, held in Mozambique. Mr. Zacharias was born in India in 1946 and immigrated to Canada with his family twenty years later. While pursuing a career in business management, his interest in theology grew; subsequently, he pursued this study during his undergraduate education. He received his Masters of Divinity from Trinity International University in Deerfield, Illinois. Well-versed in the disciplines of comparative religions, cults, and philosophy, he held the chair of Evangelism and Contemporary Thought at Alliance Theological Seminary for three and a half years. Mr. Zacharias has been honored by the conferring of a Doctor of Divinity degree both from Houghton College, NY, and from Tyndale College and Seminary, Toronto, and a Doctor of Laws degree from Asbury College in Kentucky. He is presently a Visiting Professor at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford University in Oxford, England. Mr. Zacharias is listed as a distinguished lecturer with the Staley Foundation and has appeared on CNN and other international broadcasts. He has authored over 40 books, and his weekly radio program, “Let My People Think,” is broadcast over 1500 stations worldwide. He is president of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, with additional offices in Canada, India, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and the United Arab Emirates. Mr. Zacharias and his wife, Margie, have three grown children.
Tue, Oct 9, 2007
7:30pm
Finding Answers Amid Life's Greatest Losses - Recovery and Support (Burruss Hall Auditorium)
An open forum with Ravi Zacharias (For VT Students, Faculty and Staff) For thirty-four years Ravi Zacharias has spoken all over the world and in numerous universities, notably Harvard, Princeton, and Oxford. He has addressed writers of the peace accord in South Africa, President Fujimori's cabinet and parliament in Peru, and military officers at the Lenin Military Academy and the Center for Geopolitical Strategy in Moscow. He has been privileged to bring the main address at the National Day of Prayer in Washington, DC, an event endorsed and co-hosted by President George W. Bush, and at the Pentagon. Additionally, Mr. Zacharias has spoken twice at the Annual Prayer Breakfast at the United Nations in New York, which marks the beginning of the UN session each year, and at the invitation of the President of Nigeria, he addressed the delegates at the First Annual Prayer Breakfast for African Leaders, held in Mozambique. Mr. Zacharias was born in India in 1946 and immigrated to Canada with his family twenty years later. While pursuing a career in business management, his interest in theology grew; subsequently, he pursued this study during his undergraduate education. He received his Masters of Divinity from Trinity International University in Deerfield, Illinois. Well-versed in the disciplines of comparative religions, cults, and philosophy, he held the chair of Evangelism and Contemporary Thought at Alliance Theological Seminary for three and a half years. Mr. Zacharias has been honored by the conferring of a Doctor of Divinity degree both from Houghton College, NY, and from Tyndale College and Seminary, Toronto, and a Doctor of Laws degree from Asbury College in Kentucky. He is presently a Visiting Professor at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford University in Oxford, England. Mr. Zacharias is listed as a distinguished lecturer with the Staley Foundation and has appeared on CNN and other international broadcasts. He has authored over 40 books, and his weekly radio program, “Let My People Think,” is broadcast over 1500 stations worldwide. He is president of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, with additional offices in Canada, India, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and the United Arab Emirates. Mr. Zacharias and his wife, Margie, have three grown children.
Tue, Oct 16, 2007
7:00pm
Confronting the Idiot in your Chapter - Special Event (Burruss Auditorium)
Speaker TJ Sullivan tells us how to confront that person in your organization that always crosses the line. Excellent opportunity for all clubs and organizations on campus.
Wed, Oct 17, 2007
7:00pm
The Kinsey Sicks, Condoleezapalooza - Special Event (Burruss Hall Auditorium)
Hilarious lyrics, impeccable timing, precise harmonies, politically savvy, critically acclaimed off-Broadway troupe Kinsey Sicks are the country's premiere drag a capella show. If you like witty satirical humor and enjoy top notch a capella singing, you'll be sure to enjoy the "Beautyshop Quartet" Winnie, Rachel, Trixie, and Trampolina perform their newest show, Condaleezzapalooza.
Thu, Oct 18, 2007
7:00pm
Comedian Aries Spears - Special Event (Graduate Life Center Auditorium)
The Black Student Alliance presents: Aries Spears, a principal cast member on Fox’s hit sketch comedy show Mad TV. Aries brought a fresh, hip style to the already-edgy program from the third through the tenth season. Tickets: VT Faculty/Staff/Students: $5 General Public: $7 Purchase online at www.tickets.vt.edu or by phone at (540) 231-5615.
Mon, Oct 22, 2007
7:00pm
Sustainability Week: Mike Tidwell, Executive Director, Chesapeake Climate Action Network - Special Event (Donaldson Brown Auditorium)

Tue, Oct 23, 2007
2:00pm
Sustainability Week: Rebecca Flora, President, Green Building Alliance, Chair Elect, U.S. Green Building Council - Special Event (Virginia Bioinformatics Institute Auditorium)
Rebecca Flora will discuss green building practices of the 21st century and the implications to the college campus. A reception with light refreshments follows Ms. Flora's presentation. Ms. Flora, a Virginia Tech alumnus is the Executive Director of the Green Building Alliance in Pittsburgh and the current chair-elect for the US Green Building Council. For more information please see: http://www.usgbc.org http://www.gbapgh.org http://www.gbapgh.org/WhoWeAre.asp
Wed, Oct 24, 2007
7:00pm
Sustainability Week: E. Scott Geller, "Leading Environmental Sustainability: From Behavioral Research to Community Intervention" - Special Event (Donaldson Brown Graduate Center Auditorium)
E. Scott Geller, Ph.D., Alumni Distinguished Professor, will deliver a keynote address on the topic of, "Leading Environmental Sustainability: From Behavioral Research to Community Intervention." On any given night, the evening news depicts countless societal problems -- from traffic crashes and interpersonal conflict to global warming and excessive energy consumption. Human behavior contributes to each of these societal problems, but human behavior can also be a critical part of the solution. With regard to environmental protection, human behavior destroys the environment, but can also help to sustain and improve the environment. Dr. Scott Geller began research in 1970, the first Earth Day, to develop and evaluate behavior-based interventions to protect the environment. He will share principles for influencing behavior that facilitates sustainability. Target areas for sustainability include: recycling, reusing, controlling litter, composting, conserving energy and water, carpooling, or using mass transit. All of these domains require changes in behavior, and Dr. Geller will discuss ways to make this happen. Dr. Geller will also describe a community-wide effort for sustainability in Blacksburg. He will introduce a simple behavior we can all perform in our community and make a statement for the entire nation. It is hoped this presentation will initiate a sustainability program which can involve every Blacksburg citizen. Please come to this spirited presentation to learn what you can do to put Blacksburg on the map for sustainability. E. Scott Geller, Alumni Distinguished Professor, has taught and conducted research as a faculty member in the Department of Psychology at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, better known as Virginia Tech for almost four decades. In this capacity, he has authored 31 books, 42 book chapters, 38 training manuals, 192 magazine articles, and over 350 research articles addressing the development and evaluation of behavior-change interventions to improve quality of life. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the American Psychological Society, and the World Academy of Productivity and Quality Sciences. He is past Editor of the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis (1989-1992), current Associate Editor of Environment and Behavior (since 1982), and current Consulting Editor for Behavior and Social Issues, the Behavior Analyst Digest, and the Journal of Organizational Behavior Management. In 2001, Virginia Tech awarded Dr. Geller the University Alumni Award for Excellence in Research. In 2002, the University honored him with the Alumni Outreach Award for his exemplary real-world applications of behavioral science. And in 2003, Scott Geller was awarded the University Alumni Award for Graduate Student Advising. In addition, he received every university teaching award offered at Virginia Tech. In 2005, he was awarded the statewide Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award by the State Council of Higher Education.
Sat, Oct 27, 2007
7:00pm
AASU Culture Show - Special Event (Burruss Hall Auditorium)
Come and enjoy the AASU Culture Show: Magic BT: Lost in Time. Doors Open at 6:30 PM.
Thu, Nov 8, 2007
6:00pm
Dance of Nations - rehearsal - Music/Theatre/Dance (GLC Auditorium)
Rehearsal for the Dance of Nations event taking place on Friday, November 9th.
Fri, Nov 9, 2007
Dance of Nations - Music/Theatre/Dance (Graduate Life Center Auditorium and Multipurpose Room)
CISO presents Dance of Nations 2007
Fri, Nov 9, 2007
8:00pm
University Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Concert Band - Music/Theatre/Dance (Burruss Auditorium)
The University Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Campus Band present their first concert of the 2007-2008 season. Tickets are available at the door one hour prior to performance time.
Thu, Nov 15, 2007
1:30pm
Seminar by Ron Cantrell: Can Rice Research Break the Cycle of Poverty for Rice Farmers in Asia? - Seminar/Conference (VBI Auditorium)
The modern rice technologies used in the Green Revolution in Asia were most effective in reducing the threat of famine. The Green Revolution has been credited with having a big impact on the reduction of poverty for both the rural and urban poor. For the past four decades most of the countries in Asia have been able to achieve national food security for rice. Also, the percentage of poor people in Asia has significantly declined, but the absolute numbers are large and include most of the rice farmers. Most of the rice farmers, especially in South and South East Asia, are trapped in a cycle of poverty and have not benefited from the recent economic growth in these countries. Increased efficiency in rice production is proposed as a key element in a development program for the rural poor of Asian countries. Examples of near and mid term rice research technologies will be discussed that can address this critical issue of household food security for the rural poor of Asia.
Thu, Nov 15, 2007
1:30pm
Can Rice Research Break the Cycle of Poverty for Rice Farmers in Asia? - Academic (VBI Auditorium)
Distinguished international agriculturalist Dr. Ron Cantrell will address why many rice farmers in South and Southeast Asia are trapped in a cycle of poverty in spite of the great economic strides the region has made. He will discuss increased efficiency in rice production as a critical element of a development program for the rural poor of Asia. Cantrell has been Director General of the International Rice Research Institute in the Philippines, head of the Agronomy Department at Iowa State University, Chief of Party and agronomist for Purdue University’s farming systems team in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, and director of the Maize Program at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center in Mexico. The lecture, sponsored by the Office of International Research, Education, and Development, is part of International Education Week, as declared by the U.S. Department of Education.
Wed, Nov 28, 2007
8:00pm
AIDS Awareness Week Event: A Boy, A Girl, A Virus, and the relationship that happened anyway - Special Event (Graduate Life Center Auditorium)
Come and hear Shawn Decker and Gwen Barringer, a couple living with HIV.
Fri, Nov 30, 2007
11:00am
Industry and Academia Seminar - Seminar/Conference (Fralin Auditorium)
Critical Issues in Health and Wellness Featuring Thomas Byrd, President and CEO, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Virginia Workplace Wellness - The Future of Healthcare Presentations by researchers on Health and Wellness Initiatives at Virginia Tech Lunch for attendees will follow the presentations.
Fri, Nov 30, 2007
2:30pm
Center for Gerontology Fall Forum - Academic (Fralin Auditorium)
Dr. Jyoti Savla will present, "Dysregulation of Daily Cortisol Rhythm in Caregivers". Jyoti "Tina" Savla, a quantitative research methodologist, joined the Center and the Department of Human Development in 2007. Her statistical expertise includes working with intensive longitudinal designs, missing data, dyadic and multilevel data, and using time series and non-linear modeling techniques.
Tue, Dec 4, 2007
3:30pm
Dr. Allan Best - Translating Health Research into Practice - Seminar/Conference (Fralin Auditorium)
Dr. Allan Best is Senior Scientist in the Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation, and Director of the Community Partnerships for Health Research program in the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute. Dr. Best earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Waterloo, in 1973. In addition to his Senior Scientist position, he is Clinical Professor in the Department of Health Care and Epidemiology at the University of British Columbia, and Associate in the Centre for Health Promotion Research. He is also Consulting Professor of Health Studies at the University of Waterloo, and a member of the Professional Staff, BC Cancer Agency. Allan's academic, research and corporate consulting activities have earned him a reputation as a world leader in health promotion and organizational health. He served as the founding Chair of the Department of Health Studies at the University of Waterloo, the world's first interdisciplinary department inte grating the biological and behavioural sciences to study health promotion. He has been elected Fellow for outstanding research contribution by the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, Canadian Psychological Association, Society of Behavioral Medicine, American Psychological Association, and American Academy for Health Behavior. Allan was awarded the 1996 O. Harold Warwick prize by the National Cancer Institute of Canada for outstanding contributions to cancer control, following his term as an inaugural member of the National Cancer Institute of Canada's Advisory Committee on Cancer Control, 1988-1994. He is the Past President of the Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research. Dr. Best currently leads initiatives that focus on prevention strategies for chronic disease, evidence-based decision-making by local health authorities, and systems approaches to promoting knowledge exchange in the research to policy and practice cycle.
Thu, Dec 6, 2007
9:30am
The Environmental and Energy Potential of Algal Turf Scrubber (ATS) Systems - Seminar/Conference (Fralin Auditorium)
Walter Adey received his B.S. in Geophysics from MIT, performed graduate studies at MIT and Harvard in Paleontology and Biology, and obtained his Ph.D. in Marine Botany and Geology from the University of Michigan. Since 1977, he has been the Director of the Marine Systems Laboratory at the Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. Dr. Adey has been an associate editor for Restoration Ecology and The Journal of Ecological Engineering. He has authored numerous publications including the book Dynamic Aquaria: Building Living Ecosystems, and has developed several exhibits and operational mesocosm systems. His technology, the Algal Turf Scrubber (ATS), has been used in Biosphere II, the Great Barrier Reef aquarium in Australia, the Florida Everglades, and a variety of municipal wastewater treatment plants.
Mon, Jan 21, 2008
7:00pm
Martin Luther King, Jr. Keynote Speaker - Special Event (Burruss Hall Auditorium)

Mon, Jan 21, 2008
7:00pm
MLK Celebration Keynote featuring Dr. Maya Angelou - Special Event (Burruss Hall Auditorium with overflow seating in Commonwealth Ballroom, Squires)
The main highlight of the MLK Celebrations is the annual Celebration Keynote. This year, we are honored to have Dr. Maya Angelou, an internationally renowned poet, author and actress, serving as our keynote speaker. Join us for a celebratory evening honoring the legacy of Dr. King and the importance of community.
Sat, Feb 2, 2008
5:30pm
Chinese New Year's Eve Dinner - Special Event (Graduate Life Center Multipurpose Room)
Chinese New year(Spring Festival) is coming! The Chinese community will have a big New Year's Eve dinner from 5:30pm - 7:00pm in the Graduate Life Center Multipurpose Room. Following the dinner we will have a Spring Festival celebration on from 7:30PM to 9:30PM in the Graduate Life Center Auditorium. Ten wonderful performances have been prepared for this great party!
Sat, Feb 2, 2008
7:30pm
Chinese New Year Spring Festival - Music/Theatre/Dance (Graduate Life Center Auditorium)
Chinese New year(Spring Festival) is coming! Chinese community will have a Spring Festival celebration on Feb. 2th, 2008 from 7:30PM to 9:30PM in the Graduate Life Center Auditorium. Ten wonderful performances have been prepared for this great party! Before the cultural show, we'll organize a big dinner on New Year's Eve from 5:30PM-7:00PM in the Graduate Life Center Multipurpose Room.
Tue, Feb 5, 2008
7:00pm
O.A.R. Concert - Music/Theatre/Dance (Burruss Auditorium)
VTU Concerts Presents O.A.R Live in Burruss Auditorium on February 5th 2008. With Special Guests Stephen Kellogg & The Sixers Finally! You've asked and we're bringing your favorite roots rock band to Tech on February 5th! Tickets: On Sale Now at the UUSA ticket office in squires and online on the UUSA website VT Students: $20 in advance $25 Day of show General Public: $25 in advance $30 Day of show BUY TICKETS HERE: http://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?organ_val=21575
Sat, Feb 9, 2008
10:00am
Tough Plants for Tough Times - Special Event (Fralin Auditorium)
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director JC Raulston Arboretum will present this seminar. With 100 year droughts, water restrictions, and record temperatures the garden can look more like a moonscape than a landscape. Learn about some unusual plants that can stand up to the harshest conditions and still come out fresh as a daisy.
Sat, Feb 9, 2008
5:00pm
2nd Annual Black History Month Gospel Concert - Music/Theatre/Dance (Burruss Hall Auditorium)

Sat, Feb 9, 2008
5:00pm
2nd Annual Black History Month Gospel Concert featuring Fred Hammond and Zie'l - Special Event (Burruss Hall Auditorium)
For more than 21 years, gospel listeners around the world have known Fred Hammond as a talented songwriter, bassist and vocalist. Throughout that time, he has been known within the music industry as a gifted musical arranger and producer. Zie’l features the quintet of Crystal Bell, Christina Bell, Aphten Jones, Undrea Northcutt, and Keyondra Lockett who have created a sound that has already drawn comparisons to the harmonic styling of the Clark Sisters.
Tue, Feb 12, 2008
7:30pm
Harlem Gospel Choir - Special Event (Burruss Hall Auditorium)
Directly from the heart of Harlem, New York, the Harlem Gospel Choir is dedicated to the sounds of Blues, Jazz, and Gospel music. Their fame has reached around the world and they are renowned as ambassadors for representing African American culture vividly. The Harlem Gospel Choir’s fame is also recognized by their soulful performances which always involves the audience stomping their feet and clapping their hands. This show is not to be missed!
Thu, Feb 21, 2008
3:30pm
Research Misconduct: What it is, What it is not, and How to avoid it - Seminar/Conference (Fralin Biotechnology Center Auditorium)
Research misconduct can include overt falsification of data and plagiarism or sloppy record keeping and omission of disappointing data. Whatever the case, discovery, investigation, and legal response can end the careers not only of guilty parties but of anyone associated with them and can interrupt research across an institution. Such measures are meant to protect the quality of scientific inquiry, of human subjects, and of society. This presentation by Thomas Inzana, acting as Virginia Tech's Research Integrity Officer, outlines the types of infractions, federal regulations, and what agencies are doing to enforce them. It also provides instructive case histories.
Fri, Feb 22, 2008
9:00pm
Sister F.M. Diva - Special Event (GLC Auditorium)
Sister F.M. Diva stars Verna Hampton as a Howard Stern meets Whoopi Goldberg talk radio personality who speaks the truth and nothing but the truth about race, politics, and socio-economic condition of Blacks in America. Talk radio is everywhere but what happens when a talk radio diva hits the stage to tell it like it is--or like it ain’t. Sister F.M., also known as Sister Freedom Mouth, speaks about brothers with guns, Rosa Parks, health insurance, the homeless, white women, toxi-city, what is black, civil rights, blues news, mutha’ nature, and whatever else she wants to talk about during the show. Sister F.M. Diva features percussion music performed by Sanga of the Valley who worked as the lead drummer for Olatunji. Her music adds a soulful layer to the live, talk radio format especially on the Ode To Rosa Parks and What Is Black talk radio monologues.
Sat, Feb 23, 2008
5:00pm
BOC's Cultural Beginnings The Show - Special Event (Graduate Life Center Auditorium)
The Show will be a cultural presentation of the formation of the Black organizations on our campus. From our founders to our present day leaders, The Show will explore our beginnings and existence as Black organizations on Virginia Tech’s campus.
Sat, Feb 23, 2008
8:00pm
New River Valley Symphony: An Evening of Ballet Music - Music/Theatre/Dance (Burruss Auditorium)
Aaron Copland's Appalachian Spring, the ever-popular voice of the American experience with its expansive, energetic, and inspirational score, is paired with one of Prokofiev’s most famous works, the dramatically lyrical and highly emotional Romeo and Juliet. Join Maestro James Glazebrook and the New River Valley Symphony for a Saturday evening of incredibly moving and romantic ballet music.
Tue, Feb 26, 2008
4:00pm
Mary Catherine Bateson: Building Community, Composing a New Life - Special Event (GLC Auditorium)
The Graduate School proudly presents its spring 2008 distinguished speaker, Mary Catherine Bateson, a writer and cultural anthropologist, professor emerita, visiting professor at Harvard, and creator of the Active Wisdom model for community dialogues. She has written and co-authored many books and articles. She lectures across the country and abroad, and is president of the Institute for Intercultural Studies in New York City. The presentation will be followed by a book signing.
Sat, Mar 8, 2008
10:00am
The Do's and Don'ts of Pruning Woody Plants - Special Event (Fralin Auditorium)
Dr. Eric Wiseman, Assistant Professor and ISA Certified Arborist Often wonder when to prune this tree and how to prune that shrub? Pruning is a tricky practice and must be done properly to result in a healthy plant. Dr. Eric Wiseman will share with us proper pruning techniques, why you should/should not prune, the right time of year to prune, and other helpful pruning advice.
Mon, Mar 10, 2008
7:00pm
Felipe Luciano - Special Event (GLC Auditorium)
Felipe Luciano is an American poet, community activist, journalist, media personality, and politician. In his youth, Luciano served time in prison for manslaughter in the fatal stabbing of a Brooklyn teenager in the early 1960s. Following his release, he attended Queens College and co-founded a New York-based Puerto Rican-American organization called the Young Lords in the 1960s. He later became a radio, television, and print journalist and won several awards for his work in these fields. Since the late 20th century he has run for various local government positions.
Thu, Mar 13, 2008
7:30pm
Cutchins Distinguished Lecture - Special Event (Burruss Auditorium)
Bob Schieffer, CBS Washington chief correspondent and host of "Face the Nation," will give a talk, "Washington and the World."
Mon, Mar 17, 2008
4:00pm
Bracketed Numbers and Pulsing Stars or Technology with a Human Face: The Virtual Patient - Academic (Holden Auditorium)

Wed, Mar 19, 2008
3:30pm
The Center of Development Research: A Common Cause in West Africa - Special Event (Fralin Center Auditorium)
The Center for Development Research (www.zef.de) is a cross-faculty, interdisciplinary research center of the University of Bonn, Germany with major projects in the developing world. Around 150 Ph. D. students from around the world are associated with these projects at any one time. One of these projects, entitled Global Change and Water Availability in the Volta Basin, offers opportunities for association with research projects initiated at Virginia Tech. The Volta Basin project is a long-term collaboration with national counterparts to find ways to assist decision makers in the allocation of water resources and make necessary investments informed by science-based decision support systems. Dr. Paul Vlek of the University of Bonn, currently a Visiting Scholar at the Office of International Research, Education, and Development (OIRED), will introduce the center, discuss the project, and explore possibilities of linking with interested parties at Virginia Tech by nesting potential collaborative activities in the existing Volta Basin project structure. Possible areas of collaboration include related topics such as environmental flows, water use efficiency in agriculture, and energy use in rural areas.
Thu, Mar 20, 2008
7:30pm
Homosexuality, Morality, and Diversity - Special Event (GLC Auditorium)
Dr. John Corvino visits to discuss issues such as homosexuality and religion, homosexuality and race. A question and answer session will follow discussion.
Thu, Mar 27, 2008
6:30pm
Some Like it Hot: Tropical Plants for Temperate Gardens - Special Event (Fralin Auditorium)
Pam Baggett, garden writer, lecturer, and photographer. There's no denying it: the East Coast rivals the tropics when summer temperatures soar. Popular tropicals like coleus and elephant ears provide months of dazzling color and bold texture, but there are many other, lesser-known selections that can also give your garden that island look. From grasses and vines to radiant foliage and flowering plants, tropicals prove that heat and humidity are assets when you choose the right plants!
Thu, Mar 27, 2008
6:30pm
Some Like it Hot: Tropical Plants for Temperate Gardens - Special Event (Fralin Auditorium)
Pam Baggett, garden writer, lecturer, and photographer. There's no denying it: the East Coast rivals the tropics when summer temperatures soar. Popular tropicals like coleus and elephant ears provide months of dazzling color and bold texture, but there are many other, lesser-known selections that can also give your garden that island look. From grasses and vines to radiant foliage and flowering plants, tropicals prove that heat and humidity are assets when you choose the right plants!
Sat, Apr 5, 2008
7:00pm
FASA's 20th Anniversary Culture Night - Special Event (Burruss Auditorium )
Join us for a showcase and celebration of Filipino culture. It provides an invitation for the VT community to get a glimpse of the Philippines. There will be performances from all 5 of the traditional dance suites interlaced within a story. This is a place where the Philippines' past is reflected into its future.
Mon, Apr 7, 2008
7:00pm
Business Ethics Conference - Special Event (Burruss Auditorium)
Keynote speaker: David Callahan "The Cheating Culture: Why more Americans are doing wrong to get ahead" 18th Annual Business Ethics Conference sponsored by the Pamplin College of Business, Business Leadership Center, and Department of Management
Tue, Apr 8, 2008
7:00pm
International Film Festival - The Red Violin - Movie/Film (Graduate Life Center Auditorium)
Watch an international film for free in the Graduate Life Center Auditorium (formerly Donaldson Brown) as part of International Week 2008. All students, faculty, and community members are invited. The Red Violin Samuel L. Jackson, Don McKellar, Carlo Cecchi, Irene Grazioli Lion's Gate Films; Directed by Francois Girard Rated R; 131 minutes; 1999 THE RED VIOLIN traces the history of a legendary instrument across five countries and 300 years, from a workshop in the Italian city of Cremona to an auction of rare violins in modern-day Montreal. Along the way, the violin affects the lives of a variety of people as it passes from hand to hand and generation to generation, nearly possessing those who play it. From the workshop in Cremona in the late 17th century, where the violin maker loses his wife during childbirth, the violin next turns up 100 years later in Vienna, in the hands of a child prodigy. From there it passes to gypsies, and then, another century later, to master violinist Frederick Pope in Oxford, inspiring jealousy in his poet lover. We next see the violin in Shanghai during the Cultural Revolution in 1968, where its very existence is threatened, along with those who would protect it. Finally, the violin arrives at an auction house in Montreal, where American violin expert Charles Morritz races against time to discover the true nature of the seemingly haunted instrument.
Wed, Apr 9, 2008
7:00pm
International Film Festival - The Way Home - Movie/Film (Graduate Life Center Auditorium)
Watch an international film for free in the Graduate Life Center Auditorium (formerly Donaldson Brown) as part of International Week 2008. All students, faculty, and community members are invited. THE WAY HOME Hyo-hee Dong, Eul-boon Kim, Kyung-hyun Min, Eun-kyung Yim Paramount Classics; Directed by Jeong-hyang Lee Rated PG; 80 minutes; 2002 A bratty young Korean boy is sent to the country by his family to stay with his mute grandmother. At first he amuses himself by hurting his grandmother, calling her names and hiding her things. He finally gets used to the simpler country life and gains respect for his family and his elders. In Korean with English subtitles
Thu, Apr 10, 2008
7:00pm
Jewish Awareness Month Guest Speaker: Jerry Greenfield of "Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream" - Special Event (Burrus Auditorium)
Jerry Greenfield speaks: An evening of social responsibility, radical business philosophy, and ice cream! Yes there will be ice cream! Tickets on sale through the University Unions & Student Activities Ticket Office.
Thu, Apr 10, 2008
7:00pm
Profiles in Heroism featuring Ben and Jerry's Co-Founder Jerry Greenfield - Special Event (Burruss Auditorium )
Of Ben and Jerry's, Jerry Greenfield will address philanthropy, giving to the community and reaching goals. This will be in memory of Liviu Librescu and 31 other students and faculty who lost their lives on April 16th at Virginia Tech. Ice cream reception to follow.
Fri, Apr 11, 2008
7:00pm
International Film Festival - The Kite Runner - Movie/Film (Graduate Life Center Auditorium)
Watch an international film for free in the Graduate Life Center Auditorium (formerly Donaldson Brown) as part of International Week 2008. All students, faculty, and community members are invited. THE KITE RUNNER Khalid Abdalla, Atossa Leoni Paramount Vantage; Directed by Marc Forster Rated PG-13; 122 minutes; 2007 After spending years in California, Amir returns to his homeland in Afghanistan to help his old friend Hassan, whose son is in trouble in this epic tale of fathers and sons. This powerful tale of friendship and betrayal takes us from the final days of Afghanistans monarchy to the atrocities of the Taliban reign. In Dari and English with English subtitles
Thu, Apr 17, 2008
7:00pm
BSA Spring Concert - Music/Theatre/Dance (Burruss Auditorium)
Talib Kwelli, Young Joc, and Trey Songz Live in Concert in Burruss Auditorium
Sat, Apr 19, 2008
7:00pm
Chinabration 2008 - Special Event (Burruss Auditorium )
This year's annual cultural show is set in the 1930s in Shanghai, China. With a skit embedded in different performances of dancing, singing, etc., we are hoping to educate others about the lifestyle and culture during that particular time period.
Tue, Apr 22, 2008
2:00pm
"Life in Transition: Biology at NSF in a Time of Planetary Change" - Seminar/Conference (Fralin Auditorium)
Life on Earth is the only life we know. Biology is the ongoing story of human curiosity about life in all its manifestations and of the necessity to understand how the living world both adapts to and shapes Earth's history. Earth's history is deeply entwined with the evolution and proliferation of life. During its history, the Earth has experienced a number of geological and climate altering events resulting in profound transformations of the living world including vast episodic .....
Thu, May 1, 2008
6:30pm
Woodland Wildflowers - Jewels of the Forest - Special Event (Fralin Auditorium)
William Cullina, Director of Horticultural Research at the New England Wildflower Society. Also a nationally renowned speaker, writer, and expert on native plants. Our woodland wildflowers are both captivating and mysterious, loved and misunderstood. There are no plants more beautiful than Lady-slippers, Oconee bells, trilliums, bloodroot, and hepatica, yet these slow-growing plants are far too rare in gardens. What is it that makes these plants so special, and especially fragile, and how can we establish some in our own gardens?
Sun, May 11, 2008
1:30pm
VT National Capital Region Commencement - Greater Washington DC Metro Area (George Mason University, Center for the Arts)
Student Check-in ~ Graduate candidates should report to their department tables at 12:00 p.m. where they will receive a name card, then proceed to the robing rooms. Personal belongings cannot be stored in the robing rooms; therefore, arrangements should be made for securing these items. Instructions will be given as to how to be hooded, line up, process and recess. All graduate candidates will march by degree, college, and department. Line-up will begin at 1:00 p.m. ***Late arrivals will march at the end of the line.*** Academic regalia is required ~ Caps, gowns, hoods, and tassels may be purchased from the bookstore at the Northern Virginia Center either in person or by calling (703) 538-8488. Items will be available April 17, 2008 and must be picked up by May 9th. Guests and Seating ~ Guests will be seated beginning at 12:30 p.m. Seating for individuals with impaired mobility will be available at the ceremony. The Center for the Arts is easily accessible. A sign language interpreter will be provided. The ceremony will last approximately one to two hours. Strollers are not permitted in the auditorium. There is no limit to the number of guests invited to the ceremony. Reception ~ A reception will be held in the main lobby of the Center for the Arts following the ceremony. Professional Photographer for Commencement ~ Additional information will be posted at www.ncr.vt.edu/commencement. Parking ~ Free parking is available in Parking Lot K across the road from the concert hall. Officers will be onsite for directions. Handicapped parking is available adjacent to the concert hall. There is a charge for parking in the four level parking garage adjacent to the Concert Hall. If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, contact the Graduate Student Services Office 48 hours prior to the event at Tel: (703) 538-8327 or TTY (703) 538-8314.
Wed, Jul 16, 2008
4:00pm
Agroforestry: Tackling key development challenges - Seminar/Conference (Fralin Auditorium)
Dennis Philip Garrity, Director General The World Agroforestry Centre Dr Garrity is a systems agronomist whose career has been focused on the development of small-scale farming systems in the tropics. The World Agroforestry Centre advances the science underpinning a massive increase in the use of trees in agricultural landscapes by smallholder rural households for improved food security, nutrition, income, health, shelter, energy and environmental sustainability. He also currently chairs the Global Steering Committee of Landcare International, a community-based approach that drives innovative solutions to natural resource management challenges. Previously, Dr Garrity served as regional coordinator of the Center's work in Southeast Asia, and earlier headed the Agroecology Unit at the International Rice Research Institute in the Philippines.
Thu, Sep 4, 2008
3:30pm
Ecology, Evolution and Behavior Seminar Series - Seminar/Conference (Fralin Auditorium)
"Life History Traits of Tropical Birds" by Dr. Ross McGregor of the Duke Marine Lab
Thu, Sep 11, 2008
3:30pm
Ecology, Evolution and Behavior Seminar Series - Seminar/Conference (Fralin Auditorium)
"Seasonality and Population Divergence in a Tropical Bird" by Dr. Ignacio Moore, Virginia Tech.
Thu, Sep 18, 2008
3:30pm
Ecology, Evolution and Behavior Seminar Series - Seminar/Conference (Fralin Auditorium)
"Methanogenesis, Methane Oxidation, and Consumer Use of Methane-Derived Carbon in Lake Food Webs: An Example from Arctic Lakes" by Dr. Anne Hershey, UNC-Greensboro
Sun, Sep 28, 2008
6:30pm
Deans Forum on Infectious Diseases - Special Event (Burruss Hall Auditorium)
Infectious diseases cost billions, kill millions, and affect us all. Learn more as Dr. Lonnie King, senior veterinarian and director of the National Center for Zoonotic, Vector-Borne, and Enteric Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, explains how animal health, human health, and the environment are all related in "One Health."
Fri, Oct 3, 2008
8:00pm
University Wind Ensemble and Jazz Band Concert - Music/Theatre/Dance (Burruss Auditorium)
Travis Cross and John Adler direct the University Wind Ensemble and the Jazz Band in a joint concert.
Mon, Oct 6, 2008
9:00am
Center for Gerontology Fall Forum - Seminar/Conference (Fralin Auditorium)
Bill Kallio, State Director, AARP Virginia will present "Divided We Fail-Fixing the Health Care and Financial Security Crises in this Country" Co-sponsored by AARP Virginia and the Blacksburg chapter of AARP
Tue, Oct 7, 2008
7:00pm
Class of 2010 Ring Premiere and Fireworks - Special Event (Burruss Hall Auditorium)
Revealing the Class Ring Design to the Junior Class is a time-honored tradition at Virginia Tech! See the 2010 Ring unveiled at this special multi-media event. Fireworks on the Drillfield at 8 PM. FREE T-shirts!
Tue, Oct 21, 2008
3:00pm
VT Student Responses to NSSE Survey - Seminar/Conference (Fralin Auditorium)
This session will provide a report and discussion of selected findings from VT students' responses to the National Survey of Student Engagement(NSSE)administered in the spring of 2008.
Mon, Oct 27, 2008
3:00pm
VT Student Responses to Senior Survey - Seminar/Conference (Fralin Auditorium)
This session will provide a report and discussion of selected findings from VT students' responses to the Senior Survey administered in the spring of 2008.
Tue, Nov 4, 2008
4:00pm
Sundown Towns: A Hidden Dimension of American Racism - Special Event (Christiansburg Middle School Auditorium)
Professor James Loewen, bestselling author of Lies My Teacher Told Me, presents a public lecture describing the establishment between 1890 and 1968 of thousands of "sundown towns" that systematically excluded African-Americans from living within their borders. Loewen's eye-opening history traces the sundown town's development and delineates the extent to which state governments and the federal government helped to create and maintain all-white communities through their lending and insuring policies.
Tue, Nov 4, 2008
7:00pm
Daniel Pearl Music Day Concert with Matisyahu and SOJA - Music/Theatre/Dance (Burruss Auditorium)
Election Day Concert Featuring: Matisyahu with opening band SOJA Tickets available at the UUSA Ticket Office http://www.uusa.vt.edu/eventServices/ticket/index.php
Sat, Nov 8, 2008
8:00pm
University Wind Ensemble and Campus Band - Music/Theatre/Dance (Burruss Auditorium)
Travis Cross and David McKee conduct the student ensembles in an evening concert.
Wed, Nov 12, 2008
7:00pm
Leveraging the Power of Media: The Shift Toward Positive and Accurate Representations of Native American People - Seminar/Conference (Graduate Life Center Auditorium)
For many decades, the mass media has negatively portrayed the Native American, ranging from stereotypical representations of an entire race to no representation at all. Through those same media channels, Mary Kim Titla, San Carlos Apache, has worked for over 20 years to bring positive and accurate portrayals of indigenous people to the public at large. Through her direct involvement in the media, Titla serves as an advocate for Native Americans, conveying stories that increase the presence of indigenous people in the media, and do so in a positive light. In addition to this role, she also at times must protect Native people from the media and stories that impinge on cultural traditions. Her sensitivity to such issues has made her a valuable liaison across the cultural boundaries in which she works. Titla strives to educate audiences as to how far Native people have come in getting their voices heard and what issues must still be resolved. Mary Kim Titla, San Carlos Apache, is a freelance journalist, veteran TV news reporter, and publisher of Native Youth Magazine.com, an award winning e-magazine that showcases the talents and lifestyles of Native youth in the U.S. and Canada.
Fri, Nov 14, 2008
2:00pm
Beyond Barbie and Mortal Kombat: New Perspectives on Gender and Gaming - Seminar/Conference (Fralin Auditorium)
The Trent Distinguished Lecture Series in conjunction with the Center for Information Technology Impacts on Children, Youth and Families will host Dr. Carrie Heeter, professor of Serious Game Design at Michigan State University. She is also MSU's Creative Director for Virtual University Design and Technology. Her lecture topic stems from her recent publication in the MIT Press. A reception will follow her lecture.
Fri, Nov 14, 2008
6:15pm
Dance of Nations - Music/Theatre/Dance (Graduate Life Center)
CISO presents Dance of Nations A great display of culture through dance happening at the GLC Auditorium. We have excellent performances by: Association of Chinese Students and Scholars Association of Bangladeshi Students Bhangra Team at VT Filipino American Student Association Hill and Veil Indian Classical Dance Team Iranian Society of VT Japanese Cultural Association LAIGSA LA Fuzion Latin Link Nepalese Student Association SalsaTech Performance Team United Council of Fraternities and Sororities Come enjoy the show. ps. we got tshirts!!!!!!!!!! Also after the performances are finished come learn how to dance from the groups themselves at our after party located in the GLC Multipurpose room. Hope to see you there! --------Doors open at 6:15 pm
Sat, Nov 15, 2008
8:00pm
New River Valley Symphony Orchestra - Music/Theatre/Dance (Burruss Auditorium)
James Glazebrook conducts the New River Valley Symphony Orchestra in a concert featuring the Roanoke Symphony Horn Section. Works include "Roman Carnival Overture" by Hector Berlioz, Robert Schumann's "Concert-piece for Four Horns," and Mussorgsky/Ravel's "Pictures at an Exhibition."
Sun, Nov 16, 2008
7:00pm
International Movie Night: Pans Labyrinth - Movie/Film (Graduate Life Center Auditorium )
In 1944 fascist Spain, a girl, fascinated with fairy-tales, is sent along with her pregnant mother to live with her new stepfather, a ruthless captain of the Spanish army. During the night, she meets a fairy who takes her to an old faun in the center of the labyrinth. He tells her she's a princess, but must prove her royalty by surviving three gruesome tasks. If she fails, she will never prove herself to be the true princess and will never see her real father, the king, again.
Mon, Nov 17, 2008
8:00pm
International Movie Night: Paradise Now - Movie/Film (Graduate Life Center Auditorium)
The story places two close friends, Palestinians Said and Khaled, recruited by an extremist group to perpetrate a terrorist attack in Tel-Aviv, blowing up themselves. However, things go wrong and both friends must separate in the border. One of them, maintaining in his purpose of carry the attack to the end, and the other will have his doubts about it.
Fri, Nov 21, 2008
7:30pm
Band O Rama - Music/Theatre/Dance (Burruss Auditorium)
Join the University Wind Ensemble, Marching Virginians, and the Jazz Bands in a fun combined concert!
Thu, Dec 4, 2008
3:30pm
Genetics, Bioinformatics & Computational Seminar (GBCB) - Seminar/Conference (VBI Auditorium)
Speaker: Dr. Elaine Ostrander--from the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) Title: The Long and Short of It: Mapping Complex Traits in the Domestic Dog Abstract to be posted soon Light refreshments from 3:30-3:55 in VBI lobby, seminar starts promptly at 4:00. Public welcome!
Mon, Jan 19, 2009
7:00pm
MLK Celebration Keynote featuring Dr. Andrew Young - Special Event (Burruss Hall Auditorium)
The main highlight of the MLK Celebrations is the annual Celebration Keynote. This year, we are honored to have Dr. Andrew Young, civil rights activist, ambassador, statesman and former mayor of Atlanta, serving as our keynote speaker. Join us for a celebratory evening honoring the legacy of Dr. King and the importance of community.
Thu, Jan 22, 2009
6:00pm
"A Rosa by Any Other Name... - Seminar/Conference (Fralin Auditorium)
Friends of the Garden Lecture "A Rosa by Any Other Name... De-mystifying Plant Nomenclature" Dr. Holly Scoggins, Associate Professor & Director, Hahn Horticulture Garden Plant common names are easy to remember but not always accurate and certainly not universal; Linneaus really was doing us a favor with the creation of binomial nomenclature! Botanical names can give wonderful insight into to the nature of the plant as well as its relationship to other plants. Glimpses of the rich history of plant exploration can also be revealed within a plant's name, opening the door for some discussion of the great plant explorers and collectors. You'll be far more comfortable with botanical names by the end of the
Fri, Jan 23, 2009
7:30pm
Band-A-Rama - Music/Theatre/Dance (Burruss Auditorium)
Join the University Wind Ensemble, the Symphony Band and the Marching Virginians in a joint fun-filled event!
Wed, Jan 28, 2009
7:30pm
Darius Rucker in Concert! - Music/Theatre/Dance (Burruss Auditorium)

Mon, Feb 9, 2009
6:00pm
Relay For Life Kick-Off Event featuring The AfroFlow Tour with MIKE-E - Special Event (GLC Auditorium (Location subject to change))
The event is free and includes the free concert. The doors will open at 5:30PM and the event will start at 6PM. The free concert will begin between 7 and 7:30PM.
Thu, Feb 12, 2009
6:00pm
"Great Woody Plants for Blue Ridge Gardens: New Favorites and Old Friends" - Seminar/Conference (Fralin Auditorium)
Dr. Richard Olsen, Research Geneticist, US National Arboretum. New plant introductions, whether as novel species or new forms of old favorites, continue to fuel the excitement of gardening in the twenty-first century. Dr. Olsen will share his new favorites as well as old friends from travels around the U.S., Europe, and Japan that are deserving of greater attention. Including many that have gone unnoticed in the collections of the U.S. National Arboretum, where he directs the urban tree breeding program.
Fri, Feb 13, 2009
12:20pm
Race and the New Genetics: Genomics and its implications for society (a public lecture) - Special Event (Virginia Bioinformatics Institute Auditorium (Washington Street and Duck Pond Drive, Virginia Tech))
Speakers: David Botstein and Anthony B. Evnin '62, Professor of Genomics. Director of the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, Princeton University; Member, National Academy of Sciences This event has been sponsored by: Genetics Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Molecular and Cellular Biology and Biotechnology, VT-PREP and VT-IMSD, and Animal and Poultry Sciences Department
Sun, Feb 15, 2009
3:00pm
Student Ensemble Concert: University Wind Ensemble - Music/Theatre/Dance (Burruss Auditorium)
Travis Cross conducts the University Wind Ensemble in an afternoon concert.
Tue, Feb 17, 2009
4:00pm
Town Hall Meeting - Administration (Burruss Hall Auditorium)

Town Hall Meeting to Discuss University Budget Reductions

President Charles Steger will hold "Town Hall" meetings to discuss implications of impending state-mandated budget reductions. Scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 17, 4 p.m. and Wednesday, Feb. 18, 11 a.m. in the Burruss Hall Auditorium, President Steger will be joined by Sr. Vice President and Provost Mark McNamee and Chief Financial Officer Dwight Shelton.

The university is facing cuts in state appropriations of more than $40 million annually based on FY 07-08 levels. Steger, McNamee, and Shelton will present priorities and options for implementing reductions in the FY 09-10 fiscal year.

The session materials will be posted at www.president.vt.edu after the first meeting. Video recordings will be posted after the second meeting. Questions may be sent before or after the meetings to president@vt.edu.

Wed, Feb 18, 2009
11:00am
Town Hall Meeting - Administration (Burruss Hall Auditorium)

Town Hall Meeting to Discuss University Budget Reductions

President Charles Steger will hold "Town Hall" meetings to discuss implications of impending state-mandated budget reductions. Scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 17, 4 p.m. and Wednesday, Feb. 18, 11 a.m. in the Burruss Hall Auditorium, President Steger will be joined by Sr. Vice President and Provost Mark McNamee and Chief Financial Officer Dwight Shelton.

The university is facing cuts in state appropriations of more than $40 million annually based on FY 07-08 levels. Steger, McNamee, and Shelton will present priorities and options for implementing reductions in the FY 09-10 fiscal year.

The session materials will be posted at www.president.vt.edu after the first meeting. Video recordings will be posted after the second meeting. Questions may be sent before or after the meetings to president@vt.edu.

Sat, Feb 21, 2009
5:00pm
3rd Annual Black History Month Gospel Concert featuring Kirk Franklin - Special Event (Burruss Hall Auditorium)
Join us for the third annual Black History Month Gospel Concert featuring the world renowned Kirk Franklin. Since his debut in 1993, Kirk Franklin has been one of the brightest stars in contemporary gospel music. With his phenomenal success, it is small wonder that some have hailed him "the Garth Brooks of gospel." He is a talented songwriter, record producer, music director, singer, pianist, and rapper.
Tue, Feb 24, 2009
7:30pm
VTU Presents: "Step Afrika" - Special Event (Burruss Hall Auditorium)
Doors open at 7 PM. From Appalachia to South Africa, stepping from Gumboot to Zulu, "Step Afrika" runs the gambit of cultural influences. Come see the rising step act that The Washington Post describes as "always visually and musically exciting," and "electrifying." Their mesmerizing rhythms and collaged choreography collaborate to create a seamless continuum of cultures. Come accompany us in commemorating this cross-cultural dance company.
Tue, Feb 24, 2009
8:00pm
School of Education Research Conference - Seminar/Conference (Graduate Life Center Auditorium)
The School of Education Student Association (SOESA) will host its Fourth Annual Research Conference, which will provide an avenue for students and faculty to discuss emerging issues and current research related to their fields of study. The theme for this year's conference and panel discussion is "Education is the GATEWAY: Unlocking the Doors to the Future through Access, Equity, & Inclusion."
Sat, Feb 28, 2009
8:00pm
New River Valley Symphony - Music/Theatre/Dance (Burruss Auditorium)
Maestro James Glazebrook conducts The New River Valley Symphony Orchestra in an evening concert featuring Richard Wagner's Prelude to "Die Meistersinger," Manuel de Falla's Three Dances from 'The Three Cornered Hat," and Edward Elgar's Cello Concerto.
Wed, Mar 4, 2009
7:00pm
Women's Month Film Festival: Cargo, Innocence Lost - Movie/Film (GLC Auditorium)
This documentary unveils the dark underworld of sex trafficking in the United States. Following the screening, a representative from International Justice Mission (IJM), a human rights agency, will speak on the complex issues surrounding sex trafficking and how concerned individuals can join counter-trafficking efforts. For more info on the Life Project visit: www.thelife-project.com. Light refreshments will be served. WARNING: This film contains adult content. Counselors will be available on-site. Contact Leah Wickham, leahw@vt.edu
Mon, Mar 16, 2009
7:00pm
Business Ethics Symposium - Special Event (Burruss Auditorium)
Speaker: Patrick J. Kuhse "From Prominence to Prison: Why Smart People Do Dumb Things" 18th Annual Business Ethics Symposium sponsored by the Pamplin College of Business, Business Leadership Center, and the Department of Management
Tue, Mar 17, 2009
3:30pm
Collaborative Grants: A New Paradigm for the Humanities - Academic (Fralin Auditorium)
Dr. Jay Clayton, from Vanderbilt University will be presenting "Collaborative Grants: A New Paradigm for the Humanitites" at the Institute for Society, Culture and Environment Spring Forum. A reception will follow the presentation. This event is co-sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research and The College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.
Wed, Mar 18, 2009
11:00am
Critical Standpoints in Long Term Care - Academic (Fralin Auditorium)
The Center for Gerontology Spring forum will feature Dr. Timothy Diamond presenting "Critical Standpoints in Long Term Care" in Fralin Auditorium. Dr. Diamond, a sociologist, has most recently been Visiting Chair in Gerontology at St. Thomas University in New Brunswick, Canada and Visiting Scholar, School of Disability Studies, Ryerson University, Toronto. Dr. Diamond's book, "Making Gray Gold: Narratives of Nursing Home Care", received book of the year awards from the American Sociological Association's Gerontology Section and the American Humanist Association.
Thu, Mar 19, 2009
5:30pm
Department of Philosophy Colloquia - Academic (Holden Auditorium)
The Philosophy Department Colloquium Series, as part of Ethics Week at Virginia Tech (http://www.esm.vt.edu/~ikpuri/ethics/activities/activities.html) presents "Distributive Justice: A Mini Series" Speaker: Lawrence C. Becker, Fellow, Hollins University. Topic: "Habilitation as a Framework for Theories of Distributive Justice."
Sun, Mar 22, 2009
4:00pm
Society of Indian Americans presents Kadam: A Step Into Our World - Special Event (Burruss Auditorium)
Annual cultural show aimed to educate the audience about Indian culture through a variety of dances. Doors Open at 3:30 pm, the show starts at 4:00 pm.
Mon, Mar 23, 2009
4:00pm
How Science and Technology Media Affects Business - Seminar/Conference (Hancock Auditorium)
Paul Raeburn, a former science editor and senior writer at "Business Week," will appear as the first guest speaker for the College of Engineering's newly funded "Jebson-Nystrom Science and Technology Writer in Residence Endowment." He will discuss impacts on business by science and technology media.
Thu, Mar 26, 2009
7:30pm
Cutchins Distinguished Lecture - Special Event (Burruss Auditorium)
Michael Beschloss, Presidential Courage. In a talk based on his recent book, the award-winning historian and best-selling author will discuss crucial times when presidents took political risks and overcame obstacles to dramatically change the future of the United States. Appointed NBC News' presidential historian, Beschloss provides viewers with expert analysis of the executive branch.
Sat, Apr 4, 2009
7:30pm
Vietnamese Student Association Annual Culture Show presents Unlikely Heroes: The Powers Within - Special Event (Burruss Hall Auditorium)
If you were asked to describe someone who can be a hero in your life, who would it be? A friend? A teacher? Our answer may surprise you. We invite you to come to the VSA Annual Cultural Show! Our show displays Vietnamese culture and tradition through various entertaining skits, dances, and performances.
Sat, Apr 11, 2009
6:30pm
Chinabration 2009 - Special Event (Graduate Life Center (GLC) Auditorium)
The Chinese American Society is hosting its annual program that showcases Chinese Culture through traditional and modern performances (Chinese Yo-Yo, Traditional/Modern Dance, Marital Arts, etc). This year's theme will be based on a Disney Movie, Hua Mulan.
Tue, Apr 14, 2009
7:00pm
How Women Age: Family, Work, Health and the Challenges We Face - Special Event (Fralin Biotechnology Center Auditorium)
Please join us for the 13th Annual Center for Gerontology Graduate Certificate & Awards Celebration. Dr. Melissa A. Hardy, Director of the Gerontology Center, Distinguished Professor of Human Development and Family Studies and Professor of Sociology at The Pennsylvania State University will be the Keynote speaker.
Wed, Apr 15, 2009
7:00pm
Pennies, Pencils, and Peace: A lecture by Greg Mortenson - Special Event (Burruss Auditorium)

Tickets for this event are still available. Find out more.

Acclaimed co-author of "Three Cups of Tea" and Nobel Peace Prize nominee, Greg Mortenson, will speak about his international peace efforts. The theme for Mortenson's presentation is "Pennies, Pencils, and Peace." His Central Asia Institute promotes peace through community-based education. He is also a founder of the Pennies for Peace program to raise awareness and funds for schools, especially for girls, in remote regions of countries such as Pakistan and Afghanistan. There will be a book signing in Burruss lobby following the event and books will be available for sale. Tickets are free and available to the public at the Ticket Office in Squires on campus. People needing tickets from outside the area can send an email to Leah to reserve tickets at Will Call in Burruss Hall lobby the night of the event: leahw@vt.edu. Doors open at 6:30 PM on the night of the event.

Thu, Apr 16, 2009
1:00pm
2009 Day of Remembrance: Video of the April 17, 2007 Convocation - Day of Remembrance (Auditorium, Graduate Life Center at Donaldson Brown)
A videotape of the convocation will be shown in its entirety throughout the afternoon. Please visit weremember.vt.edu for more information.
Thu, Apr 16, 2009
4:00pm
2009 Day of Remembrance: Dance/Performance - Day of Remembrance (Burruss Auditorium)
Second annual "Remembrance Through Dance Performance: In Memomory of Reema Samaha." This is a free event, but tickets are required. Tickets may be picked up at the Squires Student Center ticket office, through will call, or online, click on "Other Events." Doors open at 3:30 p.m. For more information please visit weremember.vt.edu or the Contemporary Dance Ensemble website.
Sun, Apr 19, 2009
3:00pm
Student Ensemble Concert: University Wind Ensemble - Music/Theatre/Dance (Burruss Auditorium)
Travis Cross directs the University Wind Ensemble in an afternoon concert.
Mon, Apr 27, 2009
8:00pm
Paul Farmer: A call to global citizenship and service: partnerships that make a difference - Special Event (Burruss Auditorium)
Noted anthropologist and physician Paul Farmer, cofounder of the international health and social justice organization Partners in Health (PIH), will speak at Virginia Tech. Farmer's work is the subject of Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, A Man Who Would Cure the World. The Pulitzer-Prize-winning work by Tracy Kidder was the 2008-09 Virginia Tech Common Book.
Tue, Apr 28, 2009
7:00pm
Movie and Presentation featuring A Hero in Heaven and Director, Sally Mitlas - Special Event (GLC Auditorium, Graduate Life Center)
A Hero in Heaven is a 45-minute documentary that chronicles the life of Michael Levin, American-Israeli soldier killed during the Israeli/Hezbollah war in 2006. Michael Levin was one of three soldiers killed on August 1, 2006 in clashes with Hezbollah in the southern Lebanese village of Aita al-Shaab. An immigrant from the United States, he had been living in Israel for the last four years.
Wed, Apr 29, 2009
7:00pm
Comedians Bob Alper and Azhar Usman - Special Event (Graduate Life Center Auditorium)
Comedians One Muslim, One Rabbi, One Stage 7:00 p.m.
Thu, Apr 30, 2009
5:00pm
Community Trauma in the Context of the Current Economic Crisis - Special Event (Holden Auditorium)
Ridenour Fellow, Mindy Thomas Fullilove, M.D., will give a public presentation drawing from her longstanding interest in healing traumatized urban communities. Dr. Fullilove is a research psychiatrist at New York State Psychiatric Institute and a professor of clinical psychiatry and public health at Columbia University.
Sat, May 2, 2009
8:00pm
New River Valley Symphony - Music/Theatre/Dance (Burruss Auditorium)
Maestro James Glazebrook conducts the orchestra in a performance of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony. Also on the program is Paul Hindemith's "Symphonic Metamorphoses on Themes of von Weber."
Thu, Jun 25, 2009
6:00pm
Containers for The Collector with Rita Randolph - Special Event (Fralin Auditorium)

Thu, Jun 25, 2009
6:00pm
Containers for The Collector with Rita Randolph - Special Event (Fralin Auditorium)

Tue, Jul 28, 2009
10:00am
Nanocomposite Sensors Seminar - Academic (Holden Hall Auditorium, Room 190)
Kenneth Loh, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, University of California, Davis, will speak on "Nanocomposite Sensors for Distributed Structural Monitoring and Damage Detection." Nanotechnology offers a plethora of nanomaterial fabrication techniques for the design of next-generation multifunctional nanostructured systems to solve complex engineering problems.
Fri, Aug 21, 2009
9:00pm
Movie on the Drillfield has been moved to Burruss Auditorium: STAR TREK (2009) - Movie/Film (Burruss Auditorium)

Sat, Aug 29, 2009
8:30am
Garden Symposium - Seminar/Conference (Litton-Reeves Auditorium)
Join us for the "Down & Dirty Garden Symposium" - a full day of gardening advice and ideas for gardeners of ALL skill levels. Five exciting speakers with talks on greatplants, design tips, and lots more. Must pre-register; admission price includes lunch and a special symposium plant sale! Visit our website for more information, or call 231-5970.
Wed, Sep 9, 2009
7:00pm
Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows Research Symposium - Academic (Fralin Biotechnology Center Auditorium)
The Office of Distance Learning and University Summer is hosting a research symposium to culminate the scholarship experience of the 2009 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program. Student research fellows will present overviews of their research experience conducted during the recent summer session in the company of their faculty mentors and the university community at-large.
Mon, Sep 14, 2009
3:00pm
HNFE Graduate Seminar - Academic (Fralin Auditorium)
Speaker: Jennie Hill, Ph.D., Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise, Topic TBD
Mon, Sep 21, 2009
3:00pm
Seminar: Is Voluntary Physical Activity Really Voluntary? The Genetics of the Regulation of Physical Activity - Academic (Fralin Auditorium)
Speaker: Timothy Lightfoot, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Kinesiology, University of North Carolina-Charlotte; "Is Voluntary Physical Activity Really Voluntary?: The Genetics of the Regulation of Physical Activity"
Sat, Oct 3, 2009
Homecoming Week 2009 - Special Event
Come join the university community as it celebrates Homecoming 2009 - "Welcome Home is Etched in Stone" is the theme for this year's events. The week is packed full of events and activities including a concert featuring the legendary B.B. King on Oct. 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the Burruss Hall auditorium. The week also includes the popular, annual Homecoming Parade in Downtown Blacksburg. The time of the parade depends on the kick-off time for the home football game. Check the schedule of homecoming events for details.
Sun, Oct 4, 2009
Homecoming Week 2009 - Special Event
Come join the university community as it celebrates Homecoming 2009 - "Welcome Home is Etched in Stone" is the theme for this year's events. The week is packed full of events and activities including a concert featuring the legendary B.B. King on Oct. 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the Burruss Hall auditorium. The week also includes the popular, annual Homecoming Parade in Downtown Blacksburg. The time of the parade depends on the kick-off time for the home football game. Check the schedule of homecoming events for details.
Mon, Oct 5, 2009
Homecoming Week 2009 - Special Event
Come join the university community as it celebrates Homecoming 2009 - "Welcome Home is Etched in Stone" is the theme for this year's events. The week is packed full of events and activities including a concert featuring the legendary B.B. King on Oct. 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the Burruss Hall auditorium. The week also includes the popular, annual Homecoming Parade in Downtown Blacksburg. The time of the parade depends on the kick-off time for the home football game. Check the schedule of homecoming events for details.
Mon, Oct 5, 2009
3:00pm
Seminar: I'll Drink to That! Beverage Consumption and Adult Weight Management - Academic (Fralin Auditorium)
Speaker: Brenda M. Davy, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise; "I'll Drink to That! Beverage Consumption and Adult Weight Management"
Tue, Oct 6, 2009
Homecoming Week 2009 - Special Event
Come join the university community as it celebrates Homecoming 2009 - "Welcome Home is Etched in Stone" is the theme for this year's events. The week is packed full of events and activities including a concert featuring the legendary B.B. King on Oct. 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the Burruss Hall auditorium. The week also includes the popular, annual Homecoming Parade in Downtown Blacksburg. The time of the parade depends on the kick-off time for the home football game. Check the schedule of homecoming events for details.
Wed, Oct 7, 2009
Homecoming Week 2009 - Special Event
Come join the university community as it celebrates Homecoming 2009 - "Welcome Home is Etched in Stone" is the theme for this year's events. The week is packed full of events and activities including a concert featuring the legendary B.B. King on Oct. 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the Burruss Hall auditorium. The week also includes the popular, annual Homecoming Parade in Downtown Blacksburg. The time of the parade depends on the kick-off time for the home football game. Check the schedule of homecoming events for details.
Thu, Oct 8, 2009
Homecoming Week 2009 - Special Event
Come join the university community as it celebrates Homecoming 2009 - "Welcome Home is Etched in Stone" is the theme for this year's events. The week is packed full of events and activities including a concert featuring the legendary B.B. King on Oct. 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the Burruss Hall auditorium. The week also includes the popular, annual Homecoming Parade in Downtown Blacksburg. The time of the parade depends on the kick-off time for the home football game. Check the schedule of homecoming events for details.
Fri, Oct 9, 2009
Homecoming Week 2009 - Special Event
Come join the university community as it celebrates Homecoming 2009 - "Welcome Home is Etched in Stone" is the theme for this year's events. The week is packed full of events and activities including a concert featuring the legendary B.B. King on Oct. 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the Burruss Hall auditorium. The week also includes the popular, annual Homecoming Parade in Downtown Blacksburg. The time of the parade depends on the kick-off time for the home football game. Check the schedule of homecoming events for details.
Sat, Oct 10, 2009
Homecoming Week 2009 - Special Event
Come join the university community as it celebrates Homecoming 2009 - "Welcome Home is Etched in Stone" is the theme for this year's events. The week is packed full of events and activities including a concert featuring the legendary B.B. King on Oct. 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the Burruss Hall auditorium. The week also includes the popular, annual Homecoming Parade in Downtown Blacksburg. The time of the parade depends on the kick-off time for the home football game. Check the schedule of homecoming events for details.
Sun, Oct 11, 2009
Homecoming Week 2009 - Special Event
Come join the university community as it celebrates Homecoming 2009 - "Welcome Home is Etched in Stone" is the theme for this year's events. The week is packed full of events and activities including a concert featuring the legendary B.B. King on Oct. 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the Burruss Hall auditorium. The week also includes the popular, annual Homecoming Parade in Downtown Blacksburg. The time of the parade depends on the kick-off time for the home football game. Check the schedule of homecoming events for details.
Mon, Oct 12, 2009
3:00pm
Seminar: Physical Activity and Aging: Brains, Brawn, and Happiness? - Academic (Fralin Auditorium)
Speaker: Ed McAuley, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Kinesiology, University of Illinois; "Physical Activity and Aging: Brains, Brawn, and Happiness?"
Tue, Oct 13, 2009
5:00pm
BIO Town Hall - Special Event (Holtzman Alumni Center, Alumni Auditorium)
Do you know how to "plug-in" to key issues in biotechnology? BIO CEO, Jim Greenwood; VT President, Charles Steger; Social Media expert, Joe Trippi; Novozymens North American President, Adam Monroe and others will discuss the importance of biotechnology, social media and how you can plug-in to the issues facing stem cells, healthcare reform and more.--Holtzman Alumni Center, Alumni Auditorium. Also, check-out the Southwest Virginia Life Science Forum in Latham Ballroom at The Inn and Conference Center immediately following.
Tue, Oct 13, 2009
5:00pm
LISA short course "Designing Experiments" - Academic (Fralin Auditorium, Fralin Hall)
The LISA Short Courses are designed to help graduate students learn statistical skills to apply to their own research. Each short course has a brief assignment to complete before attending. Additional information is available at http://www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/short_courses.php. Register through FDI at https://www.fdi.vt.edu/public/?term_pk1=8902#8908 Designing Experiments, Tuesday, October 13, 2009, 5-7PM The goal of this short course is to introduce methods for creating good designed experiments. We will focus on basic principles, terminology, and concepts. LISA also provides free statistical collaboration and consulting: Visit http://lisa.stat.vt.edu to schedule an appointment. Free daily Walk-in Consulting Service is available from 12-2pm in 401 Hutcheson Hall.
Tue, Oct 13, 2009
7:00pm
Class of 2011 Ring Premiere and Fireworks - Special Event (Burruss Hall Auditorium)
The Class ring at Virginia Tech is celebrating 100 years of tradition! Revealing the Class Ring Design to the Junior Class is a time-honored tradition at Virginia Tech! See the 2011 Ring unveiled at this special multi-media event. Fireworks on the Drillfield at 8 PM. FREE T-shirts!
Mon, Oct 19, 2009
3:00pm
Seminar: Leucine Signaling: Fact and Fancy - Academic (Fralin Auditorium)
Speaker: Susan Hutson, Ph.D., Department Head and Professor, Department of Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise, Virginia Tech; "Leucine Signaling: Fact and Fancy"
Tue, Oct 20, 2009
7:00pm
Relay For Life Information Session - Special Event (Graduate Life Center Auditorium)
The Virginia Tech Relay For Life team has officially begun its quest to raise $650,000 for the American Cancer Society through a year-long fundraising effort. On Tuesday night at 7 p.m. in the Graduate Life Center Auditorium an information session will be held to educate the student body on cancer as well as what they can do to help support the fight against it.
Wed, Oct 21, 2009
5:00pm
LISA Short Course: Using JMP: Specific Examples in Regression - Academic (Fralin Auditorium)
LISA SHORT COURSES IN STATISTICS LISA (Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis) is providing a series of evening short courses to help graduate students use statistics in their research. The focus of these two-hour courses is on teaching practical statistical techniques for analyzing or collecting data. Click the More Information Link below for instructions on how to REGISTER through FDI and to learn more. Refreshments will be provided at the end of each short course! All courses will be held in Fralin Auditorium from 5-7PM. October 21, 2009: Using JMP:Specific Examples in Regression Instructor: Dr. Ying Liu The short course will illustrate how to use JMP in linear regression analysis. The three main topics will be: 1. Exploratory data analysis, simple liner regression and polynomial regression 2. How to fit a multiple regression model, how to fit a multiple regression model with interactions and how to generate and compare candidate models 3. Regression diagnostics will focus on evaluating the assumptions of regression, and recommendations when assumptions have not been met. LISA also provides: Free statistical collaboration and consulting Free daily Walk-in Consulting Service is available from 12-2pm in 401 Hutcheson Hall. Visit http://www.lisa.stat.vt.edu for more information.
Fri, Oct 23, 2009
1:30pm
Center for Gerontology Fall Forum - Seminar/Conference (Fralin Biotechnology Center Auditorium)
Jim Ford, Ph.D., Assistant Research Scientist, Department of Child and Family Development, University of Georgia and VT Human Development alumnus will present "Ready to Care: Relational Ethics, Caregiving, and Aging Veterans".
Sat, Oct 24, 2009
9:00am
Technical Writing Workshop - Special Event (Fralin Life Science Institute - Auditorium)
FULL: The class has been filled. There will be another workshop in Spring and that will be announced. You can contact Janet Webster, per this listing, for preregistration. A new post will be listed when we have the Spring date. 1st Annual Technical Writing Workshop: Faculty and Students Working Together for Scholarship "How to Write and Publish a Scientific Paper" is provided - a $40 value provided free. Pizza Lunch at 1:30 is free for attendees YOU MUST REGISTER by October 1, 2009. Contact Janet Webster at jbwebste@vt.edu or 540-231-1957
Mon, Oct 26, 2009
3:00pm
Seminar: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Dealing with that SOB - Academic (Fralin Auditorium)
Speaker: Michael J. Berry, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Health and Exercise Science, Wake Forest University; "Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Dealing with that SOB"
Mon, Nov 2, 2009
3:00pm
Seminar: What We Eat in America: the Collection and Reporting of National Dietary Intake Data - Academic (Fralin Auditorium)
Speaker: Alanna Moshfegh, Ph.D., Research Leader, Food Surveys Research Group, Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center; "What We Eat in America: The Collection and Reporting of National Dietary Intake Data"
Wed, Nov 4, 2009
7:00pm
Virginia premiere of ST. NICK - Movie/Film (Pamplin Hall Auditorium Room 1045)
The Virginia premiere of the film ST. NICK wIth introduction and post-screening question & answer by James M. Johnston, guest filmmaker, director, writer and producer.
Sat, Nov 7, 2009
8:00pm
New River Valley Symphony - Music/Theatre/Dance (Burruss Auditorium)
The New River Valley Symphony Orchestra performs an all-Russian program featuring the 2009 winners of the Virginia Music Teacher's Association Concerto Competition. Features works by Rimsky-Korsakov, Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky.
Sat, Nov 7, 2009
8:00pm
New River Valley Symphony - Music/Theatre/Dance (Burruss Auditorium)
The New River Valley Symphony Orchestra performs an all-Russian program featuring the 2009 winners of the Virginia Music Teacher's Association Concerto Competition. Features works by Rimsky-Korsakov, Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky.
Sat, Nov 7, 2009
8:00pm
New River Valley Symphony Orchestra - Music/Theatre/Dance (Burruss Auditorium )
The New River Valley Symphony Orchestra performs an all-Russian program featuring the 2009 winners of the Virginia Music Teacher's Association Concerto Competition. Works will include Overture on Russian Themes by Rimsky-Korsakov and Piano Concerto No. 1 by Sergei Prokofiev. Featured soloists will be pianists Kimberly Hou and Ina Mitcheva.
Mon, Nov 9, 2009
3:00pm
Seminar: Inflammation and Insulin Resistance - Academic (Fralin Auditorium)
Speaker: Hang Shi, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Section on Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, Sticht Center on Aging, Wake Forest Health Sciences; "Inflammation and Insulin Resistance"
Wed, Nov 11, 2009
7:00pm
Find Your Red Rubber Ball - Seminar/Conference (Graduate Life Center Auditorium)
Celebrate National Career Development month by hearing how one man turned his passion for play into a successful career as a trainer for the Philadelphia 76er's, Nike and now as a professional speaker. Come find your red rubber ball! Come and meet Kevin Carroll.
Fri, Nov 13, 2009
6:30pm
Dance of Nations - Music/Theatre/Dance (Burruss Hall Auditorium)
Dance of Nations is an annual event in which many of our international student organizations perform dances from their nation to showcase their culture. Some select organizations will teach audience members their cultural dance after their performance.
Mon, Nov 16, 2009
3:00pm
Seminar: Sphingolipids in Cancer: Good Lipids Gone Bad? - Academic (Fralin Auditorium)
Speaker: Eva Schmelz, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise, Virginia Tech; "Sphingolipids in Cancer: Good Lipids Gone Bad?"
Thu, Nov 19, 2009
3:30pm
VTC research institute director candidate to present - Seminar/Conference (Fralin Life Science Institute auditorium)
James O. Hill, professor of pediatrics and medicine at the University of Colorado, Denver, and director of the National Institutes of Health-funded Center for Human Nutrition, will present a seminar "Addressing Obesity: Taking advantage of a big problem." Hill is a finalist for founding director of the research institute with the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute (VTC), located in Roanoke, Va., and he will also briefly present his vision for the VTC partnership. There will be a live link to the presentation at: http://connect.ag.vt.edu/r44019878/ (The site will be blank until the time of the presentation.)
Thu, Nov 19, 2009
7:00pm
'International Experiences' Speech Contest - Special Event (Fralin Auditorium)
In celebration of International Education Week (November 16 - 20), Virginia Tech's Gamma Omega chapter of the Phi Beta Delta international honor society will sponsor an 'International Experiences Speech Contest' on Thursday, November 19, at 7 p.m. in the auditorium at Fralin Biotechnology Center. All Virginia Tech students, staff, and faculty are invited to preapre a five-minute speech based on the topic: 'choose one facet of your international experience and describe how it has changed your life.' $50 cash prizes will be awarded to winners in the following categories: international undergraduate student, international graduate student, U.S. undergraduate student, U.S. graduate student, and faculty/staff. Kevin McDonald, Vice President for Equity and Inclusion, will serve as master of ceremonies. Details and applications can be found on the Phi Beta Delta website (http://www.oired.vt.edu/PBD/) or requested by emailing Betty Watts at bettyw@vt.edu. Applications will be accepted thorough Monday, November 16. Attendance at the event is open to all, and a reception will be held after the presentations. For more information contact Kathryn Ticknor (231-1425; issa@vt.edu) or Betty Watts (231-6452; bettyw@vt.edu) in the Office of International Research, Education, and Development (OIRED).
Mon, Nov 30, 2009
3:00pm
Seminar: Mitochondrial Biology in Health and Disease - Academic (Fralin Auditorium)
Speaker: Madlyn Frisard, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise, Virginia Tech; "Mitochondrial Biology in Health and Disease"
Mon, Dec 7, 2009
3:00pm
Seminar: Carnitine and Insulin Resistance - Academic (Fralin Auditorium)
Speaker: Randall Mynatt, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Pennington Biomedical Research Center; "Carnitine and Insulin Resistance"
Mon, Jan 18, 2010
6:00pm
Fifth annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration keynote speaker: Cornel West - Special Event (Burruss Hall Auditorium)
Cornel West, the class of 1943 University Professor at Princeton University, will be the keynote speaker for the fifth annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration at Virginia Tech. One of America's most provocative public intellectuals, West has been a champion for racial justice since childhood. Through his writing, speaking and teaching, he combines the traditions of the black Baptist Church, progressive politics and jazz. Tickets are free and available through the Squires ticket office from Monday through Friday from 11 am - 2 pm.
Tue, Jan 19, 2010
6:00pm
Happy Survival: Economic Renaissance after Genocide - Special Event (Burruss Hall Auditorium)
Omilani, an African-American-Filipino female Hip Hop poet and publisher will perform poetry and read from her anthropological book, Rewriting Oshun.
Thu, Jan 21, 2010
7:00pm
The Public Intellectual, Panel Discussion with Dr. Ellington Graves from The Center for African Studies and Race and Social Policy - Special Event (GLC Auditorium)
A diverse representation of Virginia Tech faculty scholars will discuss the role, history, and evolution of The Public Intellectual- covering figures such as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr and the more contemporary Dr. Cornel West.
Thu, Jan 21, 2010
7:00pm
The Public Intellectual - Seminar/Conference (Graduate Life Center, Auditorium)
The Center for Africana Studies and Race and Social Policy Research will conduct a panel discussion on the subject of "The Public Intellectual". The panel discussion will be facilitated by Ellington Graves.
Sun, Jan 24, 2010
1:00pm
Thirteenth Annual Virginia Tech Honor Band Concert - Music/Theatre/Dance (Burruss Auditorium )
The Thirteenth Annual Virginia Tech Honor Band will be held January 22-24, 2010 with more than 500 students from 150 schools in seven states in attendance. Participants are nominated by their band director and spend the weekend in rehearsals, clinics and performances on campus. The final concert is at 1:00 pm on Sunday, January 24th in Burruss Auditorium and is open to the public.
Wed, Jan 27, 2010
6:00pm
Dr. Patricia Hill Collins "Does America Still Need Black People?" - Special Event (Burruss Auditorium)
Dr. Patricia Hill Collins, Distinguished University Professor of Sociology at University of Maryland, College Park and past President of the American Sociological Association will provide her lecture "Does America Still Need Black People" in honor of Black History Month.
Wed, Jan 27, 2010
6:00pm
Does America Still Need Black People? - Special Event (Burruss Hall Auditorium)
Esteemed author, Dr. Patricia Hill Collins, Distinguished Professor of Sociology from the University of Maryland, College Park will share her thoughts during her presentation titled, Does America Still Need Black People?
Thu, Jan 28, 2010
7:00pm
CinemaTech Screening Series: Best Yearsof OUr Lives - Movie/Film (Pamplin Auditorium (1045))
Join faculty member Paul Harrill for an introduction and discussion of William Wyler's Best Yearsof Our Lives (1946). In this post World War II classic, three soldiers, each from a different station of society, struggle to adapt to the alien world awaiting them when they come marching home. B&W,170 minutes.
Mon, Feb 1, 2010
3:00pm
The ABC's of Omega 3's - Academic (Fralin Auditorium)
Jay Whelan, Ph.D., Department Head and Professor, Department of Nutrition, University of Tennessee at Knoxville
Thu, Feb 4, 2010
6:00pm
Remarkable Trees of Virginia - Special Event (Fralin Auditorium)
Virginia Tech forestry professor and 4-H extension specialist, Jeff Kirwan, will speak about his four-year search for Virginia's most remarkable trees, and his new book "Remarkable Trees of Virginia" with co-author Nancy Ross Hugo that features 100 of the oldest, largest, most beautiful and historic trees.
Mon, Feb 8, 2010
3:00pm
Social Life of Mitochondria Within the Beta Cell: Dynamic Clubs, Connected Networks and Depolarized Singles - Academic (Fralin Auditorium)
Orion Shirihai, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine
Wed, Feb 10, 2010
7:00pm
Phi Beta Delta Panel on Haiti - Special Event (GLC Auditorium)

Thu, Feb 11, 2010
7:00pm
Corps of cadets Leadership Conference Speaker - Special Event (Burruss auditorium)
Lt. Eric Greitens will deliver the opening address of the VTCC Leadership Conference and Military Weekend. Greitens is a Navy SEAL who has been deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan, Horn of Africa, and Southeast Asia; a Ph.D. in politics from Oxford; book author; former White House Fellow, and a sub-3 hour marathon runner and winner of the Shamrock Marathon at Camp Fallujah, Iraq. Greitens currently teaches on public service, ethics, and leadership at the University of Missouri, where he is a Senior Fellow at the Truman School of Public Affairs. He is also the chairman and CEO of The Mission Continues, a non-profit organization founded to empower wounded and disabled veterans to continue their service to their country. Learn more about Greitens at: http://www.ericgreitens.com/default.aspx
Thu, Feb 18, 2010
2:00pm
Center for Gerontology Spring Research Forum - Special Event (Fralin Center Auditorium)
Dr. Wendy Welch, Community Organizer, Healthy Appalachia Institute at UVA Wise and US & UK National Storytelling Networks Board of Directors member will present: LISTEN, SONNY: a humorous yet insightful look at enabling elders as community storytellers
Thu, Feb 18, 2010
6:00pm
The Sustainable Garden: Magic or Myth? with C. Colston Burrell - Special Event (Fralin Auditorium)

Mon, Feb 22, 2010
3:00pm
Arterial Destiffening with Weight Loss in Middle-Aged and Older Adults - Academic (Fralin Auditorium)
Laura Dengo, MS, PhD Candidate, Department of Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise, Virginia Tech
Thu, Feb 25, 2010
7:00pm
THRONE OF BLOOD - Movie/Film (Pamplin Auditorium (1045))
Akira Kurosawa's THRONE OF BLOOD adaptation of Macbeth transposes the play to Japan's 16th century samurai wars and translates Shakespeare to the aesthetics of Noh theater and sumi-e painting. Japan's greatest film star, Toshiro Mifune, is the ruthless general pursuing power at any cost. B&W, 105 minutes. Join faculty member Stephen Prince in a discussion afterwards. Free and open to the public.
Sat, Feb 27, 2010
8:00pm
New River Valley Symphony - Music/Theatre/Dance (Burruss Auditorium)
The New River Valley Symphony Orchestra presents their Winter Concert featuring works of Samuel Barber, Sergei Wassilenko and Robert Schumann.
Mon, Mar 1, 2010
3:00pm
Promoting Critical Thinking in Undergraduates - Academic (Fralin Auditorium)
Douglas Levey, PhD, Professor, Department of Biology, University of Florida
Mon, Mar 1, 2010
7:00pm
Business Ethics Symposium - Special Event (Burruss Auditorium)
C.E. Andrews, president, RSM McGladrey, and 1974 accounting alumnus, will give the keynote lecture, "The Illusion of Ethics." The conference will be one of a series of events around campus taking place as part of Ethics Week and exploring ethical issues in various disciplines and fields.
Mon, Mar 15, 2010
3:00pm
Preventing Cancer: The Role of Estradiol and Dietary Phytoestrogens in the Normal Colon - Academic (Fralin Auditorium)
Clint Allred, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Nutrition and Food Science, Texas A&M University
Tue, Mar 23, 2010
5:00pm
LISA Short Course: An Introduction to Statistical Analysis - Academic (Fralin Auditorium)
LISA SHORT COURSES IN STATISTICS LISA (Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis) is providing a series of evening short courses to help graduate students use statistics in their research. The focus of these two hours short courses is on teaching practical statistical techniques for analyzing or collecting data. See www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=short_courses for instructions on how to REGISTER through FDI and to learn more. Refreshments will be provided at the end of the short course! All courses will be held in Fralin Auditorium from 5-7PM. March 23, 2010 An Introduction to Statistical Analysis Instructor: Dr. Eric Vance The first of the Spring 2010 LISA Short Courses will be "An Introduction to Statistical Analysis," by Dr. Eric Vance, the director of LISA (Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis). We will review how statistics can be used to solve research problems and answer scientific questions. Attendees will learn key aspects of experimental design--including the value of controls, treatments, and replication--necessary to ensure that the data they collect can be statistically analyzed to answer their research questions. We will introduce several common statistical techniques such as t-tests, ANOVA, regression and plots the attendees can use to analyze and visualize data. At the end of this short course a real dataset will be analyzed showing how these techniques can be applied in practice. LISA also provides free statistical collaboration and consulting: visit www.lisa.stat.vt.edu to schedule an appointment. Free daily Walk-In Consulting Service is available from 12-2PM in 401 Hutcheson Hall. See www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=walk_in for more details.
Thu, Mar 25, 2010
7:00pm
HELL'S HINGES - Movie/Film (Pamplin Auditorium (1045))
Faculty member Karl Precoda presents Thomas Ince/William S. Hart's Hell's Hinges (1916). This story of the degeneration of a preacher and the redemption of a villain is a quintessential William S. Hart western. B&W. Free and open to the public.
Thu, Mar 25, 2010
7:30pm
Cutchins Distinguished Lecture - Special Event (Burruss auditorium)
An Evening of Perspective with Peggy Noonan. The Wall Street Journal columnist and best selling author will discuss current events, including issues related to domestic and foreign policy, the economy, and the Obama administration.
Fri, Mar 26, 2010
2:00pm
Center for Gerontology Spring Forum - Special Event (Virginia Bioinformatics Instiutue (VBI) Auditorium)
Guest speaker, Wendy Welch, Ph.D., from the Healthy Appalachia Institute at UVA Wise will present, "Listen Sonny", a humorous, yet insightful look at enabling elders as community storytellers
Sat, Mar 27, 2010
10:00am
2nd Annual Technical Writing Workshop - Seminar/Conference (VBI Auditorium )

Mon, Mar 29, 2010
5:00pm
LISA Short Course: Regression - Academic (Fralin Auditorium)
LISA SHORT COURSES IN STATISTICS LISA (Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis) is providing a series of evening short courses to help graduate students use statistics in their research. The focus of these two-hour courses is on teaching practical statistical techniques for analyzing or collecting data. Click the More Information Link below for instructions on how to REGISTER through FDI and to learn more. Refreshments will be provided at the end of each short course! All courses will be held in Fralin Auditorium from 5-7PM. March 29, 2010: Regression Instructor: Dr. Eric Smith Regression analysis is commonly used to study the relationship between a response variable and one or more explanatory variables. This course provides an introduction to simple linear regression and multiple linear regression. Topics covered include regression models, assumptions, and interpretation. Graphical methods useful for understanding relationships and checking assumptions are described and illustrated using the SAS software package. LISA also provides: Free statistical collaboration and consulting Free daily Walk-in Consulting Service is available from 12-2pm in 401 Hutcheson Hall. Visit http://www.lisa.stat.vt.edu for more information.
Sat, Apr 3, 2010
5:00pm
Chinabration 2010 - Special Event (Graduate Life Center Auditorium)
Chinabration is the Chinese American Society's annual culture show which features skits written and directed by members of the club. Chinabration also features performances such as singing, fashion shows and traditional and modern dance.
Sat, Apr 3, 2010
7:30pm
Vietnamese Student Association's Culture Show - Special Event (Burruss Hall Auditorium)
The Vietnamese Student Association's Culture Show is an annual event for the purpose to spread knowledge and awareness of the Vietnamese culture through multiple performances including traditional dances, singing and skits.
Mon, Apr 5, 2010
3:00pm
Is Mitochondrial Bioenergetics the Link Between Metabolic Balance and Insulin Sensitivity? - Academic (Fralin Auditorium)
Darrel Neufer, PhD, Professor, Department of Exercise and Sport Science, East Carolina University
Tue, Apr 6, 2010
5:00pm
LISA Short Course: Generlized Linear Models - Academic (002 Fralin)
LISA SHORT COURSES IN STATISTICS LISA (Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis) is providing a series of evening short courses to help graduate students use statistics in their research. The focus of these two-hour courses is on teaching practical statistical techniques for analyzing or collecting data. Click the More Information Link below for instructions on how to REGISTER through FDI and to learn more. Refreshments will be provided at the end of each short course! All courses will be held in Fralin from 5-7PM, Monday classes are in the Auditorium and Tuesday classes are downstairs in the 002 Classroom. April 6, 2010: Generalized Linear Models Instructor: Mark Seiss The third LISA mini course for the Spring 2010 semester focuses on appropriate model building using generalized linear models. While multiple linear regression models are common for Normal data, they are not appropriate for non-Normal data. This short course introduces attendees to linear models used for non-Normal data, with an emphasis on categorical response data such as binary or count. The most common way to analyze a binary response (Yes/No or 0/1 outcomes) is the Logistic regression model, which is a linear model with a logit transform of the response mean. The most common way to analyze a count response (whole numbers) is the Poisson regression model, which is a linear model with a log transform of the response mean. The course will explain those two models in detail and how to interpret the results. The course will also work through examples of the application of each model using statistical package JMP and will explain all output that is produced. LISA also provides: Free statistical collaboration and consulting Free daily Walk-in Consulting Service is available from 12-2pm in 401 Hutcheson Hall. Visit http://www.lisa.stat.vt.edu for more information.
Tue, Apr 6, 2010
7:00pm
VT at VT: Vanae Tran at Virginia Tech - Special Event (Graduate Life Center Auditorium)
*FEATURED EVENT* Join the Asian American Student Union for an evening with Life and Dating Coach Vanae Tran, "the freshest coach to empower you for love and life." For more information, visit http://vanae.com
Thu, Apr 8, 2010
7:00pm
An Antarctic Wilderness Adventure - Seminar/Conference (Fralin Auditorium)
FOR 3524 Environmental Interpretation - An Antarctic Wilderness Adventure - Dr. Robert B. Powell.
Sat, Apr 10, 2010
7:30pm
The Filipino American Student Association 22nd Annual Culture Night - Special Event (Burruss Hall Auditorium)
FASA's Annual culture Night showcases Filipino heritage through traditional song and dance. This year's 22nd annual Culture Night, entitled "Here and Now," explores the Filipino-American perspective.
Sun, Apr 11, 2010
2:30pm
Remembrance Through Dance Performance - Special Event (Burruss Hall Auditorium)
The Contemporary Dance Ensemble will perform in honor of the 32 Hokies who lost their lives on April 16th, 2007. They dedicate this performance to all who were affected by the events of April 16th. Doors open at 2:00 p.m. Suggested donation for admission: $2 students/$4 general. All donations go to the Reema J. Samaha Memorial Fund. Tickets will be available at the door. For more information about the performance visit http://www.wix.com/cfmason/CDE-website-. For additional information, visit www.weremember.vt.edu.
Mon, Apr 12, 2010
3:00pm
Role of the Vasculature in Insulin Action and Resistance - Academic (Fralin Auditorium)
Eugene Barett, MD, Professor, Division of Endocrinology, University of Virginia School of Medicine
Mon, Apr 12, 2010
5:00pm
LISA Short Course:Multivariate Methods - Academic (Fralin Auditorium)
LISA SHORT COURSES IN STATISTICS LISA (Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis) is providing a series of evening short courses to help graduate students use statistics in their research. The focus of these two-hour courses is on teaching practical statistical techniques for analyzing or collecting data. Click the More Information Link below for instructions on how to REGISTER through FDI and to learn more. Refreshments will be provided at the end of each short course! All courses will be held in Fralin Auditorium from 5-7PM. April 12, 2010: Multivariate Methods Instructors: Nels Johnson and Matt Williams The goal of this talk is to familiarize those in attendance with some common multivariate methods, such as principal component analysis, factor analysis, Hotelling's T-squared, etc. We'll try to motivate each method by identifying problems where it could be used, what kinds of assumptions are made, what kinds of interpretations they lead to, and some pros and cons of the method. We want this talk to be accessible; however a basic level of understanding of statistics and matrix algebra will be very helpful to all those in attendance. LISA also provides: Free statistical collaboration and consulting Free daily Walk-in Consulting Service is available from 12-2pm in 401 Hutcheson Hall. Visit http://www.lisa.stat.vt.edu for more information.
Mon, Apr 12, 2010
7:00pm
"Succession and the Legacy of Leadership in the Midst of Change" - Special Event (Litton-Reaves Auditorium, Virginia Tech)
The panel discussion, "Succession and the Legacy of Leadership in the Midst of Change," will feature transformational community leaders from several nations. The event is part of this week's Global Dialogue for Responsibility, which explores the ways in which entrepreneurs, community organizers, and other leaders from across the globe have created programs that address critical social concerns and transform communities. The Global Dialogue program is hosted by Virginia Tech, which is co-sponsoring the events with the University of San Diego (CA), the Community Foundation of the New River Valley, and Via International.
Thu, Apr 15, 2010
Haiti Day - Special Event (Campus)
10am-2pm Hens for Haiti & Hokies United Haiti Shirts Library Plaza 10:30-11:30am Insight into Haitian History By Dennis Hidalgo GLC, Room C 12-1pm Haitian Benefit Lunch Cranwell International Center 3:30-6:30pm Barefoot Soccer Event Turf Practice Fields Small sided pick-up games, bring dark and white shirts, and a ball 6:30pm Showcase of Student Activities Burruss Hall Auditorium Lobby Area 7-9pm A Tribute to Haiti & Ut Prosim Burrus Hall Auditorium Special Guest: The Honorable Raymond Joseph, Haitian Ambassador to the US Tickets are required & free at the UUSA Box Office & the day of the event 9:10-10pm Pan Masters Steel Orchestra Burruss Hall Auditorium Sponsored by CARIBSO
Thu, Apr 15, 2010
6:00pm
Cool Plants from a Crazed Woman Preparing for a Magazine Shoot with Elissa Steeves - Special Event (Fralin Auditorium)

Thu, Apr 15, 2010
7:00pm
14th Annual Center for Gerontology Graduate Certificate and Awards Celebration - Special Event (Fralin Auditorium)
Speaker: Dr. Adam Davey, Temple University, "If You Should Survive to 105: Population-based Perspectives on Very Long Lives"
Thu, Apr 15, 2010
7:00pm
A Tribute to Haiti and Ut Prosim featuring Ambassador Raymond Joseph - Special Event (Burruss Auditorium )
His Excellency Raymond Joseph, Haitian Ambassador to the U.S., will be the keynote speaker for a program entitled 'A Tribute to Haiti and Ut Prosim' in Burruss Auditorium. The program, presented by the university's Center for Student Engagement and Community Partnerships (CSECP) and Hokies United, will focus on Virginia Tech's motto, Ut Prosim ("That I May Serve"). This event is free and open to the public; tickets will be available at the University Unions and Student Services office in 225 Squires Student Center on campus. Find more information in the related news story.
Mon, Apr 19, 2010
12:00pm
Modeling Spatial Variation in Ecosystem Processes - Seminar/Conference (Fralin Auditorium)
Dr. Thomas M. Smith, UVA - Modeling Spatial Variation in Ecosystem Processes
Mon, Apr 19, 2010
3:00pm
The Interaction of Genes and Economics in Mice: Some Early Findings - Academic (Fralin Auditorium)
George Davis, PhD, Professor, Departments of Agriculture and Applied Economics and Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise, Virginia Tech Deborah Good, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise, Virginia Tech
Tue, Apr 20, 2010
5:00pm
LISA Short Course: Analyzing Real Data - Academic (002 Fralin)
LISA SHORT COURSES IN STATISTICS LISA (Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis) is providing a series of evening short courses to help graduate students use statistics in their research. The focus of these two-hour courses is on teaching practical statistical techniques for analyzing or collecting data. Click the More Information Link below for instructions on how to REGISTER through FDI and to learn more. Refreshments will be provided at the end of each short course! All courses will be held in Fralin from 5-7PM, Monday classes are in the Auditorium and Tuesday classes are downstairs in the 002 Classroom. April 20, 2010: Analyzing Real Data Instructor: Dr. Eric Vance "Analyzing Real Data" by Dr. Eric Vance, the director of LISA, will focus on analyzing real datasets submitted by the short course attendees. White working through specific examples, general themes and techniques of statistical analysis will be highlighted and discussed. It is anticipated that three datasets will be analyzed using statistical tools highlighted in the previous LISA Short Courses, though attending prior short courses is not required. Datasets will be selected that appeal to a general audience and exemplify common statistical techniques that the attendees can use on other datasets. If you think your data might be interesting, please email Dr. Vance at ervance@vt.edu. LISA also provides: Free statistical collaboration and consulting Free daily Walk-in Consulting Service is available from 12-2pm in 401 Hutcheson Hall. Visit www.lisa.stat.vt.edu for more information.
Sat, Apr 24, 2010
8:00pm
Student Ensemble Concert: Symphonic Wind Ensemble - Music/Theatre/Dance (Burruss Auditorium )
Travis Cross conducts the University Wind Ensemble in a spring concert. The Symphonic Wind Ensemble presents its spring concert, featuring Student Soloist Competition winner Azusa Inaba '10 performing the Charles Griffes Poem for Flute. The program also includes the classic Lincolnshire Posy by Percy Aldridge Grainger.
Sun, Apr 25, 2010
3:00pm
Student Ensemble Concert: Symphony Band and Campus Band - Music/Theatre/Dance (Burruss Auditorium )
The University Symphony Band and Campus Band perform a spring concert.
Mon, Apr 26, 2010
12:00pm
Dr. Jennifer Swenson: Forest Cover Changes from the Southeast U.S. to South America - Seminar/Conference (Fralin Life Science Institute Auditorium)
Dr. Swenson is interested in modeling spatial patterns of species and ecosystems, species diversity, and their relationship with functional ecological factors. During her career she worked with geospatial and remote sensing technologies at the National Park Service, the National Forest Service, and with international non-governmental organizations in South America. She has been involved in a range of projects including vegetation mapping, land use planning, spatial modeling of landscape change and forest productivity, and biodiversity studies.
Mon, Apr 26, 2010
3:00pm
Water Consumption Increases Weight Loss During a Hypocaloric Diet in Middle-Aged and Older Adults - Academic (Fralin Auditorium)
Elizabeth Dennis, BS, PhD Candidate, Department of Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise, Virginia Tech
Wed, Apr 28, 2010
2:30pm
The Integration of Design into Business and Science Curricula: A Novel Approach to Experiential Learning at Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, Letterfrack, Ireland by Dr. Patrick Tobin - Seminar/Conference (Fralin Biotechnology Center Auditorium)
Dr. Patrick Tobin is a lecturer and program chair at Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) (http://www.gmit.ie/). He has been involved in technical, management, consulting, and training work with the furniture and wood products industry for 20 years. Dr. Tobin has been with GMIT since 1996 and, during this time, enrollment in the furniture and wood products programs has grown from 50 to over 260 students. Dr. Tobin and his colleagues will be on campus to explore collaboration based on a recently signed VT-GMIT Memorandum of Understanding. Contact Robert Bush (rbush@vt.edu) for more information or to arrange a meeting with Dr. Tobin.
Thu, Apr 29, 2010
8:00pm
Litefoot, award-winning Rap artist and actor to visit Virginia Tech - Special Event (Graduate Life Center Auditorium)
Cherokee legend Litefoot, an award-winning Rap artist and actor, will present his lecture "Building Bridges between Native Americans and African Americans" followed by an autograph-signing session on Thursday, April 29, 2010 at the Graduate Life Center Auditorium.
Sat, May 1, 2010
8:00pm
New River Valley Symphony - Music/Theatre/Dance (Burruss Auditorium)
The New River Valley Symphony Orchestra presents their Spring Concert featuring works by Beethoven, Piston and Ginastera.
Sun, May 2, 2010
4:00pm
Blacksburg Community Band Spring Concert - Music/Theatre/Dance (Burruss Auditorium)
The Blacksburg Community Band, under the direction of Ed Schwartz, will be presenting its 21st Anniversary Spring concert. This concert will feature two movements of The Planets by Gustav Holst, Mars and Jupiter, American Overture for Band by Joseph Willcox Jenkins, and selections from the Broadway musical, The Pajama Game. The concert will also feature clarinet soloists Elizabeth Bowles and Mary Keffer performing Concert Piece No. 2 by Felix Mendelssohn, and Dixon Smiley performing Pegleg Pete by Luigi Zanninelli on the contrabass clarinet. Steven Brown, the classical music host on WVTF's Afternoon Classics program, will conduct several works including two of his original compositions and the band will welcome Jay Durner to the podium to conduct several numbers including The Homefront: Musical Memories from WWII by James Christensen.
Sat, May 15, 2010
11:00am
CAUS Commencement - Special Event (Burruss Hall Auditorium)

Thu, Jun 24, 2010
6:00pm
Cabinet Cures And The Garden Gurus Who Come Up With Them with the one and only Dr. Jeff Gillman! - Special Event (Virginia Bioinformatics Institute Auditorium)
Cabinet Cures And The Garden Gurus Who Come Up With Them with the one and only Dr. Jeff Gillman! $15 Friends of the Garden members/$20 general public Thursday, June 24, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Virginia Bioinformatics Institute Auditorium
Tue, Jul 13, 2010
4:00pm
LISA Statistics Short Course - Academic (Fralin Auditorium)
LISA SHORT COURSES IN STATISTICS LISA (Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis) is providing a series of evening short courses to help graduate students use statistics in their research. The focus of these two-hour courses is on teaching practical statistical techniques for analyzing or collecting data. See www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=short_courses for instructions on how to REGISTER and to learn more. Refreshments will be provided at the end of each short course! All courses will be held in Fralin Auditorium from 4-6PM. Tuesday, July 13th; Instructor: Jennifer Kensler; Title: T-test, ANOVA, and ANCOVA; Course Information: This short course will cover the one sample t-test, the two sample t-test, matched-pairs t-test, one-way ANOVA (Analysis of Variance), two-way ANOVA and ANCOVA (Analysis of Covariance). These techniques will be demonstrated using JMP. JMP is available for free download to VT students at http://www2.ita.vt.edu/software/student/products/sas/jmp/index.html. Participants may want to bring a laptop with JMP installed. LISA also provides free statistical collaboration and consulting: visit www.lisa.stat.vt.edu to schedule an appointment. Free daily Walk-in Consulting Service is available from 12-2pm in 401 Hutcheson Hall. See www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=walk_in for more details.
Wed, Jul 21, 2010
4:00pm
LISA Statistics Short Course - Academic (Fralin Auditorium)
LISA SHORT COURSES IN STATISTICS LISA (Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis) is providing a series of evening short courses to help graduate students use statistics in their research. The focus of these two-hour courses is on teaching practical statistical techniques for analyzing or collecting data. See www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=short_courses for instructions on how to REGISTER and to learn more. Refreshments will be provided at the end of each short course! All courses will be held in Fralin Auditorium from 4-6PM. Summer 2010 Schedule: Tuesday, July 13: T-test, ANOVA, and ANCOVA; Wednesday, July 21: Regression Using Bayesian Statistics in R; Tuesday, July 27: Linear and Non-linear Mixed Effects Models; Wednesday, July 21st; Instructor: Nels Johnson; Title: Regression Using Bayesian Statistics in R; Course Information: Some of you may have come across a growing number of publications in your field using an alternative paradigm called Bayesian statistics in which to perform their statistical analyses. The goal of this talk is to help explain some of the basic terminology of Bayesian statistics (prior distributions, posterior distributions, credible intervals, conjugacy, etc.), some options regarding software to perform the analyses, and how interpretations of results change in this new paradigm. We will use the R software language to run some examples of multiple linear regression and probit regression using the bayesm package that will illustrate these concepts. Hopefully you will come away with a better concept of what these researchers are doing next time you read one of their papers and possibly an interest in performing them yourself. LISA also provides free statistical collaboration and consulting: visit www.lisa.stat.vt.edu to schedule an appointment. Free daily Walk-in Consulting Service is available from 12-2pm in 401 Hutcheson Hall. See www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=walk_in for more details.
Tue, Jul 27, 2010
4:00pm
LISA Statistics Short Course - Academic (Fralin Auditorium)
LISA SHORT COURSES IN STATISTICS LISA (Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis) is providing a series of evening short courses to help graduate students use statistics in their research. The focus of these two-hour courses is on teaching practical statistical techniques for analyzing or collecting data. See www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=short_courses for instructions on how to REGISTER and to learn more. Refreshments will be provided at the end of each short course! All courses will be held in Fralin Auditorium from 4-6PM. Summer 2010 Schedule: Tuesday, July 13: T-test, ANOVA, and ANCOVA; Wednesday, July 21: Regression Using Bayesian Statistics in R; Tuesday, July 27: Linear and Non-linear Mixed Effects Models; Tuesday, July 27; Instructor: Ciro Velasco-Cruz; Title: Linear and Non-linear Mixed Effects Models; Course Information: Many times researchers have the following scenario: measurements are taken on experimental units (i.e. subjects) at given time intervals. Most of the time subjects are set on different conditions (treatments) and the measurements (response) are expected to change due to the effect of these conditions. Two concepts are important when such experiments are run, that sometimes are used indistinguishable: Longitudinal and Repeated measurements. In this short course we are going to present some of the analysis techniques when either situation is present. We will also highlight the differences between those two concepts. LISA also provides free statistical collaboration and consulting: visit www.lisa.stat.vt.edu to schedule an appointment. Free daily Walk-in Consulting Service is available from 12-2pm in 401 Hutcheson Hall. See www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=walk_in for more details.
Tue, Aug 10, 2010
2:00pm
The 2010 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Symposium - Special Event (Fralin Auditorium)
The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship is a 10-week research experience for rising Virginia Tech sophomores, juniors and seniors who wish to pursue life sciences. Students are supported by the Fralin Life Science Institute. There will be five oral presentations during the symposium, and seven students will have posters available during a refreshment break, from 2:50 to 3:10p.m.
Mon, Aug 23, 2010
1:00pm
Excessive discounting of the future as a trans-disease process lecture - Seminar/Conference (Fralin Life Science Institute Auditorium)
"Excessive discounting of the future as a trans-disease process," by Warren K. Bickel, the Wilbur D. Mills Chair of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Prevention; professor of psychiatry;director of the Center for Addiction Research; professor of health behavior; and director of the Center for the Study of Tobacco at the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health,University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Michael Friedlander, executive director of the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute Webcast: http://vbi.na4.acrobat.com/bickel-0823
Tue, Sep 28, 2010
7:00pm
Women in Action Folkloric Dance Tour - Music/Theatre/Dance (Graduate Life Center Auditorium)
This Nicaraguan dance troupe will perform traditional dances while educating audiences about the country's culture and current conditions. The performance also includes the story of Women in Action, street vendors who sell what they can on Managua's streets in order to provide for their families, and how they have worked together to create projects that have drastically improved health, nutrition, and education in their community. There will be an information table and exhibition of gourd art from Women in Action's cooperative, as well as information on the local Coalition for Justice and Virginia Tech's Womanspace.
Wed, Sep 29, 2010
7:00pm
LASO Presents Comedian: Ernie G - Special Event (Graduate Life Center (GLC) Auditorium)
Ernie G is one of the hottest, multi-talented, young Latino entertainers in the country today. His comedy has been seen by millions of TV viewers on shows, such as Comedy Central's: Make Me Laugh, B.E.T's: Comic View, Ed McMahon's Next Big Star, & Si TV's: Funny is Funny! He was the Key Note Speaker at UCLA's 32nd Annual RAZA Graduation, and continues to spread his message of Empowerment & Transformation through Laughter as the National Spokesperson for the Hispanic College Fund and Inspirational comedian nationwide! Ernie G does an incredible job using comedy as a way to empower Latino youth. His comedy brings out the best in the culture and the bonds attached to the community.
Sun, Oct 3, 2010
3:00pm
"The President's Own" Marine Band - Music/Theatre/Dance (Burruss Auditorium)
Established by an Act of Congress in 1898, the United States Marine Band is America's oldest continuously active professional musical organization and one of the finest symphonic ensembles in the world. Given the title "The President's Own" by Thomas Jefferson, the band's primary mission is to provide music for the President of the United States and the Commandant of the United States Marine Corps. The band also goes on tour each fall, presenting outstanding concerts at venues across the nation. This will be the first time the United States Marine Band has performed at Virginia Tech. The concert is free to the public, with general admission seating. This performance is sponsored by the Virginia Tech Department of Music and co-sponsored by the Virginia Tech Union Lively Arts series. Click here for more information about the concert and how to order tickets.
Tue, Oct 5, 2010
7:00pm
Class of 2012 Ring Premiere and Fireworks - Special Event (Burruss Hall Auditorium)
The class ring at Virginia Tech is celebrating over 100 years of tradition! Revealing the Class Ring Design to the Junior Class is a time-honored tradition at Virginia Tech! See the 2012 Ring unveiled at this special multi-media event. Fireworks on the Drillfield at 8 PM. FREE T-shirts!
Thu, Oct 7, 2010
8:00pm
But I'm A Cheerleader - Movie/Film (GLC Auditorium)
The LGBTA of VT presents "But I'm A Cheerleader." In this satirical film, "Megan is an all-American girl. She's a cheerleader, she has a boyfriend, etc. But she doesn't like kissing her boyfriend very much. And she's pretty touchy with her cheerleader friends. And she only has pictures of girls up in her locker. Her parents and friends conclude that she *must* be gay and send her off to 'sexual redirection' school, full of admittedly homosexual misfits, where she can learn to how to be straight. Will Megan be turned around to successful heterosexuality, or will she succumb to her love for the beautiful Graham?
Tue, Oct 12, 2010
5:00pm
LISA Statistics Short Course: Design of Experiments - Academic (Fralin Auditorium)
LISA SHORT COURSES IN STATISTICS LISA (Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis) is providing a series of evening short courses to help graduate students use statistics in their research. The focus of these two-hour courses is on teaching practical statistical techniques for analyzing or collecting data. See www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=short_courses for instructions on how to REGISTER and to learn more. Refreshments will be provided at the end of each short course held in Fralin Auditorium! Fall 2010 Schedule: October 12: Design of Experiments; October 19: *Introduction to JMP; October 26: T-tests, ANOVA, and ANCOVA; November 2: Analyzing Non-Normal Data with Generalized Linear Models (GLMs); November 9:*Intro to SAS; November 16: *Using R for Your Basic Statistical Needs; *Class will be held in 3060 Torgersen Hall. Tuesday, October 12: Instructor: Dr. Chris Franck; Title: Design of Experiments; Course Information: Sound experimental design is of vital importance when conducting any scientific experiment. Choices made at the design stage have the potential to drastically impact the results of any study. A strong experimental design gives the researcher an improved chance of a successful experiment. A poorly considered or implemented design can have a ruinous effect on the investigation. In this short course, basic elements of experimental design such as randomization, replication, and blocking will be discussed using real world experiments. Interpretation of experimental results will be compared and contrasted with interpretation of results from observational studies. LISA also provides free statistical collaboration and consulting: visit www.lisa.stat.vt.edu to schedule an appointment. Free daily Walk-in Consulting Service is available from 12-2pm in 401 Hutcheson Hall. See www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=walk_in for more details.
Tue, Oct 19, 2010
5:00pm
LISA Statistics Short Course: Introduction to JMP - Academic (3060 Torgersen Hall)
LISA SHORT COURSES IN STATISTICS LISA (Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis) is providing a series of evening short courses to help graduate students use statistics in their research. The focus of these two-hour courses is on teaching practical statistical techniques for analyzing or collecting data. See www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=short_courses for instructions on how to REGISTER and to learn more. Refreshments will be provided at the end of each short course held in Fralin Auditorium! Remaining Fall 2010 Schedule: October 19: *Introduction to JMP; October 26: T-tests, ANOVA, and ANCOVA; November 2: Analyzing Non-Normal Data with Generalized Linear Models (GLMs); November 9: *Intro to SAS; November 16: *Using R for Your Basic Statistical Needs; *Course to be held in 3060 Torgersen Hall. Tuesday, October 19; Instructor: Wandi Huang; Title: Introduction to JMP; Course Information: This short course is designed for begineers who are not yet familiar with JMP. It will begin with basic data manipulation, demonstrate JMP's summary and analysis capabilities, and move to some advanced features. Topics covered in this course include importing data, graphing data, descriptive statistics, simple inferential tests such as t-tests and ANOVA, regression, and design of experiments. LISA also provides free statistical collaboration and consulting: visit www.lisa.stat.vt.edu to schedule an appointment. Free daily Walk-in Consulting Service is available from 12-2pm in 401 Hutcheson Hall. See www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=walk_in for more details.
Fri, Oct 22, 2010
1:30pm
Trent Distinguished Scholar Lecture - Special Event (Fralin Auditorium)
Lisa Holton, Founder and CEO of Fourth Story Media in New York City, will make a presentation entitled, "The Dancing Mind: How Digital Media is Transforming the Reading Experience for Children and Young Adults." She has worked at Scholastic Publishers, the Walt Disney Company, HarperCollins, and St. Martin's Press. Fourth Story Media is a creative studio that marries traditional books and digital media. Its first series, The Amanda Project, is a collaborative, interactive fiction series for teen girls, and was released in Fall 2009. It is a series of mystery novels and a website where girls can create their own characters and then participate in the ongoing story--which changes based on their contributions.
Fri, Oct 22, 2010
1:30pm
Trent Distinguished Scholar Lecture - Special Event (Fralin Auditorium)
"The Dancing Mind: How Digital Media is Transforming the Reading Experience for Children and Young Adults." Lisa Holton, Founder and CEO of Fourth Story Media in New York City, will make a presentation to the public in the Fralin Auditorium at 1:30 PM. Fourth Story Media is a creative studio that integrates traditional books and digital media. In Fall 2009, it launched its first series--a collaborative, interactive fiction series for teen girls called "The Amanda Project" (www.theamandaproject.com). It is a series of mystery novels and a website where girls create their own characters and then participate in the ongoing story. The readers can steer the course of the story based on their contributions. Prior to launching the new media start-up, Holton was President of Scholastic Trade Publishing and Book Fairs. During her tenure at Scholastic, Holton managed the publication of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" by J.K. Rowling and initiated and oversaw development of "The 39 Clues." During her watch, Scholastic published an impressive line-up of award-winning and best-selling books including "The Invention of Hugo Cabret," by Brian Selznick, "The Invention of Elijah of Bruxton," by Christopher Paul Curtis, and "Mommy!" by Maurice Sendak. Before joining Scholastic, Holton ran the Disney Global Children's Books division at the Walt Disney Company, during which she built the Hyperion Books for Children division. She also started "Jump at the Sun," an imprint devoted exclusively to African-American culture and literature. Holton was Vice President, Associate Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of HarperCollins Children's Books.
Fri, Oct 22, 2010
7:30pm
Band-A- Rama - Music/Theatre/Dance (Burruss Auditorium)
The Virginia Tech Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble and The Marching Virginians all come together to perform in an evening extravaganza!
Tue, Oct 26, 2010
5:00pm
LISA Statistics Short Course: T-tests, ANOVA, & ANCOVA - Academic (Fralin Auditorium)
LISA SHORT COURSES IN STATISTICS LISA (Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis) is providing a series of evening short courses to help graduate students use statistics in their research. The focus of these two-hour courses is on teaching practical statistical techniques for analyzing or collecting data. See www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=short_courses for instructions on how to REGISTER and to learn more. Refreshments will be provided at the end of each short course held in Fralin Auditorium! Remaining Fall 2010 Schedule: October 26: T-tests, ANOVA, and ANCOVA; November 2: Analyzing Non-Normal Data with Generalized Linear Models (GLMs); November 9: *Intro to SAS; November 16: *Using R for Your Basic Statistical Needs; *Course to be held in 3060 Torgersen Hall. Tuesday, October 26; Instructor: Jennifer Kensler; Title: T-tests, ANOVA, and ANCOVA; Course Information: This short course will cover the one sample t-test, the two sample t-test, matched-pairs t-test, one-way ANOVA (Analysis of Variance), two-way ANOVA, and ANCOVA (Analysis of Covariance). These techniques will be demonstrated in JMP. JMP is available for free download to VT students at http://www2.ita.vt.edu/software/student/products/sas/jmp/index.html. Participants may want to bring a laptop with JMP installed. LISA also provides free statistical collaboration and consulting: visit www.lisa.stat.vt.edu to schedule an appointment. Free daily Walk-in Consulting Service is available from 12-2pm in 401 Hutcheson Hall. See www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=walk_in for more details.
Thu, Oct 28, 2010
7:00pm
Inlaws and Outlaws - Movie/Film (GLC Auditorium)
The award-winning documentary Inlaws and Outlaws with director Drew Emery headlines the 6th Annual Gay in Appalachia celebration at Virginia Tech. Emery will lead a post-film discussion. Gay in Appalachia has showcased film-makers, theatre readings, and best-selling authors, with discussions centered around themes of religion, resiliency, and election-year politics. This is an outreach and education project meant to attract people from across the New River Valley and beyond. It is more important than ever to have a positive rallying point because of the recent surge in gay-related youth suicides and violence. Reception to follow film.
Sat, Oct 30, 2010
4:30pm
Diyotsav, Celebrating Diwali - Diversity (Buruss Auditorium)
CULTURAL SHOW | FIREWORKS DISPLAY | INDIAN DINNER The Indian Students Association invites you to their biggest celebration of the year, "Diyotsav, celebrating Diwali". Diwali is the Indian festival of lights, one of the most important and flamboyant festivals. Join us before Halloween party, for the Indian cultural show at Burruss Hall on Saturday October 30th 2010: Folk and Bollywood performances A medley of western and traditional Indian music Sweet performances by kids Virginia Tech Bhangda (another famous indian folk dance) ... And all this will be hosted by the zesty stand-up comedian Rajiv Satyal! Cultural Show will be followed by DAZZLING FIREWORKS display on the Drillfield. Savor a FULL COURSE INDIAN DINNER afterwards at Johnston Student Center. Event is FREE & open to all! RSVP on our facebook page (VT ISA) or purchase dinner tickets at http://www.isa.org.vt.edu/ .
Tue, Nov 2, 2010
5:00pm
LISA Statistics Short Course: Analyzing Non-Normal Data with Generalized Linear Models (GLMs) - Academic (Fralin Auditorium)
LISA SHORT COURSES IN STATISTICS LISA (Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis) is providing a series of evening short courses to help graduate students use statistics in their research. The focus of these two-hour courses is on teaching practical statistical techniques for analyzing or collecting data. See www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=short_courses for instructions on how to REGISTER and to learn more. Refreshments will be provided at the end of each short course held in Fralin Auditorium! Remaining Fall 2010 Schedule: November 2: Analyzing Non-Normal Data with Generalized Linear Models (GLMs); November 9: *Intro to SAS; November 16: *Using R for Your Basic Statistical Needs; *Course to be held in 3060 Torgersen Hall. Tuesday, November 2; Instructor: Sai Wang; Title: Analyzing Non-Normal Data with Generalized Linear Models (GLMs); Course Information: In many applications, the response variable is not Normally distributed. GLM can be used to analyze data from various non-Normal distributions. In this short course, we will introduce the two most common GLM models: Logistic Regression for binary (yes/no or 0/1) data and Poisson Model for count data. Examples of fitting models using JMP and interpretation of outputs are also provided. LISA also provides free statistical collaboration and consulting: visit www.lisa.stat.vt.edu to schedule an appointment. Free daily Walk-in Consulting Service is available from 12-2pm in 401 Hutcheson Hall. See www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=walk_in for more details.
Fri, Nov 12, 2010
9:00am
Department of Wood Science and Forest Products Graduate Research Symposium - Seminar/Conference (Fralin Auditorium)

Fri, Nov 12, 2010
8:00pm
NEW RIVER VALLEY SYMPHONY - Music/Theatre/Dance (Burruss Auditorium)
The New River Valley Symphony performs Harry Janos Suite by Zoltan Kodaly and New World Symphony by Antonin Dvorak.
Sun, Nov 14, 2010
3:00pm
STUDENT ENSEMBLE CONCERT: SYMPHONIC WIND ENSEMBLE and the SYMPHONY BAND - Music/Theatre/Dance (Virginia Tech Burruss Auditorium)
The University Symphonic Wind Ensemble and the Symphony Band perform and afternoon concert. Tickets available at the door. $5 general and $3 student.
Wed, Dec 1, 2010
10:00am
VCE Director Candidate Mary Holz-Clause - Administration (Fralin Auditorium)
Seminar: "My Plans for Success" Mary Holz-Clause, candidate for the position of Virginia Cooperative Extension Director Adobe Connect link: http://connect.extension.iastate.edu/vce/
Wed, Dec 1, 2010
7:00pm
Moscow Ballet performance of the Nutcracker - Music/Theatre/Dance (Burruss Auditorium)
The Virginia Tech Union Lively Arts Series is proud to present The Moscow Ballet's classic rendition of the Great Russian Nutcracker. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased through the ticket office in 129 Squires Student Center or online at www.uusa.vt.edu/tickets/events.php
Thu, Dec 2, 2010
10:00am
VCE Director Candidate Edwin Jones - Administration (Virginia Bioinformatics Institute Auditorium)
Seminar: "My Plans for Success" Edwin Jones, candidate for the position of Virginia Cooperative Extension Director Adobe Connect link: http://connect.extension.iastate.edu/vce/
Thu, Dec 2, 2010
3:30pm
Delegate Rich Anderson to speak - Corps (Burruss Hall auditorium)
Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumnus Delegate Rich Anderson of the Virginia House of Delegates will be speaking to the entire Regiment on Thursday, Dec. 2. His presentation is part of the Leaders in Action lecture series hosted each term by the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets and the Maj. Gen. W. Thomas Rice Center for Leader Development. It will start at 3:30 p.m. in the Burruss Hall auditorium and is open to the public. Anderson is a 30 year veteran of the U.S. Air Force and retired as a colonel in 2009. He successfully ran for office in the 51st district of the Virginia House of Delegates in 2010. Read the related news story: "Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumnus Delegate Rich Anderson to speak Dec. 2."
Tue, Dec 7, 2010
10:00am
VCE Director Candidate Michael Parrella - Administration (Fralin Auditorium)
Seminar: "My Plans for Success" Michael Parrella, candidate for the position of Virginia Cooperative Extension Director Adobe Connect link: http://connect.extension.iastate.edu/vce/
Mon, Jan 17, 2011
6:00pm
Martin Luther King Jr. Keynote Address - Diversity (Burruss Hall Auditorium)
Johnnetta Cole will deliver the 6th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. keynote address in Burruss Hall auditorium. Cole is an advocate for ending all forms of discrimination. Her powerful messages call for the removal of barriers that prevent individuals from achieving the ultimate rise to success. Tickets are available through the University Unions and Student Activities ticket office in Squires Student Center. The celebration is supported by several campus and community organizations.
Mon, Jan 17, 2011
6:00pm
6th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Keynote, Featuring Dr. Johnnetta Cole - Special Event (Burruss Hall Auditorium)
Johnnetta Cole will deliver the 6th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. keynote address. Cole is an advocate for issues of race, gender, and all other forms of discrimination. Her powerful messages call for the removal of barriers that prevent individuals from achieving the ultimate rise to success.
Fri, Jan 21, 2011
12:00pm
Town Hall meeting on proposed modifications to state retirement plan - Administration (The Inn, Latham Ballroom A and B)
President Steger will hold "town hall" meetings for faculty and staff to discuss proposed modifications to the state retirement plans. Expect to hear the latest news from Richmond and to share your thoughts with President Steger, Provost McNamee, Vice President Dwight Shelton, AVP for Human Resources, Hal Irvin. More meetings may be scheduled in early February. Friday, January 21, Noon-1p.m: The Inn, Latham Ballroom A and B Friday, January 28, Noon-1p.m: Burruss Auditorium Details to follow for off-campus connections to the January 28 meeting
Sun, Jan 23, 2011
1:00pm
Fourteenth Annual Virginia Tech Honor Band Concert - Music/Theatre/Dance (Burruss Auditorium)
The Fourteenth Annual Virginia Tech Honor Band will be held January 21-23rd, 2011 with more than 500 students from 150 schools from seven states in attendance. Participants are nominated by their band director and spend the weekend in rehearsals, clinics and performances on campus. The final concert is at 1:00 pm on January 23rd in Burruss Auditorium and is free and open to the public.
Sun, Jan 23, 2011
1:00pm
14th Annual Virginia Tech Honor Band Concert - Music/Theatre/Dance (Burruss Auditorium)
The Fourteenth Annual Virginia Tech Honor Band will be held January 21-23rd, 2011 with more than 500 students from 150 schools from seven states in attendance. Participants are nominated by their band director and spend the weekend in rehearsals, clinics and performances on campus. The final concert is at 1:00 pm on January 23rd in Burruss Auditorium and is free and open to the public.
Fri, Jan 28, 2011
12:00pm
Town Hall meeting on proposed modifications to state retirement plan - Administration (Burruss Auditorium)
President Steger will hold "town hall" meetings for faculty and staff to discuss proposed modifications to the state retirement plans. Expect to hear the latest news from Richmond and to share your thoughts with President Steger, Provost McNamee, Vice President Dwight Shelton, AVP for Human Resources, Hal Irvin. More meetings may be scheduled in early February. Friday, January 21, Noon-1p.m: The Inn, Latham Ballroom A and B Friday, January 28, Noon-1p.m: Burruss Auditorium Details to follow for off-campus connections to the January 28 meeting
Tue, Feb 1, 2011
4:00pm
LISA Short Course: Basic Principles of Experimental Design - Academic (Fralin Auditorium)
LISA SHORT COURSES IN STATISTICS LISA (Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis) is providing a series of evening short courses to help graduate students use statistics in their research. The focus of these two-hour courses is on teaching practical statistical techniques for analyzing or collecting data. See www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=short_courses for instructions on how to REGISTER and to learn more. Refreshments will be provided at the end of each short course! Spring 2011 Schedule: February 1: Basic Principles of Experimental Design; February 7: Using JMP for Statistical Analysis Part I*; February 8: Using JMP for Statistical Analysis Part II*; February 15: Regression; February 21: Intro to SAS Part I*; February 22: Intro to SAS Part II*; February 28 & March 1: Introduction to R*; March 14 & 15: Bayesian Methods for Regression in R*; *Course to be held in 3080 Torgersen Hall. Other courses will be in Fralin Auditorium Tuesday, February 1; Instructor: Dr. Chris Franck; Title: Basic Principles of Experimental Design; Course Information: Course Information: Sound experimental design is of vital importance when conducting any scientific experiment. Choices made at the design stage have the potential to drastically impact the results of any study. A strong experimental design gives the researcher an improved chance of a successful experiment. A poorly considered or implemented design can have a ruinous effect on the investigation. In this short course basic elements of experimental design such as randomization, replication, and blocking will be discussed using real world experiments. Basic and more advanced designs will be presented. Follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/Statistical.collaboration) or Twitter (www.twitter.com/LISA_VT) to be the first to know about LISA events!
Wed, Feb 2, 2011
7:00pm
Lecture and Presentation by renowned architect Valerio Olgiati - Academic (Hancock Auditorium)

Mon, Feb 7, 2011
4:00pm
LISA Short Course: Using JMP for Statistical Analysis Part I - Academic (Fralin Auditorium)
LISA SHORT COURSES IN STATISTICS LISA (Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis) is providing a series of evening short courses to help graduate students use statistics in their research. The focus of these two-hour courses is on teaching practical statistical techniques for analyzing or collecting data. See www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=short_courses for instructions on how to REGISTER and to learn more. Refreshments will be provided at the end of each short course! Remaining Spring 2011 Schedule: February 7: Using JMP for Statistical Analysis Part I*; February 8: Using JMP for Statistical Analysis Part II*; February 15: Regression; February 21: Intro to SAS Part I*; February 22: Intro to SAS Part II*; February 28 & March 1: Introduction to R*; March 14 & 15: Bayesian Methods for Regression in R*; *Course to be held in 3080 Torgersen Hall. Other courses will be in Fralin Auditorium Tuesday, February 7; Instructor: Wandi Huang; Title: Using JMP for Statistical Analysis Part I; Course Information: This two-session short course is designed for students and researchers who want to use JMP to perform the basic statistical analyses: exploratory data analysis (EDA), t-tests, analysis of variance (ANOVA), linear regression, and analysis of covariance (ANCOVA). The second session will cover how to design and analyze experiments in JMP, and other more advanced topics. It is suggested, but not required, that you attend Part II of this course on February 8. Follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/Statistical.collaboration) or Twitter (www.twitter.com/LISA_VT) to be the first to know about LISA events!
Tue, Feb 8, 2011
4:00pm
LISA Short Course: Using JMP for Statistical Analysis Part II - Academic (3080 Torgersen Hall)
LISA SHORT COURSES IN STATISTICS LISA (Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis) is providing a series of evening short courses to help graduate students use statistics in their research. The focus of these two-hour courses is on teaching practical statistical techniques for analyzing or collecting data. See www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=short_courses for instructions on how to REGISTER and to learn more. Refreshments will be provided at the end of each short course! Remaining Spring 2011 Schedule: February 8: Using JMP for Statistical Analysis Part II*; February 15: Regression; February 21: Intro to SAS Part I*; February 22: Intro to SAS Part II*; February 28 & March 1: Introduction to R*; March 14 & 15: Bayesian Methods for Regression in R*; *Course to be held in 3080 Torgersen Hall. Other courses will be in Fralin Auditorium Tuesday, February 1; Instructor: Wandi Huang; Title: Using JMP for Statistical Analysis Part II; Course Information: This two-session short course is designed for students and researchers who want to use JMP to perform the basic statistical analyses: exploratory data analysis (EDA), t-tests, analysis of variance (ANOVA), linear regression, and analysis of covariance (ANCOVA). The second session will cover how to design and analyze experiments in JMP, and other more advanced topics. It is suggested, though not required, that you attend Part I of this short course on February 7. Follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/Statistical.collaboration) or Twitter (www.twitter.com/LISA_VT) to be the first to know about LISA events!
Tue, Feb 15, 2011
4:00pm
LISA Short Course: Regression - Academic (Fralin Auditorium)
LISA SHORT COURSES IN STATISTICS LISA (Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis) is providing a series of evening short courses to help graduate students use statistics in their research. The focus of these two-hour courses is on teaching practical statistical techniques for analyzing or collecting data. See www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=short_courses for instructions on how to REGISTER and to learn more. Refreshments will be provided at the end of each short course! Remaining Spring 2011 Schedule: February 15: Regression; February 21: Intro to SAS Part I*; February 22: Intro to SAS Part II*; February 28 & March 1: Introduction to R*; March 14 & 15: Bayesian Methods for Regression in R*; *Course to be held in 3080 Torgersen Hall. Other courses will be in Fralin Auditorium Tuesday, February 15; Instructor: Jennifer Kensler; Title: Regression; Course Information: This short course provides an introduction to simple linear regression, multiple linear regression, and regression with categorical variables. These techniques will be demonstrated using JMP. JMP is available for free download to VT students at http://www2.ita.vt.edu/software/student/products/sas/jmp/index.html. Participants may want to bring a laptop with JMP installed. Follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/Statistical.collaboration) or Twitter (www.twitter.com/LISA_VT) to be the first to know about LISA events!
Wed, Feb 16, 2011
7:30pm
Second City Improv Group - Special Event (Burruss Hall Auditorium)
Viewers can expect smart, witty humor and big laughs when the Second City Improv Group takes the stage at Virginia Tech.
Sun, Feb 20, 2011
3:00pm
VT Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band - Music/Theatre/Dance (Burruss Auditorium)
The University Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Symphony Band perform and afternoon concert.
Mon, Feb 21, 2011
4:00pm
LISA Short Course: Intro to SAS Part I - Academic (3080 Torgersen Hall)
LISA SHORT COURSES IN STATISTICS LISA (Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis) is providing a series of evening short courses to help graduate students use statistics in their research. The focus of these two-hour courses is on teaching practical statistical techniques for analyzing or collecting data. See www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=short_courses for instructions on how to REGISTER and to learn more. Refreshments will be provided at the end of each short course! Remaining Spring 2011 Schedule: February 21: Intro to SAS Part I*; February 22: Intro to SAS Part II*; February 28 & March 1: Introduction to R*; March 14 & 15: Bayesian Methods for Regression in R*; *Course to be held in 3080 Torgersen Hall. Other courses will be in Fralin Auditorium Monday, February 21; Instructor: Mark Seiss; Title: Intro to SAS Part I; Course Information: The Intro to SAS short courses provide an introduction to SAS statistical software and is intended for people that have little or no experience using SAS. Part 1 of the two course series contains two sections. The first section provides an introduction to the SAS environment, including a detailed description of SAS programs and datasets. The second section describes methods used to manipulate data. This description includes combining and subsetting data and the creation of new variables. This short course will be conducted in a computer lab and attendees will program the SAS code along with the instructor. Follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/Statistical.collaboration) or Twitter (www.twitter.com/LISA_VT) to be the first to know about LISA events!
Tue, Feb 22, 2011
4:00pm
LISA Short Course: Intro to SAS Part II - Academic (3080 Torgersen Hall)
LISA SHORT COURSES IN STATISTICS LISA (Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis) is providing a series of evening short courses to help graduate students use statistics in their research. The focus of these two-hour courses is on teaching practical statistical techniques for analyzing or collecting data. See www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=short_courses for instructions on how to REGISTER and to learn more. Refreshments will be provided at the end of each short course! Remaining Spring 2011 Schedule: February 22: Intro to SAS Part II*; February 28 & March 1: Introduction to R*; March 14 & 15: Bayesian Methods for Regression in R*; *Course to be held in 3080 Torgersen Hall. Other courses will be in Fralin Auditorium Tuesday, February 22; Instructor: Mark Seiss; Title: Intro to SAS Part II; Course Information: The Intro to SAS short courses provide an introduction to SAS statistical software and is intended for people that have little or no experience using SAS. Part 2 of the two course series provides an overview of common procedures that can be used to summarize and analyze data. Procedures used to summarize data include those that generate descriptive statistics, plots, and frequency tables. Procdures used for statistical analysis include those that analyze correlation, association, ANOVA, linear regression, and logistic regression. This short course will be conducted in a computer lab and attendees will program the SAS code along with the instructor. It is suggested, though not required, that you attend Intro to SAS Part I on February 21, 2011. Follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/Statistical.collaboration) or Twitter (www.twitter.com/LISA_VT) to be the first to know about LISA events!
Thu, Feb 24, 2011
7:00pm
Eating Issues and Body Image Awareness Week: Powerful Perspectives Keynote - Special Event (Graduate Life Center Auditorium)
This is your invitation to talk about it! Students, families, athletes, professors, care providers, dietitians, parents, authors, administrators, counselors, advisors and others talk about it; you should too! Come join us for a dialogue and perspectives regarding eating and body image issues and the journey toward recovery. Powerful recovery perspectives from Taryn Barson, Lorri Benson (authors of the book Distorted) and Kathleen MacDonald (F.R.E.E.D.) will be the foundation of this keynote and subsequent discussion. Please bring your questions for the speakers and Virginia Tech campus resource representatives! Taryn and Lorri will also have a table at tonight's Resource Expo to sign copies of their book. This event is sponsored by Delta Delta Delta, the Eating Disorder Task Force and the Parent's Fund.
Mon, Feb 28, 2011
4:00pm
LISA Short Course: Introduction to R - Academic (3080 Torgersen Hall)
LISA SHORT COURSES IN STATISTICS LISA (Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis) is providing a series of evening short courses to help graduate students use statistics in their research. The focus of these two-hour courses is on teaching practical statistical techniques for analyzing or collecting data. See www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=short_courses for instructions on how to REGISTER and to learn more. Refreshments will be provided at the end of each short course! Remaining Spring 2011 Schedule: February 28 & March 1: Introduction to R*; March 14 & 15: Bayesian Methods for Regression in R*; *Course to be held in 3080 Torgersen Hall. Other courses will be in Fralin Auditorium Tuesday, February 28; Instructor: Sai Wang; Title: Introduction to R; Course Information:R is a free computing and graphical software/environment for statistical analysis. This short course consists of 3 sections: Section 1 provides introduction to R programming basics, such as data objects in R, loops, import/export datasets, along with an example of data manipulation/cleaning. Section 2 discusses the R graphing environment and how to create some basic statistical plots. Section 3 introduces how to perform basic statistical analysis in R, such as t-test, ANOVA and linear regression. Follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/Statistical.collaboration) or Twitter (www.twitter.com/LISA_VT) to be the first to know about LISA events!
Sun, Mar 20, 2011
3:00pm
Music and Memories of the Civil War - Music/Theatre/Dance (Burruss Auditorium)
Back by popular demand, the Department of Music once again presents a concert of "Music and Memories of the Civil War," featuring the Symphonic Wind Ensemble, choirs, and faculty soloists. Alumni Distinguished Professor in History James I. "Bud" Robertson, Jr., serves as narrator for this special event.
Sun, Mar 20, 2011
3:00pm
Music and Memories of the Civil War - Music/Theatre/Dance (Burruss Auditorium)
Back by popular demand, the Department of Music once again presents a concert of "Music and Memories of the Civil War," featuring the Symphonic Wind Ensemble, choirs, and faculty soloists. Alumni Distinguished Professor in History James I. "Bud" Robertson, Jr., serves as narrator for this special event. Tickets may be ordered with a credit card online at www.uusa.vt.edu/tickets, by phone at 540.231.5615 (a $4 per order processing fee applies), and in person at the UUSA ticket office on the lower level of Squires Student Center. Tickets also available at the door.
Tue, Mar 22, 2011
7:30pm
Daniel Pearl Music Day - Special Event (Burruss Hall Auditorium)
Chiddy Bang, White Panda, and Illiance are coming for a concert because Hillel believes music reaffirms our commitment to tolerance and humanity as it crosses all barriers.
Wed, Mar 23, 2011
8:00am
GSA Research Symposium - Seminar/Conference (Graduate Life Center)
The 27th Annual Graduate Student Assembly Research Symposium will be held on Wednesday, March 23 from 8am-4pm in the Graduate Life Center (GLC). All disciplines are welcome- and the Symposium will include a new category this year: Interdisciplinary Research. $10,000 in prize money will be awarded to the 2011 winners! The keynote speech by eminent Science writer for the New York Times, Dr. Carol Yoon, will be held in the GLC Auditorium from 7pm-8pm. An awards ceremony will follow for presenters, sponsors, and other honored guests. Please contact Samantha Downey at smdowney@vt.edu if you have any questions!
Thu, Mar 24, 2011
7:00pm
Cultivating an Ecological Conscience - Special Event (Fralin Auditorium)
An evening with Farmer Philosopher, Fred Kirschenmann, a world-renowned leader in sustainable agriculture who combines his experience as an organic farmer with an education in philosophy to offer a unique view of agriculture. He will discuss the importance of maintaining soil health, developing small-and medium-sized farms, and incorporating biodynamic techniques into farms.
Thu, Mar 24, 2011
7:30pm
Cutchins Distinguished Lecture - Special Event (Burruss Auditorium)
Leadership in a Changing World: Bill Bradley, former NBA player, U.S. senator, and presidential candidate
Mon, Mar 28, 2011
8:00pm
"Milk" - Movie/Film (GLC Auditorium)
As part of Pride Week, the LGBTA of VT will screen the movie Milk, starring Sean Penn and James Franco about pioneering gay activist Harvey Milk, will be shown at the GLC Auditorium from 8-10pm. FREE admission!
Wed, Mar 30, 2011
7:30pm
Film: Waiting for Superman - Diversity (Graduate Life Center Auditorium)
Join the VT community as we explore the rich diversity and multicultural variety in our global, local, and university communities.
Thu, Mar 31, 2011
3:30pm
John Rosemond to speak to the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets - Corps (Graduate Life Center at Donaldson Brown Auditorium)
The Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets is proud to welcome John Rosemond to campus. Rosemond is a family psychologist, licensed in North Carolina, a nationally syndicated columnist, author, husband, parent, and grandparent. Currently, he is syndicated in approximately 225 newspapers nationwide, including The Roanoke Times. He has written 11 best-selling parenting books. His presentation is part of the Leaders in Action lecture series hosted each term by the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets and the Maj. Gen. W. Thomas Rice Center for Leader Development. His talk is open to the public and no tickets are required. Read the related news story: "John Rosemond to address the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets March 31"
Thu, Mar 31, 2011
7:30pm
Can We Speak? with Joan Rivers - Special Event (Burruss Hall Auditorium)
From her signature question, "Can we talk?" (a Federal trademark), to her red-carpet mantra, "Who are you wearing?" the woman who asks the questions gets the answers America and the world want to hear. Sole guest host of the Tonight Show and "How'd You Get So Rich?," comedian, Tony-nominated actress, best-selling author, Emmy Award-winning television talk-show host, playwright, screenwriter, motion picture director, columnist, lecturer, syndicated radio host, jewelry designer and cosmetic company entrepreneur, red-carpet fashion laureate, businesswoman and, most importantly to her, mother and grandmother. She is exhausted! For mature audiences. Joan Rivers is a thought provoking Jewish comedian who challenges us to question our beliefs.
Sat, Apr 2, 2011
6:00pm
Hum Tum... Exploring The Expressions of Love - Special Event (Burruss Hall Auditorium)
Society of Indian Americans Present: Hum Tum... Exploring The Expressions of Love! The performances will show case the different types of Indian weddings and the Indian culture through the dance, music, clothing and food. Please join us in Burruss as we celebrate love in a unique way.
Sat, Apr 2, 2011
7:00pm
JCA's Annual Culture Show - Special Event (Graduate Life Center (GLC) Auditorium)
Join this annual performance showcasing Japanese culture through skits, dances, music, and etc. Our show is open to the general public and the student body to educate them on Japanese culture. This show is a completely student-run performance, meaning students write the script, choreograph the dances, assemble the music, and cast the actors.
Thu, Apr 7, 2011
7:00pm
An Evening with Diebedo Francis Kere - Academic (Hancock Auditorium)

Tue, Apr 12, 2011
2:00pm
Common Book 2011-2012 Unveiling Ceremony - Special Event (Steps of Burruss Hall, closest to the front doors)
The university community is invited to the unveiling of the 2011-2012 Common Book on the steps of Burruss Hall. In the event of rain, the ceremony will be held in the 2nd floor atrium of Burruss Hall, located at the entrance of the auditorium. This year marks the first time Virginia Tech is hosting a formal unveiling ceremony, with Provost Mark McNamee, Daniel Wubah, vice president and dean for undergraduate education, and Sheila Carter-Tod, associate professor in the Department of English, sharing remarks about this year's book choice. In its 13th year, the Common Book Project continues a university-wide commitment to involving both freshmen and transfer students in shared experiences by integrating the Common Book into the intellectual fabric of the university.
Wed, Apr 13, 2011
7:30pm
PhD Comics Creator Jorge Cham Lecture and Book Signing - Special Event (Graduate Life Center (GLC) Auditorium)
The Graduate Student Assembly (GSA) is hosting Jorge Cham, creator of the PhD (piled higher and deeper) comics! He will give a lecture on "the power of procrastination" and do a book signing. All are welcome to attend; you do not need to be in graduate school to appreciate his humor! This event is FREE to all!
Fri, Apr 15, 2011
8:00pm
KASA Culture Show - Special Event (Graduate Life Center (GLC) Auditorium)
The Korean American Student Association will perform various traditional and contemporary dances and martial arts alongside a story that is rich in Korean themes.
Sun, Apr 17, 2011
3:00pm
University Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Symphony Band and Concert Band - Music/Theatre/Dance (Burruss Auditorium)
The University Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Symphony Band and Concert Band perform and afternoon concert.
Thu, Apr 21, 2011
8:30pm
The LGBTA Student Drag Show! - Special Event (GLC Auditorium)
The LGBTA of VT presents their annual student drag show! Come see the hilarity as all your friends perform all your favorite songs! 8:30-10:00 in the GLC Auditorium, FREE!
Wed, Apr 27, 2011
7:00pm
Looking Back, Looking Forward: Learning from our Elders and Aging Research - Special Event (Fralin Auditorium)
Dr. Ingrid A. Connidis, Professor, Department of Sociology, from the University of Western Ontario, is the Keynote Speaker at the 15th Annual Center for Gerontology Graduate Certificate & Awards Celebration. Dr. Connidis' primary research interest is family ties and aging.
Wed, Apr 27, 2011
8:00pm
Gary Vaynerchuk at Virginia Tech - Special Event (Burruss Auditorium)
New York Times bestselling author Gary Vaynerchuk is an in-demand speaker at conferences and organizations world-wide. Gary speaks about wine, entrepreneurship, social media, emerging technologies, and the new frontiers of customer service made possible by the Internet. Event page: http://garyveevt.eventbrite.com/
Sat, Apr 30, 2011
8:00pm
New River Valley Symphony Orchestra Spring Concert - Music/Theatre/Dance (Burruss Auditorium)
The New River Valley Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of James Glazebrook, performs an evening concert with the Virginia Tech Choirs
Sat, Apr 30, 2011
8:00pm
ArtsFusion Event: New River Valley Symphony Orchestra - Music/Theatre/Dance (Burruss Auditorium)
The New River Valley Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of James Glazebrook, performs an evening concert.
Mon, Jun 13, 2011
4:00pm
LISA Statistics Short Course: What LISA Can Do for You and a Tutorial in T-Tests & ANOVA - Academic (Fralin Auditorium)
LISA SHORT COURSES IN STATISTICS LISA (Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis) is providing a series of evening short courses to help graduate students use statistics in their research. The focus of these two-hour courses is on teaching practical statistical techniques for analyzing or collecting data. See www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=short_courses for instructions on how to REGISTER and to learn more. Summer 2011 Schedule: June 13: What LISA Can Do for You and a Tutorial in T-Tests and ANOVA*; June 21 & 22: Introduction to R; June 28 & 29: Linear Regression and Structural Equation Models; July 5 & 6: Generalized Linear Models; July 11: Mixed Models and Random Effects*; *Course to be held in Fralin Auditorium. Other courses will be in 3060 Torgerson Hall Monday, June 13; Instructor: Anne Ryan; Title: What LISA Can Do for You and a Tutorial in T-Tests and ANOVA; Course Information: The goal of this short course is to first explain the services provided by the Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis (LISA) and second to offer t-test and ANOVA (Analysis of Variance) training for researchers. The discussion of LISA services will also motivate the importance of the remaining four short courses offered in the summer of 2011. The statistical training will include the discussion of the one sample t-test, the two sample t-test, matched-pairs t-test, and ANOVA. We will cover data analysis examples using JMP statistical software. JMP is available for free download to VT students at http://www.ita.vt.edu/studentsoftware/website/products/stuproductinfo.jmp.html. Follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/Statistical.collaboration) or Twitter (www.twitter.com/LISA_VT) to be the first to know about LISA events!
Tue, Jun 21, 2011
4:00pm
LISA Statistics Short Course: Introduction to R - Academic (3060 Torgerson Hall)
LISA SHORT COURSES IN STATISTICS LISA (Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis) is providing a series of evening short courses to help graduate students use statistics in their research. The focus of these two-hour courses is on teaching practical statistical techniques for analyzing or collecting data. See www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=short_courses for instructions on how to REGISTER and to learn more. Summer 2011 Schedule: June 13: What LISA Can Do for You and a Tutorial in T-Tests and ANOVA*; June 21 & 22: Introduction to R; June 28 & 29: Linear Regression and Structural Equation Models; July 5 & 6: Generalized Linear Models; July 11: Mixed Models and Random Effects*; *Course to be held in Fralin Auditorium. Other courses will be in 3060 Torgerson Hall Tuesday, June 21; Instructor: Sai Wang; Title: Introduction to R; Course Information: This short course consists of 3 sections: ~Section 1 provides introduction to R programming basics, such as data objects in R, loops, import/export datasets, along with examples of data manipulation/cleaning. ~Section 2 discusses the R graphing environment and how to create some basic statistical plots. ~Section 3 introduces how to perform basic statistical analysis in R, such as t-tests, ANOVA and linear regression. This course will also be taught on 6/22/11. Follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/Statistical.collaboration) or Twitter (www.twitter.com/LISA_VT) to be the first to know about LISA events!
Wed, Jun 22, 2011
4:00pm
LISA Statistics Short Course: Introduction to R - Academic (3060 Torgerson Hall)
LISA SHORT COURSES IN STATISTICS LISA (Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis) is providing a series of evening short courses to help graduate students use statistics in their research. The focus of these two-hour courses is on teaching practical statistical techniques for analyzing or collecting data. See www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=short_courses for instructions on how to REGISTER and to learn more. Summer 2011 Schedule: June 13: What LISA Can Do for You and a Tutorial in T-Tests and ANOVA*; June 21 & 22: Introduction to R; June 28 & 29: Linear Regression and Structural Equation Models; July 5 & 6: Generalized Linear Models; July 11: Mixed Models and Random Effects*; *Course to be held in Fralin Auditorium. Other courses will be in 3060 Torgerson Hall Wednesday, June 22; Instructor: Sai Wang; Title: Introduction to R; Course Information: This short course consists of 3 sections: ~Section 1 provides introduction to R programming basics, such as data objects in R, loops, import/export datasets, along with examples of data manipulation/cleaning. ~Section 2 discusses the R graphing environment and how to create some basic statistical plots. ~Section 3 introduces how to perform basic statistical analysis in R, such as t-tests, ANOVA and linear regression. This course will also be taught on 6/21/11. Follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/Statistical.collaboration) or Twitter (www.twitter.com/LISA_VT) to be the first to know about LISA events!
Tue, Jun 28, 2011
4:00pm
LISA Statistics Short Course: Linear Regression and Structural Equation Models (SEM) - Academic (3060 Torgerson Hall)
LISA SHORT COURSES IN STATISTICS LISA (Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis) is providing a series of evening short courses to help graduate students use statistics in their research. The focus of these two-hour courses is on teaching practical statistical techniques for analyzing or collecting data. See www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=short_courses for instructions on how to REGISTER and to learn more. Summer 2011 Schedule: June 13: What LISA Can Do for You and a Tutorial in T-Tests and ANOVA*; June 21 & 22: Introduction to R; June 28 & 29: Linear Regression and Structural Equation Models; July 5 & 6: Generalized Linear Models; July 11: Mixed Models and Random Effects*; *Course to be held in Fralin Auditorium. Other courses will be in 3060 Torgerson Hall Tuesday, June 28; Instructor: Khaled Bedair; Title: Linear Regression and Structural Equation Models (SEM); Course Information: This course consists of two sections: Section 1 demonstrates linear regression to model the linear relationship between a response and predictor(s) when both the response and predictors are continuous variables. We will cover the computation of the regression equation and the analysis of variance table. We will also discuss S, R-Sq, R-Sq (adj), predicted values, confidence intervals, prediction intervals, and how to check for unusual observations and assumptions. Section 2 introduces Structural Equation Modeling (SEM). We will cover time-related latent variables, the use of modification indices and critical ratio in exploratory analyses, and computation of implied moments, factor score weights, total effects, and indirect effects. This course will also be taught on 6/29/11. Follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/Statistical.collaboration) or Twitter (www.twitter.com/LISA_VT) to be the first to know about LISA events!
Wed, Jun 29, 2011
4:00pm
LISA Statistics Short Course: Linear Regression and Structural Equation Models (SEM) - Academic (3060 Torgerson Hall)
LISA SHORT COURSES IN STATISTICS LISA (Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis) is providing a series of evening short courses to help graduate students use statistics in their research. The focus of these two-hour courses is on teaching practical statistical techniques for analyzing or collecting data. See www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=short_courses for instructions on how to REGISTER and to learn more. Summer 2011 Schedule: June 13: What LISA Can Do for You and a Tutorial in T-Tests and ANOVA*; June 21 & 22: Introduction to R; June 28 & 29: Linear Regression and Structural Equation Models; July 5 & 6: Generalized Linear Models; July 11: Mixed Models and Random Effects*; *Course to be held in Fralin Auditorium. Other courses will be in 3060 Torgerson Hall Wednesday, June 29; Instructor: Khaled Bedair; Title: Linear Regression and Structural Equation Models (SEM); Course Information: This course consists of two sections: Section 1 demonstrates linear regression to model the linear relationship between a response and predictor(s) when both the response and predictors are continuous variables. We will cover the computation of the regression equation and the analysis of variance table. We will also discuss S, R-Sq, R-Sq (adj), predicted values, confidence intervals, prediction intervals, and how to check for unusual observations and assumptions. Section 2 introduces Structural Equation Modeling (SEM). We will cover time-related latent variables, the use of modification indices and critical ratio in exploratory analyses, and computation of implied moments, factor score weights, total effects, and indirect effects. This course will also be taught on 6/29/11. Follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/Statistical.collaboration) or Twitter (www.twitter.com/LISA_VT) to be the first to know about LISA events!
Mon, Jul 11, 2011
4:00pm
LISA Statistics Short Course: Mixed Models and Random Effects - Academic (Fralin Auditorium)
LISA SHORT COURSES IN STATISTICS LISA (Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis) is providing a series of evening short courses to help graduate students use statistics in their research. The focus of these two-hour courses is on teaching practical statistical techniques for analyzing or collecting data. See www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=short_courses for instructions on how to REGISTER and to learn more. Summer 2011 Schedule: June 13: What LISA Can Do for You and a Tutorial in T-Tests and ANOVA*; June 21 & 22: Introduction to R; June 28 & 29: Linear Regression and Structural Equation Models; July 5 & 6: Generalized Linear Models; July 11: Mixed Models and Random Effects*; *Course to be held in Fralin Auditorium. Other courses will be in 3060 Torgerson Hall Monday, July 11; Instructor: Dipayan Maiti; Title: Mixed Models and Random Effects; Course Information: This course will discuss the concept of random effects, why they are called random effects and how they are incorporated in the framework of mixed models. The primary focus of the course will be to identify scenarios where a mixed model approach will be appropriate. We will discuss several examples with various types of response and experimental designs. The course will also talk briefly about what is a hierarchical model and why they are the obvious choice of modelers in most cases. This will be followed by an example that explicitly defines a hierarchical structure. The concepts will be explained almost wholly through examples in SAS or in R. The course will be open for questions and discussion at the end. Feel free to ask questions specific to your research and if your data will benefit from a hierarchical structure or a mixed model. Follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/Statistical.collaboration) or Twitter (www.twitter.com/LISA_VT) to be the first to know about LISA events!
Tue, Jul 19, 2011
5:00pm
LISA Statistics Short Course: Generalized Linear Models - Academic (3060 Torgerson Hall)
LISA SHORT COURSES IN STATISTICS LISA (Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis) is providing a series of evening short courses to help graduate students use statistics in their research. The focus of these two-hour courses is on teaching practical statistical techniques for analyzing or collecting data. See www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=short_courses for instructions on how to REGISTER and to learn more. Summer 2011 Schedule: June 13: What LISA Can Do for You and a Tutorial in T-Tests and ANOVA*; June 21 & 22: Introduction to R; June 28 & 29: Linear Regression and Structural Equation Models; July 11: Mixed Models and Random Effects*; July 19 & 20: Generalized Linear Models; *Course to be held in Fralin Auditorium. Other courses will be in 3060 Torgerson Hall Tuesday, July 19; Instructor: Nels Johnson; Title: Generalized Linear Models; Course Information: Many response variables are handled poorly by regression models when the errors are assumed to be normally distributed. For example, modeling the state damaged/not damaged of cells after treated with a certain chemical; and modeling the number of insects caught by a certain kind of trap. These types of situations can often be modeled well by a large class of regression models called generalized linear models (GLM). We will go over some of the basic statistical concepts of GLM and how it is relates to regression using normal errors. We will also go through some data analysis examples of GLMs in popular software such as R and SAS (possibly JMP if time allows) and explain how we interpret some of the output from each software. If time allows, the Bayesian approach to GLM will also be discussed. This course will also be taught on 7/20/11. Follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/Statistical.collaboration) or Twitter (www.twitter.com/LISA_VT) to be the first to know about LISA events!
Wed, Jul 20, 2011
5:00pm
LISA Statistics Short Course: Generalized Linear Models - Academic (3060 Torgerson Hall)
LISA SHORT COURSES IN STATISTICS LISA (Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis) is providing a series of evening short courses to help graduate students use statistics in their research. The focus of these two-hour courses is on teaching practical statistical techniques for analyzing or collecting data. See www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=short_courses for instructions on how to REGISTER and to learn more. Summer 2011 Schedule: June 13: What LISA Can Do for You and a Tutorial in T-Tests and ANOVA*; June 21 & 22: Introduction to R; June 28 & 29: Linear Regression and Structural Equation Models; July 11: Mixed Models and Random Effects*; July 19 & 20: Generalized Linear Models; *Course to be held in Fralin Auditorium. Other courses will be in 3060 Torgerson Hall Wednesday, July 20; Instructor: Nels Johnson; Title: Generalized Linear Models; Course Information: Many response variables are handled poorly by regression models when the errors are assumed to be normally distributed. For example, modeling the state damaged/not damaged of cells after treated with a certain chemical; and modeling the number of insects caught by a certain kind of trap. These types of situations can often be modeled well by a large class of regression models called generalized linear models (GLM). We will go over some of the basic statistical concepts of GLM and how it is relates to regression using normal errors. We will also go through some data analysis examples of GLMs in popular software such as R and SAS (possibly JMP if time allows) and explain how we interpret some of the output from each software. If time allows, the Bayesian approach to GLM will also be discussed. This course will also be taught on 7/19/11. Follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/Statistical.collaboration) or Twitter (www.twitter.com/LISA_VT) to be the first to know about LISA events!
Wed, Aug 10, 2011
1:30pm
Fralin Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) and Scieneering Symposium - Academic (Fralin Atrium and Auditorium 360 West Campus Drive Blacksburg, VA 24061)
Twenty-two undergraduates will present their faculty-directed summer research projects to the greater campus community through oral and poster presentations. Members of the university community are warmly encouraged to attend. Light refreshments will be served. This event is hosted by the Fralin Life Science Institute with support from the Office of Undergraduate Research.
Fri, Aug 19, 2011
8:30am
Graduate Orientation - Special Event (GLC Auditorium)
Our welcome event for new students filled with valuable information to help you get started in your graduate studies at Virginia Tech. Meet the Graduate School Dean, members of the Graduate School and Graduate Student Assembly. Learn what is expected from students and faculty and gain helpful tips for a successful graduate career.
Fri, Aug 19, 2011
9:00pm
Movie on the Drillfield-Pirates of the Caribbean 4 - Movie/Film (Virginia Tech Drillfield)
Bring a lawn chair or towel and come enjoy a movie under the stars! Free popcorn, cotton candy and snow cones provided! Rain Location: Burruss Auditorium Sponsored by Student Centers and Activities; Hosted by The Viriginia Tech Union
Thu, Sep 8, 2011
5:00pm
Student Engineers' Council General Assembly Meeting - Club (Holden Auditorium or Surge 118C)
A meeting of the Student Engineers' Council General Assembly. New individual members and society and design team representatives are welcome to attend. Food will be provided.
Thu, Sep 15, 2011
3:30pm
Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets Gunfighter's Panel - Corps (Burruss Hall Auditorium)
The Fall 2011 Gunfighters Panel will welcome back four Corps of Cadets alumni, who have served a combat deployment. They will share their combat deployment experiences, their lessons learned and leadership challenges, while also sharing how the corps experience prepared them for life after college. All are welcome to join the Corps of Cadets for this event and no tickets are required.
Thu, Sep 22, 2011
5:00pm
Student Engineers' Council General Assembly Meeting - Club (Holden Auditorium or Surge 118C)
A meeting of the Student Engineers' Council General Assembly. New individual members and society and design team representatives are welcome to attend. Food will be provided.
Sun, Sep 25, 2011
7:30pm
Interested in Pursing a Career as a Medical or Osteopathic Physician? - Academic (Litton-Reaves Auditorium (Room #1670))
Join admissions staff from the following medical schools when they visit Virginia Tech to meet with pre-med students: Eastern Virginia Medical School, The Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University and Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine. This is your opportunity to interact with admissions staff from Virginia's medical schools to obtain information about how to successfully prepare for and apply to medical schools. Presentation followed by a question and answer session.
Tue, Sep 27, 2011
3:30pm
Seminar - Seminar/Conference (Fralin Auditorium)
Speaker: Dr. Ann Stevens Professor of Biological Sciences Virginia Tech Topic: Social Networking in the Bacterial World Dr. Stevens earned her Ph.D. in 1993 from the Dept. of Microbiology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the laboratory of Abigail A. Salyers. For the next four years, she served as a postdoctoral research associate under the supervision of E. Peter Greenberg, then in the Dept. of Microbiology at the University of Iowa. This is where she began studying aspects of a form of bacterial cell to cell communication known as quorum sensing using the model organism Vibrio fischeri. In 1997, she began a faculty position at Virginia Tech in the Dept. of Biological Sciences as an assistant professor and was promoted with tenure to associate professor in 2004 and to full professor in 2010. Research in her laboratory is currently focused on quorum sensing in the Vibrios and in the plant pathogen Pantoea stewartii. REFRESHMENTS IN LOBBY @ 3:00 PM
Tue, Oct 4, 2011
7:00pm
Class of 2013 Ring Premiere and Fireworks - Special Event (Burruss Hall Auditorium)
The class ring at Virginia Tech is celebrating over 100 years of tradition! Revealing the Class Ring Design to the Junior Class is a time-honored tradition at Virginia Tech! See the 2013 Ring unveiled at this special multi-media event. Fireworks on the Drillfield at 8 PM. FREE T-shirts!
Thu, Oct 6, 2011
5:00pm
Student Engineers' Council General Assembly Meeting - Club (Holden Auditorium or Surge 118C)
A meeting of the Student Engineers' Council General Assembly. New individual members and society and design team representatives are welcome to attend. Food will be provided.
Thu, Oct 6, 2011
5:00pm
Student Engineers' Council General Assembly Meeting - Club (Holden Auditorium or Surge 118C)
A meeting of the Student Engineers' Council General Assembly. New individual members and society and design team representatives are welcome to attend. Food will be provided.
Fri, Oct 7, 2011
7:30pm
Band-A-Rama - Music/Theatre/Dance (Burruss Auditorium)
The Virginia Tech Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, and The Marching Virginians all come together to perform in an evening extravaganza! Tickets can be purchased at the door.
Fri, Oct 7, 2011
7:30pm
Band-A-Rama - Music/Theatre/Dance (Burruss Auditorium)
The Virginia Tech Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble and The Marching Virginians all come together to perform in an evening extravaganza! $10 general admission, $5 seniors, $5 students. Tickets can be purchased at the door prior to the performance.
Tue, Oct 11, 2011
3:30pm
Seminar - Seminar/Conference (Fralin Auditorium)
Speaker: Dr. Emily Sarver Assistant Professor of Mining and Minerals Engineering, Virginia Tech Topic: Being X-Disciplinary As a new tenure-track professor of mining and minerals engineering, Dr. Sarver blends core competencies to build a research program aimed at understanding and minimizing environmental impacts of mineral and energy resource production. Her x-disciplinary approach, where x is "inter," "trans," "multi," "cross," or another suitably ambiguous modifier, brings new perspective and the realization that success will depend upon non-traditional audiences, support, and collaborations. She will share this approach in the context of projects that her research group is currently initiating, and invite you to consider how being x-disciplinary may impact in your career.
Tue, Oct 11, 2011
8:00pm
Wong Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - Arts (Graduate Life Center auditorium)

Wed, Oct 12, 2011
7:00pm
Voices Beyond Borders - Movie/Film (Graduate Life Center auditorium)

Fri, Oct 14, 2011
2:00pm
Promotion to Professor Workshop - Special Event (Fralin Auditorium)
Provost McNamee and members of the University Promotion and Tenure committee will discuss the process and expectations for promotion to the rank of professor. This workshop is intended for faculty currently at the rank of associate professor who are preparing for the next promotion.
Fri, Oct 14, 2011
6:00pm
An evening of poetry with Stacey Waite and Jeff Mann - Special Event (VIrginia Bioinformatics Auditorium)
Two award-winning authors headline the 7th Annual Gay in Appalachia celebration. Poet Stacey Waite and VT's own Jeff Mann are featured in the annual cultural event presented by the LGBT Caucus.
Wed, Oct 19, 2011
7:30pm
Homecoming Concert w/ Travis Porter and Mike Posner and the Brain Trust - Special Event (Burruss Auditorium)
Come enjoy the annual Homecoming Concert with Travis Porter and Mike Posner and the Brain Trust. Doors open at 6:30 pm.
Thu, Oct 20, 2011
2:00pm
Center for Gerontology Fall Research Forum - Seminar/Conference (Fralin Auditorium)
Dr. Richard Winett, Dept. of Psychology, will present Resistance Training and Disease Prevention and Treatment: Translating Basic and Behavioral Sciences into Practice
Thu, Oct 20, 2011
5:00pm
Student Engineers' Council General Assembly Meeting - Club (Holden Auditorium or Surge 118C)
A meeting of the Student Engineers' Council General Assembly. New individual members and society and design team representatives are welcome to attend. Food will be provided.
Thu, Oct 20, 2011
6:00pm
We Are Egypt - Movie/Film (Graduate Life Center Auditorium)
Other sponsors: ASPECT, The Women in Leadership and Philanthropy Endowed Lecture Fund, Office of Multicultural Programs and Services, the ASPECT Student Association, the Department of Religion and Culture, the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences Dean's Advisory Committee on International Initiatives (DACII), the Department of Philosophy, the Department of Political Science, the Institute for Policy and Governance, the "Friends of Egypt" Association, Undergraduate Student International Relations Organization, and the Middle East Working Group (MEWG).
Sun, Oct 23, 2011
5:00pm
ISA Diwali - Golden Jubilee Celebration - Special Event (Burruss Auditorium)
Hi folks, Get ready for that evening of the year - when the beats of Indian music will fill the Burruss auditorium and skies will be lit by fireworks, when the smells of authentic Indian food tantalize you and the dance performances dazzle you! Yes it's time for Diwali! Indian Students Association presents Diwali and ISA Golden Jubilee celebrations on October 23, Sunday at 5 pm. The program for the day is 5:30 to 7:30 pm - Cultural Show @ Burruss Auditorium 7:30 to 8:00 pm - Fireworks @ Drillfield 8:00 to 10:00 pm - Dinner @ Commonwealth Ballroom, Squires The cultural show will feature various acts incorporating Indian music, dance and fashion put together by VT students and Blacksburg community members. We also have a very special attraction this year - a dance performance by America's got Talent performers Kruti Dance Academy from Atlanta! Entry to this part of the program is FREE! Dinner consists of unlimited, full course authentic Indian cuisine catered by your favorite Taaza! The price of dinner is just 12$ for members and $14 for non-members. Please get your dinner tickets ASAP because we almost always get sold out and would hate to disappoint anyone! Here is the link to the Google Checkout. For RSVP go to our facebook page http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=174377699311330 So save the date - 23 October, 2011 for it's the day of Diwali with ISA!
Tue, Oct 25, 2011
8:00pm
The Sociology of Filipino Ghost Stories - Special Event (Graduate Life Center auditorium)
A lecture on "The Sociology of Filipino Ghost Stories" will be given by sociology graduate student Leighton Vila on Tuesday, October 25 at 8 p.m. in the Graduate Life Center auditorium. Students, staff, faculty, and the Virginia Tech community are invited to attend. The event is sponsored by the Filipino American Student Association.
Tue, Oct 25, 2011
8:00pm
The Sociology of Filipino Ghost Stories - Academic (GLC Auditorium)
Sociology graduate student Leighton Vila lectures.
Thu, Nov 3, 2011
5:00pm
Student Engineers' Council General Assembly Meeting - Club (Holden Auditorium or Surge 118C)
A meeting of the Student Engineers' Council General Assembly. New individual members and society and design team representatives are welcome to attend. Food will be provided.
Sat, Nov 5, 2011
8:00pm
New River Valley Symphony Fall Concert - Music/Theatre/Dance (Burruss Auditorium)
The New River Valley Symphony Orchestra performs Holst's The Planets in an evening concert under the direction of Maestro James Glazebrook. NRVSO tickets are $9 General, $7 Senior, and $5 Student. Tickets are available at the venue door beginning one hour prior to the performance.
Wed, Nov 9, 2011
7:00pm
How to Bring Passion and Purpose to Your Career - Special Event (Graduate Life Center Auditorium)
November is National Career Development Month. The Division of Student Affairs Office of the Vice President and Career Services along with Virginia Tech's Academic Advising Initiative and Center for Academic Enrichment Excellence are welcoming author and speaker Gregg Levoy to campus. Levoy is a former columnist and reporter for USA Today, and author of "Callings: Finding and Following an Authentic Life.

Using humor and creativity, Gregg gives practical suggestions for creating a match between who you are and what you want to do. You will walk away with practical ideas that will immediately help you move toward deciding what to do with your life by following your own heart and interests.

Tue, Nov 15, 2011
3:30pm
Seminar: Flow Through Multiple Layers of Riparian Vegetation and Insights as a New Faculty Member - Seminar/Conference (Fralin Auditorium)
Flow Through Multiple Layers of Riparian Vegetation and Insights as a New Faculty Member Dr. Leslie Hopkinson Assistant Professor Civil and Environmental Engineering West Virginia University Dr. Leslie Hopkinson earned her Ph.D. degree in Biological Systems Engineering at Virginia Tech specializing in natural resources management and ecological engineering. She has taught courses in freshman engineering, hydrology, nonpoint source pollution, and stream classification. Dr. Hopkinson's research focus is in surface hydrology, environmental hydraulics, streambank stability, vegetation fluid interactions, and watershed management. This talk will examine the role of riparian vegetation on the hydraulic forces applied to streambanks and will introduce current research projects in CEE at WVU. Dr. Hopkinson will also discuss her insights as a second year Assistant Professor. REFRESHMENTS IN LOBBY @ 3:00 PM
Thu, Nov 17, 2011
5:00pm
Student Engineers' Council General Assembly Meeting - Club (Holden Auditorium or Surge 118C)
A meeting of the Student Engineers' Council General Assembly. New individual members and society and design team representatives are welcome to attend. Food will be provided.
Thu, Dec 1, 2011
5:00pm
Student Engineers' Council General Assembly Meeting - Club (Holden Auditorium or Surge 118C)
A meeting of the Student Engineers' Council General Assembly. New individual members and society and design team representatives are welcome to attend. Food will be provided.
Fri, Jan 20, 2012
7:30pm
Band-A-Rama - Music/Theatre/Dance (Burruss Auditorium)
The Virginia Tech Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble and The Marching Virginians all come together to perform in an evening extravaganza! This concert is free and open to the public.
Sun, Jan 22, 2012
1:00pm
Virginia Tech Honor Band concert - Music/Theatre/Dance (Burruss Auditorium)
The Fifteenth Annual Virginia Tech Honor Band will be held January 20-22nd, 2012 with more than 500 students from 150 schools from seven states in attendance. Participants are nominated by their band director and spend the weekend in rehearsals, clinics and performances on campus. The final concert is at 1:00 pm on January 22nd in Burruss Auditorium and is free and open to the public.
Sat, Jan 28, 2012
7:00pm
Chinese New Year Celebration - Special Event (GLC Auditorium)
The Association of Chinese Students and Scholars at Virginia Tech is hosting the Chinese Spring Festival Celebration on January 28th, 2012 to celebrate the new year according to the lunar calender. A sincere invitation is extended to everyone who is interested in this event.
Thu, Feb 23, 2012
7:00pm
"What to do in a Crisis" - Academic (Graduate Life Center Auditorium)
ASPECT / Foreign Languages and Literature Annual Lecture Dr. Michael Hardt Chair of Literature, Duke University
Thu, Feb 23, 2012
7:30pm
An Evening of Music and Discussion with John Legend - Diversity (Burruss Hall Auditorium)
Join nine-time Grammy Award winner, John Legend, for an evening of thoughtful discussion and soulful music! Doors open at 6:30 pm, show begins at 7:30 pm. To purchase tickets, visit www.tickets.vt.edu or call (540)231-5615. Ticket sales begin at Squires Ticket Office at noon on Friday, January 27th, and online on Saturday, January 28th.
Sat, Feb 25, 2012
8:00pm
New River Valley Symphony Orchestra - Music/Theatre/Dance (Burruss Auditorium)
The New River Valley Symphony Orchestra performs an evening concert. NRVSO tickets are $9 General, $7 Senior, and $5 Student. Tickets are available at the venue door beginning one hour prior to the performance.
Wed, Feb 29, 2012
1:00pm
CALS Strategic Planning Listening Session - Administration (Fralin Auditorium)
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Strategic Planning Working Groups will host a listening session seeking input on key questions affecting the college and programs. Feedback will inform the next steps in developing a preliminary draft of the college's strategic plan.
Mon, Mar 12, 2012
7:00pm
Sovereign Violence - An ASPECT Mini Conference Plenary Session - Academic (Graduate Life Center Auditorium)
Sovereign Violence: Rethinking Ethics, Politics, History and Culture in the Wake of Terror An ASPECT Mini Conference Plenary Session: On the Suicide Bomber: Anatomy of a Political Fantasy, Dr. Richard Boothby, Loyola University Maryland Not Seen, Not Heard: Framing Sovereign Violence on Islands Alison Mountz, Wilfrid Laurier University The Incomplete: Liberal Subjectivity and National Sovereignty Kennan Ferguson, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Fri, Mar 16, 2012
11:00am
Fight Truth Decay: Judy Lear Addresses Aging and Advocacy - Special Event (Fralin Auditorium)
Political advocate Judy Lear will address the ways in which aging and advocacy are uniquely women's issues and how advocacy in practice and policy supports the well being of all generations. This event is part of the Women's Month 2012 celebrations at Virginia Tech
Wed, Mar 21, 2012
1:15pm
Disorderly Culture: Battling the Forces that Feed Eating Disorders - Special Event (Graduate Life Center Auditorium)
Presentation by Deborah Russo Psy.D., a licensed clinical psychologist from the Remuda Ranch Treatment Center. This presentation is intended for general audiences and will discuss body image, culture, food and fantasy, causes of eating disorders, symptoms, and complications. In addition, Dr. Russo will discuss how to help a friend, high risk groups, and proactive approaches to prevention on campus.
Wed, Mar 21, 2012
5:00pm
The Future of Food - Special Event (VBI Auditorium)
Presentation by Dr. Warren Belasco, Professor of American Studies at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He is the author of several books on food culture and food studies, the most recent of which is Food Chains: From Farmyard to Shopping Cart.
Thu, Mar 22, 2012
7:30pm
Cutchins Distinguished Lecture - Special Event (Burruss Auditorium)
Tom Ridge, former governor of Pennsylvania and the first secretary of the Department of Homeland Security: "Leadership in Times of Crisis."
Tue, Mar 27, 2012
7:00pm
Business Ethics Symposium - Special Event (Burruss Auditorium)
Retired Brig. Gen. Jack Grubbs will discuss leadership and ethics in his talk, "Parking Lines to Ponzi Schemes: The Ethical Spectrum." Grubbs served 35 years in the U.S. Army. Following his military career, he served on the engineering faculty and senior administration of Tulane University. A graduate of West Point, he received a master of science in engineering from Princeton and a doctorate in civil engineering from Rensselaer. He later was a principal owner of a construction consulting company in Charlotte, N.C.
Thu, Mar 29, 2012
7:30pm
Einstein's Telescope: The Hunt for Dark Matter and Dark Energy--Special Public Lecture - Special Event (Graduate Life Center Auditorium Graduate Life Center at Donaldson Brown Otey Street)
"Einstein's Telescope: The Hunt for Dark Matter and Dark Energy" Evalyn Gates is an astrophysicist, author, and executive director of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History Book signing at 7 PM Data from a wealth of cosmological observations insist that "normal" matter makes up less than 5 percent of the universe - dark matter accounts for 23 percent, while the remaining 72 percent is not matter of any kind but some strange new substance, dubbed dark energy, about which we know very little. Gravitational lensing - dismissed by Einstein in 1936 as a "most curious effect" that had little chance of ever being observed - is currently one of the most powerful techniques for exploring this dark universe. Using the warps and dimples in the space-time continuum described by Einstein's Theory of General Relativity as "cosmic lenses," gravitational lensing allows us to search for black holes and planets within our own galaxy; to map out the dark matter in distant galaxies, clusters and the cosmic web; and to detect the subtle influence of dark energy on the evolution and formation of structure in the universe. Gates' lecture will explore these mysteries.
Tue, Apr 3, 2012
2:00pm
Synthetic Biological Systems for Environmental Deployment - Seminar/Conference (Fralin Auditorium)
Please join the BSE Department for a seminar presented by Dr. Warren Ruder, candidate for a BSE assistant professor position. Dr. Warren Ruder is currently a postdoctoral research associate at Boston University, Harvard Wyss Institute, and Howard Hughes Medical Institute. His current research focus is the construction of synthetic gene networks to enable bacteria to execute complex programmed behavior. Dr. Ruder received his B.S. degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2002 and his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering and Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in 2008 and 2009, respectively.
Sat, Apr 7, 2012
7:00pm
Filipino American Student Association's 24th Annual Culture Night: Ang Aming Sakripisyo - Diversity (Burruss Hall Auditorium)
Virginia Tech's Filipino American Student Association (FASA) presents its 24th Annual Culture Night, Ang Aming Sakripisyo (Our Sacrifice). This cultural showcase will feature traditional Filipino dances, along with 2 modern dances, a skit, and a fashion show. With about 100 participants, Culture Night is FASA's biggest event of the school year.
Sat, Apr 7, 2012
7:00pm
24th Annual Filipino American Student Association Culture Night - Club (Burruss Hall Auditorium)
Virginia Tech's Filipino American Student Association presents its 24th Annual Culture Night, Ang Aming Sakripisyo (Our Sacrifice). This cultural showcase will feature traditional Filipino dances, along with 2 modern dances, a skit, and a fashion show. With about 100 participants, Culture Night is FASA's biggest event of the school year. Entrance is free to the public.
Tue, Apr 10, 2012
2:00pm
"Microbial Metabolic Engineering and Biocatalyst Development" - Seminar/Conference (Fralin Auditorium)
Please join the BSE Department for the following seminar, presented by Dr. Qingzhao Wang, candidate for a BSE assistant professor position. Dr. Qingzhao Wang is currently a research assistant professor at the University of Florida. His research focuses on applying systems metabolic engineering and bioprocess engineering as enabling technologies for production of biofuels and bio-based products, such as isobutyrate, succinate, malate and amino acids from renewable biomass. Dr. Wang received his M.S. in fermentation engineering from Tianjin University of Science and Technology, China in 2000 and his Ph.D. in biochemical engineering from Tianjin University in 2006.
Wed, Apr 11, 2012
7:00pm
Center for Gerontology Awards Celebration - Special Event (Fralin Auditorium)
The 16th Annual Center for Gerontology Awards Celebration will include keynote speaker Dr. Keith Whitfield, Duke University Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience and Research Professor, Department of Geriatric Medicine. Dr. Whitfield will present "Lessons my father taught me about aging".
Tue, Apr 17, 2012
7:00pm
Comedy for a Cure - Special Event (GLC Auditorium)
Come out and support American Cancer Society Relay for Life with a full night of comedy! Natasha Leggero, who frequently appears on 'Chelsea Lately' and has been a judge on 'Last Comic Standing' will be headlining this show, with local comedian Anthony quinn as the feature act. This event is FREE and open to the public. All donations will go directly to Relay for Life.
Wed, Apr 18, 2012
2:30pm
Lipid Phase Changes as a Mechanism of Microbial Pathogenesis - Seminar/Conference (Fralin Auditorium)
Please join the BSE Department for a seminar presented by Dr. Angela Brown, candidate for a BSE assistant professor position. Dr. Angela Brown is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Pennsylvania. The goal of her research is to investigate the role of lipid phase behavior in microbial pathogenesis to understand the basis of the host-microbe relationship in disease pathogenesis. Dr. Brown received her B.S. in chemical engineering from Pennsylvania State University in 2000, and her M.S. and Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Drexel University in 2005 and 2008, respectively.
Wed, Apr 18, 2012
7:00pm
Film: In the Family - Diversity (GLC Auditorium)
Six year old, Chip Hines lost his mother at birth, but his father, Cody, began dating again not long after. To the surprise of everyone in his traditional Southern family, including Cody himself, his new partner was a man, a man of Asian heritage, no less, named Joey Williams. Joey is a contractor by trade and Tennessean by birth. He dresses down in duck jackets and denim and drives a red pickup truck. When he ambles over to introduce himself, with his easy smile and slightly down-home drawl, his voice sings with a kind of plainspoken poetry. Joey Williams is his full and legal name, not short for anything, and it's a pretty good handle for such a straightforward and uncomplicated guy.
Fri, Apr 20, 2012
2:30pm
Transition to Parenthood for Gay Adoptive Fathers - Academic (Fralin Auditorium)
Abbie E. Goldberg, Ph.D., will discuss how to navigate multiple identities as gay adoptive fathers transition to parenthood. Goldberg, of Clark University, is the keynote speaker in the Developmental Science Colloquium sponsored by the Department of Human Development and the College of Sciences.
Sat, Apr 21, 2012
7:30pm
Mixed Emotions 16th annual Spring Concert - Music/Theatre/Dance (Graduate Life Center Auditorium)
Mixed Emotions, the premier co-ed a cappella group at Virginia Tech, is excited to present their 16th annual Spring Concert. They will be showcasing their entire current repertoire featuring some of today's top artists like Adele, Gavin DeGraw, Rihanna, Jason Aldean, and more! Mixed Emotions will also be releasing their first CD at the concert, so be sure to come enjoy some great music and pick up a copy for your ride home! Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Price $5.00
Thu, Apr 26, 2012
7:00pm
AASU Presents: Singer/Songwriter "Clara C" - Diversity (Commonwealth Ballroom, Squires)
Having been a closet musician most of her life, Clara has only recently revealed her talent to the world. Clara's music can be best described as a synergy of folk, pop and rock, and when it is blended together, it creates a unique experience. She has performed at renowned venues such as The White House Department of Education, Hollywood Bowl, Shrine Auditorium and more. In a little over a year Clara has released her debut album, The Art In My Heart, performed live in front of an estimated 70,000 people in 2011, received music placement on a national commercial, movies and on tv networks such as Showtime, ABC Family, MTV and completed 2 sold out tours throughout the US, Canada and Asia. After a successful debut, Clara is headed back into the studio to record her second album slated for a summer 2012 release.
Thu, May 10, 2012
2:00pm
Donning of the Kente Ceremony - Special Event (Graduate Life Center Auditorium)
The Donning of the Kente Ceremony serves as a celebration of achievement for undergraduate, graduate and Ph.D. candidates. The Black Organizations Council (BOC) designs this ceremony to provide graduates with a positive and rewarding experience which recognizes them for their hard work and dedication. Family and friends are a very important part of this recognition ceremony and are given an opportunity to acknowledge the achievements of their loved ones. Each graduate that participates in the ceremony will receive a Kente stole, which they are able to wear during the University's commencement ceremonies. The Ceremony will also include a formal address by a chosen speaker to acknowledge individual graduates' achievements as well as a dessert reception (to be held in the GLC Multipurpose Room) following the closing remarks.
Mon, Jun 11, 2012
4:00pm
LISA Statistics Short Course: Introduction to JMP - Academic (3060 Torgersen Hall)
LISA SHORT COURSES IN STATISTICS LISA (Virginia Tech's Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis) is providing a series of evening short courses to help graduate students use statistics in their research. The focus of these two-hour courses is on teaching practical statistical techniques for analyzing or collecting data. See www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=short_courses for instructions on how to REGISTER and to learn more. Summer 2012 Schedule: June 11 & 18: Introduction to JMP; June 21: Explore JMP Capabilities in Design of Experiments; June 25: Structural Equation Modeling (SEM); July 16: Designing Surveys and Interpreting the Results*; July 17: Introduction to R, Part I; July 19: Introduction to R, Part II; July 23 & 26: Fixed Effects, Random Effects, and Correlated Data; *This course will be held in Fralin Auditorium, all other courses are in 3060 Torgersen Hall. Monday, June 11; Instructor: Yiming Peng; Title: Introduction to JMP; Course Information: This short course provides an introduction to JMP statistical software and is designed for people who are not familiar with JMP. It starts with basic data manipulation and moves to some advanced features. Topics covered in this course include importing data, graphing data, descriptive statistics such as numerical summaries, and inferential statistics such as t-tests, ANOVA, and regression. This course will also be taught on June 18th for those who can not attend the June 11th session. Follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/Statistical.collaboration) or Twitter (www.twitter.com/LISA_VT) to be the first to know about LISA events!
Mon, Jun 18, 2012
4:00pm
LISA Statistics Short Course: Introduction to JMP - Academic (3060 Torgersen Hall)
LISA SHORT COURSES IN STATISTICS LISA (Virginia Tech's Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis) is providing a series of evening short courses to help graduate students use statistics in their research. The focus of these two-hour courses is on teaching practical statistical techniques for analyzing or collecting data. See www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=short_courses for instructions on how to REGISTER and to learn more. Summer 2012 Schedule: June 11 & 18: Introduction to JMP; June 21: Explore JMP Capabilities in Design of Experiments; June 25: Structural Equation Modeling (SEM); July 16: Designing Surveys and Interpreting the Results*; July 17: Introduction to R, Part I; July 19: Introduction to R, Part II; July 23 & 26: Fixed Effects, Random Effects, and Correlated Data; *This course will be held in Fralin Auditorium, all other courses are in 3060 Torgersen Hall. Monday, June 11; Instructor: Yiming Peng; Title: Introduction to JMP; Course Information: This short course provides an introduction to JMP statistical software and is designed for people who are not familiar with JMP. It starts with basic data manipulation and moves to some advanced features. Topics covered in this course include importing data, graphing data, descriptive statistics such as numerical summaries, and inferential statistics such as t-tests, ANOVA, and regression. This course will also be taught on June 11th for those who can not attend the June 18th session. Follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/Statistical.collaboration) or Twitter (www.twitter.com/LISA_VT) to be the first to know about LISA events!
Thu, Jun 21, 2012
4:00pm
LISA Statistics Short Course: Explore JMP Capabilities in Design of Experiments - Academic (3060 Torgersen Hall)
LISA SHORT COURSES IN STATISTICS LISA (Virginia Tech's Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis) is providing a series of evening short courses to help graduate students use statistics in their research. The focus of these two-hour courses is on teaching practical statistical techniques for analyzing or collecting data. See www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=short_courses for instructions on how to REGISTER and to learn more. Summer 2012 Schedule: June 11 & 18: Introduction to JMP; June 21: Explore JMP Capabilities in Design of Experiments; June 25: Structural Equation Modeling (SEM); July 16: Designing Surveys and Interpreting the Results*; July 17: Introduction to R, Part I; July 19: Introduction to R, Part II; July 23 & 26: Fixed Effects, Random Effects, and Correlated Data; *This course will be held in Fralin Auditorium, all other courses are in 3060 Torgersen Hall. Thursday, June 21; Instructor: Liaosa Xu; Title: Explore JMP Capabilities in Design of Experiments; Course Information: The classical design (factorial design, response surface design, etc.) may fail to meet our requirements due to an irregular design space, involving categorical variables, a nonstandard model, or unusual requirements of sample size. We will introduce how to use JMP to tackle these design challenges within a unified framework and make best use of your design budget. The topics covered in this course include: computer generated design, augmenting an existing design, and design from a candidate set. Note: The prerequisite for this course is that the audience has taken Statistics in Research (STAT 5616) or has attended or watched a LISA short course on design of experiments: http://www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=node/3374 Follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/Statistical.collaboration) or Twitter (www.twitter.com/LISA_VT) to be the first to know about LISA events!
Mon, Jun 25, 2012
4:00pm
LISA Statistics Short Course:Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) - Academic (3060 Torgersen Hall)
LISA SHORT COURSES IN STATISTICS LISA (Virginia Tech's Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis) is providing a series of evening short courses to help graduate students use statistics in their research. The focus of these two-hour courses is on teaching practical statistical techniques for analyzing or collecting data. See www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=short_courses for instructions on how to REGISTER and to learn more. Summer 2012 Schedule: June 11 & 18: Introduction to JMP; June 21: Explore JMP Capabilities in Design of Experiments; June 25: Structural Equation Modeling (SEM); July 16: Designing Surveys and Interpreting the Results*; July 17: Introduction to R, Part I; July 19: Introduction to R, Part II; July 23 & 26: Fixed Effects, Random Effects, and Correlated Data; *This course will be held in Fralin Auditorium, all other courses are in 3060 Torgersen Hall. Monday, June 25; Instructor: Khaled Bedair; Title: Structural Equation Modeling (SEM); Course Information: Structural equation modeling (SEM) encompasses such diverse statistical techniques as path analysis, confirmatory factor analysis, causal modeling with latent variables, and even analysis of variance and multiple linear regression models. This short course features an introduction to the logic of SEM, the assumptions and required input for SEM analysis, and how to perform SEM analyses using the AMOS (Analysis of Moment Structures) software. We also will cover time-related latent variables, the use of modification indices and critical ratio in exploratory analyses, computation of implied moments, factor score weights, total effects, and indirect effects. Follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/Statistical.collaboration) or Twitter (www.twitter.com/LISA_VT) to be the first to know about LISA events!
Mon, Jul 16, 2012
4:00pm
LISA Statistics Short Course: Designing Surveys and Interpreting the Results - Academic (Fralin Auditorium)
LISA SHORT COURSES IN STATISTICS LISA (Virginia Tech's Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis) is providing a series of evening short courses to help graduate students use statistics in their research. The focus of these two-hour courses is on teaching practical statistical techniques for analyzing or collecting data. See www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=short_courses for instructions on how to REGISTER and to learn more. Summer 2012 Schedule: June 11 & 18: Introduction to JMP; June 21: Explore JMP Capabilities in Design of Experiments; June 25: Structural Equation Modeling (SEM); July 16: Designing Surveys and Interpreting the Results*; July 17: Introduction to R, Part I; July 19: Introduction to R, Part II; July 23 & 26: Fixed Effects, Random Effects, and Correlated Data; *This course will be held in Fralin Auditorium, all other courses are in 3060 Torgersen Hall. Monday, June 16; Instructor: Dr. Eric Vance; Title: Designing Surveys and Interpreting the Results; Course Information: In this short course, learn how to use surveys and statistical analysis to strengthen your research. Surveys are a popular research tool that come with easily-overlooked pitfalls. However, the thoughtfully and properly designed survey can elicit very useful data and information. In this course, the principles of error minimization and survey bias will be discussed. Topics covered will include sampling methods, sample size calculations, questionnaire design, exploratory data plotting, and some descriptive statistical analyses. Real-world examples will be presented. Follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/Statistical.collaboration) or Twitter (www.twitter.com/LISA_VT) to be the first to know about LISA events!
Tue, Jul 17, 2012
4:00pm
LISA Statistics Short Course: Introduction to R, Part I - Academic (3060 Torgersen Hall)
LISA SHORT COURSES IN STATISTICS LISA (Virginia Tech's Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis) is providing a series of evening short courses to help graduate students use statistics in their research. The focus of these two-hour courses is on teaching practical statistical techniques for analyzing or collecting data. See www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=short_courses for instructions on how to REGISTER and to learn more. Summer 2012 Schedule: June 11 & 18: Introduction to JMP; June 21: Explore JMP Capabilities in Design of Experiments; June 25: Structural Equation Modeling (SEM); July 16: Designing Surveys and Interpreting the Results*; July 17: Introduction to R, Part I; July 19: Introduction to R, Part II; July 23 & 26: Fixed Effects, Random Effects, and Correlated Data; *This course will be held in Fralin Auditorium, all other courses are in 3060 Torgersen Hall. Tuesday, July 17; Instructor: Andy Hoegh; Title: Introduction to R, Part I; Course Information: R is a free computing and graphical software/environment for statistical analysis. Part I of this short course consists of 2 sections: - Section 1 introduces R programming basics, including data objects, loops, and importing/exporting datasets. These concepts will be reinforced using examples of data manipulation and data cleaning. - Section 2 discusses the R graphics environment and the creation of basic statistical plots as well as paper/presentation quality graphics. R can be downloaded here: http://www.r-project.org/ RStudio can be downloaded here: http://rstudio.org/download/desktop Follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/Statistical.collaboration) or Twitter (www.twitter.com/LISA_VT) to be the first to know about LISA events!
Thu, Jul 19, 2012
4:00pm
LISA Statistics Short Course: Introduction to R, Part II - Academic (3060 Torgersen Hall)
LISA SHORT COURSES IN STATISTICS LISA (Virginia Tech's Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis) is providing a series of evening short courses to help graduate students use statistics in their research. The focus of these two-hour courses is on teaching practical statistical techniques for analyzing or collecting data. See www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=short_courses for instructions on how to REGISTER and to learn more. Summer 2012 Schedule: June 11 & 18: Introduction to JMP; June 21: Explore JMP Capabilities in Design of Experiments; June 25: Structural Equation Modeling (SEM); July 16: Designing Surveys and Interpreting the Results*; July 17: Introduction to R, Part I; July 19: Introduction to R, Part II; July 23 & 26: Fixed Effects, Random Effects, and Correlated Data; *This course will be held in Fralin Auditorium, all other courses are in 3060 Torgersen Hall. Thursday, July 19; Instructor: Andy Hoegh; Title: Introduction to R, Part II; Course Information: R is a free computing and graphical software/environment for statistical analysis. Part II of this short course consists of 2 sections: - Section 3 introduces statistical analysis in R, including t-tests, ANOVA, linear regression, nonparametric tests, and logistic regression. - Section 4 contains advanced R programming concepts such as writing functions, data simulation, and the statistical bootstrap. Note: experience using R or attending Part I of this series is suggested but not required for Part II. R can be downloaded here: http://www.r-project.org/ RStudio can be downloaded here: http://rstudio.org/download/desktop Follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/Statistical.collaboration) or Twitter (www.twitter.com/LISA_VT) to be the first to know about LISA events!
Mon, Jul 23, 2012
4:00pm
LISA Statistics Short Course: Fixed Effects, Random Effects, and Correlated Data - Academic (3060 Torgersen Hall)
LISA SHORT COURSES IN STATISTICS LISA (Virginia Tech's Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis) is providing a series of evening short courses to help graduate students use statistics in their research. The focus of these two-hour courses is on teaching practical statistical techniques for analyzing or collecting data. See www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=short_courses for instructions on how to REGISTER and to learn more. Summer 2012 Schedule: June 11 & 18: Introduction to JMP; June 21: Explore JMP Capabilities in Design of Experiments; June 25: Structural Equation Modeling (SEM); July 16: Designing Surveys and Interpreting the Results*; July 17: Introduction to R, Part I; July 19: Introduction to R, Part II; July 23 & 26: Fixed Effects, Random Effects, and Correlated Data; *This course will be held in Fralin Auditorium, all other courses are in 3060 Torgersen Hall. Monday, July 23; Instructor: Nels Johnson; Title: Fixed Effects, Random Effects, and Correlated Data; Course Information: The main focus of this course will be on linear mixed models. That is, linear models with fixed effects and random effects. Some topics we will discuss are: When would I want to use a random effect? How does estimation change for random versus fixed effects? How does inference change for random versus fixed effects? How are random effects related to correlated data? Examples in SAS will be provided. This course will also be taught on July 26th for those who are unable to attend the July 23rd session. Follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/Statistical.collaboration) or Twitter (www.twitter.com/LISA_VT) to be the first to know about LISA events!
Thu, Jul 26, 2012
4:00pm
LISA Statistics Short Course: Fixed Effects, Random Effects, and Correlated Data - Academic (3060 Torgersen Hall)
LISA SHORT COURSES IN STATISTICS LISA (Virginia Tech's Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis) is providing a series of evening short courses to help graduate students use statistics in their research. The focus of these two-hour courses is on teaching practical statistical techniques for analyzing or collecting data. See www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=short_courses for instructions on how to REGISTER and to learn more. Summer 2012 Schedule: June 11 & 18: Introduction to JMP; June 21: Explore JMP Capabilities in Design of Experiments; June 25: Structural Equation Modeling (SEM); July 16: Designing Surveys and Interpreting the Results*; July 17: Introduction to R, Part I; July 19: Introduction to R, Part II; July 23 & 26: Fixed Effects, Random Effects, and Correlated Data; *This course will be held in Fralin Auditorium, all other courses are in 3060 Torgersen Hall. Thursday, July 26; Instructor: Fixed Effects, Random Effects, and Correlated Data; Title: Nels Johnson; Course Information: The main focus of this course will be on linear mixed models. That is, linear models with fixed effects and random effects. Some topics we will discuss are: When would I want to use a random effect? How does estimation change for random versus fixed effects? How does inference change for random versus fixed effects? How are random effects related to correlated data? Examples in SAS will be provided. This course will also be taught on July 23rd for those who are unable to attend the July 26th session. Follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/Statistical.collaboration) or Twitter (www.twitter.com/LISA_VT) to be the first to know about LISA events!
Tue, Jul 31, 2012
Going Google Town Hall-multiple sessions - Special Event (Graduate Life Center (Donaldson Brown) auditorium)
On July 31, Network Infrastructure and Services will host Town Hall meetings to provide information and answer questions. Attendees can select one of the following session times: 8:30 to 10 am, 10:30 to noon, 1 to 2:30, and 3 to 4:30. No registration is required.
Thu, Aug 2, 2012
6:00pm
An Evening With Michael Bush, "The Practical Beekeeper" - Seminar/Conference (VBI Auditorium)
Join Michael Bush, author of "The Practical Beekeeper" for his take on current problems and solutions in beekeeping. His strategies will help you work less and accomplish more at beekeeping. If you've never kept bees, Michael will inspire you to give it a try! In the second hour, he'll present a more in-depth topic for more experienced beekeepers (all are welcome to stay) Michael Bush lives in Southeast Nebraska; his web site (www.bushfarms.com/bees) and book are highly-valued resources for beekeepers interested in alternative (and common sense) approaches to beekeeping. Free admission, no registration required. This event is co-sponsored by the New River Valley Beekeepers' Association and the Hahn Horticulture Garden at Virginia Tech
Fri, Aug 24, 2012
8:00pm
Hypnotist Tom DeLuca - Special Event (Burruss Auditorium)
No performer has been invited back to Virginia Tech more! In his 18th appearance on campus, Hypnotist Tom DeLuca will leave you wondering just how he does it. Described by Rolling Stone Magazine as "moments of joy and happines on a stage" Get your "pick me" signs ready. This is NOT an event you want to miss!
Tue, Sep 11, 2012
7:00pm
Divided We Fall - Movie/Film (GLC Auditorium)
A special screening of the award-winning documentary about 9/11, "Divided We Fall: America in the Aftermath." Discussion afterwards with Prof. Madhavi Murty (Religion and Culture) and Prof. James Hawdon (Sociology and Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention).
Thu, Sep 13, 2012
2:00pm
Roy E. Blaser: A Legacy of Dynamic Discontent - Seminar/Conference (Fralin Auditorium)
The Department of Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences announces the first Roy E. Blaser Distinguished Lecture by Dr. Vivien Allen of Texas Tech University. Dr. Allen was professor of agronomy at Virginia Tech from 1980-95 and was the Paul Whitfield Horn Professor and Thornton Distinguished Professor of Forages at Texas Tech University from 1995-2011. She is fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and was president of the Crop Science Society of America in 2002. A reception will follow.
Tue, Sep 18, 2012
7:30pm
Even the Rain [Tambien la lluvia] (Hispanic Film Festival) - Movie/Film (Fralin Life Sciences Auditorium)

Thu, Sep 20, 2012
3:30pm
Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets Gunfighter's Panel - Corps (Burruss Hall Auditorium)
The Fall 2012 Gunfighters Panel, which will be held on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 3:30 p.m. in the Burruss Hall Auditorium, will kick of Corps Homecoming. Four Corps of Cadets alumni, who have served a combat deployment, will share their experiences, their lessons learned and leadership challenges, while also sharing how the corps experience prepared them for life after college. One Gunfighter will give the Hokies Respect at the Bowling Green game. All are welcome to join the corps for the Gunfighter Panel event, no tickets are required.
Sun, Sep 23, 2012
7:30pm
Medical School "MEET THE DEANS" - Academic (Litton-Reaves Hall Auditorium (#1670))
Interested in pursuing a career as a medical or osteopathic physician? Join deans and admissions staff from the following medical schools when they visit Virginia Tech to meet with pre-med students: Eastern Virginia Medical School, The Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, University of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University and Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine. This is your opportunity to interact with deans and admissions staff and learn how to successfully prepare for and apply to medical schools.
Mon, Sep 24, 2012
Tickets for overflow seating, Toni Morrison event now available - Special Event (Graduate Life Center Auditorium)
Tickets for "Sheer Good Fortune: Celebrating Toni Morrison" in Burruss Hall Auditorium sold out in 28 hours. Due to popular demand, an overflow location has been established, where a live video stream of the evening's program will be broadcast. Admission to the venue is free but tickets are required and limited to 2 per person. Tickets are available at the Ticket Office, online (http://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?organ_val=21575&schedule=list) and by phone 540-231-5615. Tickets bought online and by phone include a service fee. Toni Morrison, American novelist, editor and professor, will be celebrated by guests from such expansive fields as literature, music, government and more. Some of Morrison's best-known novels are "The Bluest Eye," "Sula," "Song of Solomon," and "Beloved." She won the Nobel Prize in literature in 1993 and the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1988 for "Beloved," which was adapted into a film starring Oprah Winfrey in 1998. In 2006, a survey of writers and literary critics by The New York Times ranked "Beloved" as the best work of American fiction for the past 25 years.
Mon, Sep 24, 2012
5:30pm
You've Earned a Say - Special Event (Fralin Auditorium)

Tue, Sep 25, 2012
2:30pm
Virginia Tech Center for Drug Discovery Seminar Series - Seminar/Conference (Fralin Auditorium)
Dr. Peter Tyler will give a presentation entitled "Synthesis of a Targeted Library of Heparan Sulfate Saccharides that Inhibit the Alzheimer's B-Secretase." Dr. Peter Tyler received the ranking of Distinguished Scientist in recognition of his design and synthesis of new biologically active carbohydrate molecules, including the discovery of compounds that block T-cell proliferation (a discovery that subsequently brought in more than $6 million in royalty payments to IRL), a new anti-cancer compound that alters important gene expression in tumour cells, and a potential new type of anti-bacterial control that works by blocking bacterial quorum sensing. Peter, who is Programme Leader of the Glycotherapeutics and New Synthetic Methods programmes at IRL, is one of five Science Team Leaders within the Carbohydrate Chemistry group, led by Dr Richard Furneaux. Peter is a dedicated bench chemist and an essential part of the duo that began the Carbohydrate Chemistry group in 1985.
Tue, Sep 25, 2012
7:30pm
Undertow [Contracorriente] (Hispanic Film Festival) - Movie/Film (Fralin Life Sciences Auditorium)

Tue, Oct 2, 2012
7:30pm
Lope (Hispanic Film Festival) - Movie/Film (Fralin Life Sciences Auditorium)

Wed, Oct 3, 2012
7:00pm
Light and Nature: An ArtsFusion Lecture by James Carpenter - Arts (Hancock Auditorium)
The work of James Carpenter has been called "environmental" in part because it creates a visual and sensory experience that is enveloping and omnipresent, but also because it draws its inspiration and its intention from the mechanics, manifestations, and visual richness of the natural world; in particular the natural world revealed, defined, and expressed by light. Carpenter's lecture will note and discuss that while the work engages the sometimes simple manipulation of light transmission, reflection, and refraction, the work's objective is not the demonstration of light's obeisance to the laws of optical science. He will demonstrate how, instead, it creates an experience that allows the viewer to become aware of some deeper, more mysterious, and more universal message contained within the light itself, one that expresses and asks us to explore the very substance of our relationship to and connection with nature. James Carpenter studied architecture and sculpture at the Rhode Island School of Design, graduating in 1972. He actively exhibited light-based art works while working from 1972 through 1982 as a consultant at Corning Glass Works, where he developed new glass materials for potential architectural applications. Since establishing James Carpenter Design Associates in 1978, he has been integrating a synthesis of light into building structures. His studio is a collaborative environment, encouraging an exchange of ideas between architects, material and structural engineers, environmental engineers, and fabricators. Carpenter is the recipient of numerous awards, including the American Academy of Arts and Letters Architecture Award, the American Institute of Architects Honor Award, and a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship. Co-presented by the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology and the College of Architecture and Urban Studies.
Thu, Oct 4, 2012
9:00am
2012 National Disability Employee Awareness Month Event - Special Event (Fralin Life Science Institute Auditorium)
October is national disability employee awareness month. This year's theme focuses on including individuals with disabilities in the workforce thus strengthening the workforce. By integrating individuals with disabilities into the workforce, the workforce becomes more diverse, inclusive, creative, and stronger. This year's celebration features an overview of universal design which is a concept of design employing design standards that make environments accessible to all individuals. The presentation will discuss the seven major components of universal design and what they mean in practice. Our keynote speaker will give a presentation on Real Life Design. The principles of universal design offer guidelines for making the spaces and products we use every day more convenient and useable for everyone. The program will present research and design solutions that can be incorporated into our homes and work spaces to enhance access, comfort, and function. Register by September 28th, 2012 at: https://survey.vt.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id=1314647319801 Due to the capacity of the venue, limited seating is available.
Thu, Oct 4, 2012
2:00pm
Light and Wellbeing: An ArtsFusion Lecture by Davidson Norris - Arts (Hancock Auditorium)
"More light", Goethe's dying words. While the administration of more light did little to deflect the ultimate consequences of Goethe's deteriorating health, his last words do express an intuitive understanding of the bond between light and health that, while unknown to early 19th century science, 21st century science is increasingly in a position to confirm. Davidson Norris's lecture will explore the expanding evidence of the connection between light and health and will then speculate on how this intertwining will impact light's dominant means of delivery--architecture. Davidson Norris, a practicing architect and a principal of Carpenter Norris Consulting, comes to daylighting from a broad background in sustainable design. Norris's expertise is in the technical analysis of daylighting, ranging from solar site analysis to daylight availability on the work surface. He has analyzed and investigated daylighting solutions for office blocks, court houses, urban parks, laboratories, residences, and astronomical instruments. A graduate of the Yale School of Architecture, Norris teaches daylighting and sustainable design at Columbia University. He is a member of Illuminating Engineering Society and the North American Sundial Society. Co-presented by the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology and the College of Architecture and Urban Studies.
Tue, Oct 9, 2012
7:30pm
Marimbas from Hell [Las marimbas del infierno] (Hispanic Film Festival) - Movie/Film (Fralin Life Sciences Auditorium)

Fri, Oct 12, 2012
7:30pm
Band-A-Rama - Music/Theatre/Dance (Burruss Auditorium)
An annual favorite for the whole family, the seventh annual Band-A-Rama Benefit Spectacular features the Virginia Tech Jazz Ensemble, Symphonic Wind Ensemble, and Marching Virginians in a musical extravaganza. Tickets are available in advance at Marching Virginians.music.vt.edu and at the venue door one hour prior to the performance.
Mon, Oct 15, 2012
5:30pm
Open research advocate Cameron Neylon - Academic (Graduate Life Center Auditorium)
Cameron Neylon, biophysicist and open research advocate, presents Network Enabled Research: the Challenge for Institutions. Neylon is the Advocacy Director at the Public Library of Science and is interested in how to make the internet more effective as a tool for science. He writes and speaks regularly on scholarly communication, the design of web-based tools for research and the need for policy and cultural change within and around the research community. Neylon is the Fall 2012 Virginia Tech Distinguished Innovator in Residence.
Mon, Oct 15, 2012
6:45pm
Positioning Virginia Tech in the Open Access Landscape - Academic (Graduate Life Center Auditorium)
Kevin Concannon, professor of art history and director of the School of Visual Arts, and Scott Farmer, director and chief information officer for Outreach Information Services, will discuss how Virginia Tech fits into the larger Open Access movement. This event is part of Open Access Week at Virginia Tech.
Tue, Oct 16, 2012
7:00pm
Virginia Tech honors Toni Morrison - Special Event (Burruss Hall Auditorium)
"Sheer Good Fortune: Celebrating Toni Morrison," will bring Toni Morrison, American novelist, editor, and professor to the Virginia Tech campus, where she will be celebrated by guests spanning the fields of literature, music, government, and more. Hosts for the evening are Maya Angelou, author and poet; Nikki Giovanni, Virginia Tech University Distinguished Professor, poet, writer, commentator, and activist; and JoAnne Gabbin, professor of English and executive director of the Furious Flower Poetry Center at James Madison University. The event is free but tickets are required and limited to 2 per person. Tickets will be available beginning September 10. For more information about tickets, visit http://www.studentcenters.vt.edu/tickets/events.php This event is presented by the Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech and sponsored by the Office of the President, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, and University Development at Virginia Tech.
Tue, Oct 16, 2012
7:30pm
Post Mortem (Hispanic Film Festival) - Movie/Film (Fralin Life Sciences Auditorium)

Thu, Oct 18, 2012
8:00pm
Class of 2014 Ring Premiere and Fireworks - Special Event (Burruss Hall Auditorium)
The class ring at Virginia Tech is celebrating over 100 years of tradition! Revealing the Class Ring Design to the Junior Class is a time-honored tradition at Virginia Tech! See the 2014 Ring unveiled at this special multi-media event. Fireworks on the Drillfield at 9 PM. FREE T-shirts! Learn more in the related Campus Notice at http://www.vtnews.vt.edu/notices/101712-alumni-fireworks.html
Fri, Oct 19, 2012
1:30pm
STEM is a Hot Topic - But Are We Making a Difference? - Special Event (Fralin Biotechnology Auditorium)
Dr. Mary Guy Miller of IDD, Inc. is the 2012 Glover and Frances Trent Distinguished Scholar. She will present this year's lecture entitled "STEM is a Hot Topic - But Are We Making a Difference?" on October 19, 2012 at the Fralin Biotechnology Auditorium at 1:30 PM. Dr Miller will share her personal reflections on a 40 year career in the STEM environment - from a classroom teacher to the owner of an IT company. She shares her excitement for the future impact of technology on every aspect of society and shares her views on how we must offer everyone a chance to be a part of the opportunity. Reception immediately following lecture in the atrium.
Fri, Oct 19, 2012
1:30pm
The Glover and Frances Trent Distinguished Scholar Lecture - Special Event (Fralin Biotechnology Auditorium)
Dr. Mary Guy Miller is the 2012 Glover and Frances Trent Distinguished Scholar. She will share her reflections on her 40-year career in the STEM environment in her presentation, "Stem is a Hot Topic - But Are We Making a Difference?" She will talk about her transition from classroom teacher to president and founder of IDD, a successful IT firm which began as a spin-off from Virginia Tech. Dr. Miller is excited about the future impact of technology on all aspects of society and shares her views on the importance of preparing everyone for the chance to be part of great opportunities.
Tue, Oct 23, 2012
7:30pm
Ella Mae Speaks: My Personal Story of Migration and Diversity Ridin' Route 23 - Music/Theatre/Dance (VBI Auditorium)
A One-Woman Show by Anndrena Belcher.
Wed, Oct 24, 2012
4:00pm
Charles Petit, award-winning science writer to give lecture - Seminar/Conference (Hancock Auditorium)
Charles Petit, the founding writer for the MIT Knight Science Journalism Tracker, and an award winning writer, with more than four decades of experience covering science, science, technology and the environment, will the College of Engineering visiting scholar on October 24th and 25th.
Wed, Oct 24, 2012
8:00pm
LGBTA's National Coming Out Day Monologues - Diversity (GLC Auditorium)
October 11th is the nationally observed day for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals to heighten awareness of the struggles of those "coming out" in today's society. The LGBTA's event, on October 24th, will be a series of monologues from our Hokie Community on their experiences coming out themselves, having a friend or loved one come out, or about their experiences as Allies.
Fri, Oct 26, 2012
11:00am
The Hidden Population: Rural Female Elderly in Korea - Special Event (Fralin Auditorium)
The Center for Gerontology Fall Research Forum will host Dr. Eunkyung Kim, Department of Child Development and Family Studies, Changwon National University, Korea and Virginia Tech Visiting Scholar. Dr. Kim's professional interest includes relationships between adult children and elderly parents, well being in old age, older women, and marital instability and marital satisfaction of foreign wives.
Mon, Oct 29, 2012
4:00pm
Challenges and Opportunities in Water Resources Research and Education - Seminar/Conference (Alumni Hall Auditorium, The Inn at Virginia Tech)
George M. Hornberger, Distinguished Professor, Vanderbilt University The recent NRC report "Challenges and Opportunities in the Hydrologic Sciences" noted that research and education in water resources will be different in the future than today primarily because humans have become such a dominant part of the water cycle. This observation leads to several conclusions. In addition to important work in the many disciplinary areas that are part of water resources science and engineering, there is a need for interdisciplinary research that takes advantage of cutting edge technologies to grapple with the complex water related challenges of today and tomorrow. To solve today's complex water problems, scientists, engineers, and water managers need disciplinary depth and intellectual breadth to bridge disciplines and the ability to communicate science to policy makers effectively. Multi-way interactions among scientists, engineers, water managers, and decision makers (termed "translational hydrologic science" in the NRC report) are needed to connect science and decision making more closely in order to address increasingly urgent water policy issues. I will discuss research and education challenges associated with these issues, in part using Vanderbilt's ongoing work in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh to provide context. I will pay special attention to the role and necessity of integrated, interdisciplinary research. Reception to follow: 5:00-6:00 pm, Latham Ballroom
Tue, Oct 30, 2012
7:30pm
The 2012 Electorate: Who they are and how they vote - Special Event (Graduate Life Center Auditorium)
DUE TO WEATHER, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
Sat, Nov 3, 2012
8:00pm
New River Valley Symphony Fall Concert - Music/Theatre/Dance (Burruss Auditorium)
The New River Valley Symphony, under the direction of James Glazebrook, presents its opening concert of the season featuring Tchaikovsky's dramatic Fourth Symphony.
Tue, Nov 6, 2012
2:00pm
Center for Architecture, Sustainability + Art study abroad presentation - College of Architecture and Urban Studies (Hancock Hall Auditorium)
CAUS alumnae Cathi and Steven House have created a remarkable new study abroad program in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Come learn all about the new Center for Architecture, Sustainability + Art on Tuesday, Nov. 6 at 2 p.m. in Hancock Hall Auditorium.
Mon, Nov 12, 2012
Rocco Piscatello Poster Exhibit - College of Architecture and Urban Studies (First floor Cowgill Hall)
The Complete Works for the Fashion Institute of Technology is a series of 19 posters created by renowned modernist graphic designer Rocco Piscatello. The posters will be on display on the first floor of Cowgill Hall. Piscatello and two other designers -- Lisa Mahar and Sagi Haviv -- will give a presentation on their work Wednesday, Nov. 14 from 7 to 9 p.m. in Hancock Hall auditorium. The poster exhibit and presentation are just two of the events leading up to the College of Architecture and Urban Studies 50th Anniversary Celebration.
Tue, Nov 13, 2012
Rocco Piscatello Poster Exhibit - College of Architecture and Urban Studies (First floor Cowgill Hall)
The Complete Works for the Fashion Institute of Technology is a series of 19 posters created by renowned modernist graphic designer Rocco Piscatello. The posters will be on display on the first floor of Cowgill Hall. Piscatello and two other designers -- Lisa Mahar and Sagi Haviv -- will give a presentation on their work Wednesday, Nov. 14 from 7 to 9 p.m. in Hancock Hall auditorium. The poster exhibit and presentation are just two of the events leading up to the College of Architecture and Urban Studies 50th Anniversary Celebration.
Wed, Nov 14, 2012
Rocco Piscatello Poster Exhibit - College of Architecture and Urban Studies (First floor Cowgill Hall)
The Complete Works for the Fashion Institute of Technology is a series of 19 posters created by renowned modernist graphic designer Rocco Piscatello. The posters will be on display on the first floor of Cowgill Hall. Piscatello and two other designers -- Lisa Mahar and Sagi Haviv -- will give a presentation on their work Wednesday, Nov. 14 from 7 to 9 p.m. in Hancock Hall auditorium. The poster exhibit and presentation are just two of the events leading up to the College of Architecture and Urban Studies 50th Anniversary Celebration.
Wed, Nov 14, 2012
7:00pm
Design and Professionalism - College of Architecture and Urban Studies (Hancock Hall Auditorium)
Renowned designers and jurors for the College of Architecture and Urban Studies' 50th Anniversary Icon Design competition will present examples of their work, stories of their experiences, and advice on professionalism. Featuring: Sagi Haviv of Chermayeff & Geismar Lisa Mahar of Kid O Rocco Piscatello of Piscatello Design Centre
Thu, Nov 15, 2012
Rocco Piscatello Poster Exhibit - College of Architecture and Urban Studies (First floor Cowgill Hall)
The Complete Works for the Fashion Institute of Technology is a series of 19 posters created by renowned modernist graphic designer Rocco Piscatello. The posters will be on display on the first floor of Cowgill Hall. Piscatello and two other designers -- Lisa Mahar and Sagi Haviv -- will give a presentation on their work Wednesday, Nov. 14 from 7 to 9 p.m. in Hancock Hall auditorium. The poster exhibit and presentation are just two of the events leading up to the College of Architecture and Urban Studies 50th Anniversary Celebration.
Fri, Nov 16, 2012
Rocco Piscatello Poster Exhibit - College of Architecture and Urban Studies (First floor Cowgill Hall)
The Complete Works for the Fashion Institute of Technology is a series of 19 posters created by renowned modernist graphic designer Rocco Piscatello. The posters will be on display on the first floor of Cowgill Hall. Piscatello and two other designers -- Lisa Mahar and Sagi Haviv -- will give a presentation on their work Wednesday, Nov. 14 from 7 to 9 p.m. in Hancock Hall auditorium. The poster exhibit and presentation are just two of the events leading up to the College of Architecture and Urban Studies 50th Anniversary Celebration.
Mon, Nov 26, 2012
4:00pm
Challenges and opportunites in water resources research and education - Seminar/Conference (Alumni Hall Auditorium, VT Inn)
Dr. George Hornberger, Distinguished University Professor at Vanderbilt University, will be presenting a seminar on "Challenges and Opportunities in Water Resources Research and Education." It will be presented on Monday, Nov. 26, starting at 4pm at Alumni Hall Auditorium at the VT Inn. A reception will following in Latham Ballroom B at the VT Inn. The seminar is sponsored by ICTAS, CNRE, and VWRRC.
Wed, Jan 23, 2013
7:00pm
Disasters as Windows of Opportunity for Improving Women's Human Rights - Academic (Fralin Auditorium)

Fri, Jan 25, 2013
7:30pm
Band-A-Rama - Music/Theatre/Dance (Burruss Auditorium)
The Virginia Tech Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble and The Marching Virginians all come together to perform in an evening extravaganza! This concert is free and open to the public.
Sun, Jan 27, 2013
1:00pm
Sixteenth Annual VT Honor Band - Music/Theatre/Dance (Burruss Auditorium)
The Sixteenth Annual Virginia Tech Honor Band will be held January 25-27th, 2013 with more than 500 students from 150 schools from seven states in attendance. Participants are nominated by their band director and spend the weekend in rehearsals, clinics and performances on campus. The final concert is at 1:00 pm on January 27th in Burruss Auditorium and is free and open to the public.
Mon, Feb 18, 2013
7:00pm
Cooperative Education & Internship Employer Panel - Special Event (Graduate Life Center Auditorium)
Hear first hand from Employers about how they value having students as part of their team. A number of employers use their internship program as a pipeline for future full-time employees. Student's who particiapte in this program will also share about their experience and how it has benefited them by putting their knowledge to work. Refreshments and a networking session with employers will be held during this event.
Wed, Feb 20, 2013
5:00pm
'SpongeBob Squarepants' storyboard director to discuss the art of animation - Academic (Hancock Auditorium)
Have you ever wondered how an animated series evolves from an idea to a complete episode on your television screen? Tuck Tucker, supervising storyboard director of the Nickelodeon animated series "SpongeBob Squarepants," will help demystify the process during his talk, "The Art of Drawing Story." Tucker will share insight gained during his 28-year career in film and television, detailing how he made the transition from growing up in Lynchburg, Va. to becoming a working professional in Los Angeles. His talk will uncover the process of how an episode of an animated series is created--from outlines, premises, and storyboards, to dialogue, animation, and sound effects. Tucker has worked on some well-known projects during his career, including Walt Disney Productions' "The Little Mermaid," "The Simpsons" for Fox Broadcasting Company, and several Nickelodeon series, such as "Rugrats,," "The Ren and Stimpy Show," and "Hey Arnold!" In 2007, he became a writer for the "SpongeBob Squarepants" series, transitioning to supervising storyboard director in 2010. He won an Annie Award, the highest honor given for excellence in animation, for his work on the show in 2011. Tucker's talk, which is part of the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology's ArtsFusion seminar series, is free and open to the public. The event is co-presented with Virginia Tech's School of Visual Arts in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies.
Sat, Feb 23, 2013
6:30pm
2013 CHINESE NEW YEAR AND LANTERN FESTIVAL GALA - Special Event (Burruss Hall Auditorium)
Chinese New Year is the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays. Chinese New Year's Day is an occasion for Chinese families to gather for the annual reunion dinner. It is also traditional for every family to thoroughly cleanse the house, in order to sweep away any ill-fortune and to make way for good incoming luck. In China, the Chinese New Year celebration lasts fifteen days. Feb 24 is our Lantern Festival, which is the end of the Chinese New Year celebration. In this festival, people will solve riddles on the lanterns and eat glutinous rice balls. This year, we VT-ACSS (Association of Chinese Students and Scholars at Virginia Tech) , in order to preserve, promote Chinese culture and share Chinese tradition with other communities, holds the gala. Time: 6:30PM, Feb. 23, 2013(Saturday). The door will open at 6:00 PM. Location: Burruss Hall Auditorium There will be singing, instruments, dance etc.We also have Chinese-English bilingual comperes. Free Snack!!! Free Admission!!! Impressive Lottery Gifts!!! We are looking forward to see you there!!!
Sat, Mar 2, 2013
8:00pm
New River Valley Symphony winter concert - Music/Theatre/Dance (Burruss Auditorium)
The New River Valley Symphony, under the baton of James Glazebrook, performs an evening recital in Burruss Auditorium. Faculty member Jason Crafton is trumpet soloist on the Arutiunian Trumpet Concerto. Other works on the program include Dvorak's Symphony o. 8 and Beethoven's Egmont Overture.
Sun, Mar 3, 2013
7:30pm
Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers: An Evening of Comedy and Music - Special Event (Burruss Auditorium )
Steve Martin is one of the most diversified performers in the motion picture industry today-actor, comedian, author, playwright, musician-has been successful as a writer and a performer in some of the most popular movies of recent film history. Come see the inconic legend perform with the Grammy Winning Steep Canyon Rangers, with whom he released "Rare Bird Alert" with in March 2011.
Wed, Mar 20, 2013
7:00pm
Making Food Your Friend Again with Jessica Setnick - Academic (Burruss Hall Auditorium)
In her rousing keynote, Jessica teaches students how they can navigate the conflicting nutrition information. She gives them simple, thoughtful self-tests to differentiate between hunger and stress. She also addresses why we all may fall prey to the emotionally loaded messages of the food marketing industries and what this may tell us about our natural human instincts to fit in, find approval and survive in a way that has nothing to do with food nor nutrition.
Fri, Mar 22, 2013
6:30pm
2013 ASPECT Conference Plenary Lecture - Academic (Holden Hall Auditorium)
Dr. Cynthia Weber, University of Sussex "Who is the Border? A Multi-Media Engagement with Transnationality, Citizenship, and Identity"
Tue, Mar 26, 2013
4:00pm
Virginia Tech Center for Drug Discovery Seminar Series - Seminar/Conference (Fralin Hall Auditorium)
Dr. Paul Joseph will present "Assays, tools, and techniques for compound screening, validation, and elucidation of mechanism." Dr. Paul Joseph is a field application scientist from EMD Millipore, which is owned by the German pharmaceutical company Merck. EMD Millipore is the Bioscience division of Merck. They also own Upstate, Calbiochem, Chemicon, Linco, Novagen, Novabiochem, Millipore, etc. He will give a capabilities seminar, giving an overview of various assays, tools, techniques, etc. associated with compound screening and compound validation and elucidation of compound mechanism. He recently gave a similar seminar at NIH (National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences/Chemical Genomics).
Thu, Mar 28, 2013
7:30pm
Cutchins Distinguished Lecture - Special Event (Burruss Auditorium)
Former New Jersey governor Christine Todd Whitman
Tue, Apr 2, 2013
5:30pm
How Consumer Activism Has Improved Your Life - Academic (VBI Auditorium)
Presented by Steve Brobeck, Executive Director of the Consumer Federation of America. In our competitive marketplace, consumer protection law and regulation are important tools for assuring that the marketplace works as intended. Learn about the things that you may take for granted in your daily life that consumer advocates promoted and how you can make sure that you continue to get these protections. The Alfred and Shirley Wampler Caudill Lecture in Consumer Affairs is funded by an endowment established by their son, Dr. Donald Caudill, a graduate of the Consumer Studies Ph.D. program.
Mon, Apr 8, 2013
6:30pm
Mexican writer Juan Villoro - Academic (Holden Auditorium)
Juan Villoro will be giving a talk on "Distant Neighbors: Mexico and the U.S. - A Cultural Approach"
Mon, Apr 8, 2013
7:00pm
Arab Festival Movie - Movie/Film (Fralin Auditorium)
Movie: AMREEKA
Wed, Apr 10, 2013
7:00pm
Arab Festival: Movie - Movie/Film (Fralin Auditorium)
Movie: 5 BROKEN CAMERAS
Sat, Apr 20, 2013
7:30pm
Blacksburg Master Chorale with Virginia Tech Choirs - Music/Theatre/Dance (Burruss Auditorium)
The Virginia Tech Choirs join the Blacksburg Master Chorale, full professional orchestra, and soloists for a 25th Anniversary Celebration. The program will feature Sancta Civitas by Ralph Vaughan Williams, two Psalm settings by Gustav Holst, and Copland's Old American songs. Tickets are available beginning one hour prior to the performance.
Sun, Apr 21, 2013
3:00pm
VT Symphony Band and Campus Band - Music/Theatre/Dance (Burruss Auditorium)
The Campus Band, conducted by Polly Middleton, and the Symphony Band, conducted by David McKee, present a spring concert. Student ensemble concerts are $5 general, $3 senior, and $3 student. Tickets are available at the venue door beginning one hour prior to the performance.
Tue, Apr 23, 2013
3:30pm
Virginia Tech Center for Drug Discovery Seminar Series - Seminar/Conference (Fralin Hall Auditorium)
Dr. William Janzen, a professor of chemical biology and medicinal chemistry at the University of North Carolina, will give a presentation entitled, "Kinases as Targets for Drug Discovery in an Academic Setting." A small reception will be held at 3:30 p.m. in the Fralin Life Science Institute lobby before the presentation begins at 4 p.m.
Sat, Apr 27, 2013
8:00pm
New River Valley Symphony Spring Concert - Music/Theatre/Dance (Burruss Auditorium)
The New River Valley Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of James Glazebrook, performs an evening recital in Burruss Auditorium. NRVSO tickets are $10 General, $8 Senior, and $5 Student. Tickets are available at the venue door beginning one hour prior to the performance.
Thu, May 9, 2013
6:00pm
The New Native Cottage Garden: Update the Classic Cottage Garden with Bold, Contemporary Designs! - Special Event (Virginia Bioinformatics Institute Conference Center Auditorium)
Winter and Spring Gardening Workshops and Seminars. Take advantage of our low admission prices and prepare to be informed, entertained, and inspired! Become a Friend of the Garden and enjoy our member discounts! (visit "Memberships" for membership form and more details). Pre-registration is required for workshops and highly recommended for seminars. Call Stephanie at 540-231-5970 to register by phone or email vtgarden@vt.edu. The New Native Cottage Garden: Update the Classic Cottage Garden with Bold, Contemporary Designs! with Thomas Rainer Thursday, May 9, 2013 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Location TBD. $15 Friends of the Garden/$20 general public. Call Stephanie at 540-231-5970 to register by phone or email vtgarden@vt.edu. It's time to take a fresh look at the cottage garden. This traditionally British form can be easily adapted for American gardens using American plants. The charming jumble of perennials and shrubs can be a truly sustainable and beautiful model for small gardens. American gardeners can have all the advantages of a cottage garden--the romantic appeal, the low maintenance, and the colorful charm of it all--with a wildlife friendly native mix. Thomas will share tips for designing a contemporary cottage garden, including his picks of native plants best suited for cottage gardens. Thomas Ranier is a Landscape Architect, writer, and teacher. You can find more about Thomas at his award-winning blog, "Grounded Design."
Thu, May 16, 2013
2:00pm
Donning of the Kente Ceremony - Diversity (Graduate Life Center, Auditorium)
The Donning of the Kente Ceremony will take place on May 16, 2012 at 2:00 pm in the Auditorium of the Graduate Life Center. The Donning of the Kente Ceremony serves as a celebration of achievement for undergraduate, graduate and Ph.D. candidates. The Black Organizations Council (BOC) designs this ceremony to provide graduates with a positive and rewarding experience which recognizes them for their hard work and dedication. Family and friends are a very important part of this recognition ceremony and are given an opportunity to acknowledge the achievements of their loved ones. Each graduate that participates in the ceremony will receive a Kente stole, which they are able to wear during the University's commencement ceremonies. The Ceremony will also include a formal address by a chosen speaker to acknowledge individual graduates' achievements as well as a reception following the closing remarks. 2:00 p.m., Graduate Life Center, Auditorium Dessert reception to follow in the Graduate Life Center Multipurpose Room Contact: Kristen Swanson Houston, 540/231-6023, kshouston@vt.edu
Mon, Jun 10, 2013
4:00pm
LISA Statistics Short Course: Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) Using AMOS - Academic (3060 Torgersen Hall)
LISA SHORT COURSES IN STATISTICS LISA (Virginia Tech's Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis) is providing a series of evening short courses to help graduate students use statistics in their research. The focus of these two-hour courses is on teaching practical statistical techniques for analyzing or collecting data. See www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=short_courses for instructions on how to REGISTER and to learn more. Summer 2013 Schedule: Monday, June 10: Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) Using AMOS; Monday, June 17: Designing Experiments and Collecting Useful Data*; Monday, June 24 & Tuesday, June 25: Basics of R; Monday, July 1 & Tuesday, July 2: Statistical Analysis in R; Monday, July 8 & Tuesday, July 9: Graphing with R; Monday, July 15: SAS Programming I; Tuesday, July 16: SAS Programming II; Monday, July 22: Model selection in R featuring the lasso; *This course will be held in Fralin Auditorium, all other courses are in 3060 Torgersen Hall. Monday, June 10, 4:00-7:00 pm; Instructor: Khaled Bedair; Location: 3060 Torgersen Hall; Title: Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) Using AMOS; Course Information: Structural equation modeling (SEM) encompasses such diverse statistical techniques as path analysis, confirmatory factor analysis, causal modeling with latent variables, and even analysis of variance and multiple linear regression models. This short course features an introduction to the logic of SEM, the assumptions and required input for SEM analysis, and how to perform SEM analyses using the AMOS (Analysis of Moment Structures) software. We also will cover time-related latent variables, the use of modification indices and critical ratio in exploratory analyses, computation of implied moments, factor score weights, total effects, and indirect effects. The correlation matrix of a longitudinal study data of 932 persons over the period from 1966 to 1971 with 6 measurements will be used to illustrate the concepts listed above. The first two hours of this course covers the concepts of structural equation modeling with an application to the data set. The last hour of the course will be AMOS lab session and basics of the power analysis using R. A schedule of available LISA short courses may be found here: www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=short_courses. Follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/Statistical.collaboration) or Twitter (www.twitter.com/LISA_VT) to be the first to know about LISA events!
Mon, Jun 17, 2013
4:00pm
LISA Statistics Short Course: Designing Experiments and Collecting Useful Data - Academic (Fralin Auditorium)
LISA SHORT COURSES IN STATISTICS LISA (Virginia Tech's Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis) is providing a series of evening short courses to help graduate students use statistics in their research. The focus of these two-hour courses is on teaching practical statistical techniques for analyzing or collecting data. See www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=short_courses for instructions on how to REGISTER and to learn more. Summer 2013 Schedule: Monday, June 10: Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) Using AMOS; Monday, June 17: Designing Experiments and Collecting Useful Data*; Monday, June 24 & Tuesday, June 25: Basics of R; Monday, July 1 & Tuesday, July 2: Statistical Analysis in R; Monday, July 8 & Tuesday, July 9: Graphing with R; Monday, July 15: SAS Programming I; Tuesday, July 16: SAS Programming II; Monday, July 22: Model selection in R featuring the lasso; *This course will be held in Fralin Auditorium, all other courses are in 3060 Torgersen Hall. Monday, June 17, 4:00-6:00 pm; Instructor: Jonathan Stallings; Location: Fralin Auditorium; Title: Designing Experiments and Collecting Useful Data; Course Information: Across all disciplines, data analysis is vital for discovery and validation of scientific hypotheses and theories. But no matter how sophisticated the analysis may be, poorly collected data will significantly reduce the strength of one's conclusions. An analysis of experimental data often provides strong evidence for causality compared with those based on observational data since the researcher is able to exert control over important factors associated with the outcome of interest. A well-designed experiment gives the researcher an increased chance for a successful study since major sources of variation can be accounted for that may otherwise mask differences between treatments. This short course introduces the fundamental principles of experimental design and their application to three straightforward design scenarios. To motivate and promote these concepts, I use data from a simple, real-life experiment in which film canisters were launched based on three different amounts of water and Alka-Seltzer each. For each design scenario, a real-time analysis is performed in JMP using data from the film canister experiment, including plots, analysis of variance (ANOVA), and post-hoc analysis of treatment comparisons. Instructions will be provided to replicate the film canister analysis in JMP, which may be acquired by VT students at Student Software in 3240 Torgersen Hall 8 AM-5 PM Monday through Friday for a nominal fee. This course is most applicable to those in the physical sciences (e.g. engineering, chemistry, physics, etc.) and assumes the audience is familiar with ANOVA and post-hoc analysis. A schedule of available LISA short courses may be found here: www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=short_courses. Follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/Statistical.collaboration) or Twitter (www.twitter.com/LISA_VT) to be the first to know about LISA events!
Mon, Jun 24, 2013
4:00pm
LISA Statistics Short Course: Basics of R - Academic (3060 Torgersen Hall)
LISA SHORT COURSES IN STATISTICS LISA (Virginia Tech's Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis) is providing a series of evening short courses to help graduate students use statistics in their research. The focus of these two-hour courses is on teaching practical statistical techniques for analyzing or collecting data. See www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=short_courses for instructions on how to REGISTER and to learn more. Summer 2013 Schedule: Monday, June 10: Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) Using AMOS; Monday, June 17: Designing Experiments and Collecting Useful Data*; Monday, June 24 & Tuesday, June 25: Basics of R; Monday, July 1 & Tuesday, July 2: Statistical Analysis in R; Monday, July 8 & Tuesday, July 9: Graphing with R; Monday, July 15: SAS Programming I; Tuesday, July 16: SAS Programming II; Monday, July 22: Model selection in R featuring the lasso; *This course will be held in Fralin Auditorium, all other courses are in 3060 Torgersen Hall. Monday, June 24 and Tuesday, June 25, 4:00-6:00 pm; Instructor: Ana Maria Ortega Villa; Location: 3060 Torgersen Hall; Title: Basics of R; Course Information: R is a powerful, versatile, and free statistical programming language which has become increasingly popular among industrial and academic data analysts. This introductory course covers programming basics in R, including the definition and manipulation of data objects, loops, importing/exporting data, and simple data summaries. These concepts will be illustrated using both the Fisher Iris Data and also the National Longitudinal Mortality Survey. The classic Fisher Iris Data includes 150 records with four measurements on three species of flowers and will be used to illustrate the basic principles listed above. The power of R will then be demonstrated by performing similar operations on the National Longitudinal Mortality Survey, which includes nearly a million records with 38 measurements each. The course format includes lecture and computer laboratory components and attendees will have the opportunity to write, modify, and execute R codes for these data. This introductory session is part of a three course series which assumes no previous coding experience in R or any other language. The intended audience for this course includes researchers who want to gain basic exposure to R with the ultimate goal of incorporating R into their research programs. More experienced users may wish to skip this course and attend subsequent courses on statistical and graphical techniques using R. A schedule of available LISA short courses may be found here: www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=short_courses. Resources: www.nytimes.com/2009/01/07/technology/business-computing/07program.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iris_flower_data_set www.census.gov/did/www/nlms/ R can be downloaded here: www.r-project.org RStudio can be downloaded here: http://rstudio.org/download/desktop Follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/Statistical.collaboration) or Twitter (www.twitter.com/LISA_VT) to be the first to know about LISA events!
Tue, Jun 25, 2013
4:00pm
LISA Statistics Short Course: Basics of R - Academic (3060 Torgersen Hall)
LISA SHORT COURSES IN STATISTICS LISA (Virginia Tech's Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis) is providing a series of evening short courses to help graduate students use statistics in their research. The focus of these two-hour courses is on teaching practical statistical techniques for analyzing or collecting data. See www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=short_courses for instructions on how to REGISTER and to learn more. Summer 2013 Schedule: Monday, June 10: Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) Using AMOS; Monday, June 17: Designing Experiments and Collecting Useful Data*; Monday, June 24 & Tuesday, June 25: Basics of R; Monday, July 1 & Tuesday, July 2: Statistical Analysis in R; Monday, July 8 & Tuesday, July 9: Graphing with R; Monday, July 15: SAS Programming I; Tuesday, July 16: SAS Programming II; Monday, July 22: Model selection in R featuring the lasso; *This course will be held in Fralin Auditorium, all other courses are in 3060 Torgersen Hall. Monday, June 24 and Tuesday, June 25, 4:00-6:00 pm; Instructor: Ana Maria Ortega Villa; Location: 3060 Torgersen Hall; Title: Basics of R; Course Information: R is a powerful, versatile, and free statistical programming language which has become increasingly popular among industrial and academic data analysts. This introductory course covers programming basics in R, including the definition and manipulation of data objects, loops, importing/exporting data, and simple data summaries. These concepts will be illustrated using both the Fisher Iris Data and also the National Longitudinal Mortality Survey. The classic Fisher Iris Data includes 150 records with four measurements on three species of flowers and will be used to illustrate the basic principles listed above. The power of R will then be demonstrated by performing similar operations on the National Longitudinal Mortality Survey, which includes nearly a million records with 38 measurements each. The course format includes lecture and computer laboratory components and attendees will have the opportunity to write, modify, and execute R codes for these data. This introductory session is part of a three course series which assumes no previous coding experience in R or any other language. The intended audience for this course includes researchers who want to gain basic exposure to R with the ultimate goal of incorporating R into their research programs. More experienced users may wish to skip this course and attend subsequent courses on statistical and graphical techniques using R. A schedule of available LISA short courses may be found here: www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=short_courses. Resources: www.nytimes.com/2009/01/07/technology/business-computing/07program.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iris_flower_data_set www.census.gov/did/www/nlms/ R can be downloaded here: www.r-project.org RStudio can be downloaded here: http://rstudio.org/download/desktop Follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/Statistical.collaboration) or Twitter (www.twitter.com/LISA_VT) to be the first to know about LISA events!
Mon, Jul 1, 2013
4:00pm
LISA Statistics Short Course: Statistical Analysis in R - Academic (3060 Torgersen Hall)
LISA SHORT COURSES IN STATISTICS LISA (Virginia Tech's Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis) is providing a series of evening short courses to help graduate students use statistics in their research. The focus of these two-hour courses is on teaching practical statistical techniques for analyzing or collecting data. See www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=short_courses for instructions on how to REGISTER and to learn more. Summer 2013 Schedule: Monday, June 10: Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) Using AMOS; Monday, June 17: Designing Experiments and Collecting Useful Data*; Monday, June 24 & Tuesday, June 25: Basics of R; Monday, July 1 & Tuesday, July 2: Statistical Analysis in R; Monday, July 8 & Tuesday, July 9: Graphing with R; Monday, July 15: SAS Programming I; Tuesday, July 16: SAS Programming II; Monday, July 22: Model selection in R featuring the lasso; *This course will be held in Fralin Auditorium, all other courses are in 3060 Torgersen Hall. Monday, July 1 and Tuesday, July 2, 4:00-6:00 pm; Instructor: Ning Wang; Location: 3060 Torgersen Hall; Title: Statistical Analysis in R; Course Information: R is a free computing and graphical software/environment for statistical analysis. This short course describes basic statistical analysis in R using two data sets. The 1974 Motor Trend Car Road Tests dataset which comprises fuel consumption and 10 aspects of automobile design and performance for 32 automobiles will be used to illustrate the analyses. Analyses will also be performed on the National Longitudinal Mortality Survey which includes nearly a million records with 38 measurements each. Analyses described include t-tests, ANOVA, linear regression, and nonparametric tests. The course format includes a lecture portion covering statistical concepts, and the computer laboratory component covers usage of R to perform the analyses described above. The attendee can write, modify, and execute R codes for the statistical analysis. This session is the second in a three-course series, which assumes no previous coding experience in R or any other language. Experience using R or attending Part I of this series is suggested but not required for this course. The intended audience for this course includes researchers who want to gain basic exposure to statistical analysis in R with the ultimate goal of incorporating R into their research programs. A schedule of available LISA short courses may be found here: www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=short_courses Resources: www.nytimes.com/2009/01/07/technology/business-computing/07program.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0 www.census.gov/did/www/nlms/ R can be downloaded here: www.r-project.org RStudio can be downloaded here: http://rstudio.org/download/desktop Follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/Statistical.collaboration) or Twitter (www.twitter.com/LISA_VT) to be the first to know about LISA events!
Tue, Jul 2, 2013
4:00pm
LISA Statistics Short Course: Statistical Analysis in R - Academic (3060 Torgersen Hall)
LISA SHORT COURSES IN STATISTICS LISA (Virginia Tech's Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis) is providing a series of evening short courses to help graduate students use statistics in their research. The focus of these two-hour courses is on teaching practical statistical techniques for analyzing or collecting data. See www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=short_courses for instructions on how to REGISTER and to learn more. Summer 2013 Schedule: Monday, June 10: Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) Using AMOS; Monday, June 17: Designing Experiments and Collecting Useful Data*; Monday, June 24 & Tuesday, June 25: Basics of R; Monday, July 1 & Tuesday, July 2: Statistical Analysis in R; Monday, July 8 & Tuesday, July 9: Graphing with R; Monday, July 15: SAS Programming I; Tuesday, July 16: SAS Programming II; Monday, July 22: Model selection in R featuring the lasso; *This course will be held in Fralin Auditorium, all other courses are in 3060 Torgersen Hall. Monday, July 1 and Tuesday, July 2, 4:00-6:00 pm; Instructor: Ning Wang; Location: 3060 Torgersen Hall; Title: Statistical Analysis in R; Course Information: R is a free computing and graphical software/environment for statistical analysis. This short course describes basic statistical analysis in R using two data sets. The 1974 Motor Trend Car Road Tests dataset which comprises fuel consumption and 10 aspects of automobile design and performance for 32 automobiles will be used to illustrate the analyses. Analyses will also be performed on the National Longitudinal Mortality Survey which includes nearly a million records with 38 measurements each. Analyses described include t-tests, ANOVA, linear regression, and nonparametric tests. The course format includes a lecture portion covering statistical concepts, and the computer laboratory component covers usage of R to perform the analyses described above. The attendee can write, modify, and execute R codes for the statistical analysis. This session is the second in a three-course series, which assumes no previous coding experience in R or any other language. Experience using R or attending Part I of this series is suggested but not required for this course. The intended audience for this course includes researchers who want to gain basic exposure to statistical analysis in R with the ultimate goal of incorporating R into their research programs. A schedule of available LISA short courses may be found here: www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=short_courses Resources: www.nytimes.com/2009/01/07/technology/business-computing/07program.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iris_flower_data_set www.census.gov/did/www/nlms/ R can be downloaded here: www.r-project.org RStudio can be downloaded here: http://rstudio.org/download/desktop Follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/Statistical.collaboration) or Twitter (www.twitter.com/LISA_VT) to be the first to know about LISA events!
Mon, Jul 8, 2013
4:00pm
LISA Statistics Short Course: Graphing with R - Academic (3060 Torgersen Hall)
LISA SHORT COURSES IN STATISTICS LISA (Virginia Tech's Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis) is providing a series of evening short courses to help graduate students use statistics in their research. The focus of these two-hour courses is on teaching practical statistical techniques for analyzing or collecting data. See www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=short_courses for instructions on how to REGISTER and to learn more. Summer 2013 Schedule: Monday, June 10: Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) Using AMOS; Monday, June 17: Designing Experiments and Collecting Useful Data*; Monday, June 24 & Tuesday, June 25: Basics of R; Monday, July 1 & Tuesday, July 2: Statistical Analysis in R; Monday, July 8 & Tuesday, July 9: Graphing with R; Monday, July 15: SAS Programming I; Tuesday, July 16: SAS Programming II; Monday, July 22: Model selection in R featuring the lasso; *This course will be held in Fralin Auditorium, all other courses are in 3060 Torgersen Hall. Monday, July 8 and Tuesday, July 9, 4:00-6:00 pm; Instructor: Ian Crandell; Location: 3060 Torgersen Hall; Title: Graphing with R; Course Information: The ability to create professional grade graphics is of key importance for scientific communication. The R programming package offers a powerful, flexible, and free platform which can be used to produce publication-quality graphics. This short course will introduce R techniques to produce several statistical graphs including histograms, bar plots, box plots, scatter plots and 3D contour plots among others. Syntax to control colors, plotting characters, axes, legends, and labels will be covered, and users will learn to write high resolution graphics to the file type of their choice. Two data sets will be used to demonstrate R's graphical capabilities. The National Longitudinal Mortality Survey includes nearly a million records with 38 measurements each. A classic prostate data set (Stamey, et al. 1989) includes 9 clinical measurements on 97 men. The course format includes lecture and computer laboratory components. The lecture component will cover pros and cons of various graphics and approaches, and the computer portion will allow attendees to write, modify, and execute R codes to produce graphics based on these data. This session is the third entry in a three course series which assumes no previous coding experience in R or any other language. The intended audience for this course includes researchers who want to gain basic exposure to R with the ultimate goal of incorporating R into their research programs. A schedule of available LISA short courses may be found here: www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=short_courses. Resources: www.nytimes.com/2009/01/07/technology/business-computing/07program.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0 www.census.gov/did/www/nlms/ http://europepmc.org/abstract/MED/2468795 R can be downloaded here: www.r-project.org RStudio can be downloaded here: http://rstudio.org/download/desktop References: Stamey TA, Kabalin JN, McNeal JE, Johnstone IM, Freiha FS, Redwine EA, and Yang N: Prostate specific antigen in the diagnosis and treatment of adenocarcinoma of the prostate. II. Radical prostatectomy treated patients. J Urol.141: 1076-1083, 1989. Follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/Statistical.collaboration) or Twitter (www.twitter.com/LISA_VT) to be the first to know about LISA events!
Tue, Jul 9, 2013
4:00pm
LISA Statistics Short Course: Graphing with R - Academic (3060 Torgersen Hall)
LISA SHORT COURSES IN STATISTICS LISA (Virginia Tech's Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis) is providing a series of evening short courses to help graduate students use statistics in their research. The focus of these two-hour courses is on teaching practical statistical techniques for analyzing or collecting data. See www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=short_courses for instructions on how to REGISTER and to learn more. Summer 2013 Schedule: Monday, June 10: Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) Using AMOS; Monday, June 17: Designing Experiments and Collecting Useful Data*; Monday, June 24 & Tuesday, June 25: Basics of R; Monday, July 1 & Tuesday, July 2: Statistical Analysis in R; Monday, July 8 & Tuesday, July 9: Graphing with R; Monday, July 15: SAS Programming I; Tuesday, July 16: SAS Programming II; Monday, July 22: Model selection in R featuring the lasso; *This course will be held in Fralin Auditorium, all other courses are in 3060 Torgersen Hall. Monday, July 8 and Tuesday, July 9, 4:00-6:00 pm; Instructor: Ian Crandell; Location: 3060 Torgersen Hall; Title: Graphing with R; Course Information: The ability to create professional grade graphics is of key importance for scientific communication. The R programming package offers a powerful, flexible, and free platform which can be used to produce publication-quality graphics. This short course will introduce R techniques to produce several statistical graphs including histograms, bar plots, box plots, scatter plots and 3D contour plots among others. Syntax to control colors, plotting characters, axes, legends, and labels will be covered, and users will learn to write high resolution graphics to the file type of their choice. Two data sets will be used to demonstrate R's graphical capabilities. The National Longitudinal Mortality Survey includes nearly a million records with 38 measurements each. A classic prostate data set (Stamey, et al. 1989) includes 9 clinical measurements on 97 men. The course format includes lecture and computer laboratory components. The lecture component will cover pros and cons of various graphics and approaches, and the computer portion will allow attendees to write, modify, and execute R codes to produce graphics based on these data. This session is the third entry in a three course series which assumes no previous coding experience in R or any other language. The intended audience for this course includes researchers who want to gain basic exposure to R with the ultimate goal of incorporating R into their research programs. A schedule of available LISA short courses may be found here: www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=short_courses. Resources: www.nytimes.com/2009/01/07/technology/business-computing/07program.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0 www.census.gov/did/www/nlms/ http://europepmc.org/abstract/MED/2468795 R can be downloaded here: www.r-project.org RStudio can be downloaded here: http://rstudio.org/download/desktop References: Stamey TA, Kabalin JN, McNeal JE, Johnstone IM, Freiha FS, Redwine EA, and Yang N: Prostate specific antigen in the diagnosis and treatment of adenocarcinoma of the prostate. II. Radical prostatectomy treated patients. J Urol.141: 1076-1083, 1989. Follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/Statistical.collaboration) or Twitter (www.twitter.com/LISA_VT) to be the first to know about LISA events!
Mon, Jul 15, 2013
5:15pm
LISA Statistics Short Course: SAS Programing I - Academic (3060 Torgersen Hall)
LISA SHORT COURSES IN STATISTICS LISA (Virginia Tech's Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis) is providing a series of evening short courses to help graduate students use statistics in their research. The focus of these two-hour courses is on teaching practical statistical techniques for analyzing or collecting data. See www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=short_courses for instructions on how to REGISTER and to learn more. Summer 2013 Schedule: Monday, June 10: Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) Using AMOS; Monday, June 17: Designing Experiments and Collecting Useful Data*; Monday, June 24 & Tuesday, June 25: Basics of R; Monday, July 1 & Tuesday, July 2: Statistical Analysis in R; Monday, July 8 & Tuesday, July 9: Graphing with R; Monday, July 15: SAS Programming I; Tuesday, July 16: SAS Programming II; Monday, July 22: Model selection in R featuring the lasso; *This course will be held in Fralin Auditorium, all other courses are in 3060 Torgersen Hall. Monday, July 15, 5:15-7:15 pm; Instructor: Matthew Lanham; Location: 3060 Torgersen Hall; Title: SAS Programming I; This short course is part I of a two-part series in SAS programming. I will provide a brief background of SAS and highlight the similarities and differences to other software packages and languages. I will explain several main components of SAS, demonstrate how to load and manipulate data with the DATA step, and employ several basic procedure to summarize and analyze data. Topics: 1) Is SAS for me? 2) SAS components (Explorer, Editor, Output, and Log) 3) The IMPORT Wizard 4) DATA step 5) Combining data sets 6) Basic Procedures(PROC UNIVARIATE, PROC MEANS, PROC FREQ, PROC SUMMARY, PROC CORR, PROC REPORT) Follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/Statistical.collaboration) or Twitter (www.twitter.com/LISA_VT) to be the first to know about LISA events!
Tue, Jul 16, 2013
5:15pm
LISA Statistics Short Course: SAS Programing II - Academic (3060 Torgersen Hall)
LISA SHORT COURSES IN STATISTICS LISA (Virginia Tech's Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis) is providing a series of evening short courses to help graduate students use statistics in their research. The focus of these two-hour courses is on teaching practical statistical techniques for analyzing or collecting data. See www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=short_courses for instructions on how to REGISTER and to learn more. Summer 2013 Schedule: Monday, June 10: Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) Using AMOS; Monday, June 17: Designing Experiments and Collecting Useful Data*; Monday, June 24 & Tuesday, June 25: Basics of R; Monday, July 1 & Tuesday, July 2: Statistical Analysis in R; Monday, July 8 & Tuesday, July 9: Graphing with R; Monday, July 15: SAS Programming I; Tuesday, July 16: SAS Programming II; Monday, July 22: Model selection in R featuring the lasso; *This course will be held in Fralin Auditorium, all other courses are in 3060 Torgersen Hall. Tuesday, July 16, 5:15-7:15 pm; Instructor: Matthew Lanham; Location: 3060 Torgersen Hall; Title: SAS Programming II; Course Information: This is part II of the two-part series in SAS programming. The first course covered the look and feel of SAS using an actual data set. Now, we are going to use SAS to construct and validate a predictive model. Lastly, I will demonstrate how to write a loop with some conditional logic, as well as how you can easily incorporate the power of SQL in the SAS environment. Topics: 1) Review of DATA and PROC steps 2) Transforming numeric, character, and date values 3) Simple Regression Analysis (PROC REG) 4) Regression Diagnostics 5) DO Loops with IF-THEN/ELSE Statement 6) PROC SQL Follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/Statistical.collaboration) or Twitter (www.twitter.com/LISA_VT) to be the first to know about LISA events!
Mon, Jul 22, 2013
5:15pm
LISA Statistics Short Course: Model selection in R featuring the lasso - Academic (3060 Torgersen Hall)
LISA SHORT COURSES IN STATISTICS LISA (Virginia Tech's Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis) is providing a series of evening short courses to help graduate students use statistics in their research. The focus of these two-hour courses is on teaching practical statistical techniques for analyzing or collecting data. See www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=short_courses for instructions on how to REGISTER and to learn more. Summer 2013 Schedule: Monday, June 10: Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) Using AMOS; Monday, June 17: Designing Experiments and Collecting Useful Data*; Monday, June 24 & Tuesday, June 25: Basics of R; Monday, July 1 & Tuesday, July 2: Statistical Analysis in R; Monday, July 8 & Tuesday, July 9: Graphing with R; Monday, July 15: SAS Programming I; Tuesday, July 16: SAS Programming II; Monday, July 22: Model selection in R featuring the lasso; *This course will be held in Fralin Auditorium, all other courses are in 3060 Torgersen Hall. Monday, July 22, 5:15-7:15 pm; Instructor: Dr. Chris Franck; Location: 3060 Torgersen Hall; Title: Model selection in R featuring the lasso; The purpose of statistical model selection is to identify a parsimonious model, which is a model that is as simple as possible while maintaining good predictive ability over the outcome of interest. Parsimony is a fundamental concept in statistical modeling for a wide variety of fields, and many model selection and variable subset selection approaches have been proposed. The lasso, or "least absolute shrinkage and selection operator," provides a method of continuous subset selection. Rather than completely including or excluding predictors, the lasso shrinks the magnitude of unimportant predictors and even has the ability to drive coefficients to zero for variables which have low predictive value for the response. Implementing the lasso requires more technical groundwork compared with simpler subset selection or information criteria-based routines such as forward, backward, or stepwise selection and AIC or BIC. However, the lasso approach avoids some of the high variability associated with subset selection and is computationally cheaper to implement than information criteria when the number of candidate predictors is large (see e.g. Hastie, Tibshirani, Friedman 2009). This short course includes lecture and computer laboratory components. In the lecture component the mathematical formulation of the lasso approach will be briefly motivated, compared, and contrasted with other methods including ordinary least squares, ridge regression, stepwise selection, and information criteria. During the laboratory portion the lasso approach will be implemented using R on a classic prostate data set (Stamey, et al. 1989), which includes 9 clinical measurements on 97 men. Specification of the lasso tuning parameter will be discussed and demonstrated via cross validation, which is another important modeling concept. This course covers more advanced content than other LISA short courses and assumes basic R coding ability and familiarity with regression and model selection. A schedule of available LISA short courses may be found here: www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=short_courses Resources: The Lasso Page: www-stat.stanford.edu/~tibs/lasso.html Download R: www.r-project.org References: Hastie T, Tibshirani T, Friedman J. The elements of statistical learning: data mining, inference, and prediction, 2009. Springer. Stamey TA, Kabalin JN, McNeal JE, Johnstone IM, Freiha FS, Redwine EA, and Yang N: Prostate specific antigen in the diagnosis and treatment of adenocarcinoma of the prostate. II. Radical prostatectomy treated patients. J Urol.141: 1076-1083, 1989. Follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/Statistical.collaboration) or Twitter (www.twitter.com/LISA_VT) to be the first to know about LISA events!
Thu, Aug 22, 2013
9:00pm
Movie on Drillfield: Fast and Furious 6 - Movie/Film (Drillfield)
Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and come join Student Centers and Activities for this annual welcome back event. Open to VT community and public. Free popcorn and cotton candy provided! Rain location: Burruss Auditorium
Fri, Aug 23, 2013
8:30am
Down & Dirty Garden Symposium III - Special Event (Virginia Bioinformatics Institute Auditorium)
"Men in the Garden" A Most Unusual Garden Symposium. Please see our website for speaker information and symposium details.
Thu, Sep 12, 2013
7:00pm
Free Screening of The US vs. John Lennon - Arts (GLC Auditorium)
The US vs. John Lennon tells the story of the government's attempts to deport John Lennon and Yoko Ono for their peace activism. The screening supports the Taubman Museum's presentation of Yoko Ono Imagine Peace Featuring John & Yoko's Year of Peace and Yoko Ono My Mommy is Beautiful at the Armory Gallery.
Tue, Sep 17, 2013
7:00pm
Hispanic Film Series - Movie/Film (Fralin Auditorium)
Despues de Lucia - After Lucia
Thu, Sep 19, 2013
2:00pm
Globalization Trends and Families' Livelihoods: Issues in Africa - Academic (Fralin Auditorium)
The first lecture in the Globalization of Consumers: A Year of Study program will be presented by Dr. Leena Kirjavainen, a home economist and gender specialist with over 30 years of experience in international development work. Her talk will focus on issues related to family structure and intra-household dynamics and economies, the impacts of migration, HIV/AIDS, consumer goods, and home technologies, presenting case studies from various communities in Africa.
Thu, Sep 19, 2013
3:30pm
Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets Gunfighter's Panel - Corps (Burruss Hall Auditorium)
The Fall 2013 Gunfighters Panel, which will be held on Thursday, Sept. 19 at 3:30 p.m. in the Burruss Hall Auditorium, will kick of Corps Homecoming. Corps of Cadets alumni, who have served a combat deployment, will share their experiences, their lessons learned and leadership challenges, while also sharing how the corps experience prepared them for life after college. All are welcome to join the corps for the Gunfighter Panel event, no tickets are required.
Fri, Sep 20, 2013
10:00am
ArtsFusion Lecture: Edgar Mitchell - Arts (The Lyric Theatre, Blacksburg, VA)
A documentary film about Edgar Mitchell. Edgar Mitchell, a NASA astronaut, was the lunar module pilot of Apollo 14. He spent nine hours working on the lunar surface and was the sixth person to walk on the moon. The event will begin at 10 a.m. with a movie and discussion at the Lyric Theatre, followed by a lecture at the Fralin Life Sciences Institute Auditorium at 1 p.m. ArtsFusion, presented by the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology, is a series of thought-provoking events that bring cutting-edge artists, scientists, engineers, and designers to the Virginia Tech campus to explore topics across disciplines. This year, ArtsFusion events focus on the theme of cultivating the creative process. ArtsFusion events take place monthly during the academic year, and are free and open to the public.
Fri, Sep 20, 2013
1:00pm
ArtsFusion Lecture: Edgar Mitchell - Arts (Fralin Life Sciences Institute Auditorium)
A lecture presented by Edgar Mitchell. Edgar Mitchell, a NASA astronaut, was the lunar module pilot of Apollo 14. He spent nine hours working on the lunar surface and was the sixth person to walk on the moon. The event will begin at 10 a.m. with a movie and discussion at the Lyric Theatre, followed by a lecture at the Fralin Life Sciences Institute Auditorium at 1 p.m. ArtsFusion, presented by the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology, is a series of thought-provoking events that bring cutting-edge artists, scientists, engineers, and designers to the Virginia Tech campus to explore topics across disciplines. This year, ArtsFusion events focus on the theme of cultivating the creative process. ArtsFusion events take place monthly during the academic year, and are free and open to the public.
Sun, Sep 22, 2013
7:30pm
Pre-Med Meet the Deans - Special Event (Litton-Reaves #1670 Auditorium)
Join admissions staff and deans from the following medical schools when they visit the Virginia Tech campus to meet with pre-med students: Eastern Virginia Medical School, Life University, The Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Virginia Tech-Carilion School of Medicine, and West Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Learn about how to successfully prepare for and apply to allopathic, osteopathic and chiropractic medical schools at this event. The panel will also take questions from students. Attire is business casual.
Tue, Sep 24, 2013
7:00pm
Hispanic Film Series - Movie/Film (Fralin Auditorium)
Pa Negre - Black Bread
Tue, Oct 1, 2013
7:00pm
Hispanic Film Series - Movie/Film (Fralin Auditorium)
Un cuento chino - Chinese Take-Away
Thu, Oct 3, 2013
6:30pm
French Short Movie - Movie/Film (Fralin Auditorium, West Campus Dr)
French Film Maker Julie Voisin presents her film: Les Perruches. A discussion with the French actor, director, and script-writer will follow the movie. Julie Voisin will be accompanied by Mathieu Simonet, an actor in the movie.
Thu, Oct 3, 2013
7:00pm
" The Aftermath of Civil War in Sri Lanka: Reconciliation and Resiliency." - Academic (VBI Auditorium)
Public Lecture and Discussion with Asanga Abeyagoonasekera, key peacebuilder and expert on the resiliency of communities in the wake of disaster and conflict. In the second installment of this academic year's Speaker Series: Human Rights, Reconciliation, and Community Resiliency, Asanga Abeyagoonasekera, Advisor to the Minister of External Affairs of Sri Lanka and Executive Director of the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute for International Relations and Strategic Studies (LKIIRSS), will present a public lecture. We hope you will join this open presentation and discussion. Mr. Abeyagoonasekera has conducted eight National reconciliation conferences in post-conflict Sri Lanka. He has served as the Chairman of the Sri Lankan Foreign Employment Agency and the Chairman of the Ceylon Fishery Harbours Corporation. He was also a senior consultant to the Minister of Transport. Asanga holds an MBA, BSC in Computer Science from Western Australia and Executive Education from Harvard Kennedy School. He is a Young Global Leader (TGL2012) for the World Economic Forum and founding curator of the Colombo Global Shapers Hub for the World Economic Forum. Sponsored by: The College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, CLAHS Dean's Advisory Committee on International Initiatives, CLAHS Diversity Committee, Department of Sociology, and the Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention.
Fri, Oct 4, 2013
7:00pm
The Aftermath of Civil War in Sri Lanka: Reconciliation and Resiliency. - Special Event (VBI Auditorium)
Public Lecture and Discussion with Asanga Abeyagoonasekera, key peacebuilder and expert on the resiliency of communities in the wake of disaster and conflict. Mr. Abeyagoonasekera has conducted eight National reconciliation conferences in post-conflict Sri Lanka. We hope you will join this open presentation and discussion. He has served as the Chairman of the Sri Lankan Foreign Employment Agency and the Chairman of the Ceylon Fishery Harbours Corporation. He was also a senior consultant to the Minister of Transport. Asanga holds an MBA, BSC in Computer Science from Western Australia and Executive Education from Harvard Kennedy School. He is a Young Global Leader (YGL2012) for the World Economic Forum and founding curator of the Colombo Global Shapers Hub for the World Economic Forum.
Tue, Oct 8, 2013
7:00pm
Hispanic Film Series - Movie/Film (Fralin Auditorium)
Infancia clandestine - Clandestine Childhood
Tue, Oct 8, 2013
8:00pm
Class of 2015 Ring Premiere and Fireworks - Special Event (Burruss Hall Auditorium)
The class ring at Virginia Tech is celebrating over 100 years of tradition! Revealing the Class Ring Design to the Junior Class is a time-honored tradition at Virginia Tech! See the 2015 Ring unveiled at this special multi-media event. Fireworks on the Drillfield at 9 PM. FREE T-shirts!
Wed, Oct 9, 2013
11:15am
Dr. Linda Schadler (Renesselaer Polytechnic Inst.) - Seminar/Conference (Fralin Auditorium)
Seminar: "Polymer Nanocomposites: Bimodal and Block Copolymer Grafted Brushes to Control Functionality"
Fri, Oct 11, 2013
1:00pm
Inaugural Lecture of the Hugh and Ethel Kelly Lecture Series - Special Event (Burruss Hall Auditorium)
"How to Create a Bell Labs 2.0 in Today's Realities" presented by Nobel Laureate and distinguished 12th Secretary of Energy, Dr. Steven Chu
Tue, Oct 15, 2013
7:00pm
Hispanic Film Series - Movie/Film (Fralin Auditorium)
El regreso - The Return
Thu, Oct 17, 2013
8:00pm
National Coming Out Day Celebration - Diversity (Graduate Life Center (GLC) Auditorium)
A celebration and exploration of coming out, the National Coming Out Day celebration is an opportunity for LGBTQ people and their allies in the Hokie community to share their identities and coming out experience. Monologues, poems, and songs will be performed.
Mon, Oct 21, 2013
5:00pm
ICAT ArtsFusion Lecture: Edgar Mitchell - Arts (Fralin Life Sciences Institute Auditorium)
Dori Berger is a Norwalk, Conn.-based music therapist and founder of the Music Therapy Clinic. She has worked with a variety of patients, including trauma victims, children with autism, and people suffering from multiple personality disorder.
Thu, Oct 24, 2013
5:30pm
Open Access Week: Keynote Speech by John Willinsky, Distinguished Innovator in Residence - Special Event (Graduate Life Center auditorium)
John Willinsky is Khosla Family Professor of Education at Stanford University and Professor (Limited Term) of Publishing Studies at Simon Fraser University, where he directs the Public Knowledge Project, which conducts research and develops scholarly publishing software intended to extend the reach and effectiveness of scholarly communication. Join us for his talk, What Is It About the History of Learning that Calls Out for Open Access to Research and Scholarship?
Fri, Oct 25, 2013
7:30pm
Band-A-Rama - Music/Theatre/Dance (Burruss Auditorium )
A favorite for the whole family, Band-A-Rama features the Virginia Tech Jazz Ensemble, Symphonic Wind Ensemble, and Marching Virginians in a musical extravaganza. Tickets are available at the Student Centers and Activities Office and at the performance hall door one hour prior to the performance on a seats-available basis. For more information contact the Student Centers and Activities Ticket Office at 540.231.5615 or go to www.tickets.vt.edu.
Wed, Oct 30, 2013
1:00pm
Roanoke Summit Toward a Healthy Creative Sector - Special Event (Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine Auditorium, 2 Riverside Circle, Roanoke)
Roanoke has a reputation as an active cultural center and a great place to live. But what will it take to maintain these distinctions? How can we sustain support for our cultural institutions over the coming decades? Join experts and art leaders from around the country to help shape a strategy to keep Roanoke creative and vibrant in years to come.
Wed, Oct 30, 2013
1:00pm
Roanoke Summit: Toward a Healthy Creative Sector - Special Event (Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine Auditorium, 2 Riverside Circle, Roanoke)
Roanoke has a reputation as an active cultural center and a great place to live. But what will it take to maintain these distinctions? How can we sustain support for our cultural institutions over the coming decades? Join with experts and arts leaders from around the country to help shape a strategy to keep Roanoke creative and vibrant for years to come.
Wed, Oct 30, 2013
7:00pm
Manual Aires Mateus Lecture - College of Architecture and Urban Studies (100 Hancock Hall)
Manual Aires Mateus of the internationally acclaimed architecture firm Aires Mateus (www.airesmateus.com) of Lisbon, Portugal, will be visiting Virginia Tech on Wednesday, Oct. 30. Brothers Manuel and Francisco Rocha de Aires Mateus have produced numerous beautiful projects since 1988. Their work has been honored with monographic editions produced by prestigious architectural publications such as El Croquis and International Architecture REview, to name just two of many. Manuel and Francisco Airs Mateus have also held various teach appointments, including at Harvard University. In addition to the Hancock Auditorium lecture, Manuel Aires Mateus will also hold a "Conversation with Students" session on Wednesday, Oct. 30 at 11 a.m. in 300 Cowgill Hall.
Thu, Oct 31, 2013
3:30pm
Skipper 50th Anniversary Celebration - Corps (Burruss Hall auditorium, then Drillfield in front of War Memorial Chapel)
Fifty years ago, three cadets from the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets Class of 1964, Alton "Butch" Harper, Homer "Sonny" Hickam, and George Fox, came together with one goal in mind; to have the biggest game cannon the world has ever seen. On Thursday, Oct. 31, the Corps of Cadets will commemorate 50 years of tradition by holding an anniversary celebration for Skipper. The event will begin in the Burruss Hall Auditorium, located at 800 Drillfield Dr., at 3:30 p.m. All are welcome to join today's Corps of Cadets to learn about Skipper from those that were there when it all began. The event is free and open to the public. No tickets are required. Following the presentation in Burruss Hall, the celebration will move to the Drillfield in front of War Memorial chapel, located at 601 Drillfield Dr., for a special 21-volley salute in honor of President John F. Kennedy on this 50th anniversary year of his death and the creation of Skipper. At approximately 4:45 p.m. the Gregory Guard, the Corps of Cadets precision rifle drill team, will execute the first two volleys and then the seventh rifleman will yield the honor of the 21st round to Skipper during the third volley. Please join the Corps of Cadets at one or both parts of the event to celebrate one of Virginia Tech's greatest traditions, Skipper!
Thu, Oct 31, 2013
7:00pm
"Hollow: An Interactive Documentary on McDowell County, WV" - Movie/Film (VBI Auditorium)
An audience/producer interactive event presenting a non-linear Internet documentary on how one of the most economically challenged counties in the Appalachian coalfields is surviving to thrive.
Fri, Nov 1, 2013
1:30pm
Music City: Place and the Production of Culture in Nashville - Academic (Squires, Brush Mountain A)
Presentation by Richard Lloyd, Associate Professor, Dept. of Sociology, Vanderbilt University Few cities in the world have as robust an association between place and music as Nashville TN, today called Music City. It is home to a durable legacy as birthplace of a major popular genre, is a core music industry center, and hosts a thriving indie-alternative scene on its East Side. This presentation examines the inscription of Music City identity on Nashville's built environment, including the landmark Ryman Auditorium and the humble honky-tonks of downtown, the hulking new Music City {Convention} Center, the label offices and industry enterprises of Music Row, and the neo-bohemian environments of East Nashville. Dr. Lloyd will show how both quotidian spaces and ambitious new installations are fused with the city's musical past and present, elaborating a three-part typology depicting the joining of city place and cultural production: Legacy, Industry and Scene. This approach simultaneously unpacks Nashville, raising the volume on the city dimension in Music City, while elaborating a paradigmatic approach transposable across urban environments.
Wed, Nov 6, 2013
7:00pm
PBK Visiting Scholar Program Presents Timothy G. Bromage - Special Event (Virginia Bioinformatics Institute Auditorium)
Intersections of Science, Public Health, and Art - 2 day series "What Cells will do for Global Climate Change" Tim Bromage, a paleoanthropoligist, is professor of biomaterials and biomimetrics and director of the Hard Tissue Research unit at the New York University College of Dentistry. He is the recipient of the 2010 Max Planck Prize in Human Evolution. Professor Bromage's visit has been made possible by the support of Department of History, Department of Materials Science Engineering, Department of Philosophy, Department of Science and Technology in Society, Phi Beta Kappa, and the Newman Library
Wed, Nov 6, 2013
7:00pm
Public Lecture, Prof. Timothy Bromage, NYU: "What Cells will do for Global Climate Change" - Special Event (Virginia Bioinformatics Institute Auditorium)

Mon, Nov 11, 2013
7:00pm
Resiliency, Reconciliation and the Law: The Continuing Struggle for Human Rights among American Indians - Diversity (Fralin Auditorium)
The third lecture in the 2013-14 series on Human Rights, Reconciliation, and Community Resiliency. Guest speaker David E. Wilkins holds the McKnight Presidential Professorship in American Indian Studies at the University of Minnesota. He has adjunct appointments in Political Science, Law, and American Studies. Professor Wilkins research and teaching interests include: indigenous politics and governance, federal Indian policy and law, comparative politics, and diplomacy and constitutional development. Sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, CLAHS Dean's Advisory Committee on International Initiatives, CLAHS Diversity Committee, Department of Sociology, and Center for Peace Studies & Violence Prevention.
Mon, Nov 11, 2013
7:00pm
Resiliency, Reconciliation and the Law: The Continuing Struggle for Human Rights among American Indians - Diversity (Fralin Auditorium)
David E. Wilkins, a member of the Lumbee Nation, holds the McKnight Presidential Professorship in American Indian Studies at the University of Minnesota. He has adjust appointments in Political Science, Law and American Studies. Professor Wilkins' research and teaching interests include indigenous politics and governance, federal Indian policy and law, comparative politics and diplomacy and constitutional development.
Wed, Nov 13, 2013
7:00pm
The Forest Unseen: A Year's Watch in Nature, talk by David George Haskell - Special Event (VBI Auditorium)
Biologist (Sewanee) and Pulitzer Prize finalist David George Haskell will speak about his book, The Forest Unseen: A Year's Watch in Nature. A brief reception will follow.
Thu, Nov 14, 2013
7:00pm
"Punches n Ponytails" - Movie/Film (Fralin Auditorium)
Please join us in welcoming filmmaker Pankaj Rishi Kumar to Virginia Tech. Further information about Pankaj Kumar's films can be found at: http://kumartalkies.blogspot.in This film is entitled "Punches n Ponytails" All events are free & open to the public.
Fri, Nov 15, 2013
7:30pm
New River Valley Symphony Fall Concert - Music/Theatre/Dance (Burruss Auditorium )
The New River Valley Symphony Orchestra performs an evening concert. The program will include the Hebrides Overture: Felix Memdelssohn; Tangazo: Astor Piazzolla;Five Courtly Dances from Gloriana: Benjamin Britten;Les Preludes: Franz Liszt.
Thu, Dec 5, 2013
3:30pm
U.S. Air Force Gen. Gregory Martin to speak - Corps (Burruss Hall)
As part of the Leaders in Action lecture series hosted each term by the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets and the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets Maj. Gen. W. Thomas Rice Center for Leader Development, retired Gen. Gregory Martin, U.S. Air Force will speak to the entire corps on Thursday, Dec. 5. Martin retired in 2005, with 35 years of military service. His final assignment was Commander, Air Force Material Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio His talk will take place at 3:30 p.m. in the Burruss Hall auditorium, located at 800 Drillfield Dr. This event is open to the public and no tickets are required.
Wed, Jan 15, 2014
3:00pm
Lessons from Nature: Using Bio-Inspiration to Create the Next Generation of Cutting-Edge Materials - Seminar/Conference (Fralin Auditorium)
In the course of evolution, Nature has developed strategies that endow biological processes and materials with remarkable properties. This is exemplified in the self-assemble dynamic structures that enable organisms to respond to a constantly changing environment. Learning from and mastering Nature's concepts promises to drive a paradigm shift in modern materials science and technology. Based on this philosophy, our group has recently developed ultra-slippery, pressure stable surfaces through inspiration from the Nepenthes pitcher plant. By exploring variations on this basic theme, we have developed ways in which to use this concept in a wide range of applications including anti-fouling coatings for use in algae and wastewater treatment industries, anti-bacterial surfaces for use in prevention of infection, and blood anticoagulant surfaces for dialysis machines. I will discuss these applications in detail as well as the overall mission of the Wyss Institute to bring bio-inspired technologies from the lab to the market.
Wed, Jan 15, 2014
3:00pm
Caitlin Howell, Ph.D. - Seminar/Conference (Fralin Auditorium, VT Campus )
Lessons from Nature: Using Bio-Inspiration to Create the Next Generation of Cutting-Edge Materials
Thu, Jan 23, 2014
7:00pm
Disasters as Windows of Opportunity for Improving Women's Rights - Academic (Fralin Auditorium)
Clair Apodaca is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Virginia Tech. Dr. Apodaca's scholarship includes a broad background in international relations with a focus on human rights and human security. Her research attempts to understand the multifaceted and interrelated causes of human rights violations and how those violations impact human well-being, the nation-state, and international peace. This is the fifth talk in the 2013-2014 speaker series on Human Rights, Reconciliation, and Community Resiliency. Sponsored by: The College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, CLAHS Dean's Advisory Committee on International Initiatives, CLAHS Diversity Committee, Department of Sociology, and the Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention.
Sat, Feb 8, 2014
2:00pm
Black History Month Bowl - Diversity (Auditorium, Graduate Life Center)
Do you know your Black History Month facts? BSA would like to invite you to not only take part in this learning experience about our history as African Americans, but also to enter a team of 5 participants to compete in our tournament. Register your team between January 4th and 27th. The winning team will receive a trophy, and each member of the winning team will also receive a $50 gift card.
Sun, Feb 9, 2014
7:30pm
2014 Pre-Health Meet the Deans - Special Event (1670 Litton-Reaves (Auditorium))
If you are a student interested in a pre-health career (i.e. veterinarian, physician assistant, occupational therapy, physical therapy, or pharmacy), join admissions staff and deans from the following health professional schools when they visit Virginia Tech for a panel discussion followed by Q & A: Maryland-Virginia Regional School of Veterinary Medicine, Appalachian College of Pharmacy, Mary Baldwin College/Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences, Shenandoah University Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy and Jefferson College of Health Sciences. Registration is not required. Attire is business.
Tue, Feb 11, 2014
3:30pm
Diggs Week Workshop - Method, not Magic: Using Theatre Techniques to Create a Connected Classroom - Seminar/Conference (VBI Auditorium)
Presented by Susanna Rinehart The application of theatre methodology to strengthen teaching effectiveness. This introductory workshop will identify and demonstrate specific tools and methodologies that teachers can use - in any class, large or small - to develop their connection, engagement and impact in the classroom with the goal of deeper learning. Participants in this initial workshop will be invited - if they wish - to attend follow-up small-group participatory workshops to practice and be coached while using the methods in their own discipline and with their own course content. Registration for this workshop is available at http://www.cideronline.org/events/details1.cfm?eid=412
Wed, Feb 12, 2014
4:30pm
Multifamily Trends at Mid-Decade - Academic (Virginia Bioinformatics Institute Auditorium)
The RPM 25th Anniversary Lecture Series: A dynamic and popular national speaker, Lisa Trosien, consults with property management companies to improve the performance of the asset, provides educational programming to apartment associations across the nation, and is a frequent speaker for the National Apartment Association and the National Multihousing Council.
Thu, Feb 13, 2014
3:30pm
Gen. Keith Alexander to speak - Corps (Burruss Hall)
Editor's note: The Leaders in Action lecture by Commander of U.S. Cyber Command Gen. Keith Alexander on Thursday, Feb. 13, has been canceled because of travel difficulties. The event will not be rescheduled. As part of the Leaders in Action lecture series hosted each term by the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets and the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets Maj. Gen. W. Thomas Rice Center for Leader Development, Gen. Keith Alexander, U.S. Army, will speak to the Corps of Cadets on Thursday, Feb. 13. Alexander serves as Commander, U.S. Cyber Command, Director, National Security Agency and Chief, Central Security Service. His talk will take place at 3:30 p.m. in the Burruss Hall auditorium, located at 800 Drillfield Dr. This event is open to the public and no tickets are required.
Thu, Feb 13, 2014
4:00pm
Race and The New Genetics - Diversity (Virginia Bioinformatics Institute Auditorium (Washington Street and Duck Pond Drive))
Join Dr. Karey Sutton to learn more about Race and The New Genetics, a public seminar about Genomic Medicine and its Value and Potential Ethical Impact on Minorities, Especially African Americans. Dr. Sutton is a Virginia Tech alumnus and Lead Specialist, Health Equity Research and Policy at the Association of American Medical Colleges.
Fri, Feb 14, 2014
11:00am
The Challenges Facing Black Women in the Academies and Science - Diversity (Virginia Bioinformatics Institute Auditorium (Washington Street and Duck Pond Drive))
The panel, consisting of Black women in different stages of their careers, including panelists, Dr. Gena Chandler, panel chair and panelist Dr. Tonya Smith-Jackson, Dr. Tamisha Vaughan, Dr. Karey Sutton, Dr. Sheila Carter-Tod, and Dr. Tameshia Ballard, will discuss challenges Black women face in science and science related jobs in academia and elsewhere. Specifically, they will address barriers to obtaining a Ph.D., securing a job, being valued as team members and important contributors in their departments, and being promoted.
Wed, Feb 19, 2014
7:00pm
The Armstrong Lie - Movie/Film (Graduate Life Center auditorium)
The Gamma Omega chapter of the Phi Beta Delta international honor society will host a screening of the documentary film 'The Armstrong Lie' which chronicles the story of the American former professional cyclist Lance Armstrong. The movie will be introduced by Danny White, director of student-athlete affairs. This event is free and open to students, faculty, staff, and members of the community. Phi Beta Delta supports and promotes diversity through recognizing achievements and activities in international scholarship, teaching, and service by faculty, staff, and students. Locally it provides a forum for individuals from varying backgrounds and fields of study to meet in order to promote a more diverse, enriching, and internationally-focused educational experience. It also provides the opportunity for faculty and staff members to interact with students in a professional setting to exchange views on global issues.
Tue, Mar 4, 2014
3:00pm
Developing International Research Partners - Special Event (Fralin Auditorium)
"The Aging Men and Health Collaboration" is on-going research conducted by Dr's Hanna Ojala and Ilkka Pietila from the University of Tampere, Finland and Dr. Toni Calasanti, Virginia Tech, Dept. of Sociology. They will discuss their research as well as the process of international collaboration.
Thu, Mar 6, 2014
7:00pm
Brokering Peace and Reconciliation in Central Africa - Academic (Fralin Auditorium)
Mike Bugason is Advisor to the African Union Special Envoy on LRA issues, Secretariat of the Joint Coordination Mechanism for the Regional Cooperation Initiative on LRA, Bangui, Central African Republic (CAR). As a Special Envoy advisor, Bugason analyzes information and produces reports with recommendations for effective interventions, coordination of regional efforts, and the mobilization of international support against the LRA--which has spread across the northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the southeastern Central African Republic, and parts of south Sudan. This is the sixth talk in the 2013-2014 speaker series on Human Rights, Reconciliation, and Community Resiliency. Sponsored by: The College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, CLAHS Dean's Advisory Committee on International Initiatives, CLAHS Diversity Committee, Department of Sociology, and the Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention.
Thu, Mar 20, 2014
3:00pm
Principals' Tea in the Honors Residential College - Special Event (Ambler Johnston East #4617)
Please join us for Principals' Tea with our special guest, the Distinguished Innovator in Residence 2014, Jer Thorp. Following the Tea, Thorp will be giving a public talk at 5:45pm in the GLC Auditorium. Principals' Tea is a weekly event for the Fellows of the Honors Residential College at Ambler Johnston Hall usually held on Friday. We welcome students and faculty from across campus to join us. Contact Jay Read (jayread@vt.edu) if you are interested in attending, so that you may be escorted into the residence hall.
Thu, Mar 20, 2014
5:45pm
Making Big Data Human - Academic (Graduate Life Center Auditorium)
Distinguished Innovator in Residence Jer Thorp speaks on making big data human. Jer Thorp's work focuses on adding meaning and narrative to huge amounts of data as a way to help people take control of the information that surrounds them. He will speak about how he uses software-based art to bring big data sets to life. Jer Thorp is the former data artist in residence at The New York Times. His software-based art has been featured all over the world. His art brings big data sets to life, combining state-of-the-art science with a natural interest in the human condition. His 'Cascade' project at The New York Times visualizes the sharing of content through social media, offering tremendous insight into the way we use digital networks to share, influence, and connect with others. He was also a major contributor to the 9/11 memorial project in New York City, where he wrote a program that organized the names of victims not by alphabetical order, but by relationship-putting coworkers next to coworkers, and brothers next to brothers. Originally from Vancouver, he lives in New York City, where, along with his work at The New York Times, he teaches in NYU's ITP program. To investigate the entailments of Big Data, Thorp helped launch The Office for Creative Research with his peers. The Distinguished Innovator in Residence program is a partnership between Technology-enhanced Learning and Online Strategies (TLOS) and the University Libraries. Additional support provided by the Graduate School and the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.
Wed, Mar 26, 2014
7:00pm
Get Real: Reforming Your Relationship with Food and Body Through Reality - Special Event (Burruss Hall Auditorium)
Please join us for a thought-provoking look at how we can move towards a more realistic relationship with food and body by exploring the messages that we are presented with in the media and within our culture. Amanda will share images of men and women of various races, body types, and backgrounds to ignite increased awareness of our own perceptions. She will also share keys to a more mindful and balanced awareness of ourselves and our relationship with food. Open to the public.
Thu, Mar 27, 2014
7:30pm
Cutchins Distinguished Lecture - Special Event (Burruss Auditorium)
Bill Bennett: The Promise of America in Challenging Times
Sat, Mar 29, 2014
6:30pm
Afghan Cultural Night - Diversity (GLC Auditorium)
The Afghan Students Association invites you to Afghan Cultural Night on Sat., March 29th at the GLC Auditorium with a performance by the award-winning Silk Road Dance Company and a night of poetry readings and a fashion show. Plus, come for a chance to win a copy of Khaled Hosseini's latest book, 'And The Mountains Echoed.' Admission is free, but donations will be collected to support Women for Afghan Women. Reception begins at 6:30 pm and doors open at 7 pm."
Fri, Apr 4, 2014
12:30pm
Old-growth forests lecture - Special Event (Fralin Auditorium in Fralin Hall)
Joan Maloof, founder and executive director of the Old-Growth Forest Network, will define old growth and explain the uniqueness of this forest type.
Tue, Apr 8, 2014
5:00pm
David Sylvester - Traveling at the Speed of Life - Special Event (Fralin Life Science Auditorium)
Self published author and renowned cyclist, David Sylvester, will be presenting a talk sponsored in part by the Women and Minority Artist and Scholar Lecture Series. David will account his travels across North America, Africa, and Asia, by bicycle. David's story begins with the loss of his childhood friend and mentor during the collapse of the twin towers in New York City on September 11th, 2001. David Channeled his grief into a personal mission to cycle across the United States to raise money for the scholarship fund to honor his friend. Like many who cycle across the country, David returned a changed person. His adventures have become his brand and career - the big man on the bike who shares hugs and stories.
Tue, Apr 8, 2014
7:00pm
Social Solidarity and Community Resiliency: The Influence of the Welfare State. - Academic (Fralin Auditorium)
Pekka Rasanen is a professor of economic sociology in the Department of Social Research at the University of Turku, Finland. He has studied consumer behavior, mass violence and media, and attitudes towards various welfare issues for more than ten years. He recently completed a project analyzing the social responses to mass violence in two Finnish towns that experienced school shootings. His current research focuses on how new information technology influences modern life, including how online hate groups operate and influence youth. This is the seventh talk in the 2013-2014 speaker series on Human Rights, Reconciliation, and Community Resiliency. Sponsored by: The College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, CLAHS Dean's Advisory Committee on International Initiatives, CLAHS Diversity Committee, Department of Sociology, and the Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention.
Wed, Apr 9, 2014
7:00pm
18th Annual Center for Gerontology Recognition Celebration - Special Event (Fralin Auditorium)
Keynote speaker, Dr. Norah C. Keating, Department of Human Ecology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada will present "Families of Older Persons: Who Cares?" Graduate students will be recognized for the completion of the Graduate Certificate in Gerontology and scholarship awards.
Fri, Apr 11, 2014
9:30pm
Virginia Tech High Performance Computing and Bioinformatics Research Day - Seminar/Conference (VBI Conference Center Auditorium)
The High Performance Computing Group and the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech will host an inaugural day-long symposium to connect the campus community in a computational commonwealth.
Tue, Apr 15, 2014
4:00pm
LISA Statistics Short Course: Multiple Imputation and Missing Data - Academic (Fralin Auditorium)
LISA SHORT COURSES IN STATISTICS LISA (Virginia Tech's Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis) is providing a series of evening short courses to help graduate students use statistics in their research. The focus of these two-hour courses is on teaching practical statistical techniques for analyzing or collecting data. See www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=short_courses for instructions on how to REGISTER and to learn more. Spring 2014 Schedule: Tuesday & Thursday, February 11 & 13: Basics of R;* Tuesday & Thursday, February 18 & 20: Statistical Analysis in R;* Tuesday & Thursday, February 25 & 27: Graphics in R;* Tuesday & Wednesday, March 4 & 5: Introduction to JMP;* Tuesday, March 18: Advanced Topics in R: parallel processing, structural equation modeling, and the bootstrap; Tuesday, April 1: Survey Design and Analysis; Tuesday, April 10: Accelerating statistical calculations using inexpensive graphics cards; Tuesday, April 15: Multiple Imputation and Missing Data; *Two sessions of the same course to accommodate more attendees. Tuesday, April 15; Instructor: Jon Atwood; Title: Multiple Imputation and Missing Data; Course Information: Missing data can plague researchers in many scenarios, arising from incomplete surveys, experimental objects broken or destroyed, or data collection/computational errors. This short course will explore what missing data is and where it comes from, as well as how to deal with it effectively. First, we will explore the concepts of "missing completely at random", "missing at random", and "not missing at random", learning the differences between these three, how to know which one fits a particular data set, and how this classification will affect our procedures for dealing with the missing data. Next, we will briefly cover early methods for handling missing data, such as complete case analysis and single imputation techniques (mean, hot deck, etc.), and why in practice they can produce inefficient results. Finally, we will learn the basics of multiple imputation and how to apply them to some real-world data sets. We will use SAS to perform the imputation methods, and the instructor will explain the code. Basic SAS knowledge will be helpful but is not required. Some basic probability and Bayesian knowledge may also be helpful. We will use a San Francisco data set attempting to predict household income from demographic information. The data set may be found at the link below but will be provided in the course. Follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/Statistical.collaboration) or Twitter (www.twitter.com/LISA_VT) to be the first to know about LISA events!
Wed, Apr 23, 2014
4:00pm
German Housing Markets - Academic (VBI Auditorium)
The fourth lecture in Globalization of Consumers: A Year of Study. Mr. Bob Bentel will address the differences in the German and U.S. housing markets and share cultural experiences of living and working in another country. Mr. Bentel spent nine years of his 40 year career managing 170,000 apartments for Archon Group Deutschland/Goldman Sachs.
Mon, Apr 28, 2014
12:30pm
Center for Gerontology Research Forum - Special Event (Fralin Auditorium)
James Appleby, Executive Director & CEO, Gerontological Society of America (GSA) will present "Scholarly Societies: Their Role in Research and Political Advocacy on Behalf of Older Adults". Mr. Appleby will bring experiences from serving in other professional societies as well as GSA to the discussion. In his role at GSA, he supervises a professional staff that engages in educational, research, policy, and advocacy activities with and on behalf of the 5,400+ members. He has created a conference series entitled "Healthy Aging Means Business" to help those in the private sector understand older adults as both consumers and producers, and has convened a corporate advisory panel to guide GSA's endeavors with the private sector.
Tue, Apr 29, 2014
2:00pm
Water's 3 Biggest Threats (and Opportunities) - Seminar/Conference (VBI Auditorium)
Everyone wants clean, safe, abundant, and affordable water but it's not so easy. Aging systems, increasing development pressures, changing climates, and challenging public attitudes make the balancing act more difficult and complex. Ben Grumbles, president of the U.S. Water Alliance, presents three of the most basic threats and sustainable solutions.
Thu, May 1, 2014
7:00pm
Jordan Hill on The New American Tradition of Creating Mass Murder Memorials - Academic (Graduate Life Center Auditorium)
This is the eighth talk in the 2013-2014 speaker series on Human Rights, Reconciliation, and Community Resiliency. Sponsored by the Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention and the Graduate School.
Tue, May 6, 2014
7:00pm
Dr. Ellington Graves on The Long-Term Resiliency of the Black Community. - Academic (Fralin Auditorium)
Ellington Graves is Director of the Africana Studies Program and Advanced Instructor in the Department of Sociology at Virginia Tech. His research interests include: racial identity, alternative conceptions of racism, and social structure and narrative. This is the ninth talk in the 2013-2014 speaker series on Human Rights, Reconciliation, and Community Resiliency. Sponsored by: The College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, CLAHS Diversity Committee, Department of Sociology, and the Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention.
Thu, May 22, 2014
11:15am
Fralin-MII Visiting Scholar Lectures - Seminar/Conference (Fralin Auditorium)
Prof. Ludwik Leibler, ESPCI ParisTech Lecture 3: "Organ Repair, Hemostasis, and In Vivo Bonding of Medical Devices by Aqueous Solutions of Nanoparticles"
Thu, Jun 19, 2014
12:00pm
Psyched to eat: The relationship between food, marketing and consumer psychology - Special Event (Virginia Bioinformatics Institute Auditorium)
Presented by Dr. Glenn Kent, Jefferson College of Health Sciences. Why do we eat certain foods when we are distracted or pressed for time? Our eating habits are shaped, in part, by factors outside conscious thought, and food manufacturers, grocery stores, and restaurants take advantage of this fact! One key to eating smarter and healthier is understanding our own psychology and its relationship with food, eating and marketing. Knowledge is power!
Fri, Aug 22, 2014
9:00am
New Graduate Student Orientation - Special Event (GLC Auditorium)
Our welcome event for new students is filled with valuable information to help you get started in your studies here at Virginia Tech: - Meet graduate student leaders and members of the Graduate School - Learn what is expected from students and faculty - Gain helpful tips for a successful graduate career. Breakfast refreshments will be served starting at 8:30am in the GLC Multipurpose Room (across from the Auditorium).
Thu, Sep 4, 2014
7:00pm
The School of Architecture + Design presents Kenneth Frampton - College of Architecture and Urban Studies (Hancock Auditorium )
British architect, critic, and historian Kenneth Frampton is the Ware Professor of Architecture at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation at Columbia University. In 1972, he became a fellow of the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies in New York and a co-founding editor of its magazine Oppositions. Frampton is well-known for his writings on twentieth-century architecture. He achieved prominence in architectural education with his essay, "Towards a Critical Regionalism" (1983). His books include Modern Architecture: A Critical History (1980; revised 1985, 1992, and 2007) and Studies in Tectonic Culture (1995). In 2002, a collection of Frampton's writings over a period of 35 years was collated and published under the title Labour, Work and Architecture (Phaidon Press, London).
Thu, Sep 11, 2014
3:30pm
Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets Gunfighter's Panel - Corps (Burruss Hall Auditorium)
The Fall 2014 Gunfighters Panel, which will be held on Thursday, Sept. 11 at 3:30 p.m. in the Burruss Hall Auditorium located at 800 Drillfield Dr., will kick off Corps Homecoming. Four Corps of Cadets alumni, who have served a combat deployment, will share their experiences, their lessons learned and leadership challenges, while also sharing how the corps experience prepared them for life after college. All are welcome to join the corps for the Gunfighter Panel event, no tickets are required.
Tue, Sep 16, 2014
7:00pm
3rd Hispanic Film Series at Virginia Tech - Movie/Film (Fralin Life Sciences Auditorium)
Pelo malo
Fri, Sep 19, 2014
1:30pm
Dating and Mating in the Digital Age: Relationships and Technology in the Modern Era - Special Event (Fralin Biotechnology Auditorium)

Fri, Sep 19, 2014
1:30pm
Dating & Mating in the Digital Age: Relationships and Technology in the Modern Era - Special Event (Fralin Biotechnology Auditorium)

Mon, Sep 22, 2014
6:30pm
French Short Movies - Movie/Film (Fralin Life Sciences Auditorium West Campus Drive)
A discussion with the French actor, director, producer, and script-writer Fabrice Bracq will follow the presentation of the three short movies. The program is sponsored by the AATF-VA (Association of French Teachers of Virginia) The College of Liberal Arts & Human Sciences The French Program of the Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures of Virginia Tech.
Mon, Sep 22, 2014
6:30pm
Three French Short Movies - Movie/Film (Fralin Life Sciences Auditorium)
Three French Short Movies by Fabrice Bracq. In French with English subtitles. Split-Time Time 2 Split Diagnosis
Tue, Sep 23, 2014
7:00pm
3rd Hispanic Film Series at Virginia Tech - Movie/Film (Fralin Life Sciences Auditorium)
Arrugas
Tue, Sep 30, 2014
7:00pm
3rd Hispanic Film Series at Virginia Tech - Movie/Film (Fralin Life Sciences Auditorium)

Thu, Oct 2, 2014
2:00pm
Gerontology Research Forum - Academic (Fralin Auditorium)

Tue, Oct 7, 2014
7:00pm
3rd Hispanic Film Series at Virginia Tech - Movie/Film (Fralin Life Sciences Auditorium)
La isla interior
Tue, Oct 7, 2014
8:00pm
Class of 2016 Ring Premiere and Fireworks - Special Event (Burruss Hall Auditorium)
The class ring at Virginia Tech is celebrating over 100 years of tradition! Revealing the Class Ring Design to the Junior Class is a time-honored tradition at Virginia Tech! See the 2016 Ring unveiled at this special multi-media event. Fireworks on the Drillfield at 9 PM. FREE T-shirts!
Tue, Oct 14, 2014
7:00pm
3rd Hispanic Film Series at Virginia Tech - Movie/Film (Fralin Life Sciences Auditorium)
Zona Sur
Thu, Oct 16, 2014
7:00pm
"Migration in Contemporary Hispanic Cinema" - Academic (Fralin Auditorium)
Professor Tom Deveny, McDaniel College, will present a lecture titled "Migration in Contemporary Hispanic Cinema," in which he looks at film and immigration with a global perspective, examining emigration and immigration films from Spain, Mexico, Argentina, Central America, and the Hispanic Caribbean. Sponsors: Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Dean's Advisory Committee on International Initiatives, and Multicultural Programs and Services
Thu, Oct 16, 2014
7:00pm
Migration in Contemporary Hispanic Cinema - Academic (Fralin Auditorium)
Dr. Tom Deveny, McDaniel College
Fri, Oct 17, 2014
2:00pm
Presidential Installation: The Ceremony - Special Event (Burruss Hall Auditorium)
Attend the formal installation of Timothy D. Sands as the 16th president of Virginia Tech. Faculty and staff are invited to participate in the processional for the installation ceremony. Academic regalia is recommended but not required. Business attire is also appropriate. Arrive at the Chapel by 1:15 p.m for queuing and processional to Burruss Hall.
Sat, Oct 18, 2014
10:00am
American Indian Heritage Month Featured Event--Red Crooked Sky--American Indian Dance Troupe Performance - Diversity (Blacksburg Farmer's Market, 100 Draper Road Southwest, Blacksburg, VA)
In conjunction with the Blacksburg Farmer's Market, join us to celebrate American Indian Heritage Month through song and dance. The Red Crooked Sky is a collaborate mix of American Indians each promoting cultural awareness through traditional and contemporary dance. The troupe is based in Southeastern VA and represents an array of tribes, including Cherokee, Sioux, Pamunkey, Monacan and others. The hours for the Blacksburg Farmer's Market are 9am-2pm. The Red Crooked Sky will perform at 10am and 12pm. The Farmer's Market will be held, rain or shine. Please note that the rain location for the Red Crooked Sky's performance is the Graduate Life Center Auditorium.
Mon, Oct 20, 2014
7:00pm
Auditions for Revelations - Special Event (GLC Auditorium)
Audition for Revelations - a theatre reading to be performed at The Lyric Theatre for the 10th Annual Gay in Appalachia event. 'Revelations' weaves LGBT oral histories into a tapestry that highlights resiliency. The characters, whose names have been changed, talk to each other and the audience about being raised to be stubborn and independent as well as deeply religious and attached to the land.
Wed, Oct 22, 2014
7:00pm
Global Trade as if People Mattered Alternatives to Free Trade and Why We Should Care - Special Event (Holden Hall Auditorium)
Witness for Peace Southeast Fall 2014 Speakers' Tour is proud to introduce Julia Vallejos. Ms. Vallejos is General Manager and employee co-owner of Nueva Vida organic cotton apparel factory cooperative, in Nicaragua's worker-owned Masili Free Trade Zone. Sponsored by: Department of Sociology; Department of Management; Department of Apparel, Housing & Resource Management; College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences (DACll Committee); United States Against Sweatshops Local 124 @ VT; Coalition for Justice, Blacksburg.
Fri, Oct 31, 2014
7:30pm
Ninth Annual Band-A-Rama Benefit Spectacular - Music/Theatre/Dance (Burruss Auditorium)
Three bands, one great benefit! Each year, the Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble and Marching Virginians (in their only indoor concert of the year) join together for a great concert to benefit the music scholarship fund. It's fun for the whole family!
Tue, Nov 11, 2014
7:00pm
The U.S. and the Middle East: A Conversation with Faculty - Academic (Holden Auditorium)
Featuring: Carmen Gitre, History: Mapping Out the Middle East Ioannis Stivachtis, Political Science/International Studies: The Middle East in Post Cold-War Order Djavad Salehi-Isfahani, Economics: The Youth Dimension Daniel Breslau, Science and Technology in Society: Forgetting Palestine Bettina Koch, Political Science/ASPECT: Moderator Organized by the Middle East Working Group. Sponsored by the Institute for Society, Culture and Environment, the Departments of Economics, Government and international Affairs, History, Political Science, Science and Technology in Society, the International Studies and the ASPECT Program.
Thu, Nov 13, 2014
5:30pm
US Foreign Policy in Africa - Academic (Fralin Auditorium)
Linda Thomas-Greenfield, assistant secretary of state for the Bureau of African Affairs and former U.S. ambassador to Liberia, will discuss U.S. foreign policy in Africa. She will speak to the U.S. government's current strategy in Africa, addressing such concerns as infectious disease management, economic development, and food security. She will also tell stories from her 32 years of experience in the foreign service.
Thu, Nov 13, 2014
7:00pm
The Role of Media in the Reconciliation Process in the Context of Post War Sri Lanka - Academic (Fralin Auditorium)
Thursday, November 13, 2013. 7:00 PM, Fralin Auditorium (360 West Campus Drive). Dr. Ranjan CK Hettiarachchige is a senior lecturer at the Sri Palee campus of the University of Colombo and also the head of the Department of Mass Media. He obtained his BA from the University of Keleniya, Sri Lanka; his MA from the University of Poona, India; and his PhD from the University of Hiroshima, Japan. He is a certificate holder of Peace Studies from the City University- Hiroshima. His fields of interest are Linguistics, Communication studies and Cultural Studies. Currently he is engaged in research on language issues in communication, Media Research methodology, and Conflict Communication. This year he is studying at Virginia Tech as a Fulbright Scholar. For directions or more information, please call 540-231-2345 or email cpsvp@vt.edu
Thu, Nov 13, 2014
7:00pm
Conor Grennan - Special Event (Burruss Hall Auditorium)

Fri, Nov 14, 2014
11:30pm
Seminar: Peer Review of Teaching - with Dr. Peter Doolittle and Danielle Lusk of CIDER - Seminar/Conference (Fralin Auditorium)
Seminar: Peer Review of Teaching - with Dr. Peter Doolittle and Danielle Lusk. Where: Fralin Auditorium. When: Friday, November 14, 2014. 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (includes time for Q&A). Who: Anyone interested in the peer review process is welcome. Please come and go as your schedule allows! Brought to you by the CALS Committee on Academic Programs & Policies and the CALS Faculty Association Seminar description: Peer review of teaching is a vital part of maintaining the well-being of an academic institution, and it is also consistent with the processes and practices of scholarly activities in which faculty engage. Its core purpose is to improve the quality of the instructional enterprise while cultivating a culture of learning and instructional improvement. Peter and Danielle present thoughtful strategies and helpful suggestions for both the reviewer(s) and reviewee. Peter Doolittle is the Executive Director, Center for Instructional Development and Educational Research (CIDER), Assistant Provost for Teaching and Learning, and Professor, Educational Psychology, Department of Learning Sciences and Technologies. Danielle Lusk is an Assistant Director of CIDER, and heads up the peer review of teaching program. For more information, contact Holly Scoggins (perennials@vt.edu or 231-5783) or Andrew Nielson (231-8391 or andrewn@vt.edu)
Sat, Nov 15, 2014
11:00am
Virginia Tech Graduate Philosophy Conference - Seminar/Conference (Holden Auditorium )
The Virginia Tech Graduate Philosophy Conference this year is devoted to exploring pragmatic themes and method as well as the cross-section between pragmatism and other philosophical disciplines. The keynote speakers are Professor Robert Brandom of University of Pittsburgh and Professor Joseph C. Pitt of Virginia Tech.
Thu, Dec 4, 2014
2:00pm
Talk by animal welfare and autism expert Temple Grandin - Special Event (Virginia Bioinformatics Institute Auditorium)

Thu, Dec 4, 2014
3:30pm
James Yacone, assistant director of the FBI's Critical Incident Response Group, to speak - Corps (Burruss Hall)
As part of the Leaders in Action lecture series hosted each term by the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets and the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets Maj. Gen. W. Thomas Rice Center for Leader Development, James Yacone will speak to the entire corps on Thursday, Dec. 4. As the FBI's assistant director of the Critical Incident Response Group, Yacone oversees global critical incident response personnel and resources for crisis management, tactical operations, crisis negotiations, hostage rescue, weapons of mass destruction and improvised explosive device mitigation, intelligence, surveillance and aviation, behavioral and cyber threat assessments, active shooter response and special events management. His talk will take place at 3:30 p.m. in the Burruss Hall auditorium, located at 800 Drillfield Dr. This event is open to the public and no tickets are required.
Thu, Dec 4, 2014
6:45pm
Talk by animal welfare and autism expert Temple Grandin - Special Event (Goodwin Hall, Quillen Family Auditorium)

Thu, Dec 4, 2014
7:00pm
Where Do We Go Now? - Movie/Film (Fralin Life Sciences Auditorium)
Nadine Labaki's Where Do We Go Now? (Arabic with English Subtitles)
Fri, Dec 12, 2014
11:00am
Responding to Reports of Sexual Assault: Virginia Tech's Response - Administration (Burruss Hall Auditorium)
Recent headlines have brought attention to the ongoing problem of sexual violence on college campuses. Virginia Tech is not immune. Senior Vice President and Provost Mark McNamee will host a town hall meeting to offer information about the university's current approach to responding to reports of sexual violence. Details about remote access options are forthcoming. Individuals from the Division of Student Affairs, the Women's Center, the Virginia Tech Police Department, and Human Resources who are responsible for responding to reports will provide overview information and be available to answer questions. We welcome your participation in the discussion.
Thu, Jan 22, 2015
3:30pm
Poverty, Biology, and Health: Will the Circle Be Unbroken? - VTC (Fralin Life Science Institute Auditorium)
Drs. Sharon and Craig Ramey, professors and distinguished research scholars at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, will present two seminars as part of the Fourth Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Week Seminars.The Rameys knew Dr. King and have been highly involved nationally in promoting and addressing issues of health disparities and race in the United States. Drs. Ramey will present recent findings from their research on the intergenerational and lifelong effects of impoverished environments, and the extent to which systematic, theory-driven interventions can improve health outcomes. The Rameys will also discuss the search for biological and behavioral mechanisms responsible for perpetuating, as well as altering, the negative effects of poverty.
Fri, Jan 23, 2015
12:20pm
Fourth Annual Martin Luther King Week Seminar: "The Civil Rights of Health, Education, and Biology: MLK's Enduring Legacy" - Academic (VBI Auditorium)
Fourth Annual Martin Luther King Week Seminars Sponsored by the Diversity Committees of Biol. Sciences, Psychology, the College of Science, the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, and the PSYC, EEB and VTLSS Seminar Series Why is eliminating health and educational disparities a crucial goal for the future of our nation? After reviewing historical scientific findings about the impact of race and poverty on the life course, Drs. Sharon and Craig Ramey will propose a new national agenda that links education and health as the most compelling ways to overcome the entrenched inequities and health disparities that endure as a legacy of racism and classism. The Rameys will also discuss specific "actionable knowledge" that can form a basis for how the Virginia Tech community can become engaged at all levels.
Fri, Jan 23, 2015
12:20pm
The Civil Rights of Health, Education, and Biology: MLK's Enduring Legacy - VTC (Virginia Bioinformatics Institute Auditorium)
Drs. Sharon and Craig Ramey, professors and distinguished research scholars at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, will present two seminars as part of the Fourth Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Week Seminars. The Rameys knew Dr. King and have been highly involved nationally in promoting and addressing issues of health disparities and race in the United States. Why is eliminating health and educational disparities a crucial goal for the future of our nation? After reviewing historical scientific findings about the impact of race and poverty on the life course, Drs. Sharon and Craig Ramey will propose a new national agenda that links education and health as the most compelling ways to overcome the entrenched inequities and health disparities that endure as a legacy of racism and classism. The Rameys will also discuss specific actionable knowledge that can form a basis for how the Virginia Tech community can become engaged at all levels.
Mon, Jan 26, 2015
3:00pm
HNFE Graduate Seminar - Seminar/Conference (Frallin Auditorium)
Introduction to HNFE's graduate seminar series for spring semester.
Fri, Jan 30, 2015
1:00pm
Center for Gerontology Research Forum - Academic (Fralin Auditorium)

Mon, Feb 2, 2015
3:00pm
HNFE Graduate Seminar - Seminar/Conference (Frallin Auditorium)
Amy Yaroch, PhD (Executive Director, Gretchen Swanson Center for Nutrition, Omaha, NE) article discussion
Thu, Feb 5, 2015
3:30pm
Mechanical Engineering Distinguished Speaker Series - Seminar/Conference (Holden Auditorium)
Professor Kon-Well Wang of the University of Michigan will present: "Recent Advances in Adaptive Metastructures for Structural Dynamics Enhancement." Hosted by Prof. Lei Zuo The Spring 2015 Mechanical Engineering Distinguished Speaker Seminar Series brings reputable speakers to campus giving presentations of broad appeal in engineering research and will occur on the first Thursday of the month February - May.
Thu, Feb 5, 2015
7:30pm
VTU Presents: George Lopez - Special Event (Burruss Auditorium)
Need a laugh?! Come out to see George Lopez, a comedy legend! Doors open at 6:30 Show starts at 7:30 Ticket Info: Students:$20 Faculty/Staff:$25 Public:$30 Tickets will go on sale December 8th You must register at this link before buying tickets: http://www.studentcenters.vt.edu/tickets/events_and_tickets/index.html
Sat, Feb 7, 2015
7:00pm
COEXIST: A Documentary on Reconciliation and Community Healing in Rwanda - Movie/Film (Fralin Auditorium, West Campus Drive)
"Coexist" is a project that began with filmmaker Adam Mazo's first visit to Rwanda in 2006. The film documents the remarkable progress that many Rwandans have made in the 12 years since the genocide. Through this film and open discussions, Mazo and his team aspire to engage students in the U.S to build coexistence nationwide and globally. Mr. Mazo will be available after the screening of the hour-long film to engage in open discussion with the audience.
Fri, Feb 13, 2015
12:30pm
Center for Gerontology Forum - Academic (Fralin Auditorium)
Dr. Pamela B. Teaster will present "Victim, Allegation, and Investigation Characteristics Associated with Substantiated Reports of Sexual Abuse of Adults in Residential Care Settings"
Mon, Feb 16, 2015
3:00pm
HNFE Graduate Seminar - Seminar/Conference (Frallin Auditorium)
Joseph Skelton, MD (Associate Professor, Pediatrics, Gastroenterology, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC) article discussion
Thu, Feb 19, 2015
12:00pm
Staff Senate meeting - Administration (Virginia Bioinformatics Institute Auditorium)
Monthly meetings of the Staff Senate. Rodney Irvin, Director of Employee Relations will be speaking. All salaried and wage staff are invited to attend. Feel free to bring your lunch.
Mon, Feb 23, 2015
3:00pm
HNFE Graduate Seminar - Seminar/Conference (Frallin Auditorium)
Joseph Skelton, MD (Associate Professor, Pediatrics, Gastroenterology, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC) presents: "Attrition in Pediatric Weight Management"
Mon, Mar 2, 2015
3:00pm
HNFE Graduate Seminar - Seminar/Conference (Frallin Auditorium)
Deborah Good, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise, presents: "Effects of Body Weight and Exercise Levels on Academic Performance in a College Course"
Wed, Mar 4, 2015
7:00pm
The Space of Beauty - Arts (Hancock Hall Auditorium)
Ceramic artist Andrew Martin will be visiting Virginia Tech March 4-5, 2015. Please join us for Andrew's lecture, "The Space of Beauty," on March 4 at 7 PM in Hancock Hall Auditorium. The lecture is open to faculty, students, and the general public. Andrew will also be giving workshops at Art and Design Learning Center (ADLC). Special thanks to the School of Architecture + Design for working with SOVA to bringing Andrew Martin to the Virginia Tech campus. http://www.martinporcelain.com/Portfolio.html
Thu, Mar 5, 2015
3:30pm
Mechanical Engineering Distinguished Speaker Seminar Series - Seminar/Conference (Holden Auditorium)
Professor Alan Epstein of MIT and Pratt and Whitney will present: "Propulsion for the Next 30 Years of Commercial Aviation." Hosted by Professor Wing Ng The Spring 2015 Mechanical Engineering Distinguished Speaker Seminar Series brings reputable speakers to campus giving presentations of broad appeal in engineering research and will occur on the first Thursday of the month February - May.
Mon, Mar 16, 2015
3:00pm
HNFE Graduate Seminar - Seminar/Conference (Frallin Auditorium)
Chris Ward, PhD (Associate Professor, University of Maryland School of Nursing, Baltimore) article discussion
Tue, Mar 17, 2015
12:00pm
Feeding a Growing World - Diversity (Fralin Auditorium)
This Black History Month Program features Virginia Tech alumnus Phil Haynie III, a fifth generation black farmer who was recently recognized by the White House as a Champion of Change. Mr. Haynie will discuss how the agricultural community will feed 9 billion people in 2050. Mr. Haynie will also discuss his experiences as a black farmer, precision agriculture, the need for scientists and engineers in agriculture, and how to use a Virginia Tech education to serve the world. Contact: Tommy Amal tamal2@vt.edu Sponsor: College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Tue, Mar 17, 2015
3:30pm
Toward Sustainability: Bringing Ecology, Economics and Ethics Together - Seminar/Conference (VBI Auditorium)
Prof. Thanos Papanicolaou Civil & Environmental Engineering University of Tennessee
Thu, Mar 19, 2015
12:00pm
Staff Senate meeting - Administration (Virginia Bioinformatics Institute Auditorium)
Monthly meetings of the Staff Senate. Ellen Pummer, Assistant Provost for Faculty Affairs will be speaking. All salaried and wage staff are invited to attend. Feel free to bring your lunch.
Mon, Mar 23, 2015
3:00pm
HNFE Graduate Seminar - Seminar/Conference (Frallin Auditorium)
HNFE & CALS alumni winner presentation (TBD)
Wed, Mar 25, 2015
6:30pm
An Enslaved Woman and Her Dressmaker Daughter - Academic (Fralin Auditorium)
As a Fellow at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, Charlottesville, Virginia, and an Appalachian textile historian, Kathleen Curtis Wilson has been documenting, photographing, and writing about regional craft traditions for more than 25 years. This lecture will focus on the life and needlework skills of Elizabeth Morris Bolden, daughter of an enslaved woman in Warm Springs, Virginia. Because 19th century textiles with a known African American provenance are extremely rare in Appalachia, the existence of Elizabeth's handwork and photographs of the dressmaker that remain in the family-of-origin is an extraordinary discovery. Reception - 6:30pm Presentation - 7:00pm Sponsored by: The Department of Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management Appalachian Studies Program Women's and Gender Studies Program Gloria D. Smith Professorship The Virginia Tech Women and Minority Artist & Scholars Lecture Series
Thu, Mar 26, 2015
7:30pm
Cutchins Distinguished Lecture: Doris Kearns Goodwin - Special Event (Burruss Auditorium)
Renowned presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin will give Virginia Tech's Cutchins Distinguished Lecture, "Leadership Lessons from the White House." Goodwin will share stories, intimate insights, in-depth analysis, and illustrate the individual and universal qualities of great U.S. presidents that will continue to inspire future leaders. She first visited campus as a Cutchins Distinguished Speaker in 2007.
Mon, Mar 30, 2015
3:00pm
HNFE Graduate Seminar - Seminar/Conference (Frallin Auditorium)
Chris Ward, PhD (Associate Professor, University of Maryland School of Nursing, Baltimore) presents: "The microtubule network is a novel disease modifier in striated muscle"
Tue, Mar 31, 2015
2:00pm
Center for Gerontology Research Forum - Academic (Fralin Auditorium)
Anne Perriard, PhD Candidate, Sociology, from the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, will be discussing "Age Categorization and Employment Policies: The Construction of Dependence".
Tue, Mar 31, 2015
6:30pm
Celebrate Cesar Chavez - Academic (GLC Auditorium)
Free screening of the 2014 film Cesar Chavez on Tuesday, March 31 at 6:30 p.m. in the GLC Auditorium. A facilitated discussion will follow.
Thu, Apr 2, 2015
3:30pm
Mechanical Engineering Distinguished Speaker Seminar Series - Seminar/Conference (Holden Auditorium)
Dean Vijay Dhir of the University of California, Los Angeles will present: "Effect of Reduced Gravity on Nucleate Pool Boiling Heat Transfer." Hosted by Professor Srinath Ekkad The Spring 2015 Mechanical Engineering Distinguished Speaker Seminar Series brings reputable speakers to campus giving presentations of broad appeal in engineering research and will occur on the first Thursday of the month February - May.
Mon, Apr 6, 2015
3:00pm
HNFE Graduate Seminar - Seminar/Conference (Frallin Auditorium)
Article discussions of: Laura Herrero, PhD (Assistant professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, School of Pharmacy, University of Barcelona) and Brian Bennett, PhD (Assistant Professor, Department of Genetics, UNC-Chapel Hill; member of the Nutrition Research Institute, Kannapolis, NC)
Wed, Apr 8, 2015
5:30pm
CLAHS Alumni Diversity Panel - Diversity (Fralin Hall Auditorium)
The event will feature a panel of three recent alumni from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences who will be discussing their transition from being a student to professional careers. Panelists include, Film Director/Producer Chris Valdes, Freelance Photographer for the Washington Redskins, Jenae Green, and College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences Director of Recruitment and Career Development, Dr. Monica Kimbrell.
Wed, Apr 8, 2015
7:00pm
Pride Week Keynote Speaker & Panel on Creating Inclusive Learning Spaces - Diversity (Graduate Life Center Auditorium)
This is a two-part event from 7-9pm starting with Dr. Love's keynote on the experience of queer people of color in institutions like Tech followed by a faculty panel to discuss inclusive learning communities and organizations. "Angelic Troublemakers": Black Queer Identity and Social Justice 7pm Keynote Speaker - Bettina Love from the University of Georgia will be discussing the intersectionality work necessary to be queer and fighting for social justice. Through a Black queer identity matrix (Howard, 2014), Dr. Love will discuss how, when exploring and analyzing the struggles and success of communities of color, queer identity can be expanded as a framework to speak truth to power in the quest for equity and justice. "Inclusion and the Classroom" 8pm Faculty Panel - How can we encourage students to question perspectives outside their own? How can we create spaces within academic settings to discuss diversity and inclusion? Join Dr. Bettina Love and Virginia Tech faculty panelists Dr. Shelli Fowler, Dr. Marie Paretti, and Dr. Manuel Perez-Quinones in discussing how to deal with the challenges of incorporating social issues into a classroom dynamic. #InclusiveVT This event is intended for all members of the University community including undergraduate and graduate students, staff, and faculty, in addition to any and all folks from the surrounding NRV area! We look forward to seeing everyone there!
Mon, Apr 13, 2015
1:00pm
Toward a Sustainable Management of Agricultural Water Resources - Seminar/Conference (Fralin Auditorium)
Dr. Saleh Taghvaeian Oklahoma State University Extension Specialist in Water Resources Candidate for VT/BSE Faculty Position
Mon, Apr 13, 2015
3:00pm
HNFE Graduate Seminar - Seminar/Conference (Frallin Auditorium)
Laura Herrero, PhD (Assistant professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, School of Pharmacy, University of Barcelona) presents: "Enhancing fat burning power to fight against obesity and type 2 diabetes"
Fri, Apr 17, 2015
10:00am
Diversity in Engineering - Seminar/Conference (Goodwin Hall, Quillen Auditorium)
Steve Mollenkopf, chief executive officer of Qualcomm Inc.,will engage students in a discussion of the importance of diversity in engineering and innovation.
Fri, Apr 17, 2015
10:10am
Bradley Distinguished Lecture -- Steve Mollenkopf - Greater Washington DC Metro Area (Broadcast live to 900 N. Glebe Road, 2nd Floor Ballston Room, Arlington, VA 22314)
Steve Mollenkopf, chief executive officer of Qualcomm, and a graduate of Virginia Tech in electrical engineering ('92), will present the Bradley Distinguished Lecture on the importance of diversity in innovation. The lecture, taking place at Goodwin Hall, Quillen Family Auditorium in Blacksburg, will be broadcast live to the National Capital Region. Attendees in the NCR will have an opportunity to submit questions for the speaker. For more than 20 years, Mollenkopf has helped define and implement Qualcomm's strategy and technologies. During his tenure as president and chief operating officer, Qualcomm has become a leader in mobile technology, including computing, graphics, and multimedia. Mollenkopf also serves on the company's board of directors.
Mon, Apr 20, 2015
1:00pm
Improving Efficiency by Integrating Irrigation Scheduling Technologies - Seminar/Conference (Fralin Auditorium)
Stacia Davis, Ph.D., E.I.T. Louisiana State University Agricultural Center Assistant Professor Candidate for VT/BSE Faculty Position
Mon, Apr 20, 2015
3:00pm
HNFE Graduate Seminar - Seminar/Conference (Frallin Auditorium)
Brian Bennett, PhD (Assistant Professor, Department of Genetics, UNC-Chapel Hill; Member of the Nutrition Research Institute, Kannapolis, NC) presents: "Using system genetic approaches to understand gene x diet interactions"
Tue, Apr 21, 2015
7:00pm
Center for Gerontology Recognition Ceremony - Special Event (Fralin Auditorium)
Dr. Jill Suitor, Professor, Department of Sociology, Purdue University, will be our keynote speaker at the 19th Annual Recognition Ceremony for the Center for Gerontology. Dr. Suitor's address is entitled "Maybe Mom did Always Love You Best, but Does it Really Matter? Mothers' Favoritism and Dis-favoritism in Later-Life Families". Reception to follow.
Fri, Apr 24, 2015
7:00pm
African Student Association Presents Empire: A Night of African Royalty - Diversity (GLC Auditorium)
ASA Night is an annual cultural show that is centered around a theme that exemplifies the various cultural aspects of the different countries of Africa. This is done through narratives, music, dance, fashion shows and skits. This year, our theme is Empire: A Night of African Royalty. We're depicting 5 of the more prominent African kingdoms and having our members read narratives of these powerful Kings/Queens and acting out some of the important events in these respective kingdoms, while incorporating dances, poetry and music. This event is sponsored by the African Student Association, Black Student Alliance,Cranwell International Center and Multicultural Programs and Services.
Mon, Apr 27, 2015
3:00pm
HNFE Graduate Seminar - Seminar/Conference (Frallin Auditorium)
Ann Yaktine, PhD (Senior Program Officer Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences, Washington DC) article discussion
Tue, Apr 28, 2015
7:00pm
Creating a Kosher America: From Heinz Baked Beans to Nabisco Oreos - Diversity (Fralin Auditorium)
The Jewish dietary laws have had an enormous impact on major American food industries. Food writer, pickler, and entrepreneur Jeffrey Yoskowitz will give a public talk on the history of manufacturing kosher food in the United States. Sponsored by Dept. of Religion & Culture, Judaic Studies, Dept. of Food Science & Technology, Chabad, Hillel, & Jewish Student Union. ALL ARE WELCOME
Fri, May 1, 2015
7:00pm
Forum with Pres. Sands: The Public University in the 21st Century - Special Event (Goodwin Hall, Quillen Auditorium (Signature Engineering Building))
What challenges and opportunities lie ahead in higher education? Join the discussion! Featuring President Timothy Sands, with Professors Marc Edwards (Civil Engineering), Wat Hopkins (Communications) and Carol A. Mullen (Educational Leadership.
Mon, May 4, 2015
3:00pm
HNFE Graduate Seminar - Seminar/Conference (Frallin Auditorium)
Ann Yaktine, PhD (Senior Program Officer Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences, Washington DC) presentation
Tue, May 5, 2015
10:00am
Research and Extension/Outreach Opportunities in Agricultural Water Resources Management from Field to Regional Scale - Seminar/Conference (Fralin Auditorium)
Dr. Vivek Sharma University of Nebraska-Lincoln Postdoctoral Research Associate Candidate for VT/BSE Faculty Position
Thu, May 7, 2015
3:30pm
Mechanical Engineering Distinguished Speaker Seminar Series - Seminar/Conference (Holden Auditorium)
Professor Michael Todd of the University of California, San Diego will present: "A Bayesian Experimental Design Approach to Structural Health Monitoring with Specific Application to Ultrasonic Interrogation." Hosted by Professor Pablo Tarazaga The Spring 2015 Mechanical Engineering Distinguished Speaker Seminar Series brings reputable speakers to campus giving presentations of broad appeal in engineering research and will occur on the first Thursday of the month February - May.
Mon, Jun 1, 2015
10:30am
Efforts towards a better understanding of proper irrigation management in humid regions of the United States: Findings, pitfalls, and recommendations for where to go next - Seminar/Conference (Fralin Auditorium)
Mr. Robert L. Vick, Jr. North Carolina State University Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering Ph.D. candidate Candidate for VT/BSE Faculty Position Abstract Simply browse the headlines of your news provider of choice, and you will quickly be reminded of the real and present challenges of drought in the United States. Water management decisions have significant economic and environmental implications across the entire country, including the humid Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. Population growth in urban centers coupled with a desire for high value, visually appealing landscapes has substantially strained municipal water supplies, with landscape irrigation accounting for nearly one-third of all residential water use nationwide. At the same time, climate variability, extreme weather events, and volatile commodity prices have led to increased interest and investment in agricultural irrigation in parts of the US where dryland production has been the norm. Unfortunately, there is a common misunderstanding of how to properly manage such systems. Producers in humid regions may not depend on irrigation to the same degree as those in semi-arid to arid regions, but they do face different challenges to proper irrigation scheduling, namely rainfall. The issue in humid regions is not typically the quantity of annual rainfall, but rather the timing of it. This presentation will highlight research on improving both landscape and agricultural irrigation. The beginning will cover research conducted in the Catawba-Wateree River Basin in North and South Carolina on the water conservation potential of smart irrigation technologies, particularly highlighting the difficulties of implementing new control technologies on existing irrigation systems and strategies for overcoming them. Next, the focus will shift to two studies on scheduling and controlling irrigation of two of North Carolina's most important agricultural crops, sweet potatoes and field corn. Both studies relied upon the use of remotely monitored soil-moisture sensors (accessible via the internet) for irrigation scheduling, with the latter incorporating crop growth stage predictions and short-term weather forecasts into the irrigation decision process. Concluding remarks will highlight major findings and suggestions for further research in optimizing the use of our finite water resources. A mock extension presentation will follow on the fundamentals of irrigation scheduling in humid regions.
Wed, Jun 24, 2015
4:00pm
LISA Statistics Short Course: Designing Experiments - Academic (Fralin Auditorium)
LISA SHORT COURSES IN STATISTICS LISA (Virginia Tech's Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis) is providing a series of evening short courses to help graduate students use statistics in their research. The focus of these two-hour courses is on teaching practical statistical techniques for analyzing or collecting data. See www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=short_courses for instructions on how to REGISTER and to learn more. Summer 2015 Schedule: Wednesday, June 24: Designing Experiments; Wednesday, July 1: Basics of R; Wednesday, July 8: Generalized Linear Models (GLMs) and Categorical Data Analysis (CDA); Wednesday, July 15: Graphics in R; Wednesday, July 22: Multivariate Clustering in R; Wednesday, July 29: Sample Size Calculations; Wednesday, August 5: Using mixed effects models to quantify dependency among repeated measures; Wednesday, June 24, 4:00-6:00 pm; Location: Fralin Auditorium; Instructor: Tom Metzger; Title: Designing Experiments; Well-designed experiments can help researchers of all disciplines obtain results that are informative, efficient, and easy to analyze. Open-source data sets (through Minitab) will be utilized to demonstrate several useful techniques, designs, and methods of analysis for use in a variety of subjects. Researchers and students from all departments and levels of statistical experience are welcome. Course Topics The Designing Experiments Short Course will focus on the following key topics: 1) Basics of observational studies and experiments: correlation, causation, and variation 2) Fundamental principles of experimental design: randomization, replication, and blocking 3) Common experimental designs and their analyses: one-way and two-way layouts, randomized block design, ANOVA, and split plot design Follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/Statistical.collaboration) or Twitter (www.twitter.com/LISA_VT) to be the first to know about LISA events!
Wed, Jul 8, 2015
5:30pm
"Virginia Way" Forward - Special Event (Fralin Auditorium)
This Roundtable event is co-hosted by Virginia FREE (Foundation for Research and Economic Education) and Virginia Tech's School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) and will be held on the Virginia Tech campus in Fralin Auditorium in the Fralin Life Science Institute, 360 West Campus Drive, on July 8 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. The Roundtable will be facilitated by Chris Saxman, Executive Directory of Virginia FREE and participants include: * Ron Rordam, Mayor of Blacksburg * William Fralin, President, MFA and former member of the Virginia House of Delegates * Dr. Charles Steger, Virginia Tech's Global Forum on Urban and Regional Resilience and the 15th President of Virginia Tech * Professor Karen Hult, Chair of the Center for Public Administration and Policy in SPIA, and Professor of Political Science. Virginia Senator John Edwards, representing District 21, and Senate Candidate for District 21, Dr. Nancy Dye, will provide a few opening comments before the Roundtable begins. Following the Roundtable discussion, there will be questions from the audience. Drawing from business, educational and political leadership in and around the Blacksburg and Roanoke regions, the goal of the Roundtable is to hold a robust discussion about the "Virginia Way," how it is manifest past and present, and aspirations/expectations for governance in the state that can guide the discussion moving forward. Through representation of experience and priorities of leaders from the region, the goal is articulating accountable standards of governing excellence over the long term. Please RSVP to: John Murray at johnbmurrayva@gmail.com or https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-virginia-way-forward-tickets-17486802497
Wed, Aug 5, 2015
4:00pm
LISA Statistics Short Course: Using mixed effects models to quantify dependency among repeated measures - Academic (Fralin Auditorium)
LISA SHORT COURSES IN STATISTICS LISA (Virginia Tech's Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis) is providing a series of evening short courses to help graduate students use statistics in their research. The focus of these two-hour courses is on teaching practical statistical techniques for analyzing or collecting data. See www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=short_courses for instructions on how to REGISTER and to learn more. Summer 2015 Schedule: Wednesday, June 24: Designing Experiments; Wednesday, July 1: Basics of R; Wednesday, July 8: Generalized Linear Models (GLMs) and Categorical Data Analysis (CDA); Wednesday, July 15: Graphics in R; Wednesday, July 22: Multivariate Clustering in R; Wednesday, July 29: Sample Size Calculations; Wednesday, August 5: Using mixed effects models to quantify dependency among repeated measures; Wednesday, August 5, 4:00-6:00 pm; Location: Fralin Auditorium; Instructor: Dr. Chris Franck; Title: Using mixed effects models to quantify dependency among repeated measures; Data may exhibit dependencies for many reasons. If a patient's medical condition is measured across several time points, it seems unlikely that these measurements are totally unrelated. Educational studies may survey several students in the same classroom, and those students may perform similarly due to the common elements of their training. If the river level is higher than average today, there is a good chance that it will be higher than average tomorrow as well. How does one properly account for such dependencies when analyzing data? Most basic statistical techniques assume independence among data points. Data do not depend on one another if knowledge of one data point's outcome would not influence the outcome of another point prior to observation. However, many common study designs violate the assumption of independence. By statistically accounting for dependencies among data points, the researcher can enrich their understanding and more effectively quantify observed uncertainty in their study. This short course will describe mixed effects models, which are a member of the broader class of hierarchical models. The course will use data from a study of white blood cell percentages among children with HIV, and another that longitudinally follows maple trees over time. Upon completing the course, attendees will (a) be able to describe a mixed effects model including specification of fixed and random effects, (b) describe variance components and intraclass correlation, (c) implement software to fit mixed effects models, and (d) qualitatively contextualize the results of this analytic approach. Links: www.stat.columbia.edu/~gelman/arm/ www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/sites/default/files/images/CD4-percentages-SC.png Follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/Statistical.collaboration) or Twitter (www.twitter.com/LISA_VT) to be the first to know about LISA events!
Thu, Aug 20, 2015
9:00pm
Hokie Hi Welcome - Movie on the Drillfield - Movie/Film (Drillfield)
Students are invited to come out to the Drillfield for a night under the stars. Don't forget lawn chairs and blankets for the movie, Pitch Perfect 2. Rain location is Burruss Auditorium.
Fri, Aug 21, 2015
9:00am
New Graduate Student Orientation - Special Event (GLC Auditorium)
The Graduate School offers this short orientation program for new graduate students to assist with the transition into graduate school. Program highlights include: - expectations for graduate education at Virginia Tech - information about the resources that will help you succeed from start to finish - Graduate Honor System and standards of academic integrity - panel discussion with current graduate students about academics and campus life - welcome center and information fair. Light breakfast refreshments will be served 8:30-9:00 in the lobby and the Multipurpose Room. Registration is requested.
Fri, Aug 21, 2015
7:00pm
Hokie Hi Welcome - Hypnotist Doug MacCraw - Special Event (Burruss Auditorium )
Comedy hypnotist Doug MacCraw entertains, amazes and captivates audiences across the United States, Canada and Europe with his unique show. Colleges and university audiences confirm this is hilarious, top-notch interactive entertainment.
Mon, Sep 14, 2015
11:00am
Seminar: New Insights into the Cellulolytic Systems of Filamentous Fungi - Academic (Fralin Auditorium)
Professor Makoto Yoshida, a visiting professor from Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology in Japan, will discuss techniques for isolation of, and new findings about, extracellular redox enzymes produced in the course of lignocellulose depolymerization by unique biodegradation fungi. Dr. Yoshida is on sabbatical leave currently with Professor Barry Goodell (SBIO) at Virginia Tech and is available for discussion outside of the seminar by contacting ymakoto@cc.tuat.ac.jp or goodell@vt.edu.
Mon, Sep 14, 2015
3:00pm
HNFE Seminar - Seminar/Conference (Frallin Auditorium)
Steven Malin Assistant Professor, Curry School of Education, UVA "Individual responsiveness to exercise for glycemic control in adults at risk for type 2 diabetes"
Tue, Sep 15, 2015
7:00pm
4th Annual Hispanic Film Series @ VT - Movie/Film (Fralin Life Sciences Auditorium)
Paradise (Paraiso) Childhood sweethearts Carmen & Alfredo live a life of quiet bliss in Satelite, a sleepy suburb outside of Mexico City. When Alfredo is offered a promotion, the lovebirds make the move into the bustling metropolis. It's a rude awakening for Carmen, who until now has not really worried about the fact this she & Alfredo are both overweight. After overhearing gossip about their bodies at a company party, she decides tht it is time to swap donuts for salads, & urges Alfredo to join her in a lwight-loss program. But when only one of them actually starts to slim down, a rift emeres in their relationship.
Wed, Sep 16, 2015
7:00pm
Lars Lerup at the School of Architecture + Design - College of Architecture and Urban Studies (Hancock 100)
Lars Lerup at the School of Architecture+Design Lecture Wednesday, September 16, 7 PM, Hancock 100 Talk Thursday, September 17, 10 AM, Cowgill 300 Lars Lerup will lecture at the School of Architecture+Design on Wednesday, September 16, at 7:00 PM, in Hancock Hall auditorium. His lecture, The Polycentric City: urbanism in the 21st century, will focus on research detailed in his new book on the Houston cityscape, One Million Acres & No Zoning (Architectural Association, 2011). Professor Lerup will return the following day, Thursday, September 17, at 10:00 AM, to Cowgill Hall 300, to give a talk about his furniture designs entitled: room with chair: object oriented materialism.
Thu, Sep 17, 2015
10:00am
Lars Lerup at the School of Architecture + Design - College of Architecture and Urban Studies (300 Cowgill Hall)
Lars Lerup at the School of Architecture+Design Lecture Wednesday, September 16, 7 PM, Hancock 100 Talk Thursday, September 17, 10 AM, Cowgill 300 Lars Lerup will lecture at the School of Architecture+Design on Wednesday, September 16, at 7:00 PM, in Hancock Hall auditorium. His lecture, The Polycentric City: urbanism in the 21st century, will focus on research detailed in his new book on the Houston cityscape, One Million Acres & No Zoning (Architectural Association, 2011). Professor Lerup will return the following day, Thursday, September 17, at 10:00 AM, to Cowgill Hall 300, to give a talk about his furniture designs entitled: room with chair: object oriented materialism.
Sun, Sep 20, 2015
Landscape Architecture Program hosts Exhibition of Professional and Student Award Winning Projects - Special Event (Cowgill Hall Lobby)
The Landscape Architecture Program and ASLA-VT (student professional organization) is hosting an exhibition of the 2015 VA ASLA Professional and Student Awards in Cowgill Lobby. 22 projects are recognized for their exemplary general design, planning and analysis, research and communication, and community service. A reception honoring the winners will be held in Cowgill Lobby, Friday September 17th from 6 to 6:45. The reception precedes a keynote lecture in Hancock Auditorium by Pete O'Shea, O'Shea Wilson Siteworks, one of the awards program honorees.
Tue, Sep 22, 2015
7:00pm
The Crow's Nest (Malacrianza) - Movie/Film (Fralin Life Sciences Auditorium)
The first fiction film from El Salvador to be produced since 1969 and the first ever to see a worldwide release.
Mon, Sep 28, 2015
3:00pm
HNFE Seminar - Seminar/Conference (Frallin Auditorium)
Julie Dunsmore Associate Professor, Psychology, Virginia Tech "Parent and Child Beliefs in Relation to Pediatric Obesity"
Tue, Sep 29, 2015
3:30pm
"Is this all you got?" - Seminar/Conference (VBI Auditorium)
Dr. Marybeth Lima Cliff & Nancy Spanier Alumni Professor Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering Louisiana State University In this seminar, Dr. Lima will tell the story of The LSU Community Playground Project, in which college students collaborate with the students, staff, and administration at local public elementary schools to develop "dream playground" designs intended to capture "the soul of the community."
Tue, Sep 29, 2015
7:00pm
Bajari: Gypsy Barcelona - Movie/Film (Fralin Life Sciences Auditorium)
As believed by the Gypsies, Flamenco cannot be learned in a dance school or by reading music. It is lived within the home; it is created at the bar; its artistry is perfected on the street corner. Bajari goes to all those places, following in the steps of its two main subjects: Karime and Juanito. The young bailaora (flamenco dancer) Karime Amaya is working with some of the most talents up-and-coming musicians and dancers to create a show that blends the Gypsy Flamenco tradition with Barcelona's Rumba tradition. Little 5-year old Juanito Manzano takes his first steps to dance in the show and earn his flamenco boots, despite kidney problems and against his parents' wishes. Their adventures and experiences become a journey of discovery of this living tradition and create and intimate portrait of how flamenco's legacy is kept alive within Barcelona's tight-knit Gypsy community. A must see documentary for music and dance lovers, Bajari: Gypsy Barcelona is a private window into the intimate world of this vibrant and living art form.
Wed, Sep 30, 2015
7:00pm
It always Begins with Ordinary Things - Special Event (Hancock Auditorium)
Internationally renowned landscape architect, educator, and designer Laurie Olin of Olin Partnership in Philadelphia is coming to Blacksburg to share thoughts and inspirations on design beginnings and processes. Olin is the founding partner of the landscape architecture and urban design firm OLIN. The firm received the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award for Landscape Design in 2008, and in 2010 was on the winning team in the competition to design the new United States Embassy in London with architects KieranTimberlake. Olin is a John Simon Guggenheim Fellow, an American Academy of Rome Fellow, an honorary member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the 1999 Wyck-Strickland Award recipient, and a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). Olin won the Rome Prize in Landscape Architecture in 1972, was the recipient of the 1998 Award in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and was recently inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Olin was a speaker in the Spotlight on Design Lecture Series at the National Building Museum in 2003. In 1994 he was elected into the National Academy of Design. In 2013 he was presented with the prestigious National Medal of Arts by President Obama. Awarded by the National Endowment for the Arts, it is the highest honor given to artists by the US Government.
Fri, Oct 2, 2015
7:30pm
10th Annual Band-A-Rama Spectacular - Music/Theatre/Dance (Burruss Auditorium )
Join the VirginiaTech Jazz Ensemble, Symphonic Wind Ensemble, and The Marching Virginians for an evening of musical excitement.
Tue, Oct 6, 2015
7:00pm
The Facilitator (El Faciltador) - Movie/Film (Fralin Life Sciences Auditorium)
A political thriller about human rights. The Faciltator is one of the most successful films to come out from Ecuador in the last few years. When Miguel, a successful businessman finds out about his illness, he asks his estranged daughter Elena to come back to Ecuador. She complies, but keeps a cold and distant relationship with him, opting for spending most of her time with friends, between drugs and alcohol. After a close call with the law, Miguel sends her to spend some time with her grandfather at the family's estate. In this nostalgic house that bring up so any memories and nightmares, Elens meets her childhood friend Galo, who now promotes water access rights for the indigenous community. Elena is compelled by their way of life and gets involved with the political organization of the community. When the nightmares intensify, Elena starts digging behind the reports of the car accident that supposedly killed her mother. Elena will gradually understand that among family secrets, crimes, corruption, and dark perversions commitment and beauty can emerge.
Tue, Oct 6, 2015
8:00pm
Class of 2017 Ring Premiere and Fireworks - Special Event (Burruss Hall Auditorium)
The class ring at Virginia Tech is celebrating over 100 years of tradition! Revealing the Class Ring Design to the Junior Class is a time-honored tradition at Virginia Tech! See the 2017 Ring unveiled at this special multi-media event. Fireworks on the Drillfield at 9 PM. FREE T-shirts!
Thu, Oct 8, 2015
5:30pm
Victimization among LGBTQ College Students in the Rural South: Strategies for Coping and Resiliency - Diversity (Fralin Auditorium, 360 West Campus Drive)
Laura Agnich is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Georgia Southern University. In addition to her research on sexual violence and intimate partner violence among college students and vulnerable populations, her funded projects include an examination of international school mass violence incidents and a study of active shooter event training among police in rural areas. She works with anti-sexual assault and dating violence programs, teaches incarcerated students in a women's prison, and advises the Mock Mediation Club at Georgia Southern University, which teaches conflict resolution strategies and peer mediation to at-risk K-12 students in rural Georgia.
Mon, Oct 12, 2015
3:00pm
HNFE Seminar - Seminar/Conference (Frallin Auditorium)
David Mack from the Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Institute at the Univ. of Washington presents: Dystrophin-deficient iPSC-derived cardiomyocytes: a new tool for drug discovery.
Tue, Oct 13, 2015
3:30pm
"From bedforms to basins: Upscaling hyporheic exchange to understand connectivity in large river networks" - Seminar/Conference (VBI Auditorium)
Dr. Jesus D. Gomez-Velez Assistant Professor of Hydrology Department of Earth & Environmental Science New Mexico Tech
Tue, Oct 13, 2015
7:00pm
Open Cage (Los Banistas) - Movie/Film (Fralin Life Sciences Auditorium)
Open Cage takes a subtle and ultimately hopeful look into one of society's mayor issues: the abandonment to its youth and senior populations. Among those affected when the economy collapses are rebel teenager Flavia and her elderly and grumpy neighbor Martin. Outside the building there is a camp of protesters among whom human values still govern coexistence. However, its members have a serious problem; the need a shower. Flavia, Martin, and their neighbors down the street will learn to relate to each other , not only to survive the crisis, but to rediscover the meaning of their lives. Juan Carlos Colombo as Martin and Sofia Espinosa as Flavia, carry the film with incredible chemistry. With Open Cage, Max Zunino proposes an optimistic solution to a conflict that may appear hard to solve, but that may be lessened by calling on small individual changes that allow us to get along better with others.
Wed, Oct 14, 2015
7:00pm
Visiting Writers Series Presents Allison Joseph & Jon Tribble - Special Event (190 Goodwin Hall, Quillen Family Auditorium)
Poets Allison Joseph & Jon Tribble will give a presentation of their works. Please see the link provided for more information.
Tue, Oct 20, 2015
5:00pm
World Statistics Day Celebration: Envisioning the 21st Century Global Land Grant University to Build Research Capacity in Developing Countries - Special Event (Goodwin Hall Auditorium)
LISA (Virginia Tech's Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis) announces the LISA 2020 Program helps scientists, government officials, businesses, and NGOs discover local solutions to local problems by applying statistics and data science. The LISA 2020 goal is to build a global network of 20 statistical collaboration laboratories in developing countries by 2020. This event is intended to announce the LISA 2020 Program to the Virginia Tech and local community and to celebrate the success the program has had thus far. Following the presentation a reception will be held in Goodwin Hall Atrium.
Wed, Oct 21, 2015
7:30am
Flu Vaccine Clinic: VBI - Special Event (VBI, Auditorium Foyer)
Flu Vaccine Clinic at VBI in the auditorium foyer. Vaccination is free for all benefited employees. Employees without benefits and students may receive a flu shot at a reduced fee of $21. Online registration is required. To register please go to http://www.training.vt.edu
Wed, Oct 21, 2015
10:00am
Film and Phenomenology - Movie/Film (Fralin Life Sciences Auditorium)
Filming the Buenos Aires Cafe: Memory and Community in Bolivia and Bar, el Chino Amanda Holmes, McGill University
Wed, Oct 21, 2015
4:00pm
Film and Phenomenology - Movie/Film (Fralin Life Sciences Auditorium)
"Cold in the tropics: sensorial landscapes in Agua fria de mar by Paz Fabrega" Daniel Quiros, Lafayette College
Wed, Oct 21, 2015
5:30pm
Film and Phenomenology - Movie/Film (Fralin Life Sciences Auditorium)
"Affecting Desires: The Politics of the Female Body in Mexican Neoliberal Cinema" Ignacio M. Sanchez Prade, Washington University in St. Louis
Thu, Oct 22, 2015
9:30am
Film and Phenomenology - Movie/Film (Fralin Life Sciences Auditorium)
"Low Intensity Necropolitics: Slow Violence & the Cinematic Representation of Latin American Migrant Bodies" Adrian Periz Melgosa, Stony Brook University
Thu, Oct 22, 2015
11:00am
Film and Phenomenology - Movie/Film (Fralin Life Sciences Auditorium)
"Between Love and Money: Free-Market Epistemologies of Affect" Dierdra Reber, Emory University
Fri, Oct 23, 2015
11:00am
Fall Research Forum - Seminar/Conference (Fralin Auditorium)
Dr. Judith Warren, Professor, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present "Texas Grow! Eat! Go!" Using Family-focused Garden, Nutrition and Physical Activities to Prevent Childhood Obesity Preliminary Outcomes-Combined Cohorts.
Mon, Oct 26, 2015
1:30pm
HNFE Seminar - Seminar/Conference (VBI Auditorium)
Michael Joyner Professor of Anesthesiology, Mayo Clinic "Chasing Mendel and thinking about personalized medicine"
Tue, Oct 27, 2015
7:00pm
A General Model of Elites: The Contemporary U.S. and Elite Resilience after the 2007-2009 Financial Crisis - Academic (Fralin Auditorium, 360 West Campus Drive)
Murray Milner, Jr. is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the University of Virginia and is currently Senior Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture. His most recent book is Elites: A General Mode (Polity Press, 2015) which proposes a model of the common patterns of cooperation and conflict between different types of elites and between elites and non-elites, and then uses the model to analyze ancient India, Classical Athens, and the contemporary United States.
Wed, Oct 28, 2015
7:00pm
Forgotten Four Documentary Screening - Movie/Film (GLC Auditorium)
"Forgotten Four: The Integration of Pro Football" tells the little know story of the men's hardships and triumphs through the recollections of their families and those who have researched these pioneers. A panel discussion will follow the 50-minute documentary. The panel will include the film's producer Wesley Smith, Kevin Jones, Robyn Jones, and Ellington Graces. It will be facilitated by Frank Shushok.
Thu, Oct 29, 2015
3:30pm
P. Srirama Rao - Research and Innovation at Virginia Tech: Vision and Strategies for the Future - Research (Virginia Bioinformatics Institute auditorium)

Thu, Oct 29, 2015
7:00pm
STEP UP, Speak Up Film Screening: "A Requiem for Syrian Refugees" - Movie/Film (GLC Auditorium)
Join VT Engage's STEP UP student leaders for a film screening of "A Requiem for Syrian Refugees" in the GLC auditorium at 7pm. "Requiem" is a powerful documentary that conveys a personal image of the daily lives and feelings of Syrian refugees. Following the screening, a Q&A will be held with director Richard Wolf. This event is free and no RSVP is required. This screening is part of the Common Book Activities and sponsored by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
Tue, Nov 3, 2015
3:30pm
Engineering Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans cells for biochemical production using electricity and CO2 - Seminar/Conference (VBI Auditorium)
Dr. Scott Banta Professor Department of Chemical Engineering Columbia University
Wed, Nov 4, 2015
7:00pm
Mock Rock - Special Event (Burruss Hall Auditorium )
Come out to this fun-filled philanthropy event where participating organizations put on a 2-4 minute dance/lip sync and compete to win! All are welcome to come. All proceeds from this event will go directly to the Women's Resource Center of the New River Valley. Doors open at 6:30
Thu, Nov 5, 2015
7:00pm
Eric Greitens, author of The Heart and the Fist - Special Event (Burruss Hall Auditorium)
Eric Greitens, a former Navy SEAL, best-selling author, and candidate for the governor of Missouri, will visit Virginia Tech to discuss his life, part of which is detailed in this book, "The Heart and the Fist," Virginia Tech's 2015-16 Common Book. Greitens will give a presentation at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, in the auditorium of Burruss Hall located at 800 Drillfield Drive. The event is open to the pubic and the university community. Following the talk, Greitens will hold a book signing. No Videos No individual photos with the author
Thu, Nov 5, 2015
7:00pm
First Light Documentary Viewing & Discussion - Diversity (Fralin Auditorium)
Join the Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention to view Children of the Dawn documentary and a discussion with Adam Mazo afterwards.
Mon, Nov 9, 2015
4:00pm
Protecting America from Weapons of Mass Destruction - Academic (McBryde Hall 100 Auditorium)
Please join Ken Myers '92, Director of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) as he talks about his experiences leading the most important Department of Defense organization you've probably never heard of. DTRA is tasked with protecting the US and its allies from weapons of mass destruction. It is powered by over 2000 biomedical engineers, chemists, microbiologist, nuclear physicists, logisticians, accountants and more. Mr. Myers' presentation will focus on DTRA's role in removing and destroying chemical weapons from hostile Syrian territory. His comments will reflect his experience with Congressional appropriations, US foreign policy, and arms control. For more information, please see http://www.vtmag.vt.edu/sum15/ken-myers.html Sponsors: The Middle East Working Group (MEWG), The Institute for Society, Culture & Environment (ISCE), and the departments of Political Science & International Studies (PSCI/IS), Economics (ECON), History (HIST), Religion & Culture (RLCL) and Science & Technology in Society (STS).
Thu, Nov 12, 2015
7:00pm
STEP UP Girl's Education Film & Discussion - Movie/Film (Fralin Auditorium)
Join VT Engage's STEP UP Student leaders at 7pm in Fralin Auditorium for a film screening and discussion on girl's education. No RSVP is required.
Fri, Nov 13, 2015
4:00pm
Beyond 'The Wire' Why Poverty Endures in West Baltimore - Special Event (Holden Auditorium)
Please join Dr. Patricia Fernandez-Kelly on her lecture on, "Beyond 'The Wire' Why Poverty Endures in West Baltimore". Dr. Fernandez-Kelly will be speaking about poverty and the criminalization of African Americans in West Baltimore.In addition, Dr. Fernandez-Kelly's research on Baltimore honors the life and career of former Gloria D. Smith professor, Hayward "Woody" Farrar. Also, her ethnographic approach to documenting the lives of poor/working-class African Americans (published in her 2015 book, The Hero's Fight) offers an interesting parallel to Alice Goffman's On the Run -- a book that has received a great deal of attention from sociologists and ethnographers). Sponsored by the Gloria D. Smith Professorship in conjunction with the Africana Studies and Women's and Gender Studies programs, and the Department of Sociology
Mon, Nov 16, 2015
3:00pm
HNFE Seminar - Seminar/Conference (Frallin Auditorium)
John Kirwin Department of Pathobiology, Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland Clinic "Type 2 Diabetes - Targeting B-Cell Function with Exercise and Bariatric Surgery"
Wed, Nov 18, 2015
7:00pm
STEP UP War on Drugs Film & Discussion - Movie/Film (Fralin Auditorium)
Join VT Engage's STEP UP student leaders at 7pm in Fralin Auditorium for a film screening and discussion on the war on drugs. For more information, contact student leaders Shelby (shelby18@vt.edu) and Jacob (ljacob7@vt.edu).
Mon, Dec 7, 2015
3:00pm
HNFE Seminar - Seminar/Conference (Frallin Auditorium)
Jeff Katula Associate Professor, Department of Health and Exercise Science, Wake Forest University
Thu, Jan 21, 2016
3:30pm
Dissecting the Molecular Mechanisms of Vocal Learning and Spoken Language: A Personal Journey from a Diversity Perspective - Special Event (Virginia Bioinformatics Institute Auditorium)
Erich Jarvis, associate professor of Neurobiology at Duke University, will present discoveries that his group has made on understanding brain mechanisms of a complex trait, vocal learning, and how cultural influences and diversity impacted those discoveries.
Mon, Jan 25, 2016
3:30pm
The Psychosocial Benefits and Challenges of Racial/Ethnic Diversity in Urban Middle Schools - Special Event (Virginia Bioinformatics Institute Auditorium)
CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER. The event will be rescheduled later this semester. Sandra Graham, professor of human development and psychology at UCLA and the University of California presidential chair in education and diversity, will present at this event.
Thu, Jan 28, 2016
7:00pm
The Flint Water Crisis - Special Event (Quillen Auditorium, Goodwin Hall)
A talk by Virginia Tech's FlintWaterStudy team led by Marc Edwards. Flint, MI is currently in a state of emergency because of unsafe drinking water and a resulting increase in childhood lead poisoning caused by a bad policy decision to save money. Combining citizen science, laboratory experimentation, investigative reporting and social media, and backed by a National Science Foundation grant, the team of students and faculty pulled off an unprecendented scientific "relief effort" that helped expose a widespread lead-in-water problem and galvanized local, state, and federal efforts to protect Flint families and provide them safe drinking water. The event is free and open to the public and will be live streamed at www.vt.edu. Sponsored by the College of Engineering and Charles E. Via, Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
Sat, Jan 30, 2016
8:00am
Virginia Tech Beef Cattle Health Conference - Seminar/Conference (Litton-Reaves Auditorium, Virginia Tech)
The Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech and Virginia Cooperative Extension are hosting the Virginia Tech Beef Cattle Health Conference on Saturday, Jan. 30, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The conference includes lectures and demonstrations to provide beef cattle producers with strategies to protect the health of their herds. Attendance will meet the requirement for beef quality assurance recertification for those already certified in the Virginia Beef Quality Assurance program. Follow the "more information" link below for conference details and registration information.
Mon, Feb 8, 2016
3:00pm
What does science have to do with business? - Seminar/Conference (Frallin Auditorium)
Dr. Stephanie Goodwin, PhD, Manager Specialized Adult Nutrition, Medical and Scientific Affairs Nutricia, North America
Wed, Feb 17, 2016
7:00pm
Pin Points, Inc. and the Black Organizations Council presents: The Meeting - Diversity (Graduate Life Center Auditorium)
What would have happened if Malcolm X and Martin Luther King had met extensively before they were both assassinated? This play presents the human side of the two human rights icons. Behind closed doors, you will witness a Martin who spits angry words, a Malcolm who cries quietly, and two grown men who sometimes play like kids. This award-winning drama gives factual, but surprising, information about these leaders, their relentless wit and humor, their unwavering commitment to human rights, and the times.
Sat, Feb 20, 2016
7:00pm
Chinese New Year Festival Gala - Special Event (Burruss Hall Auditorium)
Come celebrate the Chinese New Year with VT-ACSS! ACSS is the largest campus organization with 2000 undergraduates, graduate students, visiting scholars, faculty and staff members. Free admission and free gifts! See photos from the Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration held last October: http://www.acss.org.vt.edu/news/201510032317.htm
Mon, Feb 22, 2016
3:00pm
Regenerative Medicine for Degenerative Muscle Diseases - Seminar/Conference (Frallin Auditorium)
Dr. Martin Childers, D.O., Ph.D. Professor, Rehabilitation Medicine Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine University of Washington
Fri, Feb 26, 2016
3:30pm
Center for Gerontology Spring Research Forum - Research (Biocomplexity Institute Auditorium)
Dr. Christine Fruhauf, Associate Professor & Director, HDFS Extension, Colorado State University will present "Building Partnerships to Support Your Scholarship: Just Say No!" Come learn about communicating your goals and passion to individuals and communities in an effort to develop and maintain key partnerships. Dr. Fruhauf will also share with you how to be selective in such partnerships and the importance of saying no to opportunities that may not support your vision.
Fri, Feb 26, 2016
7:00pm
Black History Month Bowl - Diversity (Graduate Life Center (GLC) Auditorium)
Come participate in the Black History Month Bowl, a game show-styled event with students as participants! Join the Black Student Alliance as we promote our motto of edu-tainment, education of Black history and culture through entertainment for the Virginia Tech community.
Tue, Mar 1, 2016
3:30pm
Linking hillslope scale hydrologic flow paths to soil morphology - Seminar/Conference (Biocomplexity Institute Auditorium (formerly VBI))
Dr. Kevin McGuire Associate Professor Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation Associate Director Virginia Water Resources Research Center Virginia Tech
Mon, Mar 14, 2016
3:00pm
The Politics of Food Security: Consequences of Scale, Language, and History - Seminar/Conference (Frallin Auditorium)
Saul Halfon, PhD Associate Professor Department of Science and Technology in Society Virginia Tech
Wed, Mar 23, 2016
9:30am
Women in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences: Career Paths and Experiences Panel - Diversity (Fralin Auditorium )
Join us for an interactive discussion with several leading women in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Virginia Tech. Topics will include paths to success, overcoming challenges, and the diverse career opportunities available in the fields of agriculture and life sciences. Panelists include: Meredith Steele, CSES Samantha Harden, HNFE Renee Boyer, FST Elizabeth Gilbert, Animal and Poultry Science Inga Haugen, Library Sonia Ehivet, Plant Pathology, Physiology and Weed Science Kim Niewolny, Ag Leadership and Community Education Kelli Scott, ANR Extension Agent, Montgomery County Rebecca Cockrum, Dairy Science Holly Scoggins, Horticulture
Wed, Mar 30, 2016
7:00pm
Take Back the Night Rally and March - Special Event (Henderson Lawn across from Lyric Theatre (Rain Location: Graduate Life Center Auditorium))
This 27th annual rally and march raises awareness of gender-based violence, shares resources available locally, and gives individuals tools to help create positive change. Enjoy pre-rally music at 6:30 pm; the rally begins at 7 pm. People of all genders and ages are encouraged to participate, either as individuals or as part of a group, in the rally and march through Virginia Tech and Downtown Blacksburg. Organizations are invited to bring signs or a group banner. Raise your voice to help lessen violence in our community. Together we'll Take Back the Night!
Wed, Mar 30, 2016
7:00pm
Take Back the Night Rally and March - Special Event (Henderson Lawn across from Lyric Theatre (Rain Location: Graduate Life Center Auditorium))
This 28th annual rally and march raises awareness of gender-based violence, shares resources available locally, and gives individuals tools to help create positive change. Enjoy pre-rally music at 6:30 pm; the rally begins at 7 pm. People of all genders and ages are encouraged to participate, either as individuals or as part of a group, in the rally and march through Virginia Tech and Downtown Blacksburg. Organizations are invited to bring signs or a group banner. Raise your voice to help lessen violence in our community. Together we'll Take Back the Night!
Wed, Apr 6, 2016
6:00pm
Inventing Your Future Through Your Personal & Professional Brand - Special Event (Fralin Auditorium)
Learn from a panel of experts in the field how to best present yourself in the 21st century.
Thu, Apr 7, 2016
7:00pm
Pathways to Healthy Aging: Risks, Resources and Resilience - Special Event (Fralin Auditorium)

Mon, Apr 11, 2016
3:00pm
HNFE Seminar: A Journey from Exercise Physiology to Clinical Science in the Medical Device Industry - Seminar/Conference (Frallin Auditorium)

Tue, Apr 12, 2016
3:30pm
Beyond Nature: Engineering Microbial Factories for Sustainable Chemicals - Seminar/Conference (Biocomplexity Institute Auditorium (formerly VBI))
Dr. Kechun Zhang Assistant Professor Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Dept. University of Minnesota
Wed, Apr 13, 2016
7:00pm
Jewish Cultural Month-Tikkun Olam: Repairing the World - Diversity (Graduate Life Center Auditorium)
The Hebrew phrase, tikkun olam, means repairing the world. In modern Jewish circles, tikkun olam has become synonymous with the notion of social action and the pursuit of social justice. The phrase is used when discussing issues of social policy, insuring a safeguard to those who may be at a disadvantage. Humanity's responsibility to change, improve and fix its earthly surroundings is powerful. It implies that each person has a hand in working toward the betterment of their own existence as well as the lives of future generations. More simply, it is important for Jews to participate in repairing the world by participating in tzedakah and g'milut hasadim. Without their stake in the improvement of their environment, injustice and evil will continue to exist.
Thu, Apr 14, 2016
7:00pm
Jewish Cultural Month-Amy Gottlieb, The Beautiful Possible: A Novel - Diversity (Fralin Hall Auditorium)
Author Amy Gottlieb will read from her new novel, The Beautiful Possible, and discuss her process of writing Jewish historical fiction. Spanning seventy years and several continents, The Beautiful Possible follows a postwar love triangle between an American rabbi, his wife, and a German-Jewish refugee.
Thu, Apr 14, 2016
7:00pm
Amy Gottlieb - The Beautiful Possible - Academic (Fralin Auditorium)
Author Amy Gottlieb will read from her debut novel, The Beautiful Possible, and discuss her process of writing Jewish historical fiction. Spanning seventy years and several continents, The Beautiful Possible follows a postwar love triangle between an American rabbi, his wife, and a German-Jewish refugee. Sponsored by the Malcolm and Diane Rosenberg Program in Judaic Studies in the Department of Religion and Culture.
Mon, Apr 18, 2016
3:00pm
Role of Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress in Obesity-Related Vascular Dysfunction - Seminar/Conference (Frallin Auditorium)
Chris Gentile, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Food Science and Human Nutrition Colorado State University
Mon, Apr 18, 2016
5:30pm
NSEP Keynote Address by Richard Clarke - Special Event (Inn at Virginia Tech, Holtzman Alumni Auditorium)
The Hume Center is honored to bring Mr. Richard Clarke to campus as part of our annual SAIC National Security Education Program Colloquium on National Security. Mr. Clarke, the CEO of Good Harbor Security Risk Management, served for 10 continuous years as a White House official, is a former Assistant Secretary of State, and is the bestselling author of "Against All Enemies" and "Cyber War: The Next Threat to National Security and What to Do About It". Mr. Clarke will deliver the colloquium keynote address. His address is open to all in the Virginia Tech community.
Thu, Apr 21, 2016
7:00pm
Cyberstalking and the Electronic Leash: The Intrusive Use of Technology in Romantic Relationships: a lecture by Catherine Marcum - Academic (Fralin Auditorium, 360 West Campus Drive)
Dr. Catherine Marcum is an Associate Professor of Justice Studies and the Criminal Justice Curriculum Coordinator at Appalachian State University. Winner of numerous teaching and research awards, including Springer's Outstanding Article Award, her areas of teaching and research are Corrections, Cybercrime, and Victimization Issues. Some of her recent publications include a study of identity theft behavior by high school students, the sexting behavior of juveniles, routine cell phone activity and sex victimization, the victim/offender overlap in cyberbullying, and cyberstalking in the United States. She is currently the Director-at-Large to the Southern Criminal Justice association and Associate Editor of Corrections: Policy, Practice and Research. This lecture is the first in a series on Cybercrime and Cybercontrol, sponsored by the Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention. Speakers will discuss the commission of cybercrime, victimization by cybercrime, and the use of technologies in the control and prevention of crime.
Mon, Apr 25, 2016
3:00pm
Nutrigenetics-science and practice - Seminar/Conference (Frallin Auditorium)
Martin Kohlmeier, M.D., Ph.D. Research Professor Department of Nutrition Director, NRI Nutrigenetics Laboratory Nutrition Research Institute University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Tue, Apr 26, 2016
6:00pm
GMOs and You: A Science-Based Panel Discussion on Genetically Modified Organisms - Special Event (Litton Reaves Hall Main Auditorium 1670)
Come listen to experts discuss topics on GMOs affects on your health! Find out what the social and economic implications are to labeling GMOs, the effects on small businesses, and environmental impacts such as biodiversity! Free Food and Drinks will be provided!
Wed, May 11, 2016
7:00pm
International Student Achievement Ceremony - Special Event (Graduate Life Center Auditorium)
A celebration of achievement ceremony for undergraduate and graduate international students. Each student who participates will receive a stole they are able to wear during the university's commencement. A reception will be held immediately following the ceremony.
Thu, May 12, 2016
9:00am
Donning of the Kente Ceremony - Special Event (Graduate Life Center Auditorium)
The 43rd semi-annual Donning of the Kente Ceremony for students graduating in the spring of 2016 will be held on Thursday, May 12, at 9 a.m. in the Graduate Life Center Auditorium. A reception for graduates and guests will be held in the Graduate Life Center Multipurpose Room immediately following the ceremony.
Mon, Aug 29, 2016
3:00pm
HNFE Seminar - Sphingolipid biology and insulin resistance: Novel insights from the cow and human - Seminar/Conference (Frallin Auditorium)
J. W. McFadden, PhD Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Intercollegiate Biochemistry Program West Virginia University "Sphingolipid biology and insulin resistance: Novel insights from the cow and human"
Mon, Sep 19, 2016
3:00pm
HNFE Seminar: Homeostatic responses to amino acid insufficiency - Seminar/Conference (Frallin Auditorium)
Tracy Anthony, PhD Associate Professor of Nutritional Sciences Department of Nutritional Sciences School of Environmental and Biological Sciences Rutgers University "Homeostatic responses to amino acid insufficiency"
Tue, Sep 20, 2016
7:00pm
Through Feminist Eyes - Seminar/Conference (Fralin Auditorium)
Kait Boyle: Labeling and Reporting Rape on College Campuses: Interactional, Institutional Barriers and Feminist Solutions This presentation will cover a range of issues related to the ways in which college students do and do not label sexual victimization "rape" and report to law enforcement. For instance, women are less likely to label experiences "rape" and report the crime when they do not match cultural stereotypes about violent stranger rape; a relationship with the perpetrator and fear of retaliation also deter reporting. I discuss a variety of social, cultural, and legal factors that serve as barriers to seeking justice and how feminist mobilization and policy--like Take Back the Night and the Campus SaVE Act--aim to ameliorate these issues.
Wed, Sep 21, 2016
7:00pm
Arabic Film Night - Music/Theatre/Dance (Fralin Life Sciences Auditorium)
The film portrays the predicament of 11 year old Wadjda, a Saudi Arabian girl who loves riding bikes, but who must deal with the social taboos associated with riding a bike as a female. Wadjda must also face the challenge of raising the funds necessary to purchase the bike of her choice. We accompany the resilient and resourceful Wadjda, as she perseveres at making her dream come true. Directed by female director Haifaa al-Mansour, the film artfullly elucidates Arab girls and women's savvy navigation of cultural norms and their empowerment in challenging some of these norms from within the fabric of their society.
Wed, Sep 21, 2016
8:00pm
Nick Cannon's Wild 'n Out Homecoming Laugh Riot - Special Event (Burruss Auditorium )
The Black Student Alliance at Virginia Tech welcomes actor and comedian Nick Cannon and special guests from MTV's Wild 'N Out to Virginia Tech. Wild 'N Out is a competitive improv comedy show created and hosted by Nick Cannon that currently airs on MTV. The show features two teams that compete against one another in a series of games that culminate in a comedic freestyle rap battle. Points are awarded for favorably delivered punch lines, though in the end, the points do not matter. Virginia Tech students must present a valid Hokie Passport with ticket for admission to the show. All tickets are available through the Student Engagement and Campus Life Ticket Office located in the Squires Student Center or online here: http://www.campuslife.vt.edu/tickets/events_and_tickets/index.html
Thu, Sep 22, 2016
7:00pm
Hunter Hayes with Ryan Lafferty Homecoming Concert - Special Event (Burruss Auditorium)
The Virginia Tech Union will welcome country singer Hunter Hayes for this year's homecoming concert. The show will also feature Ryan Lafferty as its opening act. Hunter Hayes is a five-time Grammy nominee whose platinum-selling, self-titled debut album reached No. 1 on music charts. With three No. 1 singles, Hayes released a special three-disc collection of new music via streaming and digital platforms. Titled "The 21 Project," this collection includes seven acoustic, seven studio, and seven live features. West Virginia native Ryan Lafferty's 2016 EP "The Half of It" has more than two million streams on Spotify, with a full-length album expected this year. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Virginia Tech students must present a valid Hokie Passport with ticket for admission to the show. All tickets are available through the Student Engagement and Campus Life Ticket Office, located in the Squires Student Center or online.
Fri, Sep 23, 2016
2:00pm
Open Forum with Menah Pratt-Clarke - Academic (Holden Hall Auditorium)
Join the VT chapter of the American Association for University Professors (AAUP) for an interactive discussion with one of our newest Vice Presidents. Learn about current initiatives. Ask questions. Share your views.
Tue, Sep 27, 2016
7:00pm
5th Hispanic Film - Music/Theatre/Dance (Fralin Life Sciences Auditorium)
3 Bellezas (VENEZUELA) Screening of award-winning films from the Spanish-speaking world to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month
Thu, Sep 29, 2016
7:00pm
Special Premiere Screening of the Documentary " Olancho" - Special Event (GLC - Auditorium)
Premiere Special Showing of Olancho: the story of the most lawless province in Honduras with VT Alumnus Chris ValdesA speaker event and special showing of Olancho; a powerful new documentary from director/producer and VT alumnus Christopher Valdes and co-director/producer Ted Griswold. A reception with the artist will follow the screening. Valdes will discuss his enlightening and thrilling experiences in Honduras, the process of making the film and his personal journey of reconnecting with his Latino roots. Chris Valdes and co-producer/director Ted Griswald will participate in the screening and speaker event.
Mon, Oct 3, 2016
3:00pm
HNFE Seminar: Inhibition of triglyceride synthesis in metabolic disease and science career opportunities in the pharmaceutical industry - Seminar/Conference (Frallin Auditorium)
Renee Commerford, PhD Clinical Scientist Genentech Inhibition of triglyceride synthesis in metabolic disease and science career opportunities in the pharmaceutical industry
Tue, Oct 4, 2016
7:00pm
5th Hispanic Film - Music/Theatre/Dance (Fralin Life Sciences Auditorium)
Aqui y alla (Mexico) Screening of award-winning films from the Spanish-speaking world to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month
Tue, Oct 4, 2016
8:00pm
Class of 2018 Ring Premiere and Fireworks - Special Event (Burruss Hall Auditorium)
The class ring at Virginia Tech is celebrating over 100 years of tradition! Revealing the Class Ring Design to the Junior Class is a time-honored tradition at Virginia Tech! See the 2018 Ring unveiled at this special multi-media event. Fireworks on the Drillfield at 9 PM. FREE T-shirts!
Thu, Oct 6, 2016
6:30pm
Two French Short Movies - Music/Theatre/Dance (Fralin Life Sciences Auditorium)
Award-Winning French Film Director Hugo Chesnard (In French with English subtitles) L'hiver est proche La France qui se leve tot
Tue, Oct 11, 2016
7:00pm
5th Hispanic Film - Music/Theatre/Dance (Fralin Life Sciences Auditorium)
El pais del miedo (SPAIN) Screening of award-winning films from the Spanish-speaking world to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month
Wed, Oct 12, 2016
4:00pm
The Impact of Protestant Evangelism on Religious, Psychosocial, and Economic Outcomes: A Randomized Experiment in the Philippines - Seminar/Conference (Holden Auditorium)
Dr. Dean Karlan is affiliated with Yale University. His webpage at Yale University is http://karlan.yale.edu/. This is one in a series of seminars offered by the Department of Economics during the academic year.
Thu, Oct 13, 2016
7:30pm
Flu Vaccination Clinic - Administration (Biocomplexity Institute, auditorium foyer)
Registration is encouraged for the flu vaccination clinics; however, walk-ins are welcome.
Mon, Oct 17, 2016
3:00pm
HNFE Seminar: Resist-Diabetes: translating a theory-based approach for maintaining resistance training in older adults with prediabetes into practice - Seminar/Conference (Frallin Auditorium)
Richard Winett, PhD Hellig Meyers Professor Department of Psychology, Virginia Tech Resist-Diabetes: translating a theory-based approach for maintaining resistance training in older adults with prediabetes into practice
Tue, Oct 18, 2016
7:00pm
5th Hispanic Film - Music/Theatre/Dance (Fralin Life Sciences Auditorium)
Ixcanul (GUATEMALA) Screening of award-winning films from the Spanish-speaking world to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month
Wed, Oct 19, 2016
7:00pm
Through Feminist Eyes - Seminar/Conference (Fralin Auditorium)
Vinodh Venkatesh: "Adding the L to LGBTQ: Reflections on Same-Sex Desire in the Latin American Screen". This paper traces the representation of lesbian desire and identities in Latin American cinema. After reflecting on local theorizations of lesbianism across Spanish-speaking America, I examine how a series of directors have attempted to broach this topic in films from the 70s to the present day, focusing on the narrative tropes they develop and their techniques of representation.
Tue, Oct 25, 2016
7:00pm
5th Hispanic Film - Music/Theatre/Dance (Fralin Life Sciences Auditorium)
Pequenas mentiras piadosas (CUBA, SPAIN) Screening of award-winning films from the Spanish-speaking world to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month
Thu, Oct 27, 2016
10:30am
The Politics of Carbon Pricing: lessons from the past two decades - Seminar/Conference (Fralin Auditorium (102 Fralin))
Dr. Barry Rabe is the J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Professor at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan, where he directs the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP). He is also a non-resident senior fellow in the Governance Studies Program of the Brookings Institution. This talk draws from his research on climate policy formation and implementation in the United States and internationally, including a recent appointment as Public Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Dr. Rabe will give two talks in Fralin Auditorium; the first talk will be Thursday morning and second will be Friday morning. MAIN TALK (Thursday): The Politics of Carbon Pricing: Lessons from the Past Two Decades UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH TALK (Friday) Shale Play Politics in the Era of Fracking
Fri, Oct 28, 2016
10:30am
Shale Play Politics in the Era of Fracking - Seminar/Conference (Fralin Auditorium (102 Fralin))
Dr. Barry Rabe is the J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Professor at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan, where he directs the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP). He is also a non-resident senior fellow in the Governance Studies Program of the Brookings Institution. This talk draws from his research on climate policy formation and implementation in the United States and internationally, including a recent appointment as Public Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Dr. Rabe will give two talks in Fralin Auditorium. The first talk will be on Thursday; the second talk will be on Friday. MAIN TALK (Thursday): The Politics of Carbon Pricing: Lessons from the Past Two Decades UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH TALK (Friday): Shale Play Politics in the Era of Fracking
Thu, Nov 3, 2016
3:30pm
Author Gary Williams to speak - Corps (Burruss Auditorium)
Gary Williams, author of the book "SEAL of Honor: Operation Red Wings and the Life of Lt. Michael Murphy, USN" (the true story behind the motion picture "Lone Survivor") will be the guest speaker for the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets' Medal of Honor Legacy seminar with the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge, part of the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation. Williams will discuss the history of the Medal of Honor and highlight Virginia Tech's recipients. The community is invited to attend. The front section of Burruss Auditorium will be reserved for the cadets.
Fri, Nov 4, 2016
2:00pm
Open forum with Theresa Mayer - Academic (Holden Hall Auditorium)
Vice President of Research and Innovation For all VT faculty and researchers, including students. Learn about current research initiatives at VT. Ask questions, share concerns. Sponsored by the VT chapter of the american Association of University Professors (AAUP)
Fri, Nov 4, 2016
2:00pm
Open Forum with Theresa Mayer - Academic (Holden Hall Auditorium)
Join the VT chapter of the American Association for University Professors (AAUP) for an interactive discussion with our Vice President of Research and Innovation. Learn about current initiatives. Ask questions. Share your views.
Wed, Nov 9, 2016
7:00pm
Arabic Film Night - Movie/Film (Frail Life Sciences Auditorium (at VT))
Directed by Amer Shomali and Paul Cowan, The Wanted 18 tells the story of a Palestinian town whose residents purchase 18 cows and start producing their own milk, locally, during the First Intifada. The collective endeavor enables the town's residents to enjoy "Intifada milk" and assert their self-autonomy. Soon afterwards, the Israeli military declares the cows a "threat to the security of Israel" and embarks on an elaborate hunt for the "wanted 18." Employing a mix of cinematic technique including animation, interviews, and real footage, the film presents and innovative approach to articulating non-violent resistance.
Fri, Nov 11, 2016
6:00pm
11th Annual Band-A-Rama Spectacular - Music/Theatre/Dance (Burruss Auditorium)
Join the Jazz Ensembles, Wind Ensemble, and The Marching Virginians for an evening of musical excitement in their annual benefit concert. A special treat will be a new piece based on traditional Virginia Tech tunes by faculty member Jim Sochinski.
Tue, Nov 15, 2016
7:00pm
Through Feminist Eyes - Seminar/Conference (Fralin Auditorium)
Rebecca Hester, Assistant Professor of Science and Technology in Society, will present "Death by Policy: Gender, Migration, and State-Sanctioned Violence in the Case of Latin American Migrants in the United States."
Wed, Nov 16, 2016
6:00pm
Film Screening: "If These Halls Could Talk" - with Lee Mun Wah - Movie/Film (Graduate Life Center auditorium)
This film screening is part of the Unfinished Conversation with Master Diversity Trainer Lee Mun Wah, a series of events taking place on November 16. Lee Mun Wah is an internationally renowned Chinese-American documentary filmmaker, author, poet, folkteller, educator, community therapist, and master diversity trainer. He is the director of "The Color of Fear," a documentary about a group of men discussing racism in the United States. Registration for this event is highly encouraged: https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_88JzDHpZ9eJTFEp. Sponsors of the event are: InclusiveVT, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, Women and Minority Artists and Scholars Lecture Series, and School of Education.
Mon, Nov 28, 2016
3:00pm
HNFE Seminar: Fight against liver fibrosis: a potential role of astaxanthin in the prevention and therapy for liver fibrosis - Seminar/Conference (Frallin Auditorium)
Ji-Young Lee, PhD, FAHA Associate Professor Department of Nutritional Science College of Agricultural, Health, and Natural Resources University of Connecticut "Fight against liver fibrosis: a potential role of astaxanthin in the prevention and therapy for liver fibrosis"
Mon, Dec 5, 2016
3:00pm
HNFE Seminar: The regulation of protein metabolism in pre-clinical models of disuse and aging - Seminar/Conference (Frallin Auditorium)
Sue Bodine, PhD Professor Department of Physiology and Membrane Biology UC Davis School of Medicine "The regulation of protein metabolism in pre-clinical models of disuse and aging"
Wed, Jan 18, 2017
7:00pm
Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Keynote, Opal Tometi - Diversity (Graduate Life Center Auditorium )
A dedicated activist working at the intersection of racial justice and immigrant rights for more than a decade, Opal Tometi was incensed by the 2013 acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin- and inspired to take action. Starting the twitter hastag #BlackLivesMatter, Tometi (with Alicia Garza and Patrisse Cullors), promted activisim nationwide and introduced the banner under which this generation's civil rights movement marches. An established immigration rights advocate and community organizer, Tometi's passionate interest stems from experience as the child of Nigerian immigrants. Recognized as a rising leader in the movement, she was named a "New Civil Rights Leader" by the Los Angeles Times for her work building movements that bridge immigrant and human rights initiatives to the ever-growing black liberation movement. Tometi and her fellow Black Lives Matter co-founders were honored with inclusion on 2015's The Root's Top 100 List for the movement's social and political impact. In 2016, in recognition of their contributions to human rights, the Black Lives Matter co-founders received BET's Black Girls Rock Community Change Agent Award, and were recognized among the world's 50 greatest leaders by Fortune and POLITICO magazines. As the Executive Director at the Black Alliance for Justice Immigration, Tometi is at the helm of the country's leading black organization for immigrant rights, steering initiatives including the first Congressional briefing on black immigrants. She has also presented at the United Nations and has participated with the UN's Global Forum on Migration and Commission on the Status of Women.
Mon, Jan 30, 2017
3:00pm
HNFE Seminar: School Nutrition: Progress, Politics, and Possibilities - Seminar/Conference (Frallin Auditorium)
Jessica Black, RD, MPH presents School Nutrition: Progress, Politics, and Possibilities.
Tue, Feb 7, 2017
2:00pm
Executive Insight - An Interview with Jack Freedman - Academic (Fralin Hall Auditorium)
Jack Freedman, Chief Operating Officer for YM, Inc., an omni channel retailer for Mandee and Annie Sez apparel companies, will share his industry and career insights in a question and answer session with Dean Elizabeth Spiller, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. Jack graduated from Virginia Tech and has worked in the fashion industry since 1983.
Thu, Feb 23, 2017
7:30pm
Naomi J. Halas: Steam Generation - Seminar/Conference (190 Goodwin Hall, Quillen Auditorium)
The J. Mark Sower Distinguished Lecture Series in the College of Science at Virginia Tech continues with Naomi J. Halas, Stanley C. Moore Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering and Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, and Astronomy at Rice University. Halas will discuss 'Solar Steam Generation and Applications,' focusing on a class of nanoparticles can convert a broad spectrum of sunlight to instantly vaporize water and create steam. Halas is the second of five speakers for the 2017 run of speakers within within the J. Mark Sower Distinguished Lecture Series.
Mon, Feb 27, 2017
3:00pm
HNFE Seminar: Improbable Restitution: Using genetics to develop therapeutics for peripheral vascular disease - Seminar/Conference (Frallin Auditorium)
Joe McClung, East Carolina University Department of Physiology / Brody School of Medicine Improbable Restitution: Using genetics to develop therapeutics for peripheral vascular disease
Tue, Mar 14, 2017
6:30pm
Master Plan Town Hall Meeting - Administration (Burruss Hall auditorium)
Employees and community members are invited to attend a short presentation and breakout sessions.
Mon, Mar 20, 2017
3:00pm
Reflections on a 35 year journey at Virginia Tech: obesity and sports nutrition to active transportation - Seminar/Conference (Frallin Auditorium)
HNFE Graduate Seminar: HNFE Professor Janet Rankin presents: Reflections on a 35 year journey at Virginia Tech: Obesity and Sports Nutrition to Active Transportation
Sat, Apr 1, 2017
5:00pm
FASA at VT's 29th Annual Culture Night: Paglalakbay, The Journey - Diversity (Burruss Hall Auditorium)
The Filipino American Student Association at Virginia Tech proudly presents its 29th Annual Culture Night! Join us as we showcase and pay tribute to our Filipino culture through a show that includes traditional Filipino dances, modern choreography, music, acting and a fashion show!
Thu, Apr 6, 2017
7:30pm
Cutchins Distinguished Lecture - Special Event (Burruss Auditorium)
Douglas Brinkley, a professor of history at Rice University, bestselling author, and presidential historian for CNN, will give the Cutchins Distinguished Lecture at Virginia Tech. The event is free and open to the public. No tickets are required. If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Robin Atkins at 540-231-9457 or atkinsrw@vt.edu during regular business hours at least 10 days before the event. The Cutchins Distinguished Lecture is sponsored by the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets, the Maj. Gen. W. Thomas Rice Center for Leader Development, and the Pamplin College of Business. The lecture also is held in celebration of Founders Day.
Fri, Apr 7, 2017
3:00pm
G.V. Loganathan Distinguished Lecture - Academic (Hancock Auditorium)
Dr. David R. Maidment will be presenting a lecture titled "National Water Model of the United States." He is the Hussein M. Alharthy Centennial Chair in Civil Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin and is a specialist in surface water hydrology and in the development of water resource information systems.
Mon, Apr 10, 2017
3:00pm
HNFE Seminar: Effects of aging, obesity, and exercise on skeletal muscle mitochondria - Seminar/Conference (Frallin Auditorium)
Bret Goodpaster is the director of the Exercise Metabolism Core and senior investigator at the Translational Research Institute for Metabolism and Diabetes. He is also a professor in the Integrative Metabolism Program at the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute. He presents: Effects of aging, obesity, and exercise on skeletal muscle mitochondria
Wed, Apr 19, 2017
10:00am
Healing Collaborations: Caregivers and Artists Working Together - Arts (Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, 6th floor auditorium 1906 Belleview Avenue Southeast, Roanoke, V)
Free; registration required. For more information and to register, visit healingcollaborations.eventbrite.com For artists and healthcare workers; explore the application of the arts to caregiving in this open workshop. Inspired to provide caregivers with a creative outlet for the stresses of their profession while cultivating greater communication and understanding, Suzanne Costello and Stuart Pimsler of Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater developed their program, Caring for the Caregiver. Since its inception, SPDT has presented these programs throughout the United States, Canada, Israel, Russia, Taiwan, Bermuda, and Mexico. The participants from across the globe represent a broad cross-section of the healthcare community, including physicians, nurses, medical students, hospice staff, social workers, therapists, counselors, and home healthcare providers. By exploring the power of touch and movement to help people communicate and connect with others, these workshops seek to foster stronger relationships and understanding among teams of staff members as well as between caregivers and their patients. Through the integration of movement and voice, memories and stories, participants explore ways to express feelings associated with their profession. Caregivers are encouraged to share their personal stories and reflections on how they provide support in their daily work. Together they explore a series of improvisational movement and writing exercises at their own level of skill and comfort. No prior movement experience is required. Please wear comfortable clothing.
Thu, Apr 20, 2017
3:30pm
Corps of Cadets Military Awards Ceremony - Corps (Burruss Auditorium)
The Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets, the university ROTC units, and various military and veterans organizations will present awards to recognize the outstanding effort of more than 150 cadets. Among the awards is the Beverly S. Parrish Award, also known as the Gold Cord, which is presented each year to the top company in the Corps. The highly competitive honor is based on the academic performance o the unit, its recruiting efforts, cadet retention, discipline, room and inspection standards, and drill performance.
Mon, Apr 24, 2017
3:00pm
HNFE Seminar: Nudging risky decision making - Seminar/Conference (Frallin Auditorium)
Sheryl Ball, Virginia Tech Department of Economics Nudging risky decision making
Tue, Apr 25, 2017
11:30am
Diversity in Agriculture and Life Sciences Panel Discussion - Diversity (Fralin Auditorium and Atrium)
Join us for a conversation with Virginia State Secretary of Agriculture, Dr. Basil Gooden Virginia Tech Professor Emeritus, Dr. Randolph Grayson and CALS Outstanding Alumna, Ms. Anh Tran 11:30 am - Networking and light refreshments 12:00 - 1:00 pm - Panel discussion with esteemed panelists
Tue, Apr 25, 2017
7:00pm
Family Caregiving: Health Effects, Treatments, and Policy - Special Event (Fralin Auditorium)
Please join us for the Center for Gerontology 21st Annual Recognition and Awards Celebration. Our keynote speaker this year will be Richard Schulz, Ph.D., Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry, Director of Gerontology, and Associate Director of the Aging Institute of UPMC Senior Services, at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Schulz has focused on social-psychological aspects of aging, including the impact of disabling late life disease on patients and their families.
Mon, May 1, 2017
3:00pm
HNFE Graduate Seminar: Progress in the Discovery and Development of Novel Treatments for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis - Seminar/Conference (Frallin Auditorium)
Eva Chin Director, Pharmacology at Cytokinetics presents: Progress in the discovery and development of novel treatments for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Tue, May 9, 2017
4:00pm
From Finding Nemo to Finding Patents: Natural history as inspiration for science and art - Special Event (Quillen Family Auditorium, Goodwin Hall)
Biomechanist Adam P. Summers is credited as the "fabulous fish guy" at the end of Pixar's "Finding Nemo." He was the scientific advisor for that film and its sequel, "Finding Dory," as well as the Keohane Distinguished Professor at the University of Washington. At this public lecture, Summers will share his insights on the intersection of science and art.
Thu, May 11, 2017
9:00am
Spring 2017 International Student Achievement Ceremony - Diversity (Graduate Life Center Auditorium)
Initiated in Spring 2016, the International Student Achievement Ceremony serves as a celebration of achievement for undergraduate and graduate international students. This ceremony highlights the important contributions that international students make throughout the Virginia Tech community and provides graduating students with a positive and rewarding experience that recognizes them for their hard work and dedication in completing their degree program while also navigating many unique challenges faced by international students.
Thu, Jul 27, 2017
9:00am
OURVT Summer Research Conference - Seminar/Conference (Goodwin Hall Atrium and Auditorium)

Tue, Sep 5, 2017
6:30pm
Student Understanding the Code Sessions - Seminar/Conference (Graduate Life Center Auditorium)

Wed, Sep 6, 2017
6:30pm
Student Understanding the Code Sessions - Seminar/Conference (Graduate Life Center Auditorium)

Thu, Sep 7, 2017
6:30pm
Student Understanding the Code Sessions - Seminar/Conference (Graduate Life Center Auditorium)

Fri, Sep 8, 2017
6:30pm
Student Understanding the Code Sessions - Seminar/Conference (Graduate Life Center Auditorium)

Tue, Sep 12, 2017
7:15pm
6th Annual Hispanic Film Series @ VT - Movie/Film (Frail Life Sciences Auditorium)
7 BOXES (PARAGUAY) It's Friday night in Asuncion, Paraguay, and the temperature is sweltering. Victor, a 17 year old wheelbarrow delivery boy, dreams of fame and owning a fancy TV set from the infamous Mercado 4. He's offered a chance to deliver seven boxes with unknown contents in exchange for a quick one hundred US dollars. But, what sounds like an easy job soon becomes complicated. Something in the boxes is highly coveted and Victor and his pursuers quickly find themselves caught up in a crime they know nothing about.
Wed, Sep 13, 2017
7:00pm
"Feminism & Small Publishing" - Special Event (Fralin Auditorium)
Through Feminist Eyes series presents, Carmen Gimenez Smith, Professor of English. Noemi Press, founded in 2002, is one of a handful of presses led by a woman, and the press uses a lot of strategies of collaboration inspired by feminist practices. This informal talk will explore the history of the press, including working with feminist writers.
Fri, Sep 15, 2017
1:00pm
Center for Gerontology Research Forum - Special Event (ISCE Building (formerly Wallace Annex), 230 Grove Lane.)
The Center for Gerontology would like to invite you to the Fall Forum featuring Dr. Cory Bolkan on September 15, 2017, from 1 pm 2 pm at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute Auditorium, Steger Hall, 1015 Life Science Circle. Dr. Bolkan will be speaking on Growing Old, At Home Strategies to Promote Healthy Aging in Place. Following the Forum we would like for you to join us for Lemonade on the Lawn behind our new office in the ISCE Building formerly Wallace Annex, 230 Grove Lane.
Tue, Sep 19, 2017
7:15pm
NN: Sin Identidad (Peru) - Movie/Film (Frail Life Sciences Auditorium)
A group of forensic anthropologists digs up the corpses of eight people who disappeared without a trace 20 years ago during a violent political period in Peru. Amount them, they find a ninth unidentified corpse. The only thing that can lead to the identity of the man is the vague photo of a smiling girl found in his shirt's pocket.
Thu, Sep 21, 2017
3:30pm
Corps of Cadets Gunfighter Panel - Corps (Burruss Auditorium)
Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumni will share their military and work experiences and leadership challenges with cadets. The Gunfighter Panel is part of the Leaders in Action lecture series hosted each semester by the corps and its Rice Center for Leader Development. Alumni aim to inspire and educate cadets by discussing their lessons learned and how their corps experiences prepared them for life after college. This panel is the first of many events for Corps Reunion, Sept. 22-23. The Gunfighter Panel started in 2004, when the United States entered combat in Iraq and brought the increased potential for cadets to be in combat shortly after graduation. The series evolved to help prepare cadets for their future in an uncertain world. The lecture is open to the public. Attendees are asked to sit behind the cadets, who have assigned seating in the front of the auditorium.
Tue, Sep 26, 2017
7:15pm
6th Annual Hispanic Film Series @ VT - Movie/Film (Frail Life Sciences Auditorium)
THE EMPTY CLASSROOM Nearly half of all young people in Latin America never finish high school. To explore this dropout crisis, creative director Gael Garcia Bernal gathered 11 award-winning filmmakers who have created a captivating an anthology of short films, both narrative and documentary. There is no easy solution to this complex issue, and each short delves into the underlying reasons, from poverty to societal traditions, that students aren't graduating.
Tue, Oct 3, 2017
7:15pm
6th Annual Hispanic Film Series @ VT - Movie/Film (Frail Life Sciences Auditorium)
EVERYBODY LEAVES (CUBA, COLOMBIA) Shot in Colombia (because the director didn't get permission to film in Cuba) and featuring a cast consisting mostly of expatriate Cuban actors, Everybody Leaves is a celebration of freedom and a confrontation of the authorization of the authoritarian Cuban regime of the 1980's which led to one of the country's worst economic crises. The film is based on the award-winning novel by cuban writer Wendy Guerra.
Tue, Oct 3, 2017
8:00pm
Class of 2019 Ring Premiere and Fireworks - Special Event (Burruss Hall Auditorium)
Revealing the Class Ring Design to the Junior Class is a time-honored tradition at Virginia Tech! See the 2019 Ring unveiled at this special multi-media event. Fireworks on the Drillfield at 9 PM. FREE T-shirts!
Tue, Oct 10, 2017
7:15pm
6th Annual Hispanic Film Series @ VT - Movie/Film (Frail Life Sciences Auditorium)
THE BOSS, ANATOMY OF A CRIME (ARGENTINA, VENEZUELA) Based on a true story, The Boss, Anatomy of a Murder is a neo-realistic portrait of the inhumane work environment, and the power imbalances existing between worker and employer. The multiple award-winning film tells the unsettling story of Hermogenes, a humble illiterate farmhand who arrives in Buenos Aires in search of a job. Having been filled with self-deprecation and feelings of uselessness ever since he wa stamped "not apt" on his military papers because of his limp, Hermogenes doesn't expect much. So when Don Latuada puts him in charge of one of his butcher shops he is extremely grateful. In exchange, he forces him to disguise and sell rotten meat while subjecting him, by means of pressure and extortion to a modern-day slavery situation. The overwhelming manipulation and escalating cruel will inevitably lead to tragedy ...
Tue, Oct 17, 2017
7:00pm
"Fighting Fire with Fire: Fossil Fuel Industries and the Gendering of Public Relations Strategies" - Special Event (Fralin Auditorium)
Through Feminist Eyes series welcomes Dr. Shannon Elizabeth Bell, Associate professor of Sociology. In this presentation, Professor Shannon Bell will examine the public relations strategies that the coal, oil, and gas industries use to counter grassroots environmental justice movements, strategies which she finds to be clearly gendered. Professor Bell's study reveals that a key public relations tactic of fossil fuel industry front groups has been appropriating the very identities of their fiercest opponents: concerned women and mothers.
Wed, Oct 18, 2017
7:30pm
Laugh Riot hosted by Virginia Tech Union - Special Event (Burruss Auditorium)
Need a stress reliever during your week? Come enjoy some laughs and good spirit sponsored by the Virginia Tech Union. Comedian to be announced soon! Points are awarded based off the percentage of total membership in attendance. There will be winners from each of the three categories of participants (Residence Halls, Student Organizations, Greek-affiliated Organizations).
Thu, Oct 19, 2017
8:00pm
Fundraiser with FEARless - Music/Theatre/Dance (Burruss Auditorium)
Love music? Love the plush seats of Burruss Auditorium? Then come out to the Homecoming Concert, and be released by your fall semester troubles, as your mind and spirit get uplifted by the swift beats and catchy tunes of a singer to be announced soon! Points are awarded based off the percentage of total membership in attendance. There will be winners from each of the three categories of participants (Residence Halls, Student Organizations, Greek-affiliated Organizations).
Thu, Oct 26, 2017
7:00pm
No Pipeline! Discussion Panel - Club (GLC Auditorium)
The Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) is a dire threat to Appalachian communities, the New River Valley, and Virginia Tech. If it is approved, the MVP will destroy our water, our land, and our climate. It must be stopped. But how? The Greens at Virginia Tech and Native at Virginia Tech invite you to a panel in the GLC Auditorium which will discuss how we can stand up to corporate bullies and protect our land, our water, and our heritage. This event is brought to you by the Greens at Virginia Tech - standing up for social justice, ecology, peace, and democracy in the 21st century and beyond; and Native at Virginia Tech
Fri, Oct 27, 2017
7:30pm
12th Annual Band-A-Rama - Music/Theatre/Dance (Burruss Auditorium)
Join the Jazz Ensembles, Wind Ensemble, and The Marching Virginians for an evening of musical excitement in their annual benefit concert.
Thu, Nov 2, 2017
7:00pm
Wes Moore, author of "The Other Wes Moore" - Special Event (Burruss Hall Auditorium)
Wes Moore, a combat veteran, White House fellow, and Rhodes Scholar, will visit Virginia Tech to discuss his life, part of which is detailed in his book "The Other Wes Moore," Virginia Tech's 2017-2018 Common Book. Moore will give a presentation at 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 2, in the auditorium of Burruss Hall located at 800 Drillfield Drive. The event is open to the pubic and the university community. Following the talk, Moore will hold a book signing.
Wed, Nov 8, 2017
7:00pm
"Using Magic to Reimagine Womanhood: Gender, Witchcraft, and Identity Politics" - Special Event (Fralin Auditorium)
Through Feminist Eyes series welcomes Dr. Ashley Reichelmann, Assistant Professor of Sociology. This lecture will explore how women make sense of their gender through witchcraft. Using original data collected through interviews with women who self-define as witches, we will discuss the category of "witch," how it interacts with gender to produce a fluid identity, and how its interpretive lens allows for them re-define what it means to be a "woman" in modern society.
Thu, Nov 9, 2017
2:00pm
" Feminist Perspectives on Parental Incarceration" - Special Event (Fralin Auditorium)
please join Dr. Amanda Burgess-Proctor, Oakland University, as she presents, "Feminist Perspectives on Parental Incarceration". As mass incarceration has proliferated in recent decades, so has the body of research examining outcomes among children of incarcerated parents. Despite these advances, the gendered effects of parental incarceration for adult offspring remain poorly understood. This presentation examines the impact of maternal and paternal incarceration on adult daughters' and sons' criminal justice system involvement, and considers how feminist criminological perspectives are useful for enhancing the rapidly-growing parental incarceration literature. Dr. Amanda Burgess-Proctor is an associate professor of criminal justice at Oakland University and chair of the American Society of Criminology Division on Women and Crime. She earned her PhD in criminal justice from Michigan State University. Her primary research interests include intimate partner abuse, sexual victimization, and crime and drug policy. Her research has appeared in Criminal Justice and Behavior, Justice Quarterly, Feminist Criminology, Violence Against Women, and Violence and Victims. Her current research examines victimization histories and offending patterns of female sex offenders. Sponsored by: the Department of Sociology, the Center for Peace and Violence Prevention Center, Women's and Gender Studies, the Race and Social Policy Research Center, and the Women's Center.
Thu, Nov 9, 2017
2:00pm
Feminist Perspectives on Parental Incarceration - Research (Fralin Auditorium)
Dr. Amanda Burgess-Proctor will be visiting Virginia Tech to give a lecture and meet with students and our community as we continue learning about the far-reaching impacts of mass incarceration. As mass incarceration has proliferated in recent decades, so has the body of research examining outcomes among children of incarcerated parents. Despite these advances, the gendered effects of parental incarceration for adult offspring remain poorly understood. This presentation examines the impact of maternal and paternal incarceration on adult daughters' and sons' criminal justice system involvement, and considers how feminist criminological perspectives are useful for enhancing the rapidly-growing parental incarceration literature. Amanda Burgess-Proctor is an associate professor of criminal justice at Oakland University and chair of the American Society of Criminology Division on Women and Crime. She earned her PhD in criminal justice from Michigan State University. Her primary research interests include intimate partner abuse, sexual victimization, and crime and drug policy. Her research has appeared in Criminal Justice & Behavior, Justice Quarterly, Feminist Criminology, Violence Against Women, and Violence & Victims. Her current research examines victimization histories and offending patterns of female sex offenders. Sponsored by the Department of Sociology, the Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention, Women's and Gender Studies, the Race and Social Policy Center, and the Women's Center at Virginia Tech.
Thu, Nov 16, 2017
3:30pm
Medal of Honor recipient Clinton Romesha Speaks - Corps (Burruss Auditorium)
Clinton L. Romesha is a former U.S. Army staff sergeant who received the Congressional Medal of Honor for his actions on Oct. 3, 2009, during a deadly attack on Combat Outpost Keating in Afghanistan. He is one of only 18 to receive our highest award for valor for heroism displayed while serving in Iraq or Afghanistan, according to the Congressional Medal of Honor Society. The event is free and open to the public and sponsored by the Corps of Cadets Rice Center for Leader Development as part of the Cutchins Leadership Lecture Series. Cadets will have assigned seating in the front half of the auditorium. Public seating is available behind them. During his motivational talks, Romesha reminds audiences of the power ordinary people have for extraordinary bravery and remains deeply committed to telling the stories of the soldiers who served with him, both living and gone. Copies of his 2016 memoir, Red Platoon: A True Story of American Valor, will be available for purchase at the event through the University Bookstores. There will not be a book-signing event. For more information on this speaker, please visit www.prhspeakers.com.
Wed, Nov 29, 2017
4:00pm
PPE Speaker Series: Itai Sher - Seminar/Conference (Holden Auditorium)
Itai Sher from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst will give a talk on the topic "Reasons and Preferences." All faculty and students are invited to attend.
Tue, Jan 16, 2018
2:30pm
African American scholar Corey Walker to speak - Special Event (Biocomplexity Institute Auditorium)
Virginia Tech's School of Public and International Affairs and the Humanities at Virginia Tech invite the public to a talk by Corey Walker, noted scholar of African American social, political, and religious thought, and vice president, dean, and professor of religion and society at Virginia Union University. Walker's talk, "The Sovereignty of the Imagination: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Politics of Freedom," will be held Tuesday, Jan. 16, at 2:30 p.m. in the Biocomplexity Institute Auditorium. It is free and open to the public. Walker has published broadly on African American religion and philosophy, African American history and culture, and religion and American public life. His books include "A Noble Fight: African American Freemasonry and the Struggle for Democracy in America," and the forthcoming "Between Transcendence and History: An Essay on Religion and the Future of Democracy in America." Walker and Virginia Union University are partners with Virginia Tech in the Beloved Community Initiative led by Virgil Wood, a civil rights compatriot of Martin Luther King Jr. and Ridenour Faculty Fellow in Virginia Tech's School of Public and International Affairs. More information about the Beloved Community Initiative is available at https://www.spia.vt.edu/beloved-community-initiative/. More information about Walker is available at https://www.vuu.edu/theology/faculty-and-staff/corey-walker.
Fri, Jan 19, 2018
10:00am
FREC Seminar Series - Spring 2018 - Seminar/Conference (Fralin Auditorium)
FREC Seminar Series - Spring 2018 each Friday at Fralin Auditorium from 10:00 am to 11:00 am; refreshments at 9:30 am. Please see the event page for speakers and topics.
Tue, Jan 23, 2018
6:30pm
Understanding the Code Sessions for Students - Seminar/Conference (Graduate Life Center Auditorium)

Wed, Jan 24, 2018
6:30pm
Understanding the Code Sessions for Students - Seminar/Conference (Graduate Life Center Auditorium)

Thu, Jan 25, 2018
6:30pm
Birds, Bees, Flowers, Trees: The Phenological Impacts of Climate Change - Special Event (Fralin Auditorium)
Join us as Dr. Jeremy Hoffman tells the story of local climate change and its impacts on our health, recreation, and daily lives. Jeremy regularly engages with audiences of all ages and backgrounds to explore climate change and how it works on multiple timescales from human (decades) to geologic (millions of years). Sponsored by the Hahn Horticulture Garden, Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology, and the Global Change Center. Free! Space is limited to 100.
Thu, Jan 25, 2018
6:30pm
Understanding the Code Sessions for Students - Seminar/Conference (Graduate Life Center Auditorium)

Thu, Jan 25, 2018
6:30pm
Birds, Bees, Flowers, Trees: The Phenological Impacts of Climate Change - Seminar/Conference (Fralin auditorium )

Fri, Jan 26, 2018
10:00am
FREC Seminar Series - Spring 2018 - Seminar/Conference (Fralin Auditorium)
FREC Seminar Series - Spring 2018 each Friday at Fralin Auditorium from 10:00 am to 11:00 am; refreshments at 9:30 am. Please see the event page for speakers and topics.
Fri, Jan 26, 2018
6:30pm
Understanding the Code Sessions for Students - Seminar/Conference (Graduate Life Center Auditorium)

Thu, Feb 1, 2018
3:30pm
Medal of Honor Lecture by Cory Etchberger - Corps (Burruss Auditorium)
Cory Etchberger, the son of the late Chief Master Sgt. Richard Etchberger, who received the Medal of Honor in 1968 during the Vietnam War, will speak as part of the Corps' Cutchins Leadership Lecture Series. Cory Etchberger will to share the story of his father's and family's service to our country. Richard Etchberger received the Medal of Honor after his team of technicians with the Air Force 1st Combat Evaluation Group were overrun by enemy forces at a top secret defensive position on Phou Pha Thi mountain in Houaphanh Province, Laos. Despite having received little or no combat training, Etchberger single-handedly held off the enemy with an M-16 while simultaneously directing air strikes into the area and calling for air rescue. Once he helped evacuate the injured,he was fatally shot. Learn more at: http://themedalofhonor.com/medal-of-honor-recipients/recipients/etchberger-richard-l-vietnam-war.
Fri, Feb 2, 2018
10:00am
FREC Seminar Series - Spring 2018 - Seminar/Conference (Fralin Auditorium)
FREC Seminar Series - Spring 2018 each Friday at Fralin Auditorium from 10:00 am to 11:00 am; refreshments at 9:30 am. Please see the event page for speakers and topics.
Mon, Feb 5, 2018
3:00pm
Role of Energy Expenditure and Substrate Oxidation in Weight Control - Seminar/Conference (Steger Hall Auditorium)
Dr. Eric Ravussin, a world-renowned expert in translational research on obesity and Type 2 diabetes, has conducted clinical investigations on measures of energy expenditure, body composition, carbohydrate metabolism, and biomarkers of aging in health and disease state. At 2:30, a reception with refreshments will precede the seminar.
Fri, Feb 9, 2018
10:00am
FREC Seminar Series - Spring 2018 - Seminar/Conference (Fralin Auditorium)
FREC Seminar Series - Spring 2018 each Friday at Fralin Auditorium from 10:00 am to 11:00 am; refreshments at 9:30 am. Please see the event page for speakers and topics.
Thu, Feb 15, 2018
3:30pm
Lt. Gen. John F. Sattler Lecture - Corps (Burruss Auditorium)
The Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets welcomes Lt. Gen. John F. Sattler, U.S. Marine Corps (retired). In his last military assignment, Sattler was the director of strategic plans and policy for the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff. Today he is the Distinguished Chair of Leadership at the U.S. Naval Academy's Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership.
Fri, Feb 16, 2018
10:00am
FREC Seminar Series - Spring 2018 - Seminar/Conference (Fralin Auditorium)
FREC Seminar Series - Spring 2018 each Friday at Fralin Auditorium from 10:00 am to 11:00 am; refreshments at 9:30 am. Please see the event page for speakers and topics.
Thu, Feb 22, 2018
3:30pm
Corps of Cadets Gunfighter Panel - Corps (Burruss Auditorium)
Recent graduates from the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets return to campus to talk with cadets about their experiences in the military. The talk is open to the public.
Thu, Feb 22, 2018
4:00pm
Property Management Industry Trends and Predictions - Academic (Fralin Auditorium)
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.
Fri, Feb 23, 2018
10:00am
FREC Seminar Series - Spring 2018 - Seminar/Conference (Fralin Auditorium)
FREC Seminar Series - Spring 2018 each Friday at Fralin Auditorium from 10:00 am to 11:00 am; refreshments at 9:30 am. Please see the event page for speakers and topics.
Tue, Feb 27, 2018
12:30pm
Vascular Disease Seminar - Seminar/Conference (Fralin Auditorium)

Fri, Mar 2, 2018
10:00am
FREC Seminar Series - Spring 2018 - Seminar/Conference (Fralin Auditorium)
FREC Seminar Series - Spring 2018 each Friday at Fralin Auditorium from 10:00 am to 11:00 am; refreshments at 9:30 am. Please see the event page for speakers and topics.
Fri, Mar 9, 2018
10:00am
FREC Seminar Series - Spring 2018 - Seminar/Conference (Fralin Auditorium)
FREC Seminar Series - Spring 2018 each Friday at Fralin Auditorium from 10:00 am to 11:00 am; refreshments at 9:30 am. Please see the event page for speakers and topics.
Fri, Mar 16, 2018
10:00am
FREC Seminar Series - Spring 2018 - Seminar/Conference (Fralin Auditorium)
FREC Seminar Series - Spring 2018 each Friday at Fralin Auditorium from 10:00 am to 11:00 am; refreshments at 9:30 am. Please see the event page for speakers and topics.
Sun, Mar 18, 2018
5:30pm
Presentation by Farmer of the Year, Robert Mills, Jr. - Academic (Fralin Hall Auditorium and Atrium)

Mon, Mar 19, 2018
5:30pm
Presentation by Farmer of the Year Robert Mills Jr. - Academic (Fralin Hall Auditorium and Atrium)
Owner of Briar View Farm in Callands, Virginia, Robert Mills Jr. (agricultural technology '94) will present a talk titled "On the Front Lines of Agriculture: What Role Will You Play?" Mills, who has distinguished himself as a driven, innovative, and diversified producer, is also a member of the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors. The presentation will be followed by a networking reception from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Fralin Hall Atrium.
Tue, Mar 20, 2018
6:00pm
Women in STEM Panel & Networking - Special Event (Fralin Auditorium)
A panel of women in STEM careers sharing their journeys, challenges, and highlights.
Tue, Mar 20, 2018
7:00pm
27th Annual Del Alamo/Hogan Business Ethics Symposium - Seminar/Conference (GLC Auditorium)

Thu, Mar 22, 2018
7:00pm
Can The University Be A Place of Real Disagreement? - Diversity (GLC Auditorium)
Law professor John Inazu will present a lecture on how members of a diverse university community can live together through deep difference. Professor Inazu will lay out an argument for what he calls 'confident pluralism' and then address contemporary challenges in higher education, including the role and manner of free speech, academic freedom, and safe spaces. A panel of three Virginia Tech professors will provide responses and audience discussion will follow. The panel will include: * Frank Shushok, Senior Associate Vice President of Student Affairs * Michele Deramo, Assistant Provost for Diversity Education * Dean Bork, Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture
Fri, Mar 23, 2018
10:00am
FREC Seminar Series - Spring 2018 - Seminar/Conference (Fralin Auditorium)
FREC Seminar Series - Spring 2018 each Friday at Fralin Auditorium from 10:00 am to 11:00 am; refreshments at 9:30 am. Please see the event page for speakers and topics.
Thu, Mar 29, 2018
7:00pm
Take Back the Night Rally and March - Special Event (Henderson Lawn Outdoor Stage (Rain Location: Graduate Life Center Auditorium))
This 29th annual rally and march raises awareness of gender-based violence, shares resources available locally, and gives individuals tools to help create positive change. Enjoy pre-rally music at 6:30 pm; the rally begins at 7 pm. People of all genders and ages are encouraged to participate, either as individuals or as part of a group, in the rally and march through Virginia Tech and Downtown Blacksburg. Organizations are invited to bring a group banner; all are encouraged to bring signs. Candles will be provided. Raise your voice to help lessen violence in our community. Together we'll Take Back the Night!
Fri, Mar 30, 2018
10:00am
FREC Seminar Series - Spring 2018 - Seminar/Conference (Fralin Auditorium)
FREC Seminar Series - Spring 2018 each Friday at Fralin Auditorium from 10:00 am to 11:00 am; refreshments at 9:30 am. Please see the event page for speakers and topics.
Thu, Apr 5, 2018
7:00pm
Cutchins Leadership Lecture Series: Gen. Mark A. Welsh III - Corps (Burruss Hall Auditorium)
Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, a former chief of staff for the U.S. Air Force and now dean of the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University, will speak as part of the Cutchins Leadership Lecture Series. During his more than 40 years of service in the U.S. Air Force, Welsh developed his leadership skills both at home and around the world. He will use those experiences to speak about the continued importance of ethical leadership in a globally connected world, both in the military and in the public and private sectors. Welsh's military career included assignments as commandant of the U.S. Air Force Academy, associate director of military affairs at the Central Intelligence Agency, commander of U.S. Air Forces in Europe and NATO's Air Command, and chief of staff of the Air Force. Public seating is available in the back of the auditorium behind the cadets, who have assigned seating in the front.
Thu, Apr 5, 2018
7:00pm
Women and Gender Studies Film Series - Diversity (Holden Hall Auditorium)
Film: Growing Up Trans
Fri, Apr 6, 2018
10:00am
FREC Seminar Series - Spring 2018 - Seminar/Conference (Fralin Auditorium)
FREC Seminar Series - Spring 2018 each Friday at Fralin Auditorium from 10:00 am to 11:00 am; refreshments at 9:30 am. Please see the event page for speakers and topics.
Fri, Apr 13, 2018
10:00am
FREC Seminar Series - Spring 2018 - Seminar/Conference (Fralin Auditorium)
FREC Seminar Series - Spring 2018 each Friday at Fralin Auditorium from 10:00 am to 11:00 am; refreshments at 9:30 am. Please see the event page for speakers and topics.
Mon, Apr 16, 2018
3:00pm
Rethinking Food System Resource Use and Distribution to Support Planetary and Human Health - Research (Fralin Auditorium)
The Department of Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise presents the spring 2018 Graduate Seminar Series featuring Roni Neff, assistant professor in the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering and the program director of the Food System Sustainability and Public Health Program with the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future.
Thu, Apr 19, 2018
3:30pm
Corps of Cadets Military Awards Ceremony - Corps (Burruss Auditorium)
The Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets will hold its annual Military Awards Ceremony. Cadets will receive recognition from the Corps, the university's ROTC units, and various military and veteran's organizations. Among the awards to be handed out is the Beverly S. Parrish Award, also known as the Gold Cord. This highly competitive award goes to the top company in the Corps, and it is the most anticipated and prized award of the ceremony. Criteria include the academic performance of the unit, recruiting efforts, cadet retention, discipline, room and uniform inspections, and drill performance.
Fri, Apr 20, 2018
10:00am
FREC Seminar Series - Spring 2018 - Seminar/Conference (Fralin Auditorium)
FREC Seminar Series - Spring 2018 each Friday at Fralin Auditorium from 10:00 am to 11:00 am; refreshments at 9:30 am. Please see the event page for speakers and topics.
Thu, Apr 26, 2018
10:00am
Open Enrollment Information Session - Administration (Biocomplexity Institute Auditorium)
During this session, representatives from Human Resources will review key open enrollment changes to state-provided health insurance plans and flexible spending accounts for the 2018-19 plan year. Remember, open enrollment ends on May 15. All open enrollment materials must be returned to Human Resources by the close of business on that day for changes to be made to your benefits. No registration is required.
Fri, May 11, 2018
7:00pm
Corps of Cadets and ROTC Graduation and Joint Commissioning Ceremony - Corps (Burruss Auditorium)
The Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John M. Richardson will be the keynote speaker at the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets and ROTC Graduation and Joint Commissioning Ceremony. Richardson is the senior military officer in the Navy, and this is his only commencement address this spring. Tickets are not required, and public seating is available behind the graduates. During the event, 250 young men and women will walk across the stage. A livestream will be available from vtcc.vt.edu.
Mon, Sep 10, 2018
3:00pm
Seminar: Emerging issues in implementation science - Seminar/Conference (Stegar Hall Auditorium)
Cynthia A. Vinson, PhD, MPA Senior Advisor for Implementation Science Implementation Science Team Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences National Cancer Institute Vinson will give an overview of implementation science and discuss emerging issues such as scaling up cancer control interventions, sustainability of evidence-based cancer control programs, and partnerships and networks that may support implementation science in cancer. The seminar will conclude with future directions in the field and information on resources and funding opportunities.
Tue, Sep 11, 2018
7:00pm
Through Feminist Eyes - Academic (Fralin Auditorium)

Tue, Sep 11, 2018
7:00pm
Through Feminist Eyes with Dr. Andrea N. Baldwin - Academic (Fralin Auditorium)

Thu, Sep 13, 2018
3:30pm
Corps of Cadets Gunfighter Panel - Corps (Burruss Auditorium)
Recent graduates from the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets return to campus to talk with cadets about their experiences in the military. The talk is open to the public.
Tue, Sep 18, 2018
7:00pm
7th Annual Hispanic Film Series - Movie/Film (Fralin Auditorium )
Part of the Hispanic Film Series - 5 films in 5 weeks in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures, and PRAGDA. Tonight: "La mano invisible."
Tue, Sep 25, 2018
7:00pm
7th Annual Hispanic Film Series - Movie/Film (Fralin Auditorium )
Part of the Hispanic Film Series - 5 films over 5 weeks in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures, and PRAGDA. Tonight: "Psiconautas: los ninos olvidados."
Wed, Sep 26, 2018
10:30am
Has Ageism Declined? - Academic (Fralin Auditorium, Fralin Life Science Institute)
Jack Levin, PhD is Professor Emeritus and Co-Director of Northeastern University's Center on Violence and Conflict, where he taught the sociology of violence and hate. Dr. Levin has authored or co-authored more than 30 books and has spoken to a wide variety of community, academic, and professional groups, including the White House Conference on Hate Crimes, the Department of Justice, and OSCE's Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, a membership of 59 countries.
Thu, Sep 27, 2018
12:30pm
Land Use and Brazil's Challenges in the Global Climate Change Agenda - Seminar/Conference (Fralin Auditorium)
A special seminar presented by the Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation, "Land Use and Brazil's Challenges in the Global Climate Change Agenda," by Izabella Teixeira, former minister of the Environment for Brazil and co-director of the UN Environment International Resource Panel. Thursday, Sept. 27, 12:30 p.m. in Fralin Auditorium. All are welcome to attend.
Thu, Sep 27, 2018
3:30pm
Corps Lab speaker: Blacksburg Police Chief Anthony Wilson - Corps (Burruss Hall Auditorium)
Blacksburg Police Chief Anthony Wilson will speak on "Leadership: Leading When the World Really Doesn't Like You." His talk is open to the public. Ample seating is available behind the cadets, who have assigned seating in the front of Burruss Auditorium. Wilson was appointed chief of police in March 2014. A Blacksburg native, Marine, and Virginia Tech graduate, he is a 21-year veteran of the Blacksburg Police Department, where he has advanced from patrol officer to captain of the Services Division to chief of police. He has also served as a volunteer firefighter and officer with the Blacksburg Fire Department.
Mon, Oct 1, 2018
7:00pm
WGS 2018-19 Film Series Event Kickoff - Special Event (Holden Hall Auditorium)
Please join Women's and Gender Studies for the 2018-19 Film Series Kickoff Event. The first screening features comedian/actress Amy Schumer in "I Feel Pretty." Light refreshments will be served.
Tue, Oct 2, 2018
7:00pm
7th Annual Hispanic Film Series - Movie/Film (Fralin Auditorium )
Part of the Hispanic Film Series - 5 films over 5 weeks in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures, and PRAGDA. Tonight: Ninas Arara.
Tue, Oct 9, 2018
7:00pm
7th Annual Hispanic Film Series - Movie/Film (Fralin Auditorium )
Part of the Hispanic Film Series - 5 films over 5 weeks in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures, and PRAGDA. Tonight: El futuro perfecto.
Tue, Oct 9, 2018
8:00pm
Class of 2020 Ring Premiere and Fireworks - Special Event (Burruss Hall Auditorium)
Revealing the Class Ring Design to the Junior Class is a time-honored tradition at Virginia Tech! See the 2020 Ring unveiled at this special multi-media event. Fireworks on the Drillfield at 9 PM. FREE T-shirts!
Mon, Oct 15, 2018
12:00pm
Consumer Lifestyles in the United States - Diversity (Fralin Auditorium)
Dr. Dana D. Leggett-Traylor, Virginia State University, will present a lecture on Consumer Lifestyles in the United States. This is part of AHRM's Inclusive Communities for Diverse Consumers lecture series funded by the CLAHS Departmental Diversity Grant.
Tue, Oct 16, 2018
7:00pm
Through Feminist Eyes with Dr. Bonnie Zare - Academic (Fralin Auditorium)
"Race", "Caste", and "Dis"Ability" Converging and Diverging Representations.
Tue, Oct 16, 2018
7:00pm
Through Feminist Eyes - Diversity (Fralin Auditorium)
Bonnie Zare, Department of Sociology, will be speaking about "Race", "Caste" and "Dis"Ability: Converging and Diverging Representations"
Mon, Oct 22, 2018
3:00pm
Seminar: The muscle mitochondrial reticulum - Seminar/Conference (Fralin Auditorium)
As part of HNFE's Graduate Student Seminar Series, Brian Glancy will present, "The muscle mitochondrial reticulum," and discuss his latest work investigating the development and regulation of mitochondrial networks in striated muscle. Brian Glancy is an Earl Stadtman Investigator in the Muscle Energetics Laboratory with the National Institutes of Health.
Fri, Oct 26, 2018
7:30pm
13th Annual Band-A-Rama - Music/Theatre/Dance (Burruss Auditorium)
Join the Jazz Ensembles, Wind Ensemble, and The Marching Virginians for an evening of musical excitement in their annual benefit concert.
Thu, Nov 1, 2018
2:00pm
Reflections on a Career in Kitchen and Bath Design - Academic (Steger Hall Auditorium)
Join Ellen Cheever (CMKBD, ASID, CAPS) in a presentation about her vast experiences as a kitchen and bath designer working with homeowners and corporations to promote excellence. Her educational programs, books, and columns providing important insights to designers and the kitchen and bath industry have been donated to the Center for Real Life Design at Virginia Tech.
Mon, Nov 5, 2018
12:00pm
Inclusive Communities for All - Academic (Fralin Auditorium)
This lecture is presented by Dr. Seung-Hahn Koh, Jeju Aging Society Research Center, South Korea, and will focus on Inclusive Communities for All. This is part of the Department of Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management's Inclusive Communities for Diverse Consumer's lecture series funded by the CLAHS Global Partnership Awards and Department Diversity Grants.
Thu, Nov 8, 2018
3:30pm
Corps of Cadets Speaker: Author Evan Offstein - Corps (Burruss Hall Auditorium)
Evan Offstein, whose books include "Stand Your Ground: Building Honorable Leaders the West Point Way," speaks. Offstein is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy and a former military intelligence officer. He has a master's degree in administration and earned his doctorate in business management at Virginia Tech. Currently a member of the management faculty at Frostburg State University, Offstein has worked for Corning, Target Corporation and the Virginia Military Institute. Ample seating is available behind the cadets, who have assigned seating in the front half of the auditorium. The Cutchins Leadership Lecture Series is part of the cadet Corps Lab curriculum, housed in the Pamplin College of Business. The lecture series is named for the late Clifford A. Cutchins III, a former bank chairman and Virginia Tech Board of Visitors rector. A member of the Class of 1944, Cutchins received his degree in accounting as a member of the Corps of Cadets.
Tue, Nov 13, 2018
7:00pm
Through Feminist Eyes with Dr. S. Moon Cassinelli - Academic (Fralin Auditorium)
In Search of Answers: Transnational Feminist Networks withing U.S. Korean Adoption Narratives of Return
Tue, Nov 13, 2018
7:00pm
Through Feminist Eyes - Diversity (Fralin Auditorium)
Silas Moon Cassinelli will be speaking on "In Search of Answeres: Transnational Feminist Networks within U.S. Korean Adoption Narratives of Return."
Wed, Nov 14, 2018
7:00pm
Women and Gender Studies Film Series - Movie/Film (Holden Hall Auditorium)
Film: Tough Guise 2
Thu, Nov 15, 2018
3:30pm
Medal of Honor Recipient Master Sgt Leroy Petry Speaks - Corps (Burruss Auditorium)
Medal of Honor recipient Master Sgt. Leroy Petry (retired) will speak to the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets. His talk is part of the Cutchins Leadership Lecture Series and is open to the public. Public seating is available behind the cadets in the back half of the auditorium. On May 26, 2008, he was serving as a weapons squad leader with D Company, 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment in Paktya Province, Afghanistan, when his unit was attacked. Wounded in both legs, he led his Rangers to cover. A grenade explosion wounded two Rangers with shrapnel, and a second then landed a few feet away. Petry picked up the grenade in an effort to throw it away from the men. Petry lost his right hand and was fitted with a prosthetic.
Fri, Jan 25, 2019
12:20pm
Harnessing virus biodiversity to develop new therapies against multi-drug resistant bacteria - Diversity ( Biocomplexity Institute Auditorium)
Dr. Paul Turner - Elihu Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University
Thu, Jan 31, 2019
7:00pm
2019 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Keynote - Diversity (Moss Art Auditorium: The Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre)
Join us for a conversation with Jemele Hill - Emmy Award Winning Journalist, Senior Correspondent & Columnist for "The Undefeated" and Dr. Tommie C. Smith - 200m Gold Medallist, Games of the XIX Olympiad, Mexico City 1968
Tue, Feb 12, 2019
7:00pm
You Strike a Woman, You Strike a Rock!: African and African Diaspora Feminisms/Feminists, Past and Present - Academic (Fralin Auditorium)
Public talk by Nana Brantuo, M.Ed. -- Ms. Brantuo is a doctoral candidate in the Minority and Urban Education program at the University of Maryland, College Park. Her academic interests focus on the mobility, migration, and educational experiences and trajectories of African and African-descended peoples. Alongside her academic pursuits, Nana works as a policy consultant for several non-profit organizations in the Washington Metropolitan Area.
Mon, Feb 18, 2019
3:00pm
Seminar: Deciphering the molecular mechanisms of skeletal muscle plasticity - Seminar/Conference (Fralin Hall Auditorium)
Exercise and physical activity have always been known to improve physical performance and health and prevent disease. Dr. Zhen Yan and his team employ molecular genetics and imaging technologies in a variety of animal models to elucidate the underlying molecular and signaling mechanisms of exercise-induced adaptation with a focus on the remodeling of mitochondrial reticulum in skeletal muscle. Recently, his team has worked on the role and regulation of AMPK-Ulk1 axis in exercise-induced mitophagy. Dr. Yan is professor of cardiovascular medicine and director of the Center for Skeletal Muscle Research at the University of Virginia School of Medicine.
Tue, Feb 19, 2019
7:00pm
Consciousness: Caribbean Feminisms and the Politics of Knowledge - Academic (Fralin Auditorium)
Public Lecture by Tonya Haynes, PhD. Dr. Haynes is a lecturer and coordinator of Graduate Progammes at the Institute for Gender and Development Studies at the University of the West Indies. Her research is animated by the liberatory potential of Caribbean feminist thought and covers diverse areas such as Caribbean cyberfeminisms, men's organizations, gender-based violence, and media.
Tue, Feb 26, 2019
6:30pm
Transformative Perspectives in Agriculture: A Personal Narrative - Special Event (Holtzman Alumni Center auditorium, The Inn at Virginia Tech)
An entrepreneur, U.S. Army veteran, and urban farmer, Nate Looney is the CEO and owner of Westside Urban Gardens, an urban agricultural start-up based in Los Angeles. Westside Urban Gardens uses controlled environment techniques to cultivate gourmet leafy greens and microgreens, which are Homegrown By Heroes certified and have been sold in local fine dining restaurants and five Los Angeles-area farmers markets. A reception will follow the presentation. Sponsored by Students for Cultivating Change at Virginia Tech; College of Agriculture and Life Sciences; College of Natural Resources and Environment; Virginia Tech Student Budget Board; Community, Local, and Regional Food Systems Program Team of Virginia Cooperative Extension; Floral Design Program at Virginia Tech; Cultivating Change Foundation; Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences; Horticulture Club at Virginia Tech; Residential College at West Ambler Johnston; Department of Agricultural, Leadership, and Community Education; Hillel at Virginia Tech; CALS Diversity Council.
Tue, Feb 26, 2019
7:00pm
The Other Negre: The Treatment of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People in Uganda, and South Africa - Academic (Fralin Auditorium)
Public talk by Nathalie Etoke, PhD, Associate Professor of Francophone and Africana Studies at the Graduate Center, CUNY.
Wed, Feb 27, 2019
3:30pm
Corps Lab speaker: Clint Bruce - Corps (Burruss Auditorium)
Clint Bruce, a former Navy SEAL and NFL player for the Baltimore Ravens and the New Orleans Saints, will speak about leadership and motivation as part of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets' Cutchins Leadership Lecture Series. His talk is open to the public. Seating is available behind the cadets, who have assigned seating in the front of the auditorium. Today, Bruce is the founder and president of Trident Response Group, a global intelligence and advisory group in Dallas, Texas.
Mon, Mar 4, 2019
1:30pm
From the Lab Bench to the White Board: The Transition from Researcher at an R1 Institution to Professor at a PUI - Diversity (Fralin Auditorium)
Dr. Kristen Long will talk about the importance of seeking teaching experience at the graduate and post-doctoral level. She will share about her personal experiences with the IRACDA (NIH funded, mentored research and teaching) program, the importance of networking, and the pressure of publishing while also working as an adjunct professor. This seminar will also include advice on how to prepare applications and interview materials. She will finish by talking about how to stay relevant as a researcher who is held to a limited budget and teaching full time. Contact Hannah Valentino at hannahrv@vt.edu for more information. Hosted by the Biochemistry Graduate Student Association
Mon, Mar 4, 2019
1:30pm
From the Lab Bench to the White Board: The Transition from Researcher at an R1 Institution to Professor at a PUI - Academic (Fralin Auditorium)
Dr. Kristen Long will talk about the importance of seeking teaching experience at the graduate and post-doctoral level. She will share about her personal experiences with the IRACDA (NIH funded, mentored research and teaching) program, the importance of networking, and the pressure of publishing while also working as an adjunct professor. This seminar will also include advice on how to prepare applications and interview materials. She will finish by talking about how to stay relevant as a researcher who is held to a limited budget and teaching full time. Contact Hannah Valentino at hannahrv@vt.edu for more information. Hosted by the Biochemistry Graduate Student Association
Mon, Mar 4, 2019
5:30pm
Technological Advance and the Changing Nature of Work - Special Event (Holden Auditorium)
Kaushik Basu is Professor of Economics and the C. Marks Professor of International Studies at Cornell University, and former Senior Vice President and Chief Economist of the World Bank (2012-16). From December 2009 to July 2012 he served as the Chief Economic Advisor (CEA) to the Government of India at the Ministry of Finance. A Fellow of the Econometric Society, Kaushik Basu has published widely in the areas of Development Economics, Industrial Organization, Game Theory and Welfare Economics. His books include "An Economist in the Real World: The Art of Policymaking in India" and "The Republic of Beliefs A New Approach to Law and Economics."
Thu, Mar 7, 2019
12:30pm
Women's soccer in Argentina - Academic (Fralin Auditorium)

Thu, Mar 7, 2019
3:30pm
Speaker: Vice Commander of Air Force Space Command - Corps (Burruss Hall Auditorium)
Lt. Gen. David D. Thompson, vice commander of Air Force Space Command in Washington, D.C., will speak to the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets. Air Force Space Command organizes, trains, equips, and maintains space forces and provides missile warning and communications for the North American Aerospace Defense Command. The talk is open to the public. Ample seating is available behind the cadets, who have assigned seating in the front half of the auditorium. This talk is part of the Cutchins Leadership Lecture Series.
Thu, Mar 28, 2019
7:00pm
Take Back the Night Rally and March - Special Event (Henderson Lawn Outdoor Stage (Rain Location: Graduate Life Center Auditorium))
This 30th annual rally and march raises awareness of gender-based violence, shares resources available locally, and gives individuals tools to help create positive change. Enjoy pre-rally music at 6:30 pm; the rally begins at 7 pm. People of all genders and ages are encouraged to participate, either as individuals or as part of a group, in the rally and march through Virginia Tech and Downtown Blacksburg. Organizations are invited to bring a group banner; all are encouraged to bring signs. Candles will be provided. Raise your voice to help lessen violence in our community. Together we'll Take Back the Night!
Fri, Mar 29, 2019
8:00am
"Emergence and pathogenesis of hypervirulent Campylobacter jejuni: impact on One Health." - Seminar/Conference (Fralin Auditorium)
Iowa State University's Dr. Qijing Zhang -- an external examiner for Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences doctoral candidate Marigold Ernst -- will present "Emergence and pathogenesis of hypervirulent Campylobacter jejuni: impact on One Health."
Tue, Apr 2, 2019
7:30pm
Lockheed Martin executive Leo S. Mackay Jr. will discuss ethics as a business imperative - Special Event (Burruss Auditorium)
Lockheed Martin executive Leo S. Mackay Jr. will discuss ethics as a business imperative on April 2 at 7:30 p.m. at Burruss Auditorium as the featured speaker of the Del Alamo/Hogan Symposium on Business Ethics
Thu, Apr 4, 2019
3:30pm
Cutchins Leadership Lecture Series: CAPT James Synder - Corps (Burruss Hall Auditorium)
The Corps of Cadets' CAPT James Snyder, U.S. Navy (retired), will give his Last Lecture. The event is part of the Corps' Cutchins Leadership Lecture Series. CAPT Snyder has been deputy commandant for the corps' 2nd Battalion since 2004. He will retire this summer. His Last Lecture, reflecting on leadership and his experiences in the Navy and the Corps, is open to the public. Seating is available behind the cadets, who have assigned seating in the front half of the auditorium. During a 30-year career in the Navy, CAPT Snyder served principally on frigates and operational staffs. He commanded the Knox Class frigate USS Ainsworth. He completed six deployments including Cold War operations against the Soviet Fleet in the Atlantic Ocean and North and Mediterranean seas; maritime interdiction operations off Central America, Lebanon, and Haiti; and counter-drug operations in the Caribbean and Eastern Pacific areas. He served on the task group commander's staff for the 1986 U.S. strike on Libya. Ashore, CAPT Snyder served tours in Washington, D.C., on the Joint Staff, the Navy Staff, and as the Navy representative to the Congressional Commission on Military Training and Gender-Related Issues. He then was commanding officer of the Fleet Anti-Submarine Warfare Training Center in San Diego, California. For his final assignment with the Navy, he was the professor of naval science and commanding officer of Virginia Tech's Naval ROTC.
Thu, Apr 11, 2019
7:00pm
Cutchins Leadership Lecture Series: Sebastian Junger - Corps (Burruss Hall Auditorium)
Sebastian Junger, an author, filmmaker, and journalist whose work focuses on war, gives the final Cutchins Leadership Lecture Series talk of the academic year. Junger is the author of books including "Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging." Together with Tim Hetherington, he directed the documentary "Restrepo," which won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance. The event is open to the public. Seating is available behind the cadets, who have assigned seating in the front half of the auditorium.
Sat, Apr 13, 2019
7:30pm
Naturally Sharp's Spring Concert: Saturday Natty Live - Music/Theatre/Dance (Graduate Life Center Auditorium)
Naturally Sharp presents their Spring 2019 Concert: Saturday Natty Live! Naturally Sharp is an all-male a cappella group at Virginia Tech distinguished by their clean maroon blazer look. You'll hear songs by artists such as The Weeknd, Michael Jackson, Zac Brown Band, Panic! At The Disco, and many more. Come out and listen to us wild and crazy guys sing our hearts out to new arrangements, share some laughs, and a whole lot more cowbell. Tickets are $5 at the door or you can be put on our will call list by contacting one of the group's members.
Thu, Apr 18, 2019
9:00am
Special Seminar: Candidate for the Tyler and Frances Young Chair of Bacteriology - Seminar/Conference (Fralin Hall Auditorium)
Eric V. Stabb, professor and associate head of the Department of Microbiology at the University of Georgia, will present "The Vibrio fischeri-squid symbiosis: How a bioluminescent bacterium can shed light on animal-microbe interactions."
Fri, Apr 19, 2019
5:00pm
Film Screening and Conversation with R. J. Lozada: "Passing Grounds, and Other Stories" - Movie/Film (Fralin Auditorium)
Please join us for a night of films and conversation with award winning multimedia journalist and documentarian filmmaker R.J. Lozada. On April 19 at Fralin Auditorium, Lozada will present a series of his films that explore and engage multiple diasporas and communities in flux. Films include: "Passing Grounds," a multimedia project that explores numerous sites where people of color died at the hands of law enforcement in 2014; and the award-winning "Mother's Day," which documents the Get on the Bus program, a community shuttle service program that transports families to visit incarcerated family members in prisons throughout California during Mother's Day and Father's Day. In addition, to coincide with the Asian American heritage month at Virginia Tech, Lozada will screen several films on Asian Americans and Asian America, including: "A Place on Sixth and Mission," a short that captures the myriad groups and experiences of those that use the Bayanihan Center in San Francisco; and "Distance Between," a personal film about fatherhood in the Filipino diaspora. Light refreshments will be provided after the event. This event is presented by the Department of History, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Department of Religion and Culture, Department of Sociology, and the Center for the Humanities.
Sun, Apr 21, 2019
5:00pm
K-Night - Music/Theatre/Dance (Burruss Hall Auditorium)
The Korean Student Association will hold its big event called K-Night at 5 p.m. Sunday April 21 at Burruss Hall Auditorium. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. The event is free. The Korean culture show will include music and dance. Any questions, contact ksa@vt.edu
Thu, Apr 25, 2019
3:30pm
Corps of Cadets Military Awards Ceremony - Corps (Burruss Hall Auditorium)
The Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets will hold its annual Military Awards Ceremony. Cadets will receive recognition from the Corps, the university's ROTC units, and various military and veteran's organizations. Among the awards to be handed out is the Beverly S. Parrish Award, also known as the Gold Cord. This highly competitive award goes to the top company in the Corps, and it is the most anticipated and prized award of the ceremony. Criteria include the academic performance of the unit, recruiting efforts, cadet retention, discipline, room and uniform inspections, and drill performance.
Wed, May 1, 2019
9:00am
"Teaching an Old Drug a New Trick: Antimicrobial Resistance and Drug Development" - Seminar/Conference (Fralin Auditorium)
Mohamed Seleem (DVM, MS, PhD), professor of microbiology and University Faculty Scholar at the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, will present "Teaching an Old Drug a New Trick: Antimicrobial Resistance and Drug Development." Dr. Seleem is a candidate for the Tyler and Frances Young Chair of Bacteriology in the Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences Graduate Program at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine.
Thu, May 16, 2019
6:30pm
College of Natural Resources and Environment Commencement Ceremony - Academic (Burruss Hall, Auditorium, 2nd Floor)
This is the ceremony at which undergraduate students within this college walk across the stage as their name is read.
Thu, May 16, 2019
6:30pm
CNRE Commencement - Academic (Burruss Hall Auditorium)
The College of Natural Resources and Enviornment's Commencement Ceremony will take place at Burruss Hall Auditorium at 6:30 p.m. More details are located here: https://cnre.vt.edu/academics/commencement.html
Fri, May 17, 2019
7:00pm
Corps of Cadets Commencement & ROTC Commissioning Ceremony - Corps (Burruss Hall, Auditorium, 2nd Floor)

Thu, Sep 12, 2019
2:00pm
The Center for Gerontology's Annual Fall Research Forum - Seminar/Conference (Fralin Hall Auditorium)
Marvin Formosa presents ''Five Decades of Older Adult Learning: Achievements, Limitations, and Promises.'' Immediately following the Forum, please join us for our annual ''Lemonade on the Lawn'', light refreshments will be available on the lawn at the ISCE Building, 230 Grove Lane, at 3:00p.m.
Mon, Sep 16, 2019
12:30pm
The Last Hunger Season - Academic (Fralin Hall Auditorium)
The Virginia Tech College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Global Programs Office will host best-selling author Roger Thurow as part of its Global Agricultural Productivity (GAP) Initiative. Africa's small farmers are living and working essentially as they did in the 1930s. Without mechanized equipment, fertilizer, or irrigation; using primitive storage facilities, roads, and markets; they harvest only one-quarter the yields of Western farmers. In 2011, a group of farmers in Kenya came together to change their odds for success -- and their families' futures. Roger Thurow spent a year following the progress of four women farmers in this community and recorded their struggles and aspirations in his book, The Last Hunger Season. He will share the stories of these remarkable women and their determination to end the hunger season. His presentation will be followed by a panel discussion about the challenges and opportunities for smallholder farmers in Africa.
Tue, Sep 24, 2019
7:00pm
8th Annual Hispanic Film Series @ VT - Movie/Film (Fralin Auditorium )
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.....
Thu, Sep 26, 2019
3:30pm
Cutchins Leadership Lecture Series: Jeffrey Rosen - Corps (Burruss Auditorium)
Jeffrey Rosen will speak on "The Power of Civil Discourse." He is president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, a professor of law at The George Washington University Law School, and a contributing editor of The Atlantic. As a constitutional scholar, Rosen looks at our founders to discern the path forward. He delves into history to reveal the founders' intentions for our democracy, leads audiences in identifying constitutional arguments, and issues a call to citizens to learn about the Constitution and become active participants in determining the future of freedom in America. His talk is open to the public. Ample seating is available behind the cadets, who have assigned seating in the front half of the auditorium. The Cutchins Leadership Lecture Series is part of the cadet Corps Lab curriculum, housed in the Pamplin College of Business. The lecture series is named for the late Clifford A. Cutchins III, a former bank chairman and Virginia Tech Board of Visitors rector. A member of the Class of 1944, Cutchins received his degree in accounting as a member of the Corps of Cadets.
Mon, Sep 30, 2019
4:00pm
Photography and the Bio-politics of Fear: Witnessing the Philippine Drug War - Seminar/Conference (Auditorium, Virginia Tech)
Under the regime of Pres. Rodrigo Duterte, the so-called drug war in the Philippines has exacted an enormous toll. In this essay, I inquire into one of the earliest and most graphic responses to this war: the work of photojournalists and the plurality of responses to their images. How does photojournalism become a kind of advocacy by becoming a mode of mourning? How are trauma and grieving braided together in the experience of photographers covering war? What is the fate of photographic images once they travel beyond the control of photographers? For example, among the family of victims, how do they see the photographs of the dead? Indeed, how has the drug war, by instilling a government of fear, transformed their ways of seeing? What becomes of notions of justice amid images of injustice under a regime of fear? BIO: Vicente L. Rafael is the Giovanni and Amne Costigan Professor in History at the University of Washington, Seattle. He is the author of several works on the cultural politics of the Philippines including Contracting Colonialism, White Love and Other Events in Filipino History, The Promise of the Foreign, and Motherless Tongues, all published by Duke University Press. Light refreshments will be provided at the reception. Allan E. S. Lumba, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Department of History Virginia Tech 413 Major Williams Hall lumba@vt.edu
Tue, Oct 1, 2019
7:00pm
8th Annual Hispanic Film Series @ VT - Movie/Film (Fralin Auditorium )
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...
Wed, Oct 9, 2019
8:00pm
Class of 2021 Ring Premiere and Fireworks - Special Event (Burruss Hall Auditorium)
Revealing the Class Ring Design to the Junior Class is a time-honored tradition at Virginia Tech! See the 2021 Ring unveiled at this special multi-media event. Fireworks on the Drillfield at 9 PM. FREE T-shirts!
Thu, Oct 10, 2019
6:00pm
Eyes of a Survivor: 22 Years in Political Isolation - Movie/Film (Farlin Auditorium)
The Africana Studies and Women's and Gender Studies programs in association with the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, the Moss Art center, the Women's Center, the Department of Sociology, the Women's & Minority Artist and Scholars Lecture Series grant, the Center for Peace Studies, the Race and Social Policy Research Center, the Center for Humanities and the Black Cultural Center present A Film Screening and Discussion for Eyes of a Survivor: 22 Years in Political Isolation.
Wed, Oct 16, 2019
7:00pm
Through Feminist Eyes - Academic (Fralin Auditorium)
Jennifer Turner (Sociology, Hollins University) will talk about "We Have to Prep Our Kids: Low-Income Black Single Mothers' Racial Socialization Practices" Black mothers in the U.S. spend a lot of time educating their children about the realities of being Black in America, a practice known as racial socialization. This process also often involves socializing children around class. Drawing on in-depth interviews with low-income Black single mothers in Virginia, I explore their racial-class socialization practices and the larger implications of those practices.
Thu, Oct 31, 2019
3:30pm
Herman Viola: Warriors in Uniform - Corps (Burruss Auditorium)
Herman Viola, a curator emeritus at the Smithsonian Institution, specializes in research on American Indian life, the Civil War, and the exploration of the American West, and he has written numerous books about each. This event is offered in collaboration with the American Indian and Indigenous Community Center at Virginia Tech as part of American Indian and Indigenous Heritage Month, Oct. 15-Nov. 15. The talk is open to the public. Seating is available behind the cadets, who have assigned seating in the front of the auditorium.
Thu, Nov 14, 2019
3:30pm
Medal of Honor Recipient Staff Sergeant Melvin Morris Speaks - Corps (Burruss Hall Auditorium)
The Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets welcomes Medal of Honor recipient Staff Sergeant Melvin Morris. His talk with cadets is open to the public. Morris distinguished himself by acts of gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty while serving as commander of a strike force drawn from Company D, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), 1st Special Forces, during combat operations in Chi Lang, Republic of Vietnam on Sept. 17, 1969. Public seating is available behind the cadets, who have assigned seating in the front half of the auditorium. This event is part of the Cutchins Leadership Lecture Series is part of the cadet Corps Lab curriculum, housed in the Pamplin College of Business.
Thu, Nov 14, 2019
3:30pm
Medal of Honor Recipient Staff Sergeant Melvin Morris Speaks - Corps (Burruss Auditorium)
Staff Sergeant Melvin Morris distinguished himself by acts of gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty while serving as Commander of a Strike Force drawn from Company D, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), 1st Special Forces, during combat operations against an armed enemy in the vicinity of Chi Lang, Republic of Vietnam on September 17, 1969. Ample seating is available behind the cadets, who have assigned seating in the front half of the auditorium. This event is part of the Cutchins Leadership Lecture Series is part of the cadet Corps Lab curriculum, housed in the Pamplin College of Business.
Fri, Nov 15, 2019
3:00pm
"Putting a Friendly Face to Science with Skype a Scientist" - Special Event (Fralin Hall Auditorium, 360 West Campus Drive, Blacksburg)
Skype a Scientist founder and squid researcher Sarah McAnulty will speak about her experiences with Skype a Scientist, a program that matches researchers with school classrooms and brings real scientists into schools through Skype. Hosted by the Center for Communicating Science at Virginia Tech.
Fri, Nov 15, 2019
6:00pm
"Science is for Everyone: Making the Biggest Impact on Your Science Communication" - Special Event (Fralin Hall Auditorium, 360 West Campus Drive, Blacksburg)
Skype a Scientist founder and squid researcher Sarah McAnulty will give a talk for folks who want to learn to share their science more effectively with non-scientists. She will discuss the many ways that scientists can get involved in their communities, both local and online. She will highlight ways that every scientist, from the extroverts to the introverts, can make everyone feel that science has space for them. Hosted by the Center for Communicating Science at Virginia Tech. (reception at 5:30 p.m.)
Tue, Dec 3, 2019
2:00pm
Emerging Product Safety Hazards: The Speed of Innovation vs The Pace of Regulation - Academic (Fralin Auditorium)
Patty Adair Director, Risk Management Group Consumer Product Safety Commission
Wed, Feb 5, 2020
6:00pm
Private Pesticide Applicator Recertification Course - Brunswick - Service (Brunswick County Government Annex Auditorium,)

Thu, Feb 20, 2020
12:30pm
Virtual Environments in Housing Studies - Academic (Fralin Auditorium)
Dr. Park is an Associate Professor in the Dept of Computing Science at Thompson Rivers University. He is a National Member of the Institute for Canadian Urban Research Studies and the International Cyber Crime Research Center, and Senior Research Affiliate at the Canadian Network for Research on Terrorism, Security, and Society. His research interests include social network analysis and visualization, people's fear/perception of crime and behavior using virtual environments, gerontechnology, computational criminology, and agent based modeling and simulation for emergency preparedness, counter-terrorism and crowd control. Sponsored by: CLAHS International Initiative Small Grant CLAHS Global Partnership Award ICTAS Diversity and Inclusion Investment ISCE Institute for Society, Culture and Environment Scholars Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management
Thu, Feb 27, 2020
3:30pm
Cutchins Leadership Lecture Series: Clint Bruce - Corps (Burruss Auditorium)
Clint Bruce, a Navy SEAL and former NFL player for the Baltimore Ravens and the New Orleans Saints, will speak about leadership and motivation as part of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets' Cutchins Leadership Lecture Series. Today, Bruce is the founder and president of Trident Response Group, a global intelligence and advisory group. His talk is open to the public. Seating is available behind the cadets, who have assigned seating in the front of the auditorium.
Thu, Mar 12, 2020
7:00pm
2020 Spring Lecture Series #2: Nature's Best Hope - Seminar/Conference (Lane Auditorium, 401 McIntire Rd Charlottesville, 22902)

Wed, Mar 18, 2020
1:00pm
Power of A.I - Academic Calendar (Steger Hall Auditorium)

Thu, Mar 26, 2020
7:00pm
CANCELLED: Take Back the Night Rally and March - Special Event (Henderson Lawn Outdoor Stage (Rain Location: Graduate Life Center Auditorium))
This 31th annual rally and march raises awareness of gender-based violence, shares resources available locally, and gives individuals tools to help create positive change. Enjoy pre-rally music at 6:30 pm; the rally begins at 7 pm. People of all genders and ages are encouraged to participate, either as individuals or as part of a group, in the rally and march through Virginia Tech and Downtown Blacksburg. Organizations are invited to bring a group banner; all are encouraged to bring signs. Candles will be provided. Raise your voice to help lessen violence in our community. Together we'll Take Back the Night!
Thu, Apr 2, 2020
7:00pm
Cutchins Leadership Lecture Series: Lee Ellis - Corps (Burruss Auditorium)
Lee Ellis, an award-winning author and thought leader, will speak as the final event of the 2019-20 Cutchins Leadership Lecture Series of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets. Ellis served in the U.S. Air Force as a F-4C Phantom pilot, flying 68 combat missions with 53 over North Vietnam. On Nov. 7, 1967, he was shot down, captured, and spent 5 1/2 years as a prisoner of war alongside the late Sen. John McCain. His talk on Courageous Accountability: Leadership Lessons from the Hanoi Hilton will pull from two of his recent books: "Leading with Honor: Leadership Lessons from the Hanoi Hilton" and "Engage with Honor: Building a Culture of Courageous Accountability." Together, they share his POW experiences and the leadership principles that helped him and his compatriots resist, survive, and return with honor. Elllis retired from the Air Force as a colonel in 1990 after 25 years of service. Today, he is president and founder of Leading with Honor, a leadership and team development consulting and coaching company, and FreedomStar Media, a publishing company that provides leadership resources and training. This lecture is free and open to the public. Ample seating is available behind the cadets. The Cutchins Leadership Lecture Series is part of the cadet Corps Lab curriculum, housed in the Pamplin College of Business. The lecture series is named for the late Clifford A. Cutchins III, a former bank chairman and Virginia Tech Board of Visitors rector. A member of the Class of 1944, Cutchins received his degree in accounting as a member of the Corps of Cadets.
Thu, Apr 23, 2020
3:30pm
Corps of Cadets Military Awards Ceremony - Corps (Burruss Auditorium)
Cadets will receive recognition from the Corps, the university ROTC units, and various military and veterans organizations. Among the awards to be handed out is the Beverly S. Parrish Award, also known as the Gold Cord. This highly competitive award goes to the top company in the Corps, and it is the most anticipated and prized award of the ceremony. Criteria include the academic performance of the unit, recruiting efforts, cadet retention, discipline, room and uniform inspections, and drill performance.
Thu, Sep 9, 2021
3:30pm
America's Response to 9/11: A CIA Retrospective in the Worlds of Those Who Led the Way - Academic (Burruss Auditorium)
This panel will discuss aspects of the CIA's operations in Afghanistan from the perspective of the CIA officers who were there immediately after the al-Qaida attack on Sept. 11, 2001. The panel will include the following speakers: -The deputy of the CIA's Directorate of Operations -Two officers who participated in the first teams to land in Afghanistan to execute the CIA's strategy to topple the Taliban regime in order to destroy al-Qaida -The CIA's targeter who created the system used to identify, find, and fix Taliban and al-Qaida targets -Perspectives from other officers presented by the author of "First Casualty: The Untold Story of the CIA Mission to Avenge 9/11," released Sept. 7, 2021. The panelists will talk about their roles in this unprecedented counter terrorism action. Attendees will receive insights and understanding of how the U.S. responded to this attack. Seven days after the attack, President George W. Bush visited Ground Zero and, in response to a person in attendance, stated, "I can hear you! I can hear you! The rest of the world hears you. And the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon." The first CIA team landed in Afghanistan the following week to take the fight to al-Qaida. Several other CIA, and later U.S. military special forces teams, followed. By December, the Taliban had collapsed. By spring 2002, al-Qaida had been destroyed and driven from Afghanistan.
Tue, Sep 21, 2021
7:00pm
Through Feminist Eyes - Academic (Fralin Auditorium)

Thu, Oct 7, 2021
1:00pm
Fall Forum & Lemonade on the Lawn - Seminar/Conference (Fralin Hall Auditorium)
Join us for the Center for Gerontology's Fall Forum in Fralin Hall Auditorium, followed by Lemonade on the Lawn at the ISCE Building, 230 Grove Lane. Keynote: Phyllis A. Greenberg, Ph.D., MPA Associate Professor, Gerontology St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud Minnesota www.stcloudstate.edu/gerontology "Ageism in Health Care: 72 is not a Diagnosis"
Thu, Oct 7, 2021
3:30pm
Cutchins Leadership Lecture Series: Jannell MacAulay - Corps (Burruss Auditorium)
Jannell MacAulay will speak to the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets on "Command Your Mindset," a way to discover your high-performance path to sustainable success and happiness. The event is open to the public. Seating is available behind the cadets, who have assigned seating in the front of the auditorium. A U.S. Air Force veteran and TEDx speaker, MacAulay has managed human performance under high-stress situations for over two decades. She is on a mission to help individuals excel in high-stress and rugged environments, showing them how to lean into each moment to find their best selves. The Cutchins Leadership Lecture Series is part of the cadet Corps Lab curriculum, housed in the Pamplin College of Business. The lecture series is named for the late Clifford A. Cutchins III, a former bank chairman and Virginia Tech Board of Visitors rector. A member of the Class of 1944, Cutchins received his degree in accounting as a member of the Corps of Cadets.
Wed, Oct 13, 2021
7:00pm
Through Feminist Eyes - Academic (Fralin Auditorium)

Mon, Oct 25, 2021
4:00pm
Climate Change: It's a Relationship Problem / Lecture by Dr. Karen O'Brien - Academic (Steger Hall Auditorium, Room 145)
Climate Change: It's a Relationship Problem A lecture by Dr. Karen O'Brien Monday, October 25, 2021 at 4:00pm Steger Hall Auditorium, Room 145 Zoom Webinar Link: https://virginiatech.zoom.us/j/85038084862#success (Students encouraged to attend for class credit should plan to join virtually via Zoom.) Dr. Karen O'Brien is a professor in the Department of Sociology and Human Geography at the University of Oslo, Norway. She is an internationally recognized expert on climate change and society, focusing on themes such as climate change impacts, vulnerability, and adaptation including how climate change interacts with globalization processes and the implications for human security. She is interested in how transdisciplinary and integrated approaches to global change research can contribute to a better understanding of how societies both create and respond to change, and particularly the role of beliefs, values, and worldview in transformations to sustainability. She is passionate about what potential there is in quantum social theory and the implications for climate change responses. She is the co-founder and partner in cCHANGE, an Oslo-based company. cCHANGE is a beacon for individuals and organizations seeking a new perspective, inspiration, knowledge, and tools on climate change and sustainability transformations. Dr. O'Brien was named by Web of Science as one of the world's most influential researchers of the past decade in 2019 and 2020. In 2019 she received a Research Excellence Award from the AAG Human Dimensions Specialty Group. In 2021 she was co-recipient of the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award for Climate Change. Sponsors: Department of Political Science College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences Institute for Policy & Governance Global Change Center Fralin Life Sciences Institute Community Change Collaborative The Office of the Vice President for Research & Innovation COVID Precautions - Seating capacity in Steger Hall will be spaced and capacity will be reduced to 50% (70 total seats will be available). - Admittance will be on a first come, first served basis. - Students encouraged to attend for class credit should plan to join virtually via Zoom (https://virginiatech.zoom.us/j/85038084862#success) - All University policies will be followed, including required masking and vaccination policies.
Tue, Nov 2, 2021
7:00pm
Spiritual Audacity The Abraham Joshua Heschel Story - Movie/Film (Fralin Auditorium)
A film by Martin Doblmeier, from the director of BONHOEFFER, The Power of Forgiveness and The Dorothy Day Story. Rabbi Heschel is an authoritative, commanding voice... in the religious life of America -Reinhold Neibuhr, public theologian. Rabbi Heschel was the authority on the prophets. But on our March to Selma, he was the prophet -Andrew Young, Civil Rights leader
Wed, Nov 3, 2021
7:00pm
Through Feminist Eyes - Academic (Fralin Auditorium)

Thu, Nov 4, 2021
3:30pm
Cutchins Leadership Lecture Series: Medal of Honor recipient Britt Slabinski - Corps (Moss Arts Center)
In honor of Veteran's Day, Medal of Honor Recipient Master Chief Special Warfare Operator (SEAL) Britt Slabinski, U.S. Navy (retired), will address the Corps of Cadets. The event is open to the public. Seating is available behind the cadets, who have assigned seating in the front of the auditorium. Slabinski earned the rank of Eagle Scout at age 14 and upon graduation from high school in 1988 enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He has various military and civilian qualifications, including Naval Special Warfare Scout Sniper, Military Free Fall Parachute Jump Master, and has an Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic National Certification. He received the Medal of Honor during a White House ceremony May 24, 2018, for his actions during combat operations on March 4, 2002, while deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The Cutchins Leadership Lecture Series is part of the cadet Corps Lab curriculum, housed in the Pamplin College of Business. The lecture series is named for the late Clifford A. Cutchins III, a former bank chairman and Virginia Tech Board of Visitors rector. A member of the Class of 1944, Cutchins received his degree in accounting as a member of the Corps of Cadets.
Thu, Nov 18, 2021
3:30pm
NASCAR driver Jesse Iwuji to speak - Corps (Burruss Auditorium)
NASCAR driver Jesse Iwuji will bring a positive message about access, resilience, and perseverance when he speaks as part of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets' Cutchins Leadership Lecture Series. Iwuji's talk to the Corps of Cadets is open to the public. Seating is available behind the cadets, who have assigned seats in the front half of the auditorium. One of two Black drivers regularly competing in NASCAR's national series, Iwuji earned a full scholarship to the U.S. Naval Academy, where he played football and ran track and field. He commissioned as a surface warfare officer in the U.S. Navy and deployed twice to the Arabian Gulf. He now serves in the Navy Reserves and champions companies and charities that give back to the men and women in uniform. This summer, Iwuji announced a partnership with NFL Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith to form a new full-time Xfinity team in 2022 known as Jesse Iwuji Motorsports. He has said his goal is to bring more diversity to NASCAR and being an owner is the most direct way to do that.



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