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November Events


Nov. 2

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Clay Concert Theatre

WVU presents the second concert of the season, featuring Aleksey Igudesman on violin and Hyung-ki Joo on piano.

Nov. 5

C. Edwin Baker Lecture in Liberty, Equality, and Democracy Noon.
College of Law Event Center

Harvard Law Professor Lani Guinier will speak.


Nov. 5

Applied Ethics Day Lecture: "Genetic Enhancement: A Game Changer for Sports and Social Justice"  8 p.m. 
Clark Hall 112

Lisa Parker is an Associate Professor of Human Genetics and Director of the Master of Arts Program in Bioethics at the University of Pittsburgh.


Nov. 6

Lecture "An Indispensable Dialogue: Approaching the Past through Oral History" 3:30-5:00 p.m.  
101 Woodburn Hall

Public Lecture featuring Stephen Sloan, Director of the Baylor Institute of Oral History and 2015 Big XII Visiting Fellow. Part of the History Department's "History in Motion" series of events.


Nov. 6

Reading by Denise Giardina 6 p.m.  
123 Pleasant Street

A reading by acclaimed West Virginia novelist Denise Giardina, co-sponsored by the Black Bear Club Reading Series and the WVU Department of English.


Nov. 6

World Music Concert 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre         

Nov. 7

WVU Bluegrass Concert 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre            

Nov. 9 

"Movements of People" - A Keynote Address and Panelist Discussion  6:00-8:00 p.m. 
WVU College of Law Events Center

Event examining the current refugee crisis in Europe and featuring a keynote address by historian G. Daniel Cohen, author of "In War's Wake: European Refugees in the Postwar Order", and brief remarks from Gabor Demszky, former mayor of Budapest, as well as a panel of WVU experts from History, Geography, Law, Political Science, and Women's & Gender Studies. Free parking available in the Law School parking lot.


Nov. 10

Public Lecture 4:00-5:30 p.m.  
Ming Hsieh Hall

Prof. Glen Pettigrove, a philosopher from the University of Auckland, will deliver a public lecture on forgiveness.


Nov. 10

The Dancing Congress 7:00-8:30 p.m. 
Dance Studio in E-Moore Hall, downtown campus

The Dancing Congress. 7:00-8:30 p.m., E-Moore Hall. WVU's German Club will host an evening of dance in commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the Congress of Vienna. Dr. Katherine Aaslestad, WVU History professor, will begin the evening with a brief talk about the Congress’s historical significance. Her remarks will be followed by instruction in the Viennese waltz offered by teaching and performing artist Gretchen Moore.


Nov. 10

Movie and discussion 7:00-9:00 p.m. 
122 Ming Hsieh Hall

Screening of  Which Way Home , a documentary film that features unaccompanied child migrants on their journey through Mexico to the United States.  Sponsored by the Phi Alpha Theta and the History Club. 








Nov. 10   

WVU Symphonic Band Concert 7:30-9:30 p.m.  
Clay Concert Theatre 

Nov. 12

Visiting Artist Lecture 5-6 p.m.  
Bloch Learning and Performance Hall

Jen Mussari is a designer, lettering artist and illustrator who now lives in Brooklyn, N.Y. 

Nov. 12

Elections Panel (Festival of Ideas/Ogden Newspapers Seminar Series) 7:30 p.m.  
Morgantown Events Center at Waterfront Place Hotel


Nov. 12

WVU Percussion Ensemble Concert  7:30-9:30 p.m.  
Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre 


Nov. 12

5th Annual Rush D. Holt Lecture  7:30 p.m.   
White Hall G9  

Mary Beth Norton, the Mary Donlon Alger Professor of American History at Cornell University, will present "The Seventh Tea Ship; or, a Tale of Shipwrecked Sailors, Combative Communities, and a Fractured Family." Her lecture will recount the unknown story of the tea ship that, bound for Boston in late fall 1773, wrecked on Cape Cod before reaching the harbor. Introduction by President Gordon Gee.


Nov. 12-13

"A Celebration of Dance" Concert 7-8:30 p.m. and 9-10:30 p.m.  
Antoinette Falbo Theatre  

Yoav Kaddar will direct a concert that is the culmination of the semester's creative work by WVU student choreographers and dancers. Ticketed event. 


Nov. 16

"From WVU and Back Again" Student Panelist Discussion 4:00-6:00 p.m.  
102 Woodburn Hall  

Event featuring History student researchers Samantha Yost, Joseph Snyder, and Jordan Riggs. Chaired by Carrie Cecil, BA History Alum and Senior Attorney at Spilman Thomas & Battle, Charleston, W.Va.                          


Nov. 16

Reading 7:30-9 p.m. 
Robinson Reading Room, WVU Downtown Library 

Sarah Einstein, a WVU MFA graduate, and Kevin Oderman, a WVU professor and author of "Cannot Stay: Essays on Travel," will give a public reading of their works.                     

Nov. 17

Lecture 12:00 p.m. (noon) 
Davis Gallery, College of Law

The General Counsel of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission will present a paper on November 17, 2015, at noon in the Davis Gallery. The name of the talk is The EEOC’s Year at the Supreme Court. In that talk, the General Counsel will discuss all three cases which it took to the Supreme Court last year (and won!). All members of the public are welcome. 

Nov. 17

WVU Wind Symphony Concert 7:30-9:30 p.m. 
Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre

Nov. 19

WVU Symphony Orchestra 7:30-9:30 p.m. 
Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre


Nov. 22

Recital 5:30 p.m.  
Bloch Hall, 200A Creative Arts Center

Janis-Rozena Peri, soprano, will present a faculty recital for the Community Music Program. 

Nov. 30

WVU Marching Band Keynotes Concert 7:30-9:30 p.m. 
Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre

Repeats Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m.