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50 years of Arts and Humanities

March Events

March 1

Art Up Close! Presentation by Christopher Wilkinson, WVU Professor Emeritus of Music History. 5:30-7:00 p.m
Museum Education Center, WVU

This series of lectures is designed to give an in-depth look at a single work of art selected from the WVU Art Collection. Each presentation features an original work of art and commentary by WVU faculty or guest artists, followed by a question-and-answer session and light refreshments. Audience members have the opportunity to view the actual work of art. 

March 3

Fireside Chat. 4:00-5:00 p.m 
Greenbrier Room, Mountainlair 

An open forum discussion on what it means to be a feminist today led by Dr. Jennifer Orlikoff, Director, Center for Women's & Gender Studies, West Virginia University. Opinions, perspectives, and suggestions are welcome. (Rescheduled from February 28) 

March 4

Theater. 7:30-9:30 p.m 
Gladys G. Davis Theatre

WVU Theatre Production.  "Courtship" & "Valentine's Day," two one-acts by Horton Foote. Repeats March 5-6 and March 8-13 at 7:30 p.m.  

March 6

Concert. 3:15-5:15 p.m
Antoinette Falbo Theatre 

WVU African Ensemble Concert 

March 15-17

WVU Women: Celebrating 125 Years, A Three-Day Symposium Presented by the University Libraries. Various Times 
Downtown Library 

The WVU Libraries join the WVU Center for Women & Gender Studies in the yearlong celebration of 125 years of the graduation of women at West Virginia University. Events at this three day symposium are free and open to the public. Please visit for further information.

March 16 

Breaking through a Glass Ceiling in Mathematics. 10:45 a.m .
Robinson Reading Room Wise Library                

Dr. Marjorie Darrah associate professor of Mathematics at WVU will reflect on her experiences as the first woman to receive a Ph.D. degree in Math from WVU. Dr. Amy Keesee Assistant Professor of Physics will moderate.                 

March 16  

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

WVU Symphony Orchestra Young Artists Concert.  Outstanding musicians at West Virginia University will perform as soloists with the WVU Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Mitchell Arnold. Ticketed event.  

March 18-21  

Time and location to be determined   

American College Dance Association Mid-Atlantic Region 2016 Conference. Time and location to be determined. More than 500 participants from universities and colleges across the region are expected to attend this conference. Four dance concerts will feature choreography by student, faculty and guest artists.

March 29  

"Incest Discourse since the Renaissance: Developing a 'Strange' History Project ." David Warren Sabean
7:30 p.m. White Hall G9

Until the late eighteenth century, marriage prohibitions in Europe, for the most part, were quite extensive. Pushed from below, most states abandoned the old rules to allow cousins and even uncles and nieces to marry, and everywhere during the nineteenth century, the practice of cousin marriage flourished. As the anthropologist Lévi-Strauss pointed out, incest taboos and kinship structures are closely related. This paper looks at long term changes in both kinship patterns and incest worries in Europe and America over four centuries.  

March 29-31 

Symposium .
Time and location to be determined

Where Have We Been? Where Are We Going? 125th Anniversary of the Graduation of Women from WVU” will include poster sessions, panel discussions and a keynote address. 

March 30  

Lunchtime Looks. 12-12:50 p.m. 
Museum Education Center, Grand Hall and Art Museum 

WVU students, faculty and staff, and members of the general public are invited to bring a brown bag lunch to the Museum Education Center Grand Hall at noon and meet with other art enthusiasts to enjoy their midday meal. At 12:30 p.m., the group will move to one of the museum’s galleries for a 20-minute, in-depth look at a work of art with one of the docents.