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50 years of Arts and Humanities

September Events

Sept. 1-30

Laura Mesaros Gallery at the Creative Arts Center

Sculpture exhibit  on display in the Gallery.

Sept. 9

Reading 7:30 p.m.
Robinson Reading Room in WVU’s Downtown Library

Faith Shearin, whose poems are featured regularly on Garrison Keillor’s radio program “The Writer’s Almanac,” and Mark Brazaitis, a WVU professor and the author of “The Incurables,” will give a reading of their works.

Sept. 9

College of Law, Lugar Courtroom

University of Oxford Ph.D. candidate Rachel Wechsler will discuss “Human Trafficking: Risk Factors, Responses, and the Role of Victims.” Event is free and open to the public.

Sept. 14

Lecture 3-4 p.m.
Room 440 of the Creative Arts Center 

School of Music Guest Artist Barry Green discusses "The Mastery of Music." Green was principal bassist of the Cincinnati Symphony for 28 years, and more recently principal bassist of the California Symphony and Sun Valley Idaho Summer Symphony. He currently teaches at the University of California Santa Cruz.

Sept. 15

Guest artist recital 8 p.m.
Bloch Learning and Performance Hall 

Barry Green performs.

Sept. 15

Lecture 3:30 p.m.
Mountaineer Room, Mountainlair

Sociology. Claire Renzetti discusses "By the Grace of God: Religiosity, Religious Self-Regulation, and Perpetration of Intimate Partner Violence."

Sept. 17

Exhibit opening for “Fractured Spaces.” 4:30-6 p.m. 
Wise Library Rockefeller Room/Atrium 4, with artist remarks at 5 p.m.

Photojournalist Lois Raimondo, Shott Endowed Chair in Journalism in the WVU Reed College of Media, will display photographs from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Tibet throughout fall 2015. The three-part exhibition has sections including: Afghanistan: the Ramadan Offensive; Tibetans in Exile; and Pakistan: Women in Prisons. It explores issues of human resilience in war, religious persecution and beauty in spite of tragedy.  

Sept. 17

Lecture 7 p.m.  
Lyell B. Clay Theatre, Creative Arts Center 

Corine Wegener, cultural heritage preservation officer with the Smithsonian Institution, will present the Dan and Betsy Brown Lecture at WVU, Thursday, Sept. 17, as part of the activities celebrating the opening of the new Art Museum of WVU.  Her talk will focus on her work with sites around the world where artistic and cultural treasures are threatened by conflict or natural disasters. While in the U.S. Army Reserve in 2003, she played an important role in the recovery of the National Museum of Iraq after devastating looting took place there during the war. The event is free and open to the public.   

Sept. 17

Constitution Day Panel Discussion Noon.
Marlyn E. Lugar Courtroom, WVU College of Law

“The Voting Rights Act at 50: Past Successes, Future Challenges.” WVU celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act with a discussion featuring Atiba Ellis (WVU Law), Brad Smith (Capital University) and others.          

Sept. 17

Panel Discussion 7:30 p.m. 
Ming Hsieh Hall

“More Than a Beat: Race, Reporting and the Role Media Professionals Play in Narrative Creation.” Speakers include: Chelsea Fuller, senior communications associate for Youth Criminalization with the Advancement Project; Wesley Lowery, a national reporter for the Washington Post; Ryan J. Reilly, the Huffington Post’s justice reporter; and Errin Whack, an award-winning journalist and commentator on race and politics. Moderator is Doug Mitchell, a consultant and project manager for National Public Radio based in Washington, D.C.

Sept. 19

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

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s Canady Symphony Series. First concert of the season features Russian Pianist Daniil Trifonov, with Manfred Honeck conducting.

Sept. 21

Lecture from Ethan Clark 4:00-5:00 p.m.  
Bloch Learning and Performance Hall, Creative Arts Center

In his work with the National PTA (Parent Teacher Association), Ethan Clark is an advocate for music education in our schools. He'll share some of his strategies during a visit as Alumni in Residence to the College of Creative Arts.

Sept. 22

Lecture 7:00 p.m.   
225 Brooks Hall

Dr. Lisa M. Wolfe, Endowed Chair of Hebrew Bible at Oklahoma City University will discuss "Uppity Women of the Bible".

Sept. 23

Lecture 2:30 p.m. 
Colson Hall 130

WVU English Professor and Mellon Grant recipient Cheryl Ball will deliver the Faculty Research Colloquium on digital humanities, digital publishing, and Vega as a new academic publishing platform.

Sept. 24

Lecture 4 p.m.
Rhododendron Room. Mountainlair. Reception to follow.

WVU English Professor and Benedum Distinguished Scholar Award winner Kirk Hazen discusses “A Linguistic Life.”

Sept. 24

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

The work of Dylan Collins, Assistant Professor of Art and Design and Sculpture Program Coordinator at WVU, focuses on manipulating systems of classification and organization to draw attention to the complex relationship between organic bodies and the human-made world.

Sept. 24

Master Class 7:00 p.m. 
Antionette Falbo Theatre, 2200 Creative Arts Center

Tim Wallis loves the guitar so much that he's constantly trying to expand what it can do. The country artist and inventor will share his passion for picking in a master class for students at WVU. 

Sept. 25

Theater 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Gladys G. Davis Theatre
Repeats Sept. 26, 29, 30, Oct 1, 2, 3 at 7:30-9:30 and Sept. 27, Oct 4, 2-4 p.m.

WVU Theatre Production: "The Clean House" by Sarah Ruhl.

Sept. 27

Recital 3:00 p.m. 
Bloch Hall, 200A Creative Arts Center

Andrew Kohn, professor of string bass and music theory and coordinator of theory and composition in the School of Music, will present a faculty recital. 

Sept. 29

Lecture/  Recital 7:00-9:30 p.m. 
Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre

Celebration of the 50th anniversary of the signing of NEA and NEH legislation. Provost Joyce McConnell to speak and debut a video showcasing WVU's commitment to the arts and humanities. Amernet String Quartet Recital. Concert Theatre. Non-ticketed, free event is open to campus and the public. Reception follows. 

Sept. 29-30

Focus Group 
Location and time TBD.

Carr Focus Group. David Carr, author of “Open Conversations: Public Learning in Libraries and Museums,” is working Libraries and the WVU Art Museum to explore common purposes in citizen learning.

Sept. 30

Lecture 2:30 p.m. 
130 Colson Hall. Reception to follow.

Continuing Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the NEA/NEH: Jackson Distinguished Lecture Series. Coleman Hutchinson of the University of Texas will discuss, "Is It True What They Say about Dixie? Race, Memory and a Song of the South." President Gee to speak and debut a video showcasing WVU's commitment to the arts and humanities.