Arts & Culture

Maitreye Loving Kindness Tour in Charlottesville
4:00 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Buddhist Relics on Tour

Credit http://www.maitreyarelictour.com/

Buddhists from around the state are expected in Charlottesville this weekend, where an unusual traveling exhibit opens – promising peace and medical miracles. 

The source -- mysterious bead-like objects that remain when spiritual leaders are cremated. 

A video posted online tells the tale of the Maitreya Loving Kindness Tour featuring relics taken from the cremated remains of Buddhist masters.  Leena Rose Miller, who organized the event here, says these pearl-like objects promote peace, healing and inspiration.

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Positive Psychology
4:22 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

The HOW of Happiness

What does it take to be happy in life? A book on the subject is catching on, on campus.  A project that began as a women’s book group has morphed into a discussion series on a single book.  It’s called, “The How of Happiness.”     

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Appalachian Stereotypes
3:30 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

What's Most Scary About Horror Films?

Halloween reminds us that it can sometimes be fun to explore the dark side. And the rise in popularity of horror movies of the last couple of decades seems to confirm that.

A Virginia Tech Professor of pop culture is taking a closer look at scary movies to see what they tell us about the stereotypes that drive them.

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Oral Histories in "Revelations"
12:14 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

LGBTQ in Appalachia

Carrie and Michael Cline
Credit Virginia Tech

Auditions are scheduled (10/20/14)  to cast volunteers to read oral histories in a performance at the Lyric Theater in Blacksburg this Saturday.

The live theatrical presentation weaves a dozen oral histories into an artistic tapestry that focuses on resiliency in the LGBTQ Appalachian community. It’s the headliner for the 10th Annual Gay in Appalachia’ event, presented by the LGBTQ Caucus at Virginia Tech.

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Go Outside Festival
10:56 am
Fri October 17, 2014

Branding Roanoke

Credit www.roanokegofest.com

Roanoke officials have spent the past five years promoting the Star City as an outdoor community. 

Pete Eshelman is the city’s Director of Outdoor Branding, and says Virginia Tech is seeing a trend for new graduates wanting to stay in the area particularly because of the variety of outdoor amenities.

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