Arts & Culture

Tonight at Virginia Tech
6:25 am
Tue October 28, 2014

Alien Invasion: An Event, a Controversy and an Opportunity for Important Dialogue

The flyer used to promote the event is raising eyebrows and causing concern.

A woman, who served as Treasurer of the United States under President Ronald Reagan, will speak at Virginia Tech tonight on the topic of illegal immigration.  A flyer promoting the event has sparked controversy over the language it uses.  

Bay Buchanan was the youngest ever treasurer of the United States, at 32 serving from 1981 to 1983.  Fliers have gone up on the campus of Virginia Tech promoting her talk.  The flyers caught the eye of several students, including Juan De La Rosa Diaz, a freshman studying political science and Spanish.

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VFH Apprenticeship Program
5:06 pm
Mon October 27, 2014

Master of the Accordion

Over the years, Virginia has nurtured a variety of arts and crafts - from beekeeping  and quilting to making farm implements and mole sauce. 

The Virginia Foundation for the Humanities wants to keep these traditions alive through an apprenticeship program pairing young people with old masters willing to share their skills. 

“No, no.  They’re below the finished or special export they call it now, but anyway they’re decent.”

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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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