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Symphony Under the Stars with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra
Thursday, August 30
7:30pm - 9:30pm
Martha Wren Briggs Amphitheatre at Lake Matoaka


The Virginia Symphony Orchestra will perform a free concert at the Martha Wren Briggs Amphitheatre at Lake Matoaka. 

Gates will open at 6:30 p.m., and the concert will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Parking is available at the garage located at 201 Ukrop Way.

Tamura Lomax, CEO, The Feminist Wire will speak at the Commonwealth Auditorium
Tuesday, September 11
All day
Sadler Center, Commonwealth Auditorium

Tamura Lomax is an educator, writer, and co-founder/CEO of The Feminist Wire, an online publication committed to feminist, anti-racist, and anti-imperialist sociopolitical critique. She received her PhD in religion from Vanderbilt University. 


    Mary Jean Corbett, University Distinguished Professor of English, Miami University (Ohio)
    Thursday, September 20
    5pm
    Tucker Hall

    Professor Corbett’s research interests include nineteenth-century English and Irish writing, feminist and postcolonial theory, and women’s writing. She will deliver the Sara and Jess Cloud Distinguished Lecture.

      Patrick Hayes Writers Series Welcomes Lorrie Moore
      Wednesday, September 26
      7pm
      Tucker Hall

      Lorrie Moore is a noted writer of novels, short stories, children’s books and essays. She was elected to the American Academy of Arts & Letters in 2006. Her latest book, an anthology of essays, is entitled See What Can Be Done (Knopf, 2018). 

        Professor Kimberly Tanner, San Francisco State University
        Thursday, October 4 - Friday, October 5
        McGlothlin-Street Hall

        Professor Tanner also directs SEPAL: The Science Education Partnership & Assessment Lab. Her research focuses on how people learn science and how teachers and scientists can collaborate to make science teaching and learning more like how scientists work.

          Bernedette Muthien,  Founder and Director of the South African NGO Engender
          Monday, October 8 - Friday, October 12
          Morton Hall, Center for Liberal Arts

          Ms. Muthien is the founder and a director of the South African NGO Engender, whose mission is “research and capacity building for communities of people on genders and sexualities, human rights, justice, and peace.” 

            Patrick Hayes Writers Series Welcomes Professor Elizabeth Spires
            Thursday, October 11
            5pm
            Tucker Hall

            Elizabeth Spires, Co-Director of the Kratz Center for Creative Writing and Professor of English, holds Goucher’s Chair for Distinguished Achievement. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, American Poetry Review and other magazines and anthologies. 

              Professor Jean Comaroff, Harvard University
              Thursday, October 11
              5pm
              Washington Hall

              Jean Comaroff is the Alfred North Whitehead Professor of African and African American Studies, Department of Anthropology at Harvard University. Professor Comaroff has had a distinguished career studying the people of Southern Africa. 

                VIMS Welcomes Dr. Libby Jewett, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
                Monday, October 15 - Wednesday, October 17
                VIMS - Administration Building (Eastern Shore Laboratory)

                Dr. Jewett, is a NOAA scientist with diverse science and management experience in ocean acidification and coastal hypoxia (low oxygen) research programs, and the first director of NOAA’s Ocean Acidification Program.

                  Adrienne Mayor, Research Scholar, Classics, History and Philosophy of Science, Stanford University
                  Thursday, October 18
                  5pm
                  Morton Hall

                  Adrienne Mayor is an independent folklorist/historian of science who investigates natural knowledge contained in pre-scientific myths and oral traditions. She will deliver the Lee Lecture.

                    Inaugural Sara E. Nance Lecture by Professor Deborah Morse
                    Thursday, October 18
                    5pm
                    Tucker Hall

                    Deborah Morse is the Sara E. Nance Professor of English. She specializes in Victorian studies, English novel, the animal in Victorian literature, feminist studies. She will give the inaugural Sara E. Nance lecture.

                      Merry Wiesner-Hanks, Distinguished Professor of History at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
                      Friday, October 19
                      3:30pm
                      Ewell Hall

                      Professor Wiesner-Hanks' research focuses on early modern Europe and world/global historian, with a primary focus on women, gender, and sexuality within these. She will give the John Boswell Memorial Lecture

                        Mary Silber, Professor of Statistics, The University of Chicago on Mentoring Women
                        Thursday, October 25
                        5pm
                        Jones Hall

                        Professor Silber is an applied mathematician who currently contributes to the Computational and Applied Mathematics Initiative (CAMI) at the University of Chicago. 

                          Mary Silber, Professor of Statistics, The University of Chicago on Research
                          Friday, October 26
                          5pm
                          Jones Hall

                          Professor Silber is an applied mathematician who currently contributes to the Computational and Applied Mathematics Initiative (CAMI) at the University of Chicago. 

                            Deborah Loewenberg Ball, William H. Payne Collegiate Professor of Education, University of Michigan
                            Thursday, November 1
                            5pm
                            School of Education

                            Professor Ball is an educational researcher noted for her work in mathematics instruction and the mathematical preparation of teachers.  She will present the Hauben Distinguished Lecture in Education.

                              Digital Humanities Symposium Keynote Speaker:  Professor Wendy Hui Kyong Chun, Brown University
                              Friday, November 2
                              10am
                              Equality Lab

                              Wendy Hui Kyong Chun, Professor of Modern Culture and Media at Brown University. Professor Chun combines a background in Systems Design Engineering and English Literature to inform her work on contemporary digital media.