Lecture Series

2020 Spring Semester Elderscholar SM Presents:


Tuesday's class will be held in the Colket Center, Wortmann Ballroom

(Tuesday begins at noon)

March 10          The Checkered History of the Peppered Moth: Evolution’s Reluctant Poster Child
Dr. Michael J. Wise, Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies

March 17          Civil War Graffiti House
                          Mr. William Truitt, President of the Brandy Station Foundation

March 24          Mathematical Composers                                 
                          Dr. Margaret L. Rahmoeller, Assistant Professor of Math, Computer Science,
                          and Physics

March 31          When Inequality Makes Us Sick: Poverty, Mobility, and Poor Health
Dr. Kristen M. Schorpp, Assistant Professor of Sociology

April 7               The Civil Rights Movement as Seen Through the Visual Arts
                          Mr. H. Timothy Isaacs, Vice President of the Center for Teaching the Rule of Law
                          and Adjunct Lecturer of Public Affairs


Wednesday session will be held in the Colket Center, Pickle Lounge

(begins at 11:45am)

March 11         The Discovery of Insulin
Dr. Darwin J. Jorgensen, Thornhill Professor of Biology  

March 18         The Digital Hand and the Molecular Scalpel: Pharmaceutical Futures in the Making
Dr. Edward Nik-Khah, Professor of Business Administration and

March 25         Slavic Folklore
Dr. Tatyana V. Munsey, Adjunct Senior Lecturer of Modern Languages

April 1                Encountering Virginia in the Watercolors of Benjamin Henry Latrobe
                           Dr. Julia A. Sienkewicz, Assistant Professor of Fine Arts

April 8                Deep Changes in the Land: Soil, Sustainability, and the Earth’s Critical Zone
Dr. Katherine P. O’Neill, Associate Professor and Chair of Environmental

All lectures are followed by lunch in Sutton Commons. 

See Registration Page to register. 



Spring 2020 travel opportunities.

Go to Adventure Scholar for more details

Inclement weather and cancelation policies

In the event of inclement weather please call the weather hotline (540) 375-7777 or Teresa Quinn from Community Programs at (540) 375-5233 after 8 a.m. the day of the class to verify if the program will run as scheduled.

If the College is closed or closing early, there will be no Elderscholar program that day. If the College is under a delayed opening, or operating on a normal schedule, Elderscholar MAY BE CANCELED in order to protect the safety of the Elderscholars. If the program is canceled due to weather, Community Programs will make every effort to reschedule at a later date.

If the scheduled presenter is not available at a later date, an alternate lecture will be provided.

Substitutions may be approved by contacting the office of Community Programs or the trip vendor.

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