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2018 Pregame HokieTalks

9:30-10:30 a.m. on home game Saturdays
Assembly Hall at the Holtzman Alumni Center

Join us at the Holtzman Alumni Center during home games for a series of pregame lectures featuring faculty experts. The talks are free and open to the public.

Professor Amanda Morris talks with a student

Sept. 8

Hear from leading female scientists from Virginia Tech and learn about their research into the human brain, alternative energy and more.

CAUS dean Richard Blythe talks with students

Sept. 15

College of Architecture and Urban Studies Dean Richard Blythe will lead a conversation on the vision for his college.

Graduate School Dean Karen DePaux speaks to a crowd

Oct. 6

Graduate School Dean Karen DePauw, third-year medical student Mustafa Rasheed, and Clinical Associate Professor Kevin Lahmers will speak. 

Janine Hiller and Robin Russell

Oct. 25 (4:30 p.m. start)

R.E. Sorensen Professor in Finance Janine Hiller and Professor Robin Russell will explore cybersecurity and what Virginia Tech is doing about it.

A photo of people working by a body of water surrounding by brush

Nov. 3

Associate Professor Robert Weiss, Associate Professor Sarah Karpanty, and Assistant Professor Nina Stark will speak.

Matthew Hulver and Nikki Giovanni

Nov. 17

Professor Matthew W. Hulver will discuss transforming human health through metabolism and obesity research and University Distinguished Professor
Nikki Giovanni will explore what poetry brings to life.


Parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis in the Holtzman Alumni Center lot. Enter through The Inn at the Virginia Tech entrance from Prices Fork Road.  Parking lots open at 7 a.m.

Notify the parking attendant you plan to attend this event at the Alumni Association to receive free parking.