Local, International, and Course Exhibits for Learning Immersion

Part of the "Piercing the Veil" course exhibit; image of picture of astronaut on poster board; students sitting at desks in background

Part of the “Piercing the Veil” course exhibit, currently on display on the 2nd floor of Newman Libray


Virginia Tech’s University Libraries welcome 6 upcoming exhibits to be housed in Newman Library throughout the spring 2018 semester into July. While some of these installations travel worldwide, some are part of the Course Exhibit Initiative to bring coursework into the public eye and share learning experiences.


• Women’s History Month, March 1 – April 2

     1st Floor near Rooms 114 and 115


March is Women’s History Month. Along with a poster exhibit on display near Newman Library Rooms 114 and 115, Special Collections will also orchestrate a number of events such as the Art and Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon and other displays such as the International Archive of Women in Architecture digital exhibition across from Room 120.


• Principles of Community, March 12 – March 16

     2nd Floor near Popular Reading Bookcase


As part of Principles of Community Week, and in partnership with InclusiveVT, Newman Library will hold an exhibit to celebrate diversity within the Virginia Tech community.


• The White Rose, March 12 – March 30

     4th Floor Commons


Named after the University of Munich student-led group, this traveling exhibit tells the story of Nazi resistance throughout the early 1940s. Forty-seven text and image panels describe the genesis of the White Rose group, its connection to other groups, and its eventual destruction by the Nazi Judiciary.


• Phage Hunters, March 12 – July 29

     4th Floor near Graduate Study Lounge


The University Libraries are teaming up with the Fralin Life Science Institute and Biological Sciences to bring Phage Hunters to Newman Library. The exhibit, named for the College of Science course, focuses on newly discovered bacteriophages isolated and grown by undergraduate researchers.


• April 16th Book and Photo Display, April 10 – April 18

     2nd Floor near Popular Reading Bookcase


In honor of Virginia Tech’s Day of Remembrance, Newman Library will display books and photos to accompany the annual Remembrance events.


• Virginia Tech in the 1960s, April 30 – July 29

     2nd Floor near Fusion Studio

Newman Library will host the work of a history class. The Virginia Tech in the 1960s exhibit will be comprised of student posters, capturing campus happenings and imagery from nearly 60 years ago.