Seminar series on the Shenandoah National Park – Spring 2016


As part of the ESP seminar agenda for the spring semester of 2016, Associate Professor Dr. Ingrid Visseren-Hamakers has organized a seminar series on Shenandoah National Park. The series is part of her spring 2016 course “Integrated Environmental Assessment” (EVPP 490-004 & 505-008), but since the lectures are interesting and relevant for a broader audience, she would like to extend an invitation to all. The series includes the following guest speakers. Please feel free to share this announcement with others.

The upcoming seminars in this series are listed below.

Friday, February 12, 2016, 11.00am-12.30pm – Research Hall 162
Dr. Andrew Liebhold, entomologist at the US Forest Service
Invasive forest insects and diseases & forest management

Friday, February 19, 2016, 11.00am-12.00pm – Research Hall 162
Dr. Jennifer Levin, Virginia Tech
Wildlife conservation – the conservation of Shenandoah salamander and black bears

Friday, February 26, 2016 – 11:00am-12:30pm – Research Hall 162
Jim Northup, Superintendent Shenandoah National Park
Policy and political aspects of national park management

Friday, March 4, 2016 – 11:00am-12:30pm – Research Hall 162 cancelled
Dr. Katrina Powell, Virginia Tech
Social aspects – The communities displaced to create the national park

Please also visit the Seminars page for other seminars you may be interested in.  All are welcome!

Important Dates for Students

SPRING 2020 Semester (modified due to COVID-19)

MLK Day (university closed): Jan 20

First day of classes: Jan 21

Spring Break (extended): Mar 9-20

Dissertation/Thesis Deadline: May 8

Last day of classes: May 11

Reading Day(s): May 12

Final Exam Period: May 13-20

University Commencement: May 22 (tentative)

COVID-19 DATE CHANGES – For the complete modified spring calendar, see and for latest COVID-19 updates, see: