Megan Lorincz, Joanna Papadopoulos, and Fadoua El Moustaid

Graduate School Citizen Scholars Connect Their Research with Their Communities

Each year, the Graduate School offers a challenge to graduate students: Create and implement a project that connects your research with a community. Students who accept the challenge and deve...
Faculty and students prepare for ASPECT's 10-year anniversary and conference. From left: Mary Ryan, graduate student; François Debrix, professor and director of ASPECT; Rob Flahive, graduate student; Mauro Caraccioli, assistant professor; and Shelby Ward, graduate student.

ASPECT to Celebrate Its Tenth Anniversary During Graduate Conference

A party with cake, champagne, and dancing may help mark traditional anniversary celebrations. In the case of ASPECT — the Alliance for Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Thought — at Virginia Te...
Martha Nussbaum

Leading Philosopher to Discuss Anger and Revolutionary Justice

Is it possible to fight injustice without anger? Martha Nussbaum, an internationally celebrated philosopher, will explore that question during the inaugural Distinguished Public Lecture of the Prog...
Christian Matheis

Christian Matheis Appointed Director of Recruitment and Diversity Initiatives

Christian Matheis has been appointed director of the Office of Recruitment and Diversity Initiatives of the Virginia Tech Graduate School. Matheis, a visiting assistant professor in the Col...
Melissa Faircloth

Graduate Students Offer Diversity Spotlights

Five graduate students in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences recently participated in a Diversity Spotlight event, in which the Virginia Tech Graduate School’s 2017 Diversity...
Danna Agmon and Pablo Tarazaga

New Faculty Principals Bring Dedication to Student Learning

East and West Ambler Johnston residence halls will welcome two new faculty principals this summer. Pablo Tarazaga, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and principal faculty in the Myers-L...
Mike Butera sits next to Instrument 1, the first Artiphon product

One-Man Band

Mike Butera was always the guy in the band toting multiple instruments: the beat-up banjoes, the ukulele rescued from a dusty shop, the cello that overwhelmed the stage. The classically trained violi...
Scott Tate

Scott Tate Named Associate Director of the Office of Economic Development

Scott Tate, a senior economic development specialist since 2014, has been promoted to associate director of Virginia Tech’s Office of Economic Development. The office promotes economic engagement betw...
Sascha Engel

Sascha Engel Receives Outstanding Doctoral Student Award

Sascha Engel, a political science instructor at Virginia Tech, has been named the 2016 Outstanding Doctoral Student for the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. In addition to being honored at ...
Sleeping Beauty

Interdisciplinary Conference on Sexual Violence

The earliest rendition of “Sleeping Beauty” culminated not in a chaste kiss, but in a violent deflowering. That historical and literary insight will be one of many presented at the Interdisciplinary a...



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