A 1615 painting of Barbary pirates confronting a French ship

From Piracy to Poetry

Buccaneers in search of Spanish doubloons had home lives, too. That’s the conclusion of a Virginia Tech College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences alumna who spent years studying the private lives of ...
Justin Bibbs

Sketchpoint: Artistry On and Off the Court

While many Hokies may already know that shooting guard Justin Bibbs is a force on Virginia Tech’s basketball team, the rising senior’s skills extend well beyond the three-point line. “When I was a ki...
Jacqueline Nelson

Jacqueline Nelson Builds Bridges Between People and Wildlife

Jacqueline Nelson, of Holmdel, New Jersey, believes in building bridges between people and wildlife and that increasing understanding between the two worlds can lead to positive change. Nelso...
Danielle Jeffers

Students Take Roles as Campus Innovators Through Global Design Program

A chance meeting changed Sunny Murthy’s idea of his perfect career. In the summer of 2015, the Virginia Tech senior spent six weeks at the Yale School of Medicine, where he shadowed physician...
Kristi Hedges

How to Be an Inspiration

Kristi Hedges (Communication ’92) is a leadership coach to senior executives and C-level leaders at companies around the world. Recognized for her expertise in leadership communication, sh...
Mallory Noe-Payne

Mallory Noe-Payne Joins WVTF

Mallory Noe-Payne was one of three highly experienced journalists to join the staff of the WVTF Radio IQ News Department this spring. Noe-Payne, who graduated from Virginia Tech in 2013 with degree...
Andrey Esakia, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Computer Science in Virginia Tech's College of Engineering, developed a Fitbit-like smartwatch to help motivate would-be exercisers to get, and stay, more active.

Smartwatch App Could Inspire More Frequent Physical Activity

An interdisciplinary study conducted by researchers at Virginia Tech suggests the secret to obtaining your summertime fitness goals might not be the amount of weight you’re bench pressing or how many ...
Sarah Obenauer

Hokies ‘Make a Mark’ in Design-a-Thon for Nonprofits

A one-day design marathon led and executed largely by Hokies delivered critically needed free marketing materials to 18 area nonprofits. Over 12 hours, designers and developers at Make a Mark...
Danielle Jeffers offers a nutshell talk at the Ut Prosim Society celebration in April 2017

Sophomore Creates Scholarship-Coaching Business

At the beginning of Danielle Jeffers’ senior year of high school, her parents sat her down and said, “You need to go to college, but we can’t pay for it.” This conversation launched J...
Front row, from left: President Tim Sands, Laura Sands, Vice President for Student Affairs Patricia Perillo, and Executive Vice President and Provost Thanassis Rikakis honored the inaugural cohort of Keystone Fellows at the Moss Arts Center.

Inaugural Cohort of Keystone Fellows Announced

A student’s busy academic schedule and rigorous field of study are often what come to mind when thinking about a collegiate education. But Virginia Tech students spend the vast majority of th...

The Giving Spirit

It began with a drive through the nation’s capital one frigid winter evening. Minutes after passing the White House and the Treasury Building, Tom Bagamane could see homeless men and women, their shap...

Storytelling in Motion

For event producer Liz Hart, no challenge is too daunting and no detail too insignificant. Help erect a temporary theme park to entertain 14,000? No problem. Cue an Olympian to light a torch in a pack...

A Legend Returns

Bill Roth, longtime and legendary Voice of the Hokies, is returning to Virginia Tech, this time as a professor of practice in the Department of Communication in the College of Liberal Arts and H...
Alison Matthiessen

Alison Matthiessen to Lead Communications for the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicin...

Alison Matthiessen has been named director of communications for the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine. In her new position, Matthiessen will lead a comprehensive communications program for...
Ariana Mollers (left) is welcomed to the orientation stage by Gwen Coleman.

Keystone Fellow Ends Her Student Experience by Serving Those Just Starting

“This recent grad’s got Georgia on her mind, but Virginia Tech is never far behind. From Chantilly, Virginia, it’s Ariana Mollers!” This booming introduction prompts Mollers to run across the stage...
Marlene Preston and Matt Gabriele

College Professors Recognized for University Leadership

Two of the four faculty members newly appointed to the academies of Faculty Service and Leadership at Virginia Tech are members of the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. Marlene Pres...
From left: Nicole Guilbault, Lillian Phan, and Madeline Yaskowski

Students Win Common Book Essay Contest

Two of the three undergraduates who won Virginia Tech’s Common Book Project essay contest are majors in the Department of Communication. The contest, titled “My Virginia Tech Values: An Ess...
Clara Barton

Cokie Roberts to Tell Stories of Civil War-Era Women

Cokie Roberts titled her most recent book with an illuminating pun — the titular capital dames were not just women living in the nation’s capital during the Civil War; they were also, in Roberts...
Hoda Kotb

Virginia Tech to Host a Fireside Chat with NBC Anchor Hoda Kotb

Virginia Tech's Pamplin College of Business and the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences will jointly host a fireside chat and book signing with NBC anchor Hoda Kotb on January 15, at the Capita...

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