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 ...
Su Fang Ng

Su Fang Ng Named Clifford A. Cutchins III Professor of English

Su Fang Ng, who will join the faculty of the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Tech this fall, has been named the Clifford A. Cutchins III Professor of English by the Virg...
Peter Doolittle

Peter Doolittle Named Director of School of Education

Peter Doolittle, a leader in educational research and best practices both nationally and internationally, has been named director of the Virginia Tech School of Education. Doolittle most recent...
Joan Hirt

Joan Hirt Honored with Emerita Status

Joan Hirt, professor of educational leadership and policy studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Tech, has been conferred the title of professor emerita by the V...
April Few-Demo

April Few-Demo Receives Outstanding Mentor Award

April Few-Demo, associate professor of human development in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, has received the Graduate School’s 2017 Faculty Outstanding Mentor Award. Sponsor...
Home to one of the largest multichannel audio systems in the world, the Cube supports a wide range of audio approaches, from data sonification to spatial sound composition.

The Future of Sound Begins in the Cube

It is difficult to imagine the movie Jaws without its famous theme song. With just two alternating notes repeating over and over, becoming faster and faster as it progresses, the piece communicates su...
Carol Mullen with students from Southwest University in Chongqing, China

Fulbright Scholar Publishes Book on Creativity and Education in China

Carol Mullen, a professor of educational leadership in Virginia Tech’s School of Education, has authored a new book, Creativity and Education in China: Paradox and Possibilities for an Era of Accounta...
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...
Barbara Allen, center, confers with Alison Cohen and environmental activist Gerard Casanova from Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône to map an approach to conducting a participatory health survey in two polluted French towns.

Enlisting French Residents for Study Validating Pollution-Driven Health Claims

For many years, state-funded health studies have disproved claims by residents and local doctors in one of France’s largest industrial regions that people living in this area had elevated levels of ma...
Megan Dolbin-MacNab

The Impact of the Opioid Addiction Crisis on Grandparents

Virginia Tech faculty member Megan Dolbin-MacNab testified before the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging in Washington, D.C., on March 21 on the impact of the opioid addiction epidemic on grandpar...
Recipients of the college's 2017 faculty awards

Awards Ceremony Celebrates Faculty Throughout College

The 2017 College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences Faculty Awards ceremony took place in the Owens Banquet Hall on March 14. Presenting this year’s awards were Rosemary Blieszner, interim dean of ...
Captain Michael Fisher

Michael Fisher Named Commanding Officer of Naval ROTC

Captain Michael Fisher — a highly decorated officer in the U.S. Navy — has been named commanding officer of Virginia Tech’s Naval ROTC. When Capt. Fisher was a young boy, he dreamed of one day comm...

Laura Sands Named Editor-in-Chief of New Journal

Laura Sands — a professor in the Center for Gerontology and the Department of Human Development, both in the Virginia Tech College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences — has been named editor-in-c...
Elizabeth Spiller

Elizabeth Spiller Named Dean at University of California, Davis

Elizabeth Spiller, dean of the Virginia Tech College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, has been named dean of the College of Letters and Science at the University of California, Davis. The ...
Anthony Kwame Harrison

Anthony ‘Kwame’ Harrison Named Gloria D. Smith Professor of Black Studies

Anthony “Kwame” Harrison, an associate professor of sociology in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Tech, has been named the Gloria D. Smith Professor of Black Studies by Virgi...
Anthony Peguero sitting in a classroom

Drawing the Line

Colin Ryan had always felt awkward in elementary school, and when he started middle school, he figured if he couldn’t be cool, he could at least strive for invisibility. His plan worked, at least for ...
Katherine Allen

Katherine Allen Recognized with Earnest W. Burgess Award

Katherine Allen, a professor in the Department of Human Development, is the 2016 recipient of the Earnest W. Burgess Award. This biennial award of the National Council on Family Relations recognize...
Elizabeth Struthers Malbon

Elizabeth Struthers Malbon Honored with Emerita Status

Elizabeth Struthers Malbon, professor of religion and culture in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Tech, has been conferred the title of professor emerita by the Virginia Tech...
Rosemary Carucci Goss

Rosemary Carucci Goss Reappointed

Rosemary Carucci Goss, professor in the Department of Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management, has been reappointed the Residential Property Management Advisory Board Professor by Virginia Tec...

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...

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