Anisa Zvonkovic Leads National Council on Family Relations

What began as a student membership in the National Council on Family Relations has turned, over the decades, into a leadership position for Anisa Zvonkovic, head of the Department of Human Develop...
Eric McCollum

Eric McCollum Honored with Emeritus Status

Eric McCollum, professor of human development in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Tech, has been conferred the title of professor emeritus by the Virginia Tech Board ...
Fred Piercy

Fred Piercy Honored with Emeritus Status

Fred Piercy, professor of human development in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Tech, has been conferred the title of professor emeritus by the Virginia Tech Board of...
Child Care Center

Child Development Center Earns Virginia’s Highest Quality Score

When you walk into any of the three classrooms in Virginia Tech’s Child Development Center for Learning and Research, you’re met with warm lighting and open spaces. “We want our center to feel like...
April Few-Demo

April Few-Demo Honored for Achievement in Feminist Family Studies

April Few-Demo, an associate professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Science at Virginia Tech, is the 2017 recipient of the Alexis J. Walker Award for Mid-Career Achievement in Fem...
Amy Azano, an assistant professor in the School of Education, spoke about autism care in rural America at TEDxVirginiaTech's 2016 event.

Center for Autism Research to Host Symposium on Technology, Education, and Clinical Care f...

The Virginia Tech Center for Autism Research will host a one-day symposium Sept. 15 in Falls Church, Virginia, bringing experts on autism spectrum disorder from Blacksburg to the National Capital Regi...
Rosemary Blieszner

Rosemary Blieszner Named Dean of the College

Rosemary Blieszner, an Alumni Distinguished Professor, has been named dean of the Virginia Tech College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. Her appointment was based on the recommendation of the colle...
The head of a man connected to exterior by threads

Interdisciplinary Scholars Awards Represent Meetings of the Minds

Faculty members in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences are collaborating in three of the six teams receiving 2017–18 Scholars Awards from the Virginia Tech Institute for Society, Culture an...
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...
Amina Rahimi

Amina Rahimi Selected as 2017 Goldwater Scholar

Virginia Tech student Amina Rahimi, of Burke, Virginia, a double major in biochemistry and microbiology in the College of Science, has been selected as a 2017 Goldwater Scholar. The Goldwater...
A participant in the groundbreaking Abecedarian Project plays with a mirror in the early 1970s.

High-Quality, Early Childhood Education Has Significant Benefits

Children who are given high-quality education at an early age — starting at six weeks old and continuing through their first five years of life — are more likely to be employed full-time and hav...
Peggy Meszaros

In Memoriam: Peggy Meszaros, Provost Emerita

Peggy Meszaros, the highest-ranking woman in Virginia Tech’s history, died in the city of her birth — Hopkinsville, Kentucky — on April 18. She was 79. At the time of her death, Meszaros...
Karen Roberto

Insights into the Care of Older Adults

Karen Roberto, a University Distinguished Professor of Gerontology at Virginia Tech, was recently featured on Pulse of the Planet, a daily radio series and podcast that tracks the rhythms of nature, c...
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 ...
Mariana Falconier

Mariana Falconier Leads Couples Workshop

From research conducted over the past 12 years, Mariana Falconier knows how financial stress can negatively affect a couple’s relationship. In 2009, Falconier, an associate professor in Vir...

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...
Rosemary Blieszner

Rosemary Blieszner Named Interim Dean

Alumni Distinguished Professor Rosemary Blieszner has been named interim dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences following the announcement of the University of California, Davis,...
Darrell Wesh

Taking the Heat

Darrell Wesh represented his parents’ home country of Haiti at the Rio Olympics. There he competed in the 100-meter dash, an event for which he holds Haiti’s record. “It was such an honor to be in ...

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