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...
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 ...
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...

Life Lessons

USA Today has ranked Virginia Tech as the nation’s second best for pursuing a major in human development and family studies. The university’s human development major focuses on child and adol...
Pamela Teaster

Pamela Teaster Named Director of the Center for Gerontology

Pamela Teaster, a professor in the Department of Human Development at Virginia Tech, has been named director of the university’s Center for Gerontology. She previously served as the associate director...
Ashley Meier

Ashley Meier Balances Study, Sport, and Service

Growing up near Cleveland, Ashley Meier had not heard much about Virginia Tech. But the talented soccer player knew she wanted to compete in a strong and competitive conference, such as the Atla...
Joyce Arditti

Joyce Arditti Receives Alumni Award for Excellence in Research

Joyce Arditti has made significant contributions in the fields of incarceration, familial systems, and the consequences of parental incarceration on children.

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