Subhradeep Roy sits at a computer

Data on Same-Sex Marriage Legislation Enables Exploration of Public Policy

If you have ever tried to change someone’s mind on an important issue — how to vote, for example — you know swaying an entrenched opinion is no easy task. Studying just how, when, and why opinions cha...
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...
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 ...
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...
Murmuration of starlings

Using Robot Scientists to Reimagine the World

How would science have unfolded differently across the centuries if Galileo had been an ecologist rather than an astronomer? Some researchers believe today’s scientific disciplines would have evolved...
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...
Joe Frazier

Joe Frazier Inspired by Dreams of a United Community

Joe Frazier said that, while he loves studying sociology, he gets frustrated with the apathy that’s often unavoidable in college courses. Frazier received degrees in sociology and philosophy in 2013, ...
Benjamin Jantzen

Benjamin Jantzen Wins National Science Foundation CAREER Award

Benjamin Jantzen, an assistant professor of philosophy in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Tech, has won a 2015 National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Development (C...


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