Gary Downey

Gary Downey Reappointed Alumni Distinguished Professor

Gary Downey, a scholar internationally recognized for his pioneering approach to the study and education of engineers, has been named the Alumni Distinguished Professor of Science and Technolo...
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...
A red panda walks along the tree.

Empowerment of Women Key to Biodiversity Protection

In the interplay between the world’s burgeoning human population and the dramatic loss of other species, the key is to empower women.
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 ...
Ashley Shew

Ashley Shew Awarded Certificate of Teaching Excellence

Ashley Shew, an assistant professor in the Department of Science and Technology in Society, received a 2017 Certificate of Teaching Excellence from the College for Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. ...
Philip Olson

Philip Olson Receives Excellence in Outreach and International Initiatives Award

Philip Olson, an assistant professor in the Department of Science and Technology in Society, received a 2017 Excellence in Outreach and International Initiatives Award from the College for Liberal Art...
Crystal Cook Marshall

A Message of Hope for Appalachian Prosperity

Born in West Virginia and descended from coal miners, Crystal Cook Marshall knows all too well the stereotype of Appalachians as clannish and feuding, poor, and uneducated — the image ...
Katrina Powell (right), coordinator for VT Stories, reviews the website with Tarryn Abrahams, a graduate research assistant, with Jessie Rogers working in the background.

VT Stories Captures Alumni Experiences

Every Hokie has a story. Whether attending as a cadet in the years following World War II, breaking ground as one of the first African American women to be accepted as a student, or using tim...

We Thought the World Would Be Cooler

Will automated drones, driverless cars, and intelligent robotics improve lives or destroy societies? That was the principal question fueling a touchscreen arcade game that Virginia Tech students creat...


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