Carmen Giménez Smith

Carmen Giménez Smith Awarded Guggenheim Fellowship

When Carmen Giménez Smith watched the television show “Revenge,” she was more than entertained. She had found an unlikely muse that would lead her on an award-winning journey to a Guggenheim F...
Nikki Giovanni in front of the 22 Steps, an ongoing poetry installation at the Moss Arts Center.

Steger Poetry Prize Winners Carry on a Divine Tradition

“Poetry is sacred, and if this were a sacred space, we would open with ‘Leaning on the Everlasting Arms,’” Nikki Giovanni told an audience at the Moss Arts Center. Then, after admitting the microp...
Alek Skarlatos, who helped disarm a terrorist on a train from Amsterdam to Paris, speaks at an event that was Lehi Dowell's Diversity Scholars project. Renee Cloyd and Anthony Wilson also were speakers at the event.

Diversity Scholars to Share Their Projects

Virginia Tech Graduate School’s 2019 Diversity Scholars will discuss their projects to the university community and the public during the Diversity Spotlight program on May 2 at noon in the Gr...

Photo Gallery: Hokies in Hollywood

Virginia Tech graduates gathered at the Netflix Studio in Los Angeles on March 19 for the Hokies in L.A. Alumni Networking event. Alumni took the opportunity to share experiences, build professional n...
Bernice Hausman

Bernice Hausman Honored with Emerita Status

Bernice Hausman, the former Edward S. Diggs Professor in the Humanities in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Tech, has been conferred the title of Edward S. Diggs Professor Em...
Donna Mitchell

Alumni Pay the Challenge Forward

A playful graphic with golden keys graced the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences’ social media account last year to encourage the unlocking of a Giving Day challenge grant by Jerry Hulick,...
Mirna Veronica Palacio Ornelas (left), a graduate student in the creative writing master’s degree program, enjoys a moment of presymposium planning with Veronica Montes, assistant director of El Centro.

JUMP Campaign to Support the First Virginia Tech Latinx Symposium

Rays of sun stream through the skylights above El Centro, and for a moment the atmosphere feels reminiscent of a mild afternoon. The light soon takes second place to the warmth within the Hisp...
Allison Hutchison, a Virginia Tech doctoral student in the Department of English, plays a name game with other graduate students during a workshop to prepare for the Oct. 27 Nutshell Games.

Nutshell Games to Offer Research Appetizers

The Nutshell Games will be held on Oct. 27 at 4:30 p.m. at the Moss Arts Center in conjunction with the Virginia Tech Science Festival.
Ren Harman (left) and David Trinkle stand in front of the Healthstorian.

Healthstorian to Capture the History of Health in Southwest Virginia

The vintage camper may not look much like a recording studio from the outside, but its goal is to record and preserve health stories of people from all backgrounds throughout Southwest Virginia. Du...
Katie Carmichael

Grant to Enable Research on the Linguistic Effects of Hurricane Katrina

The impact of Hurricane Katrina on the language and culture of New Orleans informs Katie Carmichael’s research. Her grant will allow her to collect the largest and most diverse linguistic data sample ever assembled in the Big Easy.
Charles Bolden talks with three creative writing students

Career Conference to Explore the Versatility of the English Degree

English Career Connections allows students to explore professional opportunities with alumni in a range of fields.
Emily Blair

Alumni Spotlight: Emily Blair Blends Writing with Teaching

When she was 18, Emily Blair made it clear she planned to teach composition at a college or university in the South. Now, at age 25, this first-generation college student who grew up rural in Fort ...
Amelia Dirks

Virginia Tech Alumna Wins Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Grant to Greece

Recent alumna Amelia Dirks, of Bloomington, Illinois, will teach at the Hellenic-American Educational Foundation, a private institution in Athens, Greece, in September as one of two alumni chosen for ...
Nikki Giovanni stands smiling in a garden

Nikki Giovanni Named Ring Namesake for Class of 2020

University Distinguished Professor and poet Nikki Giovanni has been named the Class of 2020 class ring namesake. Selected by each class, the ring namesake is an honorary role. “We are pleased to...
The finalists gather in the lobby of the Moss Arts Center. Pictured in the front row are, from left, Shalini Rana, third-place winner; Katherine Louis, second-place winner; and Jillian Mouton, first-place winner. In the middle row, from left, are finalists Mara DePena, Jessica Mardian, Allison Lee Craft, and Nima Trivedi. In the back row are H. H. Hsueh; Alison Miller; AnnRea Fowler; Fintan Kelly; Donna and Dennis Treacy, supporters of the competition; Nikki Giovanni, University Distinguished Professor of English; and Taylor Thackaberry.

Nikki Giovanni Announces 2018 Steger Poetry Prize Winners

One of the world’s oldest art forms was recently celebrated in one of the most technologically advanced performance spaces, when the ceremony honoring Steger Poetry Prize winners was, for the first ti...
Paul Heilker

Paul Heilker Receives Alumni Award for Excellence in Teaching

Paul Heilker, an associate professor in the Department of English in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, has received the university’s 2018 Alumni Award for Excellence in Teaching....
Ashley Reed

Ashley Reed Receives XCaliber Award

Ashley Reed, an assistant professor in the Department of English in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, has received the university’s 2018 XCaliber Award. Established in 1...
Nancy Metz

Nancy Metz Receives William E. Wine Award for Teaching Excellence

Nancy Metz, a professor in the Department of English in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, has received the university’s 2018 William E. Wine Award. The William E. Wine Award was estab...
Nikki Giovanni at poetry ceremony 2017

Steger Poetry Prize Winners to Be Celebrated, Along with Poetry Itself

“I share with the painters the desire,” wrote poet Nikki Giovanni, “to put a three-dimensional picture on a one-dimensional surface.” Giovanni will help bring poetry alive in all its dimensions...
Carmen Sanders

Carmen Sanders Named Educator of the Year

Virginia Tech will recognize Carmen Sanders as Educator of the Year during the Influential Black Alumni Awards ceremony on April 13. This year’s ceremony is held on the first day of Virginia Tech’s Bl...


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