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...
Solitude near the Duck Pond

Multicultural Heritage of Solitude to Be Commemorated

Solitude, the oldest building on Virginia Tech’s Blacksburg campus, will take center stage this weekend as part of the fifth annual Mountains of Music Homecoming. Sponsored by The Crooked R...
Joe Merola reads the names of graduates during the Graduate School Commencement Ceremony in Cassell Coliseum.

Did I Say Your Name [Neym] Right?

Cayce Myers knows what it feels like for his name to be botched in public. His first name, which is his mother’s maiden name, is pronounced Cay-ce. It’s often mispronounced as “case.” That’...
Laura Belmonte

Laura Belmonte Named Dean of the College

Following a national search, Virginia Tech Executive Vice President and Provost Cyril Clarke has appointed Laura Belmonte as dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. Belmonte will begin...
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...
A. Roger Ekirch

A. Roger Ekirch Honored as University Distinguished Professor

As a Virginia Tech history professor, A. Roger Ekirch is accustomed to lecturing on revolutions. And as a scholar, he has sparked a revolution of his own — in the clinical practice of sleep me...
Charles ‘Jack’ Dudley

In Memoriam: Charles ‘Jack’ Dudley, Former Director of University Honors

Charles “Jack” Dudley loved Virginia Tech, and Virginia Tech loved him right back. One civil engineering student gave thanks to Dudley for “helping a shy, frightened kid to succeed in a big...
Saul Halfon (left) and Lee Vinsel playfully consider an EasyMile electric automated shuttle undergoing testing at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute.

Get Up to Speed with Self-Driving Vehicles

In Blacksburg, drivers ride amid hybrid electric vehicles, gas guzzlers, pickup trucks, and buses. But as a science fiction–like future looms for autonomous-driving automobiles, the Virginia Tech Choi...
Bill Roth in Cassell Coliseum

Hokies Wager Grades During March Madness Project

Emily Maher has more riding on her predictions for this year’s NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament than years past. “Before, I would have been like, oh, I really like Duke’s uniforms, maybe I’ll...
Lee Vinsel

Professor Gives Voice to Society’s Maintainers

Mechanics, landscapers, computer technicians, electricians, engineers, and so many more. These are the numerous professionals who work behind-the-scenes to keep society running smoothly. Of...
Robert Denton and Nyusya Milman-Miller

Faculty Recognized for Leadership and Service

The Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost recently announced inductees into Virginia Tech’s 2019 class of the Academy of Faculty Leadership and the Academy of Faculty Service. Among those...
The War Memorial Pylons at night.

Essay Contest Celebrates Hokie Values

The War Memorial Pylons are reminders of Virginia Tech’s values — brotherhood, duty, honor, leadership, loyalty, sacrifice, service, and Ut Prosim (That I May Serve). To showcase the university’s core...
Rosemary Carucci Goss

Rosemary Carucci Goss Honored with Emerita Status

Rosemary Carucci Goss, professor of apparel, housing, and resource management in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Tech, has been conferred the title of Residential Proper...
Anthony ‘Kwame’ Harrison

Anthony ‘Kwame’ Harrison Reappointed Gloria D. Smith Professor of Black Studies

Anthony “Kwame” Harrison, an associate professor of sociology in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Tech, has been reappointed the Gloria D. Smith Professor of Black Studies by...
Professor James Ivory extends his arm to snap a photo with his students.

Why the Obsession with Selfies?

Advancements in technology and the popularity of social media have propelled self-taken portraits, also known as selfies, to status as a cultural phenomenon. The word itself has become so popular it w...
Kelly Avery

Residential Property Management Advisory Board Professor Named

Kelly Avery, an associate professor of practice in property management in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Tech, has been named the Residential Property Management Advisory B...
The “Electing the House of Representatives, 1840–2016” website offers the option of viewing a map (western half of the graphic) or a cartogram (eastern half of the graphic). Red and blue are not the only color options; moving the cursor back in time reveals, for example, the Whig Party, illustrated in orange.

Interactive Website Reveals the History of Political Boundaries

What if you could look at a digital map and see how your hometown voted in the last election? What if you could also see how its voting history changed over the past century? A recent web project makes this possible.

In June 1945, Private Elias Friedensohn of Bronx, New York, was photographed while working for the U.S. Army at a supply distribution center in Paris.

On Veterans Day, Volunteers to Transcribe the Candid Views of World War II Soldiers

In honor of Veterans Day, Virginia Tech and the National Archives will host a transcribe-a-thon to make accessible an unusual collection of wartime documents — 65,000 pages of uncensored reflections w...
Jody Russon

Faculty Spotlight: Jody Russon

Jody Russon joined the Virginia Tech Department of Human Development and Family Science after completing a three-year postdoctoral research fellowship in family intervention science in Philadelphia. S...
Virginia Tech welcomed the Class of 2022 in August 2018.

Rosemary Blieszner Named Co-Chair of Sesquicentennial Steering Committee

In September, President Tim Sands asked Charles D. Phlegar, vice president for Advancement, to launch the planning for Virginia Tech’s sesquicentennial. Together, they have invited Rosemary B...

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