Nicholas Copeland holds limes and sugarcane grown on an agroecological parcel on a visit to Ilom, an Ixil Mayan village in the northwest highlands.

Nicholas Copeland Uses Fulbright to Advance Food Sovereignty in Guatemala

Nicholas Copeland, a Virginia Tech anthropologist who studies rural communities in the Central American country, hopes his research will help farmers create sustainable food resources and land practices.
Ashley Shew

National Science Foundation Award for Research into Technologies for Disability Community

The bracelet looks unassuming, just like any other smart technology worn around the wrist. But rather than counting steps or heartbeats, it serves another purpose. The wristlet vibrates an alarm w...
Rosemary Goss (center) and her husband, Bob, look astonished as realize that the gateway the Virginia Tech football team uses to enter Lane Stadium had been named in her honor. André Davis, a property management alumnus and retired National Football League wide receiver and kick returner, applauds in the background, while advisory board member Alice Fletcher (left) watches and a beaming Julia Beamish (standing behind Bob Goss), head of the Department of Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management, delights in her colleague’s response.

Rosemary Goss Surprised with Professorship and Lane Stadium Gateway Named in Her Honor

When Rosemary Goss helped create a new major, an advisory board, and a career fair, she knew they would all benefit students. What she did not know is that the same board and her department would continue the legacy in her name.
Charles Taylor

Charles Taylor Honored with Emeritus Status

Charles Taylor, professor of political science in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Tech, has been conferred the title of professor emeritus by the Virginia Tech Board of Visi...
The Heartland Marimba Quartet is one of the ensembles performing during the Heartland Marimba Festival.

Heartland Marimba Festival Comes to Blacksburg

The Heartland Marimba Festival is coming to Blacksburg July 11-15 with three free concerts for the public. Performers include high school, college, and professional percussionists from across the coun...
Pamela Teaster

Gerontology Expert Recognized for Advocacy of Older Adults

The Virginia Tech Center for Gerontology director received the prestigious Judge Isabella Horton Grant Guardianship Award for innovative work in protecting elders and vulnerable adults.
Paul Avey

National Security Expert Paul Avey Wins Prestigious Fellowship

Paul Avey, an assistant professor of political science at Virginia Tech, has received an International Affairs Fellowship for the 2018–2019 academic year. For more than a half-century, the Coun...
Polly Middleton stands in Lane Stadium, home to both Hokie football and The Marching Virginians.

Polly Middleton Named Director of The Marching Virginians

After years of experience with marching bands, Polly Middleton is well-versed in homecomings. And now she’ll have a homecoming of her own as she rejoins The Marching Virginians. For five years, Mid...
Matthew Wisnioski

Matthew Wisnioski Receives Faculty Outstanding Mentor Award

Matthew Wisnioski, associate professor in the Department of Science, Technology, and Society, has received the Graduate School’s 2018 Faculty Outstanding Mentor Award for the College of Liberal Arts a...
Soldiers in the U.S. Army’s 77th Infantry Division listen intently to the news of Germany’s surrender on May 8, 1945, thereafter known as Victory in Europe Day. Despite the good news, their faces remain battle-hardened, as they stand several yards behind the frontlines of continued fighting in Okinawa, Japan. Just minutes after the photograph was taken, the men were back at their posts.

Insights of American Soldiers During World War II to Be Made Available

“If an industrial concern were run as the Army is being run, it would be bankrupt in six months,” one U.S. soldier wrote on a World War II survey. “I think the whole nation should be asked to sacri...
Brandy Faulkner

Brandy Faulkner Receives Diggs Teaching Scholars Award

Brandy Faulkner, visiting assistant professor in the Department of Political Science in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, has received the university’s 2018 Diggs Teaching Scholar Award....
Maria del Carmen Cana Jimenez

María del Carmen Caña Jiménez Receives Presidential Principles of Community Award

María del Carmen Caña Jiménez, a professor in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, has received the university’s 2018 Pre...
Saul Halfon

Saul Halfon Receives Alumni Award for Excellence in Graduate Academic Advising

Saul Halfon, associate professor in the Department of Science, Technology, and Society, has received the university’s 2018 Alumni Award for Excellence in Graduate Advising. Sponsored by the V...
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....
Rebecca Hester (left) and Emily Satterwhite

Rebecca Hester and Emily Satterwhite Receive Diggs Teaching Scholars Award

Emily Satterwhite, an associate professor in the Department of Religion and Culture, and Rebecca Hester, an associate professor in the Department of Science, Technology, and Society, both in the Colle...
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...
Billie Lepczyk

Billie Lepczyk Receives the Alumni Award for Excellence in Research

Billie Lepczyk, a professor in the School of Performing Arts, has received the university’s 2018 Alumni Award for Research Excellence. Established by the Virginia Tech Alumni Association, the...
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...
Toni Calasanti

Toni Calasanti Receives Alumni Award for Excellence in International Research

Toni Calasanti, a professor in the Department of Sociology in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, has received the university’s 2018 Alumni Award for Excellence in International Research. ...
Trudy Harrington Becker

Trudy Harrington Becker Receives Alumni Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Academic Adv...

Trudy Harrington Becker, senior instructor in the Department of History, has received the university’s 2018 Alumni Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Academic Advising. Established by the Virgin...

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