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...
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.
The Cube in the Moss Arts Center provides the setting for “Badstar,” a melding of music, architecture, and immersive audio and video. The architecture, which resembles a stalactite cathedral unfurling from the ceiling of the Cube, is constructed of massive cut-paper hangings.

‘Badstar’ Offers an Immersive, Experimental, and Visually Rich Concert

The Virginia Tech School of Performing Arts will present “Badstar,” a one-of-a-kind musical and visual experience, in the Cube at the Moss Arts Center on Oct. 11–13 at 7:30 p.m. The collabo...
Koeun Choi

Faculty Spotlight: Koeun Choi

Koeun Choi joined Virginia Tech’s Department of Human Development and Family Science in the fall of 2018 as an assistant professor. After receiving an undergraduate degree in family and child studies/...
Dean Rosemary Blieszner experiences virtual reality at the Cube in the Moss Center for the Arts.

The Dean’s Vision

As college leader, Rosemary Blieszner wears many figurative and literal hats, including the occasional virtual-reality headset and hard hat. Now she’s donning yet another one: advocate for a worthy su...
Janell Watson

Janell Watson Named Chair of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures

Languages extend beyond grammars and vocabularies; they also encompass the cultures and histories of the people who speak them. This is the cornerstone of Janell Watson’s philosophy, which guides her as department chair.

Matthew Gabriele

Department of Religion and Culture Welcomes Matthew Gabriele as Chair

How can engineers work better in cultures that differ from their own? Are religions now the same as they’ve been throughout history? What does it mean to be Appalachian? These are just a few o...
Daniel Thorp, Virginia Tech’s historical adviser to The Smithfield Review, stands on the grounds of the journal’s namesake plantation.

Department of History Becomes Co-Publisher of The Smithfield Review

Smithfield Plantation is many things — a treasured property commemorating the beginnings of Virginia Tech, a landmark rich in the history of Southwest Virginia, a museum dedicated to portraying la...
Paul Quigley

Paul Quigley Reappointed Robertson Associate Professor in Civil War Studies

Paul Quigley, associate professor of history in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Tech and director of the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies, was reappointed as the James ...
Patricia Lavender

Patricia Lavender Honored with Emerita Status

Patricia Lavender, associate professor of theatre arts in the School of Performing Arts in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Tech, has been conferred the title of associate pr...
Angela Scarpa (left) and Jen Pollard Scott, both part of the Virginia Tech Center for Autism Research, will present at the fourth annual Northern Virginia Autism Research Symposium.

Virginia Tech Center for Autism Research Hosts Symposium in Northern Virginia

The Virginia Tech Center for Autism Research will host its fourth annual Northern Virginia Autism Research Symposium Sept. 21 in Falls Church, Virginia. The symposium brings together scientis...
Sylvester Johnson

Center for Humanities Celebrates Its Official Launch

Led by Sylvester Johnson, the newly approved center reflects Virginia Tech’s commitment to elevating the presence and profile of humanities disciplines across the university.
Megan Dolbin-McNab

National Honor Recognizes Dedication to Gerontology

Megan Dolbin-MacNab, a human development professor at Virginia Tech, was recognized for her advocacy and research on aging, such as issues facing grandparents during the opioid crisis.
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 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.

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