Timothy Luke

Timothy Luke Returns as Chair of the Department of Political Science

Timothy Luke, a University Distinguished Professor, returns as the chair of the Department of Political Science for the fourth time since joining the Virginia Tech faculty in 1981. He first served ...
Valarie Johnson McCullar stands in front of the Fraction Family House at Solitude.

Family Visits Home Dedicated to Once Enslaved Relatives

Valarie Johnson McCullar felt mixed emotions during her recent homecoming in Blacksburg. “I was expecting to feel more triumphant than enraged,” said the Minnesota resident. “I’m both.” In...
Battery F. 60th Regiment Coast Artillery, Fortress Monroe, Virginia, March 1918

The Transformational Effects of War

World War I marked a great juncture in history, ending the Gilded Age and making way for the modern era. The conflict forever altered the nature of warfare, with industrialization producing...
Nick Anthony and Jillian Doerr

Website Offers Insights into the History of African American Perspectives on the Fourth of...

The slight sulfuric scent of lit matches, the flaring-up of sparklers, and the sudden loud bang of firecrackers are as familiar to the Fourth of July as are the admonishments to use caution when h...
Katherine Haenschen

Study Investigates Lack of Disclaimers on Facebook and Google’s Political Advertising

A cloak of mystery often shrouds the inner workings of technological giants, but sometimes clarity is in plain sight. A Virginia Tech research team recently uncovered conclusive details about th...
Anthony Kwame Harrison

Anthony Kwame Harrison Named Edward S. Diggs Professor in Humanities

Anthony Kwame Harrison, associate professor of sociology in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Tech, was recently named Edward S. Diggs Professor in Humanities by the Virgi...
Eric Jardine talks with a student about detective work on the dark web.

Cyber Sleuthing

How do you uncover clues about online operations veiled under a cloak of darkness?
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...

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