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History Course Examines Tumultuous Student Life at Virginia Tech in the 1960s

Department of History faculty member Marian Mollin wanted to make her course, A Nation Divided: America in the 1960s, a bit more personal than a broad sweep coverage of American history ...
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...
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...
E. Thomas Ewing

Virginia Tech Boosts National Library of Medicine and National Endowment for the Humanitie...

Hokie tracks were clearly evident when the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the National Library of Medicine (NLM) recently reaffirmed their partnership. Signing of the memorandu...
Danna Agmon

Virginia Tech Is Leader in Open-Access Book Publishing Initiative

Virginia Tech is one of only a dozen universities across the nation to be invited to participate in a pilot initiative, Toward an Open Monograph Ecosystem (TOME), to provide greater access to scholarl...
A contemporary shot of the McLean House, the site of General Robert E. Lee's surrender at Appomattox Court House, overlays a photograph of the McLean family sitting on their porch soon after the Civil War ended.

Civil War Weekend to explore the power of place

The stillness of a long-ago battlefield, the suffering of soldiers in a prison camp, and the unexpected origins of a historic cemetery will all be explored at the 27th annual Civil War Weekend. Thi...
1918 Flu Epidemic

Summer Seminar to Explore the Most Devastating Flu Epidemic in Recorded History

A century ago this spring, an unusually deadly influenza virus began circling the world, ultimately killing tens of millions of people. That devastating outbreak — often called the 1918 influenza p...
An engraving depicts bubonic plague victims in Marseilles, France, in 1720

Viral Networks Workshop to Illuminate Medical History

Medieval data on the bubonic plague, the gradual adoption of statistics in clinical best practices, and a social-network analysis of women’s health care across a century are just a few examples of...
Yolanda Avent

Yolanda Avent Named Senior Director of Cultural and Community Centers

Yolanda Avent has been named senior director of Cultural and Community Centers at Virginia Tech. Avent, who graduated from Virginia Tech in 1998 with a degree in history, is returning to he...
Daniel Crosson

Giving Back to Those Who Serve

The day Paul Austin ’65 and his wife, Linda, met Daniel Crosson ’17 was perfect for tailgating. The temperate autumn breeze complemented the warm October sunshine. Chicago maroon and burnt orange blen...
Kathleen Jones

Kathleen Jones Honored with Emerita Status

Kathleen Jones, associate professor of history in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Tech, has been conferred the title of associate professor emerita by the Virginia T...
Andrew Prunty

Major Andrew Prunty Named Miami Game Hokie Hero

U.S. Army Maj. Andrew Prunty, a Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumnus who earned a degree in history from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences and a minor in leadership studies from ...
Jasmine Castillo

Beyond Boundaries Scholarships Invest in Student Leaders

When high schooler Jasmine Castillo of Fairfax, Virginia, learned that Virginia Tech had offered her a Beyond Boundaries Scholarship, she rushed into the living room to find her mother. “Mom,...
Frederic J. Baumgartner

Frederic J. Baumgartner Honored with Emeritus Status

Frederic J. Baumgartner, professor of history 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 ...
Nate Bier

U.S. Army Captain Nate Bier Named Clemson Game Hokie Hero

U.S. Army Capt. Nate Bier, a Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumnus who earned a degree in history from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences and a minor in leadership studies from the...
Mapping the Fourth of July

Digital Archive Helps Interpret the Fourth of July in the Civil War Era

For many Americans celebrating the Fourth of July holiday translates to engaging in lighthearted festivities: firing up the grill for a day of barbecuing and revelry, and at dusk settling down t...
Amina Rahimi

Amina Rahimi Selected as 2017 Goldwater Scholar

Virginia Tech student Amina Rahimi, of Burke, Virginia, a double major in biochemistry and microbiology in the College of Science, has been selected as a 2017 Goldwater Scholar. The Goldwater...
Danna Agmon and Pablo Tarazaga

New Faculty Principals Bring Dedication to Student Learning

East and West Ambler Johnston residence halls will welcome two new faculty principals this summer. Pablo Tarazaga, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and principal faculty in the Myers-L...
Kelly Cooper

Kelly Cooper named 2017 Outstanding Senior for College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

Kelly Cooper’s first glimpse of the Great East Window of York Minster was otherworldly. The moment she approached the historic stained-glass window, sunlight broke through the clouds. The ange...
Mark Barrow holds an antique postcard of the American alligator

Mark Barrow Receives Diggs Teaching Scholars Award

Mark Barrow, professor and chair of the Department of History in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, has received the university’s 2017 Diggs Teaching Scholars Award. Sponsored ...

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