Katherine Louis

Class of 2019: Katherine Louis Explores Connection Between Languages and Culture

Katherine Louis’ passion for languages started developing in third grade. The senior from Norfolk, Virginia, says she has always been “fascinated by the way words manifest themselves into idea...
The Virginia Dares team gathers in and around a tree. Top branches: Nicole Dietze and Matt Iglesias; lower branches: Erika Koekkoek and Charles Dye; in front of the tree, from left: Talisha D. Mack, Kartik Rustagi, Beth Christiansen, Vasia Ampatzi, Sam Cook, Ed Falco, Trent Neely, Allison Lee Craft, James Gaffee, and Virginia Gray.

Faculty, Staff, and Students Honored

The College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences community consistently earns university recognition for excellence in research, teaching, advising, and outreach, and this year is no exception, with a d...
Donna Mitchell

Alumni Pay the Challenge Forward

A playful graphic with golden keys graced the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences’ social media account last year to encourage the unlocking of a Giving Day challenge grant by Jerry Hulick,...
Maria Jernigan and Team

Tech Products and Services Win Top Prizes at Entrepreneur Challenge

Engineering, architecture, and liberal arts students swept the Virginia Tech Entrepreneur Challenge, where 10 finalist teams that included students from business and other disciplines pitched th...
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...
Pamplin’s China study program last summer included a visit to the ruins of St. Paul’s in Macau. From left, front row: Jamie Barlow, Allison Desantis, Jenna Nojaim, Maddie Altobelli, Eileen Teng. Back row: Jack Speroni, Jennifer Clevenger (Pamplin’s study-abroad director), Philip Williams, and Alex Smith (a Virginia Tech economics graduate and the group’s guide from the Chinese Language Institute). Photo courtesy of Jennifer Clevenger.

Virginia Tech Gets Federal Grant for Business Education on East Asia

Virginia Tech has received a $178,000 federal grant to develop an international business education program focused on East Asia. The U.S. Department of Education grant, to be awarded over two years...
Caitlyn Huynh

Crowdfunding Project Aims to Give Underrepresented Students a Chance to Study Abroad

More students could incorporate international experiences into their college years if money were available to support their study abroad aspirations. To help students who might not otherwise be ...
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.

Cadets Meredith Oakes, at left, and Logan Grow discuss training as they prepare for the arrival of the cadet Class of 2022.

First-Year Cadets to Arrive on Campus for New Cadet Week

What cadet Meredith Oakes remembers most from being a first-year student in the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets is the enthusiasm and energy upper-class cadets brought to her training. “They ...
Maria Jernigan, Undergraduate Student of the Year, inside one of her favorite rooms in Hillcrest Hall where she has lived during her four years at Virginia Tech. She says she loves the history of the space and the fact you can still see the marks in the hardwood floor from the heeled shoes of early, all-female residents.

Maria Jernigan Named Undergraduate Student of the Year

Maria Jernigan, a triple major from Virginia Beach, Virginia, thinks about how virtual reality could enhance high school learning. She absently taps an old-fashioned fountain pen against her not...
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...
Alexander Dickow

Alexander Dickow Receives Prestigious Grant for French Poetry Translation

The words create instant visuals. One imagines the clandestine African migrants traveling in small, unreliable vessels across the Mediterranean in search of a better destiny. This may sound like a...
Rachel Iwicki

Rachel Iwicki to Represent Undergraduates on Board of Visitors

Rachel Iwicki, a double major in mechanical engineering and Russian, has been named the undergraduate student representative of Virginia Tech’s Board of Visitors, the university’s governing body. Her ...
Pamphlets and newspaper articles are arranged in stone as a monument to Hans and Sophie School and the White Rose resistance movement against the Nazi regime.

White Rose Exhibit Commemorates Student Resistance Against Hitler

The German Program and the University Libraries will host a traveling exhibit, “The White Rose: The Student Resistance against Hitler, Munich 1942/43,” March 13–30 in the fourth-floor commons of N...
Herman Doswald

In Memoriam: Herman Doswald, Dean Emeritus, College of Arts and Sciences

Herman Doswald, a Virginia Tech professor and dean emeritus, died on Jan. 8, 2018. He was 85. Doswald served as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, now the College of Liberal Arts and Human S...
Anna Bolton

Translating on the Fly

Anna Bolton dodged the cooler of Gatorade aimed at Cleveland Indians shortstop José Ramírez, but she couldn’t avoid the cooler of water that followed. “Bienvenida al equipo,” Indians’ shortstop Franci...
Kelly Clements

A Public Servant Abroad

Kelly Tallman Clements arrived at Virginia Tech knowing she wanted to go into public service. After graduating with a double major in international studies and French in 1988, she went on to earn a ma...
Nyusya Milman-Miller

Nyusya Milman-Miller Receives Award for Excellence in International Education

Nyusya Milman-Miller, associate professor of Russian in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, has received the university’s 201...
Janell Watson

Janell Watson Receives Alumni Award for Excellence in Research

Janell Watson, professor of French in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, has received the university’s 2017 Alumni Award for Excellence in Research. Sponsored by the Virgi...

Students Organize the University’s First Powwow

A small yet dedicated group of individuals — including several College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences students — organized the university’s first powwow, which took place on April 1 on the...


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