Amy Azano with her son at the Moss Arts Center

Crowdfunding Project Aimed at Creating Autism-Friendly Environments

When her children were young, Amy Azano avoided most events because her son, as a child with autism spectrum disorder, found them too loud and bright and crowded. Then, one day, Azano’s fam...
Chris Thomas

JUMP Campaign Launched for the Virginia Tech Trumpet Festival

With a little love and maintenance, a trumpet can shine, and its sound — intensely bright and occasionally darker — also deepens with attention and care. Allen Bachelder gave to his trumpet studen...
Dean Rosemary Blieszner (center) joined some of Giving Day team members for a little frivolity. Note the “VT” salute that includes a Marching Virginians director Dave McKee bobblehead.

College Wins Participation on First Giving Day

Everyone knew Virginia Tech’s inaugural Giving Day would entail a great deal of work. But few expected it to be so much fun. “The Hokie spirit was alive and well on Giving Day,” said Rosemary Blies...
Jerry Hulick

Ardent Hokie Issues Giving Day Challenges for Two Colleges

When Jerry Hulick studied political science in the early 1970s, he was in Virginia Tech’s College of Arts and Sciences. Decades later, when the college divided into two, Hulick remained loyal to...
A member of the Virginia Tech Wind Ensemble practices before a concert.

‘Cinescapes’ Concert to Highlight Music from Film

NOTE OF CANCELLATION: Exposition V: Cinescapes, scheduled for Sunday, March 25, at the Moss Arts Center, has been canceled and will not be rescheduled. If you have already purchased tickets for this ...
Daniel Cleveland

Daniel Cleveland Joins College as Assistant Dean of Advancement

The College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences has named Daniel Cleveland as its assistant dean of advancement. Cleveland is the first to serve in the newly created position, which will unite t...
A boy and a girl sketch out a concept together

Thinkabit Inspires a New Lab

“This was better than Disney World! Do we get to come back?” a Cedar Point Elementary School student exclaimed after visiting the Qualcomm Thinkabit Lab at Virginia Tech back in April. Cedar Point Pr...
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...
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,...
Jonathan Caldwell and the Wind Ensemble

Wind Ensemble Blows Past Its Initial Crowdfunding Goal

The moment the Virginia Tech Wind Ensemble tooted its own horn, the crowd went wild — with funding. For the first time, the Wind Ensemble had been invited to perform at a national conference. When ...
Two students test their roving, robot vacuum topped with stuffed animals in the Qualcomm Thinkabit Lab.

Thinkabit Lab Inspires Thousands to Invent

Crafts and tools line the walls inside brightly painted rooms at the end of the first floor hall in Virginia Tech’s Falls Church campus in the National Capital Region. It’s here in the Qualco...
Cheryl Strayed

Cheryl Strayed Offers Insights from her ‘Wild Life’

Author Cheryl Strayed discusses her experience hiking more than 1,000 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail — a trip that inspired her New York Times–bestselling memoir, Wild — during a talk at the M...
Amy Azano, an assistant professor in the School of Education, spoke about autism care in rural America at TEDxVirginiaTech's 2016 event.

Center for Autism Research to Host Symposium on Technology, Education, and Clinical Care f...

The Virginia Tech Center for Autism Research will host a one-day symposium Sept. 15 in Falls Church, Virginia, bringing experts on autism spectrum disorder from Blacksburg to the National Capital Regi...
Su Fang Ng

Su Fang Ng Named Clifford A. Cutchins III Professor of English

Su Fang Ng, who will join the faculty of the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Tech this fall, has been named the Clifford A. Cutchins III Professor of English by the Virg...
Owen Callahan

Matching Gift Program for Students Launches

Virginia Tech’s incoming class for fall 2017 will include at least 90 Beyond Boundaries Scholars — the first students to benefit from a matching gift program launched in November by university Preside...
Claire Petrie and William Owen

Scholarship Celebrates the Natural Leadership of The Marching Virginians

As an engineering student with a demanding course load, Claire Petrie, of Glen Allen, Virginia, may sometimes have been too preoccupied to start band rehearsal with a smile. “But by the end,”...
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...
Steger Poetry Prize winners joined several of their champions following the awards ceremony, from left: Sarah McCliment, third-place winner; Donna Treacy, supporter; Nikki Giovanni, University Distinguished Professor of English; Aidan Kincaid, second-place winner; Janet Steger, supporter and wife of Charles W. Steger, president emeritus of Virginia Tech, who could not attend; Dennis Treacy, supporter; and Leilani Kassandra Padilla, first-place winner.

Nikki Giovanni Announces Winners of 2017 Steger Poetry Prize

In a demonstration of the creative confluence of art and science, a microbiology major has won the 2017 Steger Poetry Prize. Leilani Kassandra Padilla, of Los Angeles, a sophomore in the College of...
The Universal Design Kitchen features design principles and appliances intended to accommodate people with a range of physical and cognitive abilities.

Center for Real Life Design Launches with an Emphasis on Universal Design

Muted colors and matte finishes create a soothing environment for children with autism. A slate-gray cooking surface on a cream porcelain countertop provides contrast for those with impaired vision. A...

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