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...
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...
Timothy Miles

Timothy Miles Named 2019 Outstanding Senior

The written Arabic language is like reading sheet music for Timothy Miles, and the culture of the Middle East has a bittersweet resonance for the 2019 Outstanding Senior of the Virginia Tech Colle...
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...
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...
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.
Matt Arden (left) enjoys a lighthearted moment with Bill Roth, a sports broadcaster who was a longtime and legendary Voice of the Hokies. Roth, who now serves as a professor of practice in multimedia journalism in the Department of Communication, asked Arden back to campus to talk with his students.

Alumnus Shares Expertise and Creativity with Virginia Tech Students

Matt Arden, a three-time Emmy Award winner, offers Virginia Tech students real-world insights and inspiration.

Rebecca Hester (left) and Emily Satterwhite

Rebecca Hester and Emily Satterwhite Receive Diggs Teaching Scholars Award

Emily Satterwhite, an associate professor in the Department of Religion and Culture, and Rebecca Hester, an associate professor in the Department of Science, Technology, and Society, both in the Colle...
Obaid Rehman

Religion and Culture Graduate Seeks to Build Bridges

Obaid Rehman believes human connectivity can change the world. “Real, meaningful relationships — that is what I think will truly bring about change,” said Rehman, who earned degrees in biological scie...

Symposium Fuels Scholars’ Roles in Combating Inequity

Inequity is everywhere and its rapid escalation perhaps is humanity’s greatest challenge. Academic scholars can lead the way in helping to solve this problem, said Sylvester Johnson, Virginia...
Research team (from left): Emily Satterwhite, Susan West Marmagas, Leigh-Anne Krometis, Linsey Marr, Korine Kolivras, and Julia Gohlke.

Research Team Explores Environmental Links to Health in Central Appalachia

Spend enough time driving through Central Appalachia, and you’ll see lush green mountain ranges brimming with diverse plant and animal species. Within those mountains, though, you can also find ...
The Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets flag flutters in the breeze.

A Flag Once Again Flies over Virginia Tech’s Lane Hall

For the first time in more than two decades, a flag flies proudly over Lane Hall, home to the Department of Religion and Culture and the Department of Science and Technology in Society, both in the Co...
Sylvester Johnson

Founding Director of the Center for the Humanities Named

Sylvester Johnson, an award-winning scholar engaged in exploring humanity in the age of intelligent machines, has been named director of Virginia Tech’s Center for the Humanities. He will also...
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...

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...
Recipients of the college's 2017 faculty awards

Awards Ceremony Celebrates Faculty Throughout College

The 2017 College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences Faculty Awards ceremony took place in the Owens Banquet Hall on March 14. Presenting this year’s awards were Rosemary Blieszner, interim dean of ...
McAfee Knob

Conference to Focus on Challenges and Resilience of Appalachia

As many as 1,200 people will visit Blacksburg on March 9–12 as Virginia Tech hosts “Extreme Appalachia,” the 40th annual Appalachian Studies Conference. “By ‘extreme’ we mean the impassioned ...

Finalists for Founding Director of Center for the Humanities

A medieval historian who won a MacArthur “genius” fellowship, the celebrated lead editor of The New Oxford Shakespeare, and an award-winning scholar engaged in exploring the intersection of reli...
Elizabeth Struthers Malbon

Elizabeth Struthers Malbon Honored with Emerita Status

Elizabeth Struthers Malbon, professor of religion and culture in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Tech, has been conferred the title of professor emerita by the Virginia Tech...
Marlene Preston and Matt Gabriele

College Professors Recognized for University Leadership

Two of the four faculty members newly appointed to the academies of Faculty Service and Leadership at Virginia Tech are members of the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. Marlene Pres...


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