Justin Graves

Finding Home as a Hokie

Justin Graves keeps the Ut Prosim pylon close to his heart, literally. “Whenever I would have a bad day, if I did bad on a test or got in an argument with a friend or something, this would be my happ...
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...
Kelsey McMahon types on her laptop.

Criminology Major Studies What Happens to Juveniles Sentenced to Adult Prisons

Kelsey McMahon, a student who is passionate about social change and equality, focused her research on how and why juveniles are sentenced to serve time in adult prisons and jails. “I want to ...
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...
Melissa Faircloth

American Indian and Indigenous Community Center Flourishes

When Melissa Faircloth became director of Virginia Tech’s American Indian and Indigenous Community Center last fall, she brought a wealth of experience, relationships, and dedication to the position. ...
Anthony ‘Kwame’ Harrison

Anthony ‘Kwame’ Harrison Reappointed Gloria D. Smith Professor of Black Studies

Anthony “Kwame” Harrison, an associate professor of sociology in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Tech, has been reappointed the Gloria D. Smith Professor of Black Studies by...
Anthony Kwame Harrison teaches a class, “Foundations of Hip Hop.”

‘Hip Hop at VT’ Exhibit Inspires New Ways of Learning

This exhibit documents and celebrates the academic and extracurricular history of hip hop at Virginia Tech.
A drone vehicle is tested against a blue sky with jet contrails showing

Study Reveals Unconscious Gender and Racial Dynamics Influence Drone Use

Researchers embarked on a two-year study to examine the social and ethical dimensions of drones. Their work was recently published in the journal Social Studies of Science.

Nicholas Copeland holds limes and sugarcane grown on an agroecological parcel on a visit to Ilom, an Ixil Mayan village in the northwest highlands.

Nicholas Copeland Uses Fulbright to Advance Food Sovereignty in Guatemala

Nicholas Copeland, a Virginia Tech anthropologist who studies rural communities in the Central American country, hopes his research will help farmers create sustainable food resources and land practices.
Brandon Flowers

The Completion of a Dream

When Brandon Flowers departed Virginia Tech as a second-round draft pick of the Kansas City Chiefs in 2008, there was always a voice that would eventually draw him back to Blacksburg. “I can’t than...
Toni Calasanti

Toni Calasanti Receives Alumni Award for Excellence in International Research

Toni Calasanti, a professor in the Department of Sociology in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, has received the university’s 2018 Alumni Award for Excellence in International Research. ...
Erick King

Erick King Named Co-Recipient of Ut Prosim Award

Virginia Tech will recognize Erick King as co-recipient of the Ut Prosim Award during the Influential Black Alumni Awards ceremony on April 13. This year’s ceremony is held on the first day of Virgini...
Wornie Reed

Wornie Reed, Who Marched with Martin Luther King Jr., Reflects on His Legacy

Virginia Tech’s Wornie Reed, who met Martin Luther King Jr. during the Montgomery Bus Boycott and joined him on the 1963 March on Washington, feels the civil rights leade...
Stacey Clifton

Urban Computing Program Provides Doctoral Students with Valuable Skills to Help Cities

As increasing numbers of people move to cities and become more wired and networked, doctoral students across various academic disciplines at Virginia Tech are joining together to focus on how data sci...
Powwow from 2017

Powwow Returns to Virginia Tech for Second Year

A traditional Native American celebration returns to Virginia Tech for the second year on March 31. The Spring 2018 Powwow will be held on the lawn of the Graduate Life Center from noon to ...
Native at VT with Monacan Nation

Hokies Connect with Monacan Nation

Virginia Tech Native American students are making strides to connect with Virginia’s tribal communities. In January, some members of Native at VT, a small but growing student organization, ...
Anthony Peguero

Anthony Peguero Honored for Work on Criminal Justice

The Minority and Women’s Section Awards Committee of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences has named Anthony Peguero, an associate professor in the Department of Sociology, the 2018 recipient of th...
Barbara Ellen Smith

Barbara Ellen Smith Honored with Emerita Status

Barbara Ellen Smith, professor of women’s and gender studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Tech, has been conferred the title of professor emerita by the Virgin...
Theodore 'Ted' Fuller

Theodore D. Fuller Honored with Emeritus Status

Theodore D. Fuller, professor of sociology 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 of ...
Cadet Austin Hill works on the Corps of Cadets obstacle course.

Cadet Chosen to Highlight the Colors at the East Carolina Game

Cadet Austin Hill, of Mooresville, North Carolina, will receive the flags at this week’s football game against East Carolina University. The Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets and the Virginia T...


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