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...
The head of a man connected to exterior by threads

Interdisciplinary Scholars Awards Represent Meetings of the Minds

Faculty members in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences are collaborating in three of the six teams receiving 2017–18 Scholars Awards from the Virginia Tech Institute for Society, Culture an...
Brenda Husser

Brenda Husser Named Staff Employee of the Year

Brenda Husser, office manager and chief academic advisor in the Department of Sociology, received the first annual Staff Employee of the Year Award from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences....
Melissa Faircloth

Graduate Students Offer Diversity Spotlights

Five graduate students in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences recently participated in a Diversity Spotlight event, in which the Virginia Tech Graduate School’s 2017 Diversity...
Christine Lubuski

Christine Labuski Receives Diggs Teaching Scholars Award

Christine Labuski, assistant professor of women’s and gender studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, has received the university’s 2017 Diggs Teaching Scholars Award. Spo...
hands reaching through prison bars

Limitations of ‘Color-Blind’ Sentencing

According to U.S. Bureau of Justice statistics, American prisons currently house more than 2.2 million individuals, a population roughly the size of Houston, Texas. This incarceration rate is ...
Powwow

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 ...
At Virginia Tech's American Indian and Indigenous Heritage Month event held in October 2016, Rufus Elliott '07 wore a "VT" necklace made by his mother; the "beads" are Indian corn.

Native Inspiration

Virginia Tech’s first Monacan alumnus, Rufus Elliott (history ’07) paid tribute to his grandmother and mother during the university’s annual celebration of American Indian and Indigenous Heritage Month.
Anthony Kwame Harrison

Anthony ‘Kwame’ Harrison Named 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 named the Gloria D. Smith Professor of Black Studies by Virgi...
Ann Kilkelly

Ann Kilkelly Honored with Emerita Status

Ann Kilkelly, a professor of theatre arts and women’s and gender studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences and a senior fellow in the Institute for Creativity, Arts and Technol...
Anthony Peguero sitting in a classroom

Drawing the Line

Colin Ryan had always felt awkward in elementary school, and when he started middle school, he figured if he couldn’t be cool, he could at least strive for invisibility. His plan worked, at least for ...
Laura Gillman

Laura J. Gillman Honored with Emerita Status

Laura J. Gillman, professor of women’s and gender studies in Virginia Tech’s College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, has been conferred the title of professor emerita by the Virginia Tech ...

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