Chang joined Virginia Tech's Department of Physics faculty in 1978, and became chair of the department in 1995 and served in that position until 2002 when he became the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. In 2003, he was named founding dean of the College of Science.
The conference will focus on best practices for teaching and learning within large classes, "providing knowledge and skills for educators to still foster deep learning with students, despite larger class settings."
Virginia Tech and the Blue Ridge Writing Project will offer A Day of Writing in April for teachers and a summer session for children in July.
Held at the Great Smoky Mountains Institute in Tennessee, the three-credit course is open to any student interested in learning about the natural environment.
Paul Torgersen, Virginia Tech’s president from 1994-2000 and a member of its faculty since 1967, died Sunday at age 83.
During the two-day meeting, the board approved a 3.9 percent increase in tuition and mandatory fees for both resident and non-resident undergraduate students.
To provide additional support to students from lower income families, Virginia Tech will increase its contribution to undergraduate student financial aid by more than $1.3 million in the coming fiscal year.
The center, situated on 377 acres, could help farmers and leaders strengthen the regional food system.
The many personal and collaborative achievements listed illustrate commitment to scholarship, outreach, and research among members of the university community, placing Virginia Tech among the top research universities in the world.
Isis Kanevsky-Mullarky, an associate professor in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, works to understand staph infections and how to fight them.
Vickie Martin, fiscal technician for the School of Education, helped the school raise $15 million in external funds during the last 40 years.