What started out as a creative challenge became an epic poem, which in turn became an award-winning book. The Mu of Virginia chapter of Phi Beta Kappa honors English Professor Carmen Giménez Smith's creative excellence.
While getting her master’s degree, the assistant professor of religion and culture discovered an interest in political theology. Now she is co-hosting a podcast dedicated to the broad swath of topics the discipline encompasses.
“The bright exchange of ideas and information that we human beings engage and participate in, also known as higher education, is one of the most precious human relationships we can build together,” says renowned poet Nikky Finney.
The Henry Luce Foundation has awarded the Center for Humanities a $500,000 grant in support of the project, which will combine religion, ethics, and technology to tackle fundamental questions of what it means to be human in a technological age.
The exponential growth in digital records requires a comprehensive effort to leverage artificial intelligence to support enhanced searches of the nation’s official documents. Virginia Tech will lead a planning workshop with that aim.
The school supersedes the university’s already award-winning Department of Communication, which has graduated more than 6,000 specialists in public relations, communication studies, and multimedia journalism.
James Brooks is a member of a team of reporters and editors at the Anchorage Daily News that received the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for its yearlong investigation into the criminal justice system’s failures across Alaska.
When the collaborative effort of two theatre professors from two universities couldn't be presented live, the professors enlisted colleagues to help their students create a whole new paradigm of social justice theatre.
The main goal of the exhibit is to spread the story of the Monacan Indian Nation. This federally recognized tribe includes more than 2,300 members and has a continuous, thousand-year-old history and presence in the area that is now Amherst County in central Virginia.
Voices of Virginia is a freely available collection of first-person stories of Virginians who witnessed and changed U.S. history, as told by Virginians and recorded over the past 70 years. The project was funded by the University Libraries' Open Education Faculty Initiative Grant program and recently released in VTechWorks.
Faculty members and students will research connections between the Juneteenth holiday and contemporary struggles against institutional racism, the exposure of structural inequality, and support for vulnerable populations.