U.S. News & World Report compiles its Most Innovative Schools ranking by asking college presidents, provosts, and admissions deans to nominate up to 15 colleges or universities that are making the most innovative improvements in terms of curriculum, faculty, students, campus life, technology, or facilities.
Three research teams at Virginia Tech were awarded RAPID grants from the the Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences directorate of the National Science Foundation to spur the development of social science–oriented research related to COVID-19.
After the TECH Together Campaign launched in July, a whopping 76 applications from 20 different colleges and departments were submitted. Of those, 10 finalists and 5 winners have been chosen to implement their creative, innovative, and integrated solutions for the reopening of Virginia Tech campuses this fall.
Cadet leaders acknowledge that it will take discipline and a willingness to change routines, but that both are critical to mitigate the health risks of COVID-19 and help keep the larger Hokie community safe.
When the new department leader started his career in real estate, he worked with distressed properties, but knew he wanted to work with a different type of asset. Little did he know, his educational experiences would change the scope of his interests.
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.
Virginia Tech will name the KPMG / Lynne and Ben Doughtie Undergraduate Programs Suite, within its planned Global Business and Analytics Complex, in recognition of a recent $2.5 million commitment toward the project.
“Do your homework and look for places where smart protocols are in place and you can get away safely. There are many places where folks are diligently observing best practices,” said Nancy McGehee, a professor and department head of the Howard Feiertag Hospitality and Tourism Management program at Virginia Tech.
Virginia Tech’s part-time Evening MBA, based in the university’s Northern Virginia Center in metro Washington, D.C., has attracted many Hokies with undergraduate degrees for several reasons, said MBA programs director Dana Hansson.
During the past year, the Apex Center for Entrepreneurs engaged with 2,971 aspiring student entrepreneurs who launched 93 startup teams, while providing more than $55,000 in grants and cash prizes for students to build and launch new products and services.
“A main takeaway from our research,” Marshall Vance said, “is that your manager’s first impressions — how he or she first assessed your ability based on the school you graduated from, your initial interview, a letter of recommendation — can influence your career outcomes for a long time, even when your actual on-the-job performance tells a different story.”
Khansa ranks among the top 50 researchers worldwide for research productivity in the information systems field and top 10 in the world for publications in the Journal of Management Information Systems, one of Pamplin’s elite journals.
Bagchi studies the psychological processes that underlie consumer and managerial decision-making. His research focuses on three areas: how numerical markers influence consumer judgments and behaviors, how consumers form pricing judgments, and how consumers can be nudged into making eco-friendly decisions.
Nancy McGehee, department head of the Howard Feiertag Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management, recently sat down with Pamplin College of Business Dean Robert Sumichrast to discuss the pandemic’s impact on the hospitality and tourism management industry and how it is beginning to recover.
Following his latest study, on the limited success of corporate mechanisms in deterring fraud, Robert Davidson is now pondering new research questions, such as how boards of directors have responded to the transgressions that gave rise to the #MeToo movement.