The Houses will be at the Washington Alexandria Architecture Center at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 17 for a lecture and book signing. At 5 p.m. on Sept. 18 there will be an exhibition of photographs from the book in the lobby of Cowgill Hall on the Blacksburg campus. The Houses will also give a lecture at 2 p.m. on Sept. 20 in Hancock Hall Room 100, Blacksburg campus, followed by a book signing.
“The faculty principal position provides an opportunity to be an active intellectual mentor for students beyond the typical contact time a normal faculty-student relationship would allow,” said C.L. Bohannon. “For me, it was being able to have a deeper level of engagement with the students to work on real issues that our society faces."
The workshops are based on the Graduate School’s Transformative Graduate Education Initiative, which offers students across disciplines a range of programs, courses, and activities to help them succeed and prepare for any profession, not only academia.
Led by the College of Architecture and Urban Studies, students from five Virginia Tech colleges will compete as the only U.S. collegiate team in the Solar Decathlon Middle East in Dubai, November 2018. The team now has three months to complete the world’s smartest modular solar home – a prototype they hope will become a global model for housing sustainability.
“Sitting Pretty: The Chair Re-Envisioned” features the inventive work of artists from Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, and Tennessee. Also on view is an exhibition of photographs by the renowned artist William Wegman.
Stephenson's current research and teaching interests include collaborative governance, leadership and democratic politics, arts and community change processes, NGOs and international development, peace building, and humanitarian relief.
ISCE has awarded six interdisciplinary teams seed funding for 2018-19 to prepare them to successfully compete for external funding through such agencies as the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and other sources of public and private funding.
Gender@VT is a new council formed last fall to research and suggest ideas to improve the work/life environment for employees and students at Virginia Tech. Many of the issues affect both women and men, but often they fall disproportionately on women.
Ridenour supported five Virginia Tech presidents on all major university initiatives during their tenure, and his expertise in the field of finance enabled him to devise effective funding strategies to achieve countless initiatives that have greatly benefited Virginia Tech students and faculty while growing the reputation of the university.