Virginia Tech’s Beyond Boundaries Scholars program passed a major milestone earlier this year when donor support exceeded $1 million. That amount, given by 160 generous households, was up 35 percent compared to the previous year — and enough for the program to benefit nearly 300 students.
When Deborah Mayo, an emerita professor of philosophy, and Aris Spanos, a professor of economics, joined forces to provide researchers with a better understanding of statistical errors in research, they set in motion a new field of philosophy.
Kathleen Fitzpatrick, author of "Generous Thinking: A Radical Approach to Saving the University" and director of digital humanities at Michigan State University, will visit multiple Virginia Tech locations Oct. 8-10.
The university has designed courses connected to these areas and hired more than 100 faculty specifically to teach and conduct research within these themes since Thanassis Rikakis, former Virginia Tech provost, launched the Destination Areas in 2016. On Sept. 20, there will be a Fall Kick-Off event at the Inn at Virginia Tech to learn more about the goals of Destination Areas and grant opportunities.
Virginia Tech and consulting partner Sasaki were recently honored with the Society for College and University Planning Excellence in Planning for an Existing Campus Merit Award for the Virginia Tech 2018 Campus Master Plan.
The incoming class of Calhoun Discovery Program students, which resulted from thousands of applications and hundreds of hours of interviews, represents the first successful outcome for the pilot; out of the 47 students offered, 41 have selected to join the program this fall.