Eight thousand miles separate Clarke’s hometown of Johannesburg, South Africa, and Blacksburg, Virginia. But it’s the one-mile path from the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine to Burruss Hall that could represent one of Clarke’s biggest and most impactful moves for Virginia Tech.
Escalating inequity is humanity's greatest challenge, said Sylvester Johnson, Virginia Tech’s assistant vice provost for the humanities. He was keynote speaker for the university’s first Advancing the Human Condition Symposium.
Navina Khanna, director of the HEAL Food Alliance, a national food and farm justice coalition, will present two talks on Nov. 29, as part of the Advancing the Human Condition Symposium. This engaging and dynamic speaker will discuss food and agriculture policy, science as a public good, and leadership for social justice. The events are free and open to the public.
Backed by a partnership of higher education and business leaders, Growth4VA will work to regain Virginia’s top ranking for business, grow the economy, and expand access to education and employment opportunities for all Virginians.
Effective Nov. 1, Rikakis will step down from his position as executive vice president and provost and will assist Clarke in this transition before becoming the Presidential Fellow for Academic Innovation to continue his research on innovation in academe.
Thanks to nearly 50 donors, who combined gave over $401,500, more than $803,000 in aid is being provided to the first group of Beyond Boundaries Scholars to enroll. Through the program, which is ongoing, Virginia Tech doubles the impact of certain qualifying scholarship gifts.
Building on a 145-year-old tradition of education, service, and outreach, Virginia Tech strives to transcend the boundaries of traditional education, redefine research through transdisciplinary problem-solving, and embrace its role as a global land-grant university.
Holt was drawn to Virginia Tech because of its Beyond Boundaries initiative, which he sees as the vehicle through which the university will position itself as a leading, global 21st-century land-grant institution.
Dozens of donors have created scholarships through the program, in which Virginia Tech is matching up to 165 qualifying gifts made through at least the end of 2017, doubling their impact. Additional gifts made through June 30, the end of the university’s fiscal year, can benefit incoming students this fall, so the number to benefit is likely to grow beyond 90.
Greenaway and President Tim Sands will discuss how a top-100 global university can stimulate meaningful interdisciplinary and cross-sector partnerships and prepare students for an increasingly interconnected world.
The School of Neuroscience at Virginia Tech’s Clinical Neuroscience in Practice course offers undergraduate students the opportunity to experience the world of a neurosurgeon, both in the classroom and the operating room.
Our Beyond Boundaries initiative asks us to imagine the university we could become a generation into the future. We cannot make that leap without thinking boldly about whom we will serve and how we will prepare our students for a dynamic, diverse and interconnected world.
Virginia Tech engineers, in collaboration with colleagues from the University of Miami, received a two-year, $500,000 National Science Foundation grant to design new computational, mathematical, and simulation frameworks to protect the critical infrastructure of coastal cities against natural disasters.