Three days of camaraderie, networking, and discourse on interdisciplinary research during a conference mark a milestone for the interdisciplinary doctoral program at the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.
Calhoun’s $20 million donation supports the launch of a pilot model of collaborative learning within the Honors College. A special event for the media and guests will be held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in the Moss Arts Center.
Bryan Smith was early in his career when he began giving back philanthropically and of his time to Virginia Tech’s Department of Mining and Minerals Engineering. He’s since been able to witness the evolution of the department, which is now a major force in the mining industry.
Susan Kolbay credits Virginia Tech with unlocking career possibilities she never imagined while living in the town where she went to kindergarten with most of the more than 200 classmates she graduated from high school with. It’s why she now gives back philanthropically and with her time to Virginia Tech.
In his talk, Edwards will emphasize the importance of truth-seeking by scientists and engineers and the need to “cultivate the scientist within all of us” in the face of obstacles posed by bureaucrats and others seeking to promote their own agendas.
The School of Neuroscience at Virginia Tech hosts its inaugural James and Lillian Gay Distinguished Lecture Series on March 19 with speaker Eric J. Nestler, director of the Friedman Brain Institute at Mount Sinai.
Timothy Hodge has been promoted to associate vice president for budget and financial planning, and Robert Broyden has been elevated to associate vice president for capital assets and financial management.