What started out as a creative challenge became an epic poem, which in turn became an award-winning book. The Mu of Virginia chapter of Phi Beta Kappa honors English Professor Carmen Giménez Smith's creative excellence.
For five years, Cranwell International Center has collaborated with Dining Services to highlight the cultural diversity of Virginia Tech’s campus through International Café Hours. This semester the program will operate differently.
As a recipient of the annual HEED Award — a national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion — Virginia Tech will be featured in the November 2020 issue of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. This is the fifth year the university has been recognized.
This year’s theme, “Where Everyone Belongs,” encourages us to welcome newcomers to our community, engage in thoughtful conversations, and connect through events and activities that promote access, inclusion, and growth.
By the time James Leslie Whitehurst Jr. graduated in 1963, he’d broken the color barrier in the residence halls, dining halls, and on the dance floor at the traditional Ring Dance. He’d also go on to become the first Black member of Virginia Tech’s Board of Visitors in 1970.
Over the past 25 years, Virginia Tech researchers have earned 171 National Science Foundation Early Career Development Awards (CAREER). For the 2020 fiscal year, 14 Virginia Tech early career scientists and engineers have been granted CAREER awards, totaling over $4 million in research funding.
The Henry Luce Foundation has awarded the Center for Humanities a $500,000 grant in support of the project, which will combine religion, ethics, and technology to tackle fundamental questions of what it means to be human in a technological age.
Being together will be different this year, and while some employees and students will continue to connect remotely this semester, our campus will be more active as we find creative ways to live, work, and play under current public health guidelines.
Prior to COVID-19, Virginia Tech librarian Ana Corral and University of Virginia librarian Hanni Nabahe had met through the Research Interest Match, a resource that connects early career librarians and residents.
For Walter Lee, an aspiration to "uncover information that will better inform university efforts to support undergraduate engineering students, particularly students of color," led to his pursuit of a five-year project aiming to contribute to a deeper understanding of how marginalized students navigate undergraduate engineering programs.
One of Johnson's first initiatives will be to work with the college’s Diversity Committee, department chairs, and faculty and student organizations in order to draft action-focused diversity implementation plans.
When the collaborative effort of two theatre professors from two universities couldn't be presented live, the professors enlisted colleagues to help their students create a whole new paradigm of social justice theatre.