The gifts will help fund a professorship, a research fellowship, departmental operations, and student learning activities. “Howard’s contribution will take the program to the next level and shape future generations of industry leaders,” said department head Nancy Gard McGehee.
Rothschild recently retired after 26 years at Virginia Tech. She gained renown as an influential and pioneering scholar for her work identifying decentralized alternatives to hierarchy and bureaucracy and focusing on the treatment of whistle blowers.
A 2017 Ph.D. graduate in planning, governance, and globalization, Fialkoff combines aptitudes as a lawyer and planner to guide critical infrastructure and nuclear security and thrive in the lab or the classroom.
“The students planned and conducted the event as a practical experience in hospitality and tourism management studies,” said Professor Mahmood Khan, who is the department’s graduate program director in Northern Virginia.
A member of the university community at the Falls Church location in the National Capital Region since 1992, McCollum contributed to the field of marriage and family therapy through his teaching, scholarship, and clinical work on substance abuse, domestic violence, and mindfulness meditation.
Landowners can use Geovine, a vineyard site assessment and management tool developed by Virginia Tech’s Center for Geospatial Information Technology, to help them find appropriate properties for vineyards.
Cedar Point Elementary School is one of the first schools in Virginia to get its own version of the Thinkabit Lab. More and more labs like Cedar Point’s have popped up all over the Mid-Atlantic, with plans of opening as far as New York.
Brian Goode focused on data-driven and process-driven approaches to create predictive models for six outcomes of 4,242 participants. He presented his work at the Fragile Families Challenge Scientific Workshop at Princeton University last week.