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Outreach Now highlights ways Virginia Tech works locally and globally


BLACKSBURG, Va., Oct. 1, 2009 – From the Hahn Horticultural Garden on the Blacksburg campus to war-ravaged villages in Southern Sudan, Virginia Tech faculty and students are using research, education, and economic development to enhance the quality of life for countless people.

The 2009-10 issue of Outreach Now: Networking Opportunities Worldwide illustrates the variety and complexity of the land-grant university’s efforts throughout the commonwealth and around the world.

The magazine, produced by Virginia Tech’s Outreach and International Affairs, includes features on

  • The beauty and resources of the Hahn Horticultural Garden;
  • K-12 mathematics, science, and nanotechnology education initiatives;
  • Asset-based economic development in Virginia;
  • Restoration of research, education, and agricultural development in Southern Sudan;
  • Construction by architecture students of the first public play park in a Dominican Republic village;
  • Virginia Tech’s 21st century art initiatives and a creative collaboration with Bangor University in Wales;
  • The new Center for Student Engagement and Community Partnerships; and
  • Events for Virginians of all ages at the state’s 4-H educational centers.

Read Outreach Now online.

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