Episode 1 includes a visit to Big Stone Gap during movie-making, an introduction to St. Paul Mayor Kyle Fletcher, and a Virginia Tech faculty interview on Appalachian stereotypes.
The theme for the three-week summer program is Theatrical London: Contemporary Performance in the City. Emily Neer will be participating in Fulbright master's classes at King’s College London, and taking part in excursions around the city.
"I have always loved teaching and am constantly searching for ways to improve my teaching, so when I saw the course advertised, I signed up immediately," said faculty member, Kelly Harrison. The course is free for new or early career faculty. Applications are due Aug. 15.
An international community of researchers led by Jean Peccoud, a professor with the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute, has developed a common language for synthetic biology. Having such standards will move the field closer to the goal of manufacturing synthetic DNA, important for building biological structures to perform tasks.
Lindsey Rich, a fish and wildlife conservation graduate student in the College of Natural Resources and Environment, is one of three individuals from the university who received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant.