The Institute for Society, Culture, and Environment, Virginia Tech’s investment institute focused broadly on the social sciences, has been highlighting the research and expertise of its social scientists through its COVID-19 publication repository, which was established this spring.
The exponential growth in digital records requires a comprehensive effort to leverage artificial intelligence to support enhanced searches of the nation’s official documents. Virginia Tech will lead a planning workshop with that aim.
James Brooks is a member of a team of reporters and editors at the Anchorage Daily News that received the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for its yearlong investigation into the criminal justice system’s failures across Alaska.
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.
The main goal of the exhibit is to spread the story of the Monacan Indian Nation. This federally recognized tribe includes more than 2,300 members and has a continuous, thousand-year-old history and presence in the area that is now Amherst County in central Virginia.
Voices of Virginia is a freely available collection of first-person stories of Virginians who witnessed and changed U.S. history, as told by Virginians and recorded over the past 70 years. The project was funded by the University Libraries' Open Education Faculty Initiative Grant program and recently released in VTechWorks.
Faculty members and students will research connections between the Juneteenth holiday and contemporary struggles against institutional racism, the exposure of structural inequality, and support for vulnerable populations.
Students in a Virginia Tech history course presented in-depth research on the 1918 flu pandemic in a National Library of Medicine videocast as part of the library’s ongoing partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Led by the university arborist, long-term efforts were underway to preserve the historical site where the Merry Oak is located and to celebrate the tree, which had suffered substantial structural problems due to old age.
When the history professor was writing her first book, she discovered a curious pattern in how France governed its empire in India in the 18th and 19th centuries. Her quest to understand how those laws formed landed her a fellowship.
During the live committee hearing on March 3, Belmonte — a noted political historian and dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences — pointed out that the present imbalance between the executive and legislative branches is the result of a decades-long shift rather than a recent turn of events.