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 center will provide greater visibility to the university and its outstanding programs at the national and international levels,” said Yannis Stivachtis, a professor in the Department of Political Science. “It will also add to Virginia Tech’s status as a global research and land-grant university.”
Six members of the Air Force ROTC unit were able to participate in a space-traffic exercise when Col. Eric Dorminey became a Sprint Advanced Concept Training operations center site lead with the U.S. Space Command.
Three research teams at Virginia Tech were awarded RAPID grants from the the Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences directorate of the National Science Foundation to spur the development of social science–oriented research related to COVID-19.
While getting her master’s degree, the assistant professor of religion and culture discovered an interest in political theology. Now she is co-hosting a podcast dedicated to the broad swath of topics the discipline encompasses.
After the TECH Together Campaign launched in July, a whopping 76 applications from 20 different colleges and departments were submitted. Of those, 10 finalists and 5 winners have been chosen to implement their creative, innovative, and integrated solutions for the reopening of Virginia Tech campuses this fall.
When the senior from Mount Vernon, Virginia, found himself unable to pursue his dream of being a Navy pilot, he rallied by switching to a national security and foreign affairs major at Virginia Tech and resetting his goal to become an intelligence officer in the Navy.
The school supersedes the university’s already award-winning Department of Communication, which has graduated more than 6,000 specialists in public relations, communication studies, and multimedia journalism.
When Pamela Teaster envisioned a leadership program in gerontology, the world had not yet been transformed by the COVID-19 pandemic. But now the certificate program’s launch this fall coincides with a time when policies for the aging population are more critical than ever. That’s why an influential advocate from Washington, D.C., is teaching the inaugural class.
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.
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.
The same skills and perseverance that led Jefferies to be named the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences’ 2020 Outstanding Recent Graduate Alumnus of the Year Award are helping him lead the Wythe County, Virginia, school system during the pandemic.