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Professor helping Clemson uncover its legacy of slavery collaborates with similar efforts at Virginia Tech

Rhondda R. Thomas, a literature professor and the driving force behind Clemson University's Call My Name research project, recently visited historic Virginia Tech sites that are working to…

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Fostering soil health in Senegal

Lydia Fitzgerald, a partnership conservation agronomist with the School of Plant and Environmental Sciences, recently traveled to Senegal to assist Ozzie Abaye in research efforts on mung beans.…

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Virginia Tech group investing in Tanzania’s future

In 2016, a safari adventure among family and friends led to a group of Virginia Tech faculty, students, and alumni starting a nonprofit organization to build a school in Tanzania. Today, the Maasai…

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Reimagining Saint Paul's College

About 200 miles from their offices and classrooms in Blacksburg, Virginia Tech faculty, researchers, and students are working with a group of St. Paul’s College alumni and Brunswick County…

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Roanoke Center leadership institute is building a pipeline of women for municipal management roles

The Virginia Tech Roanoke Center is partnering with nonprofit Virginia Women Leading Government to cultivate a pipeline of women ready to step into municipal management roles. The Virginia Women…

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Kellogg Center for Philosophy, Politics, and Economics

Michael Moehler, director of the Kellogg Center for Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, explains what this first-of-its-kind, interdisciplinary center does at Virginia Tech. This was part of the…

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New Catawba Sustainability Center trail provides access to Appalachian Trail, McAfee Knob

Video courtesy of Roanoke County Economic DevelopmentRepresentatives from Virginia Tech, Roanoke County, and the community gathered for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open the 2.9-mile loop.…

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School Leaders Institute

Schools from across Virginia send their rising administrators to the series of multiday sessions where they gain hard-earned wisdom from veteran educators.

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Hutton Program brings budding marine biologists to campus

The Hutton Program, a pilot program partnering with the College of Natural Resources and Environment and the American Fisheries Society, is enlightening high-school students about career…

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Slavery at Rock Spring Plantation

Research historian John Whitfield discusses the lives of the enslaved community at the former Rock Spring Plantation in Patrick County, now known as the Reynolds Homestead.

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VT PEERS is rerouting engineering pathways to reach kids in rural Appalachia

VT PEERS project focuses on developing pathways for careers in engineering through applied research projects. Their project will build in-class activities with science teachers and industry partners…

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Miss America Camille Schrier '18 offers advice to grads

Reigning Miss America Camille Schrier '18 offers fellow Hokies advice during a visit to the Virginia Tech Southwest Center in Abingdon, Virginia.

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Walk the "Link to Education About Forests" Trail at Reynolds Homestead

Reynolds Homestead's LEAF Trail is a heritage-based outdoor classroom.

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Catawba Sustainability Center studies role that Appalachian custom may have in future of local farms

Once a staple of every Southern kitchen, sorghum is now harder to find, losing space on store shelves to much cheaper refined sugar or molasses. But hands-on testing at the Virginia Tech…

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OIA Conversations on Race: Experiences of Faculty Members From Africa

Faculty members Emmanuel Frimpong, Khaled Hassouna, and Joseph Mukuni explore their perspectives on race and how their experiences with ethnicity and race in Africa shape their experiences and…

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Veterinary college alumna Lauren Dodd ’19 serves the world

A dual-degree graduate of the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, veterinarian Lauren Dodd ’19 continued a family legacy of service when she commissioned in the U.S. Army…

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