In a podcast produced by NewsRadio WINA, Megan Dolbin McNab, associate professor of Human Development and Family Science at Virginia Tech, discusses how grandparents provide an important safety net in the opioid crisis.
Virginia Tech's Destination Areas spark creative discussion among science and policy topics related to global issues such as food security, nuclear safety, clean water and infectious disease.
Through the SAFE program, Center for Autism Research faculty, colleagues and local businesses work to make community events friendlier for youth with sensory challenges.
Pamela Teaster, director for the Center for Gerontology, discusses how court-appointed guardians are failing the elderly in a Huffington Post article.
Virginia Tech's Carla Finkielstein and Tina Savla work with Susan B. Komen collaborators to bring mobile breast cancer screening services to rural, medically underserved communities in Southwest Virginia.
A team led by Nathan Hall of Virginia Tech University Libraries was awarded more than $95,000 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to support three national forums that will pioneer new ways of interacting with digital content.
An On Point National Public Radio episode delves into who's guarding against the guardians with Pamela Teaster, director of the Center for Gerontology at Virginia Tech, and one of the few scholars who studies guardianship of older adults.
Toni M. Calasanti, who teaches the sociology of aging at Virginia Tech, is quoted in a Chronicle of Higher Education article about combating ageism through education with undergraduate students.
Virginia Tech researcher, Megan Dolbin-MacNab, explores the health impacts of grandparents raising grandchildren in an interview with West Virginia Public Broadcasting.
Patricia Raun and Carrie Kroehler of Viriginia Tech's Center for Communicating Science team up to to teach people the ‘art’ of communicating science.
Learn 5 things that have changed about FEMA since Katrina – and 5 that haven't according to Virginia Tech professor Patrick Roberts, an emergency management expert who has written a book about FEMA.
Djavad Salehi-Isfahani, professor of economics at Virginia Tech and a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, discusses the impact of Apple's action to remove all Iranian apps from its App Store.
Patrick Roberts, a public policy professor at Virginia Tech who specializes in emergency management, is quoted in a Washington Post article about proposed Trump Administration budget cuts to diasaster funding.
George Davis and Elena Serrano, Virginia Tech researchers, earn Quality of Communication Award for book that fills unique niche on Food and Nutrition Economics.
Shalini Misra, a Virginia Tech professor who has researched the impact of smartphones on everyday interactions, is quoted in an USA Today article on automated technology and how its changing society.
An interdisciplinary team of Virginia Tech faculty recently secured a five-year, $600,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) through the Cultivating Cultures of Ethical STEM program for institutional transformation.
Rosemary Blieszner, a professor of human development at Virginia Tech, explains a study that correlates loneliness with an increased risk of death among older adults in a New York Times article.
Jim Hawdon, director of the Virginia Tech Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention, discusses how Americans are increasingly exposed to extremist messages online in an article published by The Conversation.
ISCE-supported Center for Communicating Science course serves as a cornerstone of the German Fulbright Summer Institute.
Eric Jardine, a fellow with the Centre for International Governance and Innovation (CIGI) and assistant professor of political science, is quoted in Global News' article on Theresa May's internet policies.
Students in the Executive Master of Natural Resources explore water-related issues in India.
Laura Sands, professor at the Center for Gerontology, discussed what the future of caregiving looks like in Forbes magazine.
Experts at Virginia Tech who study violence and terrorism are discussing if there could be more attacks like the one in Manchester in the future.
Bill Hoplins, professor of wildlife, received the Graduate School's 2017 Faculty Outstanding Mentor Award.
April Few-Demo, associate professor of human development, received the Graduate School's 2017 Faculty Outstanding Mentor Award.
Susan White, co-director of VTCAR, is quoted in "The Joys and Challenges of Being a Parent with Autism" in The Atlantic.
Carol Mullen, a professor of educational leadership in the School of Education, has authored a new book titled, "Creativity and Education in China: Paradox and Possibilities for an Era of Accountability," the result of her 2015 Fulbright Scholar Award and subsequent travel to the country.
Sudipta Sarangi of the Department of Economics has shown that social media plays a vital role in reducing government corruption.
Barbara Allen, professor of science and technology studies, has confirmed claims by residents and local doctors in one of France’s largest industrial regions that people living in this area had elevated levels of many illnesses.
Society of Clinical Psychology honors Tom Ollendick, University Distinguished Professor of Psychology, with award for distinguished contributions.
Reseachers at the Virginia Tech Center for Autism Research disentangle relationship between autism spectrum disorder, anxiety, and ADHD in children.
“Color-blind” sentencing alone can’t cure racial bias in U.S. criminal justice system, research from James Hawdon and Samarth Swarup suggests.
Megan Dolbin-MacNab, an associate professor in human development, testified before the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging in Washington, D.C. on the impact of the opioid addiction epidemic on grandparents raising their grandchildren.
Mariana Falconier, associate professor of Marriage and Family Therapy in the National Capitol Region, leads the TOGETHER workshop where couples learn how to better communicate, handle stress, and tackle money problems.
Max Ragozzino, Anza Mitchell, and Caitlin Colleary won first place in the Center for Communicating Science's first annual Nutshell Games.
The Center for Communicating Science opened March 2 with Nutshell Games and a reception with Joe Palca of NPR.
Richard A. Winett, the Heilig Meyers Professor of Psychology, has won the Society of Behavioral Medicine’s 2017 Distinguished Mentor Award.
Patrick Huber, professor of physics, and his team's mobile neutrino lab is featured in Symmetry Magazine.
Mark Orr, a researcher in the Biocomplexity Institute, says social media fake news is changing the way we think.
David Orden, director of ISCE GII, and Lars Brink, an independent agricultural policy adviser, have released a paper on China's agricultural subsidies related to WTO case.
Aki Ishida, assistant professor of architecture, has earned a prestigious award naming her one of the nation’s leading new faculty members in architecture.
The inaugural group of ISCE Scholars are featured on VT News.
Patrick Roberts, associate professor in the Center for Public Administration, speaks on how ignoring intelligence information risks politicization.
Laura Sands, professor in the Center for Gerontology, an ISCE Affiliated Center, has been named editor-in-chief of a new journal on innovation in aging.
Toni Calasanti, professor of sociology, is quoted in an article about agesim and sexism in the beauty industry featured in Fashion.
VTCAR, an ISCE Affiliated Center, has been selected as member of the month by Downtown Blacksburg.
Pam Teaster, Director of the Center for Gerontology, an ISCE Affiliated Center, served on a statewide working group reporting that older Virginians lose $1.2 billion a year through financial exploitation.
David Orden's work, Looking Forward to the Next Farm Bill, is featured in Choices, a publication of the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association.
A group of researchers associated with ISCE and led by Amy Smith have found no increased incidence of cancer in Tazewell County.
Anne Khademian, professor and director of the School of Public and International Affairs, has been elected to the board of directors at the National Academy of Public Administration.
Todd Schenk, assistant professor of public and international relations, has declared the day after elections National Frenemies Day.
Walid Saad, assistant professor of the department of electrical and computer engineering, and Anamaria Bukvic, research assistant professor in the department of geography, along with researchers from the University of Miami, have received a NSF grant to design new frameworks to protect the critical infrastructure of coastal cities against natural disasters.
The "Risk, Fear, and Resilience: Implications for Societies, Communities, and Individuals" workshop held in the NCR hosted VT and international scholars.
Todd Schenk, associate professor in the urban affairs and planning program of SPIA, hosted The Frenemies Project to increase empathy and mutual understanding among those with deeply opposed opinions.
Todd Schenk, associate professor in the urban affairs and planning program of SPIA, and his team find that "serious games" help people understand and adapt to climate change.
Patrick Roberts, associate professor in the Center for Public Administration and Policy, wrote "A new mission for Homeland Security: managing risk," which is now featured on The Hill.
Brett Jones, professor of educational psychology in the School of Education, received the 2016 Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award.
Kris Wernstedt will spend 10 months teaching at Ardhi University in Tanzania and will conduct research on solid waste practices to help improve the urban environment, supported by an award from the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program and the ISCE Scholar Program.
2016 ISCE Summer Scholars are announced and featured in VT News.
Elena Serrano and George Davis recently published a book examining consumer and producer behavior through the lens of economics.
Tom Ewing serves as project director on a multi-university research initiative to understand the significance of tuberculosis, the greatest single cause of death in the United States between 1870 and 1920.
Susan White's research on self-harm among men and women diagnosed with autism is featured in Spectrum.
Joyce Arditti receives the university's 2016 Alumni Award for Excellence in Research.
Carol Mullen presented "Creativity, the Other Side of China's Exam-Centric Education: Paradox and Possibility" at the CIDE Seminar.
Pamela Teaster's research on elder abuse shows that potentially abusive behavior may be common among family caregivers.
Patrick Huber has been a Fermilab Distinguished Scholar by the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.
Shalini Misra studies the personal qualities that predispose someone to engage in cross-disciplinary research and has created a new measure: the Transdisciplinary Orientation Scale.
During her Outstanding Junior Faculty Lecture, Margaret Cowell speaks to the intricacies of interdisciplinary work.
Jungmeen Kim-Spoon and Brooks King-Casas' longitudinal study is featured in the Roanoke Times in the article Virginia teens struggle against antiquated mental health system.
Anthony Peguero's research on how school security affects students was featured on Roanoke news station, WSLS10.
France Belanger, a professor in the Pamplin College of Business, has developed an app that helps monitor what information buyers give away online.
Carol Mullen, a professor in the School of Education, has published a book, Education Policy Perils, which explores the foremost issues facing public schools today.
Paige Williams, the only student on an interdisciplinary water study team in Africa, is featured in VT News.
Anthony Peguero is ISCE's spring 2016 Senior Fellow.
Joyce Arditti, professor of human development, has been selected to be the Editor of the National Council on Family Relations new research and policy briefs.
Karen Roberto, director of ISCE, will deliver the fall 2015 Graduate School commencement ceremony.
A Virginia Tech team led by Nancy Brossoie, senior research associate at the Center for Gerontology, has been awarded a $945,000 grant to provide substance-misuse treatment training to students in undergraduate and graduate health professions in Southwest Virginia.
New book covers David Orden’s 30 years of research on agricultural trade policies.
Mariana Falconier, associate professor and clinical director of Virginia Tech’s Center for Family Services at the Northern Virginia Center in Falls Church, has won a grant totaling $7.2 million for a five-year project to promote healthy relationships and economic stability among low-income couples.
David Orden's blog post, "USAPP-- American Politics and Policy" was featured on the London School of Economics website.
David Orden, professor and director the Global Issues Initiative (GII), Institute for Society, Culture and Environment (ISCE), presented on “The Evolution of U.S. Farm Policy: From Price support to Cash Transfers to Farmers” at the 2015 China-U.S. Grains & Oilseed Forum in Beijing.
Carol Mullen, professor in the School of Education, gave a national podcast on nontraditional mentoring models.
Margaret Cowell, Director of the ISCE DC Initiative, offers expert commentary for study on most educated metropolitan areas; Washington-Arlington-Alexandria ranks second.
Carol Mullen, supported with a Fulbright scholarship and an ISCE-GII grant, travelled to China to explore interventions for learning that shape education policy and civic society.
Bernice Hausman gave a public lecture on vaccination concerns in Roanoke, which you can watch courtesy of WDBJ7.
Ariel Ahram wrote an article in the Washington Post entitled, "Lessons from the destruction of Iraq's marshes."
David Orden co-authored an article featured on AGFAX discussing the implications of the 2014 farm bill
Carla Finkielstein and Karen Roberto's research on cancer was featured in an article titled, "Cancer Under Attack: Virginia Tech community forms a strong front against cancer" in the VT Magazine.
Ariel Ahram testified before the U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs on "The Islamic State's War on Women and Girls."
Megan Dolbin-MacNab was featured on the public radio show "With Good Reason" on its program entitled "Grandparents Who Parent."
Doris T. Zallen was featured in the Summer 2015 issue of VT Research Magazine.
Ralph Buehler, a professor of urban affairs and planning at Virginia Tech, is quoted in a HuffPost news story about the best cities for living car free.
Flint, Michigan community continues to struggle with tainted water quality issues years after initial findings from Virginia Tech researchers.
Virginia Tech team builds a new "next generation home" called FutureHAUS after their prototype was destroyed in a fire.
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe joined Virginia Tech & Carilion Clinic officials to break ground for construction of the new Virginia Tech Carilion Biomedical Research Expansion in Roanoke, VA.
A new paper by three economists, including Kevin Boyle of Virginia Tech, challenges how the EPA has justified repealing a 2015 water protection rule.
Janet Abbate, a professor of science and technology in society at Virginia Tech and author of Recoding Gender, discusses the history and importance of women in computer programming.
William Becker, a management professor at Virginia Tech, is quoted in a Payoff article about the importance of unplugging from your phone and 3 ways to do it.
Virginia Tech researchers find federal snack program regulations do not promote healthy snacking as intended.
Sharon and Craig Ramey, professors at VTCRI, author an op-ed piece in the Roanoke Times about the bright future of Roanoke's children.
Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO, gives the Spring 2017 commencement address and urges graduates to tell hatred, "No way, not today."
The Center for Real Life Design launches with an emphasis on universal design and sustainability.
Children who are given high-quality education at an early age – starting at 6 weeks old and continuing through their first five years of life – are more likely to be employed full-time and have better relationships with their parents as adults, according to new results from a longitudinal study now entering its fifth decade.
The 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill did $17.2 billion in damage to the natural resources in the Gulf of Mexico, a team of scientists recently found after a six-year study of the impact of the largest oil spill in U.S. history.
Peter Wallenstein, professor of history, is the author of a column in the Richmond Times-Dispatch about how humanities grants help tell stories that have long been hidden.
Science Dean Sally C. Morton publishes new textbook on comparative effectiveness research.
Listen to poet Nikki Giovanni's story of her grandmother's grits on KCUR 89.3.
Charlie Klauer's work tying surge of pedestrian deaths to cellphones is featured in Reuters.
A new study at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine identified the facilitators and barriers of parental attitudes and beliefs toward school-located influenza vaccination in the United States..
Experts at Virginia Tech Capitol Hill panel agree that cybersecurity solutions are top priority as threats increase.
Robin Queen, associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics in the College of Engineering, has been awarded the 2017 Kappa Delta Young Investigator's Award for conducting outstanding musculoskeletal disease or injury research with the goal of advancing patient treatment and care.
An interdisciplinary team of researchers with the Global Change Center explore how to create the 'best possible water' through oxygenation systems to combat rising temperatures.
Researchers, including computational neuroscientist Read Montague of VTCRI, find that brain imagery shows difference between knowing or reckless behavior in criminal acts.
Bert Huang, assistant professor of computer science, is interviewed for the WVTF article, "Detecting Cyber Bulling: But Can it Be Stopped?"
Making social science experiments rigorous, reproducible, and scalable to large populations is a major objective of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Next Generation Social Science (NGS2) program.
A new NSF requirement applies to new awards resulting from proposals submitted, or due, on or after the effective date of the Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) issued on January 25, 2016.
Professor Wornie Reed's column "What's inspired African-American youth in the past 40 years?" is featured in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
President Timothy Sands spoke on CSPAN about college campus freedom of speech.
Professor Peter Wallenstein speaks to Daytime Blue Ridge to discuss his involvement in the feature film “Loving” — the story of Loving v. Virginia, the racially charged case involving an inter-racial couple in Virginia.
Alumni Distinguished Professor Rosemary Blieszner has been named interim dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.
Provost Thanassis Rikakis is moving the campus toward a future in which researchers will work on big problems together in ways that emphasize collaboration over smaller, separate innovations.
Virginia Tech's Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center's ambitious attempt at reinventing the Rosslyn waterfront is featured in The Atlantic.
Marian B. Mollin, an associate professor who studies the history of social movements, is quoted an the New York Times' piece on how marches in Washington have shaped America.
Virginia Tech is creating a business engagement center as part of a major push to expand and integrate its partnerships with leading companies.
Virginia Tech's FutureHaus wows the crowd at KBIS.
Virginia Tech's FutureHaus is featured in Construction Dive.
A Q&A session with President Tim Sands is featured in The Voice of Technology.
The research of Rosemary Blieszner, distinguished professor of human development, on friendship in late life is featured in the New York Times.
Virginia Tech is among 17 schools that have signed a research agreement with Facebook that will make it easier to work together on future technology projects.
Vice President and Dean for Graduate Education Karen DePauw is the first recipient of the Debra W. Stewart Award for Outstanding Leadership in Graduate Education.
Pamela Murray-Tuite, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering in the NCR, will lead a multidisciplinary collaborative research team to look at behavioral adaptation with potential to improve the efficiency of a post-disaster return to productive daily life.
The first home built in FutureHAUS style is the recipient of a 2016 AIA Virginia "Excellence in Architecture" Design Award.
Ralph Buehler's work on cycling conditions may be improved and encouraged is refereneced in the article, "Bicycles are good for Business, Your Body, and the Planet."
Thomas Ollendick, director of the Child Study Center, is quoted in an article arguing that people who are afraid of the dark aren't immature, they're imaginative.
Roger Ekirch, professor of history, shows the prevalence of segmented sleep in preindustrial society, which might be making a comeback among those who have trouble sleeping.
Anisa Zvonkovic, head of the department of human development, has her research on work's effect on families featured in the Chicago Tribune.
Ralph Buehler, associate professor in urban affairs and planning, contributed to the United Nations and European Union sustainability report.
Carolyn Shivers, assistant professor in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, works to determine the best and worst U.S. cities for people with disabilities.
Experts see colleges of the future run as "benefit corporations."
Farmers love the Trans-Pacific-Partnership. Politicians say they hate it. Virginia Tech experts weigh in on WEKU.
The Family and Consumer Sciences program has been ranked first in the nation by USA Today.
The Human Development program has been ranked second in the nation by USA Today.
Wen You, associate professor of agricultural and applied economics, found that students participating in government-funded school meal programs are at higher risk of being overweight.
William Becker explores how the expectation for employees to check email after hours can cause burnout.
Gregory Kruczek, a Ph.D. candidate, explores why a haven in Iraq for religious minorities would not work.
Virginia Tech's adult day center is one of the few intergenerational programs in the country to bring seniors and preschoolers together, and to teach college students how to work with both groups.
William Becker, associate professor of management, found that "always on" culture may prevent employees from fully disengaging from work, causing stress.
Sharon Landesman Ramey, a professor and distinguished research scholar at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, and her research team has found significant racial and ethnic disparities in breastfeeding outcomes.
Anne Khademian, director of School of Public and International Affairs, addressed transportation and urban planning in American mega-regions on a multiple jurisdiction and system basis.
USA Today quotes Shalini Misra, assistant professor of Urban Affairs and Planning, in the article "5 reasons to put down your phone when you're not alone".
A Virginia Tech team led by Nancy Brossoie, senior research associate at the Center for Gerontology, has been awarded a $945,000 grant.
James Hawdon, Director of the Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention, is quoted in the New York Post's article, "How to fix America's mass incarceration problem."
Al-Monitor featured a column by Djavad Salehi-Isfahani, a professor of Economics, entitled, "Is Iran's inflation deflating economic recovery?"
Sonia Hirt, associate professor of Urban Affairs and Planning, is quoted in a Washington Post article on city density.
Patrick Roberts, associate professor in the Center for Public Administration and Policy, is quoted in an NPR piece on oversight in the Red Cross.
Ralph Buehler, associate professor of Urban Affairs and Planning, is quoted in a Marketplace article on helmet use in bike-sharing programs.
Shalini Misra, assistant professor of Urban Affairs and Planning, is quoted in a Psychology Today article about how phones are tearing us apart.
A team of scientists led by Virginia Tech researchers has received a $950,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to study the ways that ideas and behaviors are spread through large social networks like Twitter.
VBI researchers receive NSF support to measure social networks' influence
Tracy Vosburgh named senior associate vice present for university relations.
Karl Markgraf named associate vice president for international affairs.
Southern States teamed up with VT and Waypoint Global Strategies to explore the possibility of drone use in agriculture.
Social scientists are alarmed by new legislation on NSF grants.