Virginia Tech graduate reinvents the concept of musical instruments

Mike Butera founded Artiphon, a music technology company in Nashville whose first creation allows players to strum a guitar, bow a violin, tap a piano, and loop a beat — all on a two-pound, molded-plastic device resembling a wide guitar neck.

New Core Faculty Member Joins ASPECT and Political Science

ASPECT is pleased to announce the hire of Mauro J. Caraccioli as new core faculty in the Department of Political Science. Mauro J. Caraccioli is an Assistant Professor in the Political Science department, and Core Faculty in the Alliance for Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Thought (ASPECT).

2016 ASPECT Graduate Conference Preliminary Program Now Available

The annual ASPECT Graduate Conference (April 1 - 2, 2016) preliminary program is now available.

ASPECT Receives Funding to Create Doctoral Fellowship

ASPECT Receives $100,000 Donation to Create Doctoral Fellowship toward the Theoretical and Interdisciplinary Study of Environmental Issues.

ASPECT PhD Student Awards

ASPECT Ph.D. Students receive prestigious awards from the graduate school and the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.