Affiliated Programs


Conference to focus on the challenges, creative expressions, and resilience of Appalachia

More than 1,000 people from around the region, the nation, and even the world will travel to Virginia Tech to celebrate the richness of Appalachia and combat the exploitation of its resources.

Climate scientist James Hansen to give keynote talk at Appalachian Studies Conference

Hansen, who was among the first scientists to argue that the burning of fossil fuels is warming the planet, will visit Virginia Tech on March 10.

Zhange Ni receives Diggs Teaching Scholars Award

Ni, an assistant professor in the Department of Religion and Culture in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, will use her award to organize a student conference.

Conference to focus on the extremes of Appalachia

In March 2017, Virginia Tech will host “Extreme Appalachia,” the 40th annual Appalachian Studies Conference.

College professors recognized for university leadership

Two of the four faculty members newly appointed to the academies of Faculty Service and Leadership at Virginia Tech are members of the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

Free film series gets serious about pop culture – and what it can reveal about society

What can a post-apocalyptic action flick, an anime television series, and a comic horror movie teach us about ourselves? More than you might imagine. That’s the theory, at least, behind the first-ever film series of Virginia Tech’s Department of Religion and Culture.

Interview with Professor Danille Christensen

Prof. Danille Christensen was interviewed by Religion and Culture Major Caitlin Van Wicklin on her area of study.