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Department of Sociology
Feminist insights into big data, reflections on scientific justice through the lens of the immortal Henrietta Lacks, altered Barbies. These topics are just a few that will be explored during the Gender, Bodies & Technology conference, to be held April 21–23 at the Hotel Roanoke.
Congratulations to Gary Wood on being selected ... click above to read more.
Dr. Peguero wins the Academy of Criminal ... click above to read more.
Oranienburg. "Hate Crime", Hasskriminalität ... click above to read more.
Dr. Peguero, Dr. Macedo, Dr. Bartolome, and ... click above to read more
Jun 28, 2017 / 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
A free reception showcasing an exhibit on "Mapping the Fourth of July," a crowdsourced online archive of primary sources that reveals how Americans of the Civil War era celebrated Independence Day. Virginia Tech's Newman Library, Alumni Mall and Stanger Street, near the 2nd floor circulation desk.
Jun 30, 2017 / 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Heard about Virginia Tech's "Mapping the Fourth of July" website and want to check it out yourself? Getting ready for this year's July 4 holiday and curious about how Americans celebrated their national anniversary during the Civil War era, when their nation was falling apart? Stop by Blacksburg Public Library any time between 3 and 5 p.m. to chat with the project team and try your hand at transcribing, tagging, and more. Computers and expert guidance will be provided. Blacksburg Public Library is at 200 Miller Street, Blacksburg VA 24060