Results for: international affairs
Article ItemResearchers explore human-centered solutions to environmental grand challenges , article
Finding a solution to grand environmental social challenges such as climate change, biodiversity loss, and pollution requires addressing a host of transdisciplinary research and a human-centered approach. Convergence researchers aim to address such large-scale societal problems by working with a broad range of both scientists and stakeholders.
Article ItemJudicial reform and protests in the Middle East; expert available to discuss political implications , article
Ariel Ahram, chair of Virginia Tech's government and international affairs program, offers his perspective on what the controversy means for the country and the Middle East.
Article ItemFulbright visiting scholar to speak about building a welcoming community for refugee students , article
A Finnish researcher exploring what educational success looks like in the eyes of refugee students is heading to Blacksburg this spring as a Fulbright visiting scholar.
Article ItemGlobal affairs experts discuss the political stakes in Sudan , article
The worsening power struggle in Sudan has led to fighting in the streets of the capital city of Khartoum and the evacuation of the United States Embassy. With the humanitarian crisis growing, an executive order signed by President Biden authorized potential sanctions to head off what could be a prolonged civil war. Virginia Tech global affairs experts discussed the history behind the Sudan crisis and what the stakes are for other nations.
Article ItemSmall town in Patrick County looks to historic theater — and Virginia Tech — to spark growth , article
Leaders of Stuart, Virginia, seek university expertise before opening the town’s coffers.
Article ItemWith real-world research, economic development capstone students help Virginia communities attract remote workers , article
Remote workers can live anywhere — and many community leaders are desperate to attract them. Students in an economic development studio class, part of the master's degree in urban and regional planning, researched how they could.
Article ItemCollaboration with Southside community is reimagining a historically Black college , article
Faculty, researchers, and students aim to bring greater opportunity to rural Brunswick County.
Article ItemHomestays are the heart of studying abroad , article
In fall 2022, Rachel Saunders, then a senior, had been seeking a study abroad opportunity through which she could get an immersive language experience while also earning credits toward both her microbiology and Spanish majors. She did not expect to find a second home and a second family.
Article ItemBestselling author Beth Macy talks outsiders, underdogs, and the importance of hope , article
Bestselling author, Beth Macy will speak Aug. 23 at Moss Arts Center as part of the Rural Education Summit.
Article ItemFormer Afghan soldiers, now living in Blacksburg, to share their stories , article
They are among the more than 40 Female Tactical Platoon members who are scattered across the United States. Seven have settled in Blacksburg.