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Article Item"Barbie" is strong on entertainment value, soft on social change, says Virginia Tech expert , article
The “Barbie” buzz continues, even months after the blockbuster movie’s release.
Article ItemFor female undergrads in Pakistan, Sister 2 Sister program offers hope , article
Two undergraduate students from Pakistan recently spent time studying at Virginia Tech through the Sister 2 Sister exchange program — an opportunity they say is a dream come true for women pursuing higher education in the country,
Article ItemCoastal experts available to discuss hurricane emergency preparation, disaster response, and recovery , article
Tropical Storm Hilary packed a punch but wasn’t nearly as devastating as it could have been. Meanwhile Tropical Storm Franklin is battering the Caribbean. As we enter the height of hurricane season, Virginia Tech has a team of coastal experts available who can provide insight about hurricanes, flash flooding, storm surge, sea-level rise and emergency response.
Article ItemJuneteenth should drive Americans to action, says expert , article
It’s been two years since the United States designated Juneteenth a federal holiday. But America still has a long way to go to recognize and correct racial injustice on a wider scale, says a Virginia Tech expert. Onwubiko Agozino is a professor of sociology at Virginia Tech. His scholarly work is focused on people of African descent and other marginalized groups globally. He believes that the commemoration of Juneteenth should drive people to recognize and stop racism that still exists in society.
Article ItemVirginia Tech celebrates graduates during 2023 spring commencement ceremonies , article
Thousands of graduating seniors, master's students, and newly hooded doctoral degree recipients attended commencement ceremonies that spanned six days, three campus locations, and countless shouts of "Let's go ... HOKIES!" during spring graduation activities.
Article ItemJames Hawdon to research online hate with Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award to Finland , article
Hawdon’s project, “Understanding Online Extremism from a Cross-National Perspective,” will build on research he has been conducting with colleagues at the University of Turku.