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Article ItemSociology chair determined to help open worldviews, spark effective change , article
“As a leading research institution with a strong Ph.D. program in sociology, Virginia Tech can lead in demonstrating the important contributions of sociology and the humanities in making effective change,” said Jennifer Johnson, chair of the Department of Sociology.
Article ItemFour scholars publish book in effort to elevate democracy and reduce violence in Nigeria , article
Simultaneously published by Fourth Dimension Publishing Company in Nigeria and Virginia Tech Publishing housed in University Libraries in the United States, “Community Policing in Nigeria” is an examination into the ongoing policing problems in Nigeria.
Article ItemOn the anniversary of the attack on the U.S. Capitol, the threat of violence in the country remains, says expert , article
One year after the January 6, 2021 insurrection, political polarization – and the threat of related violence – is increasing, says a Virginia Tech expert who researches the role of communities in promoting, deterring, or reacting to extremism, crime, violence, and tragedies.
Article ItemWhat did you say? Abby Walker and collaborator receive funding to explore dialects , article
What happens to your brain when you hear an Appalachian accent? Abby Walker, an associate professor in the Department of English, and a colleague from Penn State are investigating that question, and the National Science Foundation is funding their efforts.
Article ItemSpring Powwow organizer hopes to raise Native awareness on campus , article
Returning to an in-person format, the 2022 Spring Powwow is scheduled to be held on the Graduate Life Center Lawn on April 23 from noon to 5 p.m. Melissa Faircloth, director of the American Indian and Indigenous Community Center, shared her insights on the upcoming event.
Article ItemInstitute's COVID-19 Reset Program supports social science faculty , article
Created by the Institute for Society, Culture and Environment, the program offers both funding and mentoring for a cohort of five social science faculty whose research has been interrupted during the pandemic. The program began last fall and will continue this spring as the five faculty develop and submit proposals for external funding.
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