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Article ItemNikki Giovanni Celebration of Poetry to highlight student literary talent , article
This year, the event will be virtual, which will allow the celebration to have an unprecedented reach online.
Article ItemMegan Weaver earns major dissertation award for ‘anti-racist’ research on language bias , article
“One of the most pervasive beliefs about language that we engage with on a daily basis is standard language ideology,” said Megan Weaver, a collegiate assistant professor of rhetoric and writing in the Virginia Tech Department of English. “In the United States, this results in a bias toward an idealized language variety modeled after the spoken and written language of white, upper-middle-class language users.”
Article ItemDerek Mueller’s mesmerizing ‘Pandemic Bestiary’ series takes a whimsical approach , article
Derek Mueller, a faculty member in the Department of English, produced a collection of drawings featuring beasts inspired by the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite having no training in drawing, Mueller’s thoughtful project for his children turned into a whimsical collection to combat the darkness of challenging times.
Article ItemResearchers receive grant to study misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccine , article
Researchers at Virginia Tech are looking into how social media misinformation influences people’s intention to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, especially those within the Appalachian region, with help from a grant funded by the Fralin Life Sciences Institute and the Data and Decisions Destination Area.
Article ItemPoetry like a marriage between a comet and a meteor , article
The Academy of American Poets chose Carmen Giménez Smith, a Virginia Tech professor of English, for one of its most prestigious honors.
Article ItemWhat service means: Virginia Tech to host symposium aimed at promoting dialogue on veterans studies , article
The virtual event will combine opportunities for formal and informal conversations with veterans studies scholars around the world.
Article ItemComing together to amplify the impact of giving , article
For the third Virginia Tech Giving Day, dedicated alumni and friends of the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences gather to support high-impact programs and innovative teaching. Whether supporting The Marching Virginians, scholarships, or the new School of Communication, donors encourage everyone to take part and give back.
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Article ItemCollege faculty member, family launch scholarship endowment for English department , article
The Armstrong Endowed English Scholarship will provide support for undergraduates majoring in any academic discipline within the Virginia Tech Department of English.
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