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Volume One 2016-2017 »

On the cover: Mike Butera was always the guy schlepping multiple instruments to his band’s performances—until he figured out how to shrink them all into one.

From The Dean
Creativity and Innovation District

Creativity and Innovation District

Creativity and Innovation District

Creativity and Innovation District

Creativity and Innovation District

Creativity and Innovation District

Life Lessons

Life Lessons

Life Lessons

Life Lessons

Life Lessons

Life Lessons

Action Heroes

Drawing the Line

Action Heroes

Drawing the Line

Action Heroes

Drawing the Line

Ut Prosim in Action

For nearly two decades, entrepreneur Tom Bagamane has taken his university’s service ideals to the streets of Los Angeles to comfort the homeless.

A Legend Returns
A Legend Returns

Bill Roth, former and legendary Voice of the Hokies, has returned to Virginia Tech, this time as a professor of practice in the Department of Communication.

Extreme Appalachia
Extreme Appalachia

In March 2017, Virginia Tech will host the 40th annual Appalachian Studies Conference. The meeting takes its title, “Extreme Appalachia,” from economic and cultural challenges.

Storytelling in Motion
Storytelling in Motion

Liz Hart approaches the empty stage set of a major event the way a painter views a stretch of white canvas or a writer tackles the blank page.

We Thought the Future Would Be Cooler
We Thought the Future Would Be Cooler

Feeling let down by George Jetson and Spacely Space Rockets? Visions of the future are almost always wrong—and there’s always room for improvement.

Hurdling into History

It took Kristi Castlin only two-hundredths of a second to make both Olympic history and Virginia Tech history.

Nikki Giovanni, University Distinguished Professor of English in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, received the 2016 Literary Lifetime Achievement Award from the Library of Virginia.

Literary Legacy

Design for Living

Design for Living

Sound Inspiration

Sound Inspiration

Creativity Unbounded

Creativity Unbounded

Thinkabit Laboratory Launch

Thinkabit Laboratory Launch

Sky’s Not the Limit

Sky’s Not the Limit

It Is Rocket Science

It Is Rocket Science

Taking the Heat

Taking the Heat

Reporting from Rio

Reporting from Rio

A Century of Service

A Century of Service

Why We’re Here

Why We’re Here

Crimson Tide

Blocks of Shame

Keys to Success

Keys to Success

Leadership in Humanitiess

Leadership in Humanities

Sleep, Interrupted

Sleep, Interrupted