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FutureHaus takes first place at Solar Decathlon Middle East
by sshover on November 30, 2018 at 3:48 pm
After years of research and development contributed by over 100 Virginia Tech students and faculty, the FutureHAUS Dubai team has officially built the world’s best solar home. The lone American team earned a first-place victory over 14 other selected teams and more than 60 total entrants of the 2018 Solar Decathlon Middle East, a competition
House of the future and team await SDME 2018 Results
by sshover on November 26, 2018 at 4:57 pm
The home of the future is at its temporary residence in the desert — and the Virginia Tech students and faculty who built it are awaiting the results. FutureHAUS Dubai, the innovative, interdisciplinary, and ambitious project to design and build a futuristic, modular smart home, is the lone American team currently competing against 14 other
Virginia Tech IAWA Work to Save the Work of Women Architects
by sshover on November 5, 2018 at 6:30 pm
The International Archive of Women in Architecture (IAWA) at Virginia Tech is issuing an open call to women architects worldwide to submit a seminal design or drawing to the university’s historical collection. The campaign, dubbed “A Seminal Piece,” is the latest in the IAWA’s three-decades-long effort to capture and preserve the contributions of women in architecture who
Professor Emeritus, Donald Sunshine, Exhibits in Cowgill Hall
by sshover on October 22, 2018 at 1:41 pm
“Social Commentary,” an exhibit by professor emeritus of architecture, Donald Sunshine, was on display in Cowgill Hall lobby this past week. Watercolor paintings and his pen and ink sketchbooks combined to showcase innovative perspectives of big events from our country’s past and present that are meaningful to not only Donald, but to many others. “This
FutureHAUS is Ready to Compete in Dubai
by sshover on October 12, 2018 at 12:42 pm
After many late nights, research, hard labor, and coffee runs, the FutureHAUS is complete! The competition called the Solar Decathlon is being held in Dubai from November 14th-29th, 2018. After winning the top collegiate prize for the world’s best solar house in 2010, Virginia Tech is planning to do it again this year. Virginia Tech
RECENT IN VT NEWS
Industrial designers and biomedical engineers team up to address unmet needs of wounded veterans
on August 9, 2019 at 3:06 pm
Thanks to a grant from the National Institutes of Health, students will soon be able to enroll in a course that combines the unique skillsets of both disciplines to identify health care needs of wounded veterans in clinical settings.
Emily Roediger named director of communications for the College of Architecture and Urban Studies
on August 7, 2019 at 5:00 pm
In her new role, Roediger will lead an integrated, digitally driven communications strategy that highlights college impact, drives constituent engagement, and builds upon the college’s international profile.
New collaborations set to boost real-world learning opportunities for College of Architecture and Urban Studies students
on August 5, 2019 at 2:33 pm
The Research + Demonstration Facility is a dedicated space where students can gain practical, hands-on architecture, design, and construction experience alongside expert faculty and industry professionals. It's also representative of a larger initiative to involve Virginia Tech students in construction and renovation projects on the Blacksburg campus.
Timothy Luke returns as chair of Department of Political Science
on August 1, 2019 at 1:25 pm
Thirty-eight years ago, Luke joined Virginia Tech as an assistant professor of political science. Since then, his legacy has included university accolades in service, leadership, and program creation. And now, for the fourth time, he has been chosen for a familiar role.
Chromosome structure inspires intricate works of art
on July 31, 2019 at 1:35 pm
Virginia Tech professors of entomology, computer science, and art are uncovering scientific solutions using an innovative mix of computational modeling and artistic vision.
Hans Rott honored with emeritus status
on July 19, 2019 at 1:03 pm
A member of the Virginia Tech community since 1977, Rott made exemplary teaching contributions to the education of architects during his four decades in the professional undergraduate and graduate programs in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies.
Brian J. Cook honored with emeritus status
on July 17, 2019 at 2:41 pm
A member of the Virginia Tech community since 2008, Cook made significant contributions to the field of public administration and constitutionalism through his work on public administration in American political development and the politics of public policy design and implementation.
Salahuddin Choudhury honored with emeritus status
on July 9, 2019 at 3:07 pm
A member of the Virginia Tech community since 1974, Choudhury’s scholarship in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies focused on the ideas of symbol and mode. In the classroom, he had an unwavering commitment to the Vitruvian ideal of the education of an architect across his four decades of teaching.
Mehrzad Boroujerdi named director of Virginia Tech’s School of Public and International Affairs
on June 28, 2019 at 7:13 pm
An internationally recognized expert on Iran and Middle Eastern politics, Boroujerdi will join Virginia Tech on Aug. 10, 2019, and comes to the university from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University.
University’s global impact on display at international education expo
on June 27, 2019 at 2:10 pm
Led by the Language and Culture Institute, representatives from across the university show off Virginia Tech’s internationalization efforts at the world’s largest gathering of international education professionals.
Hokies are finalists in NASA contest to design space helmets of the future
on June 19, 2019 at 2:33 pm
Seven Hokies spanning a variety of majors - and dubbed the HokieNauts - are among the 12 finalists in a national NASA-sponsored competition to design informational digital displays to fit inside an astronaut’s helmet.
Media Preview: Virginia Tech’s world-winning solar home comes to Northern Virginia this summer
on June 12, 2019 at 2:43 pm
Virginia Tech’s award-winning FutureHAUS will be on public display in Alexandria this summer, near the location of the future Innovation Campus.
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