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JUNE 2021

Dean's Message

CAUS FORGES AHEAD

Dean Richard Blythe welcomes you to the June 2021 edition of CAUS+effect.

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Feature

A highlight of college, community, and Virginia Tech news.

VIDEO: Coffee bike will support Recovery Community

Hokie Wellness and the Virginia Tech Recovery Community have partnered with students and faculty at the College of Architecture and Urban Studies to design and build a coffee bike. The bicycle will traverse campus, serving pour-over coffee while promoting conversation about substance use disorders.

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Spotlights

A closer look at the people, programs, and projects that drive CAUS forward.

Gates Breeden named 2021 Outstanding Senior

“There is a level-playing field to engage in conversation and collaboration with every member of this community,” Breeden said. “I have heavily relied on this as a designer as my peers have challenged the way I approach my projects just as much as my professors do. There is a collective knowledge housed within the school where every member can approach another and come away having learned something new.”

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Healthcare in the Digital Age

Health equity and access, especially in rural, underserved communities, is a complex problem; and complex problems require innovative solutions. That’s why one transdisciplinary research team is working across traditional academic barriers to increase healthcare access to vulnerable populations.

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Student club helps inspire Virginia Tech alumna to build online community for women in construction

Space to Build is an online community for women in construction to network, share, and grow with each other. The organization brings its community together through various platforms including an active Instagram page of nearly 1,000 followers.

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Strengthening our Commonwealth through sponsored research

Strategic succession management, so important in the business world, is also critical within government agencies and other non-profit organizations.

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FutureHAUS making return trip to Dubai for Expo2020

On April 2, the various components of the house left Norfolk, Virginia, on a cargo ship bound for Dubai, the site of this year’s Expo2020 — an event better known to many as the “World’s Fair.” Event officials postponed the exposition last fall because of the pandemic, but rescheduled it for this October through March 2022.

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About CAUS+effect

CAUS+effect is an online newsletter for alumni and friends published by Virginia Tech’s College of Architecture and Urban Studies. Contact causnews@vt.edu or Director of Alumni Relations Justina Sumpter at justinas@vt.edu with your questions, comments, news tips, and feedback.

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