Virginia Tech collaboration brings virtual reality to Montgomery County Public Schools

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  The University Libraries at Virginia Tech is teaming up with Blacksburg Middle School to create a virtual reality laboratory and integrate virtual reality technology into the middle school learning experience. Jonathan Bradley, the Innovative Technologies Coordinator for Learning Environments at the University Libraries, is assisting in the creation of this pilot installation to spark… Read more »

Data Essentials summer 2018 workshops

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  Get hands-on experience with a variety of analytic software and be prepared to work with data at different stages of your research, through a series of mini-workshops led by library experts. Topics covered include Open Text Coding, NVIVO, Data Management and Curation, Tableau, Gephi, and Adobe Illustrator. Full-workshop participants have guaranteed seats and lunch… Read more »

Academic Integrity Week set for April 23-27

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The Office of Undergraduate Academic Integrity (OUAI) is proud to announce Virginia Tech’s first Academic Integrity Week, which will take place April 23-27. Departments and organizations from across campus will host a variety of events including movies, interactive displays and information booths, and workshops.   “This interdisciplinary partnership will allow the university to focus on… Read more »

Digging in the Crates explores hip hop and gender

With a blend of presentations, listening sessions, and creative engagement, the upcoming Digging in the Crates: Hip Hop Studies at Virginia Tech event will examine how issues of gender manifest in hip hop culture.  On Thursday, April 19 at 6:30 p.m. in Newman Library, multipurpose room, hip hop scholars Blair Ebony Smith and Kyesha Jennings… Read more »

Jump campaign to help faculty create freely available learning materials and lower textbook costs for students

  The University Libraries at Virginia Tech recently launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds in support of faculty who are creating freely available textbooks and learning materials for students.   As part of its mission to provide new ways to discover, access, create, sustain, and share information, the University Libraries created Open Education Faculty Initiative Grants to engage faculty in… Read more »

Join University Libraries to celebrate learning equity and engagement during Open Education Week

Dr. Rajiv Jhangiani

  University Libraries at Virginia Tech will celebrate Open Education Week March 19 – 23 to recognize the move toward more impactful learning by incorporating open educational resources in teaching and learning. Open education resources (OER) include freely accessible and openly licensed academic materials. These open and freely available resources help students overcome the challenge… Read more »

Celebrating Women’s History Month with the University Libraries

A display of books, the one in focus is about Nikki Giovanni

  To celebrate Women’s History Month this March, the University Libraries are providing a number of displays, exhibits, and events for the Virginia Tech community. The University Libraries, Women’s Center, Holtzman Alumni Center, and Virginia Tech Alumni Association are all playing a part to celebrate women through the ages, including their contributions to architecture, literature,… Read more »

Local, International, and Course Exhibits for Learning Immersion

Student flipping through papers attached to the "Piercing the Veil" course exhibit

  Virginia Tech’s University Libraries welcome 6 upcoming exhibits to be housed in Newman Library throughout the spring 2018 semester into July. While some of these installations travel worldwide, some are part of the Course Exhibit Initiative to bring coursework into the public eye and share learning experiences.   • Women’s History Month, March 1 –… Read more »

The German Program and University Libraries host The White Rose: The Student Resistance Against Hitler, Munich 1942/43 traveling exhibit

The German Program and the University Libraries will host a traveling exhibit, the White Rose: The Student Resistance against Hitler, Munich 1942/43, March 13 – 30, in the Newman Library fourth floor commons.  The exhibit opening will follow a guest lecture on March 13 at 7 p.m. by University of Virginia professor Manuela Achilles, “Speaking… Read more »

Students and faculty learn how to discover, envision, and invent in University Libraries Studios

3D Design Studio; a young boy looks in awe at the 3D printers

  During a recent open house in the Virginia Tech University Libraries’ Newman Library, faculty, students, and community members were introduced to opportunities to discover, envision, and invent in the studio network. The technologies and creative spaces available in the 3D Design Studio, Fusion Studio, Media Design Studio, Data Visualization Studio, Virtual Environment Studio, and Data… Read more »