Digital exhibits fuel learning beyond campus

Online course and collection exhibits make teaching and learning resources shareable worldwide, turning historical and academic achievements into evergreen digital content. In the University Libraries at Virginia Tech, digitizing educational materials offers learning engagement outside of the classroom to anyone connected to the internet.   “The Active Learning Curation Program is a showcase of innovative… Read more »

Undergraduate phage hunters showcase research in University Libraries exhibit

Phage Hunters exhibit, including several green panels, podiums with scientific equipment, and posters explaining research processes

  From local soil to a global database, new viruses have been uncovered, analyzed, and recorded by undergraduate researchers in Virginia Tech’s College of Science.   The University Libraries is showcasing achievements from the Phage Hunters course in the Department of Biological Sciences. The exhibit, located on the 4th floor of Newman Library near the Graduate Study… 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 »

New Town Exhibit | Video Showcase

A few traces of the New Town community are left in Blacksburg, but for the most part, this historic area has been lost to development, expansion and growth. Like many people, you may not have even heard of New Town. As cities change and evolve, it can be a challenge to find the balance between… Read more »

Lincoln in Our Time Exhibit | Video Showcase

April 14, 2015 marks the 150th anniversary of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. As the Civil War entered its final days, this first presidential assassination in U.S. history sent shockwaves through the nation and around the globe. From letters and diaries, to fabric from Lincoln’s coffin, to videos produced by students in HIST 2984, “Abraham Lincoln: The Man,… Read more »

VT News: Exhibit, symposium will commemorate Lincoln’s death

The Virginia Center for Civil War Studies at Virginia Tech will observe the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination with a two-day symposium April 10-11 featuring five renowned scholars and a screening of the epic 2012 Steven Spielberg film “Lincoln.” Titled “Lincoln in Our Time,” the symposium will cover Lincoln’s political influence, representation in film,… Read more »