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man and woman in conversation during the living library

The second Living Library at Virginia Tech took place on November 11, 2015 in Newman Library. Designed to create dialogue, promote understanding, and reduce prejudice, the Living Library featured diverse storytellers who shared information about who they are, where they come from, and how their experiences have shaped them.   Thank you to Hillel and… Read more »

VT News: Conference to address military veterans’ reconciliation issues

The third annual Veterans in Society conference hosted by Virginia Tech features James Marten, chair of the history department at Marquette University, as the keynote speaker. The conference will be held Nov. 12-14 in Roanoke.   Marten is the author of “Sing Not War: The Lives of Union and Confederate Veterans in Gilded Age America… Read more »

VT News: Open Access Week speaker will talk about scholarly communication in an era of big data

Researchers face many obstacles when utilizing large data sets and computational research in their findings, including how to provide access to data and software used to create published results, and what metadata and tools should accompany digital published research.   Victoria Stodden, associate professor at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the… Read more »

VT News: Latino Americans: 500 Years of History grant brings historical and cultural events to campus

Virginia Tech is partnering with nationally recognized Latino cultural scholars and artists to increase awareness of Latino American history through a grant and programming initiative from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association.   The grant supports scholar-led viewing and discussion events that feature the documentary film “Latino Americans,” the first… Read more »

VT News: Oral history project celebrates and preserves LGBTQ history at Virginia Tech

Several campus groups began a project last year to collect and archive information related to the LGBTQ experience at Virginia Tech. Beginning Saturday, Oct. 10, an exhibit, “Sharing Our Voices: A Celebration of the Virginia Tech LGBTQ Oral History Project,” will feature archives, interviews, images, films, and a new web archive highlighting LGBTQ history. The… Read more »

VT News: Living Library showcases unique perspectives and diversity on campus

The Living Library: Real stories from real people

On Tuesday, March 31, University Libraries at Virginia Tech will offer several new stories for patrons, but they won’t be found on the pages of books or even on the screens of tablets. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at second floor commons of Newman Library, 560 Drillfield Drive, members of the university community will… Read more »

VT News: Virginia Tech to host humanities and technology camp

Virginia Tech will host THATCamp Virginia 2015, an “unconference” exploring the intersection of humanities and technology. The event, held April 10-11 on campus in Blacksburg, will feature informal sessions for discussion, collaboration, and development of technology skills. Registration for THATCamp (The Humanities and Technology Camp) is open through March 15, with spaces available for 100… 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 »