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 »

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 »

6 Studios to Discover, Envision, and Invent

Data Viz Studio; student is pointing to a data visualization on a large screen tv

  Create with Newman Library at the Studios Open House, Tuesday February 20 from 3 – 6 p.m. Housed in the library is a 6-studio, 7-space network that offers the equipment, space, and services you need to explore and make. These spaces not only enhance your ability to produce great work— they also break barriers… Read more »

Capturing the Natural World

  The University Libraries’ Special Collections is proud to host Flora Virginica until March 16. In partnership with Virginia Tech’s Massey Herbarium, this display brings together the comprehensive history and imagery of Virginian botany to celebrate the Herbarium’s ongoing research and updated compendium. We would like to give a warm thanks to the Flora of… Read more »

A Haven for the Digital Humanities

Two men talk in Athenaeum; there are other people talking in the background

  The Athenaeum suite (Newman Library Room 124) held its grand opening on January 25 and is now available for future courses, presentations, and other activities in the digital humanities. This suite is located on the first floor of Newman Library and consists of a modular classroom, a collaborative boardroom, and a media den. Equipped… Read more »

9 Things this Spring Brings

  The University Libraries are coming into 2018 with full force. Here are 9 things in store for the spring semester. From events to art to spaces, we’ve got it all!   1. Athenaeum’s Grand Opening, January 25     A haven for the digital humanities, Athenaeum is a suite of spaces with integrated technology,… Read more »

5 Essential Steps to Cracking Finals

Photo of male student writing notes in a notebook while listening to music through earphones coming from his computer; he is in a library space

      And other tests for that matter! We see thousands of students every day working hard in preparation for their exams. To help out, here’s a list we’ve compiled on some of the most widely agreed upon and scientifically researched study tips for effective, pre-holiday-positive results:       1. Start now. And… Read more »