Bill Hopkins had the opportunity to brief the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors on April 1, 2019 about Interdisciplinary Graduate Education initiatives at Virginia Tech. He used his experience directing the Interfaces of Global Change IGEP to discuss how these programs benefit the University, including their impact on achieving our land grant mission, as well as their positive influence on student recruitment and the research enterprise. This is the third time Bill has addressed the BOV over the ...Read More →
By Becca O’Brien
The Sun circles the earth! Spontaneous generation can bring forth life! The earth is one solid mass! These are all statements that the majority of scientists once agreed with, but that we now recognize to be incorrect. It is easy to look back on them and feel confident about how far human knowledge has come, but the truth is that many of the statements ...Read More →
By Kristen Bretz and Camilo Alfonso
A sense of gloom and frustration clung to the air along with the late lingering Virginia humidity as the first year IGC fellows met for their weekly seminar on September 24 to discuss denialism and the Merchants of Doubt, the film based on the Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway book of the same name.
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