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Here's looking at you, from a large lemur in a tree

Of lemurs and love

Lemurs, the tree-hopping, large-eyed, furry primates found only in Madagascar, have inspired numerous research projects and captured the hearts of people around the world, including Interfaces of Global Change Fellows Brandon and Meredith Semel.

Pursuing field studies on the island, the couple found not only a direction for their careers, but also each other in what might be dubbed a lemur love story.

Read their story >>


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Hokie Highlights

Franklin McKie

McKie helps make milestone at Virginia Tech

One of the first Black students to earn an advanced degree, Franklin McKie ’70 will be recognized at Virginia Tech’s Black Alumni Reunion in April.

Read more about McKie and his time at Tech >>

Students with bat-like sonar equipment in a lab

Hokies striving for animals and wildlife solutions

Virginia Tech is tackling some of the world’s most difficult problems, including those in the animal kingdom.

Watch four videos of their work >>

Rose Wesche

Keeping the romance alive

Rose Wesche answers questions about why we have those warm fuzzies and how to hold onto them a little longer.

Check it out >>

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Around the Drillfield

Lance R. Collins

Leader announced for Innovation Campus

Lance R. Collins, the Joseph Silbert Dean of Engineering at Cornell University, has been selected as the inaugural vice president and executive director of Virginia Tech’s new Innovation Campus in Alexandria.

Get to know him >>

Cindy Koziol

In memoriam: Cindy Koziol, longtime undergraduate advisor

As the only full-time academic advisor in the Department of Psychology, Koziol would work with 800 undergraduates and more than 100 doctoral students, at any given time.

Read more about her impact >>

Caitlin Jewitt

Does your vote count?

Caitlin Jewitt, assistant professor in the Department of Political Science and author of “The Primary Rules: Parties, Voters, and Presidential Nominations,” explores your impact on the presidential primary.

Learn how much your vote matters >>

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Hokies In The Headlines

B. Keith Fulton of Soulidifly Productions expands his communication horizons

More from Richmond Magazine >>

Susan Hubbard joins the National Academy of Engineering

More from EIN Network >>

Manveer Heir works toward diversity in the game industry

More from Engadget >>

Alumni Happenings

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Register now for the biennial Black Alumni Reunion

Come back to campus April 17-19 to celebrate and commemorate milestones, meet students, and learn what’s happening at our university.

Make plans now >>

What’s all the HYPE about

Hundreds of young alumni are taking part in Virginia Tech’s fundraising and engagement campaign through HYPE. Hokie Young Professional Events are being held across the country to celebrate the launch of Boundless Impact: The Campaign for Virginia Tech. Join us in Charlotte next week!

Get the details >>

Save the Date: Homecoming set for Sept. 28-Oct. 4

Virginia Tech will celebrate Homecoming with activities for students, alumni, and friends. Join us in Blacksburg for the Homecoming Parade, tailgate, Maroon Effect game, and more!

See what’s planned >>

Make plans now for Reunion Weekend

Early bird registration is coming to end! Don’t miss a discount on four days of on-campus fun June 4-7.

Learn more >>

Upcoming Events

Women in STEM Richmond (Feb. 20)

HYPE Virginia Beach (March 18)

HYPE New York City (April 8)

Old Guard Society of Golden Alumni (May 21-23)

HYPE Richmond (June 19)

Class of 1970 50th Reunion (Oct. 1-3)

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