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Ut Prosim engraved in stone

How do you say “Ut Prosim”?

Debates over the pronunciations of words are as old as time, and this one hits close to home. We asked people around campus, on social media, and Andrew Becker, who teaches Latin and Ancient Greek in Virginia Tech’s Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures, for their take on pronouncing our university motto.

Read about how to be proper in pronunciation >>


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Hokie Highlights

Heywood Fralin

Record $50 million gift results in the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC in Roanoke

The historic donation will help recruit and retain world-leading researchers, further bolstering Virginia’s economy.

Learn more about the gift >>

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More than 2,400 Hokies are now alumni

The Dec. 14 commencement ceremonies recognized 1,380 undergraduates and 1,200 graduate students.

Check out photos and video from the big day >>

Duck Pond in the snow

Winter is no longer coming, it’s here!

The first major snowfall of this season occurred in Blacksburg and the view was captured via drone.

Check out the video >>

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Around the Drillfield

night view of FutureHAUS

Hokie-built home of the future earns top honors at international competition

After years of research and development contributed by more than 100 Virginia Tech students and faculty, the FutureHAUS Dubai team has officially built the world’s best solar home.

Read more about FutureHAUS >>

Members of the Commonwealth Cyber Initiative Blueprint Advisory Council at a meeting

Plan for the Commonwealth Cyber Initiative approved, moving forward

Virginia Tech President Tim Sands formally presented this blueprint to the Virginia Research Investment Committee on Dec. 11. The blueprint also garnered letters of support from four companies and 10 presidents of institutions of higher education.

Read more about the initiative >>

Matt Sanford, a senior at Virginia Tech, is one of the creators of Drop A Pin, a rideshare app

Students create rideshare app for designated driving

This year at least seven Virginia Tech organizations have used Drop A Pin, an app created by Matt Sanford and Greg Smith that aims to make designated driving safer.

Read more about the app>>

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Hokies In The Headlines

Jordan Holmes is an engineer and scientist by day and a rapper by night

Check out his story in the Chicago Tribune >>

Ranjani Siriwardane is pioneer scientist behind carbon capture and re-use technology

Check out her story in The State Journal >>

Kathy Timko led the largest IT project in the history of the U.S. telecom industry

Check out her story in My Central Jersey >>

Alumni Happenings


Military Bowl Tailgate

Join fellow alumni and Hokie Club members at a pregame tailgate before the Hokies face off against the Bearcats at the Military Bowl.

We’ll have a breakfast buffet, special guests, and lots of fun.

Learn more about the tailgate >>

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It’s almost time to make Reunion Weekend 2019 plans

Early bird registration for our summer reunion weekend will open in January. Join us June 6-9. Register early and save.

Learn more about the reunion >>

Upcoming Events

Hokies in Sustainability (Feb. 7)

Women in STEM Richmond (Feb. 26)

Women in STEM Arlington (Feb. 27)

Old Guard Society of Golden Alumni Reunion (May 22-24)

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