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Dean's Message


Dean Richard Blythe welcomes you to the February 2021 edition of CAUS+effect and provides an update on college diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives.

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A highlight of college, community, and Virginia Tech news.

VIDEO: Giving Day

Virginia Tech’s Giving Day is set for February 24 – 25. This 24-hour day of giving allows you to directly support students like Alberto Jaimes, a masters of public administration candidate.

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A closer look at the people, programs, and projects that drive CAUS forward.


A passion for virtual design, seafood sauce, and Ut Prosim

Lewis uses his inherent focus and drive to move beyond traditional campus boundaries. Only in his junior year, he’s already created two successful businesses and is developing creative pathways for young entrepreneurs to connect and learn from each other.

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National Security Executive Leadership Program offers critical training for rising professionals

Designed to empower and prepare participants from all backgrounds to bridge the policy and technical gap and assume critical national security leadership positions.

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From Gouache to Google

Who knew that a fine arts program could help you end up in a designer and software engineer role at one of the biggest technology companies in the word?

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Setting the record straight

Architect, trailblazer, and Virginia Tech alumna Kristine Fallon partners with the International Archive of Women in Architecture to “un-redact” important contributions from the discipline’s history.

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Take Note

Mark your calendars! Virginia Tech’s 2021 Giving Day has been scheduled for February 24-25.

Watch our recent HokieTalk on Experiential Learning, that featured Aki Ishida, associate professor of architecture and Lisa Tucker, interior design professor and program chair.

Working through challenges of virtual experiential learning leads to lessons learned.

iTHRIV announces health research pilot project recipients, including Elham Morshedzadeh, an assistant professor of industrial design.

Bridget Olson made the most of her final semester as a Hokie, even when she had to return to her Charlottesville, Virginia, home to finish her classes online due to COVID-19.

Paul Emmons was named Patrick and Nancy Lathrop Professor of Architecture and Paul Kelsch named Robert L. Turner Chair of Urban Design.

Class of 2020: Architecture student Moesha Fares pushes onward and upward.

Stay up to date on our upcoming virtual events.

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About CAUS+effect

CAUS+effect is an online newsletter for alumni and friends published by Virginia Tech’s College of Architecture and Urban Studies. Contact causnews@vt.edu or Director of Alumni Relations Justina Sumpter at justinas@vt.edu with your questions, comments, news tips, and feedback.

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