University of Virginia http://wvtf.org en From Then to Now: An Exhibition in Two Parts http://wvtf.org/post/then-now-exhibition-two-parts <p></p><p>Seven years ago, after the tragic shootings at Virginia Tech, an outpouring of sympathy came to Blacksburg from around the world.</p><p>Much of it, in the form of objects:&nbsp; candles, cards, letters, stuffed animals and works of art.&nbsp; Archivists at the university have carefully cataloged and preserved these sacred objects, some of which will be on display for the first time this week.</p><p></p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:28:51 +0000 Robbie Harris 19952 at http://wvtf.org From Then to Now: An Exhibition in Two Parts From Then to Now: An Exhibition in Two Parts http://wvtf.org/post/then-now-exhibition-two-parts-0 <p></p><p>Seven years ago, after the tragic shootings at Virginia Tech, an outpouring of sympathy came to Blacksburg from around the world.</p><p>Much of it, in the form of objects:&nbsp; candles, cards, letters, stuffed animals and works of art.&nbsp; Archivists at the university have carefully cataloged and preserved these sacred objects, some of which will be on display for the first time this week.</p><p></p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 19:06:09 +0000 Robbie Harris 19953 at http://wvtf.org From Then to Now: An Exhibition in Two Parts Jet Engines of the Future http://wvtf.org/post/jet-engines-future <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The jet engine company, Rolls Royce, is making good on its promise to open two, new, state of the art, aerodynamics research centers at Universities in the commonwealth. &nbsp;</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div></div><div>Virginia Tech and the University of Virginia will be home to the new research and development facilities designing the next generation of aircraft engines for Rolls Royce. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 20:12:28 +0000 Robbie Harris 19657 at http://wvtf.org Jet Engines of the Future The Innocence Project http://wvtf.org/post/innocence-project <p>Brian Banks is a former NFL linebacker whose career was derailed by a wrongful conviction for rape.&nbsp; After he spent five years in prison, the woman who accused him admitted she had lied.&nbsp;</p><p>Now, Banks is coming to Virginia to help the Innocence Project – an organization that helps inmates prove they are not criminals.</p><p></p><p>No one knows how many people are wrongly convicted each year in Virginia, but Matthew Engle gets many requests for help from people who insist they are innocent.</p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 14:15:10 +0000 Sandy Hausman 18914 at http://wvtf.org The Innocence Project From Child Soldier to Peace Activist http://wvtf.org/post/child-soldier-peace-activist <p>A performance by former child soldier who became a musician as a way to tell his story, kicks off a Forum on Global Engagement at Virginia Tech. Internationally known hip-hop artist and social justice advocate, Emmanuel Jal will perform a rare, free concert in Blacksburg.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 21:22:17 +0000 Robbie Harris 18772 at http://wvtf.org From Child Soldier to Peace Activist