EVENTS & SEMINARS
Each year, the GCC participates in, hosts, contributes to, and/or sponsors events and seminars that contribute to the GCC & Virginia Tech communities, as well as our Blacksburg community and beyond.
Check out some of the stories about these events!
Article ItemCelebrating Interdisciplinary Graduate Research & Earth Day at the 7th Annual IGC Research Symposium , article
The symposium highlighted the latest research from the program’s graduate student fellows, whose collective work addresses critical global changes impacting the environment and society.
Article ItemIGC Fellows meet with climate communicator Dr. Jeremy Hoffman , article
During his visit, seven Interfaces of Global Change Fellows had the opportunity to meet with Hoffman and discuss climate change in the Old Guard Room at Preston’s Restaurant.
Article ItemKaren O’Brien delivers lecture about climate change and society , article
O’Brien spoke about global change and social science during her Oct. 25 talk. She is an internationally recognized expert who has studied a wide range of scientific and social topics and offers solutions for adaptation and holistic action.
Article ItemIGC Fellows gear up and clean up the New River , article
While many members of the Virginia Tech community stayed in to recover from the first week of classes, a small group of the Global Change Center’s Interfaces in Global Change (IGC) Fellows were working hard to clean the New River on Saturday, August 28th.
Article ItemIGC Community convenes virtually for the 6th Annual IGC Research Symposium , article
The Sixth Annual Interfaces of Global Change (IGC) Graduate Research Symposium was held virtually over Zoom on April 23, 2021. Although the forum was a little different this year, this annual meeting provides a space to showcase and celebrate the important and impressive work of the IGC Fellows.
Article ItemThe Global Change Center sponsors ‘Hidden Rivers’ film at the Lyric Theatre , article
“Hidden Rivers,” a film 10 years in the making, explores the rivers and streams of the Southern Appalachian region, which are home to North America’s most biologically rich waters. The film follows conservation biologists and explorers as they find ways to protect the beautiful and delicate life within our rivers, streams, and lakes.
Article ItemVirginia Tech researchers tackle the biological invasions crisis , article
Biological invasions by non-native organisms are one of the most important aspects of rapid global change, costing the global economy greater than $1 trillion annually. Globally, biological invasions also decimate local flora and fauna, contribute to disease outbreaks and agricultural loss, and threaten human health.
Article ItemSmithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History director to visit Virginia Tech and Lyric Theatre Feb. 16 , article
The event is part of the annual Distinguished Public Lecture Series hosted by the Global Change Center at Virginia Tech, with funding from the Fralin Life Science Institute and the Virginia Tech Graduate School.
Article ItemClimate change scientist Michael Mann visits Virginia Tech , article
Michael Mann, a climate scientist and central figure in the political debate over climate change, visited Virginia Tech on March 20, 2015. The free event was sponsored by the GCC and the Interfaces of Global Change IGEP.