Welcome PGG and MURP Graduates!

23 08 2014

I enjoyed meeting the new graduates in the Planning, Governance, and Globalization (PGG) doctoral program and the Urban Affairs and Planning (UAP) program this afternoon. We have a diverse group of students this year who come to Virginia Tech from various U.S. states and countries such as China, India, Russia, and Colombia. I look forward to getting to know them this coming semester. The images below were taken #throughglass.

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VT Student Seeks Crowdfunding for Doctoral Research

14 10 2013

Pic1Selma Elouardighi, a PhD candidate in Planning, Governance, and Globalization at Virginia Tech’s School of Public and International Affairs, recently launched her campaign to raise $5,000 (via Microryza) to support the fieldwork she plans to undertake in Morocco over the next several months.

Selma’s research revolves around corporate environmental stewardship in developing countries within the context of globalization. More specifically she is focusing on how multinational corporations in the cement industry can bring environmental best practices to firms in Morocco.

Please consider supporting Selma’s research. As far as I know, Selma is the first doctoral candidate at Virginia Tech to pursue funding via Microryza, which provides some insight into the creativity she brings to her research.