William Hopkins, Ph.D., Director, Global Change Center at Virginia Tech

Title: Global Change Initiatives at Virginia Tech, Emerging Opportunities for Interdisciplinary Research and Training

Abstract: Dr. Hopkins will discuss the goals of the new Global Change Center at Virginia Tech and its associated Interdisciplinary Graduate Education Program.  These new programs are funded by the Fralin Life Science Institute and the Virginia Tech Graduate School, and currently include faculty participants from 6 Virginia Tech colleges.  Dr. Hopkins seeks to identify ways to develop synergies and collaborations with individuals in the National Capitol Region.