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July 2021

Dean's Message

In his final newsletter, Dean Richard Blythe reflects on how the college community has risen to challenges with dignity and agility and is on track for future success.

Dean Richard Blythe


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


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

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Awards & Honors

Faculty News

  • “The rise and fall of global health issues: an arenas model applied to the COVID-19 pandemic shock” by Dr. Stephanie Smith, Program Chair and Associate Professor, Center for Public Administration and Policy was recently published in Globalization and Health open access.


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 or Interim Chief Advancement Officer Justina Sumpter at with your questions, comments, news tips, and feedback.