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Success stories featuring projects funded by the collaborative research grant

Collaboration on music textbook connects students to historically excluded composers

“I haven’t seen a textbook with this model,” said Derek Shapiro, director of bands and assistant professor of music at the School of Performing Arts. “We suspect we’re going to see some copycats. We hope so, because this is the way it actually should be.” 

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Funded project honored by publishing association

"Original Études for the Developing Conductor" is a finalist for 2023 ALPSP Award for Innovation in Publishing

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Research collaboration uncovers stories of racial discrimination in housing covenants

Originating as an awarded Libraries Collaborative grant and most recently a $150,000 grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, this project focuses on metro Chicago and explores two questions: How widespread were the covenants? What role did these racial covenants play in creating and maintaining racial and spatial inequality in metro Chicago? 

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Historical costume descriptors bridge gap between past and present

Virginia Tech fashion experts and computer scientists have teamed up to create a common language to describe clothing items in the university's Oris Glisson Historic Costume and Textile Collection that range from centuries old to present day thanks to the University Libraries Collaborative Research Grant for Humanities and Social Sciences. Two Virginia Tech student positions were funded through this grant, allowing them to redescribe the garments, identify new terms, and perform quality control of the descriptions.  

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Cube Fest 2022 offers stellar sonic adventures

Digging in the Crates: “The Sankofa Tape”, funded by this program, in Cube Fest 2022   

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