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Col. Atin Basu Choudhary, Ph.D.

VMI Professor to Discuss Civil Conflict on With Good Reason

Col. Atin Basuchoudhary, professor of economics and business at Virginia Military Institute, will discuss the likelihood of civil conflict in the U.S. on With Good Reason Oct. 3-9.

Thomas Muldowney '21 is shown in front of his laptop computer.

Determining What Helps Migrants Integrate

This summer, Thomas Muldowney ’21 is working on a research project that involves a lot of number crunching— finding out which policies benefit people.

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Toilet Paper Shortage Illustrates Economic Theory

The toilet paper shortage engendered by the coronavirus pandemic provided one VMI economics professor with a real-world example of a supply chain issue that’s affected nearly every American.

Cadets give blood in Cocke Hall during a blood drive

Economics Professors Study Blood Donation

Since its inception in 1839, VMI has striven to inculcate the value of service in its cadets, but how much does VMI’s emphasis on service make a difference in cadets’ day-to-day behavior? When it comes to blood donations, it makes quite a bit of difference.

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Two VMI Faculty Members to Speak on With Good Reason

Two members of the economics and business department will discuss patterns in housing and access to credit on public radio.

The head and shoulders of Tze Ting Chiu

2018 Alumna Selected for Prestigious Scholarship

Tze Ting Chiu '18 will earn a master's in global affairs through the Schwarzman Scholars program at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China.

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Cadets pose for a photo near Garmisch, Germany, during a study abroad trip that took them through Slovenia, Germany, and Belgium.—Photo courtesy of Lt. Col. Valentina Dimitrova-Grajzl.

Summer Program Cadets Explore European Union

Col. Tinni Sen, professor of economics and business; Lt. Col. Valentina Dimitrova-Grajzl, associate professor of economics and business; and Col. Howard Sanborn, professor of international studies led a summer trip to Europe, giving 12 cadets a chance to study and experience daily life in the EU.

Tristan Howard ’20 and Col. Barry Cobb discuss Howard’s research on staffing needs for healthcare.—VMI Photo by Mary Price.

Healthcare SURIs Explore Cost Savings, Security

Two cadets are working on summer research projects that could save money for healthcare systems.

Dr. Dekuwmini Mornah chats with Rives Worsham ’19 during the Business Leadership and Innovation Summit April 11.—VMI Photo by H. Lockwood McLaughlin

The Paradigm Future of Business and Society’s Second Annual Business Summit Stresses Innovation, Entrepreneurship

VMI’s Business Leadership Innovation Summit (BLIS) was held April 11-13 with the goal of spurring entrepreneurial thinking among cadets and connecting them with like-minded alumni already succeeding in the business world.