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College of Agriculture and Life Sciences contributes to record export numbers

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 00:00
pVirginia Tech is helping to keep the commonwealth's number one industry in the green and agriculture the primary economic engine of the state./p

Dr. Sandra James-Yi joins veterinary college as clinical assistant professor of toxicology

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 00:00
pAn experienced veterinarian, toxicologist, and environmental scientist, Dr. Sandra James-Yi was previously a postdoctoral associate in pathology at the Masonic Cancer Center at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis-St. Paul./p

Photo contest offers snapshot of study abroad experiences

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 00:00
pThe annual Education Abroad photo contest celebrates the rich international experiences of students, faculty, and staff. The 2014 Photo Contest is now open for submissions.#160;/p

Registration open for Inside Architecture + Design summer program for high school students

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 00:00
pInside Architecture + Design offers high school students a hands-on summer experience that explores the disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, industrial design, and interior design.#160;/p

U.S. News again ranks Virginia Tech's engineering graduate program among nation's best

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 00:00
pVirginia Tech's#160;College of Engineering ranks 21st among the nation's best engineering schools for graduate studies, according to U.S. News and World Report's America's Best Graduate Schools 2015 survey.#160;/p

Video: Roanoke Center training aids police in crime fighting

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 00:00
div pLean management training at the Virginia Tech Roanoke Center helps police reorganize and improve crime-prevention analysis./p /div

Virginia Tech hosts national Packaging Jamboree

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 00:00
pThe 2014 Packaging Jamboree will take place March 20 and 21 in the Squires Student Center on the Blacksburg campus./p

A familiar and stellar cast to headline Civil War Weekend March 14-16

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 00:00
div pVirginia Tech Civil War historians Bud Robertson, Jack Davis, and Paul Quigley unite for 23rd annual weekend event./p /div

New Dining Services website helps students recycle responsibly

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 00:00
div pVirginia Tech Dining Services has developed a new website to make recycling an easier process for students. Introduced this semester in Turner Place at Lavery Hall, Sit #38; Sort educates diners on waste systems and how different items should be properly disposed of./p /div

Video: Student employs grant money to help feed the hungry

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 00:00
pThanks to the John E. Dooley Student Engagement Grant, Nina Miller of Mt. Clinton, Va., a sophomore majoring in agribusiness, is resurrecting a community garden behind Fieldstone Methodist Church in Christiansburg./p

West Virginia spill activates Virginia Tech engineers in effort to determine long-term effects of chemicals

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 00:00
pFueled by a $50,000 National Science Foundation Rapid Response Research grant, Virginia Tech engineers sprung into action when more than 10,000 gallons of a chemical mixture leaked from a storage tank near Charleston, W.Va., and entered a river upstream of a water-treatment plant in January./p

Corps of Cadets to host annual Leadership Conference

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 01:00
pVirginia Tech Corps of Cadets to host cadets and staff from over 18 military schools at annual leadership conference./p

Deadline is March 15 for students to submit engagement posters

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 01:00
pVT Engage offers students an opportunity to highlight their contributions to their communities at the annual Engagement Poster Showcase./p

Research field experience will take students to highest peaks of North, South America

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 01:00
pStudents spending a semester preparing for treks to peaks in North and South America to study the landscape and weather of mountain environments./p

From trade to terrorism, speakers tackle big issues at university forum

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 01:00
pThe keynote speakers for the Deans' Forum, Mitchell Reiss and Harriet Fulbright, will speak about their personal global experiences and why issues such as national security, the environment, the arts, and more require Americans to be globally engaged./p

The Vocal Arts and Music Festival brings rising stars of opera, chamber music to Virginia Tech

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 01:00
div pPresented by the Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech, tickets are now available for the festival, which runs from June 11-28./p /div

In memoriam: Kevin M. Tinley, junior majoring in mining engineering, College of Engineering

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 01:00
pKevin M. Tinley, a junior majoring in mining engineering in the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech, died last week in Blacksburg./p

Dale D. Pike to lead Technology-enhanced Learning and Online Strategies unit

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 01:00
pDale Pike will have a seat on the Provost's Academic Affairs Council, to help guide strategy and planning efforts related to the creative use of technology./p

Eight undergraduates to present research at annual ACC Meeting of the Minds Conference

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 01:00
pEach of the 15 ACC member schools will send student representatives who will present their work through oral presentations, posters, or models and exhibits. The conference will be held April 3-5 at the University of Pittsburgh./p

Highty-Tighties to march in Saint Patrick's Day Parade in Savannah, Ga.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 01:00
pThe Highty-Tighties are one of five featured entries in the Savannah, Ga., St. Patrick's Day Parade./p