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The Class of 2014: Undergraduate research put Byron Hayes on a new career track

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 00:00
pByron Hayes thought he would go to medical school after his undergraduate studies at Virginia Tech, but his involvement in undergraduate research steered him to pursue a path to find cures in a research laboratory instead./p

Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets recognizes cadets at Annual Military Awards Ceremony

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 00:00
pMore than 170 awards were presented to cadets recognizing their outstanding efforts this year./p

Football parking available

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 03:00
Looking for that perfect parking spot for the 2014 Virginia Tech Football season? The Blacksburg Museum and Cultural Foundation has a few parking spots available in the Blacksburg Municipal building parking lot for the upcoming season. For more information or to reserve a space, please...

Caught in the crosswalk: Molecular traffic signals keep cells on the right track, researchers say

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 00:00
pResearchers Silke Hauf and Julia Kamenz are working to uncover why and how checkpoints in the cell cycle aid in proper cellular division./p

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences students engage in service-learning projects in Senegal

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 00:00
pStudents traveled to several locations in Senegal to experience a cultural exchange and engage in agricultural service-learning projects./p

Marc T. DeBonis to lead Collaborative Computing Solutions unit within Information Technology

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 00:00
pAs director of Collaborative Computing Solutions, Marc T. DeBonis will oversee the integration of Microsoft Windows expertise and system administration to provide Virginia Tech with stable, scalable, and secure systems, services, and solutions./p

The Class of 2014: Education is key for Tamia Spells

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 00:00
pTamia Spells grew up in a rough area of Washington, D.C., but she was able to overcome the odds. She will be the first in her family, and among the first in her neighborhood, to graduate from college./p

Virginia Tech among the top 'green colleges' for fifth consecutive year

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 00:00
pThe Princeton Review’s Guide to 332 Green Colleges gave Virginia Tech a green rating score of 98 and highlighted several of the university's sustainability efforts./p

Virginia Tech names Alumni Distinguished Service Award winners for 2014

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 00:00
pIndividuals are awarded the Alumni Distinguished Service Award in recognition for their contributions to the university. The awards will be presented at spring commencement./p

University to partner in Virginia Science Festival

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 00:00
pThe Virginia Science Festival will provide opportunities for engagement and exchange between children, teens, families, and local scientists. It will feature more than 100 exhibitors, who will provide hands-on activities, live performances, interactive demonstrations, and family-oriented science entertainment./p

'Open at the Source' exhibition at the Moss Arts Center showcases art and technology

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 00:00
pTwo cutting-edge projects use art and technology to explore parallel processing and artificial intelligence./p

Corps of Cadets and ROTC units to hold joint graduation and commissioning ceremony May 16

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 00:00
pAs their cadet careers come to a close, 199 cadets will graduate from the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets and 106 commission into the armed forces./p

National Academic Advising Association recognizes two faculty members for outstanding advising

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 00:00
pTerry Papillon won the Outstanding Advisor Award - Administrator; Rosemary Goss received a Certificate of Merit of the Outstanding Advising Award - Faculty Academic Advising./p

Stink bugs beware! Homemade stink bug traps squash store-bought models, Virginia Tech researchers find

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 00:00
pNow homeowners can make their own stink bug traps for around $7, using nothing but a foil pan, water, dish soap, and a small lamp./p

The Class of 2014: Cancer survivor Vera Figueroa seizes each moment to be the best she can be today

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 00:00
pVera Figueroa learned she had cancer the summer before she planned to come to Virginia Tech as a first-year student. After a year of treatment, she was able to come to Virginia Tech with a renewed focus to be the best she can be in each precious moment./p

Video: Volunteers work to preserve 'mighty giants' at Catawba Sustainability Center

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 00:00
pA burgeoning orchard is part of an effort to bring back the American chestnut, which once towered in American forests, providing food and timber and inspiring poets and songwriters./p

Virginia Tech names Robert Turner its University Distinguished Achievement Award winner for 2014

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 00:00
pAlumnus Robert Lewis Turner in an architect who designed multiple buildings abroad for Skidmore, Owings #38; Merrill and, later, in his own practice./p

YMCA at Virginia Tech begins its largest sustainability initiative of the year

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 00:00
div pThe Ytoss collection will be held#160;May 9 through 15#160;with seven collection points around campus. Collected items will be sold at The Ytoss sale on Aug. 21 and 22 when students return to campus.#160;/p /div

Bob Quisenberry to receive Virginia Tech's Ruffner Medal

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 00:00
pEstablished in 1976 by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors and presented annually at University Commencement, the Ruffner Medal recognizes individuals who have performed notable and distinguished service to the university./p

Mazen Farhood sees mathematical algorithms as key for quicker certification of unmanned aerial vehicles

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 00:00
pA Virginia Tech assistant professor will use a $400,000 National Science Foundation CAREER Award to develop a framework for formal validation of high-performance control software, such as the flight control software used with unmanned aerial vehicles./p