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Governor's Award nominee Jon Greene recognized for propelling unmanned aircraft into nation's skies

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 23:00
pAn associate director of the Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science raised Virginia Tech's profile as a national leader of cutting-edge research in autonomous systems and technology./p

Kristy Daniels named assistant professor of dairy science

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 23:00
divKristy Daniels. has returned to Virginia Tech as an animal systems biologist. She currently conducts research in the areas of mammary growth and rumen biology./div

Presidential installation events to include C-SPAN founder leading interview, discussion on service

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 23:00
div pFollowing Morning with the President, the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology will present Hands-on, Minds-on, a variety of interactive exhibits highlighting science, engineering, art, and design at Virginia Tech./p /div

Seeing trees for the forest: Scientists find new aspects to visual system development

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 23:00
pSeeing is not a direct line; Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists examine the structure of circuits that transmit visual information./p

Bacteria may be key to feeding nitrogen to plants, reducing harmful fertilizers

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 23:00
div pBirgit Scharf is using a grant from the National Science Foundation to use bacteria to provide nitrogen to crop plants. If successful the treatment could result in dramatically lowering environmentally hazardous nitrogen fertilizers./p /div

Career Services’ etiquette dinner prepares students for job interviews

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 23:00
pIn today's highly competitive job market, students are learning that to land that first professional job, it will take more than a well-crafted resume and strong interview skills. It also requires impeccable table manors./p

Entrepreneur challenge requires students to make the right pitch

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 23:00
divThe nation-wide competition asks students to record a short video with their core idea for a new product, business, or social venture. Winners get $1,000 and make important connections in the business world./div

James H. Yauger named Pulte Homes Professor of Practice in Building Construction

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 23:00
pThe Pulte Homes Professorship was established in 2003 by a gift from Pulte Homes to help with the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty members. James H. Yauger will hold the professorship for two years./p

Luke Philip Plotica joins Department of Political Science faculty

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 23:00
div pLuke Philip Plotica's research focuses on modern political and legal thought, and how political and legal institutions, practices, and discourses mediate and condition individual agency/p /div

National blog posts undergraduates’ research on historic global epidemic

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 23:00
pA blog of the National Library of Medicine recently posted three reports written by Virginia Tech undergraduate students participating in the Russian Flu Project./p

Rebecca Cockrum appointed assistant professor of dairy science

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 23:00
div pRebecca Cockrum's research goal is to develop tools and strategies that can be used to select for traits of economic relevance in dairy cattle. Complex traits such as feed efficiency, productive life, and disease resistance will be the focus of her lab.#160;/p /div

University to participate in earthquake drill

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 23:00
div pOn Thursday, Oct. 16 at 10:16 a.m., Virginia Tech will participate in the Great SoutEast ShakeOut, and allow the university community to practice Drop, cover, and hold on, the best response to an earthquake./p /div

Appraising appraisals: New study released on remuneration for real estate appraisals in Virginia

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 23:00
div pPrompted by significant changes to appraisal practice made by the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, Virginia Center for Housing Research at Virginia Tech and the Virginia Tech Program in Real Estate examined appraiser remuneration, investigating the concept of customary and reasonable fees./p /div

Aureliano Bombarely appointed assistant professor of horticulture

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 23:00
div pAureliano Bombarely's research involves genome sequencing, annotation, and analysis of the model species Nicotiana benthamiana -- a plant that pertains to the Solanaceae family of flowering plants which include common agricultural crops such as tomato, potato, pepper, and eggplant./p /div

College of Engineering honors David Lohr with its 2014 Distinguished Service Award

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 23:00
divDavid Lohr is a 1976 graduate of the Department of Chemical Engineering. He has spent the past four years on the College of Engineering Advisory Board./div

Humor writer David Sedaris brings his unique reflections for sold-out performance

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 23:00
div div div pOne of America's preeminent humor writers, Sedaris is the author of collections of personal essays, pieces in The New Yorker, and his most recent book, Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls./p /div /div /div

Researchers study whether DVD-delivered fitness plan helps at-risk older adults

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 23:00
pResearchers found that, despite the digital era, newspaper advertisements were still the most successful means for recruiting at-risk older adults./p

Save Our Towns, Episode 3, visits Glade Spring

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 23:00
div pGlade Spring, Virginia, proves that even the tiniest town can be a cool place, while Larkin Dudley, professor emerita, shares insights from her research into citizen advisory boards./p /div

Timothy Parrish joins Department of English faculty

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 23:00
div pTimothy Parrish has written extensively on authors including Ralph Ellison, Philip Roth, William Faulkner, Cormac McCarthy, and Willa Cather. He will teach courses in American literature, the history of the novel, and contemporary fiction./p /div

Alexander Fiterstein Trio presents an evening of klezmer music

Sun, 10/05/2014 - 23:00
div pThe performance will be held in the Squires Student Center Recital Salon. Tickets are $15 general admission, $10 senior, and $5 student./p /div