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Amy Pruden named associate dean for the Graduate School

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 00:00
divAt the Graduate School, Amy Pruden will oversee the Interdisciplinary Graduate Education Programs and advise interdisciplinary Ph.D. students./div

Campus forum seeks dialog, input to advance and revitalize inclusion and diversity efforts

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 00:00
pVirginia Tech President Timothy Sands will host the community forum on Monday, Sept. 29, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Latham Ballroom at the Inn at Virginia Tech.The event will solicit information and guidance regarding successful existing inclusion and diversity efforts and how the community can build upon those efforts./p

New certificate program in international sustainability consulting offered

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 00:00
pOffered by the Center for Leadership in Global Sustainability in the National Capital Region, the program combines online course components with an international residency./p

New e-book connects small business owners with essential information

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 00:00
div pThe e-book, Question and Answer Guide for Starting and Growing Your Own Business, provides Virginia business owners with essential information in an easily accessible way./p /div

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists reveal cell secret potentially useful for vaccines

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 00:00
div pResearchers open a new page in the immune system's playbook, making a discovery that may one day make for more effective vaccines./p /div

Cathy Grimes named communications manager for the Graduate School

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 00:00
pIn this new position, Cathy Grimes will oversee a comprehensive communications program supporting the Graduate School and graduate education./p

Harold E. Burkhart receives international award for sustainable forest management models

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 00:00
div pHarold E. Burkhart, a member of the Virginia Tech faculty since 1969, is an internationally known leader in the field of forest biometrics, which explores the theory and applications of quantitative models of forest stands./p /div

Language and Culture Institute's new Fairfax site designed for language learners

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 00:00
div pFrom the type of chairs to the layout of classrooms, student-centered learning practices drove the design of the Language and Culture Institute's new National Capital Region location. Students say they see the difference./p /div

Student Engineers’ Council career expo again draws more than 250 companies, agencies to campus

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 00:00
div pThousands of engineering students are expected to attend 2014 Engineering Expo to be held Sept 16 and 17 at Squires Student Center, again hosted .by the Student Engineers' Council./p /div

Vijay Singal reappointed head of the Department of Finance, Insurance, and Business Law

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 00:00
div pVijay Singal first led the department from 2003 to 2009. During that period, he helped create BASIS, a student-managed bond fund; brought the Certified Financial Planner program to the finance department, which manages it jointly with the agricultural and applied economics department; and partnered with the CFA Institute to offer a CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst)-oriented track./p /div

Business Horizons fair is key to students' job search

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 00:00
pNearly 150 employers and 500 company representatives have signed up for Business Horizons on Thursday, Sept. 18 in Squires Student Center./p

Center for the Arts exhibitions feature artists with new perspectives on geometric abstraction

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 00:00
div div div div pEvolving Geometries: Line, Form, and Color will debut with an opening reception on Thursday, Sept. 25 from 6 to 8 p.m.The three one-person exhibitions feature work by artists from Los Angeles, New York, and Philadelphia./p /div /div /div /div

First-year cadets selected to receive the flags at East Carolina game

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 00:00
pCadets Joseph Bahret, Christian Carr, and Sean Crittenden were selected for the honor of receiving flags from the football team this Saturday at Lane Stadium./p

Sustainability Week 2014 celebrates town and gown's commitment to the environment

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 00:00
pThe eighth annual event will showcase more than a dozen sustainability efforts during the week./p

Undergraduate wins Student of the Year Scholarship from the Institute of Real Estate Management

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 00:00
pThe scholarship recognizes an undergraduate student who has shown academic achievement and an interest in pursuing a career in real estate management. Dan Nguyen will also receive an all expenses paid trip to IREM's 2014 Fall Leadership Conference in October where she will be formally recognized as the scholarship recipient./p

Corps of Cadets welcomes Class of 1964 and Highty-Tighty alumni for Homecoming

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 00:00
div pThe Corps of Cadets will honor the Class of 1964 on Friday, Sept. 26 to kickoff Homecoming weekend for the Highty-Tighties and the university./p /div

Radio meets comic book in the live graphic novel performance 'The Intergalactic Nemesis'

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 00:00
div div div pThe Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech presents two performances of the live-action graphic novel on Thursday, Sept. 25 and Friday, Sept. 26./p /div /div /div

Steam and vacuum wood treatment for pests more efficient, less costly

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 00:00
div pResearchers have developed a new method for treating firewood and other wood products infested with invasive insects that takes less time and energy than existing methods and can be performed on site./p /div

Tom and Kim Nixon receive Virginia Farmer of the Year Award

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 00:00
pVirginia Cooperative Extension has recognized Robert T. “Tom” II and Kim Nixon of Glenmary Farm in Rapidan, Virignia as recipients of the 2014 Virginia Farmer of the Year award./p

U.S. News ranks Pamplin among Top 25, College of Engineering among Top 10 for public schools

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 00:00
div pU.S. News #38; World Report continues to rank Virginia Tech among the best undergraduate public colleges, with the Pamplin College of Business ranking 23rd and the College of Engineering ranking 8th in the America's Best Colleges 2015 rankings, released today./p /div