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Dr. Bess Pierce wins top veterinary honor

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 01:00
pThe associate professor at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech earned the 2015 Bustad Companion Animal Veterinarian of the Year Award./p

Film explores the lifelong friendship of Ernest Hemingway and Gary Cooper

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 01:00
pWriter and director John Mulholland will be joined by producer Richard Zampella for a free screening of their documentary Cooper and Hemingway: The True Gen on Wednesday, Feb. 11, at 7 p.m. at the Lyric Theatre. Admission is free./p

Global Challenge registration deadline is this week

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 01:00
pVT KnowledgeWorks will host its annual Global Challenge Semifinals on April 8 at The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center./p

Suzie Baker named interim director at Cranwell International Center

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 01:00
pSuzie Baker replaces Brian Bolton, who has accepted a position with the U.S. State Department as a Foreign Service officer in Ecuador./p

Wine industry workforce center could boost economic development, Virginia Tech study shows

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 01:00
pThe proposed Viticulture and Enology Education Center would be the first of its kind in Virginia. Two similar programs, one in New York and the other in North Carolina, are based at community colleges./p

Dana Cruikshank joins Continuing and Professional Education

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 01:00
div pDana Cruikshank will guide the creation and execution of marketing and communication strategies for Continuing and Professional Education and for the many programs and courses that office produces.#160;/p /div

University program spurs change in Senegalese law governing universities

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 01:00
pCommunity service is now part of the mission of Senegalese universities, thanks to Virginia Tech's influence./p

Virginia Tech to host international conference on the scholarship of teaching and learning

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 01:00
div pRegistration for the conference, which starts Wednesday, is free; however, participants must register online so organizers can record attendance./p /div

Works by two English faculty appear in prestigious anthology

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 01:00
div pWorks by Associate Professor Bob Hicok and Assistant Professor Matthew Vollmer were selected for the Pushcart Prize, awarded annually since 1976 to honor authors and small publishing houses./p /div

'FROGZ' creates a whimsical experience using movement, acrobatics, and unique costumes

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 01:00
div div div div pPresented by the Center for the Arts on Friday, Feb. 13, at 7:30 p.m., the production features penguins playing musical chairs, a cat trapped in a giant paper bag, orbs running wild through the audience, and a madcap revue of illusion and comedy./p /div /div /div /div

Accelerating student creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship sparks new collaboration

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 01:00
div div div div pA key component of Virginia Tech's growing innovation ecosystem, the collaboration between the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology and the Pamplin College of Business creates a distinct path from student creativity to innovation and entrepreneurship./p /div /div /div /div

Africana Studies Program to present reading by noted scholar and performer

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 01:00
pThe dramatic reading will be held on Monday, Feb. 9, at 6 p.m. in Haymarket Theatre Squires Student Center. The event is part of the Virginia Tech Africana Studies Program’s speaker series./p

Virginia Tech offers leadership course for early and mid-career scientists and engineers

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 01:00
divThe leadership certificate will give scientists and engineers a new opportunity to advance their careers./div

College of Engineering alumna to appear on TBS reality series 'King of the Nerds'

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 01:00
div pKaitlin Spak filmed the show last summer, having been selected by producers who saw an audition tape of Spak’s for another reality competition show, the engineering-heavy “Big Brain Theory.”#160;/p /div

Exhibitions present ideas through a fusion of painting, drawing, sculpture, and craft

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 01:00
div div div div div pFeaturing work from internationally recognized artists, Threaded debuts with an opening reception on Thursday, Feb. 12, from 6 to 8 p.m./p /div /div /div /div /div

In memoriam: Otis F. Hall, professor emeritus and former head, Department of Forestry and Wood Products

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 01:00
pA memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Blacksburg United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends at 2 p.m. at the church./p

Plant-based molecule may be key to cleanup of Fukushima nuclear reactor disaster

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 01:00
pA Virginia Tech professor is part of a team that discovered that a unique molecule produced from a component of plant cell walls may help to remove radioactive cesium from contaminated water being held at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant./p

Jan. 27: Virginia Tech Northern Virginia Center to open at 10 a.m.

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 01:00
pDue to inclement weather,#160;the Virginia Tech Northern Virginia Center will open at 10 a.m.#160;/p

Dennis Dean to serve as interim vice president for research at Virginia Tech

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 01:00
pA new vice president for research at Virginia Tech is expected to be named this summer. Until then, Fralin Life Science Institute Director Dennis Dean will serve as interim vice president./p

Doctoral student Jacob Grohs wins leadership award

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 01:00
div pVirginia Tech doctoral student Jacob Grohs won a K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award from the American Association of Colleges and Universities. Grohs, who teaches in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics, was one of 10 nominees selected./p /div