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Forbes ranks Blacksburg among the 25 best places to retire

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 00:00
pMore than half of those who have retired from Virginia Tech since 1990 continue to live in the New River Valley./p

Going viral: Targeting brain cancer cells with a wound-healing drug

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 00:00
pVirginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists were awarded a grant from the Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund, part of the Center for Innovative Technology, to engineer a viral therapy for a difficult-to-treat brain cancer.#160;/p

Gregory Evanylo honored as Fellow in two scientific societies

Tue, 12/23/2014 - 00:00
div pGregory Evanylo is known for his Extension programming and applied research on composting, nutrient management, waste by-product application effects on soil and water quality, and reduction of runoff to the Chesapeake Bay watershed./p /div

Recreational Sports to install artificial turf on South Recreation Area Fields

Tue, 12/23/2014 - 00:00
pVirginia Tech Recreational Sports will replace the natural grass South Recreational Area fields with artificial turf and section off the original two multi-purpose fields into six separate fields./p

Scientists tap trees' evolutionary databanks to discover environment adaptation strategies

Tue, 12/23/2014 - 00:00
div pA team of scientists has sequenced whole genomes -- determined the DNA sequence of all the genes -- from 544 unrelated trees of the same species./p /div

Webinar series brings faculty, staff together to share knowledge across the state

Tue, 12/23/2014 - 00:00
div pThe webinar series facilitates conversation between employees across the state, and provides an opportunity to discuss a range of topics in highly engaging way./p /div

2015 Virginia Winter Forage Conferences focus on red meat, forages, and human health

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 00:00
div pThis year’s conferences will be held Jan. 20 through 23 and will provide participants with information and examples of how healthy soils, forages, and ruminants improve human health and well-being.#160;/p /div

Matthew Serr earns Registered Communications Distribution Designer designation

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 00:00
pIndividuals who receive the Registered Communications Distribution Designer designation have demonstrated extensive knowledge of the design, implementation, integration, and project management of telecommunications and data networking technology and related infrastructure./p

Michael Nolan receives Master Teacher Award from international professional organization

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 00:00
div divMichael Nolan is described as having a “relentless passion” for medical education grounded in basic science.br / /div /div

Team of five graduate students named top five finalists in national modeling competition

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 00:00
pFor the second year in a row, Virginia Tech student statisticians have reached the national finals of the Capital One Modeling Competition. The event challenges participants to solve problems using computational modeling and data analytics./p

Corps of Cadet's annual Shadow Day raises $8,000 for Joshua L. Lilliston Memorial Scholarship

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 00:00
div pShadow Day teaches first-year cadets how the Corps of Cadets is organized and allows participants to run corps for a day./p /div

Fluid flow research may unlock cancer secrets

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 00:00
div pBy modeling tumor blood vessels, Brittany Balhouse is able to see how the cells in the tissue react to different mechanical stimuli or cancer therapies./p /div

Leading proponent in oral health education to present at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 00:00
pThe lecture, Medical-Dental Integration: Where Have We Come From, Where Are We, and Where Are We Going?, will be held Thursday, Jan. 8, at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine. It is free and open to the public/p

Mehdi Ahmadian receives International L. Ray Buckendale Lecture Award

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 00:00
pThe award provides for an annual lecture dealing with automotive ground vehicles for either on- or off-road operation in either commercial or military service./p

Myers-Lawson School of Construction students complete wild senior capstone project

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 00:00
div div pConstruction engineering and management and building construction students spent fall semester collaborating with students in Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation to develop proposals for four exhibits at the Mill Mountain Zoo in Roanoke, Virginia./p /div /div

$2 million gift establishes the Kevin Crofton Faculty Chair in Aerospace and Ocean Engineering

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 00:00
div pAlumnus Kevin Crofton recently donated $2 million to establish a faculty chair in the Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering within Virginia Tech's College of Engineering./p /div

Computer science team bound for Morocco following top-tier regional competition finish

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 00:00
div pThree Virginia Tech Department of Computer Science students and their faculty adviser will head to Morocco next year for the World Finals of the Association of Computing Machinery's International Collegiate Programming Competition./p /div

Eleanor Nelsen named Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science communications manager

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 00:00
divEleanor Nelsen will work with faculty and leadership at the Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science to highlight.the value of research that bridges traditionally separate disciplines and the institute’s record of success as an incubator for cross-cutting science./div

Joe Meredith receives Association of University Research Parks 2014 Career Achievement Award

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 00:00
pThe AURP Career Achievement Award recognizes individuals who have made research and science parks a central focus of their careers, who have achieved success with one or more parks over a substantial period of time, and who have received peer recognition for advancing the field of research and science parks./p

Language and Culture Institute strengthens universities in Iraqi Kurdistan

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 00:00
pEducators from the Mideast region forge relationships with their counterparts at Virginia Tech in a program funded by the U.S. Embassy in Iraq./p