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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

Cayce Myers joins Department of Communication faculty

Sun, 10/05/2014 - 23:00
div pCayce Myers' research interests include the historical development of public relations and the legal issues affecting its practice; the development of American public relations in the 19th and early 20th centuries; and current legal issues concerning social media as they affect public relations practice./p /div

Corps alumnus Capt. Joshua Petrus named North Carolina game Hokie Hero

Sun, 10/05/2014 - 23:00
pCapt. Joshua Petrus, U.S. Army is currently in Afghanistan on his third combat deployment./p

Danfeng Yao named L-3 Communications Cyber Faculty Fellow

Sun, 10/05/2014 - 23:00
pA member of the Virginia Tech faculty since 2010, Danfeng Daphne Yao has broad experience working with system, network, and program security.#160;/p

Membership of President's Inclusion and Diversity Executive Council announced

Sun, 10/05/2014 - 23:00
pThe executive-level council will be chaired by President Timothy Sands and is comprised of other senior university leaders and six inclusion coordinators./p

Ramon Arancibia appointed assistant professor of horticulture and extension specialist

Sun, 10/05/2014 - 23:00
div pRamon Arancibia's research activities are focused on sustainable production systems such as organic production, plasticulture, including mulch, rowcover and high tunnels, and micro-irrigation in vegetable crops./p /div

Science fiction to come alive at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Sun, 10/05/2014 - 23:00
div div pMind-controlled robotic vehicles, nanomachines in the body, heart manipulations that would make Iron Man proud -- what you might have dismissed as science fiction will come to life at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute on Saturday, Oct. 11, as part of Roanoke's day-long commemoration of the inaugural Virginia Science Festival./p /div /div

Treating addiction with technology

Sun, 10/05/2014 - 23:00
pWarren Bickel, a professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, and his team developed a computerized treatment program aimed at helping people become fluent in the language of recovery./p

University boosts bicycle parking on campus

Sun, 10/05/2014 - 23:00
pSeveral bike racks were recently installed across campus adding more than 250 spaces./p

Aerospace student pilots unmanned planes with an eye toward a future academic career

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 23:00
pAfter he was introduced to Virginia Tech's Nonlinear Systems Lab, where students could validate research on their own aerial autonomous systems that they also designed, built and tested, Mark Palframan found he was hooked./p

Christine Labuski to discuss award-winning essay on women’s health Oct. 8

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 23:00
pChristine Labuski will discuss her recent article in the journal Feminist Studies on Wednesday, Oct. 8 as part of the Visible Scholarship Initiative series.#160;/p

Christopher Williams named W.S. Pete White Chair for Innovation in Engineering Education

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 23:00
pA member of the Virginia Tech faculty since 2007, Christopher Williams has impacted hundreds of engineering students through his innovative teaching methods that use interactive classroom instruction technologies combined with hands-on learning experiences./p