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Hokie Nation preps for Homecoming 2014

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 00:00
pVoting for homecoming king and queen begins on Monday, Sept. 22 at 8 a.m. and the winners will be announced at halftime during Saturday’s homecoming game vs. Western Michigan./p

Katie Carmichael joins Department of English faculty

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 00:00
div div pKatie Carmichael conducts research on sociolinguistics with a focus on how speakers express and construct their identities through language use./p /div /div

Popular Science names College of Engineering's Nicole Abaid as one of 2014’s Brilliant 10

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 00:00
div pPopular Science magazine has named Nicole Abaid of Virginia Tech's Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics as one of its 2014 Brilliant 10.#160;/p /div

Spheres magazine focuses on College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences achievers

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 00:00
div pThe theme of latest issue of Spheres magazine is faculty, staff, students, and alumni honored for exceptional achievement in their fields: teaching, research, local and international engagement./p /div

All Virginia Tech alumnae in New York City invited to Pamplin networking event

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 00:00
divThe event, Women in Business, will be held Thursday, Sept. 25, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the offices of Morgan Stanley at 1585 Broadway in New York./div

New Cadet class to complete first phase of training with Caldwell March

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 00:00
pMore than 330 cadets will follow in the footsteps of the first cadet, Addison Caldwell, as they march the Fall Caldwell March on Saturday, Oct. 4./p

Blacksburg ranked fourth happiest small place in America

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 00:00
div pBecause of it's award-winning services, reasonable cost of living, safety, moderate climate, and abundant leisure activities, Blacksburg is consistently ranked among the country's best places to live, strengthening Virginia Tech's ability to consistently attract and retain high-caliber faculty and staff./p /div

Innovation Center at VT, India takes center stage at board of visitors' research briefing

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 00:00
div pWith the new VT, India Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science Innovation Center, Virginia Tech has become the first American university to have an engineering research center on the Indian subcontinent./p /div

Office of Government Relations reorganized; Chris Yianilos becomes executive director

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 00:00
pElizabeth Hooper remains in Richmond as director of state relations and Natalie Hart, former deputy chief of staff in the president’s office, has been appointed to a new position, director of government affairs./p

Ryan C. Briggs appointed assistant professor of political science

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 00:00
divRyan C. Briggs' scholarship examines how international forces influence the internal politics and institutional evolution of low-income states. His current focus is on how foreign aid affects electoral politics in sub-Saharan Africa./div

Undergraduate Dan Nguyen receives highly competitive CREW Network Foundation scholarship

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 00:00
div div pDan Nguyen is among ten winners nationwide who are pursuing a degree that will prepare them for a career in the commercial real estate industry./p /div /div

Aaron Ansell joins Department of Religion and Culture faculty

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 00:00
div pAaron Ansell is a sociocultural anthropologist specializing in northeastern Brazil and with research interests in political discourse, social inequality, and alternative democracies./p /div

Board of visitors advances recreation fields project, discusses proposed transit facility

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 00:00
pIn other business, the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors passed a resolution to revise the university’s anti-discrimination and harassment policy./p

Corps alumnus Lt. Col. Mark McLain named East Carolina game Hokie Hero

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 00:00
div pLt. Col. Mark McLain is currently in Afghanistan on his fourth combat deployment. He is a 1992 graduate, served as the Second Battalion Operations Officer his senior year, and was a member of Ranger Company./p /div

Learn how to prepare your farm for severe weather

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 00:00
div pSeptember is National Preparedness Month and it is a good time for farmers to know the steps to take to protect their farms, families, and workers if severe weather strikes./p /div

LiveSafe mobile app improves campus safety

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 00:00
pLiveSafe allows users to send tips and messages to the police department, share their location with friends or family as they walk on campus, and access emergency preparedness information./p

Sonja Schmid wins NSF CAREER Award to prepare next generation of nuclear emergency responders

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 00:00
div pSonja Schmid will use National Science Foundation funding to develop a research, education, and outreach program for the next generation of nuclear emergency responders./p /div

Winter session course in natural resource conservation explores Panama

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 00:00
pParticipating students will travel between Panama's Atlantic and Pacific coasts while assisting with wildlife inventories and learning about indigenous cultures, the impacts of climate change, and Panamanian history./p

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