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Mike Persia appointed assistant professor of animal and poultry sciences

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 23:00
pThe focus of Mike Persia's research program aims to increase the efficiency of poultry production through the characterization, understanding, and manipulation of bird digestive processes./p

Pamela B. Teaster joins Center for Gerontology

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 23:00
div pPamela B. Teaster's research examines elder and vulnerable-adult mistreatment, public and private guardianship, end-of-life issues and decision making, public policy, and public affairs./p /div

Vaccination for nicotine addiction being developed with National Institutes of Health grant

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 23:00
div pProfessor of Biological Systems Engineering Mike Zhang's research with a new vaccine may make nicotine addiction a relic of the 21st century, and give relief to the millions of smokers who are trying to kick the nicotine habit./p /div

Doctoral student Karen Strat's work on cocoa research may yield sweet benefits for health

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 23:00
pKaren Strat, a third-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Human, Nutrition, Foods and Exercise, is in the midst of research exploring the health benefits of cocoa with project principal investigator Andrew Neilson, an assistant professor of food science and technology./p

Emmanuel A. Frimpong named a Carnegie African Diaspora Fellow

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 23:00
pEmmanuel Frimpong, originally from Ghana, focuses on the ecology, life history, and distribution of freshwater fish with an emphasis on conservation and aquaculture./p

Song Li named assistant professor of crop and soil environmental sciences

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 23:00
pSong Li's laboratory is trying to understand how to extract biological meaningful features and make predictions from 'big data -- a topic that has become a major challenge for computational biology research./p

Student virtuoso to perform music from global competition at senior recital

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 23:00
pSenior Travis Whaley, a triple major in piano performance, music composition, and German language and literature, will include a piece he played in international competition at his recital this month./p

Virginia Tech Retiree's Association helps members remain active in university life

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 23:00
pEstablished in 1981, the Virginia Tech Retiree's Association provides retired employees with the opportunity remain engaged with each other and the Virginia Tech community.#160;/p

Virginia Tech receives first-ever higher education accreditation for emergency management

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 23:00
div pTo achieve accreditation, Virginia Tech had to meet 64 national standards in areas including emergency planning and procedures; prevention; risk assessment; training and exercises, and communications and warning. The university is the only entity in Virginia, other than the commonwealth, to be accredited./p /div

Caroline Leeth named assistant professor of animal and poultry sciences

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 23:00
div pCaroline Leeth's research focuses on adaptive immune response in health and disease, specifically two autoimmune diseases: type 1 diabetes and lupus./p /div

Construction of new classroom building to begin in November

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 23:00
div pThe three-story, 73,400-square-foot building, set to open in 2016, will contain 15 new classrooms and four teaching laboratories with seats for more than 1,450 students, as well as study rooms and group meeting space./p /div

Hume Center names Jonathan Black associate director of research for aerospace systems

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 23:00
div pJonathan Black will lead the center's research in unmanned aircraft and spacecraft, including the design and construction of a new ground station to facilitate small satellite missions.#160;#160;#160;/p /div

Patent attorney to give keynote address at Science, Technology, and Law Symposium

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 23:00
pJeff Vockrodt, a registered patent attorney, will give the keynote address and will discuss how the new Leahy-Smith America Invents Act is changing the patent landscape in the United States.#160;/p

Research aims to preserve Great Plains by preventing woody shrubs from taking over

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 23:00
pThe research project, funded with a $1.3 million National Science Foundation grant, includes looking at governmental policies and social attitudes on the use of fire to reduce the vulnerability of grasslands to the invasion of woody plants./p

The Brentano String Quartet performs classical works by Mozart, Bartók, and Schubert

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 23:00
div div div div pThe Center for the Arts presents a concert that will feature some of the extensive repertoire by the acclaimed quartet on Sunday, Nov. 2 at 2 p.m./p /div /div /div /div

Advances in 'tumor engineering' lead to grant to improve drug therapy

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 23:00
pCertain malignant tumors have illustrated an ability to evolve in such a way that they are able to resist therapy in relatively fast time frames./p

Governor's Award nominee Mary Hunter recognized for significantly improving efficiency, effectiveness

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 23:00
pMary Hunter's work has allowed several departments across campus to improve some of their most critical financial procedures./p

Kiho Lee named assistant professor of animal and poultry sciences

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 23:00
pKiho Lee's research focuses on early embryonic development in pigs. He previously served as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Missouri, Columbia, in the Division of Animal Science./p

New online tool will help university offices be even greener

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 23:00
div pThe Green Office Certification Program is a web-based effort to help offices reduce waste and energy use. The program starts today./p /div

Three first-year cadets selected to receive the flags at the Miami game

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 23:00
pCadets Michael Davella, Bryan Marceau, and Joshua Porter of First Battalion were selected to receive the flags from the football team prior to the Miami game./p