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Hip-hop artist and former Sudanese child soldier Emmanuel Jal performs as part of Deans' Forum on Global Engagement

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 01:00
div pThe artist and social justice advocate will give a free performance on Tuesday, March 25, at 7 p.m./p /div

In memoriam: Ann Hertzler, professor emerita of human nutrition, foods, and exercise

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 01:00
pAnn Hertzler's work focused on nutrition issues facing families and children, and she maintained her passion for that subject even after retiring in 2001./p

In memoriam: Justin Robey, senior majoring in mechanical engineering, College of Engineering

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 01:00
pBorn on Oct. 10, 1989, in Elizabeth City, N.C., Justin Robey left this earth on Feb. 12, 2014.#160;/p

Researchers establish benchmark set of genotypes for human genome sequencing

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 01:00
div pNew methods put forth by researchers at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute may make it increasingly possible to use an individual's genetic profile to guide medical decisions to prevent, diagnose, and treat diseases -- a priority of the National Institutes of Health./p /div

Residence Hall Federation president creates positive environment for living and learning

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 01:00
pKylie Gilbert, as Aspire Award! recipient, says she has shifted her goals from achieving the dream job to building a fulfilling life and finding ways to impact the lives of others./p

Smithsonian curator to detail the significant impact of technology on art, theatre, and music

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 01:00
div pThe Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology's ArtsFusion seminar on Wednesday, March 5 explores how technology can expand and break down boundaries and create new opportunities for collaboration./p /div

From Appalachia to South Africa, stepping runs the gambit of cultural influences

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 01:00
pTickets for the Overton R. Johnson Step Show at $7 and are available at the#160;Squires Student Center Ticket Office. Proceeds from this event support student scholarships./p

Researchers work with novel wireless technologies to improve safety in hospitals, health care

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 01:00
pMedical mistakes happen every day, even with the best doctors and nurses. One way to reduce errors is to adopt new wireless technologies such as the smart medicine bottle, an innovation being pioneered by Virginia Tech researchers./p

Video: Virginia poised to soar into unmanned aircraft production

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 01:00
pWith its strong technology workforce, as well as manufacturing capacity, the commonwealth is well positioned to meet the needs of unmanned aircraft manufacturers./p

Mini medical school to offer behind-the-scenes look at Virginia Tech Carilion clinical education

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 01:00
pThe Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine's first mini medical school will give participants a behind-the-scenes peek at the study of anatomy as well as an environment in which to create works of art./p

Researchers seek ways to bring high-speed Internet to more homes and businesses in rural Virginia

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 01:00
pWireless@Virginia Tech is testing new technologies that will make it possible for high-speed Internet to reach more homes and businesses through a mobile testbed./p

Swim skills offered at McComas

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 01:00
pClass enrollment is up and individual participant success stories speak for themselves. The aquatics program at McComas Hall teachers water safety, confidence, and independence./p

Virginia Tech scientist proposes revolutionary naming system for all life on Earth

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 01:00
pBoris Vinatzer, professor of plant pathology, physiology, and weed science, has developed a naming system based on an organism's genome sequence./p

New program seeks to foster deeper conversations about diversity and inclusion on campus

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 01:00
pVirginia Tech's Office for Diversity and Inclusion launches a new program that will inspire deeper conversations./p

Virginia 4-H Skillathon Team wins national competition

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 01:00
pVirginia's 4-H Skillathon Team placed first at the National 4-H Livestock Skillathon contest during the North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville, Ky./p

Virginia Tech Magazine introduces university's 16th president, tours Moss Arts Center

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 01:00
pThe winter 2013-14 edition of Virginia Tech Magazine showcases the Moss Arts Center's performance spaces and galleries and recaps the December 2013 press conference that introduced Virginia Tech's incoming president, Timothy D. Sands./p

Black-footed ferret: Wild heart of the Great Plains

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 01:00
pDavid Jachowski, a post-doctoral research associate in the College of Natural Resources and Environment, spent a decade helping to restore the ferrets to their natural habitat./p

Two nights of live theatre from The Acting Company feature a classic Shakespeare tale and a version with a contemporary twist

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 01:00
div pThe Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech presents Hamlet on Thursday, March 6, at 7:30 p.m. and#160;Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead on Friday, March 7, at 7:30 p.m./p /div

Virginia 4-H Livestock Team places fourth at North American International Livestock Exposition

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 01:00
pThe Virginia team's fourth-place finish makes it eligible to represent the U.S. at the Royal Highland Show in Scotland in June./p

Virginia Tech to mark 2014 Day of Remembrance

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 01:00
pThe 2014 Day of Remembrance will be marked by several events including a ceremonial candle lighting and a 3.2-Mile Run in Remembrance.#160;/p