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Design/BuildLAB wins Architizer A+ Award for Smith Creek Park in Clifton Forge, Va.

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 00:00
pThe Smith Creek area of Clifton Forge is home to two related student-designed, student- built projects created by third-year architecture students. Their work has been recognized in the international Architizer A+ Awards.#160;/p

Economist editor Greg Ip to discuss economic outlook in Pamplin's BBT Lecture

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 00:00
pThe lecture series is part of a Pamplin College of Business teaching program to explore the foundations of capitalism and freedom./p

Entomologist receives 2014 College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Outstanding Recent Alumni Award

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 00:00
pHer work has had a lasting impact on the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Virginia Tech and she continues to make significant contributions to the field of forensic entomology, said Alan Grant, dean of the college.#160;/p

Study of dead wood in old-growth Iranian forest provides information for forest management

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 00:00
pAssociate Professor Carolyn Copenheaver collaborated with researchers in Iran on the importance of dead wood, an often-overlooked forest feature, in old-growth forest ecosystems./p

Timothy Duffy and Cassidy Grubbs selected 2014 Undergraduate Man, Woman of the Year

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 00:00
pThe awards recognize two graduating students who have achieved overall excellence during their undergraduate careers at the university and who have exceptional and balanced achievement in academics, leadership, and service./p

Virginia Tech Alumni Association to host photography weekend

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 00:00
pVirginia Tech Alumni Association to host photography weekend May 30-31 at the Holtzman Alumni Center and The Inn at Virginia Tech./p

Virginia Tech Police make arrest in forgery case

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 00:00
pEdward Dion Crook II was arrested by officers from the Virginia Tech Police Department on campus and transported to the Montgomery County Magistrate Office where he was released on a recognizance bond./p

Virginia Tech researcher discovers key ingredient in cocoa has significant health benefits

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 00:00
pA first-of-its-kind study demonstrates cocoa compounds may unlock the key to fighting the common, modern-day illnesses of obesity, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes./p

English majors sweep Steger Poetry Prize Awards

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 00:00
pVirginia Tech's Steger Poetry Prize, one of the most generous in the nation for undergraduate poetry competitions, was recently awarded for 2014.br / br / #160;/p

Habitat for Humanity brings Shack-A-Thon to Blacksburg

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 00:00
div pThe Virginia Tech chapter of Habitat for Humanity will host Shack-A-Thon, its largest fundraising event of the year beginning April 13./p /div

Horsley family named to the 2013 College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Hall of Fame

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 00:00
pThe Horsleys have been great supporters of Virginia Tech and they continue to have a positive impact on our academic, research, and Extension programs. said Alan Grant, dean of the college.#160;/p

National organization honors Virginia high school girls with Aspirations in Computing awards

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 00:00
pThe Virginia/Washington, D.C., affiliate of the National Center for Women in Information Technology recently held its 3rd annual Award for Aspirations in Computing ceremony during the Capital Area Professional Women in Computing Conference./p

Virginia Tech architecture captures four of the top 10 spots in prestigious statewide poll

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 00:00
pBurruss Hall, the LumenHAUS, the Pylons and Memorial Chapel, and the Moss Arts Center Arts were voted in the top 10 of 250 Virginia structures nominated for favorite pieces of architecture in the state./p

Virginia Tech chemical engineering students design winning car entry

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 00:00
pWith one hour to design a vehicle based on last-minute instructions, Virginia Tech chemical engineering students put together the award winning entry that is powered by a chemical reaction./p

Yuriko Renardy named Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Fellow

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 00:00
pA Virginia Tech mathematician who studies fluid mechanics, has been selected as one of 32 new Fellows of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics./p

Photos: Buck in brush; stacked towers in Fairlawn?

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 15:22
Updated 5:31 p.m.: The location of the towers has been corrected in the headline. Kevin Light of Riner shares these photos from around the New River Valley. Thanks, Kevin! Do you have photos to share? You can upload them at news@theburgs.com or use our #8220;share#8221; tool to upload 10 at a time.

Virginia Tech teams compete to create rescue robots

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 15:22
Two teams from Virginia Tech are competing in the Robotics Challenge sponsored by an arm of the U.S. Department of Defense. They will compete against 15 other teams this weekend in Florida. Their mission: create rescue robots that can maneuver in disaster scenes and save lives. Read more about the Tech teams, and the competition, [#8230;]

Fine Arts Center hosts Christmas tree display through Jan. 7

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 15:22
The Fine Arts Center for the New River Valley held its annual “Lighting of the Trees” on Dec.5 at the Fine Arts Center. This year’s theme is “A Gingerbread Christmas.” The trees are decorated by various clubs and organizations that adorn the Fine Arts Center’s Main Gallery, and for many of them it offers an [#8230;]

Governor appoints Pulaski hospital employee to radiation advisory board

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 15:22
Gov. McDonnell recently appointed hospital employee James Nunn to the Virginia Radiation Advisory Board. Nunn is the senior medical physicist and radiation safety officer at LewisGale Hospital Pulaski. “I am quite honored to be selected for this appointment,” said Nunn. “There are many highly qualified radiological specialists in Virginia, and I am humbled to know [#8230;]

Uncommonly Gifted in Blacksburg holds ribbon cutting

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 15:22
Uncommonly Gifted, 208 S. Main St., is a new store located in Kent Square in downtown Blacksburg. The business held a ribbon cutting with the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce on Nov. 22 at its location. Specializing in “uncommon” gifts, greeting cards and novelty items for all occasions, everyone is sure to find something they [#8230;]