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Noted historian, Pulitzer Prize-winning author to discuss U.S. presidents

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 01:00
pDoris Kearns Goodwin will give the Cutchins Distinguished Lecture, “Leadership Lessons from the White House,” at 7:30 p.m. on March 26 in Burruss Auditorium./p

School of Public and International Affairs announces new advisory board

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 01:00
div pThe new advisory board, tasked with providing key input on strategic issues, will hold its first meeting March 18 at the Virginia Tech Research Center – Arlington./p /div

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Sun, 03/01/2015 - 04:00
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Daniel Harrington named vice dean of the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 01:00
pThe new vice dean will work closely with other senior leaders to oversee the school’s daily operations./p

Michael Friedlander’s research continues to be lauded 40 years later

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 01:00
pThe field of neuroscience was still in its infancy when Michael Friedlander and his colleagues brainstormed a new experimental approach to examine how temperature change affects the entirety of a living organism.#160;/p

U.S. News ranking names Virginia Tech among Best Global Universities

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 01:00
pThe new ranking is designed as a guide to prospective international students seeking to evaluate U.S. universities./p

Chem-E-Car team wins video award, finishes 4th in vehicle competition

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 01:00
The six-member Virginia Tech team of chemical engineering students earned the awards at a national American Institute of Chemical Engineering student event in Atlanta.

Feb. 26: Winter weather impacts university operations; some university centers closed

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 01:00
pWinter weather is affecting Virginia Tech operations.#160;/p

Inclusion coordinators serve as collaborators and conduits for InclusiveVT

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 01:00
pAs the university's new framework for inclusion and diversity efforts develops, the six employees appointed as inclusion coordinators will inform, support, and promote the efforts around InclusiveVT./p

Post-graduation report shows next steps for students

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 01:00
pMore than 80 percent of graduates either have a job or will continue their education, the highest level since 2007-08. Of those with jobs, graduates reported a median salary of $53,000./p

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists discover beliefs can be just as powerful as nicotine

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 01:00
div pThe research found that beliefs can regulate the effects of nicotine on the human brain. The discovery could lead to new ways to treat addiction.#160;/p /div

Learn the secrets of Virginia Tech's award-winning chefs

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 01:00
pRegistration for the March 9-11 Culinary Camp for Adults ends today. Youth camps are available this summer to improve on cooking skills with Virginia Tech chefs./p

Richard Harris, science writer at NPR, to speak at Virginia Tech April 1

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 01:00
div pDuring his two-day visit, he will make a public presentation, Using the tools of science and journalism to make a difference, at 4 p.m. on April 1 in 190 Goodwin Hall on the Virginia Tech campus./p /div

Theresa Johansson named director of the Global Education Office

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 01:00
pThe office includes study abroad programs, in which more than 1,200 students participate annually./p

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientist gets $2 million grant to study childhood virus

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 01:00
pRotavirus infects nearly all children worldwide within the first five years of life. Despite decades of research, little is known about how the virus propagates./p

Bahareh Behkam wins National Science Foundation award to develop new methods to combat cancer

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 01:00
pHer research will focus on investigating interactions between bacteria and tumor associated cells in a 3-D tumor model and developing engineered methods to locally modulate these interactions. The long-term goal of this project is to enhance the efficacy of bacteria-based cancer therapy./p

Life science researchers discover possible drug target to combat sleeping sickness

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 01:00
pScientists identified a possible way to keep the parasite that transmits sleeping sickness from reproducing, reducing the health dangers to its human hosts./p

Newly renamed Global Education Office broadens mission, adds staff

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 01:00
With more than 1,200 students studying abroad each year, the office that supports them and the dozens of programs led by Virginia Tech faculty members has more than doubled in size.

Search committee for vice president for advancement announced

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 01:00
pVice President for Development and University Relations Elizabeth Betsy Flanagan announced in January she will step down June 30 after 15 years as vice president.#160; She will become senior fellow for advancement on July 1./p

Veterinary service fraternity recognized with national award

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 01:00
pMembers of the Lambda Chapter of Omega Tau Sigma have been offering service, fundraising, and social activities at the veterinary college since 1985. They recently received the national chapter's Dr. Robert Vesper Service Award./p