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Four Corps of Cadets alumni return for Gunfighter Panel Sept. 11

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 00:00
pThe Gunfighter Panel series started in 2004 shortly after the United States entered combat in Iraq. With the war came the increased potential for cadets to be in combat shortly after graduation and this series evolved to #160;prepare them for their future in an uncertain world./p

Michelle M. H. Seref appointed assistant professor of business information technology

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 00:00
div pMichelle M.H. Seref's #160;research in computational rhetoric has applications in investment decisions in online communities, accounting reports and fraud detection, and consumer responses to online reviews./p /div

Perspective Gallery exhibit explores how a selfie can make you healthy

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 00:00
pA new exhibit called Medical Avatar: The Health Time Machine explores the imaging of health data and its influence on patient-physician interaction and behavior change./p

Students can explore academic opportunities at 2014 Majors Fair

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 00:00
div pRepresentatives from all undergraduate colleges and most of the university’s majors will be on site to answer student questions.#160;The event is geared towards students interested in changing majors, adding an additional major, adding a minor, or exploring other academic programs and experiences./p /div

The Internet was delivered to the masses; parallel computing is not far behind

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 00:00
div pThe groundwork for Wu Feng's big data research in a cloud began about a decade ago. Today, this work is being formalized and extended as part of an National Science Foundation/Microsoft Computing in the Cloud grant that seeks to commoditize biocomputing in the cloud./p /div

'Stand Up Planet' pairs comedy with social change

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 00:00
pThe screening of Stand Up Planet, will be held Sept. 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the Moss Arts Center. Admission is free and no tickets are required./p

Career Services program helps students dress for success

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 00:00
div pThe Career Services program provides students with new or gently used business attire so that all students can participate in career events such as interviews, career fairs, and networking socials./p /div

Frank May appointed assistant professor of marketing

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 00:00
pFrank May's research interests relate to time and patience, and judgment and decision making. His dissertation examines how the qualitative properties of time can affect perception of wait time and, in turn, patience, an important concept in consumer behavior research./p

More than four decades of work earns John Novak professional accolades

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 00:00
div pJohn Novak, a 45-year veteran of the civil and environmental engineering field, is the recipient of the 2014 Association of Environmental Engineering Scientists and Professors Perry L. McCarty Founders Award./p /div

Virginia Bioinformatics Institute researchers use new technique to shed light on inherited diseases

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 00:00
div pResearcher Hehuang Xie has found a way to trace patterns of a basic chemical process as it is passed through the generations in families. The finding could help reveal more about cancers and diseases./p /div

Virginia Tech welcomes first class of students in new, innovative doctoral program

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 00:00
div div pThe new interdisciplinary program in Translational Biology, Medicine, and Health will develop translational researchers who will transform fundamental biological discoveries into new approaches to prevent, diagnose, treat, and cure disease, as well as to provide the scientific basis for healthy lives./p /div /div

Alexander Leonessa's disabilities research garners an NSF directorate position

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 00:00
div pAssociate Professor of Mechanical Engineering Alexander Leonessa will join the National Science Foundation as a program director./p /div

Corps alumnus Lt. Col. Patrick Hogeboom named William Mary game Hokie Hero

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 00:00
pU.S. Army Lt. Col. Patrick Hogeboom is currently on a one-year deployment to Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan./p

Corps of Cadets to honor first responders and remember Sept. 11

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 00:00
div pThe Corps of Cadets will hold a silent formation on Sept. 11 and welcome all to join them./p /div

Dr. Rachael Carpenter joins veterinary college as anesthesiology instructor

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 00:00
div pA veterinary anesthesiologist, Dr. Rachael Carpenter comes to the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine from Animal Emergency of Kane County in Elgin, Illinois, where she was an emergency clinician./p /div

Hee Jung Kang appointed assistant professor of hospitality and tourism management

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 00:00
div pHee Jung Kang's research in progress includes studies on employee perception of sexual discrimination and subjective career success, and the role of emotions on employee work engagement, performance, satisfaction, and turnover intention./p /div

School of Performing Arts announces 2014-2015 season

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 00:00
pA highlight of the season will be The Three Feathers, a world-premiere children's opera commissioned from composer Lori Laitman by the Center for the Arts in collaboration with the School of Performing Arts and Opera Roanoke./p

Blacksburg mayor proclaims Sept 1-7 College of Architecture and Urban Studies Week

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 00:00
pThe proclamation notes that service by faculty and administrators on numerous town committees and study groups have helped the town plan its future and maintain its special character./p

Jin Xu appointed assistant professor of finance

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 00:00
pJin Xu's research interests are in empirical corporate finance, in particular, capital structure, corporate governance, and executive compensation./p

Monica Kimbrell to lead recruiting program in College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 00:00
pA new position in the college, Kimbrell will lead recruiting initiatives and develop strategies to attract first-time and transfer students to the college.#160;/p