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Australian Chamber Orchestra and Martin Fröst ignite the music of Prokofiev, Mozart, Haydn, and Radiohead guitarist

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 00:00
div div div div pThe ensemble brings its adventurous spirit and energy to the Moss Arts Center on April 17 at 7:30 p.m.for a performance of classical masterworks./p /div /div /div /div

Part of Drillfield Drive to be converted into a two-way road

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 00:00
pOnce completed, the project will allow vehicles entering Drillfield Drive from Stanger Street and Alumni Mall to proceed south onto Kent Street./p

Thomas E. Cousins honored with emeritus status

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 00:00
pCousins has made significant contributions to the field of civil engineering through his research in structural engineering, specifically in the area of behavior of concrete and pre-stressed concrete bridges./p

Communities can help laid-off workers gain new jobs, workforce study says

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 00:00
pAgainst the backdrop of idled coal mines, community leaders can match workers' skills to new employment, economic development study finds./p

Donald G. Baird reappointed Alexander F. Giacco Professor of Chemical Engineering

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 00:00
pA member of the Virginia Tech community since 1978, Baird is internationally known for his expertise, research, and teaching in the field of polymer rheology./p

Geologist leads international research to solve perplexing mystery of continental evolution

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 00:00
pResearchers revealed information about how continents were generated on Earth more than 2.5 billion years ago b—/b and how those processes have continued within the last 70 million years to profoundly affect the planet's life and climate./p

Morgan Sykes, Mohammed Seyam named 2015-16 Board of Visitors student representatives

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 00:00
pThe two student representatives are appointed to one-year terms. They will serve as ex-officio members on the Commission of Student Affairs and sit on a committee of the governing board. These non-voting members are required to maintain contact with university faculty, administrators, and Virginia Tech students./p

Pioneering social gerontologist Karen Roberto named University Distinguished Professor

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 00:00
pThe professor in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences and director of both the Center for Gerontology and the Institute for Society, Culture, and Environment was praised for research that transforms a discipline./p

President Sands reflects on the 10th anniversary of the Principles of Community

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 00:00
pOn March 14, 2015, Virginia Tech celebrated the 10th anniversary of our Principles of Community./p

Virginia Household Water Quality Program to host upcoming water clinics

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 00:00
pHomeowners will receive practical information about maintaining and protecting private water systems, water quality, and addressing nuisance and health-related water problems. #160;/p

BT Service Changes Effective Monday 4/6/15

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 03:00
Effective Monday, April 6 Blacksburg Transit will implement the following service changes, please see below for details. Scheduled Trippers We will remove the “scheduled trippers” from the routes for the remainder of the semester. The scheduled trippers were extra buses that were built...

2 sessions at Virginia Tech will hone writing skills for teachers, students

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 00:00
pVirginia Tech and the Blue Ridge Writing Project will offer A Day of Writing in April for teachers and a summer session for children in July./p

Lay Nam Chang to step down as dean of College of Science

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 00:00
div pChang joined Virginia Tech's Department of Physics faculty in 1978, and became chair of the department in 1995 and served in that position until 2002 when he became the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. In 2003, he was named founding dean of the College of Science./p /div

Summer course immerses students in Great Smoky Mountains ecology

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 00:00
pHeld at the Great Smoky Mountains Institute in Tennessee, the three-credit course is open to any student interested in learning about the natural environment./p

Virginia Tech to host conference on teaching large classes

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 00:00
pThe conference will focus on best practices for teaching and learning within large classes, providing knowledge and skills for educators to still foster deep learning with students, despite larger class settings./p

Board of Visitors sets tuition and fees for 2015-16

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 00:00
pTo provide additional support to students from lower income families, Virginia Tech will increase its contribution to undergraduate student financial aid by more than $1.3 million in the coming fiscal year./p

In memoriam: Virginia Tech President Emeritus Paul Torgersen

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 00:00
pPaul Torgersen, Virginia Tech’s president from 1994-2000 and a member of its faculty since 1967, died Sunday at age 83./p

New University Distinguished Professor, 2015-16 tuition and fees headline board of visitors meeting

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 00:00
div pDuring the two-day meeting, the board approved a 3.9 percent increase in tuition and mandatory fees for both resident and non-resident undergraduate students./p /div

Catawba Sustainability Center could offer economic benefit to local food system, study says

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 00:00
pThe center, situated on 377 acres, could help farmers and leaders strengthen the regional food system./p

Class of 2018 to complete Caldwell March as first-year training concludes for cadets

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 00:00
pFirst-year cadets culminate a year of hard work on April 18 by completing the second half of the 26-mile march made in commemoration of #160;the journey Addison Caldwell, Virginia Tech’s first cadet and student, made in 1872./p