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Virginia Tech's 2014 Family of the Year

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 00:00
pIn a brief ceremony held during Saturday's Spring Game at Lane Stadium, Virginia Tech recognized Alan and Faith Hicks, their daughters, and their nominator./p

Computer science students dominate international competition with 'Slice-n-Swipe'

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 00:00
pDevices such as laser scanners produce point clouds, dense sets of points in 3-D space. In an international contest requiring teams to design and build systems for labeling such point clouds, the Virginia Tech team devised a solution entitled Slice-n-Swipe that won it first place./p

History comes full circle for Virginia Tech and Historic Smithfield Plantation

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 00:00
div pVirginia Tech will preserve the historic nature of Smithfield Plantation, whose land helped give the university its start./p /div

Library and technology partnerships bring Soviet History course into the digital age

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 00:00
div pWith a new approach to teaching Soviet history, Associate Professor of History Amy Nelson involved the University Libraries and Technology-enhanced Learning and Online Strategies to facilitate learning through course blogs./p /div

Rakesh K. Kapania receives Purdue University's Outstanding Aerospace Engineer award

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 00:00
div pInternationally known for his research expertise of structures and materials, Rakesh K. Kapania has been recognized by one of the top ranked engineering programs in the world./p /div

Virginia Secretary of Technology Karen R. Jackson to address 2014 National Capital Region graduates

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 00:00
pAs Secretary of Technology, Karen R. Jackson generated multi-state support for the Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership — a joint initiative of Virginia, New Jersey, and Maryland.#160;/p

Chang Lu receives $1.3 million grant to further research on analyzing epigenetics

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 00:00
pChang Lu has developed techniques that allow him to obtain reliable results over the course of disease development inside cells. The National Institutes of Health has announced a new $1.3 million grant to further this work./p

Claire Guthrie Gastañaga to deliver 2014 Graduate School Commencement address

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 00:00
pApproximately 1,000 Virginia Tech graduate students are expected to complete their degree requirements this spring and participate in the Graduate School Commencement ceremony./p

Colleen Thom receives 2014 Pamplin College of Business Outstanding Senior Award

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 00:00
pColleen Thom is a member of the University Honors program, and has been inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, Beta Gamma Sigma, Golden Key, and Omicron Delta Kappa honor societies./p

Dining Services awarded 2014 Governor’s Environmental Excellence bronze rating

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 00:00
div pThe Farms and Fields Project in Owen Food Court is the gold standard for sustainable dining at Virginia Tech. This shop offers sustainable, organic, and local options throughout the school year./p /div

Summer sessions credited for being a graduation game changer

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 00:00
pWith the start of the 2014 Virginia Tech Summer Sessions just a little more than a month away, it is time to finalize academic plans and secure a seat in the wide range of courses being offered this year./p

Virginia Tech police partner with VCU police for officer exchange program

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 00:00
pOfficers and administration are also learning from each other's successes in community policing, outreach, education, engagement, and enforcement./p

Ashley Taylor receives 2014 College of Engineering Outstanding Senior Award

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 00:00
pAshley Taylor was a participant in the inaugural class of the Scieneering program, has developed a pediatric medical device, and currently is the lead engineer on a senior design project./p

Gov. Terry McAuliffe to deliver 2014 University Commencement address May 16

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 00:00
pA successful businessman and entrepreneur who has lived in Virginia for more than 20 years, Terrence Terry McAuliffe previously served as chairman of the Democratic National Committee from 2001 to 2005./p

Matthew Gabriele named faculty principal at Residential College at West Ambler Johnston

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 00:00
pMatthew Gabriele is no stranger to the Residential College at West Ambler Johnston. He has served as associate principal of Hickory House since the residential college opened in 2012./p

Plug into cutting-edge arts and technology research during ICAT Day

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 00:00
div pICAT Day spotlights innovative projects designed by students and faculty affiliated with the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology. Held on Monday, May 5, the event is free and open to the public./p /div

Virginia Tech to increase data analytics capability through use of new business intelligence system

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 00:00
div pA new business intelligence system will increase capabilities for data analysis across the university./p /div

Acclaimed drummer Dennis Mackrel to perform with jazz ensembles

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 00:00
div pTickets to the April 29 concert at the Moss Arts Center are $15 general; $10 senior; $5 student and are available at the Moss Arts Center box office or by calling 540-231-5300./p /div

Darya Nesterova receives 2014 College of Science Outstanding Senior Award

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 00:00
pA dean's list student and participant in the University Honors program, Darya Nesterova is a Presidential Global Scholar studying at the Center for European Studies and Architecture this spring./p

Ecology team improves understanding of valley-wide stream chemistry

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 00:00
pThe application of a geostatistical approach to studying environmental conditions in stream networks and landscapes has revealed unexpected patterns in natural chemical components./p