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Kathy Mattea opens Center for the Arts season with performance and free engagement events

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 00:00
div div pMattea will present her concert performance, Calling Me Home, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, and free program, My Coal Journey, which incorporates stories from her family history and advocacy for the environment, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11./p /div /div

Pamplin professor testifies how 'too-big-to-fail' doctrine hurts financial markets

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 00:00
div pOngoing implicit guarantees of government assistance for the nation’s too-big-to-fail banks and financial businesses have a significant effect on financial markets, says Deniz Anginer, an assistant professor of finance in the Pamplin College of Business.#160;/p /div

Partnership with Arlington County to provide practice-based experience for graduate students

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 00:00
divThe Arlington Metrics Initiative program seeks to help Arlington County use metrics to better understand and communicate economic successes, goals, and challenges while providing a broad-based experience for graduate students studying in the National Capital Region./div

Paul Sorrentino authors groundbreaking biography of Stephen Crane

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 00:00
pPaul Sorrentino will speak on his his new book on Tuesday, Sept. 2 at 1 p.m. at Newman Library in the semester’s first Visible Scholarship Initiative lecture. The event is free and open to the public./p

Save the date: Gobblerfest 2014 set for Friday, Sept. 5

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 00:00
pAn annual tradition since 2008, Gobblerfest brings students together to explore common interests as they become more connected with the Virginia Tech and Blacksburg communities./p

BT4U Mobile App Update

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 03:00
Thank you for downloading the BT4U Mobile app – we really appreciate how many of you have downloaded this and begun using it. We believe in this app and know that we have a reliable andnbsp;useful app and, hopefully you the user have also seen the benefits. Thenbsp;app has proven tremendously...

Fellows of inaugural VALOR class poised to become agents of agricultural change

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 00:00
pVALOR fellows are now on their way to becoming ambassadors to the many sectors of the agriculture industry in Virginia and beyond./p

First-year cadets selected to receive the flags at College of William Mary game

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 00:00
div pThree first-year cadets were selected for the honor of receiving flags from the football team based on their strong performance during New Cadet Week./p /div

Half-million dollar gift supports scholarships for underrepresented students

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 00:00
pNine more students will receive generous assistance toward their college education thanks to a $500,000 gift from Altria Group Inc. to Virginia Tech’s Presidential Scholarship Initiative./p

Pamplin's Christopher Zobel receives Fulbright award to study disaster resilience

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 00:00
pChristopher Zobel plans to use his Fulbright award to develop new, more effective approaches for measuring and monitoring the resilience and sustainability of critical infrastructure systems./p

Richard A. Hunt appointed assistant professor of management

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 00:00
pRichard Hunt won the 2014 Academy of Management NFIB Outstanding Dissertation Award. His dissertation focuses on the entry and survival strategies of entrepreneurial firms./p

Small rewards might lead to big results in alcohol abstinence

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 00:00
div pVirginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientist earns grant to test feasibility of remote alcohol testing./p /div

Town Council Meeting

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 22:30
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Blacksburg Brew Do tickets on sale

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 03:00
Tickets for Blacksburg Brew Do, the New River Valley’s award-winning craft beer festival, are on sale now at both Blacksburg Kroger locations: South Main Street and University City Boulevard. Advance tickets are also available online at www.blacksburgbrewdo.com. Tickets for 10 4-oz. tastings are $20...

Common Book Project Committee seeks suggestions for next year's book

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 00:00
pSuggestions are welcome for the 2015-16 Common Book. In addition, events are being planned to celebrate and enhance the teaching and learning opportunities for the university's current Common Book, Little Princes, in November./p

First-year cadets to visit the National D-Day Memorial on Sept. 6

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 00:00
div pThe newest members of the Corps of Cadets, the Class of 2018, will visit the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Va., on Saturday, Sept. 6./p /div

Healthier vending options introduced across campus

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 00:00
div pApproximately 20 percent of the snack vending machines and all the beverage machines on campus have been restocked with healthier options./p /div

Historical disturbances provide foothold for invasive plant on Buffalo Mountain

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 00:00
div pForestry and plant science experts have found that Japanese spiraea, a robust member of the rose family non-native to the area, may pose a threat to a preserve's biodiversity./p /div

Irene Leech honored by Consumer Federation of America for lifetime of service to consumers

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 00:00
div pIrene Leech received the Esther Peterson Consumer Service Award from the Consumer Federation of America earlier this summer./p /div

Jingjing Huang appointed assistant professor of accounting and information systems

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 00:00
divJingjing Huang's research interests are in financial reporting, international taxation, technological innovation, corporate governance, and corporate finance./div