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Anthony 'Kwame' Harrison named Gloria D. Smith Professor of Black Studies

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 00:00
pAnthony Kwame Harrison's scholarship and reputation in popular music studies and ethnography has brought considerable visibility to the program, the college, and the university./p

New degree in water science, policy, and management to address complex global challenges

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 00:00
pThe curriculum for the new interdisciplinary degree -- Water: Resources, Policy, and Management -- crosses five of Virginia Tech's colleges./p

Susan Asselin honored with emerita status

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 00:00
pThroughout her career, Susan Asselin has made significant contributions in the field of special education, including diversity, assistive technology, transition from high school to college, and preparing students and families for post-secondary education./p

Anne Zimmermann receives Gerald E. Cross Alumni Leadership Award

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 00:00
pAnne Zimmermann, who took a leadership course developed by Professor Emeritus Gerald E. Cross, recently retired after a 35-year career with the U.S. Forest Service./p

Board of visitors approves 2014 promotions, tenure, continued appointments

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 00:00
div pThe Virginia Tech Board of Visitors approved the following promotions, tenure, and continued appointments at its June 2 meeting./p /div

Board of visitors approves undergraduate new neuroscience degree program

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 00:00
pThe College of Science-administered program joins nanoscience and computer modeling and data analytics as programs ready for review by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia./p

New proactive approach unveiled to detect malicious software in networked computers and data

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 00:00
pUsing a National Science CAREER Award grant, College of Engineering computer scientist Daphne Yao and her colleagues have effectively shown how to isolate infected computer hosts and detect in advance stealthy malware also known as malicious software./p

Deeper than ancestry.com, 'EvoCor' identifies gene relationships

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 00:00
pA team led by Gregorio Valdez of the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute has designed a search engine that identifies genes that are functionally linked./p

Gerard Toal awarded grant to study public opinion of recent events in former Soviet Union

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 00:00
pA grant from the National Science Foundation will allow Gerard Toal the opportunity to build on previous research on post-Soviet unrecognized states and conflict regions./p

Robert Canfield to receive American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics award

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 00:00
pThrough his research on multidisciplinary design optimization, high altitude long endurance sensorcraft, and micro air vehicle conceptual design, Robert Canfield has brought more than $4 million in research funding to the university./p

Board of Visitors sets tuition and fees for 2014-15

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 00:00
pWhen adding tuition and mandatory fees with average room and board, the total cost for a Virginia undergraduate living on campus will be $19,941 and a non-resident living on campus would be $35,972./p

Board of Visitors sets university budget at $1.35 billion

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 00:00
div pThe university budget was among the resolutions passed during Timothy Sands' first board meeting as university president./p /div

'OpenLab' exhibition showcases innovative sculptural installations by Virginia artists

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 00:00
div pPresented by the Center for the Arts, the first in a new exhibition series features an architectural re-envisioning of space, form, line, and function by two artist collectives. An opening reception will be held June 14 from 6-8 p.m./p /div

Student team heads to Houston for NASA-sponsored planetary robotics competition

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 00:00
pA College of Engineering student team will participate in the 2014 RASC-AL Robo-Ops Challenge, an annual event sponsored by NASA and the National Institute of Aerospace./p

Veterinary college names Dr. Melinda McCall its 2014 Outstanding Recent Alumna

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 00:00
pTen years after her own graduation, Dr. Melinda McCall of Louisa, Virginia, returned to the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine to receive the 2014 Outstanding Recent Alumna Award./p

Vendors Needed for Blacksburg Fire Department Auxiliary’s Holiday Bazaar

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 03:00
Saturday, November 8,nbsp;9 am – 3 pm Blacksburg Fire Department Station 2, 2700 Prices Fork Road 10 x 10 Space Fees: $40; Only $35 if you register and pay by July 18! No other fees will be charged. No percentage of sales taken. All registration forms must be received...

Kathy Hosig named to Purdue University Alumni Hall of Fame

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 00:00
pThe Hall of Fame Award honors alumni who have made a significant contribution to the varied fields of foods and nutrition and established a unique record in their work and life. The Hall of Fame also honors the careers of those who have contributed to the growth and prominence of the department./p

Kimberly Dulaney receives award from the National Association of Educational Procurement

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 00:00
pA member of the Virginia Tech community since 2010, Kimberly Dulaney oversees existing campus contracts and negotiates substantial term contracts for university use./p

Work by researchers to monitor, protect bats critical as millions perish

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 00:00
pAn inter-agency team of researchers worked to determine the best placements of acoustic monitoring equipment to detect bat species that are affected by white-nose syndrome./p