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InclusiveVT update: Inclusion and diversity initiatives due to provost Friday, Nov. 21

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 00:00
pInclusiveVT is Virginia Tech’s new approach to inclusion and diversity. At the center of this new approach is the expectation that deans, vice presidents, and other senior leaders at the university will identify three initiatives and report on the status of their implementation at the end of the spring semester./p

Rick Sparks, Eric Margiotta to hold interim positions in Student Centers and Activities

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 00:00
pRick Sparks and Eric Margiotta#160;will hold interim positions during the time a national search is conducted to fill the positions permanently/p

Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine student recognized with statewide award for service

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 00:00
pHe wants to change the world some day. A medical degree and an innate desire to help others will set Christopher Li well on his way.#160;/p

Animal welfare and autism expert Temple Grandin speaking at Virginia Tech

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 00:00
pTemple Grandin, a world-renowned autism activist, best-selling author, and authority on animal welfare and behavior, is visiting Virginia Tech on Dec. 4 to give a series of free talks to both the university community and the public./p

Center for the Arts presents the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra's 'Holiday Pops' program

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 00:00
div div div pThe sold-out concert, which includes beloved holiday carols, sacred classics, and audience sing-a-longs, will feature soprano Ariana Wyatt, assistant professor of voice in the School of Performing Arts./p /div /div /div

Dr. Marcos Santos joins veterinary college as clinical instructor of large animal surgery

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 00:00
pIn his new role with the veterinary college, Dr. Marcos Santos will train and supervise residents, interns, and veterinary students in large animal surgery through lectures and student teaching laboratories./p

Sam G. Riley III honored with emeritus status posthumously

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 00:00
pA member of the Virginia Tech community since 1981 until his death earlier this year, Sam G. Riley III made significant contributions to the study and teaching of American journalism. He was regarded as a leading authority on Southern newspapers and magazines./p

Student researcher studies the core of cider production

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 00:00
pMeg McGuire's goal is to see how much yield -- the number of apples grown on an individual tree -- can increase before negatively impacting cider quality. Her goal is to help apple growers produce fruit that has a balance of tannins and acids to create a crisp, tart, and refreshing cider./p

Support local charities through gift to Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 00:00
pPamplin faculty and staff organized a game-day bake sale and an election-day chili cookoff this fall to raise funds for the CVC./p

Emergency responders focus on unmanned aircraft for search, public safety at state workshop

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 00:00
div pFirst responders and emergency managers will learn more about how they may one day use unmanned aerial vehicles, also known as drones, for public safety purposes at a meeting today#160;in Blackstone, Virginia./p /div

Robert W. Walters to retire as vice president for research after 30 years of service to Virginia Tech

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 00:00
div pRobert W. Walters will retire effective Sept. 1, 2015. During his eight years as vice president for research, Virginia Tech remained the only Virginia institution in the top 50 of the National Science Foundation research expenditure rankings, climbing to No. 40 in the most current national standings./p /div

Sold-out TEDxVirginiaTech to take over Moss Arts Center with inspiring speakers, technology expo

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 00:00
pThe third annual TEDxVirginiaTech#160;will be held Thursday evening at the Moss Arts Center with Virginia Tech faculty, students, and alumni giving the talk of a lifetime./p

Two cadets selected to travel with football team to highlight the colors at Wake Forest game Saturday

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 00:00
div pCadet Hunter Garth and Cadet Garrett Treaster were selected, based on their performance this semester, to travel with the football team to receive the flags at Wake Forest this weekend./p /div

Undergraduate research and creative scholarship opportunities

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 00:00
divDeadlines for conferences and programs are approaching, and a new group of student ambassadors is disseminating information about undergraduate research to students curious about complementing their course of study with a research or creative scholarship project./div

Undergraduates in public relations campaigns class mobilize to spotlight health outreach program

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 00:00
divVirginia Tech students are reaching out this semester to the staff of The Health Wagon which takes medical personnel and services to needy people in six far southwestern Virginia counties who otherwise would have none./div

$5 million gift to fuel Virginia Tech entrepreneurship and innovation initiatives

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 00:00
pVirginia Tech recently renamed the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship within the Pamplin College of Business in recognition of a joint commitment of $5 million by four university alumni, Brian Callaghan, Ted Hanson, Edwin Win Sheridan, and Jeffrey Veatch./p

Corps alumnus Col. Geoff Stewart named Duke game Hokie Hero

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 00:00
pCol. Geoff Stewart, U.S. Army is currently deployed to Afghanistan for 12 months./p

Graduate School to launch three new child care programs in January

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 00:00
pGraduate School Child Care Coordinator Marin Riegger said the programs comprise a parent support group, a babysitting clearinghouse, and a parents-cooperative play group for children ages 2-5./p

James Yacone, assistant director of the FBI's Critical Incident Response Group, to give lecture Dec. 4

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 00:00
pJames Yacone's visit is part of the Leaders in Action lecture series hosted each semester by the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets and the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets Maj. Gen. W. Thomas Rice Center for Leader Development./p

Shashank Priya named Robert E. Hord Jr. Mechanical Engineering Professor

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 00:00
pA member of the Virginia Tech community since 2007, Shashank Priya has made significant contributions to research and scholarship in the broad areas of energy harvesting, smart materials, devices, and bio-inspired systems.#160;/p