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Engineers receive grants from Virginia Innovation Partnership to market inventions

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 01:00
Faculty members' inventions have received awards from the Virginia Innovation Partnership i6 Challenge to help those ideas become marketable products.

Food desert task force takes aim at hunger in Virginia

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 01:00
div pAccording to a new report commissioned by the Virginia General Assembly, more than 1.4 million Virginians -- 17.8 percent of the population -- live in food deserts. Food deserts are related to issues of food insecurity, poverty, and lack of adequate transportation./p /div

Veterinary college's application numbers continue upward trend

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 01:00
pDespite little change in the total number of students applying to veterinary schools nationwide, the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine saw a 15 percent spike in the number of applications over the previous year./p

4-H Day at the State Capitol expected to draw more than 800 youth to Richmond Feb. 11

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 01:00
pVirginia 4-H sponsors the annual trip to Richmond for 4-H'ers to learn about the legislative process and to express their gratitude to state delegates and senators who support the 4-H youth development programs./p

Cadets and non-cadets join forces while new halls are built

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 01:00
pWhile new residence halls are constructed, some members of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets are housed in the Lower Quad, sharing living space with civilians./p

Monologist Mike Daisey examines relationship between technology and world view in 'Faster Better Social'

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 01:00
div pPresented by the Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech, Mike Daisey's performance will be on Saturday, Feb. 22 at 8 p.m./p /div

Physics model helps biologist explain histone memory

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 01:00
pAn associate professor of biological sciences at Virginia Tech is using a physics model to help explain how cells remember patterns and potentially pass on information between generations in humans./p

Three students to present their work at the 2014 National Conference on Undergraduate Research

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 01:00
pThe 2014 National Conference on Undergraduate Research anticipates nearly 4,000 students from around the country will present their research and creative endeavors. The conference provides students a large-scale opportunity to present their research to their peers and get feedback from others in their fields./p

Weather stations installed at Roanoke schools aid Virginia Tech research, provide lessons for children

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 01:00
pGrade school students use the stations for math and science lessons, while a geography doctoral candidate gathers data on optimizing urban agriculture./p

Denise E. Stewart named audit manager in Department of Internal Audit

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 01:00
pDenise E. Stewart will be responsible for planning, conducting, and overseeing the various types of projects within the Department of Internal Audit including risk-based audit engagements, compliance reviews, and special projects./p

Discovery opens up new areas of microbiology, evolutionary biology

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 01:00
pA team of researchers has discovered that a regulatory process responsible for turning on photosynthesis in plants has potentially far-reaching implications for many societal challenges ranging from greenhouse gas pollution to human health./p

Electroacoustic music concert to feature works by faculty composers

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 01:00
pThe School of Performing Arts, Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology, and the Digital Interactive Sound and Intermedia Studio will present a concert of electroacoustic music by Virginia Tech faculty composers in the Cube performance space of the new Moss Arts Center Feb. 17./p

Lori Baker Lloyd named executive director for University Organizational and Professional Development

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 01:00
pLori Baker-Lloyd will oversee the development and delivery of the professional development programs and consulting services offered to all Virginia Tech employees./p

Virginia General Assembly honors Charles W. Steger for decades of service, devotion

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 01:00
pHouse Speaker William Howell added his thanks for all Steger has done for the university and the Commonwealth of Virginia./p

Applications invited for second cohort of agricultural fellows for VALOR Program

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 01:00
pThe program aims to bring together diverse members of the agriculture sector to create industry leaders and advocates for agriculture within the state./p

Video: Scientists work to stop moth from destroying world's tomato crop

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 01:00
pA workshop in Ethiopia aims to help researchers and farmers identify the pernicious pest threatening tomato fields around the world./p

Violinist Joshua Bell to perform Valentine concert for sold-out audience

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 01:00
div pThe Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech presents the recital of romantic classics on Friday, Feb. 14 at 8 p.m./p /div

Education and mathematics partner for $800,000 grant to serve high-needs schools

Wed, 02/05/2014 - 01:00
pA faculty team at Virginia Tech has been awarded an $800,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for scholarships to prospective mathematics teachers./p

Feb. 5: Winter weather results in delayed opening at northern Virginia facilities

Wed, 02/05/2014 - 01:00
pDue to inclement weather, the Virginia Tech National Capital Region is opening at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5./p

Kevin Boyle named to EPA advisory committee

Wed, 02/05/2014 - 01:00
pKevin Boyle is an internationally recognized expert in the area of estimating values for items not directly traded in markets, including natural resources.#160;/p