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Danfeng Yao named L-3 Communications Cyber Faculty Fellow

Sun, 10/05/2014 - 23:00
pA member of the Virginia Tech faculty since 2010, Danfeng Daphne Yao has broad experience working with system, network, and program security.#160;/p

Membership of President's Inclusion and Diversity Executive Council announced

Sun, 10/05/2014 - 23:00
pThe executive-level council will be chaired by President Timothy Sands and is comprised of other senior university leaders and six inclusion coordinators./p

Ramon Arancibia appointed assistant professor of horticulture and extension specialist

Sun, 10/05/2014 - 23:00
div pRamon Arancibia's research activities are focused on sustainable production systems such as organic production, plasticulture, including mulch, rowcover and high tunnels, and micro-irrigation in vegetable crops./p /div

Science fiction to come alive at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Sun, 10/05/2014 - 23:00
div div pMind-controlled robotic vehicles, nanomachines in the body, heart manipulations that would make Iron Man proud -- what you might have dismissed as science fiction will come to life at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute on Saturday, Oct. 11, as part of Roanoke's day-long commemoration of the inaugural Virginia Science Festival./p /div /div

Treating addiction with technology

Sun, 10/05/2014 - 23:00
pWarren Bickel, a professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, and his team developed a computerized treatment program aimed at helping people become fluent in the language of recovery./p

University boosts bicycle parking on campus

Sun, 10/05/2014 - 23:00
pSeveral bike racks were recently installed across campus adding more than 250 spaces./p

Aerospace student pilots unmanned planes with an eye toward a future academic career

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 23:00
pAfter he was introduced to Virginia Tech's Nonlinear Systems Lab, where students could validate research on their own aerial autonomous systems that they also designed, built and tested, Mark Palframan found he was hooked./p

Christine Labuski to discuss award-winning essay on women’s health Oct. 8

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 23:00
pChristine Labuski will discuss her recent article in the journal Feminist Studies on Wednesday, Oct. 8 as part of the Visible Scholarship Initiative series.#160;/p

Christopher Williams named W.S. Pete White Chair for Innovation in Engineering Education

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 23:00
pA member of the Virginia Tech faculty since 2007, Christopher Williams has impacted hundreds of engineering students through his innovative teaching methods that use interactive classroom instruction technologies combined with hands-on learning experiences./p

In memoriam: Dr. Grant H. Turnwald, professor emeritus of the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 23:00
div pA member of the Virginia Tech community since 1998, Dr. Grant H. Turnwald served the veterinary college as associate dean for academic affairs from 1998 to 2009, led the college through important curricular revisions, and updated the college's professional curriculum./p /div

J. Reese Voshell honored with emeritus status

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 23:00
pA member of the Virginia Tech community since 1976, Reese Voshell made significant contributions to the understanding of entomology through his work in aquatic entomology focusing on precision measurements of stream pollution./p

Kevin Carlson appointed head of Pamplin's Department of Management

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 23:00
div pA faculty member at Virginia Tech since 1997, Kevin Carlson teaches courses related to staffing, recruitment, training and development, turnover, productivity improvement, human capital metrics and analytics, and the effective use of technology in organizations./p /div

Student ideas can help make campus greener

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 23:00
pStudent ideas that help achieve the goals of the Virginia Tech Climate Action Commitment and produce tangible savings must be submitted by Oct. 17./p

Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine student wins national poster presentation

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 23:00
div pGraduate student Caroline Shea #160;was awarded the 2014 James C. Bradford Memorial Student Award for her poster presentation at the 54th Annual Teratology Society Meeting held earlier this year./p /div

Warren E. Milteer Jr. appointed assistant professor of history

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 23:00
div pWarren E. Milteer Jr.'s research focuses on free people of color in North Carolina from the colonial period through Reconstruction. He will teach U.S. history./p /div

Alumni attest to why English majors are the 'hot new hires'

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 23:00
div pEngineers, information technology executives, lawyers, school superintendents, and college presidents are among the alumni who majored in English now on campus to talk to current students./p /div

Bob Hicok a finalist for Library of Virginia award

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 23:00
div pElegy Owed, the latest work of poetry by Virginia Tech's Bob Hicok, has been nominated for a Library of Virginia Literary Award./p /div

Dilip K. Shome honored with emeritus status

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 23:00
div pDilip Shome served as head of the Department of Finance, Insurance, and Business Law from 1996 to 2000. During this term, the department achieved some of the highest levels of research productivity in elite finance journals due to Shome’s focus on reserach./p /div

Eastern hemlocks that have survived insect infestation have a story to tell

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 23:00
div pResearchers in the College of Natural Resources and Environment found that in some environments, eastern hemlock trees infested with the invasive hemlock woolly adelgid can continue to grow, despite the odds against them./p /div

Ellen Plummer, Frank Shushok appointed to state task force on combating campus sexual violence

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 23:00
div pThe Governor’s Task Force on Combating Campus Sexual Violence is expected to work on best practice recommendations, including how sexual violence complaints should be investigated and resolved.#160;/p /div