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Corps of Cadets welcomes all to Veterans Day events

Sun, 10/26/2014 - 23:00
div pVirginia Tech President Timothy Sands and Laura P. Sands will join the commandant of cadets, Maj. Gen. Randal Fullhart, to place the memorial wreath in front of the cenotaph on War Memorial Court at 11 a.m./p /div

Exploring the rural edge of scary movies

Sun, 10/26/2014 - 23:00
pEmily Satterwhite, an associate professor in the Department of Religion and Culture, studies a popular theme for scary movies -- our fears of rural places./p

Venkataramana Sridhar appointed assistant professor of biological systems engineering

Sun, 10/26/2014 - 23:00
divPrior to coming to Virginia Tech, Venkataramana Sridhar was an associate professor of civil engineering at Boise State University./div

Video: Undergraduate studio arts major helps local kids paint the town

Sun, 10/26/2014 - 23:00
pWhat better place than a farmer's market to share the joys of watercolor with children? See Virginia Tech senior Jett Hagy in action./p

'The Laramie Project' returns to Virginia Tech

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 23:00
div pThe School of Performing Arts will present The Laramie Project and The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later throughout the month of November in the Squires Studio Theatre as a part of their 2014-2015 Mainstage Theatre series./p /div

Classroom building construction to close Derring Lot and part of Perry Street beginning Nov. 8

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 23:00
pBecause the new classroom building will be located at the corner of West Campus Drive and Perry Street, most of the Derring Parking Lot will be permanently closed. As part of the project, Perry Street near West Campus Drive will be realigned and temporarily closed./p

Corps alumnus Maj. Kurt Rathgeb named Miami game Hokie Hero

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 23:00
pMaj. Kurt Rathgeb, U.S. Air Force is currently in Qatar on his fifth deployment./p

Daniel Slade named assistant professor of biochemistry

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 23:00
pDaniel Slade was a National Institutes of Health Fellow at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.#160;/p

Donations made at university bookstores can make a difference for local community members

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 23:00
div pIn the past five years, Virginia Tech employees have donated more than $1.3 million to hundreds of local organizations through the Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign./p /div

Neutrino scientists to receive more than $1 million of Jefferson Laboratory electron beam time

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 23:00
div pThe College of Science's Center for Neutrino Physics will receive nine days of beam time, valued at more than $1 million per week, to try to discover charge and space parity violation in neutrino physics./p /div

'Basetrack Live' explores the real impacts of war through music, film, images, and social media

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 23:00
div div div pPresented by the Center for the Arts on Saturday, Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m., the performance creates a powerful narrative about the impact of war on veterans and their families and community./p /div /div /div

Former vice chair of Federal Reserve to discuss economic outlook in Pamplin's BBT Lecture

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 23:00
pThe lecture series is part of a Pamplin College of Business teaching program to explore the foundations of capitalism and freedom./p

Journal published by doctoral students increases world readership

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 23:00
div pSPECTRA, the peer-reviewed online journal led by doctoral students in the Alliance for Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Thought, showcases interdisciplinary research and explores controversial topics./p /div

Mike Persia appointed assistant professor of animal and poultry sciences

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 23:00
pThe focus of Mike Persia's research program aims to increase the efficiency of poultry production through the characterization, understanding, and manipulation of bird digestive processes./p

Pamela B. Teaster joins Center for Gerontology

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 23:00
div pPamela B. Teaster's research examines elder and vulnerable-adult mistreatment, public and private guardianship, end-of-life issues and decision making, public policy, and public affairs./p /div

Vaccination for nicotine addiction being developed with National Institutes of Health grant

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 23:00
div pProfessor of Biological Systems Engineering Mike Zhang's research with a new vaccine may make nicotine addiction a relic of the 21st century, and give relief to the millions of smokers who are trying to kick the nicotine habit./p /div

Doctoral student Karen Strat's work on cocoa research may yield sweet benefits for health

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 23:00
pKaren Strat, a third-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Human, Nutrition, Foods and Exercise, is in the midst of research exploring the health benefits of cocoa with project principal investigator Andrew Neilson, an assistant professor of food science and technology./p

Emmanuel A. Frimpong named a Carnegie African Diaspora Fellow

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 23:00
pEmmanuel Frimpong, originally from Ghana, focuses on the ecology, life history, and distribution of freshwater fish with an emphasis on conservation and aquaculture./p

Song Li named assistant professor of crop and soil environmental sciences

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 23:00
pSong Li's laboratory is trying to understand how to extract biological meaningful features and make predictions from 'big data -- a topic that has become a major challenge for computational biology research./p

Student virtuoso to perform music from global competition at senior recital

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 23:00
pSenior Travis Whaley, a triple major in piano performance, music composition, and German language and literature, will include a piece he played in international competition at his recital this month./p