pWhen proteins have to wait in line for an enzyme to recycle them into new proteins, they look for alternative routes. These routes can cause problems with development, inflammation, and even cancer. Finding a way to alleviate the queues is the work of Will Mather, assistant professor of physics at Virginia Tech./p
pLast year's Relay For Life included more than 6,000 participants and sponsors who raised more than $550,000 for the American Cancer Society. This year, the goal is to increase the number of participants to 6,500 and money raised to $650,000./p
In his first-ever talk in Virginia, internationally known artist Kehinde Wiley will speak about the scope and meaning of his work in what has been one of the most remarkable artistic careers of recent times. He approaches individuals in the street and places them into the role of aristocracy through his art.
pSince taking the helm in July 2013, Sumichrast has embarked on a torrid pace of change. He likes a fast pace, he says. But his moves also reflect his desire to make the most of the momentum he currently has, including the keen interest and enthusiastic response he has received from Pamplin faculty and staff, students, and alumni./p
pDevi Parikh's $150,000 U.S. Army Research Office Young Investigators' Award seeks to improve computer programs that use facial or image recognition systems, and to create methods for computer programs to communicate failures as they happen/p
pSix undergraduates, representing four undergraduate colleges at Virginia Tech, were awarded ACC Creativity and Innovation grants to support undergraduate research and creativity scholarship opportunities, ranging from bench research to film making./p
pIn its search for truth, science often finds beauty as well. The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute's Spring 2014 art exhibition will explore the intertwining of science and art./p