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Student team wins NASA design contest with unmanned aircraft fueled by liquid hydrogen

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 00:00
divThe competition was part of a senior capstone design course sequence in the Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering./div

Veterinary college's Class of 2018 kicks off next four years at 'white coat' ceremony

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 00:00
pLast week, the new veterinary students completed a full schedule of orientation activities designed to produce well-rounded and professional veterinary students./p

Blacksburg Farmers Market

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 11:00
The Blacksburg Farmers Market offers local foods, crafts, flowers, music, and more in the heart of downtown Blacksburg! Come support your local farmers and artists and enjoy the benefits of a strengthened community, healthy living, and support for responsible business practices. For more...

Douglas F. Cannon honored by Public Relations Society of America

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 00:00
div pOne of 15 inductees for 2014, Douglas F. Cannon is the first full-time Virginia Tech communication faculty member elected to the College of Fellows.#160;/p /div

Land managers to gain tools to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 00:00
pProfessor Stephen Prisley served on a team that developed science-based methods to quantify changes in greenhouse gas emissions and carbon storage following a change in land or forest management./p

Speckled beetle key to saving crops in Ethiopia

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 00:00
div pA Virginia Tech-led program has unleashed a new weapon in the fight against hunger in eastern Africa: a tiny speckled beetle, which feeds on a highly destructive invasive weed./p /div

Susan G. Magliaro named to state education panel

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 00:00
pA statewide panel of education leaders including Virginia Tech Professor Susan G. Magliaro is studying reforms to how student achievement is measured.#160;/p

Virginia Tech Magazine revisits firsts in the university's history

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 00:00
pThe summer edition of Virginia Tech Magazine explores firsts in Virginia Tech history, talks to Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine's first 40 doctors, and visits a lab measuring how and why humans react emotionally to food./p

Historic Lecture: Price House Lawn Party

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 21:30
Come to the lawn at the Price House to hear about this significant historic home in the 16 Squares, learn more about the 16 Squares history and how you can play a role in its preservation and continued success as a wonderful neighborhood. For more information, contact the Blacksburg...

CUP for Research and Development use at North End development

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 03:00
The Town of Blacksburg has received an application for a Conditional Use Permit, (CUP 14-0007), at 460 Turner Street, Suite 303 in the North End development, (formerly Collegiate Square), for Research and Development use within the Downtown Commercial zoning district. Suite 303 is 9,253 square feet...

First clinical trial for new skin wound-healing compound is a success

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 00:00
div pHeart research leads to unexpected discovery of a new drug for healing skin ulcers, according to scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute./p /div

Strengths-based approach gains momentum at Virginia Tech

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 00:00
div pWhile fixing weaknesses prevents failure, it is strengths-building that promotes success. Virginia Tech is the first university to partner with Gallup Inc. to make the Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment tool available to all students, faculty, and staff campus-wide./p /div

Test of VT Alerts scheduled for all campuses Aug. 28

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 00:00
pThe system will be tested on the Blacksburg campus and at university facilities located in six regions across Virginia./p

Tricia Smith, Anthony Scott fill key positions in the Division of Student Affairs

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 00:00
div divTwo new directors are named in the Division of Student Affairs to help lead the division's commitment to inclusion and diversity./div /div

Market Square Jam

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 23:00
Blacksburg’s Market Square Jam is an official Crooked Road affiliated venue that provides fun and entertainment on Wednesday evenings, June through September. The Jam takes place at Market Square Park from 8-10pm. Catering to traditional old time and bluegrass music, the Market Square...

Blacksburg Farmers Market

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 17:00
The Blacksburg Farmers Market offers local foods, crafts, flowers, music, and more in the heart of downtown Blacksburg! Come support your local farmers and artists and enjoy the benefits of a strengthened community, healthy living, and support for responsible business practices. For more...

DMV 2 Go Bus at the Blacksburg Community Center

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 12:00
The DMV 2 Go Bus will be at the Blacksburg Community Center parking lot, 725 Patrick Henry Drive, Wednesday, August 20, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. DMV 2 Go is a mobile customer service center ready to bring DMV services to Virginians at convenient locations. For more information, visit...

First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe kicks off Eat Smart, Move More campaign in Richmond

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 00:00
div pFirst Lady Dorothy McAuliffe helped launch the statewide campaign known as Eat Smart, Move More in Richmond Aug. 15./p /div

Matthew Mayotte appointed director of Student Athlete Academic Support Services

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 00:00
pMatthew Mayotte previously served as director of Student-Athlete Services at Troy University in Alabama. Student Athlete Academic Support Services at Virginia Tech supports more than 500 student-athletes on 22 teams each year in addition to student athletic trainers and spirit squads./p

New genetic test may change how brain cancer is treated, researchers say

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 00:00
div pResearchers at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute have found new brain cancer markers in microsatellite regions of the human genome -- often referred to as junk DNA -- that may yield easier, faster, and cheaper diagnostics for brain cancer./p /div