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Conditional Use Permit requests for 2695 Prices Fork Road in Hethwood Square Shopping Center

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 03:00
The Town of Blacksburg has received a request for a Conditional Use Permit for a Financial Institution with drive-through and external speaker in the Hethwood Planned Residential District at 2695 Prices Fork Road, [Tax Map No. 284 A 12]. The lot is a vacant outparcel of the Hethwood Square Shopping...

In memoriam: John K. Costain, professor emeritus of geophysics, College of Science

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 00:00
pA memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday at McCoy Funeral Home in Blacksburg./p

Steve Lomaka of Virginia Tech's quadruplets prepares for senior year

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 00:00
pOne of Steve Lomaka's most memorable moments over the past three years at Virginia Tech was getting to play basketball with President Timothy D. Sands. He was really good, Lomaka said./p

Timothy Long selected as a Virginia Outstanding Scientist for 2015

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 00:00
pThe director of the Virginia Tech Macromolecules Interfaces Institute will be honored as a Virginia Outstanding Scientist for 2015 by Gov. Terry McAuliffe and the Science Museum of Virginia on Thursday in Richmond./p

Top Virginia Tech graduate students honored with awards

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 00:00
pThe Virginia Tech Graduate School honored the university's top doctoral and master's degree students at an awards dinner during Graduate Education Week./p

Video: New generation of Virginia Tech students boosts town of Buchanan

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 00:00
pTwenty years ago, Harry Gleason, then a Virginia Tech student, created a growth plan for the town. Today, graduate students are making key changes to Buchanan's comprehensive plan.#160;/p

Virginia Tech, U.S. Small Business Administration partner to teach entrepreneurship to veterans

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 00:00
pVirginia Tech was selected to host Boots to Business because of its support to the military community and traditions with the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets./p

Awards will honor student entrepreneurs

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 00:00
pVirginia Tech students, faculty, staff, and alumni are invited to nominate a student for one of the six awards, which will be awarded April 23./p

CEO and environmental advocate to discuss working with coal industry for social change

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 00:00
pTom Clarke's April 20 talk is the focus of the Pamplin College of Business Del Alamo/Hogan Symposium on Business Ethics./p

John E. Taylor's research on networks in constructed facilities earns award

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 00:00
pJohn E. Taylor was selected for the award because of his broad and deep, path-breaking research on the effects of dynamic interpersonal and inter-organizational networks on the outcomes of constructed facilities over their lifecycle./p

Sarah Ovink receives National Science Foundation Faculty Early Development (CAREER) Award

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 00:00
div pThe assistant professor of sociology will study inequalities in college achievement and subsequent career success among women and underrepresented minorities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields./p /div

Skin microbiome may hold answers to protect threatened golden frogs from lethal fungus

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 00:00
pA team of researchers found that golden frogs who were able to survive a deadly fungus had unique bacterial communities on their skin, a finding that could one day help protect the endangered species./p

Visiting First Main? Blacksburg Transit can get you there!

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 03:00
The Main Street route provides service from the Virginia Tech Campus (Squires East) along South Main Street and back with convenient stops near the Kent Square parking garage and the First amp; Main complex. To learn more about the route, times and frequency of the Main Street route please visit:...

Anne Staples wins Fulbright Scholarship to study coral reefs in Israel

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 00:00
pAnne Staples will to travel to Israel to study the way water moves through corals, which are increasingly threatened as oceans become warmer, more acidic, and more polluted./p

Grant brings Campus Kitchen to Virginia Tech

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 00:00
pThe Campus Kitchen will help expand university efforts to take excess food headed to the trash and redistribute it to hunger relief organizations. It will be fully run by student volunteers./p

Living Library showcases unique perspectives and diversity on campus

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 00:00
Living Library will feature members of the university community as live storytellers, sharing their unique experiences. The event intends to encourage dialogue, promote understanding, and reduce prejudice.

Panel discussion next week highlights women who conduct interdisciplinary research

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 00:00
pThe Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science is hosting a panel next week highlighting women in interdisciplinary research./p

Student, faculty collaboration the key to campus planning for 2035

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 00:00
pAs the university considers campus planning for the next 20 years, the task force suggests implementation of a campus commons initiative that establishes multiple hubs or neighborhoods of energy and engagement.#160;#160;/p

Virginia Tech partners with Trane to launch Sustainability Institute

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 00:00
pThe university's College of Natural Resources and Environment is launching the new initiative with a corporate partner./p

CUP 15-0004: Drive-through restaurant with external speaker 1200 S. Main St.

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 03:00
The Blacksburg Planning and Building Department has received a Conditional Use Permit request for restaurant drive-in, (drive-through), restaurant with external speaker in the General Commercial, (GC), zoning district on approximately 0.448 acres at 1200 S. Main St.; (Tax Parcel 287-19-1); by Aces,...