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Green building class benefits area high schools, Habitat for Humanity

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 01:00
div pVirginia Tech students developed teaching materials -- creating models, posters, and interactive displays -- to demonstrate green building concepts to high school students who are building a house for Habitat for Humanity./p /div

Virginia Tech helped hatch modern turkey industry

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 01:00
pThe modern turkey industry started with a relationship between a researcher at Virginia Tech and a Virginia Cooperative Extension agent in the 1920s. That kind of relationship continues today as the university and Extension work together to put knowledge into the hands of people around the world./p

Virginia Tech's 'What Happened to the Dream?' celebration honors Martin Luther King's legacy

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 01:00
pJerry Gaines, a member of the Virginia Tech Class of 1971, the first full-scholarship African American athlete to attend the university, and the first African American to be inducted into the Virginia Tech Sports Hall of Fame, will give the keynote address on Tuesday, Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. in Haymarket Theater of Squires Student Center./p

Design competition provides valuable experience for third-year architecture students

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 01:00
div pA relationship forged between a professional organization for educational facility planners and Virginia Tech’s architecture faculty has created a competition that provides valuable experience for architecture students./p /div

Two hotels, one festive holiday season

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 01:00
pBuffets, a charity ball, a tree display, and breakfast with Santa are on the holiday lineup./p

Virginia Tech researchers develop GenoSIGHT software for 'smart' microscopes

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 01:00
pGenoSIGHT, a new open source software developed at Virginia Bioinformatics Institute, allows researchers to better control and monitor experiments by making microscopes smarter..#160;/p

Virginia Tech strengthens international travel procedures to further safeguard students and faculty

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 01:00
pNew procedures governing travel are to be implemented over the next 12 months and include hiring new staff members in the Global Education Office and VT Engage./p

Class of 2014: Siddhartha Roy seeks to be 'the future of water'

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 01:00
div pGraduate student Siddhartha Roy will receive his master's degree in environmental engineering Dec. 19 and will go on to pursue a doctorate in civil engineering while balancing service projects aimed to transform wastewater systems in underdeveloped countries./p /div

Geologist Esteban Gazel earns Top 40 under 40 accolade

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 01:00
pEsteban Gazel’s recent research includes measuring the content of volatile elements within volcanoes and its implication in violent volcanic activity./p

Mosquitoes and malaria: Scientists pinpoint how biting cousins have grown apart

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 01:00
pThe discovery by an international team including Fralin Life Science Institute researchers will advance understanding about the biological differences between mosquitoes and how species might be more precisely controlled to stop malaria./p

Class of 2014: Shaun Taylor's commitment to serving others undergirds future career goals

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 01:00
pShaun Taylor's many commitments that have served others in so many ways have prepared him for success once he graduates from Virginia Tech Dec. 19./p

Physicist Giti Khodaparast awarded $1.2 million to study high performance materials

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 01:00
pGiti Khodaparast, an associate professor in the Department of Physics, has been awarded $1,199,998 over three years by the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research to probe high performance materials./p

West End Market boasts gingerbread house modeled after local historic inn

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 01:00
div pDining Services staff members created a gingerbread house modeled after Yellow Sulphur Springs, the historic inn located in the New River Valley. The creation weighs close to 400 pounds and will be on display in West End Market through Dec. 19./p /div

Winter Session 2015 energized with unique, customized course offerings

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 01:00
pWhile enrollment remains open through Dec. 27, the first day of Winter Session, students are encouraged to enroll now to ensure course preferences are met./p

2015 calendar displays work of fish and wildlife graduate students

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 01:00
pStudents in the Fish and Wildlife Graduate Student Association are selling a 2015 calendar that showcases their work around the world./p

In Memoriam: John Grado, alumnus and namesake of Virginia Tech's Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 01:00
pJohn Grado, namesake of Virginia Tech's Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, died Thursday, Nov. 27. He was 87./p

Rohsaan Settle named director for student conduct

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 01:00
div pRohsaan Settle will lead a department fosters personal growth and the development of life skills by holding students and student organizations accountable for conduct inconsistent with the expectations of the university community./p /div

Sophomore Elizabeth Henry extends holiday spirit to children worldwide

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 01:00
pElizabeth Henry has collected more than 900 boxes filled with gifts for children in the past four years. She brought this project to Virginia Tech last year and has received support from numerous faculty members and organization leaders./p

Students gain business and entrepreneurial skills through Kohl Centre experience

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 01:00
pNamed in honor of Professor Emeritus David Kohl, the Kohl Centre provides students with opportunities to engage in strategic and tactical decision-making processes specific to existing needs identified by firms or individuals./p

Jack Davis ranked among 30 most admired educators by DesignIntelligence

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 01:00
div pJack Davis is one of 30 educators in the nation recognized for excellence in education and administration by DesignIntelligence magazine.#160;#160;/p /div