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Hume Center names Jonathan Black associate director of research for aerospace systems

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 23:00
div pJonathan Black will lead the center's research in unmanned aircraft and spacecraft, including the design and construction of a new ground station to facilitate small satellite missions.#160;#160;#160;/p /div

Patent attorney to give keynote address at Science, Technology, and Law Symposium

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 23:00
pJeff Vockrodt, a registered patent attorney, will give the keynote address and will discuss how the new Leahy-Smith America Invents Act is changing the patent landscape in the United States.#160;/p

Research aims to preserve Great Plains by preventing woody shrubs from taking over

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 23:00
pThe research project, funded with a $1.3 million National Science Foundation grant, includes looking at governmental policies and social attitudes on the use of fire to reduce the vulnerability of grasslands to the invasion of woody plants./p

The Brentano String Quartet performs classical works by Mozart, Bartók, and Schubert

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 23:00
div div div div pThe Center for the Arts presents a concert that will feature some of the extensive repertoire by the acclaimed quartet on Sunday, Nov. 2 at 2 p.m./p /div /div /div /div

Advances in 'tumor engineering' lead to grant to improve drug therapy

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 23:00
pCertain malignant tumors have illustrated an ability to evolve in such a way that they are able to resist therapy in relatively fast time frames./p

Governor's Award nominee Mary Hunter recognized for significantly improving efficiency, effectiveness

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 23:00
pMary Hunter's work has allowed several departments across campus to improve some of their most critical financial procedures./p

Kiho Lee named assistant professor of animal and poultry sciences

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 23:00
pKiho Lee's research focuses on early embryonic development in pigs. He previously served as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Missouri, Columbia, in the Division of Animal Science./p

New online tool will help university offices be even greener

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 23:00
div pThe Green Office Certification Program is a web-based effort to help offices reduce waste and energy use. The program starts today./p /div

Three first-year cadets selected to receive the flags at the Miami game

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 23:00
pCadets Michael Davella, Bryan Marceau, and Joshua Porter of First Battalion were selected to receive the flags from the football team prior to the Miami game./p

Tyler Walters named founding director of SHARE initiative

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 23:00
div pSHARE, which stands for SHared Access Research Ecosystem, is a collaborative initiative of the Association of Research Libraries, the Association of American Universities, and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities to provide the public with open, online access to research and scholarship./p /div

Corps alumnus Master Sgt. Joseph Warren II named Pittsburgh game Hokie Hero

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 23:00
pMaster Sgt. Joseph Warren II, U.S. Army is currently in Afghanistan on his fourth combat deployment./p

Eric L. Moore to oversee testing at Language and Culture Institute

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 23:00
pEric L. Moore will be responsible for the overall operation, management, and coordination of the Language and Culture Institute's assessment programs./p

Lane Hall added to Virginia Landmarks Register

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 23:00
pBuilt in 1888, Lane Hall is one of the oldest buildings on campus and an important part of the Corps of Cadets' history./p

National Cattlemen's chief veterinarian hails from veterinary college's charter class

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 23:00
pDr. Kathy Simmons, who is a leading voice for animal care and regulatory issues#160;in her role as chief veterinarian for the National Cattlemen's Beef Association, graduated from the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine's founding Class of 1984./p

Popular wilderness area requires intensive management to remain natural

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 23:00
pRecreation ecologist Jeff Marion revisited dozens of campsites in Minnesota's Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness that he had surveyed for his doctoral research in 1982./p

Vivica Kraak named assistant professor of human nutrition, foods, and exercise

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 23:00
div pThe focus of Vivica Kraak's research and teaching explores U.S. and international food and nutrition policies./p /div

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet blends classical and contemporary dance for a distinctive performance

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 23:00
div div div pThe Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech presents the dance company, which will bring its bold vision supported by top choreographers, groundbreaking works, and virtuoso dancers to the Moss Arts Center on Thursday, Oct. 30 at 7:30 p.m./p /div /div /div

Brandi Watkins appointed assistant professor of communication

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 23:00
pBrandi Watkins’ research interests include the use and influence of social media to build relationships between organizations and their public/p

Dr. Joseph T. Moskal to head Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 23:00
pAn internationally acclaimed surgeon, Dr. Joseph T. Moskal will chair the new Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine./p

Ridenour Conference explores resilience as rallying point for research, planning and policy making

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 23:00
pThe two-day agenda includes guest speakers and panelists who engage distinct components of resilience: government agencies, urban real estate construction and development, and financial dimensions./p