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Pamplin launches new centers to study big data and entrepreneurship

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 00:00
pDeloitte is a founding sponsor and advisory board member of the Center for Business Intelligence and Analytics; a director is being sought for the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship./p

Queuing theory helps physicist understand protein recycling

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 00:00
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

Stephanie Myrick receives 2014 College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Outstanding Senior Award

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 00:00
pDemonstrating a talent for research, Stephanie Myrick has served as a research assistant and completed a six-week summer research internship on conservation agriculture in Ecuador last year.#160;/p

2014 Virginia Tech Relay For Life sets highest goals to date

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 00:00
div div 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 /div /div

Andrea Ledesma receives 2014 College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences Outstanding Senior Award

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 00:00
pA member of the University Honors program, Andrea Ledesma received the 2013 Department of History prize for the best undergraduate historical research./p

Artist Kehinde Wiley to speak at Moss Arts Center April 21

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 00:00
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.

Catherine Goggins wins Udall Scholarship

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 00:00
pCatherine Goggins, a junior majoring in agricultural and applied economics, has won a 2014 Udall Scholarship. She is one of 50 students, and the only one from Virginia, to receive the award./p

Lavender Ceremony celebrates graduates and allies

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 00:00
pLGBT graduates encouraged to register for the 6th Annual Lavender Commencement Ceremony by May 1./p

Pamplin dean charts a new course for the college

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 00:00
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

Elaine Flory receives 2014 Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine Outstanding Graduate Award

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 00:00
pElaine Flory was the recipient of the Dr. Jocelyn Leighty Rodgers Memorial Scholarship and the Andrea Walnes Memorial Scholarship./p

Engineering's Devi Parikh seeks to lessen failures in computerized visual recognition programs

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 00:00
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

Institute for Policy and Governance to study behavioral health education and planning in the New River Valley

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 00:00
div pVirginia Tech's Institute for Policy and Governance is one of 10 groups nationwide awarded a grant for behavioral health planning and education./p /div

More than 200 community singers perform Mendelssohn's epic musical drama 'Elijah'

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 00:00
div pPresented by the Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech and the Blacksburg Master Chorale, the concert will be May 3./p /div

Six undergraduate students awarded 2013-14 ACC Creativity and Innovation Fellowships

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 00:00
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

Special test of VT Alerts scheduled for all campuses April 24

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 00:00
pVirginia Tech will send three messages as part of a special full-scale test of its VT Alerts. The three messages will allow the university to evaluate new alert systems./p

Students active in gender and technology conference

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 00:00
pFrom logistics to tech support to creation of a 3-D printed figure, student involvement is a vital component of the upcoming conference on gender, bodies, and technology./p

Adrianne Engel receives 2014 College of Natural Resources and Environment Outstanding Senior Award

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 00:00
pAdrianne Engel participated in an undergraduate research experience, was a volunteer and intern at the National Weather Service in Blacksburg, and has experience as a storm chaser.#160;/p

Art show to explore intersection of science and art

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 00:00
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

Chris Kiwus named associate vice president and chief facilities officer

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 00:00
pChristopher Kiwus will oversee maintenance and development of more than 2,600 acres and 125 buildings and will be responsible for the current $150 million capital project program./p

Gene removal could have implications beyond plant science

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 00:00
pThe ability to remove or replace single genes within a plant could hold the key to treating disease states within humans according to Virginia Tech biological scientist Zachary Nimchuk./p