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Veterinary students to present Community Dog Wash on Sept. 28

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 23:00
pStudents at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine are offering the Community Dog Wash on a first-come, first-served basis. No appointments are necessary./p

Virginia Science Festival launches at Virginia Tech Saturday, Oct. 4

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 23:00
pFamilies across Virginia will enjoy hands-on experiences, live performances, interactive demonstrations, and family-oriented science entertainment designed to inspire a wonder in science for all ages./p

Y. Thomas Hou named Bradley Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 23:00
pA member of the Virginia Tech faculty since 2002, Y. Thomas Hou has done pioneering work in network systems and has made significant contributions in the areas of video streaming, Internet quality-of-service, wireless sensor networks, and cross-layer optimization for wireless networks./p

Charles Dye joins School of Performing Arts faculty

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 23:00
div pCharles Dye's scholarship focuses on non-fiction and fiction film production. He will teach digital cinema production and documentary theory and production./p /div

Eugene F. Brown honored with emeritus status

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 23:00
pA member of the Virginia Tech community since 1969, Brown conducted research in fluid mechanics and heat transfer. In recent years, he played an instrumental role in the recent establishment of the College of Engineering's graduate program in nuclear engineering./p

Proposed Multi-Modal Transit Facility to become the transit hub for campus

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 23:00
divThe proposed 12,000-square-foot facility, to be built by Blacksburg Transit, will be located on Perry Street adjacent to the existing parking garage./div

Saving crops, trees, and even towns, Outbursts covers Virginia Tech outreach monthly

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 23:00
div pRead how Virginia Tech helps boost unmanned aircraft technology, women in the fields of agriculture, farmers battling bugs, and high school students intent on climbing to new heights./p /div

Thomas R. Fox named Honorable Garland Gray Professor of Forestry

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 23:00
pA member of the Virginia Tech faculty since 2000, Thomas R. Fox has received international attention for his work in sustainable management of forest plantations in North and South America./p

Video: New executive chef combines down-home hospitality with upscale sophistication

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 23:00
pTake a 90-second look at the new executive chef at The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center.#160;/p

Virginia Cooperative Extension Day at state fair to feature exhibits, hands-on activities for families

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 23:00
div pVirginia Cooperative Extension Day will be held Sunday, Sept. 28, from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. at the Meadow Event Park in Doswell. The event will feature a variety of educational exhibits.#160;/p /div

Bacterial infection models provide clues potentially useful for controlling gastric ailments

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 23:00
pResearchers at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute and Vanderbilt University Medical School are unraveling the mysteries of a bacterial infection associated with stomach ulcers and other problems./p

Engineers study bats to improve aviation travel

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 23:00
pGraduate student Yuan Lin is working with Nicole Abaid to develop an air traffic control algorithm inspired by nature. They believe research on bat swarming behaviors can positively impact today's air traffic control system./p

From Peru to Zambia, new study abroad programs tempt students

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 23:00
pOn average, 1,000 students participate in an international program each year. This year's fair, to be held Wednesday, Sept. 24, will introduce even more students to the possibility of going abroad during their time at Virginia Tech./p

Katharine Cleland appointed assistant professor of English

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 23:00
pKatharine Cleland’s research focuses on English Renaissance literature, particularly on the drama and epic genres, and the topics of gender, sexuality, and the Protestant Reformation/p

Linda Anderson honored with emerita status

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 23:00
pA member of the Virginia Tech community since 1987, Anderson made significant contributions to the understanding of the works of Shakespeare through her research on his plays./p

Susan Sterett named associate director of research, director of the Metropolitan Institute

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 23:00
div pSusan Sterett’s scholarship focuses on the mobilization of law in administrative states,#160;within both appellate courts and on the ground.#160;Most recently, her research has centered on legal mobilization after disaster./p /div

Virginia Tech names new engineering building Goodwin Hall in recognition of a record donation

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 23:00
div pVirginia Tech has renamed its Signature Engineering Building, now called Goodwin Hall, in recognition of the philanthropy of Alice and Bill Goodwin of Richmond, Virginia./p /div

Christine Fiori named a Preston and Catherine White Fellow

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 23:00
pA member of the Virginia Tech community since 2007, Christine Fiori coordinates the undergraduate degree program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.#160;/p

First-year cadets selected to receive the flags at the Georgia Tech game

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 23:00
div pCadets Nicholas Masella, Robyn Schneider, and Matthew Thompson were selected for the honor of receiving the flags at the Virginia Tech versus Georgia Tech football game./p /div

Flu vaccination clinics available for students, employees, and general public

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 23:00
pVirginia Tech's Schiffert Health Center#160;and Department of Human Resources will be hosting flu immunization clinics in October./p