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Student team heads to Houston for NASA-sponsored planetary robotics competition

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 00:00
pA College of Engineering student team will participate in the 2014 RASC-AL Robo-Ops Challenge, an annual event sponsored by NASA and the National Institute of Aerospace./p

Veterinary college names Dr. Melinda McCall its 2014 Outstanding Recent Alumna

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 00:00
pTen years after her own graduation, Dr. Melinda McCall of Louisa, Virginia, returned to the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine to receive the 2014 Outstanding Recent Alumna Award./p

Vendors Needed for Blacksburg Fire Department Auxiliary’s Holiday Bazaar

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 03:00
Saturday, November 8,nbsp;9 am – 3 pm Blacksburg Fire Department Station 2, 2700 Prices Fork Road 10 x 10 Space Fees: $40; Only $35 if you register and pay by July 18! No other fees will be charged. No percentage of sales taken. All registration forms must be received...

Kathy Hosig named to Purdue University Alumni Hall of Fame

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 00:00
pThe Hall of Fame Award honors alumni who have made a significant contribution to the varied fields of foods and nutrition and established a unique record in their work and life. The Hall of Fame also honors the careers of those who have contributed to the growth and prominence of the department./p

Kimberly Dulaney receives award from the National Association of Educational Procurement

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 00:00
pA member of the Virginia Tech community since 2010, Kimberly Dulaney oversees existing campus contracts and negotiates substantial term contracts for university use./p

Work by researchers to monitor, protect bats critical as millions perish

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 00:00
pAn inter-agency team of researchers worked to determine the best placements of acoustic monitoring equipment to detect bat species that are affected by white-nose syndrome./p

Moss Arts Center gets green building certification

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 00:00
pThe center received a gold LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. It is the fourth Virginia Tech building to receive gold certification.#160;/p

Summer sessions 2014 illuminates with customized, educational experiences

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 00:00
div pVirginia Tech Summer Sessions 2014 debuts this week with more than 8,800 students enrolled in more than 760 course offerings during one or both of the six-week semesters./p /div

New programs and audience favorites featured during the Vocal Arts and Music Festival

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 00:00
div div pPresented by the Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech from June 11 to 28, the festival features special events, master classes, chamber music concerts, and a guest artist recital./p /div /div

Virginia Tech Board of Visitors to meet June 1 and 2

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 00:00
pIt will mark the first Virginia Tech Board of Visitors meeting with Timothy Sands as university president./p

From drones to dirt, women to wasps, Outbursts chronicles university engagement

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 00:00
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

Summer is construction season on campus

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 00:00
div pMore than 17 buildings on campus will be renovated or under construction this summer./p /div

Blacksburg Summer Arts Festival starts June 6

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 00:00
pThe 23rd annual Blacksburg Summer Arts Festival begins on June 6 and continues throughout the summer with music, live theatre, movies, and more. All events are free and open to the public./p

In memoriam: Geza Ifju, professor emeritus of wood science and forest products

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 00:00
div pThe founding head of the Department of Wood Science and Forest Products, Geza Ifju joined the university faculty in 1964, built a career in wood science and education, and led his department for 22 years./p /div

Risky business: Scientists seek to identify predictors of risky behaviors among teenagers

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 00:00
pWhat makes the adolescent brain so susceptible to taking risks? Virginia Tech scientists are recruiting as many as 150 teenagers to help them find out. #160;/p

Virginia Tech to host global forum on philosophy, engineering, and technology

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 00:00
pVirginia Tech is hosting an #160;international forum that will bring together about 100 philosophers and engineers in Blacksburg May 27-29./p

Governor announces the opening of Virginia Tech's research laboratory in India

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 00:00
pVirginia Tech's research laboratory in India opens with focus on energy harvesting./p

In memoriam: Lt. Gen. Howard M. Lane, Sr., former Commandant of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 00:00
pLt. Gen. Howard M. Lane, Sr., served as Commandant of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets for nine years./p

Recent graduate wins national dissertation award

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 00:00
div p align=leftRuoxi Chen won the Outstanding Dissertation Award from the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy for her dissertation, A cross-cultural study of never-married Chinese and American adults’ mate selection perceptions and criteria./p /div

Summer months remain busy for many employees

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 00:00
pStaff members across the Virginia Tech campus are working diligently to prepare for the 2014-15 academic year./p