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Virginia Tech among 150 Best Value Colleges on The Princeton Review's 2014 list

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 01:00
pVirginia Tech was selected based on outstanding academics, low cost of attendance, and generous financial aid. About 76 percent of Virginia Tech students receive some form of financial aid./p

Virginia Tech to be university partner in semiconductor innovation institute

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 01:00
pVirginia Tech will lead the power electronics research and applications thrust of the Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute./p

Corps of Cadets to honor graduating seniors during 71st annual Senior Banquet and Military Ball

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 01:00
pA special event for all cadets, it is particularly meaningful for the graduating senior class that will be honored first at the Senior Banquet and then later when all seniors are presented to the entire corps at the Military Ball./p

Guohua Cao secures NSF CAREER award to pursue sophisticated imaging technology

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 01:00
pVirginia Tech biomedical engineering faculty member Guohua Cao, director of the X-Ray Systems Laboratory, is leading an effort to develop a new type of X-ray scanner that is an unprecedented 5-D technology./p

Nominations now accepted for the Presidential Principles of Community Award

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 01:00
pThe award recognizes faculty and staff who exemplify the Principles of Community and have demonstrated an impact on diversity and inclusion at Virginia Tech./p

Student representatives serve on front lines of university leadership

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 01:00
pErica Wood and Nick Warrington have served as student representatives on the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors during a year when new university president Timothy Sands was recruited and selected. Both agree their experience has been remarkable.#160;/p

Veterinary college's popular therapy dog program inspires others to start their own

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 01:00
pTherapy dogs have been making appearances in the community and on Virginia Tech's campus for almost two years. However, it was their appearance on Facebook that served as the impetus for Old Dominion University students to model the popular program on the Norfolk campus./p

Women's Center celebrates 20th anniversary with events throughout the spring semester

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 01:00
div pThe Women's Center will host an open house, women's history campus walking tour, women's day of service, Lunafest, and Health and Wellness Chocolate Festival this semester in honor of 20 years of service./p /div

Zachary Grasley looks to improve structural safety in bridges

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 01:00
pZachary Grasley is a researcher who is attempting to gain a better understanding of mechanical properties, specifically for loading effects related to materials containing cement, a prevalent material in the nation's infrastructure./p

Jan. 28-29: Winter weather-related information, closures and cancelations announced

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 01:00
pUniversity centers in Virginia Beach, Newport News, and Richmond will close early today due to winter weather. The Virginia Beach and Newport News centers will remain closed on Wednesday, Jan. 29./p

Camillo Mariani earns National Science Foundation CAREER Award

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 01:00
pThe award, for research on neutrino interactions in matter, includes an educational component to create a QuarkNet center at Virginia Tech to attract high school teachers and students with an emphasis on neutrino physics./p

Genetically diverse cancer cells key to brain tumor resistance, bioscience researchers discover

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 01:00
pA multi-university research team found that gene abnormalities in brain tumor cells increase the tumor's ability to resist treatment, a discovery that sheds light on efforts to develop better cancer treatments./p

Hurricane Sandy may prove to be a blessing for the tiny piping plover

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 01:00
pThe threatened shorebird is expected to move into new habitats created by the superstorm./p

Monthly student forums encourage open dialogue

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 01:00
div pVice President for Student Affairs Patty Perillo hosts open student forums, the first Wednesday of every month./p /div

Recycle and help Virginia Tech win a national championship

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 01:00
pVirginia Tech will participate in RecycleMania, a competition between colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada to see who can recycle and reduce waste the most.#160;/p

Three Virginia Tech buildings receive awards

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 01:00
pThe buildings recognized were Henderson Hall and the Theatre 101 addition, Kelly Hall, and Lavery Hall./p

Andrew McCoy listed among Mid-Atlantic Top 20 Under 40

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 01:00
pAndrew McCoy, an associate professor in the Myers-Lawson School of Construction and director of the Virginia Center for Housing Research at Virginia Tech, received the top-20 recognition from Engineering News-Record based on his industry experience, leadership, and community service./p

Community members invited to celebrate 50th anniversary of Civil Rights Act

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 01:00
pThe series of events is designed to raise awareness about civil rights and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 are free and open to the public./p

Culture, politics, and local heritage of coal converge for 'The Miners' Hymns'

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 01:00
div pSpecial lobby events precede the performance on Saturday, Feb. 8 at 8 p.m./p /div

Mock DUI event to show dangers of distracted and drunken driving scheduled for Jan. 29

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 01:00
pThe event is free and open to the public. Flashing lights and sirens on emergency vehicles will be used during the drill. #160;/p