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Alumni attest to why English majors are the 'hot new hires'

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 23:00
div pEngineers, information technology executives, lawyers, school superintendents, and college presidents are among the alumni who majored in English now on campus to talk to current students./p /div

Bob Hicok a finalist for Library of Virginia award

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 23:00
div pElegy Owed, the latest work of poetry by Virginia Tech's Bob Hicok, has been nominated for a Library of Virginia Literary Award./p /div

Dilip K. Shome honored with emeritus status

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 23:00
div pDilip Shome served as head of the Department of Finance, Insurance, and Business Law from 1996 to 2000. During this term, the department achieved some of the highest levels of research productivity in elite finance journals due to Shome’s focus on reserach./p /div

Eastern hemlocks that have survived insect infestation have a story to tell

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 23:00
div pResearchers in the College of Natural Resources and Environment found that in some environments, eastern hemlock trees infested with the invasive hemlock woolly adelgid can continue to grow, despite the odds against them./p /div

Ellen Plummer, Frank Shushok appointed to state task force on combating campus sexual violence

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 23:00
div pThe Governor’s Task Force on Combating Campus Sexual Violence is expected to work on best practice recommendations, including how sexual violence complaints should be investigated and resolved.#160;/p /div

Jung Eun Lee joins Department of Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management faculty

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 23:00
pJung Eun Lee's research interests include price promotion and advertisement, specifically, how they affect customer perceptions and behaviors; and small businesses. She will teach fashion presentation techniques and fashion analysis and communications./p

Researcher seeks to improve college experience for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 23:00
pResearchers with the Virginia Tech Center for Autism Research are working with students and family members to create a blueprint for helping those with Autism Spectrum Disorder be successful in college./p

Third annual TEDxVirginiaTech will bring together faculty, students, and alumni to Moss Arts Center

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 23:00
div pVirginia Tech faculty, students, and alumni will spearhead the third annual TEDxVirginiaTech as part of a special evening event on Thursday, Nov. 20, at the Moss Arts Center./p /div

Amy Pruden receives innovation award and grant for her work in water quality

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 23:00
div pAmy Pruden will use the award grant to help the water industry achieve an innovative and practical approach to achieving water sustainability while also addressing consumers' concerns about the real and growing problem of antibiotic resistance./p /div

Board of visitors approves resolution affirming commitment to inclusion and diversity

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 23:00
pVirginia Tech will now include gender identity and gender expression in its non-discrimination policy./p

Carl Prather honored with emeritus status

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 23:00
pIn the classroom, Carl Prather taught a variety of mathematics classes with an enthusiasm for mathematics and with a theatrical flair that were widely recognized and appreciated by his students./p

Fantasy, song, and spectacle blend for 'The Three Feathers,' a new musical work for children

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 23:00
div div div div pThe Center for the Arts presents a musical tale that takes place in a mysterious world inhabited by a king, his three princess daughters, and courtiers. The story takes audiences of all ages on a journey through the fantastical underworld kingdom of the Frog Prince and his chorus of rats, bats, and frogs./p /div /div /div /div

Linda Wallace reappointed as John and Angela Emery Junior Faculty Fellow

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 23:00
div pLinda Wallace has published 20 papers and her research as been presented at several national and international conferences. She has been a reviewer for many of the leading journals in information systems and an associate editor for Information Systems Journal since 2009./p /div

Michael D. Kelly joins School of Education faculty

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 23:00
div pMichael D. Kelly's research interests include school law, principal internships, and school resource officer relations. He will teach courses on school law, school finance, and curriculum supervision.#160;/p /div

Two cadets selected to travel with football team to highlight the colors at North Carolina game

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 23:00
pCadets Robert Skinker and Joseph Holman were selected by the cadet chain-of-command to represent the Corps of Cadets and the university at the away football game versus the University of North Carolina./p

Virginia Tech and Virginia Cooperative Extension offer workshop on agroforestry practices

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 23:00
div div pThe day-long workshop to be held Saturday, Nov. 8 in Warrenton, Virginia, will cover the agroforestry practices of silvopasture and riparian buffers./p /div /div

2014 annual notice on campus safety, emergency notification reports

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 23:00
pVirginia Tech is committed to assisting all members of the university community in providing for their own safety and security./p

Daniel W. Mosser honored with emeritus status

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 23:00
div pA member of the Virginia Tech community since 1985, Daniel W. Mosser's scholarship added to the understanding of medieval English literature and manuscripts through his work on Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales./p /div

Hokie families return to campus Oct. 3 through 5 for Fall Family Weekend

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 23:00
pMore than 3,700 family members have registered to attend this annual event which is supported by#160;the Hokie Parent Fund./p

Randy Heflin named associate dean for research and graduate studies in College of Science

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 23:00
pThe College of Science at Virginia Tech has selected Professor of Physics Randy Heflin to be the new Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies./p