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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

Hokie Nation preps for Homecoming 2014

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 23:00
pVoting for homecoming king and queen begins on Monday, Sept. 22 at 8 a.m. and the winners will be announced at halftime during Saturday’s homecoming game vs. Western Michigan./p

Katie Carmichael joins Department of English faculty

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 23:00
div div pKatie Carmichael conducts research on sociolinguistics with a focus on how speakers express and construct their identities through language use./p /div /div

Popular Science names College of Engineering's Nicole Abaid as one of 2014’s Brilliant 10

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 23:00
div pPopular Science magazine has named Nicole Abaid of Virginia Tech's Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics as one of its 2014 Brilliant 10.#160;/p /div

Spheres magazine focuses on College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences achievers

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 23:00
div pThe theme of latest issue of Spheres magazine is faculty, staff, students, and alumni honored for exceptional achievement in their fields: teaching, research, local and international engagement./p /div

All Virginia Tech alumnae in New York City invited to Pamplin networking event

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 23:00
divThe event, Women in Business, will be held Thursday, Sept. 25, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the offices of Morgan Stanley at 1585 Broadway in New York./div

New Cadet class to complete first phase of training with Caldwell March

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 23:00
pMore than 330 cadets will follow in the footsteps of the first cadet, Addison Caldwell, as they march the Fall Caldwell March on Saturday, Oct. 4./p

Blacksburg ranked fourth happiest small place in America

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 23:00
div pBecause of it's award-winning services, reasonable cost of living, safety, moderate climate, and abundant leisure activities, Blacksburg is consistently ranked among the country's best places to live, strengthening Virginia Tech's ability to consistently attract and retain high-caliber faculty and staff./p /div