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Personalized saline may provide solution to heart death

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 00:00
pVirginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists recently published a paper on how the components of saline solution affect cardiac conduction in the European Journal of Physiology.#160;/p

Hannah Scherer appointed assistant professor of agricultural, leadership, and community education and Extension specialist

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 00:00
pHannah Scherer has been named assistant professor in the Department of Agricultural, Leadership, and Community Education and specialist with Virginia Cooperative Extension./p

University City Boulevard lane closure

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 03:00
There will be a partial lane closure/shoulder closure in the northbound, right-hand lane of the 600 block of University City Boulevard June 1-22. The closure will be in effect 24 hours a day through the time period. This closure is needed so a contractor can perform grading and storm...

Human and Agricultural Biosciences Building earns green building certification

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 00:00
pIt is the tenth university building to receive LEED certification and the fifth to earn gold./p

Blacksburg Farmers Market

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 17:00
The Blacksburg Farmers Market offers local foods, crafts, flowers, music, and more in the heart of downtown Blacksburg! Come support your local farmers and artists and enjoy the benefits of a strengthened community, healthy living, and support for responsible business practices. For more...

Street Resurfacing Notice

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 03:00
Beginning Monday, June 1, the following streets are scheduled for resurfacing. Progress Street from Giles Road to Jackson Street Kraft Drive Intermittent road closures and travel delays should be expected 7 a.m.nbsp;- 7 p.m. On-street parking fromnbsp;7 a.m. - 7 p.m....

Rolf Mueller wins IBM Faculty Award to design bioinspired computing techniques

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 00:00
pRolf Mueller will use the award to develop computing techniques inspired by the hearing system of the mammalian brain.#160;/p

No Sunday Service During Summer

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 03:00
Reminder:nbsp;nbsp;There will be no Sunday service for the remainder of the Summer.nbsp; Sunday service will resume along with Full service on August 17, 2015.

A mosquito sex-determining gene could help fight dengue fever, life science researchers say

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 00:00
pLife scientists identified a male-determining genetic switch in a dangerous type of mosquitoes that could be useful in efforts to protect human health./p

Blacksburg Farmers Market

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 17:00
The Blacksburg Farmers Market offers local foods, crafts, flowers, music, and more in the heart of downtown Blacksburg! Come support your local farmers and artists and enjoy the benefits of a strengthened community, healthy living, and support for responsible business practices. For more...

Engineers, scientists to examine antibiotic resistance in food chain from farm to fork

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 00:00
pAmy Pruden, professor of civil and environmental engineering and associate dean in the graduate school at Virginia Tech, is leading an interdisciplinary $2.25 million USDA grant on antibiotic resistance from farm to fork./p

Entries Needed for Blacksburg July 4th Parade

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 03:00
The 29th annual July 4th parade in Blacksburg will set off at 2 p.m. from the Old Blacksburg Middle School, travel along Main Street, and end on Alumni Mall near the Virginia Tech Drillfield. This year's theme is This Land is Your Land. Parade entries are needed and can be floats,...

Brain scanning reveals that birds of a feather really do flock together

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 00:00
pIn a study using functional magnetic resonance imaging, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists found that our inherent risk-taking preferences affect how we view and act on information from other people./p

Campus Detours in Effect

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 03:00
BT will operate on detours on central campus beginning May 18, 2015. Routes Affected:nbsp; CRC/Hospital, Harding/Hethwood Toms Creek.nbsp; More details at www.blacksburg.gov/BTDetours

Blacksburg Farmers Market

Sat, 05/16/2015 - 11:00
The Blacksburg Farmers Market offers local foods, crafts, flowers, music, and more in the heart of downtown Blacksburg! Come support your local farmers and artists and enjoy the benefits of a strengthened community, healthy living, and support for responsible business practices. For more...