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Virginia Tech researchers' discovery in alternative energy production may be breakthrough for hydrogen-fueled vehicles

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 00:00
pA team of Virginia Tech researchers discovered a way to create hydrogen fuel using corn stover – the stalks, cobs, and husks – to greatly reduce the time and money it takes to produce the zero-emissions fuel.#160;/p

Spring Cleanup Southwest Quadrant

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 03:00
Items for collections must be placed curbside before 7 a.m. the Monday of the scheduled collection. Collection services are available to residential refuse and recycling customers only. For more information on Spring Cleanup, visit www.blacksburg.gov/Index.aspx?page=692.

New general education curriculum approved

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 00:00
pThe plan, developed with feedback from across the campus community and passed by University Council on Monday, offers students three options to fulfill their general education requirements./p

Don't let complex language keep you from drinking tap water, Virginia Tech researchers say

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 00:00
pWater providers may make their products easier to swallow if water quality reports contained short words and sentences, and broke information into bite-sized bullet points, charts, graphs, and visual representations./p

Elizabeth Tranter named associate vice president for research planning

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 00:00
pElizabeth Tranter will be responsible for research strategic planning, analysis, benchmarking, and assessment of research initiatives, and leadership of special initiatives in support of the research strategic plan and institutional long-range plan./p

Larry French honored with emeritus status

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 00:00
pThe associate professor of management in the Pamplin College of Business brought international visibility to Virginia Tech through his work in global business ethics and social and economic problems in emerging economies.#160;/p

Three finalists for vice president for research and innovation selected for campus interviews

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 00:00
pUniversity and community members are invited to attend each candidate’s open forum presentation on Research and Innovation at Virginia Tech: Vision and Strategies for the Future./p

Virginia Cooperative Extension to provide nutrition education as part of project to fight hunger

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 00:00
pThe project will combat hunger among school-age children by transforming schools into food hubs during the 2015-2016 school year and providing additional assistance to families over the following summer vacation./p

Alumni Distinguished Professor E. Scott Geller still actively working to make the world more caring

Fri, 04/03/2015 - 00:00
pThe Virginia Tech Board of Visitors recently reappointed Geller to his second 10-year term as an Alumni Distinguished Professor, a designation granted to less than 1 percent of faculty./p

Business and engineering students win seed money for clean energy ventures

Fri, 04/03/2015 - 00:00
pThe grand prize went to undergraduate students who took home $7,500 for their proposed product, EcoPipe, a bacteria-based additive for “self-healing” pipe and a temporary fix for pipeline damage./p

Fred D'Aguiar named Clifford A. Cutchins III Professor of English

Fri, 04/03/2015 - 00:00
pAn accomplished writer, Fred D'Aguiar came to Virginia Tech in 2003 and held the Gloria D. Smith Professorship in Africana Studies from 2006 to 2012./p

If you're looking for a vacation, skip the Peace Corps

Fri, 04/03/2015 - 00:00
pVirginia Tech graduate student and Peace Corps recruiter Rachael Kennedy encourages students to consider what it’s really like to step away from the safety and security of everything they know to volunteer in a foreign country for two years.#160;/p

Medical student research featured at second annual symposium

Fri, 04/03/2015 - 00:00
pMembers of the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine's soon-to-graduate class presented research projects they have been pursuing for nearly four years./p

Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center to upgrade to 40-gigabit network infrastructure

Fri, 04/03/2015 - 00:00
pThe network infrastructure upgrade is scheduled for completion by June 2015./p

Expect congestion for intersection work on Research Center Drive

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 03:00
Expect congestion on Research Center Drive and the 460 ramps April 6-10, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. as VDOT paves the road. Flaggers will be in the area to direct traffic. For more information, contact Miranda Tuell, VDOT Project Inspector, at 540-769-9572.

Alumni Distinguished Professor Ezra 'Bud' Brown still passionate about teaching math

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 00:00
pBud Brown loves teaching. Everything about it, he says, from the preparation to the instruction to the interaction with students outside class. #160;/p

Annual research symposium slated for April 9 at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 00:00
pComputational biologist Michael Waterman from the University of Southern California-Dornsife will deliver the keynote address.#160;/p

Australian Chamber Orchestra and Martin Fröst ignite the music of Prokofiev, Mozart, Haydn, and Radiohead guitarist

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 00:00
div div div div pThe ensemble brings its adventurous spirit and energy to the Moss Arts Center on April 17 at 7:30 p.m.for a performance of classical masterworks./p /div /div /div /div

Part of Drillfield Drive to be converted into a two-way road

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 00:00
pOnce completed, the project will allow vehicles entering Drillfield Drive from Stanger Street and Alumni Mall to proceed south onto Kent Street./p

Thomas E. Cousins honored with emeritus status

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 00:00
pCousins has made significant contributions to the field of civil engineering through his research in structural engineering, specifically in the area of behavior of concrete and pre-stressed concrete bridges./p