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Hee Jung Kang appointed assistant professor of hospitality and tourism management

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 00:00
div pHee Jung Kang's research in progress includes studies on employee perception of sexual discrimination and subjective career success, and the role of emotions on employee work engagement, performance, satisfaction, and turnover intention./p /div

School of Performing Arts announces 2014-2015 season

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 00:00
pA highlight of the season will be The Three Feathers, a world-premiere children's opera commissioned from composer Lori Laitman by the Center for the Arts in collaboration with the School of Performing Arts and Opera Roanoke./p

Blacksburg mayor proclaims Sept 1-7 College of Architecture and Urban Studies Week

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 00:00
pThe proclamation notes that service by faculty and administrators on numerous town committees and study groups have helped the town plan its future and maintain its special character./p

Jin Xu appointed assistant professor of finance

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 00:00
pJin Xu's research interests are in empirical corporate finance, in particular, capital structure, corporate governance, and executive compensation./p

Monica Kimbrell to lead recruiting program in College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 00:00
pA new position in the college, Kimbrell will lead recruiting initiatives and develop strategies to attract first-time and transfer students to the college.#160;/p

Natural resources 'roadmap' to guide research, education, policy decisions

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 00:00
pThe new publication calls for an integrated approach to natural resources education, research, and management across funding agencies and academic disciplines./p

VT Engage announces inaugural class of Engagement Faculty Fellows

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 00:00
pWith VT Engage support, Engagement Faculty Fellows will develop community learning courses, which incorporate service-oriented hands-on experiences and learning opportunities into the curriculum./p

Work by recent alumnus Abhishek Roy making a big impact in industry

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 00:00
pAbhisehk Roy, the 2014 Outstanding Recent Alumni Award winner, also received the Dow Chemical Company's Sustainability Innovator Award for his work on technology affecting water, energy, and food./p

Juncai Jiang appointed assistant professor of marketing

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 00:00
div pJuncai Jiang's research interests are in consumer search, price-matching guarantees, and online advertising./p /div

Kathy Mattea opens Center for the Arts season with performance and free engagement events

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 00:00
div div pMattea will present her concert performance, Calling Me Home, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, and free program, My Coal Journey, which incorporates stories from her family history and advocacy for the environment, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11./p /div /div

Pamplin professor testifies how 'too-big-to-fail' doctrine hurts financial markets

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 00:00
div pOngoing implicit guarantees of government assistance for the nation’s too-big-to-fail banks and financial businesses have a significant effect on financial markets, says Deniz Anginer, an assistant professor of finance in the Pamplin College of Business.#160;/p /div

Partnership with Arlington County to provide practice-based experience for graduate students

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 00:00
divThe Arlington Metrics Initiative program seeks to help Arlington County use metrics to better understand and communicate economic successes, goals, and challenges while providing a broad-based experience for graduate students studying in the National Capital Region./div

Paul Sorrentino authors groundbreaking biography of Stephen Crane

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 00:00
pPaul Sorrentino will speak on his his new book on Tuesday, Sept. 2 at 1 p.m. at Newman Library in the semester’s first Visible Scholarship Initiative lecture. The event is free and open to the public./p

Save the date: Gobblerfest 2014 set for Friday, Sept. 5

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 00:00
pAn annual tradition since 2008, Gobblerfest brings students together to explore common interests as they become more connected with the Virginia Tech and Blacksburg communities./p

BT4U Mobile App Update

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 03:00
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Fellows of inaugural VALOR class poised to become agents of agricultural change

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 00:00
pVALOR fellows are now on their way to becoming ambassadors to the many sectors of the agriculture industry in Virginia and beyond./p

First-year cadets selected to receive the flags at College of William Mary game

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 00:00
div pThree first-year cadets were selected for the honor of receiving flags from the football team based on their strong performance during New Cadet Week./p /div

Half-million dollar gift supports scholarships for underrepresented students

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 00:00
pNine more students will receive generous assistance toward their college education thanks to a $500,000 gift from Altria Group Inc. to Virginia Tech’s Presidential Scholarship Initiative./p

Pamplin's Christopher Zobel receives Fulbright award to study disaster resilience

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 00:00
pChristopher Zobel plans to use his Fulbright award to develop new, more effective approaches for measuring and monitoring the resilience and sustainability of critical infrastructure systems./p

Richard A. Hunt appointed assistant professor of management

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 00:00
pRichard Hunt won the 2014 Academy of Management NFIB Outstanding Dissertation Award. His dissertation focuses on the entry and survival strategies of entrepreneurial firms./p