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Virginia Tech recommends candidates for Rhodes and Marshall scholarships

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 00:00
div pFor the Rhodes Scholarship, the university recommended Christian Beyer, David Mackanic, and Wes Williams. Mackanic and Williams also earned university endorsement for the Marshall Scholarship, in addition to Tyler Weiglein./p /div

Birds and windows -- a deadly dilemma

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 00:00
pResearchers and volunteers are documenting the number of fatal bird-window collisions in the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center. Over the past year, they have documented 203 fatalities./p

Kimberly Morgan named David M. Kohl Junior Faculty Fellow

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 00:00
pThe Kohl Junior Faculty Fellowship supports a faculty member in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences who seeks to create and enhance undergraduate experiential learning opportunities that integrate research and service to solve real world business problems./p

Snakes in evolutionary arms race with poisonous newt

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 00:00
pDining on the rough-skinned newt is a dicey proposition for most species as the newt is one of the most toxic animals on the planet. But an evolutionary arms race has allowed some garter snakes to eat the newt without so much as a burp./p

Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine art exhibit to feature medical avatars

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 00:00
divIn ancient times, avatars were supreme beings that descended to Earth. In pop culture, the avatar concept has become popular in art and media -- and at the newest exhibit at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine./div

Ann La Berge honored with emerita status

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 00:00
pA member of the Virginia Tech community since 1981, Ann La Berge made significant contributions to the understanding of the French history of medicine./p

Architecture and design programs earn high marks in national rankings

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 00:00
pThe annual DesignIntelligence rankings provide valuable benchmarks for Virginia Tech’s architecture, industrial design, interior design and landscape architecture programs./p

Karen DePauw to discuss higher education strategies at Qatar University

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 00:00
div pVice President and Dean for Graduate Education Karen DePauw also will meet with Qatar administrators to discuss possible collaboration between Qatar and Virginia Tech./p /div

Mary Parks' mapmaking takes her across the globe

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 00:00
div pCombining a graduate research assistantship with academic requirements, the recent Virginia Tech graduate parlayed the making of hand-drawn maps into a global career./p /div

TEDxVirginiaTech talk, board post are latest honors for Wornie Reed

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 00:00
pWornie Reed, director of Virginia Tech's Race and Social Policy Research Center, will speak at the third annual TEDxVirginiaTech event on Thursday, Nov. 20./p

Associate faculty principals dedicate themselves to integrate academic life into living communities

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 00:00
div div pFour associate faculty principals with diverse backgrounds work with students in the Residential College at West Ambler Johnston to integrate academics into student life. Each principal leads a different house in the residential college./p /div /div

Citizen scientist data collection increases risk of error

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 00:00
pUsing volunteer citizen scientists to collect environmental data is appealing for budget-strapped agencies, but it has the potential for a significant degree of error, a recent study found./p

Common Book inspires student to volunteer in Nepal

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 00:00
pOn a plane to Nepal the truth set in, and Shannon Mann was alone and preparing to volunteer in a foreign country. This was a journey that started in the pages of the Virginia Tech Common Book, Little Princes, by Conor Grennan./p

Michelle Moseley-Christian wins first William Levin Award for Research in the History of Art

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 00:00
pA member of the Virginia Tech community sience 2007, Michelle Moseley-Christian is a specialist in 17th-century Dutch and Flemish painting./p

Thomas J. Grizzard honored with emeritus status

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 00:00
pA member of the Virginia Tech community since 1974, Thomas J. Grizzard has been the director of the Occoquan Laboratory throughout his 40-year career. His work has contributed to the sustainability of the urban landscapes in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia, and to the restoration of the Chesapeake Bay./p

With state approval secured, undergraduate neuroscience degree to be offered in Fall 2015

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 00:00
pThe College of Science at Virginia Tech unveiled its latest degree program recently after the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approved the bachelor of science in neuroscience for the Fall 2015 semester./p