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In memoriam: Robert M. Grant, applications analyst, Information Technology

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 01:00
pAt work and in the community, Robert Grant was a consummate professional, who always went above and beyond what was needed, said#160;Chief John O'Shea, Blacksburg Volunteer Rescue Squad./p

Artists explore new perspectives of landscape tradition in Center for the Arts' newest exhibitions

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 01:00
div pA special opening reception including artist talks will be held on Jan.17 from 6-8 p.m./p /div

Broadband analysis and planning projects garner two Governor's Technology Awards

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 01:00
pRural residents and Virginia veterans will benefit from two Virginia Tech projects related to improving broadband Internet access throughout the commonwealth. The two projects received Governor's Technology Awards for 2013./p

Denise Simmons' NSF CAREER Award focuses on increasing numbers of engineers entering the work force

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 01:00
pNational Science Foundation CAREER Award recipient Denise Simmons of Virginia tech has a goal to become a global leader in research that broadens the participation of students completing engineering degrees, ultimately increasing the numbers entering the technological workforce./p

U.S. News ranks Master of Information Technology degree program No. 2 in nation

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 01:00
pThe online Master of Information Technology program -- offered through a joint venture of the College of Engineering and the Pamplin College of Business -- moves up from its third place spot from 2013./p

Patricia Dove honored with Dana Medal from the Mineralogical Society of America

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 01:00
pThe Dana Medal recognizes sustained scientific contributions through original research in the mineralogical sciences by an individual in the midst of his or her career./p

Virginia Tech dairy science professor receives prestigious White House award

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 01:00
pAwardees are selected for their pursuit of innovative research and their commitment to community service as demonstrated through scientific leadership, public education, or community outreach./p

Raffaella De Vita receives government's highest of engineering honors to study pelvic disorders

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 01:00
pVirginia Tech engineering faculty member Raffaella De Vita's work on pelvic floor disorders could potentially transform surgical reconstruction methods and post-operative rehabilitation procedures for females suffering from problems with supporting structures of the uterus and the vagina./p

Reynolds Homestead gets a dose of revisionist history

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 01:00
pAltering what we thought we knew about the history of Reynolds Homestead, #160;research fellow Matthew Traucht spent weeks poring over documents in courthouses and repositories to discover surprising new facts about the Reynolds family./p

Highty-Tighties selected to march in Governor's Inaugural Parade

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 01:00
pHighty-Tighties head to Richmond, Va., on Saturday, Jan. 11 to represent the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets and the university./p

Scientists aid in fighting deadly, drug-resistant tuberculosis around the world

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 01:00
pResearchers at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute have recently returned from a trip halfway across the globe in the race to confront drug-resistant tuberculosis./p

2013-14 winter session debuts with broad range of educational experiences

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 01:00
pClose to 1,100 students are pursuing studies in 79 courses offered in the university's inaugural winter session created to help students get ahead, to satisfy a requirement, to explore new areas of interests, or for visiting students to experience Virginia Tech./p

Thomas Hou named Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers Fellow

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 01:00
div pThomas Hou is recognized internationally for developing innovative solutions to complex cross-layer optimization problems in wireless networks./p /div

Virginia Tech makes Best of Green Schools list

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 01:00
pVirginia Tech was recognized in the Best Collaboration category for the annual Celebrate Sustainability event that occurs on campus and around Blacksburg each September./p

Event to serve as a resource for those with eyes on a career in health care

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 01:00
pThe event, scheduled for Jan. 7, aims to introduce participants to health care careers, provide information admission processes for students, and address the accessibility of a career in health care./p

New England Journal of Medicine study: Virginia Tech researchers find novice teen drivers easily fall into distraction, accidents

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 01:00
pTeens may begin their driving habits with great caution, but as months behind the wheel pass and complacency sets in, they begin to multitask -- dialing cell phones, eating, and talking to passengers -- and greatly raise the danger of more crashes and near-crashes than experienced drivers./p

Virginia Bioinformatics Institute embarks on new Fellows program to foster team science

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 01:00
div pThe program seeks to strengthen the relationship between College of Science wet lab scientists and the institute's computational resources, further extending the institute’s mission of applying computational and modeling approaches to solve fundamental problems in the biological and biomedical sciences using team science./p /div

Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumni named Sun Bowl Hokie Heroes

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 01:00
pMaj. Ted Downs, U.S. Army and Capt. Michael Robertson, U.S. Air Force are both deployed this holiday season./p