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Gobblerfest 2014 planned for Sept. 5

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 00:00
div pThis free event has become a New River Valley tradition. The festival helps new students, faculty and staff feel more at home as they learn more about the many university and community services, agencies, businesses, clubs and organizations available to them./p /div

Kristofer D. Kusano wins Society of Automotive Engineers International's Russell S. Springer Award

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 00:00
div pKristofer D. Kusano studies driver behavior to design better crash avoidance systems and predicting expected benefits of active safety systems in vehicle fleets./p /div

Mary Marchant honored by the Southern Agricultural Economics Association

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 00:00
pMary Marchant's commitment to academic instruction ended up enriching her own career. This year she was recognized for her advocacy of teaching and applied research./p

The Class of 2014: Student servant-leader looks forward to future after graduation

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 00:00
div pFollowing commencement, Cadet Daniel Evans will report as a surface warfare officer to the USS Gravely, a destroyer based in Norfolk, Va./p /div

Virginia Tech Magazine reviews the career of the university's next president

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 00:00
pAs Virginia Tech prepares to welcome its 16th president, Timothy D. Sands, into office on June 1, the spring 2014 edition of Virginia Tech Magazine looks at Sands' years of training and his career as a researcher, professor, and administrator./p

World renowned polymer chemist to serve as visiting scholar

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 00:00
pDuring his stay, Ludwik Leibler will meet with students, research groups, and individual faculty members./p

Young scientist counts African predators to help save them

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 00:00
pLarge carnivores are disappearing from vast portions of their historical ranges in Africa. Doctoral student Lindsey Rich is doing something about it./p

Blacksburg selects Waste Industries for solid waste collection

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 03:00
Waste Industries USA, Inc has been selected by the Town of Blacksburg to provide garbage and recycling collection for the community starting July 1, 2014. The contract will service 5,600 households in the Town of Blacksburg. In preparation for the change, Waste Industries will deliver...

College of Engineering inducts new academy members, honors outstanding young alumnus

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 00:00
pThis year's induction marked the 15th anniversary of the first ceremony, bringing the academy to a total of only 127 people out of Virginia Tech's more than 60,000 living engineering alumni./p

College of Engineering names John Sparks its 2014 Distinguished Alumnus

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 00:00
pJohn Sparks developed and maintains a list of influential engineering alumni in Virginia who are willing to speak as captains of technology to state legislators on the economic and technological importance of engineering education./p

Employees recognized for outstanding customer service

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 00:00
pNineteen employees from the Division of Administrative Services were recognized for their customer service initiatives./p

Student Government Association welcomes new leadership

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 00:00
pElizabeth Lazor#160;of Centreville, Va., and Tuna Shankar#160;of Rockville, Md., will serve as president and vice president of the Student Government Association in the coming year./p

Transportation institute teams with Blacksburg Transit to ease wait times, save fuel costs

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 00:00
pThe Virginia Tech Transportation Institute has teamed with Blacksburg Transit to create a new mobile app that could make waiting for the bus an act of the past and help the transit authority reduce fuel usage./p

Virginia Tech's Interior Design program ranked in the top five nationally for 2014

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 00:00
pThe undergraduate Interior Design program in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies was highly ranked in the annual survey by DesignIntelligence./p

WVTF/RADIO IQ claims four awards in two prestigious journalism competitions

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 00:00
pWVTF Public Radio and RADIO IQ's New River Valley Bureau Chief Robbie Harris and Charlottesville Bureau Chief Sandy Hausman both win prestigious journalism awards./p