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Virginia Tech to research production, use, and economic impact of industrial hemp

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 00:00
pVirginia Tech will be able to begin research on growing industrial hemp in the commonwealth as a result of a new state law./p

Cricket Club connects cultures for the Hokie World Games

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 00:00
div pFrom 5-7 p.m. Friday in War Memorial Gym, Recreational Sports will host the Hokie World Games, an annual event that focuses exclusively on cricket this year./p /div

Theologian Gary Dorrien to speak at Virginia Tech this week

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 00:00
pSocial ethicist and theologian Gary Dorrien to deliver the Hammond lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday in Whittemore Hall./p

University community concerns lead to traffic safety improvements

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 00:00
pThe intersection of Perry and Stanger streets will be improved as well as the crosswalk on West Campus Drive between Hillcrest and Engel halls./p

University receives seventh Tree Campus USA recognition

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 00:00
pVirginia Tech met five national standards and planted 58 new trees last year to earn the honor./p

Virginia Tech faculty member shares grant to study gifted rural students

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 00:00
div pAssistant Professor Amy Azano shares a grant aiming to increase the number of rural students in gifted programs, especially in high-poverty school districts./p /div

2015 3.2-mile Run in Remembrance set for April 18

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 00:00
pVirginia Tech hosts the free event to honor and remember the 32 individuals who died on April 16, 2007. Register online to run, walk or volunteer./p

Corps of Cadets to hold annual Jaffe Eager Squad and Eager Individual competitions

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 00:00
pThe public is welcome to join the Corps of Cadets and watch this annual competition./p

Fralin scientists streamline genome-editing tool to bolster efforts to thwart 'deadliest' animal

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 00:00
pVirginia Tech researchers have modified a red-hot new technology to make it more efficient to make changes in mosquito genetics.#160;/p

Interior design student wins national scholarship competition

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 00:00
pSenior Erica Brooks won the 2015 Bienenstock Furniture and Interior Design Competition for her design concept./p

Political analyst and journalist to discuss prospects for capitalism and freedom

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 00:00
pMichael Barone's March 31 lecture is part of a Pamplin College of Business teaching program to explore the foundations of capitalism and freedom./p

Memorial Mass for senior Cameron Smook scheduled for March 27

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 00:00
div pThe 21-year-old Virginia Tech senior has been missing after reportedly falling overboard from a cruise ship. His family has established a scholarship in his honor./p /div

Compostable to-go containers eliminate 'elephant in the room'

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 00:00
pThis semester, Virginia Tech Dining Services transitioned away from foam to-go containers by offering four sizes of compostable to-go containers./p

Corps to host cadets from more than 27 schools at leadership conference

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 00:00
pThe conference will include several events open to the public, including a #160;formal retreat on March 25 and the Cutchins Distinguished Lecture on March 26./p

Danna Agmon wins Huntington Fellowship

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 00:00
pAssistant Professor Danna Agmon will spend a year in residence as a Fellow at the Huntington Library in San Marino, California, to continue her research on French colonialism in India./p

Test of VT Alerts scheduled for all campuses March 25

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 00:00
pThe test will occur between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. and include the Virginia Tech website, electronic message boards, broadcast emails, the weather/emergency hotline, campus sirens and loudspeakers, VT Phone Alerts, and VT Desktop Alerts./p

Virginia Tech awarded $2 million to help smaller buildings save energy

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 00:00
pThe Virginia Tech software platform will work from a tablet, smartphone, or computer. It offers scalability to commercial buildings smaller than 50,000 square feet./p