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SEEDS Play Date Friday

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 12:00
www.seedskids.org SEEDS has a host of engaging activities and programs coming up this week. Come explore and play, use your senses, do crafts, read and tell stories, and learn about the living world around you. Explore Tuesdays: 9 a.m. - noon, Explore outside and indoors. After...

Doctoral student Sheldon Masters named 2015 top graduate student

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 00:00
div pSheldon Masters is a graduate research assistant with the WATERInterface Interdisciplinary Graduate Education Program, which focuses on problems associated with “water for health.”/p /div

Frank Quinn honored with emeritus status

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 00:00
pThroughout his career, Frank Quinn engaged many of the best mathematicians of the late 20th century in a stimulating, high-profile dialogue on the direction of the profession. He also wrote educational software used by thousands of Virginia Tech students./p

Jill Ashton named director of development for the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 00:00
pIn her new position, Jill Ashton will be responsible for overall fundraising efforts and the college’s strategic development plan./p

Scientists visualize potential brain cancer treatments in real time

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 00:00
pVirginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists have developed new imaging techniques to watch dangerous brain tumor cells respond to treatment in real time./p

TEDxVirginiaTech announces 2015 theme of 'Kaleidoscope,' calls for speaker nominations

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 00:00
pKaleidoscope will be the theme for the TEDxVirginiaTech 2015. University faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community members can nominate speakers. Deadline for submissions is April 17./p

Veterinary college's Dr. Sophie Bogers wins $15,000 Elaine Klein Development Award

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 00:00
pDr. Sophie H. Bogers, an equine surgery resident at Virginia Tech's Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center, is the first recipient of the Elaine Klein Career Development Award./p

Warm Hearth Village Old-Time Jam

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 22:00
All old-time musicians are encouraged to come out and join in. The residents really enjoy and appreciate everyone who comes out and plays. Directions to Warm Hearth can be found at www.retire.org/directions.html. The full schedule for the rest of the fall/winter/spring is...

Celebrating a decade of Virginia Master Naturalists

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 00:00
pThe program has trained several thousand volunteers, who have contributed 526,583 hours of service valued at nearly $12.4 million in support of Virginia's natural resources and public lands./p

Highty-Tighties to perform at Virginia International Tattoo

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 00:00
pJoin the Highty-Tighties at the Virginia International Tattoo and watch these cadet musicians perform with 900 others from around the world./p

In memoriam: Horace Edward Alphin, dairy science benefactor, alumnus, and distinguished army officer

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 00:00
pCol. Horace Edward Alphin, a prodigious benefactor to Virginia Tech and a distinguished military officer will be interred at Arlington National Cemetery in a ceremony on April 15./p

Mathematician Gilbert Strang to lecture at Virginia Tech April 21

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 00:00
pThe College of Science will celebrate its new bachelor's degree in Computational Mathematics and Data Analytics with a lecture from#160;the Massachusetts Institute of Technology#160;professor./p

Ranga Pitchumani named George R. Goodson Jr. Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 00:00
pEstablished in 1988, the professorship is presented to faculty in the Department of Mechanical Engineering to recognize teaching and research excellence.#160;/p

Sarah McDonald honored with 2015 Zoetis Award for Research Excellence

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 00:00
pSarah McDonald studies the evolutionary dynamics and pathogenesis of rotavirus, which is responsible for the deaths of as many as half a million infants and young children globally each year./p

Students shine in musical showcase to raise money for scholarships

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 00:00
pThe Virginia Tech School of Performing Arts will present Exposition II: Inspire, the second annual faculty/student musical showcase on April 19./p

Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt to deliver 2015 University Commencement address May 15

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 00:00
pEric Schmidt, who grew up in Blacksburg, joined Google in 2001 and helped grow it from a Silicon Valley startup to a global leader in technology.#160;/p