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SUMMER Service

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 03:00
This service is operated during Summer sessions from Memorial Day until Full Service resumes. Each route provides 30 minute or hourly service depending on the length of the route. Some routes such as the Hokie Express, Patrick Henry and Progress Street do not operate; others such as UCB/Toms Creek B...

Summer undergraduate research: Fralin fellow examines health impacts of Community Supported Agriculture

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 00:00
pUndergraduate researcher Hayley Billingsley collected a stream of baseline data from her respondents, including height, weight, body mass index, demographics, and wellness information./p

Transportation institute awarded $55 million in federal contracts on truck safety, automated vehicles

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 00:00
pThe Virginia Tech Transportation Institute has captured two federal contracts worth $55 million to study safety efforts for commercial truck drivers and break new ground in the burgeoning field of automated vehicles./p

Glade Road lane closures

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 03:00
There will be intermittent lane closures on Glade Road, between Old Glade Road and Boxwood Drive, beginning Monday, July 21. This closure is necessary for street crack sealing and surface treatment, and is expected to last about a week. For more information, please call John Boyer at...

University communications projects recognized by regional and national awards

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 00:00
pSeveral Virginia Tech print and Web-based communications produced by University Relations and Development Communications were recently recognized with awards from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education District III and the Higher Education Marketing Report's Educational Advertising Awards./p

Patrick Henry Drive lane closures

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 03:00
There will be intermittent lane closures on Patrick Henry Drive, between Toms Creek Road and Harding Avenue beginning Monday, July 21. This closure is necessary for street resurfacing, and is expected to last three weeks. For more information, call John Boyer at 540-961-1142.

Dining Services serves more than just award-winning meals

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 00:00
pIt’s not just the meals that bring about special recognition. Dining Services works with local charities, practices sustainability in all nine dining centers on campus, and hosts many special event and theme dinners every semester./p

Three new members on the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 00:00
div pThree new members joined the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors effective this month, having recently been appointed by Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe.#160;/p /div

Virginia Tech unveils hockey STAR helmet testing procedures in open meeting

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 00:00
pThe Virginia Tech--Wake Forest University School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences will preview its ground-breaking research of testing helmets to reduce concussions in a sport other than football./p

Department of Defense awards SMART Fellowship to biomedical engineering student

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 00:00
pRebekah Less, first-year Ph.D. student in the School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences, was awarded a SMART Fellowship from the Department of Defense based on the novel research she is conducting in the Computational Tissue Engineering Graduate Education Program, integrating liver and gastrointestinal tissues.#160;/p

Student explores water quality issues for summer undergraduate research project

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 00:00
pUndergraduate student Matthew Razaire is testing for water quality issues this summer, particularly lead contamination, that may occur in private water systems like wells and cisterns. He will present his findings at the Virginia Tech Summer Undergraduate Research Conference on July 31./p

Graduate student at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute to attend Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 00:00
pNina Lauharatanahirun is one of 450 promising young scientists selected out of thousands of applicants to attend the prestigious meeting in Germany in August. She will be the only student from Virginia Tech to attend the meeting./p

Save Our Towns project targets Virginia's mayors in Appalachia

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 00:00
pDesigned for mayors and town managers, Save Our Towns is a monthly Internet video series designed to guide and inspire those who are working hard in Appalachia to build strong communities./p

University exceeds 2014 'Lights out!/Power down!' goal

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 00:00
pPreliminary results indicate the university reduced its campus electrical demand to an average 18,575 kilowatts for the hour./p

In memoriam: Alexander 'Alex' Hable, a junior majoring in management

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 00:00
pRecently finishing his second year at Virginia Tech, Alex Hable played lacrosse for two years. He was newly welcomed into the brotherhood of Pi Kappa Alpha.#160;/p

Little fish makes a big splash in genomic studies; discovery may help manage an invasive species

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 00:00
pResearcher Pawel Michalak has discovered an allele on the beta-thymosin gene that makes it possible for the alewife to live solely in the freshwater Great Lakes./p

Virginia Tech captures win at first international soil judging conference in South Korea

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 00:00
pVirginia Tech was the only school that had more than one student qualify to attend the international competition as part of two four-member teams who represented the United States.#160;/p

Virginia Tech featured in Fiske Guide to Colleges 2015

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 00:00
pThe guide highlights 300 colleges and universities in the United States, Canada, and Great Britain based on their academic quality, financial aid, campus setting, housing, dining, and social life aspects./p