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Architecture students create field of dreams for Clifton Forge Little League

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 00:00
pBuilding on the successful work of the Virginia Tech design/buildLAB’s 2014 field house pavilion, this year’s class is taking on the second and final phase of the sports complex project, creating two baseball fields, a press box, and dugouts./p

Benjamin Jantzen wins National Science Foundation CAREER Award

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 00:00
pVirginia Tech Assistant Professor Benjamin C. Jantzen will study how to enable machines to carry out scientific research on their own./p

New technology provides superior ability to rapidly detect volatile organic compounds

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 00:00
pVirginia Tech electrical engineering faculty member Professor Masoud Agah has developed new technology that will improve the speed and accuracy of detecting dangerous compounds./p

Rebecca Grogan receives 2015 College of Architecture and Urban Studies Outstanding Senior Award

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 00:00
pShe will receive a bachelor’s degree in visual communication design during the University Commencement ceremony May 15 in Lane Stadium./p

Veterinary college graduate students showcase their research, win awards at Virginia Tech

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 00:00
pA record 68 graduate students participated in the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine’s 26th annual Research Symposium./p

Virginia Tech announces Earth Week 2015 events

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 00:00
pEarth Week 2015 will be celebrated with several events on and off campus April 19-24./p

William H. Tranter honored with emeritus status

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 00:00
pA member of the Virginia Tech community since 1997, Tranter is credited as a pioneer in the field of communications and simulation./p

In memoriam: Haydn Michael Woodall, a sophomore majoring in biochemistry

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 12:38
pHis family will receive friends in a celebration of his life from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15, at Bennett’s Funeral Home in Glen Allen, Virginia./p

Arbor Day Celebration and Shred-A-Thon

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 03:00
Arbor Day Saturday, April 25, 9 a.m. – noon, rain or shine, starting at the Blacksburg Parks and Recreation Tree Nursery, 615 Patrick Henry Dr. This is a great opportunity for scout, civic, and other service-oriented groups to help Blacksburg Parks and Recreation reach its goal of...

Five days of eating fatty foods can alter how your body’s muscle processes food, researchers find

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 00:00
pA recent Virginia Tech study found that eating fatty foods for even a small amount of time can have adverse health affects./p

Janice Tawney named associate director of development for the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 00:00
In her new role, Janice Tawney is responsible for raising major gifts and building relationships with prospects and donors.

Kamal Rojiani honored with emeritus status

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 00:00
pRojiani served as the founding director of the College of Engineering’s Civil and Environmental Engineering Computer Laboratory and was instrumental in bringing computing skills to civil and environmental engineering students./p

Research journal showcases student talent in College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 00:00
pThe 2015 edition of Philologia, the undergraduate research journal of the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, is the first to include a non-English essay and a paper from a student outside Virginia Tech./p

Timothy Duffy receives 2015 Pamplin College of Business Outstanding Senior Award

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 00:00
pDuffy earned bachelor’s degrees in finance and accounting during the University Commencement ceremony Dec. 29 in Cassell Coliseum./p

Veterinary college's 'Vet School' to feature tours, lessons for community members

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 00:00
pThe Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech is hosting a summer Four-Day Vet School for community members to experience the breadth and sophistication of 21st century veterinary medical education./p

Virginia Tech scientist partners with Ecuadorian researchers to study nose of rare ‘Pinocchio Lizard’

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 00:00
pScientists re-discovered the lizard in 2005 living elusively at the tops of tall trees in the cloud forests of Ecuador — the only place in the world that it is known to exist./p

Blacksburg Community Band Spring Concert

Sun, 04/12/2015 - 18:00
The Blacksburg Community Band will perform its 26th Anniversary Spring Concert on Sunday April 12, 3 p.m. at Blacksburg High School, 3401 Bruin Lane. Admission is free; refreshments to follow. For additional information visit www.blacksburgcommunityband.org or...

Vintage and Antique Market

Sun, 04/12/2015 - 13:00
Friends of the Farmers Market, (the non-profit organization responsible for the operation of the Blacksburg Farmers Market), is pleased to announce a new monthly event for folks who love to rummage through treasures from the past. The Vintage and Antique Market is a monthly event that...

SEEDS Family Saturday

Sat, 04/11/2015 - 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...

Blacksburg Farmers Market

Sat, 04/11/2015 - 11:00
The Blacksburg Farmers Market offers local foods, crafts, flowers, music, and more in the heart of downtown Blacksburg! Come support your local farmers and artists and enjoy the benefits of a strengthened community, healthy living, and support for responsible business practices. For more...