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Housing faculty members win national award

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 01:00
pThe award recognizes the research, outreach, and teaching achievements of Julia Beamish, Kathleen Parrott, and JoAnn Emmel./p

Seven faculty members appointed to the Academy of Faculty Service

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 01:00
pThe Academy of Faculty Services recognizes a faculty member's exceptional service to the university beyond their usual responsibility. Instructional, research, administrative, and professional faculty members are eligible for inclusion./p

Virginia Tech employees give more than $300,000 to charities

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 01:00
pThanks to the generosity of more than 1,500 employees, Virginia Tech raised $311,215 for the 2013 Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign. Over the last five years, Virginia Tech employees have given more than $1.3 million./p

Amanda Morris receives $450,000 grant to develop sustainable solar energy technology

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 01:00
pAmanda Morris is adapting plant strategies as a way of storing solar energy. She has received a grant from the Department of Energy for her research./p

Executive master of natural resources student partners with Campbell Soup Company to improve health and nutrition in Camden, N.J.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 01:00
pPam Nagurka is developing a series of resources to serve as a how-to for employees who want to volunteer as part of Campbell's Healthy Communities program./p

Ultrasound directed to the human brain can boost sensory performance

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 01:00
pVirginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists have demonstrated that ultrasound directed to a specific region of the brain can help improve people's abilities to distinguish sensations. The study, published in Nature Neuroscience, demonstrates for the first time that a low-intensity, transcranial-focused ultrasound can modulate human brain activity to enhance perception./p

In memoriam: Robert M. Grant, applications analyst, Information Technology

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 01:00
pAt work and in the community, Robert Grant was a consummate professional, who always went above and beyond what was needed, said#160;Chief John O'Shea, Blacksburg Volunteer Rescue Squad./p

Artists explore new perspectives of landscape tradition in Center for the Arts' newest exhibitions

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 01:00
div pA special opening reception including artist talks will be held on Jan.17 from 6-8 p.m./p /div

Broadband analysis and planning projects garner two Governor's Technology Awards

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 01:00
pRural residents and Virginia veterans will benefit from two Virginia Tech projects related to improving broadband Internet access throughout the commonwealth. The two projects received Governor's Technology Awards for 2013./p

Denise Simmons' NSF CAREER Award focuses on increasing numbers of engineers entering the work force

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 01:00
pNational Science Foundation CAREER Award recipient Denise Simmons of Virginia tech has a goal to become a global leader in research that broadens the participation of students completing engineering degrees, ultimately increasing the numbers entering the technological workforce./p

U.S. News ranks Master of Information Technology degree program No. 2 in nation

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 01:00
pThe online Master of Information Technology program -- offered through a joint venture of the College of Engineering and the Pamplin College of Business -- moves up from its third place spot from 2013./p

Patricia Dove honored with Dana Medal from the Mineralogical Society of America

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 01:00
pThe Dana Medal recognizes sustained scientific contributions through original research in the mineralogical sciences by an individual in the midst of his or her career./p

Virginia Tech dairy science professor receives prestigious White House award

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 01:00
pAwardees are selected for their pursuit of innovative research and their commitment to community service as demonstrated through scientific leadership, public education, or community outreach./p

Raffaella De Vita receives government's highest of engineering honors to study pelvic disorders

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 01:00
pVirginia Tech engineering faculty member Raffaella De Vita's work on pelvic floor disorders could potentially transform surgical reconstruction methods and post-operative rehabilitation procedures for females suffering from problems with supporting structures of the uterus and the vagina./p

Reynolds Homestead gets a dose of revisionist history

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 01:00
pAltering what we thought we knew about the history of Reynolds Homestead, #160;research fellow Matthew Traucht spent weeks poring over documents in courthouses and repositories to discover surprising new facts about the Reynolds family./p

Highty-Tighties selected to march in Governor's Inaugural Parade

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 01:00
pHighty-Tighties head to Richmond, Va., on Saturday, Jan. 11 to represent the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets and the university./p

Scientists aid in fighting deadly, drug-resistant tuberculosis around the world

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 01:00
pResearchers at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute have recently returned from a trip halfway across the globe in the race to confront drug-resistant tuberculosis./p

2013-14 winter session debuts with broad range of educational experiences

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 01:00
pClose to 1,100 students are pursuing studies in 79 courses offered in the university's inaugural winter session created to help students get ahead, to satisfy a requirement, to explore new areas of interests, or for visiting students to experience Virginia Tech./p

Thomas Hou named Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers Fellow

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 01:00
div pThomas Hou is recognized internationally for developing innovative solutions to complex cross-layer optimization problems in wireless networks./p /div

Virginia Tech makes Best of Green Schools list

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 01:00
pVirginia Tech was recognized in the Best Collaboration category for the annual Celebrate Sustainability event that occurs on campus and around Blacksburg each September./p