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Elizabeth Lazor, Tuna Shankar to lead Student Government Association

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 00:00
pElizabeth Lazor received 56.2 percent of the vote for president; Tuna Shankar received 93.3 percent of the vote for vice president./p

Heather Evans, Byron Hughes fill key positions in Division of Student Affairs

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 00:00
pThe new directors will work to provide leadership opportunities by expanding and enhancing co-curricular and curricular programs. Heather Evans and Byron Hughes work closely with student governing councils. #160;#160;/p

Hesham A. Rakha named Samuel Reynolds Pritchard Professor of Engineering

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 00:00
pA member of the Virginia Tech community since 1997, Hesham Rakha has received international recognition for his research on traffic flow theory, traveler and driver behavior modeling, dynamic traffic assignment, traffic control, transportation energy and environmental modeling, and transportation safety modeling./p

More than 100 undergraduates to present their research and creative scholarship at 12th annual Undergraduate Research Conference

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 00:00
pThe conference will feature oral presentations by 40 students and 70 poster presentations. The faculty, staff, students, and the community are welcome to attend./p

Scholarship benefit concert to end School of Performing Arts' year on a high note

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 00:00
Performing groups include the#160;Jazz Ensemble, the Virginia Tech Choirs, the Symphonic Wind Ensemble, the Percussion Ensemble,#160;Natural Grooves Saxophone Quartet, and the Linux Laptop Orchestra.

TEDxVirginiaTech announces 2014 theme of 'Illuminate,' calls for speaker nominations

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 00:00
pIlluminate will be the theme for the TEDxVirginiaTech 2014 event to be held Nov. 20 at the Moss Arts Center. TED enthusiasts and great speakers, thinkers, and doers are invited to 'give the talk of a lifetime' at the third annual event./p

Virginia Tech to dedicate its Moss Arts Center on April 25

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 00:00
pVirginia Tech has scheduled for April 25 its dedication of the Moss Arts Center, a $100 million facility that is home to the university's Center for the Arts and Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology. The 1 p.m. ceremony is open to the public, and free parking will be available in the garage at the North End Center, on Turner Street./p

Conference explores role of arts, humanities in addressing veterans' issues

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 00:00
pVirginia Tech's second Veterans in Society conference April 27-28 in Roanoke will explore the role of the arts, humanities, and social sciences in addressing veterans’ issues and related research./p

Nature's extreme events provide immediate lessons

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 00:00
pVirginia Tech's Nina Starks of civil and environmental engineering was selected for a small team of experts sponsored by the National Science Foundation to study the effects of historic flooding that occurred after a devastating earthquake in the Christchurch area of New Zealand./p

School of Education helps fifth-graders consider the benefits of college

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 00:00
pKindergarten to College helps young students envision the possibilities and benefits of attending college by bringing them to the Virginia Tech campus for a day./p

Student dinner serves up a mix of languages and cultures

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 00:00
pInternational students from the Language and Culture Institute get a chance to exchange views with students from the University Honors Program and the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets./p

Veterinary students to present Community Dog Wash on April 19

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 00:00
pPresented semi-annually by students at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, the dog wash is always a popular community event. The cost is $10, and for an additional $5, customers can have their dogs' nails trimmed and ears cleaned./p

Virginia Tech Society of American Military Engineers post to host trebuchet competition

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 00:00
pAll are welcome to come watch VMI and the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets compete in the inaugural Trebuchet Competition on Saturday./p

ArtsFusion seminar examines the impacts of evolving technology and connectivity

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 00:00
div pPresented by the Institute for Creativity,#160;Arts, and Technology's ArtsFusion seminar on Wednesday, April 9, MAYA Design president and chief executive officer Mickey McManus will discuss new opportunities for innovation./p /div

Doug Bowman lauded for his achievements in virtual reality

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 00:00
pThe recipient of an international award for his work in virtual reality, Virginia Tech Professor of Computer Science Doug Bowman has also advised award-winning student-design teams./p

First African-American man to cycle across North America, Africa, and Asia will share his story at Virginia Tech

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 00:00
pDavid Sylvester planned his first cross-continent bicycle ride to honor a childhood friend, killed in the World Trade Center attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. After crossing the United States, he later journeyed across Africa and Asia./p

Katharine Knowlton named Colonel Horace E. Alphin Professor in Dairy Science

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 00:00
pA member of the Virginia Tech community since 1998, Katherine Knowlton has been widely recognized for excellence in teaching, advising, and scholarship./p

Scientists study Amazon forests, grasses, fish, fire, water to predict impact of climate change

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 00:00
pExtreme weather events will help scientists predict the impacts of climate change and deforestation on some of the most important ecological processes and ecosystem services of Amazon River wetlands./p

The Bugle honored for third consecutive year

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 00:00
pYearbooks in the competition were judged on writing, editing, design, content, art, and photography.#160;/p