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Corps alumnus Col. Geoff Stewart named Duke game Hokie Hero

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 00:00
pCol. Geoff Stewart, U.S. Army is currently deployed to Afghanistan for 12 months./p

Graduate School to launch three new child care programs in January

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 00:00
pGraduate School Child Care Coordinator Marin Riegger said the programs comprise a parent support group, a babysitting clearinghouse, and a parents-cooperative play group for children ages 2-5./p

James Yacone, assistant director of the FBI's Critical Incident Response Group, to give lecture Dec. 4

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 00:00
pJames Yacone's visit is part of the Leaders in Action lecture series hosted each semester by the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets and the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets Maj. Gen. W. Thomas Rice Center for Leader Development./p

Shashank Priya named Robert E. Hord Jr. Mechanical Engineering Professor

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 00:00
pA member of the Virginia Tech community since 2007, Shashank Priya has made significant contributions to research and scholarship in the broad areas of energy harvesting, smart materials, devices, and bio-inspired systems.#160;/p

Virginia Tech recommends candidates for Rhodes and Marshall scholarships

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 00:00
div pFor the Rhodes Scholarship, the university recommended Christian Beyer, David Mackanic, and Wes Williams. Mackanic and Williams also earned university endorsement for the Marshall Scholarship, in addition to Tyler Weiglein./p /div

Birds and windows -- a deadly dilemma

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 00:00
pResearchers and volunteers are documenting the number of fatal bird-window collisions in the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center. Over the past year, they have documented 203 fatalities./p

Kimberly Morgan named David M. Kohl Junior Faculty Fellow

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 00:00
pThe Kohl Junior Faculty Fellowship supports a faculty member in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences who seeks to create and enhance undergraduate experiential learning opportunities that integrate research and service to solve real world business problems./p

Snakes in evolutionary arms race with poisonous newt

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 00:00
pDining on the rough-skinned newt is a dicey proposition for most species as the newt is one of the most toxic animals on the planet. But an evolutionary arms race has allowed some garter snakes to eat the newt without so much as a burp./p

Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine art exhibit to feature medical avatars

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 00:00
divIn ancient times, avatars were supreme beings that descended to Earth. In pop culture, the avatar concept has become popular in art and media -- and at the newest exhibit at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine./div

Ann La Berge honored with emerita status

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 00:00
pA member of the Virginia Tech community since 1981, Ann La Berge made significant contributions to the understanding of the French history of medicine./p

Architecture and design programs earn high marks in national rankings

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 00:00
pThe annual DesignIntelligence rankings provide valuable benchmarks for Virginia Tech’s architecture, industrial design, interior design and landscape architecture programs./p

Karen DePauw to discuss higher education strategies at Qatar University

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 00:00
div pVice President and Dean for Graduate Education Karen DePauw also will meet with Qatar administrators to discuss possible collaboration between Qatar and Virginia Tech./p /div

Mary Parks' mapmaking takes her across the globe

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 00:00
div pCombining a graduate research assistantship with academic requirements, the recent Virginia Tech graduate parlayed the making of hand-drawn maps into a global career./p /div

TEDxVirginiaTech talk, board post are latest honors for Wornie Reed

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 00:00
pWornie Reed, director of Virginia Tech's Race and Social Policy Research Center, will speak at the third annual TEDxVirginiaTech event on Thursday, Nov. 20./p