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Virginia Tech helped hatch modern turkey industry

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 01:00
pThe modern turkey industry started with a relationship between a researcher at Virginia Tech and a Virginia Cooperative Extension agent in the 1920s. That kind of relationship continues today as the university and Extension work together to put knowledge into the hands of people around the world./p

Virginia Tech's 'What Happened to the Dream?' celebration honors Martin Luther King's legacy

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 01:00
pJerry Gaines, a member of the Virginia Tech Class of 1971, the first full-scholarship African American athlete to attend the university, and the first African American to be inducted into the Virginia Tech Sports Hall of Fame, will give the keynote address on Tuesday, Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. in Haymarket Theater of Squires Student Center./p

Design competition provides valuable experience for third-year architecture students

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 01:00
div pA relationship forged between a professional organization for educational facility planners and Virginia Tech’s architecture faculty has created a competition that provides valuable experience for architecture students./p /div

Two hotels, one festive holiday season

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 01:00
pBuffets, a charity ball, a tree display, and breakfast with Santa are on the holiday lineup./p

Virginia Tech researchers develop GenoSIGHT software for 'smart' microscopes

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 01:00
pGenoSIGHT, a new open source software developed at Virginia Bioinformatics Institute, allows researchers to better control and monitor experiments by making microscopes smarter..#160;/p

Virginia Tech strengthens international travel procedures to further safeguard students and faculty

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 01:00
pNew procedures governing travel are to be implemented over the next 12 months and include hiring new staff members in the Global Education Office and VT Engage./p

Class of 2014: Siddhartha Roy seeks to be 'the future of water'

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 01:00
div pGraduate student Siddhartha Roy will receive his master's degree in environmental engineering Dec. 19 and will go on to pursue a doctorate in civil engineering while balancing service projects aimed to transform wastewater systems in underdeveloped countries./p /div

Geologist Esteban Gazel earns Top 40 under 40 accolade

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 01:00
pEsteban Gazel’s recent research includes measuring the content of volatile elements within volcanoes and its implication in violent volcanic activity./p

Mosquitoes and malaria: Scientists pinpoint how biting cousins have grown apart

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 01:00
pThe discovery by an international team including Fralin Life Science Institute researchers will advance understanding about the biological differences between mosquitoes and how species might be more precisely controlled to stop malaria./p