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Christina McIntyre to serve as interim director of University Honors

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 00:00
pChristina McIntyre has served in University Honors since 2007. Prior to University Honors, McIntyre held various roles in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences since 1995./p

Hundreds of new students get a jump-start on college

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 00:00
pIn its third year, the academy has 352 students enrolled -- a growth of almost 50 percent from last year when 238 students participated and almost triple the number from the first year of the program when 126 students participated./p

Researchers treat rising incarceration rates as disease outbreak, discover small changes help

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 00:00
pIncarceration rates in the U.S. are rising. Using the same methods used to study disease epidemics, researchers with the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute and the Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention demonstrate that more severe sentencing can lead to higher levels of criminal activity./p

Hands-on science explored with local elementary teachers and students at summer institute

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 00:00
pVirginia Tech hosts area teachers and students in hands-on science camp./p

New detector continues search for fourth neutrino

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 00:00
pVirginia Tech physicists in the Center for Neutrino Physics will soon have access to a new detector from which to gather data as they continue their search for a fourth neutrino. A tank containing sensors was lowered into a pool June 23. The pool was filled with 170 tons of liquid argon to help capture images of neutrino interactions./p

Life sciences students win awards at regional symposium

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 00:00
pThe Post Baccalaureate Research and Education program is a 12-month program that seeks to provide individualized mentoring and a supportive learning environment to post-baccalaureate students from historically underrepresented groups interested in pursuing a Ph.D. and a research career in biomedical and behavioral sciences and engineering.#160;/p

University leads multistate research project to advance the urban forestry profession

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 00:00
pThe team includes researchers from the University of Maryland, Virginia State University, and West Virginia University as well as leaders in urban forestry and related fields such as urban planning, landscape architecture, and civil engineering./p

Judy Ingle named Friend of Virginia Cooperative Extension

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 00:00
pThe Alpha Gamma chapter of Epsilon Sigma Phi, the national honorary organization for the Cooperative Extension System, has recognized Judy Ingle of Jonesville, Virginia, as the 2014 Friend of Extension for her 18 years of support for Virginia Cooperative Extension programs at the local and state levels./p

New dual degree graduate program offers opportunity to study in two political centers

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 00:00
pTwo Capitals, Two Masters is designed for students interested in international affairs, allowing them to study, train, gain experience, and network in the policy nexus of the Euro-Atlantic relationship. The program is now recruiting for the spring and fall 2015 semesters./p