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Young scientist counts African predators to help save them

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 00:00
pLarge carnivores are disappearing from vast portions of their historical ranges in Africa. Doctoral student Lindsey Rich is doing something about it./p

Blacksburg selects Waste Industries for solid waste collection

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 03:00
Waste Industries USA, Inc has been selected by the Town of Blacksburg to provide garbage and recycling collection for the community starting July 1, 2014. The contract will service 5,600 households in the Town of Blacksburg. In preparation for the change, Waste Industries will deliver...

College of Engineering inducts new academy members, honors outstanding young alumnus

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 00:00
pThis year's induction marked the 15th anniversary of the first ceremony, bringing the academy to a total of only 127 people out of Virginia Tech's more than 60,000 living engineering alumni./p

College of Engineering names John Sparks its 2014 Distinguished Alumnus

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 00:00
pJohn Sparks developed and maintains a list of influential engineering alumni in Virginia who are willing to speak as captains of technology to state legislators on the economic and technological importance of engineering education./p

Employees recognized for outstanding customer service

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 00:00
pNineteen employees from the Division of Administrative Services were recognized for their customer service initiatives./p

Student Government Association welcomes new leadership

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 00:00
pElizabeth Lazor#160;of Centreville, Va., and Tuna Shankar#160;of Rockville, Md., will serve as president and vice president of the Student Government Association in the coming year./p

Transportation institute teams with Blacksburg Transit to ease wait times, save fuel costs

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 00:00
pThe Virginia Tech Transportation Institute has teamed with Blacksburg Transit to create a new mobile app that could make waiting for the bus an act of the past and help the transit authority reduce fuel usage./p

Virginia Tech's Interior Design program ranked in the top five nationally for 2014

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 00:00
pThe undergraduate Interior Design program in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies was highly ranked in the annual survey by DesignIntelligence./p

WVTF/RADIO IQ claims four awards in two prestigious journalism competitions

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 00:00
pWVTF Public Radio and RADIO IQ's New River Valley Bureau Chief Robbie Harris and Charlottesville Bureau Chief Sandy Hausman both win prestigious journalism awards./p

Creative writing and digital media summer program brings young minds to campus

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 00:00
pA five-day workshop in July combines pen-and-paper writing with digital media classes./p

Crops class takes cooking skills and food studies up another notch

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 00:00
pStudents in Ozzie Abaye's class get schooled in the culture of crop varieties in the classroom, then they take that knowledge to the food lab where they make dishes using the crops they've studied./p

Discovery Analytics Center expands Big Data initiatives to Arlington

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 00:00
pWith more #160;than $15 million in grants and contract research since its inception in 2011, the Discovery Analytics Center has moved to the National Capital Region to build collaborations with thought leaders in intelligence analysis, national security, and health informatics./p

Pamplin finance alumnus helps bring digital content to K-12 classrooms around the world

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 00:00
pJames Rosenstock was promoted last year to the newly created position of president of Discovery Education International, to lead international growth strategy of the company's fast-growing education division./p

Researchers follow a protein's travel inside cells to improve patient monitoring, develop drugs

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 00:00
pVirginia Tech chemical engineer Chang Lu and his colleagues have used a National Science Foundation grant to develop a technique to detect subcellular location of a protein./p

The Class of 2014: Graduating senior to teach about sustainable food systems

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 00:00
pAnna Isserow of Fairfax, Va., has spent four years searching for ways to make the Virginia Tech community as productive as possible./p

Virginia Tech to host debut 3-D printed ground and air vehicle competition finale May 15

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 00:00
pFourteen student teams from across Virginia Tech will compete May 15 in the finale of a debut competition designed to encourage the creation of on-demand, remote-controlled 3-D printed air and ground vehicles./p