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Researchers peer into DNA of 'Evolution Canyon' animals to discover drivers of evolutionary change

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 00:00
pThe discovery adds to current understanding of biodiversity and the ability of a species to adapt to rapidly changing climates./p

Student with film at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival works on new short this summer

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 00:00
pMatthew Chernick, a senior majoring in theatre arts and cinema, produced a short film as part of a Virginia Tech course that was accepted to the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. He is working on a new short film this summer./p

BT Proposed Route Changes

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 03:00
Blacksburg Transit, a department of the Town of Blacksburg, will hold an information session on upcoming bus route and service changes from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 15 in the Roger E. Hedgepeth Chambers in the Blacksburg Municipal Building, located at 300 South Main Street, Blacksburg....

In memoriam: Donvontae Walton, was to be residential learning coordinator in Pritchard Hall

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 00:00
pDonvontae Walton of Racine, Wisconsin, who recently arrived in Blacksburg to begin his professional career as a residential learning coordinator in Pritchard Hall, has died. He was 24 years old./p

English and theatre professors collaborate for Summer Arts Festival offering

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 00:00
pAlumni Distinguished Professor of English Tom Gardner's Poverty Creek Journal comes to life at summer arts festival in unique collaboration./p

Virginia Tech Transportation Institute names Myra Blanco as director of new automated center

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 00:00
pThe Virginia Tech Transportation Institute has named Myra Blanco as director of its new center dedicated to the research of automated technology in vehicles, including cars and trucks. This brings the number of research centers operated under the transportation institute to 13./p

Work study students practice the university motto, 'Ut Prosim' (That I May Serve), through community service program

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 00:00
pWhen the Community Service Work Study program began in 2012, eight students served in five community agencies. Last year, the program expanded to 29 students in more than 10 organizations. They say they hope to serve 20 agencies by the end of 2015./p

In memoriam: Darren Bradford Hankins, a junior majoring in theatre arts and member of wrestling team

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 08:52
pA card has been placed in the front lobby of the Merryman Center for those who wish to send their condolences to the family. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, July 10 at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Norfolk, Virginia, and is open to the public./p

Angela Simmons named assistant vice president for student affairs, will lead student engagement initiatives

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 00:00
pFour departments in Student Affairs are being aligned to focus on student involvement and engagement. Angela Simmons, former director of Student Conduct, will lead the new team. #160;/p

High earners in a stock market game found to have brain patterns that can predict bubbles and crashes

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 00:00
pScientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute and Caltech found that, when they simulated market conditions for groups of investors, economic bubbles invariably formed. Even more remarkably, the researchers discovered a correlation between specific brain activity patterns and sensitivity to those bubbles./p

Literacy Corps provides students a unique work study opportunity

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 00:00
pWork study students in the Literacy Corps tutor students in several local school systems. The feeling that I am making a lasting and important impact in the lives of the students I work with is the biggest draw for me, said one participant./p

Researchers discover new markers for breast cancer that may aid diagnoses, point to new therapies

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 00:00
pA team of Virginia Tech researchers have found new breast cancer markers that could be more reliable and yield better results for cancer patients.#160;/p

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