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Bethany Bodo joins Office of Assessment and Evaluation

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 01:00
pThe Office of Assessment and Evaluation is a component unit of the Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost and seeks to promote academic quality and advance the strategic goals by providing academic leadership, service, and effective management of university resources./p

Graduate students keep interdisciplinary blog active with scholarship and commentary

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 01:00
div pRE: Reflections and Explorations was organized in 2013 by graduate students associated with the Virginia Tech Institute for Policy and Governance. The interdisciplinary blog open to all graduate students has fostered dialogue, speaking and publishing opportunities, and a sense of community among the writers./p /div

Steve Johnston's initiative and customer service earn him Facilities Services Employee of the Year

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 01:00
pSteven Johnston uses technology to help his co-workers be more efficient, but his work doesn't stop there./p

Virginia Tech Transportation Institute to host global conference on pavement management in May

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 01:00
pThe conference will bring together pavement design and management engineers, consultants, and companies to define “next-generation” methods in road construction as well as road maintenance and upkeep. It will address topics related to sustainability, accountability, and improved pavement performance./p

Annual Health and Benefits Fair helps employees make healthier choices

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 01:00
div pThe health fair will include cooking demonstrations; a flu shot clinic; free hearing and vision tests; and blood pressure, body fat and BMI, skin cancer, and diabetes screenings throughout the day. More than 70 vendors will participate in the health far./p /div

Corps of Cadets alumnus 1st Lt. David Jacobs named Military Bowl Hokie Hero

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 01:00
div p1st Lt. David Jacobs, U.S. Air Force is currently flying the C-130J out of Camp Lemmonier, Djibouti. He was the Hokie Hero for the Military Bowl game./p /div

Forbes ranks Blacksburg among the 25 best places to retire

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 01:00
pMore than half of those who have retired from Virginia Tech since 1990 continue to live in the New River Valley./p

Going viral: Targeting brain cancer cells with a wound-healing drug

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 01:00
pVirginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists were awarded a grant from the Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund, part of the Center for Innovative Technology, to engineer a viral therapy for a difficult-to-treat brain cancer.#160;/p