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McBryde Drive lane closures

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 03:00
There will be intermittent lane closures along McBryde Drive between Barringer Drive and Buchanan Drive, June 15 - July 30, 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. One lane of traffic will remain open at all times and flaggers and signage will help maintain traffic flow during the closures. The lane closures...

4-H'ers honor the history of 4-H while working toward a better future at the 2014 State Congress

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 00:00
pThe theme for the 94th annual 4-H State Congress is “Celebrating the Past, Making It Last.” It draws on the history of 4-H and demonstrates the power of 4-H to assist teens in developing leadership, citizenship, and life skills through hands-on educational programs./p

Henry P. Wilson honored with emeritus status

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 00:00
pA member of the Virginia Tech community since 1982, Henry P. Wilson served as director of the Eastern Shore Agricultural Research and Extension Center#160;for more than 13 years./p

James Earl Orr Jr. named director of the Undergraduate Honor System

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 00:00
pOrr is responsible for education and outreach efforts and the day-to-day operations of the Undergraduate Honor System, including the training and support of faculty, staff, and students involved in the honor system./p

Smoking-cessation products that contain nicotine may not be safest way to quit, researchers discover

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 00:00
pNicotine found in patches, gums, and e-cigarettes may do more harm than good, according to researchers at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech. Products like these excessively mutate a cell's DNA and may be a precursor to cancer./p

Architectural researcher to tell global conferees how 'living roofs' help build better cities

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 00:00
pWith growing numbers of people moving into cities, it is crucial to give architects and builders tools to make good decisions about green roofs. Virginia Tech architectural researcher Elizabeth Grant said with extremes of temperature and rainfall becoming unpredictable as climates change, vegetated roofs are building resilience into a rapidly changing world./p

Fritz Oehlschlaeger honored with emeritus status

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 00:00
pA member of the Virginia Tech community since 1978, Fritz Oehlschlaeger worked diligently to become an interdisciplinary scholar concerned with bringing into conversation the fields of literary criticism, philosophical ethics, bioethics, and Christian theology.#160;/p

Six graduate students receive National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 00:00
pThe NSF Graduate Research Fellowships honor outstanding students in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics who are pursuing graduate studies in those fields.#160;/p

Virginia Tech scientists weed out pesky poison ivy with discovery of killer fungus

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 00:00
pResearchers have found a natural and effective way to kill poison ivy using a naturally occurring fungus that grows on plant's seed./p