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Gobblerfest 2014 planned for Sept. 5

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 00:00
div pThis free event has become a New River Valley tradition. The festival helps new students, faculty and staff feel more at home as they learn more about the many university and community services, agencies, businesses, clubs and organizations available to them./p /div

Kristofer D. Kusano wins Society of Automotive Engineers International's Russell S. Springer Award

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 00:00
div pKristofer D. Kusano studies driver behavior to design better crash avoidance systems and predicting expected benefits of active safety systems in vehicle fleets./p /div

Mary Marchant honored by the Southern Agricultural Economics Association

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 00:00
pMary Marchant's commitment to academic instruction ended up enriching her own career. This year she was recognized for her advocacy of teaching and applied research./p

The Class of 2014: Student servant-leader looks forward to future after graduation

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 00:00
div pFollowing commencement, Cadet Daniel Evans will report as a surface warfare officer to the USS Gravely, a destroyer based in Norfolk, Va./p /div

Virginia Tech Magazine reviews the career of the university's next president

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 00:00
pAs Virginia Tech prepares to welcome its 16th president, Timothy D. Sands, into office on June 1, the spring 2014 edition of Virginia Tech Magazine looks at Sands' years of training and his career as a researcher, professor, and administrator./p

World renowned polymer chemist to serve as visiting scholar

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 00:00
pDuring his stay, Ludwik Leibler will meet with students, research groups, and individual faculty members./p

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...