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Michael Horning appointed assistant professor of communication

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 00:00
divMichael Horning's research interests include the social and psychological effects of communication technologies, specifically, how new technologies facilitate civic and political engagement. He will teach multimedia reporting and visual media./div

Nina Stark creates waves on recent trip to study ocean engineering

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 00:00
div pCivil and environmental engineer Nina Stark is part of a team conducting surveys and extracting samples that could predict the development of the Arctic in the future.#160;/p /div

Timothy Luke wins American Political Science Association's career achievement award

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 00:00
pA member of the Virginia Tech faculty since 1981, Timothy Luke was instrumental in establishing the university's doctoral program in Alliance for Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Thought. The interdisciplinary program encourages critical engagement among the social sciences, humanities, and arts./p

Virginia Bioinformatics Institute models provided early alert to deadly potential of Ebola outbreak

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 00:00
pA statistical report from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention aligns with a previously released estimate by a national group of scientists, including simulation scientists with the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute./p

'Indian Relay' captures the legacy and joy of an American Indian extreme sport

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 00:00
div pNew Virginia Tech faculty member Charles Dye will screen his award winning film Indian Relay on Wednesday, Oct. 1 at the Lyric Theatre at 7:30 p.m.#160;The event is free and open to the public./p /div

Dennis P. Halpin joins Department of History faculty

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 00:00
div pDennis P. Halpin's research examines how race, class, and gender shaped the 19th and 20th century urban experience in the United State. He will teach U.S. history courses, a writing workshop for history majors, and a graduate seminar on the United States since 1877./p /div

Employees challenged to donate $325,00 during 2014 Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 00:00
div pDuring the last five years, Virginia Tech employees have donated a total of more than $1.3 million to hundreds of local organizations through the Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign./p /div

John S. Husser honored with emeritus status

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 00:00
pA member of the Virginia Tech community since 1979, John S. Husser made significant contributions to music and the arts at Virginia Tech as head of the Department of Music for 22 years and as the founder of the music technology curriculum./p

New VALOR fellows will strengthen skills as agricultural leaders

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 00:00
div pBased in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, VALOR is a two-year program for agricultural leaders who want to develop their communication, problem solving, and critical thinking skills in the pursuit of becoming an advocate for agriculture and a leader in the industry./p /div

New evidence of ancient multicellular life sets evolutionary timeline back 60 million years

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 00:00
pVirginia Tech geobiologist Shuhai Xiao, with collaborators from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, published a discovery in the journal Nature that sheds new light on multicellular fossils from a time 60 million years before a vast growth spurt of life known as the Cambrian Explosion occurred on Earth./p

Stephen T. Ayers, architect of the Capitol, to speak on preservation of historic buildings

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 00:00
div pArchitect of the Captiol Stephen T. Ayers will give the 2014 Vecellio Lecture, providing an overview of current Capitol projects such as the dome restoration and discussing efforts to preserve historic buildings on Capitol Hill./p /div

Virginia Tech ranked in top 10 universities to work for in 2014

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 00:00
pEmployees at the universities that scored the highest noted benefits including flexible schedules, tuition reimbursement, an atmosphere of ongoing education, and opportunities to make an impact on young lives./p

'Cipher' blends improvisation, voice, sound, electronics, and light to create a contemporary soundscape

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 00:00
div div div pThe Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech presents two performances of the live-action graphic novel on Thursday, Sept. 25 and Friday, Sept. 26./p /div /div /div

Andrew McCoy named a Preston and Catherine White Fellow

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 00:00
pA member of the Virginia Tech community since 2008, Andrew McCoy directs the Virginia Center for Housing Research, a center in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies that serves as the official housing research center for Virginia./p

Carmen M.K. Gitre joins Department of History faculty

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 00:00
divCarmen M.K. Gitre’s research focuses on modernity, imperial history, and culture in late 19th-early 20th century Egypt. She will teach a range of courses on Middle Eastern history with a focus on the modern Middle East./div

Chef Premiere event is a tribute to Virginia’s harvest

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 00:00
div pPart of Fall Family Weekend, the Chef Premiere event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 4, and will showcase a menu created mostly from local food sources./p /div

First-year cadets selected to receive the flags at the Western Michigan game

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 00:00
pCadets Paul Aanestad, Zachary Toothman, and Precious Abayesu have been selected for the honor of receiving the flags from the football team prior to the Western Michigan game./p

Samuel A. Hicks honored with emeritus status

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 00:00
pFrom 2000 to 2011, Hicks was the program chair of the Virginia Accounting and Auditing Conference, which led to a stronger relationship between the Pamplin College and the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants./p

Virginia Tech alumni and faculty to be inducted into the Virginia Livestock Hall of Fame

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 00:00
div pThe 2014 inductees will have their portraits hung during a ceremony to be held Saturday, Sept. 27, at 10 a.m. at the Alphin-Stuart Livestock Teaching Arena. Family, friends, and the public are invited to attend.#160;/p /div

Researcher, graduate student team up to investigate what's really in our water

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 00:00
div pGraduate student Amanda Sain's main project with researcher Andrea Dietrich has focused primarily on a specific aspect of human health -- what is the impact of exposure to manganese in water and air./p /div