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Virginia Tech climbs to 38 in National Science Foundation research rankings

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 01:00
pVirginia Tech is the only Virginia institution in the top 50 of the National Science Foundation rankings. Virginia Tech is among the top 25 public research universities and continues to rank in the top 5 percent of universities in the nation.#160;/p

Virginia Tech researcher helped find new way to use electric fields to deliver cancer treatment

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 01:00
pLissett Bickford, who now directs a lab at the Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science, worked on the study during her postdoctoral fellowship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill./p

Spring letter from Senior Vice President and Provost Mark G. McNamee to the university community

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 01:00
pDuring the next few weeks, the university will organize and empower the Advisory Community, the broad network of organizations, programs, committees, and individuals who are actively engaged in advancing inclusion and diversity both within Virginia Tech and beyond./p

Corps to welcome back four alumni as part of Gunfighter Panel

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 01:00
pThe Feb. 12 panel will feature four Corps of Cadets alumni who have recently deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan./p

University program helps workforce in Armenia transition to market economy

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 01:00
pThe program is aimed at college students who are studying to assume leadership roles in the food and agribusiness sector./p

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientist selected for honorary society

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 01:00
pWarren Bickel has dedicated his professional life to carrying out research on how and why people make the choices that lead from addiction to recovery./p

Virginia Tech receives record number of undergraduate applications

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 01:00
pThe close to 22,500 freshman applications received to date is a 7.4 percent increase over last year's total and the most ever received by the university./p

Virginia Tech to mark 2015 Day of Remembrance

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 01:00
pThe Day of Remembrance and Run in Remembrance will honor those who lost their lives eight years ago./p

Guest pianist joins Roanoke Symphony Orchestra for an evening of romantic and inspiring music

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 01:00
div div div div pThe orchestra's masterworks concert, which features internationally acclaimed pianist Tanya Gabrielian, is #160;Feb. 17./p /div /div /div /div

New Microsoft TV commercial features Computer Science's Wu Feng and his efforts to spur medical discoveries

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 01:00
pMicrosoft is debuting this week a new television commercial featuring Wu Feng, a professor with the Virginia Tech College of Engineering./p

Senior Vice President and Provost Mark G. McNamee announces future plans

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 01:00
pMark G. McNamee, a professor of biochemistry and biological sciences who has served as Virginia Tech's chief academic officer since 2001, will remain with the university and continue to serve as provost until a replacement assumes the role./p

Two receive honorary fellowships from Italian Society of Mineralogy and Petrology

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 01:00
div pTwo members of the Department of Geosciences in the College of Science have been awarded honorary fellowships to the Italian Society of Mineralogy and Petrology./p /div

Virginia Tech sports fundraising director to retire in July 2015

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 01:00
pOver the course of Lu Merritt's career, the scope of athletic fundraising at Virginia Tech has grown by more than 600 percent./p

Dr. Bess Pierce wins top veterinary honor

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 01:00
pThe associate professor at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech earned the 2015 Bustad Companion Animal Veterinarian of the Year Award./p

Film explores the lifelong friendship of Ernest Hemingway and Gary Cooper

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 01:00
pWriter and director John Mulholland will be joined by producer Richard Zampella for a free screening of their documentary Cooper and Hemingway: The True Gen on Wednesday, Feb. 11, at 7 p.m. at the Lyric Theatre. Admission is free./p

Global Challenge registration deadline is this week

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 01:00
pVT KnowledgeWorks will host its annual Global Challenge Semifinals on April 8 at The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center./p

Suzie Baker named interim director at Cranwell International Center

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 01:00
pSuzie Baker replaces Brian Bolton, who has accepted a position with the U.S. State Department as a Foreign Service officer in Ecuador./p

Wine industry workforce center could boost economic development, Virginia Tech study shows

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 01:00
pThe proposed Viticulture and Enology Education Center would be the first of its kind in Virginia. Two similar programs, one in New York and the other in North Carolina, are based at community colleges./p

Dana Cruikshank joins Continuing and Professional Education

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 01:00
div pDana Cruikshank will guide the creation and execution of marketing and communication strategies for Continuing and Professional Education and for the many programs and courses that office produces.#160;/p /div

University program spurs change in Senegalese law governing universities

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 01:00
pCommunity service is now part of the mission of Senegalese universities, thanks to Virginia Tech's influence./p