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In memoriam: Kevin M. Tinley, junior majoring in mining engineering, College of Engineering

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 01:00
pKevin M. Tinley, a junior majoring in mining engineering in the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech, died last week in Blacksburg./p

Dale D. Pike to lead Technology-enhanced Learning and Online Strategies unit

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 01:00
pDale Pike will have a seat on the Provost's Academic Affairs Council, to help guide strategy and planning efforts related to the creative use of technology./p

Eight undergraduates to present research at annual ACC Meeting of the Minds Conference

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 01:00
pEach of the 15 ACC member schools will send student representatives who will present their work through oral presentations, posters, or models and exhibits. The conference will be held April 3-5 at the University of Pittsburgh./p

Highty-Tighties to march in Saint Patrick's Day Parade in Savannah, Ga.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 01:00
pThe Highty-Tighties are one of five featured entries in the Savannah, Ga., St. Patrick's Day Parade./p

Old-growth forest expert to speak on value of ancient trees

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 01:00
pJoan Maloof, founder and executive director of the Old-Growth Forest Network, will speak in Fralin Auditorium on the Blacksburg campus on Friday, April 4, at 12:30 p.m./p

The Crooked Road Festival celebrates the artistic and musical heritage of Appalachia

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 01:00
div pThe community festival, March 19 through 23, includes a variety of performances including, instrument-making, demonstrations, art exhibitions, storytelling, and clogging workshops.#160;/p /div

Two doctoral students in human development awarded national fellowships

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 01:00
div pTwo students in the Marriage and Family Therapy Ph.D. program at Virginia Tech have been named Fellows in the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Minority Fellowship Program./p /div

University to participate in statewide tornado drill Tuesday, March 11

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 01:00
pThe#160;Office of Emergency Management encourages the Virginia Tech community to organize its own drill and practice the actions required in the event of a tornado./p

March 3-4: Winter weather impacts operations

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 01:00
pWinter weather is again impacting parts of Virginia. Visit the Virginia Tech News website for the latest announcements should conditions affect university operations across the state./p

Barbara Ryder to receive Woman of Achievement Award

Mon, 03/03/2014 - 01:00
pBarbara Ryder is receiving this achievement award, in part, due to her efforts to increase the number of women graduating from college with technical degrees by targeting outreach efforts to high schools./p

Campus planning task force to focus on the student experience

Mon, 03/03/2014 - 01:00
pUniversity Senior Vice President and Provost Mark McNamee and Vice President for Student Affairs Patty Perillo commissioned a task force to spend the next year studying these issues and to make recommendations on enhancing student experiences through physical spaces./p

Coalition of business, education leaders warns of growing U.S. ‘innovation deficit’

Mon, 03/03/2014 - 01:00
pNational research and business leaders produce a video that suggests what federal funding should for the United States to remain the world’s innovation leader./p

Film and panel to explore green burial movement

Mon, 03/03/2014 - 01:00
pA pioneer in the green burial movement will be in Blacksburg on Thursday, March 20 for a screening of the documentary film Dying Green./p

National Science Foundation to sponsor undergraduate biomechanics research program

Mon, 03/03/2014 - 01:00
pTen openings for undergraduates interested in a research experience in biomechanical engineering are available through a National Science Foundation grant to Pamela VandeVord of the Virginia Tech -- Wake Forest University School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences./p

Ambler Johnston Hall LEED Gold certified, wins three design awards

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 01:00
pAmbler Johnston Hall is the eighth university building to be LEED certified. In addition, the building's renovation won three design awards./p

Brain Awareness Week to celebrate the world’s most complex and versatile computer

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 01:00
pThe Virginia Tech community will be celebrating that notable three-pound contraption -- the human brain -- during Brain Awareness Week, which officially begins March 10./p

Conflict negotiation and community resilience experts to speak at Virginia Tech

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 01:00
pTwo international experts in conflict negotiation and community resiliency will speak at upcoming lectures on the Virginia Tech campus./p

Virginia Tech hosting debut student competition to design 3-D printed aircraft, ground vehicles

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 01:00
div pVirginia Tech will play host to a first-time competition for students to deign on-demand, remote-controlled 3-D printed aircraft and ground vehicles as the Spring 2014 Additive Manufacturing Grand Challenge launches March 4./p /div

At the touch of a finger: Virtual patient helps students learn anatomy

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 01:00
pThe new anatomy table at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine works like a giant iPad to teach anatomy virtually.#160;/p

Corps to hold 9th Annual Squad Tactical Challenge

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 01:00
pThis year’s challenge will include 72 squads, each consisting of approximately eight cadets. The event will start with the first squad at 7 a.m. and the final squad finishing at approximately 4 p.m.#160;/p