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Mon, 08/25/2014 - 03:00
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Daniel Beal appointed associate professor of management

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 00:00
divDaniel Beal's research has focused on affective or emotional events and their impact on employees and organizations — particularly how the experience and expression of emotions at work translate into worker well-being, stress and fatigue, and performance./div

Chris Lomaka, one of Virginia Tech's quadruplets, balances his college experience with academics and athletics

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 00:00
div pChris Lomaka came to Virginia Tech as a new student two years ago, with his three quadruplet siblings at his side. While still close, each of them is finding their own niche, including Chris, whose has found a balance between academics and athletics./p /div

New recycling areas available for football tailgaters

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 00:00
pThe pilot project will provide multiple recycling areas at five parking lots near Lane Stadium./p

President Timothy D. Sands studies the Virginia Tech student experience

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 00:00
pPresident Timothy D. Sands works on plans to improve the Virginia Tech student experience and has identified three priorities: undergraduate research, internships, and study abroad programs./p

Student team wins NASA design contest with unmanned aircraft fueled by liquid hydrogen

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 00:00
divThe competition was part of a senior capstone design course sequence in the Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering./div

Veterinary college's Class of 2018 kicks off next four years at 'white coat' ceremony

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 00:00
pLast week, the new veterinary students completed a full schedule of orientation activities designed to produce well-rounded and professional veterinary students./p

Blacksburg Farmers Market

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 11:00
The Blacksburg Farmers Market offers local foods, crafts, flowers, music, and more in the heart of downtown Blacksburg! Come support your local farmers and artists and enjoy the benefits of a strengthened community, healthy living, and support for responsible business practices. For more...

Douglas F. Cannon honored by Public Relations Society of America

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 00:00
div pOne of 15 inductees for 2014, Douglas F. Cannon is the first full-time Virginia Tech communication faculty member elected to the College of Fellows.#160;/p /div

Land managers to gain tools to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 00:00
pProfessor Stephen Prisley served on a team that developed science-based methods to quantify changes in greenhouse gas emissions and carbon storage following a change in land or forest management./p

Speckled beetle key to saving crops in Ethiopia

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 00:00
div pA Virginia Tech-led program has unleashed a new weapon in the fight against hunger in eastern Africa: a tiny speckled beetle, which feeds on a highly destructive invasive weed./p /div

Susan G. Magliaro named to state education panel

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 00:00
pA statewide panel of education leaders including Virginia Tech Professor Susan G. Magliaro is studying reforms to how student achievement is measured.#160;/p

Virginia Tech Magazine revisits firsts in the university's history

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 00:00
pThe summer edition of Virginia Tech Magazine explores firsts in Virginia Tech history, talks to Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine's first 40 doctors, and visits a lab measuring how and why humans react emotionally to food./p

Historic Lecture: Price House Lawn Party

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 21:30
Come to the lawn at the Price House to hear about this significant historic home in the 16 Squares, learn more about the 16 Squares history and how you can play a role in its preservation and continued success as a wonderful neighborhood. For more information, contact the Blacksburg...

CUP for Research and Development use at North End development

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 03:00
The Town of Blacksburg has received an application for a Conditional Use Permit, (CUP 14-0007), at 460 Turner Street, Suite 303 in the North End development, (formerly Collegiate Square), for Research and Development use within the Downtown Commercial zoning district. Suite 303 is 9,253 square feet...

First clinical trial for new skin wound-healing compound is a success

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 00:00
div pHeart research leads to unexpected discovery of a new drug for healing skin ulcers, according to scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute./p /div

Strengths-based approach gains momentum at Virginia Tech

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 00:00
div pWhile fixing weaknesses prevents failure, it is strengths-building that promotes success. Virginia Tech is the first university to partner with Gallup Inc. to make the Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment tool available to all students, faculty, and staff campus-wide./p /div

Test of VT Alerts scheduled for all campuses Aug. 28

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 00:00
pThe system will be tested on the Blacksburg campus and at university facilities located in six regions across Virginia./p

Tricia Smith, Anthony Scott fill key positions in the Division of Student Affairs

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 00:00
div divTwo new directors are named in the Division of Student Affairs to help lead the division's commitment to inclusion and diversity./div /div

Market Square Jam

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 23:00
Blacksburg’s Market Square Jam is an official Crooked Road affiliated venue that provides fun and entertainment on Wednesday evenings, June through September. The Jam takes place at Market Square Park from 8-10pm. Catering to traditional old time and bluegrass music, the Market Square...