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Material Culture and Public Humanities program offers accelerated master's degree

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 00:00
pStudents studying for careers in museums, heritage tourism, and community and cultural organizations can begin their graduate work as seniors and complete their master's degrees in just one year through a new Virginia Tech program./p

March 17: Winter weather impacts operations in Northern Virginia, Reynolds Homestead

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 00:00
pWinter weather has impacted areas across Virginia and affected Virginia Tech operations. Stay tuned to a rel=nofollow target=_blank href=http://www.vtnews.vt.eduVirginia Tech News/a for the latest information./p

New College of Agriculture and Life Sciences building creates scientific synergy

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 00:00
pThe new facility, which officially opens on March 21, is home to state-of-the-art teaching and research equipment, and is already creating a synergy among faculty./p

Steven Gethard gains experience both in and out of the classroom

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 00:00
pSteven Gethard of Freehold, N.J., a senior majoring in industrial design in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies, said his experience as a fraternity president made him grow as a leader./p

Virginia Tech Board of Visitors to meet March 23 and 24

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 00:00
pDuring the two-day meeting, the board will consider resolutions to establish three new Bachelor of Science degree programs and to move forward on the planning (two), construction (one), and financing (one) of four capital projects./p

Preserving social carnivores is complicated

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 00:00
pIn a letter published in the March 14 issue of Science, Associate Professor Kathleen Alexander and her fellow researchers assert that carnivore management is not just a numbers game./p

Three finalists for dean of College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences selected for campus interviews

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 00:00
pSenior Vice President and Provost Mark McNamee invites all members of the campus community to meet the candidates selected for campus interviews. University and community members are invited to attend each candidate’s open forum presentation./p

Veterinary students deal animals in need a winning hand at Casino Night fundraiser

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 00:00
pThe second annual Casino Night fundraiser organized by students at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine not only drew a crowd, but also raised $9,000 for the college's Compassionate Care Fund./p

Video: Prize-winning Preston's chef shares techniques

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 00:00
pJason Smith, Preston's executive chef, demonstrates tips and techniques as he heads off to an international competition./p

Virginia Tech ranked as elite among world universities

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 00:00
pIn a worldwide ranking of programs at universities, Virginia Tech ranked in the top 200 in 13 programs with 5 of those placed in the top 100.#160;#160;#160;#160;#160;#160;#160;#160;#160;#160;#160;#160;#160;#160;#160;#160;#160;#160;#160;#160;#160;#160;#160;#160;#160;#160;#160;#160;#160;#160;#160;#160;#160;#160;#160;#160;#160;#160;#160;#160;#160;#160;#160;#160;#160;#160;#160;/p

Grant supports undergraduate research in Interdisciplinary Water Sciences and Engineering

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 00:00
pFaculty members from Virginia Tech colleges will receive a National Science Foundation grant to engage 30 undergraduates in the interdisciplinary aspects of water research over three years, starting this summer./p

Researchers write languages to design synthetic living systems useful for new products, health care

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 00:00
pCombining engineering approaches with biology, researchers have used a computer-aided design tool to create genetic languages to guide the design of biological systems.The goal of the effort is to engineer organisms that produce useful products or health-care solutions from inexpensive, renewable materials./p

The Center for the Arts traces the evolution of portraiture of the times, from traditional to cutting-edge work

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 00:00
div pAspects of the Self: Portraits of Our Times includes iconic pieces, such as Andy Warhol's Marilyn and a self-portrait by Chuck Close, as well as work by emerging artists. The exhibition will open with a reception on Friday, March 21, from 6-8 p.m./p /div

2014 3.2-Mile Run in Remembrance scheduled for April 12

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 00:00
pThe event is free and open to the public. Individuals may run or walk the 3.2-mile course or volunteer to help work the event./p

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences contributes to record export numbers

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 00:00
pVirginia Tech is helping to keep the commonwealth's number one industry in the green and agriculture the primary economic engine of the state./p

Dr. Sandra James-Yi joins veterinary college as clinical assistant professor of toxicology

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 00:00
pAn experienced veterinarian, toxicologist, and environmental scientist, Dr. Sandra James-Yi was previously a postdoctoral associate in pathology at the Masonic Cancer Center at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis-St. Paul./p

Photo contest offers snapshot of study abroad experiences

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 00:00
pThe annual Education Abroad photo contest celebrates the rich international experiences of students, faculty, and staff. The 2014 Photo Contest is now open for submissions.#160;/p

Registration open for Inside Architecture + Design summer program for high school students

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 00:00
pInside Architecture + Design offers high school students a hands-on summer experience that explores the disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, industrial design, and interior design.#160;/p

U.S. News again ranks Virginia Tech's engineering graduate program among nation's best

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 00:00
pVirginia Tech's#160;College of Engineering ranks 21st among the nation's best engineering schools for graduate studies, according to U.S. News and World Report's America's Best Graduate Schools 2015 survey.#160;/p

Video: Roanoke Center training aids police in crime fighting

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 00:00
div pLean management training at the Virginia Tech Roanoke Center helps police reorganize and improve crime-prevention analysis./p /div