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BT Detours - 7/25 through 7/30

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 03:00
Due to construction that will close a section Main Street, Blacksburg Transit will operatenbsp;on a detour from Friday, July 25 through Wednesday, July 31.nbsp; Stops Closed Main/Lee Northbound (also known as Cabo Fish Taco Stop #1627), the Municipal Bulding (Stop #1601) and...

Street Closure - 207 South Main Street and 100 block of Washington Street SE

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 03:00
South Main Street at 207 South Main Street and the 100 block of Washington Street SE will be closed on Friday, July 25, Saturday, July 26, and Monday, July 27-30 from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Northbound traffic on Main Street will be detoured left onto Washington Street SW, then right onto Draper...

New 'Leave No Trace' book is a guide for reducing impacts, from backcountry to backyard

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 00:00
pAdjunct Professor Jeff Marion authored a new book outlining the principles and low-impact practices of Leave No Trace, a decades-old education program that guides outdoor recreation nationwide./p

Undergraduate architecture studio project wins 2014 AZURE award

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 00:00
pThe Smith Creek Park in Clifton Forge, Virginia, has taken shape through the vision and work of third-year architecture students in Virginia Tech's design/buildLAB studio course. The results of their work have recently been recognized with another award, this time from a Canadian design magazine./p

BT4U App Experiencing Technical Difficulties - 7/22/14

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 03:00
The BT4U Mobile app is currently experiencing some difficulties with providing trip directions.nbsp; All other features of the app appear to be working as normal.nbsp; We anticipate this issue being corrected by Monday, 7/28 or sooner.nbsp; Questions?nbsp; Please call 540-961-1185

Lots of fun for kids next week in these camps!

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 03:00
SANDLOT ALL SPORTS CAMP Enjoy different kinds of sports: kickball, t-ball, basketball, soccer, and other games. Please bring a snack and drink. Activity #: 302405-A1 Date: Jul 28-Aug 1 Age: 5-7 yrs Time: 9am-noon Fee (R/NR): $60/$70 Location: Blacksburg...

Fraternities and sororities emphasize service and philanthropy

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 00:00
pWith 18 percent of Virginia Tech's undergraduate population participating in fraternity and sorority life, the philanthropic impact the members have is incredible./p

Scientists receive more than $2 million to study effects of climate change on the Chesapeake Bay

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 00:00
pAs the nation’s largest estuary, the Chesapeake Bay is a living laboratory to study the effects of weather and pollution on delicate ecosystems./p

Falling Branch Park Ride moving - August 4, 2014

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 03:00
Attention: Christiansburg Bus passengers Effective August 4th, 2014 the Park amp; Ride lot located off Exit 118A will be relocated across I-81 to a new lot located off Exit 118B.nbsp; Blacksburg Transit will begin servicing the new lot on August 4.nbsp;nbsp;The new lot will be accessible...

SUMMER Service

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 03:00
This service is operated during Summer sessions from Memorial Day until Full Service resumes. Each route provides 30 minute or hourly service depending on the length of the route. Some routes such as the Hokie Express, Patrick Henry and Progress Street do not operate; others such as UCB/Toms Creek B...

Summer undergraduate research: Fralin fellow examines health impacts of Community Supported Agriculture

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 00:00
pUndergraduate researcher Hayley Billingsley collected a stream of baseline data from her respondents, including height, weight, body mass index, demographics, and wellness information./p

Transportation institute awarded $55 million in federal contracts on truck safety, automated vehicles

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 00:00
pThe Virginia Tech Transportation Institute has captured two federal contracts worth $55 million to study safety efforts for commercial truck drivers and break new ground in the burgeoning field of automated vehicles./p

Glade Road lane closures

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 03:00
There will be intermittent lane closures on Glade Road, between Old Glade Road and Boxwood Drive, beginning Monday, July 21. This closure is necessary for street crack sealing and surface treatment, and is expected to last about a week. For more information, please call John Boyer at...

University communications projects recognized by regional and national awards

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 00:00
pSeveral Virginia Tech print and Web-based communications produced by University Relations and Development Communications were recently recognized with awards from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education District III and the Higher Education Marketing Report's Educational Advertising Awards./p

Patrick Henry Drive lane closures

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 03:00
There will be intermittent lane closures on Patrick Henry Drive, between Toms Creek Road and Harding Avenue beginning Monday, July 21. This closure is necessary for street resurfacing, and is expected to last three weeks. For more information, call John Boyer at 540-961-1142.

Dining Services serves more than just award-winning meals

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 00:00
pIt’s not just the meals that bring about special recognition. Dining Services works with local charities, practices sustainability in all nine dining centers on campus, and hosts many special event and theme dinners every semester./p

Three new members on the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 00:00
div pThree new members joined the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors effective this month, having recently been appointed by Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe.#160;/p /div

Virginia Tech unveils hockey STAR helmet testing procedures in open meeting

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 00:00
pThe Virginia Tech--Wake Forest University School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences will preview its ground-breaking research of testing helmets to reduce concussions in a sport other than football./p

Department of Defense awards SMART Fellowship to biomedical engineering student

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 00:00
pRebekah Less, first-year Ph.D. student in the School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences, was awarded a SMART Fellowship from the Department of Defense based on the novel research she is conducting in the Computational Tissue Engineering Graduate Education Program, integrating liver and gastrointestinal tissues.#160;/p

Student explores water quality issues for summer undergraduate research project

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 00:00
pUndergraduate student Matthew Razaire is testing for water quality issues this summer, particularly lead contamination, that may occur in private water systems like wells and cisterns. He will present his findings at the Virginia Tech Summer Undergraduate Research Conference on July 31./p