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Discovery Analytics Center expands Big Data initiatives to Arlington

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 00:00
pWith more #160;than $15 million in grants and contract research since its inception in 2011, the Discovery Analytics Center has moved to the National Capital Region to build collaborations with thought leaders in intelligence analysis, national security, and health informatics./p

Pamplin finance alumnus helps bring digital content to K-12 classrooms around the world

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 00:00
pJames Rosenstock was promoted last year to the newly created position of president of Discovery Education International, to lead international growth strategy of the company's fast-growing education division./p

Researchers follow a protein's travel inside cells to improve patient monitoring, develop drugs

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 00:00
pVirginia Tech chemical engineer Chang Lu and his colleagues have used a National Science Foundation grant to develop a technique to detect subcellular location of a protein./p

The Class of 2014: Graduating senior to teach about sustainable food systems

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 00:00
pAnna Isserow of Fairfax, Va., has spent four years searching for ways to make the Virginia Tech community as productive as possible./p

Virginia Tech to host debut 3-D printed ground and air vehicle competition finale May 15

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 00:00
pFourteen student teams from across Virginia Tech will compete May 15 in the finale of a debut competition designed to encourage the creation of on-demand, remote-controlled 3-D printed air and ground vehicles./p

Dietrick Lawn to become open space once again

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 00:00
pThe lawn, which is between Dietrick Hall and Washington Street, was turned into a construction staging area in 2009 for the renovation of Ambler Johnston Hall and the construction of the Davidson Hall addition./p

Erika Meitner receives Fulbright award

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 00:00
pErika Meitner will use her Fulbright award to serve as the Distinguished Scholar in Creative Writing at the Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen's University Belfast in Northern Ireland./p

Plastics to dust -- a dream about to come true

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 00:00
pProfessor Emeritus Wolfgang Glasser is the chief scientific officer of cycleWood Solutions Inc., which produces biodegradable plastic bags./p

The Class of 2014: Cadet leaves positive impact on local community

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 00:00
pMeghan Gilliam will be commissioned as a military intelligence officer in the U.S. Army after commencement./p

Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine graduates first class

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 00:00
pCommencement was a major celebration at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine on May 10. Forty graduates were introduced for the first time as doctors in the history-making event./p

Aircraft redesigned to be powered by electricity in continuing efforts to advance unmanned systems

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 00:00
div pThe plane is a research platform for the aerospace engineering department and for the Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership, a consortium of about 35 government, academic, and industry groups led by Virginia Tech to help further introduce unmanned aircraft into the national airspace./p /div

Chief scientist for NASA Mars Science Laboratory Mission to receive Virginia Tech Graduate Alumni Achievement Award for 2014

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 00:00
div pCreated in 2003, the Graduate Alumni Achievement Award honors its recipients for outstanding national or international accomplishments and exemplary contributions to their professions, disciplines, communities, or society at large./p /div

Cranwell International Center to move to Harper Hall

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 00:00
pThe relocation of the Cranwell International Center represents the first important step in the development of a vibrant international living and learning community and the planned Virginia Tech Global Village./p

Mark Pierson named director of nuclear engineering program

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 00:00
pMark Pierson played a significant role in launching the new nuclear engineering education program. Since its revival in 2007 the program has received approximately $3.4 million in funding support./p

Melissa Williams receives 2014 McComas Staff Leadership Award

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 00:00
pMelissa Williams was selected to receive the 2014 McComas Staff Leadership Award for outstanding contributions to the department in terms of leadership provided to staff, students, and faculty./p

The Class of 2014: Undergraduate research put Byron Hayes on a new career track

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 00:00
pByron Hayes thought he would go to medical school after his undergraduate studies at Virginia Tech, but his involvement in undergraduate research steered him to pursue a path to find cures in a research laboratory instead./p

Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets recognizes cadets at Annual Military Awards Ceremony

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 00:00
pMore than 170 awards were presented to cadets recognizing their outstanding efforts this year./p

Football parking available

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 03:00
Looking for that perfect parking spot for the 2014 Virginia Tech Football season? The Blacksburg Museum and Cultural Foundation has a few parking spots available in the Blacksburg Municipal building parking lot for the upcoming season. For more information or to reserve a space, please...

Caught in the crosswalk: Molecular traffic signals keep cells on the right track, researchers say

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 00:00
pResearchers Silke Hauf and Julia Kamenz are working to uncover why and how checkpoints in the cell cycle aid in proper cellular division./p

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences students engage in service-learning projects in Senegal

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 00:00
pStudents traveled to several locations in Senegal to experience a cultural exchange and engage in agricultural service-learning projects./p