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Muni Muniappan wins award for work in tropical agriculture

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 23:00
div pFor his work in developing countries, Rangaswamy Muni Muniappan has will be honored today by the Board for International Food and Agricultural Development with its 2014 award for scientific excellence./p /div

Winter session experience courses take students beyond Blacksburg

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 23:00
pWinter Session begins Dec. 27. Students may enroll in winter experience courses which gives participants the opportunity to travel domestically or internationally while taking winter session courses./p

Cadet selected to travel with football team to highlight the colors at Pittsburgh game

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 23:00
pCadet Josiah Jeffers was selected to travel with the football team to Pittsburgh based on his outstanding performance during New Cadet Week training./p

Governor's Award nominee Steve Buchner known for his service to others

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 23:00
pAs the union operations coordinator for a rel=nofollow target=_blank href=http://www.studentcenters.vt.edu/Student Centers and Activities/a, Steve Buchner is responsible for managing the daily operations of one of the university's largest service facilities/p

Michael Flessner appointed assistant professor of plant pathology, physiology, and weed science

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 23:00
pMichael Flessner's research program focuses on solving weed management challenges currently facing the commonwealth, with an emphasis placed on sustainable and economic solutions./p

Researchers discover potential early-detection biomarker for 'bubble boy' disorder

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 23:00
div pMany people recognize the bubble boy as an unusual character from a Seinfeld episode or a John Travolta movie. Virginia Tech researchers have discovered a potential biomarker to detect the presence of severe combined immunodeficiency, or SCID./p /div

Trevor T. Stewart joins School of Education faculty

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 23:00
div pTrevor T. Stewart's research interests include the influences of educational policy and testing on English teachers’ instructional practices and the intersection between language and culture. He will teach English education methods./p /div

University Libraries Open Access Week features lecture by Center for Open Science co-founder

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 23:00
pIn support of International Open Access Week, several campus events will be held to highlight the growing movement towards public access to research and scholarship./p

‘Experience Virginia Tech: Learn, Explore, Engage’ to celebrate all that we are

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 23:00
pThe event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 18 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center and is free and open to the community. A community pizza party will follow at noon on Dietrick Lawn./p

Dustin Read joins Department of Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management faculty

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 23:00
div pDustin Read's research interests include housing affordability, real estate development, and land-use policy issues at the local level. He will teach commercial leasing and management, and advanced residential property management./p /div

Nuclear reactor expert discusses ways to prevent Fukushima-like damage with scientists in Japan

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 23:00
pAlireza Haghighat, a professor with the Nuclear Engineering Program in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, #160;discussed research related to the 2011 accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex with scientists in Japan./p

Second annual Ex Lapide Fall Reunion to be held in Blacksburg Oct. 24 through 26

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 23:00
divGreta Harris, a member of the Class of 1983, will be the keynote speaker during the Out at Work networking reception to be held on Friday, Oct. 24 at 5:30 p.m. at the Smith Career Center. Students and alumni are invited to this event./div

Timothy D. Sands to be installed as 16th president during afternoon ceremony Friday, Oct. 17

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 23:00
pFollowing the 2 p.m. ceremony, the Corps of Cadets will present a pass in review for the new president, which starts at 3:15 p.m., and an ice cream social and performances by student organizations will start at 3:30 p.m. All events are free and open to the public./p

U.S. Army looks to Daphne Yao to provide a more secure cyberspace

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 23:00
pComputer scientist Daphne Yao's proposed solutions to prevent insider attacks in the cyber security world will provide a leap forward to stronger Army command and control of cyberspace capabilities on the battlefield as well as in day-to-day operations./p

Veterinary college establishes Collaborative Research Network for clinical trials

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 23:00
pA referral network was recently established to enable specialty practices in Virginia and Maryland to participate in the veterinary college's cutting-edge research. Enrollment in clinical trials for companion animals is now expanding.#160;/p

Xueyang Feng appointed assistant professor of biological systems engineering

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 23:00
div pXueyang Feng conducts research on biomolecular engineering of eukaryotic --#160;organisms whose cells contain a nucleus and other structures enclosed within membranes --#160;#160;systems such as yeast, plants, and mammalian cells./p /div

Bahareh Behkam invited to attend National Academies Keck Futures Initiative

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 23:00
div pBahareh Behkam's research is at the intersections of physical chemistry, biophysics, and bio-hybrid microrobotics. Her work is supported by the Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science./p /div

Besnik Pula appointed assistant professor of political science

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 23:00
div pBesnik Pula's scholarship focuses on socialism and post-socialist transformations in Eastern Europe, the political economy of European integration, and southeastern European state formation in comparative historical perspective./p /div

Branford Marsalis joins the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia for an evening of baroque masterpieces

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 23:00
div div div pThe Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech presents the performance featuring the Grammy Award-winner and celebrated orchestra on Saturday, Oct. 25, at 7:30 p.m./p /div /div /div

Devi Parikh receives innovative Google Faculty Research Award

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 23:00
div pThe ward comes with $92,000 of unrestricted funding and will allow Devi Parikh to work directly with Google researchers and engineers as they explore how to best teach machines from visual abstractions./p /div