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Students, professors examine ways to improve lives and agriculture in Ecuador

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 00:00
pEcuador is such an amazing place and if we can do one little thing to help its people and its landscape, I think we have accomplished something valuable, said graduate student Elli Travis./p

Virginia Tech Rescue Squad passes state inspection

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 00:00
pThe student-run organization was compliant in all areas examined and will continue to serve as the oldest collegiate rescue squad in Virginia./p

Getting started: Some early tips for new students and families on moving in

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 00:00
pMove-in for students living on campus begins Wednesday, Aug.20./p

New study shows putting cell phones out of sight can enhance in-person conversations

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 00:00
pA study led by Shalini Misra, assistant professor, Urban Affairs and Planning program in the National Capital Region, found that in the presence of mobile devices, people have the constant urge to seek out information, check for communication, and direct their thoughts to other people and worlds./p

State approves two science degrees for 2015

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 00:00
pVirginia Tech continues to invent the future with two new interdisciplinary science degrees in Nanoscience and Microbiology that were approved by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia. The degree programs will be available for students starting with the spring 2015 semester.#160;/p

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists make discovery about common rotavirus

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 00:00
divThe discovery by Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists could help efforts to strengthen rotavirus vaccines. Worldwide, the virus is responsible for nearly half a million deaths in children each year./div

Market Square Jam

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 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...

Blacksburg Farmers Market

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 17:00
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...

Cathy Kropff named director of Hokie Wellness

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 00:00
pHokie Wellness programming is strategically based on health risks and trends that university employees face.#160;/p

College of Architecture and Urban Studies hosts 50th Anniversary Celebration Weekend Sept. 4-7

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 00:00
pRegistration is now open for the College of Architecture and Urban Studies 50th Anniversary Celebration Weekend. Events include a celebration gala, presentations, receptions, tours, and exhibitions.#160;/p

Maury Nussbaum participates in study of effect of obesity in the workplace

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 00:00
pThe results from the study and related studies will contribute to a better understanding of the ergonomic impacts of obesity and age./p

Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine welcomes new class, embraces new milestones

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 00:00
pThe Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine's Class of 2018 is the first to enroll an equal number of women and men./p

Planning Commission Meeting

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 22:30
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Town Council Work Session

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:00
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In memoriam: Ryan Timothy McGuinness, a senior majoring in architecture

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 08:57
pRyan Timothy McGuinness had completed four years of the five-year architecture program and was anxiously awaiting his final year at Virginia Tech./p

Cameroon forests, wildlife being preserved by farmers using agroforestry

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 00:00
pAssociate Professor John Munsell has completed a study of Cameroonian farmers who have used agroforestry -- the intentional integration of tree crops into crop and livestock agricultural systems -- for at least three years./p

David Langston named director of Tidewater Agricultural Research and Extension Center

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 00:00
pDavid Langston comes home to the Hokie Nation as the new director for the Tidewater Agricultural Research and Extension Center./p

Dining services named Best Campus Food for third time

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 00:00
pDining Services has a long tradition of national accolades for its innovative approach to food, atmosphere, sustainability, and services. The 2015 Princeton Review top spot is one of many recently received./p

Dirt paths on Drillfield to be paved

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 00:00
pThe new asphalt paths will join five existing paved paths. They will be five feet wide compared to the existing 12-foot-wide paths./p

Exhibition at the Moss Arts Center celebrates a legacy of 50 years of art by emeritus faculty

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 00:00
pAs part of its 50th anniversary celebration, the College of Architecture and Urban Studies presents the Collegiate Legacy Emeritus Exhibition at Virginia Tech’s Moss Arts Center Aug. 21-Sept. 14 to display works by 19 emeritus faculty who shaped the college's highly ranked and internationally recognized programs./p