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'Basetrack Live' explores the real impacts of war through music, film, images, and social media

Local News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 00:00
div div div pPresented by the Center for the Arts on Saturday, Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m., the performance creates a powerful narrative about the impact of war on veterans and their families and community./p /div /div /div

Former vice chair of Federal Reserve to discuss economic outlook in Pamplin's BBT Lecture

Local News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 00:00
pThe lecture series is part of a Pamplin College of Business teaching program to explore the foundations of capitalism and freedom./p

Journal published by doctoral students increases world readership

Local News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 00:00
div pSPECTRA, the peer-reviewed online journal led by doctoral students in the Alliance for Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Thought, showcases interdisciplinary research and explores controversial topics./p /div

Mike Persia appointed assistant professor of animal and poultry sciences

Local News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 00:00
pThe focus of Mike Persia's research program aims to increase the efficiency of poultry production through the characterization, understanding, and manipulation of bird digestive processes./p

Pamela B. Teaster joins Center for Gerontology

Local News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 00:00
div pPamela B. Teaster's research examines elder and vulnerable-adult mistreatment, public and private guardianship, end-of-life issues and decision making, public policy, and public affairs./p /div

Vaccination for nicotine addiction being developed with National Institutes of Health grant

Local News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 00:00
div pProfessor of Biological Systems Engineering Mike Zhang's research with a new vaccine may make nicotine addiction a relic of the 21st century, and give relief to the millions of smokers who are trying to kick the nicotine habit./p /div

Tech travels north for match at Syracuse

Local Sports - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 16:08
Hokies eager for ACC win

ACC announces preseason women's basketball poll

Local Sports - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 13:46
Hokies tabbed 12th in both coaches and Blue Ribbon

Virginia Tech and West Virginia University announce agreement to play in common sports

Local Sports - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 10:48
Hokies and Mountaineers to take advantage of geographic proximity for non-conference scheduling

Doctoral student Karen Strat's work on cocoa research may yield sweet benefits for health

Local News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 00:00
pKaren Strat, a third-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Human, Nutrition, Foods and Exercise, is in the midst of research exploring the health benefits of cocoa with project principal investigator Andrew Neilson, an assistant professor of food science and technology./p

Emmanuel A. Frimpong named a Carnegie African Diaspora Fellow

Local News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 00:00
pEmmanuel Frimpong, originally from Ghana, focuses on the ecology, life history, and distribution of freshwater fish with an emphasis on conservation and aquaculture./p

Song Li named assistant professor of crop and soil environmental sciences

Local News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 00:00
pSong Li's laboratory is trying to understand how to extract biological meaningful features and make predictions from 'big data -- a topic that has become a major challenge for computational biology research./p

Student virtuoso to perform music from global competition at senior recital

Local News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 00:00
pSenior Travis Whaley, a triple major in piano performance, music composition, and German language and literature, will include a piece he played in international competition at his recital this month./p

Virginia Tech Retiree's Association helps members remain active in university life

Local News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 00:00
pEstablished in 1981, the Virginia Tech Retiree's Association provides retired employees with the opportunity remain engaged with each other and the Virginia Tech community.#160;/p

Virginia Tech receives first-ever higher education accreditation for emergency management

Local News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 00:00
div pTo achieve accreditation, Virginia Tech had to meet 64 national standards in areas including emergency planning and procedures; prevention; risk assessment; training and exercises, and communications and warning. The university is the only entity in Virginia, other than the commonwealth, to be accredited./p /div

Hokies fall in final matches of ITA Atlantic Regional

Local Sports - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 17:49
Ilinca Stoica takes 2nd place in singles

Cone and Vincent in running for Golfweek's best 1-2 punch

Local Sports - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 16:37
Fans are encouraged to vote among six groups

ACC announces future Notre Dame opponents

Local Sports - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 15:03
Tech and Irish to play four times between 2016 and 2021

Contini finishes second at ITA Atlantic Regional

Local Sports - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 12:54
Hokies back on the court in 10 days at Disney Tournament

Three Virginia Tech wrestling matches to be held at Moss Arts Center on campus

Local Sports - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 09:51
Event first of its kind for Hokie Athletics