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Gene removal could have implications beyond plant science

Local News - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 00:00
pThe ability to remove or replace single genes within a plant could hold the key to treating disease states within humans according to Virginia Tech biological scientist Zachary Nimchuk./p

Student leaders converse with incoming university president

Local News - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 00:00
pTimothy Sands said he benefits from the energy students bring to a discussion. I want to open a dialogue with students and communicate with them, both formally and informally, he told student leaders.#160;/p

Summit to spotlight STEM programs and partnerships in Southwest Virginia

Local News - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 00:00
pA daylong public summit on May 2 will bring together Southwest Virginia educators, employers, and advocates in Blacksburg to discuss high-quality education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics./p

Ugoka named to VaSID All-State First Team

Local Sports - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 18:01
Senior garners more postseason honors

Contini named ACC Player of the Week

Local Sports - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 11:24
Contini goes 3-0 in the No. 1 singles on the week

Hokie-Smokey Classic cancelled

Local Sports - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 09:57
Tech turns its attention to upcoming home series against Duke

Corps of Cadets Change of Command Parade to be held May 3

Local News - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 00:00
pJoin the Corps of Cadets in celebrating the Class of 2014 as they turn over leadership of the regiment to the Class of 2015./p

David Mackanic wins Goldwater Scholarship; Mark Brown receives honorable mention

Local News - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 00:00
pDavid Mackanic is a junior double majoring in engineering and chemistry and University Honors student. He is one of 283 students selected for the national honor this year. Mark Brown a junior double majoring in physics and math in the College of Science and University Honors student, earned an honorable mention, one of more than 250 students given this distinction./p

Innovate community cultivates entrepreneurial ecosystem in Blacksburg

Local News - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 00:00
pIn early 2013, Housing and Residence Life set out to fill a unique, vacant location with a new, driven and focused living-learning community. The Innovate living-learning community was created to fill this gap./p

Open house on proposed revisions to general education curriculum

Local News - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 00:00
pFaculty, staff, students, and friends of the university are invited to an open house on April 21 to see the proposed plans to guide changes to the Curriculum for Liberal Education CLE, the university’s general education curriculum, and provide feedback./p

Pamplin course offers opportunity for certification in responsible alcohol service

Local News - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 00:00
pAlcohol is an integral part of the hospitality industry, and having students trained and certified in safe and ethical alcohol policies is critical, said Rick Perdue, head of the hospitality and tourism management department in the Pamplin College of Business./p

Peter Beegle receives 2014 College of Architecture and Urban Studies Outstanding Senior Award

Local News - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 00:00
pIn 2012, Peter Beegle received a bronze International Design Excellence Award in the student category and was a finalist for the World Design Impact Prize in 2013./p

Virginia Tech commuter program gets national recognition

Local News - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 00:00
pThe award recognizes Virginia Tech's support for commuting transportation options such as carpool and transit benefits for employees./p

Tech gets road win at No. 30 Liberty, 4-3

Local Sports - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 22:16
Saige Jenco, Alex Perez each score twice in victory

Virginia Tech athletics partners with IMG Learfield Ticket Solutions

Local Sports - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 16:49
By Jimmy Robertson - Inside Hokie Sports

Tyler named ACC Pitcher of the Week

Local Sports - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 14:35
Sophomore goes 3-0 with 0.74 ERA in ACC action

Design/BuildLAB wins Architizer A+ Award for Smith Creek Park in Clifton Forge, Va.

Local News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 00:00
pThe Smith Creek area of Clifton Forge is home to two related student-designed, student- built projects created by third-year architecture students. Their work has been recognized in the international Architizer A+ Awards.#160;/p

Economist editor Greg Ip to discuss economic outlook in Pamplin's BBT Lecture

Local News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 00:00
pThe lecture series is part of a Pamplin College of Business teaching program to explore the foundations of capitalism and freedom./p

Entomologist receives 2014 College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Outstanding Recent Alumni Award

Local News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 00:00
pHer work has had a lasting impact on the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Virginia Tech and she continues to make significant contributions to the field of forensic entomology, said Alan Grant, dean of the college.#160;/p

Study of dead wood in old-growth Iranian forest provides information for forest management

Local News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 00:00
pAssociate Professor Carolyn Copenheaver collaborated with researchers in Iran on the importance of dead wood, an often-overlooked forest feature, in old-growth forest ecosystems./p