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University City Boulevard lane closure

Local News - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 03:00
There will be a partial lane closure/shoulder closure in the northbound, right-hand lane of the 600 block of University City Boulevard June 1-22. The closure will be in effect 24 hours a day through the time period. This closure is needed so a contractor can perform grading and storm...

Human and Agricultural Biosciences Building earns green building certification

Local News - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 00:00
pIt is the tenth university building to receive LEED certification and the fifth to earn gold./p

Blacksburg Farmers Market

Local News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 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...

Street Resurfacing Notice

Local News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 03:00
Beginning Monday, June 1, the following streets are scheduled for resurfacing. Progress Street from Giles Road to Jackson Street Kraft Drive Intermittent road closures and travel delays should be expected 7 a.m.nbsp;- 7 p.m. On-street parking fromnbsp;7 a.m. - 7 p.m....

Rolf Mueller wins IBM Faculty Award to design bioinspired computing techniques

Local News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 00:00
pRolf Mueller will use the award to develop computing techniques inspired by the hearing system of the mammalian brain.#160;/p

No Sunday Service During Summer

Local News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 03:00
Reminder:nbsp;nbsp;There will be no Sunday service for the remainder of the Summer.nbsp; Sunday service will resume along with Full service on August 17, 2015.

A mosquito sex-determining gene could help fight dengue fever, life science researchers say

Local News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 00:00
pLife scientists identified a male-determining genetic switch in a dangerous type of mosquitoes that could be useful in efforts to protect human health./p

Blacksburg Farmers Market

Local News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 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...

Engineers, scientists to examine antibiotic resistance in food chain from farm to fork

Local News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 00:00
pAmy Pruden, professor of civil and environmental engineering and associate dean in the graduate school at Virginia Tech, is leading an interdisciplinary $2.25 million USDA grant on antibiotic resistance from farm to fork./p

Entries Needed for Blacksburg July 4th Parade

Local News - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 03:00
The 29th annual July 4th parade in Blacksburg will set off at 2 p.m. from the Old Blacksburg Middle School, travel along Main Street, and end on Alumni Mall near the Virginia Tech Drillfield. This year's theme is This Land is Your Land. Parade entries are needed and can be floats,...

Brain scanning reveals that birds of a feather really do flock together

Local News - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 00:00
pIn a study using functional magnetic resonance imaging, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists found that our inherent risk-taking preferences affect how we view and act on information from other people./p

Campus Detours in Effect

Local News - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 03:00
BT will operate on detours on central campus beginning May 18, 2015. Routes Affected:nbsp; CRC/Hospital, Harding/Hethwood Toms Creek.nbsp; More details at www.blacksburg.gov/BTDetours

ACC announces 2015 #ACCBase Championship Bracket

Local Sports - Sun, 05/17/2015 - 09:50
Tech faces UNC in play-in game Tuesday at 3 p.m.

Blacksburg Farmers Market

Local News - Sat, 05/16/2015 - 11:00
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...

ACC releases early season football gametime and TV schedule

Local Sports - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 11:02
Season tickets on sale now

College of Engineering names Tom Rust its Distinguished Alumnus for 2015

Local News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 00:00
pTom Rust is vice chair of the board of Pennoni Associates of Chantilly, Virginia, and a distinguished member of Virginia's General Assembly./p

Brown Bag Lunch and Memories

Local News - Thu, 05/14/2015 - 15:00
Bring your bag lunch, photos and stories. Eat lunch and share your memories and stories. A Blacksburg historian will also talk about the history of Blacksburg at the Alexander Black House amp; Cultural Center. For more information, contact the Blacksburg Museum and Cultural Foundation...

Hokies wrap up regular season at Pittsburgh

Local Sports - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 09:00
ACC postseason berth on the line in final conference series

Knoxville Bound: Tech softball set for NCAA play

Local Sports - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 08:24
Hokies in regional with Tennessee, Utah and Longwood

Alexis Johnson has kept the university mail moving for more than four decades

Local News - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 00:00
pShe has processed an estimated 200 million pieces of mail during her career./p