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Chemist builds device to measure chemical warfare agent effects on surfaces

Local News - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 00:00
pJohn Morris, professor of analytical chemistry at Virginia Tech, and his group have built a piece of laboratory equipment designed to test the effects of chemical warfare agents such as sarin and VX on surfaces, giving the U.S. Army valuable insight into potential designs for future filtration and mitigation systems./p

Virginia Tech to adopt recommendations of task force to advance inclusion and diversity efforts; new organizational structure to be implemented

Local News - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 00:00
div pThe President's Inclusion and Diversity Executive Council, chaired by President Timothy Sands, will be established to guide, support, and be accountable for advancing inclusion and diversity initiatives distributed throughout the university./p /div

Dowd, Munz tabbed Academic All-Americans

Local Sports - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 14:54
Dowd earns honor for second time of career

Tech finishes 37th in Learfield Sports Director's Cup

Local Sports - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 13:38
Hokies record their third-best finish ever

Tech finishes 37th in Learfield Sports Director's Cup

Local Sports - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 13:38
Hokies record their third-best finish ever

League-high six Hokies named to 2014 All-ACC Academic Softball Team

Local Sports - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 11:12
Dani Anderson earns fourth nod to squad

Forecasting future may one day become as practical as predicting weather, thanks to Big Data advances

Local News - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 00:00
pResearchers are working to harness the torrent of data in the ocean of public information such as tweets, website queries, and restaurant cancellations, to generate early warnings of events with a broad social impact./p

Student-led projects win Nanotechnology Entrepreneurship Challenge

Local News - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 00:00
pThe Nanotechnology Entrepreneurship Challenge teaches students how to take nanoscale science and engineering ideas from concept to creation, and apply them to current challenges in the fields of public health and medicine./p

Three Hokie golfers honored by state coaches

Local Sports - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 17:06
Hardwick named Coach of the Year for second consecutive season

Virginia Tech to play in Cancun Challenge

Local Sports - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 12:54
Hokies to join seven other teams in Mexico for annual event

Hokies lead league with four on All-ACC Academic Men's Tennis Team

Local Sports - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 11:18
Bjerrehus, Contini, Koontz and Monteiro represent Tech

Chinese forestry scholars tap U.S. research on sustainable outdoor recreation

Local News - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 00:00
pAdjunct Professor Jeff Marion, a leader of this country's Leave No Trace initiative, was contacted by a leading Chinese forestry scholar to share his expertise on minimizing visitor impacts in recreation areas./p

Pamplin selects executive director, director to lead new Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Local News - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 00:00
pThe Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship will support entrepreneurship and innovation programs across the university that educate traditional students, corporate innovators, and others involved in entrepreneurial ventures through courses, experiential learning, and mentoring relationships./p

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientist's work could lead to wounds healing twice as fast

Local News - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 00:00
pRobert Gourdie and his research team have developed a compound that helps tissue samples heal more quickly. Now the Catalyst grant is spurring advanced research into the repair and regeneration of damaged tissue.#160;/p

Two Hokies named to All-ACC Academic team

Local Sports - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 10:08
Fusinato, Kahoun honored

Researchers say rate of deforestation in Brazilian Amazon has declined

Local News - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 00:00
pAn international team of scientists determined that positive incentives for farmers, counties, and states can do as much to preserve forests as penalties./p

Student team from Virginia Tech's Program in Real Estate wins 2014 Real Estate Challenge

Local News - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 00:00
pFour students from Virginia Tech's Program in Real Estate won the Meritage Homes Residential Real Estate Challenge sponsored by the University of Arizona's Eller College of Management and Meritage Homes./p

Aging contributes to rapid rates of genomic change, signaling challenges for personalized medicine

Local News - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 00:00
pVirginia Bioinformatics Institute researchers Harold Skip Garner and Jasmin Bavarva have discovered aging can occur at different rates within an individual's genome, with some portions aging 100 times faster than others. With that in mind, personalized medicine becomes even more challenging./p

Training for university emergency coordinators improves campus safety

Local News - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 00:00
pBuilding emergency coordinators, who make sure university departments work together to develop consistent emergency plans, will hold their annual training Wednesday./p

Virginia Master Gardeners gather at Virginia Tech to learn and network

Local News - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 00:00
pThe annual conference, hosted by Virginia Cooperative Extension, offers opportunities for Master Gardeners to gain recertification, increase their gardening knowledge, and network with other volunteers.#160;/p