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Xueyang Feng appointed assistant professor of biological systems engineering

Local News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 00:00
div pXueyang Feng conducts research on biomolecular engineering of eukaryotic --#160;organisms whose cells contain a nucleus and other structures enclosed within membranes --#160;#160;systems such as yeast, plants, and mammalian cells./p /div

No. 9 Hokies garner win at Miami

Local Sports - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 21:57
King and Zoepfl score in ACC road win

Hokies set for a pair of weekend matches

Local Sports - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 18:13
Tech travels to Clemson Friday, hosts UVA on Sunday

Hokies head to Chapel Hill for crucial conference match against No. 17 UNC

Local Sports - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 16:02
Tech looks to get back on track in ACC play

Hokies travel to Blackthorn Club this weekend

Local Sports - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 15:22
Trevor Cone looks to continue strong start for Tech

Bahareh Behkam invited to attend National Academies Keck Futures Initiative

Local News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 00:00
div pBahareh Behkam's research is at the intersections of physical chemistry, biophysics, and bio-hybrid microrobotics. Her work is supported by the Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science./p /div

Besnik Pula appointed assistant professor of political science

Local News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 00:00
div pBesnik Pula's scholarship focuses on socialism and post-socialist transformations in Eastern Europe, the political economy of European integration, and southeastern European state formation in comparative historical perspective./p /div

Branford Marsalis joins the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia for an evening of baroque masterpieces

Local News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 00:00
div div div pThe Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech presents the performance featuring the Grammy Award-winner and celebrated orchestra on Saturday, Oct. 25, at 7:30 p.m./p /div /div /div

Devi Parikh receives innovative Google Faculty Research Award

Local News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 00:00
div pThe ward comes with $92,000 of unrestricted funding and will allow Devi Parikh to work directly with Google researchers and engineers as they explore how to best teach machines from visual abstractions./p /div

Governor's Award nominee Jon Greene recognized for propelling unmanned aircraft into nation's skies

Local News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 00:00
pAn associate director of the Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science raised Virginia Tech's profile as a national leader of cutting-edge research in autonomous systems and technology./p

Kristy Daniels named assistant professor of dairy science

Local News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 00:00
divKristy Daniels. has returned to Virginia Tech as an animal systems biologist. She currently conducts research in the areas of mammary growth and rumen biology./div

Presidential installation events to include C-SPAN founder leading interview, discussion on service

Local News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 00:00
div pFollowing Morning with the President, the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology will present Hands-on, Minds-on, a variety of interactive exhibits highlighting science, engineering, art, and design at Virginia Tech./p /div

Seeing trees for the forest: Scientists find new aspects to visual system development

Local News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 00:00
pSeeing is not a direct line; Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists examine the structure of circuits that transmit visual information./p

No. 9 Hokies take trip to the sunshine state to battle Miami and No. 2 Florida State

Local Sports - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 16:52
Longest road trip of the season features two pivotal ACC games

Williams building Tech program on togetherness and toughness

Local Sports - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 13:24
The Kroger Roth Report

Bacteria may be key to feeding nitrogen to plants, reducing harmful fertilizers

Local News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 00:00
div pBirgit Scharf is using a grant from the National Science Foundation to use bacteria to provide nitrogen to crop plants. If successful the treatment could result in dramatically lowering environmentally hazardous nitrogen fertilizers./p /div

Career Services’ etiquette dinner prepares students for job interviews

Local News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 00:00
pIn today's highly competitive job market, students are learning that to land that first professional job, it will take more than a well-crafted resume and strong interview skills. It also requires impeccable table manors./p

Entrepreneur challenge requires students to make the right pitch

Local News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 00:00
divThe nation-wide competition asks students to record a short video with their core idea for a new product, business, or social venture. Winners get $1,000 and make important connections in the business world./div

James H. Yauger named Pulte Homes Professor of Practice in Building Construction

Local News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 00:00
pThe Pulte Homes Professorship was established in 2003 by a gift from Pulte Homes to help with the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty members. James H. Yauger will hold the professorship for two years./p

Luke Philip Plotica joins Department of Political Science faculty

Local News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 00:00
div pLuke Philip Plotica's research focuses on modern political and legal thought, and how political and legal institutions, practices, and discourses mediate and condition individual agency/p /div