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Students shine in musical showcase to raise money for scholarships

Local News - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 00:00
pThe Virginia Tech School of Performing Arts will present Exposition II: Inspire, the second annual faculty/student musical showcase on April 19./p

Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt to deliver 2015 University Commencement address May 15

Local News - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 00:00
pEric Schmidt, who grew up in Blacksburg, joined Google in 2001 and helped grow it from a Silicon Valley startup to a global leader in technology.#160;/p

Hokies split with Virginia in non-conference action

Local Sports - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 23:26
Davenport hits home run in opening game

Prices Fork Road lane closure

Local News - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 03:00
The left-hand, westbound lane of the 2700 block of Prices Fork Road will be closed April 8-10, 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. so a contractor can pothole for a conduit installation. Signage will be in place to alert and direct traffic. For more information, please contact Randy Formica at...

Cellist Steven Doane to present a program of rarely heard masterworks

Local News - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 00:00
pMonday's recital will include Five Pieces in Folk Style, Op. 102, by Robert Schumann; Samuel Barber's Cello Sonata, Op. 6; and Benjamin Britten's Third Cello Suite, Op. 87./p

Cirque Mechanics will thrill with pedal-powered acrobatics, stunts, and artistry

Local News - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 00:00
div div div div pThe Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech will present two 7:30 p.m. performances of Pedal Punk, a rowdy circus on wheels created for audiences of all ages, on April 24 and 25./p /div /div /div /div

Diversity on display at 56th annual International Street Fair

Local News - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 00:00
pThe scent of savory saffron, fresh papaya, and melt-in-your-mouth baklava will beckon the community to College Avenue on April 19./p

Episode 9 of Save Our Towns explores the downside of coal-based economies

Local News - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 00:00
pA lake restored to good fishing, a town known for antiques, and a sobering look at economic dependence round out the season finale./p

In memoriam: David A. West, associate professor emeritus of biological sciences, College of Science

Local News - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 00:00
pFriends are invited to visit the West residence, 607 Giles Road in Blacksburg, from 3 to 6 p.m. today./p

Loke T. Kok honored with emeritus status

Local News - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 00:00
pA member of the Virginia Tech community since 1972,#160;Loke T. Kok served as head of the Department of Entomology for 10 years and interim dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences for seven months./p

Paul Knox's new book on London is the first in a Global Forum series

Local News - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 00:00
pUniversity Distinguished Professor Paul Knox’s latest book provides an in-depth look at the city of London and the mosaic of villages and districts it encompasses. The book is the first in a series by Virginia Tech’s Global Forum on Urban and Regional Resilience./p

Shashank Priya joins the Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science

Local News - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 00:00
pPriya is the first faculty director for materials and sustainable energy at the Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science./p

Today's baseball game with Charlotte is off

Local Sports - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 11:46
Due to forecasted weather in area, game has been cancelled

New bioinspiration center brings together researchers from across campus

Local News - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 00:00
pA new interdisciplinary research center brings biologists and engineers together to tackle technological challenges./p

Kathleen A. Jamison honored with emerita status

Local News - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 00:00
pA member of the Virginia Tech community since 2000, Jamison made significant contributions across the state through her work in positive youth development./p

Mainstage Theatre to end its season with 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'

Local News - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 00:00
pThe School of Performing Arts will present William Shakespeare's play April 15-18 and 20-25 in the Squires Studio Theatre./p

Search committee announced for senior advisor to the president and vice provost for inclusion and diversity

Local News - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 00:00
pAs one of the five vice provosts who report to the executive vice president and provost, the vice provost for inclusion and diversity #160;leads and coordinates Virginia Tech’s distributed model of inclusion and diversity known as InclusiveVT./p

Virginia Tech doctoral students boast a high profile at this year's STGlobal conference

Local News - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 00:00
pVirginia Tech has a pioneering role in the STGlobal Consortium, which is celebrating its15th anniversary during this year's STGlobal Science and Technology in Society Conference in Washington D.C./p