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Roanoke Street sidewalk closure

Local News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 03:00
The sidewalk in front of 106 W. Roanoke Street, (Danny’s Ancient Art Tattoo), will be closed on August 5, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. Pedestrians will be directed to use the sidewalk located on the south side of W. Roanoke Street. This closure is needed so a contractor can set an HVAC unit on the...

Junior Emily Neer selected to study at Fulbright Summer Institute

Local News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 00:00
pThe theme for the three-week summer program is Theatrical London: Contemporary Performance in the City. Emily Neer will be participating in Fulbright master's classes at King’s College London, and taking part in excursions around the city./p

Save Our Towns launches to mayors in 80 towns and cities

Local News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 00:00
pEpisode 1 includes a visit to Big Stone Gap during movie-making, an introduction to St. Paul Mayor Kyle Fletcher, and a Virginia Tech faculty interview on Appalachian stereotypes./p

Teaching the teacher: New Faculty/Early Career Teaching Certificate program

Local News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 00:00
pI have always loved teaching and am constantly searching for ways to improve my teaching, so when I saw the course advertised, I signed up immediately, said faculty member, Kelly Harrison. The course is free for new or early career faculty. Applications are due Aug. 15./p

BT Detour - August 16

Local News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 03:00
Updated 8/12/14:nbsp; Due to the Cadet move-in taking place on Saturday, August 16 traffic flow will be restricted on Alumni Mall.nbsp; Detours will be in effect for the entire service day for the following routes:nbsp; Main Street,nbsp; Harding Avenue/Hethwood and Two Town Trolley.nbsp; Buses...

Lindsey Rich receives Fulbright grant to study carnivores in Botswana

Local News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 00:00
pLindsey Rich, a fish and wildlife conservation graduate student in the College of Natural Resources and Environment, is one of three individuals from the university who received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant./p

Synthetic biology open language will fuel progress, Virginia Bioinformatics Institute experts say

Local News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 00:00
pAn international community of researchers led by Jean Peccoud, a professor with the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute, has developed a common language for synthetic biology. Having such standards will move the field closer to the goal of manufacturing synthetic DNA, important for building biological structures to perform tasks./p

Market Square Jam

Local News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 23:00
Blacksburg’s Market Square Jam is an official Crooked Road affiliated venue that provides fun and entertainment on Wednesday evenings, June through September. The Jam takes place at Market Square Park from 8-10pm. Catering to traditional old time and bluegrass music, the Market Square...

Blacksburg Farmers Market

Local News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 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...

Fan Appreciation Day set for August 9

Local Sports - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 13:51
Full details for event announced

Meetings on rezoning request at 100 Eheart Street, SE

Local News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 03:00
RZN14-0004 Request to Rezone 0.571 Acres of R-5 Transitional Residential to PR Planned Residential for the development of 27 units (37 bedrooms) of multifamily condominium dwellings at 100 Eheart Street, SE (Tax parcel numbers 257-4 Sec 1-1; 257-4 Sec 1-2; and 257-4 Sec 1-3) by Gregory Tew...

Virginia Tech students in National Capital Region programs to attend forum with Hokie leaders in government and public policy

Local News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 00:00
pThe panel discussion will feature distinguished Virginia Tech alumni, all of whom have achieved remarkable success in their careers in public service and policy leadership positions, exemplifying Virginia Tech's motto Ut Prosim (That I May Serve)./p

Erin Poor receives Fulbright grant to study endangered Sumatran tigers

Local News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 00:00
pA critical component of Erin Poor’s Fulbright work will be an intensive, three-month language study on the island of Java, which will enable her to be conservational in Indonesian, helping to bridge difficulties of being a westerner in rural Sumatra./p

Fralin Fellows investigate origin of Lou Gehrig's disease

Local News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 00:00
pTwo undergraduate students participating in Fralin Life Science Institute's Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship program study how aging and age-related neurological diseases, such as Lou Gehrig's disease, affect motor functioning./p

New leadership announced for Facilities Services

Local News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 00:00
In addition to overseeing the efforts of the division, Chris Kiwus will provide leadership for all campus facilities and ensure a coordinated construction, maintenance, and renovation program. Heidi McCoy will be responsible for the division’s administrative, operational, and financial affairs.

Coach Beamer at the ESPN Car Wash

Local Sports - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 17:19
Virginia Tech head coach Frank Beamer makes the rounds in Bristol, CT as part of the ESPN Car Wash

Pete Congleton named director of gift planning

Local News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 00:00
divPete Congleton has been appointed director of gift planning at Virginia Tech. He previously served as director of planned giving for the University of Hartford while also volunteering as member of the executive board of the Planned Giving Group of New England./div

Researchers to study mechanisms of hard-to-solve, hereditary breast cancer to find treatment option

Local News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 00:00
People with a BRCA1 gene mutation are at much higher risk for breast cancer, but no treatments exist to specifically target this problem. Researchers Deborah Kelly and Zhi Sheng with support from the Commonwealth Health Research Board want to understand this difficult-to-treat hereditary cancer at the molecular level, with the hope of informing treatment options.

Summer undergraduate research: Fralin Fellow advances collaborative research methods

Local News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 00:00
pThe Fralin Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships offers one student the chance to work with advanced technology such as the mass spectrometer and learn how to apply it in a research setting./p

Virginia Tech alumna receives Fulbright U.S. student grant to study food safety in Bangladesh

Local News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 00:00
pKathryn Fiedler, a recent graduate of Virginia Tech's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences,#160; is one of three individuals from the university who received a Fulbright U.S. student grant./p