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WVTF Public Radio, RADIO IQ budget to be reviewed by Virginia Tech Foundation

Local News - Fri, 06/13/2014 - 00:00
pThe portion of the meeting dealing with WVTF will begin at 11 a.m. and is open to the public because a portion of the WVTF budget comes from public funds./p

Pollock advances to finals on second day of nationals

Local Sports - Thu, 06/12/2014 - 23:19
Kruzliak places fifth in hammer throw

Contini, Bjerrehus named VaSID Men's Tennis All-State

Local Sports - Thu, 06/12/2014 - 16:19
Contini tabbed in singles and doubles while Bjerrehus named for doubles

McBryde Drive lane closures

Local News - Thu, 06/12/2014 - 03:00
There will be intermittent lane closures along McBryde Drive between Barringer Drive and Buchanan Drive, June 15 - July 30, 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. One lane of traffic will remain open at all times and flaggers and signage will help maintain traffic flow during the closures. The lane closures...

4-H'ers honor the history of 4-H while working toward a better future at the 2014 State Congress

Local News - Thu, 06/12/2014 - 00:00
pThe theme for the 94th annual 4-H State Congress is “Celebrating the Past, Making It Last.” It draws on the history of 4-H and demonstrates the power of 4-H to assist teens in developing leadership, citizenship, and life skills through hands-on educational programs./p

Henry P. Wilson honored with emeritus status

Local News - Thu, 06/12/2014 - 00:00
pA member of the Virginia Tech community since 1982, Henry P. Wilson served as director of the Eastern Shore Agricultural Research and Extension Center#160;for more than 13 years./p

James Earl Orr Jr. named director of the Undergraduate Honor System

Local News - Thu, 06/12/2014 - 00:00
pOrr is responsible for education and outreach efforts and the day-to-day operations of the Undergraduate Honor System, including the training and support of faculty, staff, and students involved in the honor system./p

Smoking-cessation products that contain nicotine may not be safest way to quit, researchers discover

Local News - Thu, 06/12/2014 - 00:00
pNicotine found in patches, gums, and e-cigarettes may do more harm than good, according to researchers at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech. Products like these excessively mutate a cell's DNA and may be a precursor to cancer./p

Tech wraps up first day at nationals

Local Sports - Wed, 06/11/2014 - 23:55
Four Hokies earn All-America honors

Three Hokies named to VaSID All-State golf team

Local Sports - Wed, 06/11/2014 - 15:31
Jay Hardwick named Coach of the Year

Six Hokies named to VaSID All-State Softball University Division Team

Local Sports - Wed, 06/11/2014 - 13:29
Gonzalez, McGoldrick earn first-team honors

Architectural researcher to tell global conferees how 'living roofs' help build better cities

Local News - Wed, 06/11/2014 - 00:00
pWith growing numbers of people moving into cities, it is crucial to give architects and builders tools to make good decisions about green roofs. Virginia Tech architectural researcher Elizabeth Grant said with extremes of temperature and rainfall becoming unpredictable as climates change, vegetated roofs are building resilience into a rapidly changing world./p

Fritz Oehlschlaeger honored with emeritus status

Local News - Wed, 06/11/2014 - 00:00
pA member of the Virginia Tech community since 1978, Fritz Oehlschlaeger worked diligently to become an interdisciplinary scholar concerned with bringing into conversation the fields of literary criticism, philosophical ethics, bioethics, and Christian theology.#160;/p

Six graduate students receive National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships

Local News - Wed, 06/11/2014 - 00:00
pThe NSF Graduate Research Fellowships honor outstanding students in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics who are pursuing graduate studies in those fields.#160;/p

Virginia Tech scientists weed out pesky poison ivy with discovery of killer fungus

Local News - Wed, 06/11/2014 - 00:00
pResearchers have found a natural and effective way to kill poison ivy using a naturally occurring fungus that grows on plant's seed./p

13 Hokies set to compete at NCAA Championships

Local Sports - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 15:31
Competition begins on Wednesday and concludes on Saturday

Fusinato named to VaSID All-State Team

Local Sports - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 12:31
Freshman earned second-team honors

Margaret C. Merrill honored with emerita status

Local News - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 00:00
pA member of the Virginia Tech community since 1997, Margaret C. Merrill #160;increased student awareness of how to find and evaluate information and was dedicated to enhancing student information literacy./p

Scientists propose tactics for ethical use of Twitter data in research studies

Local News - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 00:00
pTweets are only 140 characters, but amass enough of them, and researchers can deduce a great deal about subjects ranging from disease outbreaks to social unrest.#160;Researchers with the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute have proposed guidelines to make sure data mined from Twitter data is obtained and used ethically./p

Will Mather named Blackwood Junior Faculty Fellow of Life Sciences

Local News - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 00:00
pA member of the Virginia Tech community since 2012, Will Mather #160;is a highly regarded biophysicist who was hired as part of the College of Science's emerging undergraduate systems biology degree program and Integrated Science Curriculum./p