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Xerox vice president Tracy Mendez Eagar to give Wells Fargo Lecture

Local News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 00:00
pTracy Mendez Eagar will share the lessons she has learned in her career at Xerox and offer career advice to students./p

Match against High Point postponed

Local Sports - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 14:24
Game suspended due to potential of severe weather

National Science Foundation Director France Córdova to deliver remarks at Sands installation

Local News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 11:33
pFrance A. Córdova is president emerita of Purdue University, where she served as president from 2007 to 2012. While president at Purdue, she appointed Sands to become vice president for academic affairs and provost./p

Adjutant General of Virginia, Brig. Gen. Timothy Williams, to speak on campus Oct. 30

Local News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 00:00
divBrig. Gen. Timothy Williams will speak at 3:30 p.m. in the Commonwealth Ballroom in Squires Student Center. This event is open to the public, but space is limited. An RSVP is requested./div

Brian Thorsett joins School of Performing Arts faculty

Local News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 00:00
div pBrian Thorsett is a graduate of the San Francisco Opera Center's Merola Program, Glimmerglass Opera Young Artists Program, Music Academy of the West, and Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme./p /div

Children and families can experience magic from the Land of Oz at Tech-or-Treat

Local News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 00:00
div div div div pThe family-friendly event for kids of all ages, to be held on Wednesday, Oct. 29 from 5 to 8 p.m., will feature yellow brick road-themed technologies, including some new inventions created specifically for the event./p /div /div /div /div

David Haak named assistant professor of plant pathology, physiology, and weed science

Local News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 00:00
div pDavid Haak is interested in identifying the genetic basis of plant adaptation to biotic stress (pests) and abiotic stress (drought), with particular interest in understanding how plant defense traits are shaped by ecological and environmental conditions, pertinent in a changing climate.#160;/p /div

Flags of 128 nations to honor Virginia Tech's international students during installation ceremony

Local News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 00:00
div pVirginia Tech international students will be honored during presidential installation ceremonies Oct 17 and 18 as flags representing all 128 countries of origin will be flown outside Burruss Hall./p /div

Muni Muniappan wins award for work in tropical agriculture

Local News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 00:00
div pFor his work in developing countries, Rangaswamy Muni Muniappan has will be honored today by the Board for International Food and Agricultural Development with its 2014 award for scientific excellence./p /div

Winter session experience courses take students beyond Blacksburg

Local News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 00:00
pWinter Session begins Dec. 27. Students may enroll in winter experience courses which gives participants the opportunity to travel domestically or internationally while taking winter session courses./p

Tech looks to get back on track at home against High Point

Local Sports - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 16:04
Hokies look to continue four-game non-conference win streak

Hokies set date for their annual Shave event

Local Sports - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 13:54
The 2014 Shave for the Brave will be held Friday, Oct. 24 at English Field

Tech travels to Steel City for big game at Pitt

Local Sports - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 11:17
Hokies back on Thursday Night ESPN Football for record 28th time

Cadet selected to travel with football team to highlight the colors at Pittsburgh game

Local News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 00:00
pCadet Josiah Jeffers was selected to travel with the football team to Pittsburgh based on his outstanding performance during New Cadet Week training./p

Governor's Award nominee Steve Buchner known for his service to others

Local News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 00:00
pAs the union operations coordinator for a rel=nofollow target=_blank href= Centers and Activities/a, Steve Buchner is responsible for managing the daily operations of one of the university's largest service facilities/p

Michael Flessner appointed assistant professor of plant pathology, physiology, and weed science

Local News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 00:00
pMichael Flessner's research program focuses on solving weed management challenges currently facing the commonwealth, with an emphasis placed on sustainable and economic solutions./p

Researchers discover potential early-detection biomarker for 'bubble boy' disorder

Local News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 00:00
div pMany people recognize the bubble boy as an unusual character from a Seinfeld episode or a John Travolta movie. Virginia Tech researchers have discovered a potential biomarker to detect the presence of severe combined immunodeficiency, or SCID./p /div

Trevor T. Stewart joins School of Education faculty

Local News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 00:00
div pTrevor T. Stewart's research interests include the influences of educational policy and testing on English teachers’ instructional practices and the intersection between language and culture. He will teach English education methods./p /div

University Libraries Open Access Week features lecture by Center for Open Science co-founder

Local News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 00:00
pIn support of International Open Access Week, several campus events will be held to highlight the growing movement towards public access to research and scholarship./p

‘Experience Virginia Tech: Learn, Explore, Engage’ to celebrate all that we are

Local News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 00:00
pThe event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 18 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center and is free and open to the community. A community pizza party will follow at noon on Dietrick Lawn./p