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Custom textbook features Virginia Tech faculty and student writing

Local News - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 00:00
pWritten by Virginia Tech faculty members, a custom textbook has been used by thousands of students to learn the rhetorical dimensions of writing, speaking, and visual communication./p

Passion for Virus Tracker in a Box is contagious for kids who want to learn more about bioscience

Local News - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 00:00
pVirus Tracker in a Box allows students to use bar-coded wristbands to follow the path of a virus in real time, from an initial infection to a schoolwide “epidemic,” revealing that the total number of people someone affects can be much greater than just those they directly infect./p

Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine names Karen Eley Sanders chief diversity officer

Local News - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 00:00
pKaren Eley Sanders brings a wealth of experience in academic enrichment, multicultural programs, and diversity./p

Virginia Tech Transportation Institute names Marcia Donnelson director of proposal development

Local News - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 00:00
div pMarcia Donnelson has more than 10 years of experience serving in research administration at several universities, including Colorado State University, the University of Nebraska, and East Tennessee State University./p /div

Virginia Tech to join Rolls-Royce's university technology partnership network

Local News - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 00:00
pIn 2008, then Gov. Tim Kaine said bringing Virginia Tech and the University of Virginia aboard when discussions were ongoing about Rolls-Royce having a presence in the Commonwealth was key to the state's success. Now, Rolls-Royce is expanding upon that initial partnership by creating a University Technology Partnership with the two universities./p

Tech drops 11-6 game at VCU

Local Sports - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 22:35
Brendon Hayden knocks in four runs in loss

Vivod named ACC Women's Track Field Performer of the Week

Local Sports - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 14:58
Freshman earns honor after record-setting throw

No. 42 Tech set to host No. 48 VCU

Local Sports - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 14:10
Hokies return to Blacksburg for a midweek match

Dr. John Rossmeisl honored with 2014 Zoetis Award for Research Excellence

Local News - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 00:00
pDr. John Rossmeisl, associate professor of neurology and neurosurgery in the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, has an international reputation for his expertise in the clinical management and research of brain tumors in dogs./p

Employees recognized for combined 16,285 years of service

Local News - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 00:00
pEach spring, the university hosts three receptions to honor faculty and staff who have made an enduring commitment of 10, 15, 20, and 25 years of service or more./p

Frank Shushok Jr. honored for contributions to student learning

Local News - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 00:00
pFrank Shushok has been recognized for his outstanding and sustained contributions to higher education, to the student affairs profession, and to scholarly research and discourse on the student experience./p

Spring theatre series closes with an awakening

Local News - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 00:00
pThe Virginia Tech School of Performing Arts presents the musical Spring Awakening. This coming-of-age rock musical was the winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The program contains mature subject matter and may not be appropriate for all audiences./p

Summer course immerses students in Great Smoky Mountains ecology

Local News - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 00:00
pHeld at the Great Smoky Mountains Institute in Tennessee Aug. 3-9, the three-credit course is open to anyone interested in learning about the natural environment./p

Virginia Tech World Cup draws players from diverse backgrounds

Local News - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 00:00
pThe annual event is open to all students, alumni, faculty, and staff from any college or university in Virginia./p

Abecedarian Project pioneer lauds new evidence supporting early educational interventions

Local News - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 00:00
pOne of the founders of the landmark early childhood intervention known as the Abecedarian Project says the project continues to produce new insights into health outcomes./p

College of Engineering student team to compete in NASA-sponsored planetary robotics competition

Local News - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 00:00
pA Virginia Tech College of Engineering team is building a six-wheeled planetary robot and will soon travel to Houston's Johnson Space Center as part of the 2014 RASC-AL Robo-Ops Challenge/p

FORM | Line-Plane-Solid on exhibit at Perspective Gallery

Local News - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 00:00
div pThe unique exhibition was designed and built by a team of 19 students and features more than 200 projects by Virginia Tech industrial design students.#160;/p /div

Language and Culture Institute names assistant director for academics

Local News - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 00:00
pA longtime administrator and instructor of English as a second language, Pamela Smart-Smith will help train and recruit instructors./p

New Hokie Bikeway expands Huckleberry Trail

Local News - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 00:00
pThe new 1-mile Hokie Bikeway, connects the existing Huckleberry Trail just west of Route 460 near the tunnel to the trails near Plantation Drive./p

Restoration biologist Jess Jones receives Rachel Carson Award

Local News - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 00:00
pJess Jones, co-director of Virginia Tech's Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Center, received the award named in honor of the renowned ecologist from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service./p