Tag: Blacksburg

winter

Virginia Cooperative Extension at Virginia Tech offers tips for preparing for the El Niño winter

Virginia Cooperative Extension at Virginia Tech has a number of tips to help people prepare for the winter and keep their families, property, and animals safe.


cattle

Adding value pays off for Virginia cattle producers through collaboration with Virginia Cooperative Extension

With more than 1.4 million head of cattle across the commonwealth, Virginia’s beef cattle industry is big business.


Fish species, rural livelihoods threatened by new dams on world’s largest rivers

Advocates of hydroelectric dams on the Amazon, Congo, and Mekong rivers often overestimate economic benefits and underestimate effects on biodiversity.


Recycled trees are post-holiday gifts for the environment

Instead of disposing of your cut Christmas tree, why not recycle it into garden materials or wildlife habitat?


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Virginia Tech increases football coach salaries

Virginia Tech will pay new coach Justin Fuente and his staff $6.715 million in 2016, an increase of $427,125 over what outgoing coach Frank Beamer’s staff was paid.


Landsat satellite

Future science products for Landsat satellite to be discussed at Virginia Tech meeting

Virginia Tech faculty members and graduate students will get to present their remote sensing research to scientists from across the world.


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Shane Beamer added to Georgia football staff

New Georgia football coach Kirby Smart announced the addition of former Virginia Tech associate head coach Shane Beamer to his staff on Tuesday.


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Fuente adds former Memphis defensive coordinator to Virginia Tech staff

New Virginia Tech football coach Justin Fuente has added his former Memphis defensive coordinator to his staff in Blacksburg.


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Game Preview: #5 Virginia will not overlook Virginia Tech

Last January, Virginia had to rally from 10 points down in the final 10 minutes to beat Virginia Tech in Blacksburg.


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Virginia Tech adds Brad Cornelsen as offensive coordinator

Brad Cornelsen will be joining the staff of Justin Fuente at Virginia Tech as offensive coordinator, Fuente announced on Thursday.


Virginia Tech students and faculty demonstrate the robotic future of making things

The Virginia Tech School of Architecture + Design’s Center for Design Research demonstrated the future of making things at this year’s international Autodesk University in Las Vegas.


Virginia Tech holds on, defeats Tulsa, 55-52, in Frank Beamer finale

Virginia Tech led by 24 midway through the second quarter, but the Hokies had to fight off a late Tulsa rally to clinch a 55-52 win in the Independence Bowl on Saturday.


Virginia Tech team advancing use of amateur radio in emergency communications

The Ted and Karyn Hume Center for National Security and Technology is preparing to send an amateur radio transponder into a geosynchronous orbit in 2017.


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Virginia Tech researcher explores methods used for detecting environmental pollutants

While there are many existing techniques for detecting contamination, they generally require highly specific instruments for each contaminant.


Game Preview: Does Virginia Tech send Frank Beamer out a winner?

Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer returns to the scene of the crime, in a manner of speaking, Saturday at the Independence Bowl.


Glass robotics lab pioneers new 3-D printing process, announces expansion at Virginia Tech

Artists, designers, architects, and industry members are exploring concepts in glass design through the nation’s first Collaborative Glass Robotics Laboratory.


Berlin Airlift veterans to be honored at Independence Bowl

Five Berlin Airlift veterans will be honored at halftime at the Camping World Independence Bowl held in Shreveport, La., on Saturday.


livestock

New livestock, poultry, and equine facilities at Virginia Tech included in governor’s bond proposa

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe announced plans to include funding for new and renovated livestock, poultry, and equine facilities at Virginia Tech.


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Virginia Tech student designs award-winning system to clean up wastewater

A team at Virginia Tech has devised a system to recover ammonia from wastewater using a natural electrochemical engine: bacteria.


Virginia Tech Transportation Institute wins $2.5 million contract for trucker safety study

Virginia Tech won a $2.5 million contract from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to study a flexible hours-of-service safety provision.


Virginia Tech engineers discover the precise, yet messy secrets of dog lapping

Stories about lap dogs are everywhere, but researchers at the Virginia Tech College of Engineering can tell the story of dog lapping.


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A bacterium’s tricky behavior has a Virginia Tech researcher hot on its trail

Forget the latest James Bond movie — those looking for a good spy story should look no further than the laboratory of Virginia Tech researcher Clay Caswell.


Virginia Tech researchers discover fossil samples of ancient, microscopic worms

A team of Virginia Tech researchers have discovered fossils of kinorhynch worms – commonly known as mud dragons – dating back more than 530 million years.


Virginia Tech students say bon appétit to invasive species

Rose Peterson of Norfolk, Virginia, was recently whipping up some pesto, which is generally made with basil, pine nuts, olive oil, and Parmesan cheese.


Virginia Tech researchers mine online consumer reviews to identify unsafe toys

With toy shopping season in full swing, families are seeking toys that are not only fun but safe for children to play with.


Virginia Tech researchers answer long-standing question about lupus

For years, biomedical researchers have suspected that a specific set of immune cells are responsible for causing disease in lupus patients, but until now they haven’t known for sure one way or the other.


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Governor’s bond package includes VT livestock, poultry research facilities

Virginia’s agriculture community had reason for a pre-holiday celebration when Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced a $2.43 billion bond package on Dec. 9.


Virginia Tech researchers will examine the linkages between humans and freshwater quality

Understanding human interactions with the natural environment can enhance the protection of surface water quality in lakes and streams.


Virginia Tech researcher studying how school security measures affect students

The Institute for Society, Culture and Environment at Virginia Tech has named Anthony Peguero, a professor of sociology, as its spring 2016 senior fellow.


New biology course transforms Virginia Tech students into young scientists, research contributors

Virginia Tech faculty members in the department of biological sciences have created a course that provides scientific research opportunities for undergrads.


Virginia Tech veterinary college teams up with Saint Francis Service Dogs for new puppy raiser program

The Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech is partnering with a Roanoke-based nonprofit to raise three puppies for future service dog training.


brain

Scientists find a parasite may alter signaling in the brain

Most people who carry the Toxoplasma gondii parasite don’t develop the symptoms of the disease it can cause.


Virginia Tech Dining Services treats students with a gingerbread house replica of Burruss Hall

West End Market is decked out in holiday style with a gingerbread house replica of Burruss Hall.


Lynn Nystrom, director of news and external relations for Virginia Tech College of Engineering, dies at 63

Lynn A. Nystrom, longtime director of news and external relations for the Virginia Tech College of Engineering, died Dec. 3 after a battle with cancer.


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Virginia Tech Police investigation leads to arrest in counterfeit football tickets case

The Virginia Tech Police Department confirms the arrest of a suspect accused of selling counterfeit tickets outside Lane Stadium at the Sept. 7, 2015, football game against Ohio State.