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Game Preview: Virginia squares off with Virginia Tech in the Commonwealth Clash

For the third time in four years, Virginia Tech (5-6, 3-4 ACC) goes into its season-ending Commonwealth Clash battle with in-state rival Virginia needing a win to become bowl-eligible and extend the program’s streak of winning seasons.


Virginia Tech scientists take step in understanding cause of Alzheimer’s symptoms

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists have uncovered a mechanism in the brain that could account for some of the neural degeneration and memory loss in people with Alzheimer’s disease.

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists unexpectedly find ALS affects sensory neurons involved in movement

The same nerves that keep a person from crushing a flower or dropping a water glass are teaching scientists something new about amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

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ACC Coaches Teleconference: Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer

Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer talks with reporters on the ACC Coaches Teleconference on Tuesday.

Coca-Cola Foundation will support first generation college students at Virginia Tech

A $100,000 grant from the Coca-Cola Foundation will provide six scholarships to first-year students who are the first in their immediate families to attend college.

Press Conference: UVA football coach Mike London

UVA football coach Mike London talks with reporters on Monday. Virginia (4-7, 3-4 ACC) hosts Virginia Tech (5-6, 3-4 ACC) on Saturday.

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Virginia Tech team wins grant to integrate substance-misuse treatment into curriculums

A Virginia Tech team led by Nancy Brossoie, senior research associate at the Center for Gerontology, has been awarded a $945,000 grant to provide substance-misuse treatment training to students in undergraduate and graduate health professions in Southwest Virginia.


Virginia Tech engineers to study wireless networks in dense venues such as arenas, theaters

Two Virginia Tech electrical and computer engineering faculty members are the lead investigators on a $1.37 million, international research project that may lead to higher performance for wireless networks in densely populated venues including arenas, theaters, and transportation hubs.

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ACC Coaches Teleconference: Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer

Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer talks with reporters on the ACC Football Coaches Teleconference on Wednesday.


Virginia Tech scientists find way to to make resistant brain cancer cells sensitive to treatment

Scientists from the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute and clinicians from Carilion Clinic have discovered how to sensitize drug-resistant human glioblastoma cells to chemotherapy.

Marching Virginians aim to collect 66,233 cans of food at Hokies for the Hungry event

The Marching Virginians and New Life Christian Fellowship will join forces again this year to sponsor a massive canned food drive in conjunction with the Virginia Tech vs. North Carolina football game Nov. 21.

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Press Conference: Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer

Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer talks with reporters on Monday at his weekly press conference.

Hwy 55 declares Nov. 21 Frank Beamer Day, will feature a Beamer Frank

While Gameday will not honor Virginia Tech Head Football Coach Frank Beamer with an appearance in Blacksburg at his last home game, Hwy 55 will.

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Proposed Virginia Tech School of Neuroscience expected to attract big interest from undergrads

Virginia Tech’s proposed School of Neuroscience promises to be a unique program in the nation, one that will study not only disorders of the brain, such as Alzheimer’s disease and traumatic brain injury, but also the mind itself, including decision-making, behavior, and creativity.

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Study incorporates ecological processes into Earth system models to improve climate change predictions

A professor in Virginia Tech’s College of Natural Resources and Environment is launching a new project to enable scientists to look many decades ahead and predict the effectiveness of land management practices in agriculture and forestry to mitigate climate change.

ACC Coaches Teleconference: Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer

Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer talks with reporters on Wednesday’s ACC Coaches Teleconference.

Virginia Tech football player plans field day for Boys and Girls Club of Southwest Virginia

What started as a class project has turned into an opportunity to live out the university motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), for Trey Edmunds of Danville, Virginia, a senior majoring in communications in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences and a running back on the Virginia Tech football team.

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Press Conference: Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer

Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer talks with reporters on Monday. The Hokies (4-5, 2-3 ACC) travel to Georgia Tech (3-6, 1-5 ACC) on Thursday.

Virginia Tech student veterans reflect on their military service

Trey VanHout of Roseland, Virginia, a junior majoring in materials science and engineering in the College of Engineering, grew up a Hokie fan. He said he loved the football team and Virginia Tech appealed to him as one of the best engineering schools in the nation.


Virginia Tech researchers test ‘smart’ simulations to analyze unknown variables in immune response

Technology to predict how our bodies will manage chronic diseases such as Crohn’s disease and inflammatory bowel disease promises to accelerate the discovery of new treatments, identify leads for further study, and occasionally uncover hidden knowledge about how our immune system operates.

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Virginia Tech named a 2016 Military Friendly School

In recognition of the university’s commitment to student and employee veterans, Virginia Tech has been designated a 2016 Military Friendly School by Victory Media, which focuses on transitioning military personnel into civilian life.


Virginia Tech awarded two-year research project on the economics of housing in Virginia

Housing is part of the economic infrastructure of local communities and it is intertwined with other key economic components including construction, finance, property management, legal services, and professional services.

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ESPN is thinking about a Nov. 21 College GameDay at Virginia Tech: Seriously?

Virginia Tech is “under consideration” to host ESPN College GameDay for Frank Beamer’s home finale on Nov. 21.

Um, yeah.

“While the slate of games on Nov. 21 is as competitive on paper as we will see all year, Coach Beamer’s last home game will be considered amongst the other games that will have an impact on the College Football Playoff,” GameDay producer Lee Fitting told the Richmond Times-Dispatch on Thursday.

Curtis, a Virginia Tech Veterinary Teaching Hospital patient who snacked on a skewer, wins national competition

A 5-year-old boxer with a habit of eating things he shouldn’t has won a national competition for the most unusual pet insurance claim after swallowing a wooden BBQ skewer and having it removed at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech nearly a year later.

ACC Coaches Teleconference: Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer

Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer talks with reporters in Wednesday’s ACC Coaches Teleconference.


Virginia Tech scientists find a small tweak may make a big difference in immune cell development

Environment can make all the difference in behavior – even at the cellular level. Scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute have discovered even a small shift in environmental factors can change how a cell in the immune system matures.

Pushed out the door? Frank Beamer addresses exit from Virginia Tech

Is Frank Beamer leaving Virginia Tech of his own accord? You don’t have to do a lot of reading of tea leaves to think not.

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Press Conference: Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer

Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer talks with reporters on Monday. Beamer formally announced his retirement on Sunday, and this was his first press conference following that announcement.

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New book by Virginia Tech researchers explains how to model the immune system

The complexity of the human immune response has been difficult to characterize on a “big picture” level, but researchers at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech have written the book on how it can be done.


Virginia Tech study of basic cell processes may inform health, synthetic biology efforts

Findings now online and slated for the Nov. 5 issue of Molecular Cell by a team of researchers with the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech and international collaborators show that the same is true of cells — timing is indeed everything.

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Study using genetic lines of Virginia Tech chickens reveals evolution happens faster than thought

A critical component of an experiment that proved evolution happens 15 times faster than was previously believed relied upon genetic lines of chickens from Virginia Tech.

Party for two? Frank Beamer news makes season finale at UVA even more interesting

A large segment of UVA football fans have had Nov. 28 marked on their calendars as the final day of the six-year nightmare that has been the Mike London era. Whether or not it will be London’s last game mostly looking confused on the sidelines at Scott Stadium remains to be seen, but we now know that it will be the final game that Frank Beamer will coach in the state of Virginia.

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Bud Foster: Next Virginia Tech football coach?

Frank Beamer announced today that he is retiring as the head football coach at Virginia Tech at the end of the 2015 season. For the longest time, the logical choice to succeed Beamer has seemed to be his long-time defensive coordinator, Bud Foster. But that logic has come into question as the years have gone on, to a point now where Foster is on the second tier of the lists of candidates for more than a few in the sports punditry.

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Assessing Frank Beamer: The man who put Virginia Tech on the map

A whole generation of future engineers, agricultural scientists, business majors, writers and teachers grew up thinking that heaven was a home football fall Saturday in Blacksburg, Va. That is because of one man who by rights should have been fired after going 2-8-1 in 1992, his sixth season at Virginia Tech, and only got to stay on because then-athletics director Dave Braine saw something that nobody else did at the time.

Virginia Tech confirms Frank Beamer retirement

Virginia Tech head coach Frank Beamer announced Sunday his intention to retire upon the conclusion of the 2015 season. Beamer informed Virginia Tech officials, his players and coaches today.

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Breaking: Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer to announce retirement

Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer is reportedly set to announce his retirement effective at the end of the 2015 season, according to published reports.

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Virginia Tech wins at Boston College, 26-10

Virginia Tech rolled to a 20-0 halftime lead and didn’t look back in posting a comfortable 26-10 win at Boston College on Saturday.

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Virginia Tech researchers seek remedies for threat posed by drones to commercial airliners

Virginia Tech researchers are urging changes in how commercial aircraft engines are designed in the wake of a possible new threat to passenger aircraft safety: the likelihood of drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles, being sucked into turbofan engines at high speeds.

Virginia Tech researchers take cue from spider glue in efforts to create new materials

A taut tug on the line signals the arrival of dinner, and the leggy spider dashes across the web to find a tasty squirming insect. The spider, known as an orb weaver, must perfectly execute this moment, from a lightning-fast reaction to an artfully spun web glistening with sticky glue.

ACC Teleconference: Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer

Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer talks with reporters on Wednesday on the ACC coaches teleconference.