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Anger over Iranian economy not going away, according to Virginia Tech expert

Anti-government protests in Iran have died down, but anger over a stagnant economy won’t be going away anytime soon, according to a Virginia Tech expert on the economics of the Middle East. 


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ACC Basketball News and Notes: Jan. 8

Following a break on Monday night, the ACC schedule resumes with a total of seven conference games on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.


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Notre Dame’s T.J. Gibbs named ACC Basketball Player of the Week

Notre Dame sophomore T.J. Gibbs has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Basketball Player of the Week, while Miami freshman Chris Lykes earned ACC Rookie of the Week honors.


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Virginia Tech earns Best College Value ranking from Kiplinger

Virginia Tech has once again earned recognition from Kiplinger as one of the nation’s best higher education values. In its Best College Values for 2018 report, Kiplinger ranked Virginia Tech No. 160 nationally among all universities and No. 28 among public institutions. 


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ACC Basketball News and Notes: Week of Jan. 2

The ACC weekday slate tips off Tuesday night with Pitt traveling to Louisville. The game will be the first league test for the Cardinals, while the Panthers seek to rebound from last Saturday’s loss to No. 15 Miami in their ACC opener.


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UVA guard Ty Jerome named ACC Basketball Player of the Week

UVA sophomore Ty Jerome has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Basketball Player of the Week, while Duke freshman Marvin Bagley III earned ACC Rookie of the Week honors.


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Virginia Tech alum Hoda Kotb named co-anchor of Today

Virginia Tech alum Hoda Kotb has been named co-anchor of Today, the flagship NBC morning news show.


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Feature twirlers add excitement and creativity to Virginia Tech game day

When the Virginia Tech football team heads to Orlando for its 25th straight bowl game Dec. 28, the players won’t be the only athletes on the field.


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Bonzie Colson named ACC Basketball Player of the Week

Notre Dame’s Bonzie Colson has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Basketball Player of the Week, while Duke freshman Wendell Carter Jr. earned ACC Rookie of the Week accolades.


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Donors gave nearly $120,000 to Virginia Tech crowdfunded projects

Nearly two dozen initiatives will benefit from the generosity of donors who supported projects highlighted this semester on Jump, Virginia Tech’s crowdfunding platform.


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College of Science awards scholarships to students for academics, research work, community service

The Virginia Tech College of Science has awarded an undergraduate student and graduate student with scholarships funded by the college’s Dean’s Roundtable Advisory Board.


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Families who argue during the holidays may be less biased

Does your family argue a lot during the holidays? This might actually be a healthy thing, according to a Virginia Tech professor.


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Virginia Tech team leads federal effort to forecast the flow of information online

A team at Virginia Tech has been selected to help lead one of the largest ever federally funded research efforts to improve our understanding of how social information travels and transforms online.


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Virginia Tech receives $15.2M gift to construct Student-Athlete Performance Center

Virginia Tech has received its largest-ever gift to athletics and the single-largest outright gift ever given to the university.


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Virginia 4-H crowdfunds to support members and volunteers attending state conference

Every summer, hundreds of teens from across Virginia gather for a week of fellowship, fun, and hands-on learning at Virginia Tech.


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Virginia Tech Beyond Boundaries Scholars program helps more than 130 students who enrolled this fall

George Wenn III was certain he wanted to attend Virginia Tech. He did not know if he and his family could afford it. Then he got the email.


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Send a Hokie to Capitol Hill to ensure sound science informs public policy

The BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Human health disparities in Appalachia. The Dan River coal ash spill in North Carolina. The water crisis in Flint, Michigan.


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Author, professor, science advocate discusses how creativity can transform STEM education

Professor, author, social critic, and science advocate Christopher Emdin discusses how to create a more effective and inclusive approach to STEM education.


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#14 Virginia Tech pastes North Carolina, 59-7

Virginia Tech got three touchdowns from its defense and special teams in the first half in what turned into a 59-7 beatdown of North Carolina on Saturday.


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Virginia Tech cadets chosen to highlight the colors at UNC game

Virginia Tech cadets Blaine Mainz, Jon Ricciardi and Jack LeRette will receive the flags at the homecoming football game against North Carolina. 


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Researchers use insects to help reduce hunger in Africa

Virginia Tech researchers have demonstrated the effectiveness and economic feasibility of using insects to increase food security in one of the world’s poorest countries – Niger.


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Virginia Tech expert: Stewart endorsement more important than Trump for Gillespie

As Virginia’s race for governor enters the final weeks, a Virginia Tech political expert points out the risk facing Republican Ed Gillespie.


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ACC approves 18-game women’s basketball conference schedule

ACC women’s basketball teams will begin an 18-game conference schedule starting with the 2019-20 season, the league announced Thursday.


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Animal cognition research, education, and outreach funded by NSF

Is overcrowding in cities bad for your brain?  Do children in preschool learn better because of the social enrichment?


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Leading brain development, disabilities expert to open VTCRI Distinguished Public Lecture Series

A renowned neuroscientist will talk about fragile X syndrome and related developmental brain disorders on Oct. 19 at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute.


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Flint Water Crisis team brings relief to well owners following hurricanes Harvey and Irma

It all started with a few phone calls to check in on friends at Texas A&M and the University of Florida.


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ACC has six named Lott Impact Awards quarterfinalists

The ACC led all conferences nationally with six of the 20 defensive football student-athletes named Wednesday as quarterfinalists for the 2017 Lott Impact Trophy.


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Virginia Tech community launches crowdfunding campaign to prep high schoolers for STEM careers

The Kids’ Tech University crowdfunding campaign will run through Nov. 17. Supporters can contribute a gift of any amount.


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Altria’s giving to the Virginia Tech Presidential Scholarship Initiative reaches $1 million

Altria Group Inc. has donated an additional $500,000 to Virginia Tech’s Presidential Scholarship Initiative, bringing the total company contribution to $1 million.


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3-D printed golf grips change the game

A Virginia Tech student engineering team has created a customized 3-D printed golf grip that uniquely conforms to individual golfer’s hands.


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Press Conference: Virginia Tech football coach Justin Fuente

Virginia Tech football coach Justin Fuente talks with reporters at his weekly press conference.


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ACC Football Notebook: Week 8

News from the world of ACC Football heading into Week 8 of the 2017 college football season.


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Center for Autism Research reaches out to New River Valley with community, campus events

The Virginia Tech Center for Autism Research is embodying the spirit of Ut Prosim by working to make events friendlier for youth with sensory challenges.


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Study highlights conservation needs of fish species recently discovered in Southwest Virginia

Named for the upper Clinch River basin where it was discovered, the Clinch dace has been extensively studied since 2005.


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ACC announces football game times, networks for Week 9

The Atlantic Coast Conference announced the following game times and networks for the football games of Oct. 27-28.