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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. 


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.


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.


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.

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ACC Football Players of the Week: Week 7

The ACC Football Players of the Week have been recognized following their performances in Week 7 of the 2017 season.

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Brain tumor treatment for dogs may soon be used in human patients

Data from a clinical trial at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech to treat brain tumors in dogs may eventually be used to help humans.

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Mixing of farmed fish and their wild relatives could have adverse impacts on environment

In Ghana, experts suspect that some fish farmers have started to raise unapproved, controversial strains of the Nile tilapia Oreochromis niloticus.

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Faculty, staff at Virginia Tech step up to create awareness for cerebral palsy research

If a journey of a million miles starts with a single step, what do you get for more than a couple of million steps?

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Autonomous systems innovators converge on Blacksburg

Unmanned systems, such as driverless cars and drones, become more visible every day. But does the public trust the technology?

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Tough challenges ahead for California firefighters, residents, according to Virginia Tech fire expert

The intensity of the deadly wildfires in Northern California can be attributed, in part, to a lack of controlled fires.

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Composer, singer, and violinist Jenny Scheinman provides live score for film of Appalachian towns

Captivating visuals from small towns in the 1930s and ’40s are set to an original live score created by composer, singer, and violinist Jenny Scheinman or her performance “Kannapolis: A Moving Portrait.”

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Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine explores medicine as it relates to military service

The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine will pay tribute to military personnel and their families in two events this fall.

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Virginia Tech launches crowdfunding campaign to fight breast cancer’s impact in Appalachia

Nearly half the new breast cancer cases in Montgomery County aren’t diagnosed until they reach late-stage development.

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Corps of Cadets alum Evan Wright named Boston College game Hokie Hero

U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Evan Wright was selected as the Hokie Hero for Saturday’s football game against Boston College.