Tag: technology

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Conference celebrates, promotes female success in computer fields

A career and college fair, workshops on various computer-related topics and keynote addresses by women who have had success in computer fields will all be part of the 2015 Capital Region Celebration of Women in Computing at James Madison University.


Earth Talk: Blizzard of e-waste

With a record four million pre-orders for Apple’s best-selling iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, it’s more evident than ever that consumers want the latest in smartphone technology at their fingertips.


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Stop the Presses: Get off my damn lawn!

It used to be that people with similar interests had to try hard to find each other to be able to discuss their similar interests, learn from each other’s slightly different takes regarding those interests, and raise the collective IQ on whatever their interests may have been.


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CIT releases broadband wwardee impact report

The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) announced that its CIT Broadband service line released the second annual Broadband Investment Economic Impact Assessment.


$7 million grant helping improve access to specialty care through technology

A new UVA program aims to make available additional appointments with specialists for patients with more complex medical conditions through technology.


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Sens. Warner and Kaine introduce bipartisan Startup Act

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) today led a bipartisan group of six Senate colleagues in introducing The Startup Act to jumpstart investment and job creation by new businesses.


Come party at the Staunton Public Library!

The Staunton Public Library will celebrate its 20th anniversary at 1 Churchville Avenue on Saturday, January 24, from 2-4 pm.


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Massanutten Resort adds new talent to management team

Massanutten Resort, a four season resort located outside of Harrisonburg, Va., in the Shenandoah Valley, announced the hiring of three executives.


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Commonwealth Transportation Board awards $11.1 million contract to improve Rt. 29/Rt. 250 interchange in Charlottesville

The Commonwealth Transportation Board today awarded an $11,121,077.60 contract to Fielder’s Choice Enterprises Inc., of Charlottesville, to construct improvements to the Route 29/Route 250 interchange.


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VCU physician-researcher to help advise the nation on preventive care

Alex Krist, M.D., associate professor of family medicine and population health at VCU, today was appointed to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.


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Sen. Warner urges banking regulators to address consumer financial protections

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), who chaired the first congressional hearing after the 2013 data breach at Target, sent a letter to federal banking regulators today questioning the lack of follow-up to better protect consumers.


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Virginia Tech research shows how stock ownership levels can influence executives’ pursuit of risky strategies abroad

Compensation for senior corporate executives typically includes shares of the company’s stock in addition to base salary, bonuses, and various benefits and perks.


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Scott Beardsley named dean of University of Virginia Darden School of Business

The University of Virginia announced that Scott C. Beardsley has been selected as the ninth dean of the University of Virginia Darden School of Business.


High technology, weapons of mass destruction and hazardous communication tools

2015’s opening offers an appropriate time to examine high technology and its development of weapons of mass destruction and other threats to the Earth.


Within Reach program to shed light on careers in health care

The next Within Reach program in Roanoke will shed light on the depth and breadth of health care career options and what it takes to get there.


business

Nulife Glass to invest $5.9 million to establish first Virginia operation in Bristol

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Friday that Nulife Glass will invest $5.9 million to establish its first Virginia operation in the City of Bristol. A Manchester, England-based company, Nulife provides a complete and sustainable recycling service for all types of cathode ray tube (CRT) glass.


Vacuum-steam treatment for invasive snails proves promising

The U.S. East Coast and some port areas such as Houston, Texas, are being invaded by snails that hitchhike in containers shipped from the Mediterranean.


VCU engineering professor makes major breakthrough in reducing cost of key AIDS drug

A team of researchers led by a Virginia Commonwealth University engineering professor has invented a far more cost-effective way to manufacture a widely used AIDS drug, potentially greatly expanding access to the much-needed drug in countries with emerging economies, such as South Africa.


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Virginia farmers to help shape national Farm Bureau policies

Virginia representatives will join more than 5,000 Farm Bureau members from across the nation in helping shape policies important to farmers and ranchers Jan. 11-14 at the 2015 American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Convention.


Coperion Corporation to expand Wythe County manufacturing operation, create 22 new jobs

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Coperion Corporation, in collaboration with local real estate developer WYCO, LLC (William Ellenbogen Managing Member), will invest a total of more than $3 million to expand its manufacturing operation in Wythe County.


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Volume Discount Sale at Hearing Healthcare of Virginia

Will you HEAR this year? Give yourself or a loved one the gift of better hearing this year! Hearing Healthcare of Virginia has secured a limited quantity of premium digital hearing aids at a dramatic discount. We are passing the savings right on to you! This is an opportunity to obtain cutting edge technology at rock bottom prices!


New accelerator countering cyber attacks by growing new companies

The Center for Innovative Technology announced today that after 16 months in operation, its MACH37™ Cyber Accelerator has launched 17 new cyber security companies.


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UVA vice president Thomas Skalak named senior official of the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation

Thomas Skalak, vice president for research at the University of Virginia, has been named the inaugural executive director for science and technology programs at the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation in Seattle, officials announced Monday. The appointment is effective Feb. 1.


Virginia Tech training strengthens universities in Iraqi Kurdistan

When a university group from Iraq’s northern Kurdish region traveled to study at Virginia Tech this past summer, their home was at peace.


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Waynesboro Public Schools Foundation seeks to raise $1 million

The Waynesboro Public Schools Foundation has a goal to raise $1 million to benefit students and the educational experiences they receive through the Waynesboro Public School (WPS) system.


Class of 2014: Employee of 27 years to earn her fourth Virginia Tech degree

A Virginia Tech classified staff employee for 27 years, Peggy Quesenberry has fully capitalized on Virginia Tech’s tuition waiver benefit for employees–having received four degrees in that time.