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New postgraduate program in business analytics launches in India

The Virginia Tech, India, Postgraduate Program in Business Analytics is scheduled to launch in June with courses held online and on the campus of the program’s first partner, the N.L. Dalmia Institute of Management Studies and Research.

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Postgame: Virginia Tech coach Buzz Williams, players on loss to Notre Dame at ACC Tournament

Virginia Tech coach Buzz Williams and players Chris Clarke and Justin Robinson talk with reporters after the Hokies’ 71-65 loss to Notre Dame on Wednesday in the ACC Tournament.

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Do we need to do a Bubble Watch for Virginia Tech?

Virginia Tech had almost certainly already punched its Big Dance ticket before its come-from-way-ahead loss to Notre Dame in the ACC Tournament, right?

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Virginia Tech leads efforts to develop national water pipeline database

Virginia Tech is leading a five-year U.S. Bureau of Reclamation-funded effort to collect data on the reliability of the nation’s aging water pipelines and then to establish an infrastructure database for resilient and sustainable water systems.

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Virginia Tech Board of Visitors to consider 2018-19 tuition and fees at March meeting

The Virginia Tech Board of Visitors will meet on Monday, March 26, 2018 at 1:15 p.m. in 2100 Torgersen Hall to review the various revenue and cost implications of the state’s General Assembly actions and other major initiatives that impact university costs for the upcoming year.

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Virginia Tech pledges to increase study abroad participation by 2020

Virginia Tech has signed onto an international effort to double and diversify the number of U.S. students studying abroad by the end of the decade by joining the Institute of International Education’s Generation Study Abroad. 

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Researcher, activist finds a new avenue for advocacy through her future role as a physician

Prior to her start in medical school at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, Diana Zychowski’s life revolved around statistics and research, fueled by a desire to give back to her community.

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A graduate student, a crash test dummy, and building safer cars

Devon Albert, a fourth-year doctoral student in the department of biomedical engineering and mechanics at Virginia Tech, spends a lot of her time with a crash-test dummy.

Using artificial intelligence to hunt for slow zones in overcrowded networks

We’re all connected — and not just in a yogic sense. By 2022, there will be 29 billion connected devices across the globe, according to a forecast from the June 2017 Ericsson mobility report.

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BC’s Jerome Robinson, Louisville’s Jordan Nwore named ACC Basketball Players of the Week

Boston College’s Jerome Robinson is the Atlantic Coast Conference Basketball Player of the Week, while Louisville’s Jordan Nwora claimed Rookie of the Week accolades.

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ACC Power Poll: Feb. 12

Virginia Tech’s upset win at Virginia caused some movement in the middle of the ACC as we edge closer to Brooklyn. The Hokies (18-7, 7-5 ACC) have now won five of their last six, and are one of four teams at five losses in conference play.

Smartly containing the cloud increases computing efficiency, Virginia Tech researchers find in first-of-its-kind study

Not too long ago booting up a computer meant there was time for a lengthy coffee break even before the workday started. For a decade now though, thanks to the cloud, computers have accessed information from virtual machines that exist in the ether, allowing software to launch quickly on demand.

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Fulbright scholar studies creativity across cultures

A stereotype perplexed Carol Mullen: Was there any truth to the notion that the intensive focus on standardized testing meant that Chinese learners lacked creativity and the capacity to be imaginative, innovative, and inventive?

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Game Preview: #1 ranking on the line as Virginia hosts Virginia Tech

There actually is a basketball game at the end of the day, pitting #2 Virginia (23-1, 12-0 ACC) and Virginia Tech (17-7, 6-5 ACC).

Medical student finds work ethic, grit, determination from her mother

When Lindsay Maguire was in kindergarten, her “What do you want to be when you grow up?” picture was of herself in a white coat giving a lollipop to a child and saying, “All better.”

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From A-bombs to Zika: Virginia Tech institute to guide planning for major disaster scenarios

What would happen if a nuclear device were detonated in downtown Washington, D.C., and what can be done to mitigate the possibility or its effects?


Researchers use data on same-sex marriage legislation to examine opinion formation, public policy

If you have ever tried to change someone’s mind on an important issue – how to vote, for example – you know swaying an entrenched opinion is no easy task.

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Classwork into practice: Student helps others look professional with Career Outfitters

Prior to coming to Virginia Tech, Blythe Boyd scheduled as many job interviews as she could just to get experience and learn more about being professional. She did not always get an offer, but she walked away from each interview with another piece of knowledge.

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Record donation of $2 million made to Virginia Tech Program in Real Estate

Alumni couple Willis Blackwood and Mary Nolen Blackwood, of Richmond, Virginia, and Bonita Springs, Florida, recently donated $2 million to name and endow the director’s position within the rapidly growing Virginia Tech Program in Real Estate.


ACC Basketball News and Notes: UNC battles Virginia Tech on Big Monday

The second ESPN Big Monday game of the season finds No. 10 North Carolina making the trip to Virginia Tech. Cameron Johnson averaged 18.5 points in the last two outings for the Tar Heels, who bring a four-game winning streak into the contest.

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Duke’s Trent, NC State’s Yurtseven named ACC Basketball Players of the Week

Duke freshman Gary Trent Jr. and NC State sophomore Omer Yurtseven have been recognized as the Atlantic Coast Conference Basketball Co-Players of the Week, while Trent earned ACC Rookie of the Week honors.

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AdvanceVT hosts 2018 Advancing Diversity Workshop

On Jan. 9, AdvanceVT and the Office for Inclusion and Diversity hosted the 15th Advancing Diversity Workshop at The Inn at Virginia Tech. Around 330 Virginia Tech faculty, staff, and administrators participated in the event.

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Bill Roth brings Virginia Tech’s new sports media and analytics concentration into play

During a classroom presentation last spring, a Virginia Tech student described his favorite team — the Philadelphia Eagles — as the greatest in the National Football League. He then paused, almost defiantly, for dramatic effect.


Virginia Tech researchers attack cancers, Parkinson’s with electrical fields

Funding has been approved for Virginia Tech’s research on electrotherapy, a process that attacks brain cancer and tumors associated with Parkinson’s disease and epilepsy.

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ACC announces 2018 football schedule

The Atlantic Coast Conference announced the 2018 football schedule Wednesday, and once again, it includes arguably the most challenging non-conference competition among the Power 5 conferences.

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Virginia Tech supports efforts to preserve Mongolian nomadic traditions

A yurt stands solitary, its presence signaling human habitation on an otherwise untouched plain. The home, called a ger in Mongolia, is surrounded by open rangeland in every direction, the panorama stretching for hundreds of acres until grassland greets the base of the Khangai Mountains.


ACC Basketball Notebook: Big Monday is here

The first ESPN Big Monday ACC matchup of the season is set this evening as No. 5 Duke travels to No. 25 Miami. The game is one of two nationally televised ACC contests on the Monday night, with Boston College’s home matchup against Florida State also scheduled.

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Luke Maye, Marvin Bagley III honored as ACC Basketball Players of the Week

North Carolina junior Luke Maye has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Basketball Player of the Week, while Duke’s Marvin Bagley III was named the league’s Rookie of the Week.

Scientists find heightened attention to surprise in veterans with PTSD

Fireworks on nights other than the Fourth of July or New Year’s Eve might be nothing more than inconsiderate neighbors, but for veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), the shock of noise and light may trigger a deeply learned expectation of danger. 

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Medical students, doctors to battle it out on the hard court for a good cause

Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine students will try to win back their title against a team of Carilion Clinic residents, attending physicians, and Jefferson College of Health Sciences students in the sixth annual Docs for Morgan basketball challenge Jan. 25.

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Virginia Tech Transportation Institute awarded $2.7 million in federal contracts on lighting, fuel-efficient automation

The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute has received two U.S. Department of Energy contracts totaling $2.7 million to study eco-conscious solutions for roadway lighting and automated-vehicle design.

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Scientists discover how parasite hacks into its host’s genes in plant-to-plant warfare

Research at Virginia Tech and Penn State that has revealed how a parasitic plant utilizes cross-species gene manipulation to attack its victims could lead to a method to engineer parasite-resistant plants.

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Virginia Tech to receive $1.1 million grant from the Virginia Research Investment Fund

The Virginia Research Investment Committee (VRIC) has approved a $1.1 million grant to Virginia Tech to support a medical device that will use low-energy electric fields to treat brain tumors, the second-leading cause of death in people under the age of 20.

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A place to belong: New cultural centers are gateways for campus inclusion

A frame with the words “Mahal Kita” hangs on the wall of 140 Squires Student Center. Jaclyn Marmol sees it most every day. The words, which mean “I love you” in Tagalog, a language spoken in the Philippines, and the room in which they hang have a special meaning to her.

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Two Virginia Tech online graduate programs among top in nation

Two Virginia Tech online graduate education programs are among the top in the country. The university’s online master’s degree in information technology is the nation’s second best. U.S News also ranked Virginia Tech’s online graduate engineering program at No. 20.

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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.


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.