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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.

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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.