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Three finalists for vice president for research and innovation selected for campus interviews

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 00:00

University and community members are invited to attend each candidate’s open forum presentation on "Research and Innovation at Virginia Tech: Vision and Strategies for the Future."

Elizabeth Tranter named associate vice president for research planning

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 00:00

Elizabeth Tranter will be responsible for research strategic planning, analysis, benchmarking, and assessment of research initiatives, and leadership of special initiatives in support of the research strategic plan and institutional long-range plan.

Don't let complex language keep you from drinking tap water, Virginia Tech researchers say

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 00:00

Water providers may make their products easier to swallow if water quality reports contained short words and sentences, and broke information into bite-sized bullet points, charts, graphs, and visual representations.

Medical student research featured at second annual symposium

Fri, 04/03/2015 - 00:00

Members of the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine's soon-to-graduate class presented research projects they have been pursuing for nearly four years.

Annual research symposium slated for April 9 at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 00:00

Computational biologist Michael Waterman from the University of Southern California-Dornsife will deliver the keynote address. 

Geologist leads international research to solve perplexing mystery of continental evolution

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 00:00

Researchers revealed information about how continents were generated on Earth more than 2.5 billion years ago and how those processes have continued within the last 70 million years to profoundly affect the planet's life and climate.

Pioneering social gerontologist Karen Roberto named University Distinguished Professor

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 00:00

The professor in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences and director of both the Center for Gerontology and the Institute for Society, Culture, and Environment was praised for research "that transforms a discipline."

Virginia Tech teams up with national agencies to offer medical history workshop

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 00:00

The 2016 workshop will be a collaboration between Virginia Tech and the National Library of Medicine.

Virginia Tech's Virginia Outstanding Scientist Award and Lifetime Achievement in Science Award winners (1985 to 2015)

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 00:00

Established in 1985 and sponsored by the Science Museum of Virginia, the Outstanding Scientist Award honors scientists who, through their research and commitment to science, have made a recent contribution to basic scientific research which extends the boundaries of any field of science.

Timothy Long selected as a Virginia Outstanding Scientist for 2015

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 00:00

The director of the Virginia Tech Macromolecules Interfaces Institute will be honored as a Virginia Outstanding Scientist for 2015 by Gov. Terry McAuliffe and the Science Museum of Virginia on Thursday in Richmond.

Skin microbiome may hold answers to protect threatened golden frogs from lethal fungus

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 00:00

A team of researchers found that golden frogs who were able to survive a deadly fungus had unique bacterial communities on their skin, a finding that could one day help protect the endangered species.

John E. Taylor's research on networks in constructed facilities earns award

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 00:00

John E. Taylor was selected for the award because of his "broad and deep, path-breaking research on the effects of dynamic interpersonal and inter-organizational networks on the outcomes of constructed facilities over their lifecycle."

Sarah Ovink receives National Science Foundation Faculty Early Development (CAREER) Award

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 00:00

The assistant professor of sociology will study inequalities in college achievement and subsequent career success among women and underrepresented minorities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields.

Anne Staples wins Fulbright Scholarship to study coral reefs in Israel

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 00:00

Anne Staples will to travel to Israel to study the way water moves through corals, which are increasingly threatened as oceans become warmer, more acidic, and more polluted.

Video: Stormy weather ahead for wind farms?

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 00:00

Scientists must fully understand if the noise coming from wind farms contributes to health problems.