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- May 21 Altria awards Southern Piedmont Agricultural Research and Extension Center $609,000 to expand research capabilities Altria’s gift enables the AREC to expand its research capabilities by improving and expanding the station’s facilities, covering the purchase and renovation of a large warehouse adjacent to the center.
- May 20 Three faculty members named to lead planning for university shared research facilities These three accomplished researchers are part of the inaugural cohort of the Faculty Fellows Program of the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation, which puts faculty leaders at the forefront of strategic research initiatives.
- May 20 Harvard leader, former NIMH director, to discuss ‘genetics of mind’ at public lecture in Roanoke Steven Hyman, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology and director of the Stanley Center for Psychiatry Research at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, will contemplate the benefits and potential risks of combining genetics and neuroscience at a free public lecture May 23 at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC starting at 5:30 p.m.