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Q&A with President Timothy Sands

Timothy Sands, who became Virginia Tech’s 16th president in June, was the provost at Purdue University, so he has a history with land-grant universities. We asked him for his thoughts on the land-grant mission, student experiences, and how the university impacts Virginia.

    Q&A with President Timothy Sands

Q&A with President Timothy Sands

Timothy Sands, who became Virginia Tech’s 16th president in June, was the provost at Purdue University, so he has a history with land-grant universities. We asked him for his thoughts on the land-grant mission, student experiences, and how the university impacts Virginia.

    Q&A with President Timothy Sands

Virginia Cooperative Extension encourages Virginians to prepare for winter

“We live in an area where snow, ice, and low temperatures are common, and winterizing your home is a good first step in preparing for winter months,” says Michael Martin, Virginia Cooperative Extension emergency response and preparedness coordinator.

    Virginia Cooperative Extension encourages Virginians to prepare for winter

Student researcher studies the core of cider production

Meg McGuire of Dublin, Virginia, a senior majoring in food science is interested in how the crop yield of apple trees affects the apple quality and ultimately, cider quality.

    Student researcher studies the core of cider production

Researchers pinpoint traits that help 'urban' mosquito transmit malaria

An international team of researchers led by Virginia Tech scientists analyzed the genome of a mosquito species notorious for transmitting malaria in urban environments.

    Researchers pinpoint traits that help 'urban' mosquito transmit malaria

Sowing the Future

A 2013 United Nations report projects that the world population will reach 9.6 billion by 2050. More food must be grown in a shrinking amount of space.

    Sowing the Future

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Faculty: Janet Rankin

    Janet Rankin

The Department of Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise’s Janet Rankin’s research includes determining predictors and barriers of active transportation.

Graduate student: Elli Travis

    Elli Travis

Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics graduate student Elli Travis worked with potato farmers in Ecuador to encourage them to use integrated pest management.


Temple Grandin

    Temple Grandin sits with cattle.

Temple Grandin, a world-renowned autism activist, best-selling author, and authority on animal welfare and behavior, visited Virginia Tech on Thursday, Dec. 4 to give a series of free talks to both the university community and the public.



Innovations

    Front cover of Innovations, the CALS news magazine.

 

Innovations highlights the latest news about Virginia Cooperative Extension programs and research and academics in the college. It also profiles alumni who champion the mission of Virginia Tech long after graduation.


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