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Everyone's getting excited about Reunion Weekend in June! Going for a spin on the Hokie Roller was Senior Associate Vice President for Alumni Relations Matt Winston '90, who shared plenty of details about the event.
Thirteen Virginia Tech students spent a week in Cuba as part of a semester-long, three-credit course, "Study Abroad to Cuba: Food Sovereignty, Culture, & Resilience."
Kim Niewolny, an associate professor in the Department of Agricultural, Leadership, and Community Education, led the study abroad experience during spring break to explore food security and technology, land rights and distribution, gender and racial equity, and community mobilization for a just food system.
The 2018 Virginia Tech Hokies Soil Judging Team took first place among 22 teams in the group judging event at the Soil Science Society of America’s National Intercollegiate Soil Judging Contest held March 23 in Martin, Tennessee.
In collaboration with researchers from the University of Missouri-Columbia, a Virginia Tech research team has discovered a mechanism responsible for antibiotic resistance in the bacteria that cause leprosy and tuberculosis.
A team of Virginia Tech researchers has found that a fat cell remodeling pathway was regulated by an estrogen receptor (ERa) that played a major role in the difference in fat accumulation among men and women.
Andy Swiger Land-Grant Award Winners
Recognizing faculty whose creative accomplishments help fulfill the land-grant mission of addressing state and national needs through teaching, research, and Extension
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- Virginia Tech researchers awarded USDA grant to study the spread of devastating wheat diseases Wheat is a staple crop, but yield and grain quality are threatened by diseases, such as rust and Fusarium head blight.
- Expert dispels myths about Lyme disease and offers tips for prevention There are many misconceptions about ticks and Lyme disease, and Jutras, an assistant professor in the Department of Biochemistry and affiliated faculty of the Fralin Life Science Institute, offers several quotes and insights on this issue. His research examines ticks and the spirochetal bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi that causes Lyme disease, and he is available to speak with members of the media about this topic.
- New council charged with enhancing equity in work, life at Virginia Tech Gender@VT is a new council formed last fall to research and suggest ideas to improve the work/life environment for employees and students at Virginia Tech. Many of the issues affect both women and men, but often they fall disproportionately on women.
Events Calendar »
- Low-Stress Cattle Handling Clinic May 26, 2018 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM 1477 Ridge Rd., Bridgewater, VA
- Science Fun with Dairy Foods May 26, 2018 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Weyers Cave Community Center, 682 Weyers Cave Rd., Weyers Cave, VA
- In-Depth Commercial Tree Fruit Meeting May 31, 2018 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Alson H. Smith AREC, 595 Laurel Grove Rd., Winchester, VA
- Designing Moon Gardens Jun 04, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Salem Library, 28 E. Main St., Salem, VA
- Technology Tuesday - Exploring Technology in Agriculture Jun 05, 2018 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Maple Springs Farm, 752 Burketown Rd., Weyers Cave, VA