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Virginia Tech researcher building computer models to adapt to a changing water world

Pictured is one of the countless floating markets that exist on the Mekong River in Vietnam. Venkat Sridhar is using data to examine how water use is changing in the Mekong Basin.

Researchers convert female mosquitoes to nonbiting males with implications for mosquito control

Virginia Tech researchers have proven that a single gene can convert female Aedes aegypti mosquitoes into fertile male mosquitoes and identified a gene needed for male mosquito flight.

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In the farm of the future, drones will fly over forests and crops to communicate with robots embedded in harvesting equipment on the ground. Virginia Tech is leading the charge to help local communities thrive and spark a new agricultural and natural resources economy.

USDA grant funds pollen study of genetically-engineered switchgrass and hemp

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Virginia Tech Foundation secures grant funding to build new Virginia Seafood AREC

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College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
250 Drillfield Drive (0402)
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061
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  • 9th Annual Hispanic Film Series@VT EMA (CHILE) Adoptive parents Ema (Variety's 10 Latinxs To Watch 2020's Mariana Di Girolamo) and Gaston (Gael Garcia Bernal) are artistic free spirits in a contemporary dance troupe whose lives are thrown into chaos when their adopted son Polo is involved in a shockingly violent incident. As her marriage crumbles in the wake of the couple's decision to reverse the adoption, Ema embarks on an odyssey of liberation and self-discovery as she dances and siduces her way into a daring new life... Sep 18, 2020 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • "For They Know Not What They Do"--Virtual Screening The LGBTQ+ Caucus at Virginia Tech and The Lyric Theatre of Blacksburg are proud to present Daniel Karslake's 2019 documentary "For They Know Not What They Do" virtually throughout the month of September. Virtual tickets are $10 and half of all proceeds go DIRECTLY to the Lyric. Please support the Caucus and the Lyric Theatre by watching this incredible film. A complimentary film to the popular "For The Bible Tells Me So," Karslake's new film explores the intersection of religion, sexual orientation, and gender identity in America. With particular emphasis on the right's new state-by-state campaign to limit the rights of LGBTQ+ and trans* citizens across the United States in the wake of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case legalizing marriage equality, "For They Know Not What They Do" take us on a journey of understanding on what connects us all and gives us the strength to connect each other. Sep 18, 2020 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Virginia Virtual Farm to Table - Strawberries Sep 18, 2020 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Webinar
  • 9th Annual Hispanic Film Series@VT EMA (CHILE) Adoptive parents Ema (Variety's 10 Latinxs To Watch 2020's Mariana Di Girolamo) and Gaston (Gael Garcia Bernal) are artistic free spirits in a contemporary dance troupe whose lives are thrown into chaos when their adopted son Polo is involved in a shockingly violent incident. As her marriage crumbles in the wake of the couple's decision to reverse the adoption, Ema embarks on an odyssey of liberation and self-discovery as she dances and siduces her way into a daring new life... Sep 19, 2020 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • "For They Know Not What They Do"--Virtual Screening The LGBTQ+ Caucus at Virginia Tech and The Lyric Theatre of Blacksburg are proud to present Daniel Karslake's 2019 documentary "For They Know Not What They Do" virtually throughout the month of September. Virtual tickets are $10 and half of all proceeds go DIRECTLY to the Lyric. Please support the Caucus and the Lyric Theatre by watching this incredible film. A complimentary film to the popular "For The Bible Tells Me So," Karslake's new film explores the intersection of religion, sexual orientation, and gender identity in America. With particular emphasis on the right's new state-by-state campaign to limit the rights of LGBTQ+ and trans* citizens across the United States in the wake of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case legalizing marriage equality, "For They Know Not What They Do" take us on a journey of understanding on what connects us all and gives us the strength to connect each other. Sep 19, 2020 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) Jewish New Year. A time of introspection, prayer and penitence. The story of Abraham is read, the ram horn (shofar) is sounded, and special foods are prepared and shared. Sep 19, 2020 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM