Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Virginia Tech’s university motto, expressing the Hokie service ethic, offers a path forward during the pandemic. Staying home and limiting shopping trips helps to protect service workers and those who are more vulnerable to the COVID-19 virus.
Friday, March 20, 2020
Because the 2019 novel coronavirus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person, Virginia Tech epidemiologist Charlotte Baker says everyone needs to be especially careful about minimizing the risk of exposure to yourself and others.
Thursday, March 19, 2020
May commencement ceremonies to move online; senior celebration in Lane Stadium planned for September
Virginia Tech President Tim Sands acknowledged the mixed emotions he has heard from graduating seniors as the spring semester has been upended — but knowing that graduates and families needed time to plan for commencement activities, and knowing the fluidity of the ongoing pandemic and the responsive measures that the nation is taking, Sands and other university leaders set in motion a plan for a truly memorable celebration in September.
Friday, February 28, 2020
The presence of the pest and the disease it transmits — Theileria orientalis — are still unexplained, and the Ikeda subtype found in Virginia is a new discovery. At present, the Virginia Tech Animal Laboratory Services is the only laboratory in the U.S. capable of testing for the Ikeda genotype, which causes anemia in cattle.
Monday, February 24, 2020
The Clinical and Translational Science Award partnership between Virginia Tech, the University of Virginia, Carilion Clinic, and Inova Health System has awarded funding to four research projects.
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
University Distinguished Professor of Molecular Virology X.J. Meng recognized by Iowa State University
A global expert on emerging and zoonotic animal viruses, Meng is a member of both the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Inventors. His discovery of the swine hepatitis E virus (HEV) spurred a paradigm shift in recognizing HEV as a zoonotic virus that can cross species and infect humans.
Friday, February 14, 2020
With a $2.3 million award from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, an interdisciplinary team of Virginia Tech researchers led by Masoud Agah are working to revolutionize a testing process for harmful pollutants, in particular, for truck drivers.
Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Study: Nanoparticles produced from burning coal result in damage to mice lungs, suggesting toxicity to humans
Virginia Tech scientists have discovered that incredibly small particles of an unusual and highly toxic titanium oxide found in coal smog and ash can cause lung damage in mice after a single exposure. The study also shows long-term damage occurring in just six weeks.
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
An 11-year-old retired Saint Francis service dog, Saint was referred to the college’s physical rehabilitation service when he developed hind limb weakness and decreased mobility. The service works with geriatric, neurologic, post-surgical, and orthopedic patients.
Thursday, December 19, 2019
Virginia Tech’s Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center breaks ground for new indoor arena, celebrates the career of Nathaniel White
Demonstrating the power of philanthropy to enhance the Equine Medical Center's ability to treat sport horses, the Steven and Jane Hale Indoor Arena was made possible by Aimee and Frank Batten, who originated the matching challenge.