Latest Blacksburg, Virginia Stories

2011-02-15 08:00:00

Rolls-Royce North America President and CEO James Guyette to Discuss Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing During Luncheon Keynote HERNDON, Va., Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC), the largest technology council in the nation, is hosting its first University Technology Exhibition that will provide the region's investors and businesses a sneak peek at the hot technologies currently being developed in academic labs while...

2010-11-18 09:06:00

ANNAPOLIS, Md., Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- ERIS Technologies, LLC, announced today that it has entered into a public-private partnership with Virginia Tech and L-3 STRATIS to co-develop an integrated security and incident management center of excellence at Virginia Tech's campus in Blacksburg, Va. This landmark initiative establishes a new infrastructure for fostering continuous development and advancement in the field of campus and facility security and management. The center will...

2010-11-01 11:39:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- An in-depth ethnographic study of the social media habits of Blacksburg, VA, the first internet wired town in the world, demonstrates the power of consumer endorsed goods and services on sales, according to a study by OgilvyOne, New York. As a town of early adopters, the residents and businesses of Blacksburg are using geo-local services such as Foursquare, combined with Twitter, blogs and Facebook to deepen relationships with friends, neighbors and...

2010-09-28 07:00:00

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- AboveNet, Inc. (NYSE: ABVT), a leading provider of high bandwidth connectivity solutions, today announced it will connect Virginia Tech data centers and research locations including the new state-of-the art research institute in Arlington. Virginia Tech's connected facilities will fuel the exchange of key data among its dispersed research facilities, corporate partners and the larger academic community. AboveNet was selected because of its...

2010-06-21 09:45:00

BLACKSBURG, Va., June 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Chamber music lovers and opera buffs, take note. The concert schedule of Viva Virginia, a two-week opera and chamber music festival starting June 21, includes a clarinet quintet and romantic pieces for violin and piano. Other powerhouse pieces to be performed are Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 for Strings by J. S. Bach and Il Tramonto by Respighi for voice and string quartet. The festival will bring together luminaries from the opera and...

2010-06-08 08:05:00

SOUTH HACKENSACK, N.J., June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- VCOM International Multimedia Corp. announced it is expanding its computer services and digital signage operations and adding a third technology center in South Hackensack. The company already operates two facilities in the area. The company will use the center to host educational workshops for students and provide demonstrations for teachers to help them learn how to use the latest technologies designed for the classroom. The newest high-tech...

2010-03-04 11:14:41

Blacksburg, Va. -- Students at Virginia Tech's Unmanned Systems Laboratory are perfecting an autonomous helicopter they hope will never be used for its intended purpose. Roughly six feet long and weighing 200 pounds, the re-engineered aircraft is designed to fly into American cities blasted by a nuclear weapon or dirty bomb. The helicopter's main mission would be to assist military investigators in the unthinkable: Enter an American city after a nuclear attack in order to detect radiation...

2009-10-16 13:51:00

BLACKSBURG, Va., Oct. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Harold "Skip" Garner has been named executive director of the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute (VBI) at Virginia Tech. Garner joins VBI from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW), where he was professor of Biochemistry and Internal Medicine and the Philip O'Bryan Montgomery Jr., M.D. Distinguished Chair in Developmental Biology. Before coming to UTSW in 1994, Garner served as a senior staff scientist and founder of...

2009-09-11 12:06:00

BLACKSBURG, Va., Sept. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- U Car Share is expanding its growth as it partners with Virginia Tech by launching the alternative to vehicle ownership in Blacksburg, Virginia. U Car Share allows members access to cars 24/7, thus eliminating the need to own a car or bring one to campus during the school year. Members pay only for what they use, in one low hourly rate starting at $4.95 per hour (plus $0.59 per mile). U Car Share takes care of fuel, insurance and...

2008-12-01 22:41:34

Trevon Hughes scored with 1 second left Monday, letting Wisconsin slip by Virginia Tech 74-72 in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. Hughes finished with 12 points for Wisconsin (6-1). Marcus Landry led the Badgers scoring with 18 points and Jon Leuer added 17. A.D. Vassallo scored 30 points for Virginia Tech (4-3). Victor Davila and Malcolm Delaney added 13 and 12 points, respectively.

Word of the Day
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
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