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2014-04-22 08:33:26

RADFORD, Va., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CCR (Commonwealth Care of Roanoke) is pleased to announce new leadership role for our respected principal. Deborah L. Petrine has been named CCR's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Deborah L. Petrine founded CCR and opened its first facility in 2001. From her hands-on start as a nursing home secretary and receptionist, Ms. Petrine has accumulated a list of distinguished achievements. She co-founded and served as President of...

2014-02-07 13:15:15

A team of researchers led by Virginia Tech and University of California, Berkeley, scientists has discovered that a regulatory process that turns on photosynthesis in plants at daybreak likely developed on Earth in ancient microbes 2.5 billion years ago, long before oxygen became available. The research opens new scientific areas in the fields of evolutionary biology and microbiology. The work also has broad societal implications as it allows scientists to better understand the production...

2013-11-26 08:29:36

PHOENIX, Nov. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Virginia Tech Investors has completed the acquisition of Terrace View Apartments, a 756-unit and 1,720-bed student-housing community located one-half mile north of Virginia Tech University. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131126/LA24003) With 81 residential buildings on more than 43 acres of property, Terrace View Apartments is a sought after location for the community, which represents 31,000 Virginia Tech students, having...

2013-11-25 08:34:10

Institutions of Higher Education partner with UIU Link to connect college and high school students with accredited, transferable online classes. BLACKSBURG, Va., Nov. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- UIU Link, an ed-tech company based out of the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, announces the launch of their web-based catalog of accredited online university courses. Murray State University, Virginia Tech, Clemson University-MPA, University of South Carolina Aiken, St. Catharine...

2013-08-21 16:23:45

New, larger scoreboards boast higher quality displays for a more immersive fan and sponsorship experience BLACKSBURG, Va., Aug. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Panasonic Eco Solutions North America announced that it has been selected by the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) Athletics Department to upgrade the existing video scoreboard structure in Lane Stadium with a new high definition LED display and replace two existing video scoreboard cabinets...

2013-03-25 16:26:32

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell: 'CCAM Leads in Manufacturing Research' RICHMOND, Va., March 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) near Richmond, Va., today unveiled its new 62,000 square foot research facility during a grand opening event. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130325/NY82907 ) "The new CCAM manufacturing research center represents the expertise and passion of our industry members and university partners," said...

2013-02-27 16:26:54

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) announced today that it has awarded the 2013 AAVMC Senator John Melcher DVM Leadership in Public Policy Award to Dr. Will Hueston, a veterinarian and professor from the University of Minnesota. The award will be presented March 8 at the AAVMC's 2013 Annual Conference in Alexandria, Va. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130227/DC67812) Dr. Hueston holds a joint...

2013-02-21 16:32:33

Silicon Valley-Tested Initiative to Train 300 of the Top Entrepreneurial Research Teams from U.S. Universities and Federal Laboratories COLLEGE PARK, Md., Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three top universities in the Mid-Atlantic region are teaming to tackle an enduring challenge: how to translate $60 billion in research funding into new products and companies that benefit society. Today the University of Maryland, George Washington University, and Virginia Tech jointly...

2013-01-29 12:48:32

The Virginia Tech — Wake Forest University School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences is expanding its ground-breaking research of testing football helmets to reduce the number of concussions to now include hockey, baseball, softball, and lacrosse. The five-year plan will see the Virginia Tech research center, headed by Stefan Duma, rate helmets worn by hockey, baseball, softball, and lacrosse athletes in their ability to lessen the likelihood of a concussion resulting from a...

2013-01-14 23:00:34

Wake Forest Innovations has partnered with Veterinary Bioscience Institute (VBI), a leading provider of Internet-based technical and surgical methodology resources, in developing educational materials for veterinary, medical and biomedical personnel and their institutions. Winston Salem, North Carolina (PRWEB) January 14, 2013 Wake Forest Innovations has partnered with Veterinary Bioscience Institute (VBI), a leading provider of Internet-based technical and surgical methodology resources,...