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2011-02-15 08:00:00

BLACKSBURG, Va., Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On Saturday morning, February 26, State Farm will provide Virginia Tech fans with an opportunity to raise money for Virginia Tech's Athletics Department during the on-site telecast of ESPN's College GameDay (10 a.m. ET on ESPNU continuing on ESPN at 11 a.m.). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110215/NY48184LOGO ) For every person who attends the morning show on Saturday, State Farm, which is sponsoring College GameDay for the fifth...

2011-01-20 16:25:41

It's easy for American society to label young killers as simply crazy. But new research suggests that a complex array of factors "“ from bullying to lack of parental support to ineffective mental health services "“ are potentially involved when a student turns to violence. The study, co-authored by Michigan State University's Hyunkag Cho, examined the risk factors of the 2007 Virginia Tech shootings by 23-year-old student Seung-Hui Cho that left 33 people, including the gunman,...

2011-01-07 10:41:00

BLACKSBURG, Va., Jan. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thomas M. McNamara Jr., formerly a program area manager of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, has been hired as president and chief executive officer of the newly established Virginia Tech Applied Research Corporation, announced Robert Walters, vice president for research at Virginia Tech. The Applied Research Corporation was established by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors in March 2010 with the mission to...

2010-12-06 23:07:01

A well-known paper-based medical chart used by pediatric emergency personnel across America is undergoing a 21st century boost in an collaborative effort between Virginia Tech's College of Engineering, Roanoke-based Carilion Clinic Children's Hospital, and the physician who created the original method some 25 years ago. The Broselow Pediatric Emergency Tape "“ otherwise known as the Broselow Tape -- has been a staple of ERs and child trauma units for nearly three decades. Created by...

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...

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2010-06-22 06:48:09

Four unmanned autonomous vehicles designed and built by a team of engineering students at Virginia Tech using the TORC Robotic Building Blocks product line, are headed to Hawaii to participate in the 2010 Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) war games in July. Fourteen nations, 34 ships, five submarines, more than 100 aircraft, and 20,000 personnel will participate in the biennial RIMPAC exercise June 23 through Aug. 1. The Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory worked closely with Virginia Tech and TORC...

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...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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