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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.

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.

2009-07-15 15:40:00

A student team in the Virginia Tech College of Engineering is providing the blind with an opportunity many never thought possible: The opportunity to drive.

2009-07-09 09:47:30

Four researchers at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute (VBI) at Virginia Tech and their colleagues at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine are advocating the use of systems biology as an innovative clinical approach to cancer.

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.

2008-11-14 15:00:12

A warning system designed to alert students and faculty at Virginia Tech, scene of a 2007 massacre, failed in its first test, school officials say. The alarm was sounded Thursday after a report of gunfire near a dormitory.

2008-11-14 06:00:09

By Donna Leinwand One of four methods Virginia Tech uses to alert students and faculty in an emergency failed Thursday when school administrators attempted to warn the campus about reports of gunfire in a dorm, the university said.

2008-10-11 03:00:11

By Greg Esposito greg.esposito@roanoke.com 381-1675 Virginia Tech will be the center of the state youth environmental movement this weekend as host of Virginia Power Shift 2008.

2008-10-09 03:00:31

By Anna L. Mallory anna.mallory@roanoke.com 381-8627 Two professors from Russia are visiting schools in Montgomery County this week to find out how local educators work with students, and others, with disabilities.

2008-09-09 03:00:06

By Christian Trejbal christian.trejbal@roanoke.com 381-1645 The shell of Christiansburg's new aquatic center looms above Franklin Street. Its brick walls, blue roof and gaping window holes carve a striking form against the sky.

Word of the Day
  • Emitting flashes of light; glittering.
The word 'coruscant' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to flash' or 'to sparkle'.