June 2017   [ Archives ]
Virginia Tech's New Student Orientation
Hokie summer, had me a blast
New Student Orientation jumpstarts the Virginia Tech experience for thousands of students each summer.
Around the Drillfield
Virginia Tech campus
From the redesign of the Upper Quad to the addition of an amphitheater between the Moss Arts Center and Pearson Hall, dozens of construction projects are in full-swing this summer on campus.
Julia Ross, new dean of the Virginia Tech College of Engineering
Julia Ross, who becomes dean of the College of Engineering on July 31, has been named the Paul and Dorothea Torgersen Dean of Engineering.
Virginia Tech College of Natural Resources and Environment
For the third year in a row, USA Today College has ranked Virginia Tech as the nation's best for studying natural resources and conservation.
DJ Irie performing on Virginia Tech's Drillfield
USA Today College reported in late May that Spotify had researched the music-listening behaviors of college students. Guess where Virginia Tech landed.
Virginia Tech research
Gene targeted to treat inflammatory bowel disease

Researchers at the Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech have discovered a new therapeutic target for inflammatory bowel disease — and it's right inside our immune cells.

Virginia Tech research
Potential method for objectively detecting ADHD developed

Having long sought a method to diagnose ADHD on data alone, electrical engineering professor Louis Beex found that an electroencephalogram (EEG) can record data to discern the brain wave patterns associated with the disorder.

Research at Virginia Tech
Research finds common household chemicals lead to birth defects in mice

A new study at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) and the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech has found a connection between common household chemicals and birth defects.

Athletics
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Virginia Tech baseball coach John Szefc
25th head coach in Tech baseball history named
On June 15, John Szefc (pronounced CHEF) joined Tech's baseball program as head coach. Having led Maryland to three NCAA appearances and a 180-122 (.596) overall record, Szefc owns a 392-259-3 (.602) career record, along with 10 campaigns with 30 or more wins, in 12 seasons as an NCAA head coach.
Former Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer
Beamer on 2018 College Football Hall of Fame ballot
The National Football Foundation (NFF) and College Hall of Fame announced on June 1 that longtime Tech head coach Frank Beamer is among six FBS coaches on the 2018 ballot for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame. In addition, 75 FBS players, as well as 98 players and 31 coaches from the divisional ranks, are included on the 2018 ballot.
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Alumni Association News & Events
New Jersey Virginia Tech Alumni Association
Hokies in New Jersey
New Jersey Virginia Tech Alumni Association
More than 220 alumni, current students, incoming students, and their families — along with the HokieBird — attended the third annual Hokie Spirit BBQ hosted at Loantaka Park by the New Jersey Virginia Tech Alumni Association and the Emily Specchio Foundation. The event welcomed more than 60 incoming first-year students from New Jersey to the Class of 2021.
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Virginia Tech's Black Alumni Summit
Black Alumni Summit
Friday, July 7 – Saturday, July 8
Richmond, Virginia
It's not too late to attend the summit! Help us build regional networks to support Project 2022, and learn about diversity initiatives at Virginia Tech.
Women's Weekend at Virginia Tech
Women's Weekend
Friday, July 14 – Sunday, July 16
Blacksburg, Virginia
Spend quality time with our great community of Hokie women, and explore what connects us all.
Upcoming events
Hokies in San Francisco  (July 19-23)
College of Natural Resources and Environment 25th anniversary celebration  (Sept. 15-16)
Homecoming  (Oct. 21)
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