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The HokieBird takes it easy.

The HokieBird takes it easy.

Behind the beak

Have you ever wondered about the origin of the HokieBird? What about the do’s and don’ts of being the best mascot in the world?

Those answers and more are included in this throwback feature from 2002. Also, keep an eye out for a new How Tech Ticks on the HokieBird in the next edition of Virginia Tech Magazine!


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Hokie Highlights

Tim Sands speaks

Education is the key to progress

During the third-annual State of the University Address, President Tim Sands highlighted research and the work ahead for Virginia Tech in serving the state, nation, and world.

Read more and watch the full presentation >>

Students work in the Black Cultural Center in Squires Student Center.

Diversity Excellence recognized by INSIGHT into Diversity Magazine

The oldest and largest diversity publication and website in higher education has recognized Virginia Tech as a 2018 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award recipient and a 2018 Diversity Champion.

Read more about these honors >>

The Virginia Tech Game Day Green Tailgating team

Hokie tailgating goes green

At home football games, the student-run Green Tailgating team collects bottles and cans from tailgates and hands out blue recycling bags. During the 2017 football season, nearly 14,000 pounds of recycling material was collected during games.

Check out their work >>


Do you have a creative Virginia Tech license plate? We’d love to see and share it. Tweet us a picture @VT_Mag or email us

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Around the Drillfield

business information technology professor Chris Zobel

Analytics research boosts disaster relief

In a recent research project, analytics were studied to develop a new approach to help the Red Cross address the challenges of more effectively pre-positioning resources that are needed to help open emergency shelters.


Virginia Tech research vehicles on a highway

Virginia Tech paves way for research partnerships and start-ups

The effort began with LINK, the Center for Industry Partnerships, to streamline the way companies engage with the university, and now, a new resource—LAUNCH, The Center for New Ventures—will help turn inventions made by Virginia Tech researchers into applied innovations.


Jinsong Zhu (left), a professor of biochemistry in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and his research associate Pengcheng Liu (right) study the genetics of mosquito reproduction.

Mosquito research could take a bite out of diseases

Researchers at Virginia Tech have gained insights into the genetics of mosquito reproduction, which could open new avenues of discovery to control the pest and reduce the number of deaths mosquitoes cause every year.


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Hokies In The Headlines

Matt Winston provides a Virginia Tech tailgating guide

More from Sports Illustrated >>

George Edward Hoppe Jr.: Richmond’s first architect in the International Style

More from the Richmond Times-Dispatch >>

Jack Tatum and his band, Indigo, are reanimating what it means to make radio music

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Alumni Happenings

Graduate School Dean Karen DePauw

Join us at pregame HokieTalks

Spend time before the game at our lecture series, featuring faculty experts. The talks, held at the Holtzman Alumni Center, are free and open to the public. Log onto our website to see a complete listing of talks and speakers.

Learn more >>

Fans in Lane Stadium

Don’t miss Homecoming at Virginia Tech! We’re hosting reunions, tailgates, and more.

Learn more >>

Upcoming Events

Women in STEM in Roanoke (Sept. 25)

Women in STEM in Triangle, North Carolina (Sept. 27)

Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine Tailgate (Oct. 6)

Hokies in 757 (Oct. 10)

College of Architecture and Urban Studies Tailgate (Oct. 25)

Hokies in the Middle East (Nov. 16)

College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences Tailgate (Nov. 17)

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Tailgate (Nov. 17)

Hokies in Sustainability (Feb. 7)


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