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    Experts available: Government shutdown looming, winter weather outlook, holiday travel, and more , article

    The Virginia Tech media relations office has the following experts available for interviews this week surrounding issues in the news. To schedule an interview, please contact

    Date: Nov 13, 2023
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    Virginia Tech’s global impact: Dropping in on Hokies studying and working around the world , article

    On any given day, in every corner of the world, Virginia Tech students, faculty, staff, and alumni are making a profound impact. As the university celebrates International Education Week, we check in with some of those Hokies embodying the university’s commitment to international education and engagement.

    Date: Nov 10, 2023
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    Teaming up to beat the heat , article

    Professor Theodore Lim has received a Stage 2 National Science Civic Innovation Challenge Planning Grant. Through the award, Lim and his team will have $1 million to spend over the course of a year as they address soaring temperatures caused by harmful urban planning practices in certain Roanoke City neighborhoods.

    Date: Nov 06, 2023
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    Experts available to discuss many facets of Israel-Hamas conflict , article

    Virginia Tech has several experts available to speak on various topics surrounding the Israel-Hamas conflict.

    Date: Oct 16, 2023
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    Institute hosts leader from Mongolia , article

    The founder of the United Nations Association of Mongolia spent a month this spring in Blacksburg, hosted by the Virginia Tech Institute for Policy and Governance, where she learned about Virginia Tech but also shared ways that the university can work with her country.

    Date: Sep 21, 2023
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    Hokies in the Heart of Politics: Virginia Tech students experience the Washington Semester , video

    The School of Public and International Affairs offers students an opportunity to simultaneously intern and earn credits toward their degrees in the nation's capital. This video features three students in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences's Department of Political Science discussing the enriching experiences they've had working in and around Washington D.C. through the Washington Semester program. Professor Joel Peters, director of the Washington, D.C., Semester in Global Exchange, describes what students can gain. Students have multiple options based on their interests when it comes to the Washington Semester. The Washington Semester in Global Engagement is a unique 15 credit program open to all interested students. It consists of a combination of courses on global affairs, internship opportunities, workshops, seminars and networking opportunities with D.C. professionals and policy makers. It offers students the opportunity to experience policy-making firsthand, and explore the wealth of political and cultural opportunities available in the Washington, D.C. area. Meanwhile, the Washington Semester in Leadership and Governance (WSLG) is a 9-credit summer program for undergraduates that combines a 10-week Washington, D.C.-area internship, policy seminar, and field study experiences immersing participants in the world of policymakers, public servants, beltway bandits, and others who make the D.C. area a unique place to work and live. To learn more about the programs, visit SPIA's website here: Video by Andrew Adkins

    Date: Sep 06, 2023
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    Technology-enabled water surveillance and control project earns grant , article

    Atop a new wave of support from the Fralin Life Sciences Institute, Peter Vikesland is leading a research team in creating wireless sensor networks to survey microbial threats to water quality and to enable operational control and provide real-world feedback for public transparency.

    Date: Jul 19, 2023
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    Virginia Management Fellows breathing new life into state government , article

    The 2021-23 Virginia Management Fellows are prepped for careers in state government. They celebrated their completion of the Richmond-based competitive program in June with a pinning ceremony.

    Date: Jul 18, 2023
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    Reimagining Saint Paul's College , video

    About 200 miles from their offices and classrooms in Blacksburg, Virginia Tech faculty, researchers, and students are working with a group of St. Paul’s College alumni and Brunswick County community members who want to keep the traditions of the former liberal arts college alive.

    Date: Jul 14, 2023
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    International security expert parses mercenary leader’s conflict with Putin , article

    The startling, open challenge to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s power by mercenary leader Yevgeny Prigozhin raises questions about the strength of his regime and the future of the Wagner group as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues. Virginia Tech international security expert Yannis Stivachtis shares insights on factors that led to the conflict and what to pay attention to as the consequences unfold.

    Date: Jun 27, 2023
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    Americans walk less frequently and less safely compared to other countries , article

    According to the study co-authored by Ralph Buehler, Americans make fewer than half of the walking trips per day compared to Britons, yet are about six times more likely to be killed while walking per mile traveled.

    Date: May 25, 2023
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    Small town in Patrick County looks to historic theater — and Virginia Tech — to spark growth , article

    Could a 1940s theater bring more people to Stuart, Virginia? A team of graduate assistants at the Center for Economic and Community Engagement put their knowledge to work to help town leaders figure it out.

    Date: May 15, 2023
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    Global affairs experts discuss the political stakes in Sudan , article

    The worsening power struggle in Sudan has led to fighting in the streets of the capital city of Khartoum and the evacuation of the United States Embassy. Virginia Tech global affairs experts Ariel Ahram and Yannis Stivachtis discuss the history behind the Sudan crisis and what the stakes are for other nations.

    Date: May 11, 2023
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    Virginia Tech experts available to discuss headlines in the news , article

    The Virginia Tech media relations office has the following experts available for interviews this week surrounding issues in the news. To schedule an interview, please contact

    Date: May 08, 2023
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    Researcher receives prestigious grant to study computer modeling , article

    With the $500,000 award, Lim will investigate how computer models have been developed and used in management of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed in the eastern United States and the Baltic Sea watershed in northern Europe.

    Date: May 05, 2023
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    ‘Left me with hope’: Virginia Tech researchers reflect on watershed United Nations conference , article

    As stewards of the natural world, how can humans protect and improve access to the planet’s most precious resource? Answering this question and more is the mission of dedicated researchers at Virginia Tech. A cohort from the university joined world leaders, scientists, activists, and fellow scholars at a historic United Nations Water Conference.

    Date: Apr 28, 2023
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    A professor needed a kidney. A Hokie Wellness employee volunteered , article

    A new kidney was the key to giving Yang Zhang and his family their life back.

    Date: Apr 27, 2023
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    Earth Day puts Virginia Tech researchers in spotlight , article

    These forward-thinking projects represent a small sampling of the projects Virginia Tech faculty members have launched in pursuit of a sustainable future as they focus year-round on ways to allay the climate crisis and embed environmentally friendly processes into agricultural production, commercial industry, and the development of new technologies.

    Date: Apr 20, 2023

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