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Fall 2011

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    Edgar Develops New Methods for Cellulose Synthesis , article

    Biomaterials Professor Kevin Edgar was awarded an $800,000 grant by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to fund research on developing new methods for cellulose synthesis.

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    Fox Awarded Fulbright to Chile , article

    Forestry Professor Tom Fox spent the fall 2010 semester working on a research project that compared carbon dynamics and carbon sequestration in tree plantations and native forests in Chile.

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    Goodell's Cellulose Research Featured in Science , article

    Science, the world’s leading journal of original scientific research, featured the findings of a global team of cellulose researchers, including Professor Barry Goodell.

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    Holliday Earns NSF Early Career Grant , article

    Jason Holliday, assistant professor of forest genetics and biotechnology, is using a $1.5 million Faculty Early Career Development Program grant from the National Science Foundation to gain insight into how tree populations adapt at the genomic scale as a result of climate change.

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    Mortimer Studies Controversial Legislation , article

    A new study published in the Journal of Forestry has found that the U.S. Forest Service paid $6.1 million in legal fees to groups that have successfully sued it from 1999 to 2005.

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    Promotions and Tenure , article

    The Virginia Tech Board of Visitors has granted several college faculty promotions and approvals for tenure.

Alumni Corner

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    Alumni Authors , article

    The latest books by two of the college's alumni, Lisa Norris and Neil F. Payne, are now available.

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    Hokies United , article

    Alumni purchased an existing sawmill on a site that has housed a lumber company since the early 20th century, with hopes to ramp up production.

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    Additional alumni news

    We love hearing about all the great things going on with our alumni — awards, promotions, retirements, etc. Regrettably, we don’t have enough space in the newsmagazine to print them all. You can now catch up with former classmates and fellow Hokies online.