From the Dean's Perspective
Article ItemA WEI first! , article
The Wood Enterprise Institute earned a record profit for its 2014 product, a maple and cherry laser-engraved cutting board.
Article ItemNew water degree to address complex global challenges , article
Virginia Tech is taking an interdisciplinary approach to meet the complex challenges of managing water by proposing a new bachelor of science degree.
Article ItemUniversity hosts national Packaging Jamboree , article
Virginia Tech hosted the 29th annual national Packaging Jamboree under the theme “Packaging a Global World.”
Article ItemGarretson shines in 'Spring Awakening' , article
Alex Garretson of Rockville, Md., a senior double majoring in wildlife science and theatre arts, starred in the School of Performing Arts’ spring production of “Spring Awakening.”
Article ItemGrad student works to preserve endangered flying squirrels , article
Realizing that the tiny northern flying squirrel depends upon red spruce trees, scientists from government agencies and nonprofit organizations have been protecting and restoring landscapes that support the once-plentiful tree and releasing suppressed trees as well as planting seedlings in the central Appalachian Mountains.
Article ItemServing community and the arts , article
As a service-learning project, students in Professor Robert Bush’s Senior Seminar in Forest Products Marketing and Management built an outdoor “theater” for the Blacksburg New School.
Staff Member Spotlight
Article ItemHollandsworth's lifetime of music , article
Cheatham Hall’s favorite musician, Kathie Hollandsworth, support technician for the Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation, and her band recently helped kick off the Crooked Road Festival celebrating mountain music in a sold-out performance at the Moss Arts Center’s new 1,260-seat auditorium.
Article ItemIn memoriam: Geza Ifju , article
Professor Emeritus Geza Ifju, 83, passed away at his Blacksburg home on May 15 surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife, Beth, their seven children, and nine grandchildren.
Article ItemJones receives Rachel Carson award , article
Restoration biologist Jess Jones received the Rachel Carson Award for Scientific Excellence from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Article ItemLinzey honored with Jefferson Medal , article
In a fitting tribute to a lifetime of dedication to the natural world, wildlife conservation instructor Donald W. Linzey has been awarded the Virginia Museum of Natural History’s Thomas Jefferson Medal for Outstanding Contributions to Natural Science Education.
Article ItemPromotions and tenure , article
The Virginia Tech Board of Visitors has granted several college faculty promotions and approvals for tenure.
Article ItemAmerican, Chinese scholars study wintering shorebirds in China , article
Professor Jim Fraser is collaborating with scientists from China’s Nanchang University to establish the first-ever survey of migratory shorebirds that winter at Poyang Lake, the largest freshwater lake in China.
Article ItemCounting African predators to help save them , article
Fish and wildlife conservation graduate student Lindsey Rich is working with the Botswana Predator Conservation Trust to determine the status of 13 different carnivores for her doctoral research.
Article ItemEcology team improves understanding of stream chemistry , article
A geostatistical approach for studying environmental conditions in stream networks and landscapes has been successfully applied at a valley-wide scale to assess headwater stream chemistry at high resolution, revealing unexpected patterns in natural chemical components.
Article ItemPlastics to dust – in six months! , article
Professor Emeritus Wolfgang Glasser has joined cycleWood Solutions Inc. as its chief scientific officer.
Article ItemRecognizing the value of dead wood in Iranian forests , article
Research from old-growth forests in Iran point out the importance of dead wood, an often-overlooked forest feature.
Article ItemAlumni Profile: Linda Casey , article
Linda Casey (’74 B.S. forestry) knew building a career in her preferred field wouldn’t be easy. “I was the only female forestry major in my class when I started,” she said. “I didn’t know of any women in the profession at the time.”
Article ItemIn Memoriam: John Wilburn , article
John D. Wilburn (’06 B.S. and ’12 M.S. forestry) of Grants Pass, Oregon, died in a kayaking accident in California on March 9 at the age of 30.
Article ItemRing appointed Virginia State Forester , article
Bettina Ring (’86 B.S. forestry) was selected by Gov. Terry McAuliffe this spring as Virginia State Forester.
General ItemAdditional 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.