From the Dean's Perspective
Article ItemA step back in time , article
In honor of Virginia Cooperative Extension’s centennial in 2014, we present this brief history of Extension forestry, as drawn from a 1980 publication titled “College of the Fields.”
Article ItemMaster Naturalist program grant to enhance training curriculum , article
The Virginia Environmental Endowment announced awards of nearly $250,000 to protect and improve the region’s natural resources, including $20,000 for the Virginia Master Naturalist program.
Article ItemTimothy D. Sands installed as Virginia Tech president , article
The formal installation of Timothy D. Sands as Virginia Tech’s 16th president on Oct. 17 was part of a three-day celebration that engaged students, faculty, staff, and members of the community.
Article ItemWEI 2015 product , article
The Wood Enterprise Institute (WEI), a student-run entrepreneurial venture, is taking orders for its 2015 product — custom wall-mount bottle openers.
Article ItemXMNR's three-year legacy in China , article
Since 2012, the college’s Executive Master of Natural Resources (XMNR) accelerated graduate degree program, based in the Center for Leadership in Global Sustainability, has sent a cohort of students on a 10-day international residency to Yunnan Province, China, to concentrate on sustainable development in the region.
Article ItemFailed Olympic bids moved Toronto toward becoming a model city , article
Toronto lost its bid to host the Olympics Games five times during the past half century, yet the bidding process produced legacies for the city as well as lessons for other cities.
Article ItemGrant aids compostable plastic bag development , article
Our summer 2014 issue included a story on Professor Emeritus Wolfgang Glasser’s work with the start-up firm cycleWood Solutions Inc. to produce plastic bags that degrade within six months when composted.
Article ItemIncentives slowing deforestation in Amazon , article
An international team of scientists reviewed published research about policy interventions and commodity market effects, and determined that positive incentives for farmers, counties, and states can be as effective for the preservation of Brazilian Amazon forests as public policies that enforce penalties.
Article ItemPINEMAP scientists work toward sustainably managing southern pine plantations , article
Virginia Tech is one of 11 southeastern land-grant universities that conduct research, education, and outreach as part of the Pine Integrated Network: Education, Mitigation, and Adaptation Project (PINEMAP).
Article ItemSocial interactions among bats could contribute to resilience , article
Doctoral students Alexander Silvis and Andrew Kniowski applied graphic and spatial approaches to findings from Ohio State field studies suggesting that the endangered Indiana bat may be able to use social connections to survive a certain amount of roost destruction.
Article ItemSurviving eastern hemlocks have a story to tell , article
Will the majestic eastern hemlock be wiped out by an invasive cousin of the aphid?
Article ItemCadets highlight colors at football games , article
In a continuing partnership between the Virginia Tech football team and the Corps of Cadets, players and cadets are selected to highlight the colors during the pre-game ceremonies at each game.
Article ItemFirst Cultures Fair a great success! , article
The college held its first Cultures Fair in November to highlight the range of diversity in our college family — current faculty, staff, and students represent 25 different countries!
Article ItemMeade selected for Phi Beta Kappa , article
Taylor Meade of Wise, Virginia, a senior geography major, was selected for membership in Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most widely known academic honor society.
Article ItemPackaging interns tour distribution facilities , article
Internships at the Center for Packaging and Unit Load Design offer students many opportunities for out-of-classroom learning.
Article ItemStudent meteorology club named outstanding chapter , article
The Virginia Tech Meteorology Club, was named as the American Meteorological Society’s Outstanding Chapter of the Year for 2013-14.
Article ItemAlumni Profile – Kathryn Prociv , article
At The Weather Channel’s Atlanta headquarters, Kathryn Prociv is known for her calm demeanor as a weather producer on the set of the channel’s flagship program, “AMHQ With Sam Champion.”
Article ItemIn Memoriam: James Edward (Jim) Mooney II , article
Alumnus James E. (Jim) Mooney II, 55, founder, past president, and executive director of the Virginia Loggers Association, died Oct. 27 at his home in Lake Monticello, Virginia. He was a passionate logging industry activist, a former logger, and a community volunteer.
Article ItemJamie Roberts moves on , article
After more than a decade in the college’s Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation, Jamie Roberts has moved on to a position as assistant professor of fisheries at Georgia Southern University.
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.