From the Dean's Perspective
Article ItemThe Dean's Perspective , article
Many of the articles in this issue of CNRE News reflect on our continual march toward relevancy in today’s complex world and our comprehensive reach for excellence at the margin.
Article ItemCGIT helps Virginia’s independent grape growers assess and manage vineyards , article
Landowners can use GeoVine, a vineyard site assessment and management tool developed by the college’s Center for Geospatial Information Technology, to help them find appropriate properties for vineyards.
Article ItemCollege welcomes new communication director , article
Krista Timney has an extensive background in higher education, with experience in admissions and orientation as well as marketing and communications.
Article ItemNew campus tree inventory to guide planning decisions , article
Urban forestry graduate student Peter Stewart has inventoried almost 5,500 trees on campus since August.
Article ItemStudents develop strategies to address flooding and sea-level rise in the city of Hampton , article
Graduate students in an interdisciplinary course visited Hampton and then worked with the course’s undergraduate students to develop recommendations for select communities.
Article ItemCheatham Hall houses a natural history museum , article
Cheatham Hall’s natural history collection include thousands of wildlife specimens.
Article ItemGiving Day: College to ‘spring forward’ with sights set on increasing engagement , article
Virginia Tech’s first Giving Day runs from noon on Tuesday, March 20, through noon on Wednesday, March 21.
Article ItemLocal landowner benefits from gift-supported undergraduate research projects , article
The Morton and Spapperi Family Foundation funded an undergraduate research opportunity in which four students worked with a local landowner.
Article ItemVirginia Tech community ‘jumped’ in to support crowdfunding campaign , article
Virginia Tech’s inaugural crowdfunding campaign — called Jump — raised more than $100,000 for faculty- and student-led projects.
Article ItemBrian Strahm launches collaborative effort with New Zealand’s forest industry , article
Associate Professor Brian Strahm spent six months in New Zealand partnering with scientists to develop ways to improve forest productivity without negative environmental impacts.
Article ItemEric Hallerman raises awareness about fisheries genetics and animal biotechnology , article
Professor Eric Hallerman recently published “Genetic Resources of Neotropical Fishes,” which offers recommendations to help fisheries professionals in Latin America utilize fisheries genetics.
Article ItemIn memoriam: Robert McElwee , article
Robert McElwee served on the forestry faculty and was a project leader for Virginia Cooperative Extension from 1971 to 1989.
Article ItemSmith named president of the Society of Wood Science and Technology , article
The society is one of the largest internationally recognized professional organizations of wood scientists, engineers, marketing specialists, and other professionals.
Article ItemSusan Day honored with top arboriculture research award , article
Associate Professor Susan Day received he International Society of Arboriculture’s L.C. Chadwick Award of Arboricultural Research.
Article ItemElizabeth Tsang places in public speaking contest , article
Wildlife conservation major Elizabeth Tsang placed third in the impromptu speaking contest at the Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences regional cluster meeting in Atlanta.
Article ItemLittle Fishing Trip teaches children valuable lessons , article
The student chapter of the American Fisheries Society hosted the second annual Little Fishing Trip for children from Virginia Tech’s Center for Child Development, Learning, and Research.
Article ItemSheng-I Yang earns Taiwanese government scholarship , article
Graduate student Sheng-I Yang of Kaohsiung, Taiwan, earned a scholarship from the Taiwanese government to help offset the costs of studying in the U.S.
Article ItemStudents brighten up Color Canyon trail , article
Some of Associate Professor Marc Stern’s students created interpretive signs for New River Trail State Park’s new Color Canyon trail as part of a service-learning opportunity.
Article ItemSustainable biomaterials students do their part at Shack-a-Thon , article
About 30 students built an 8-foot- square structure for the university’s annual Shack-a-Thon event, which raises donations for Habitat for Humanity.
Article ItemAlumni representation high among employers seeking top-notch candidates at career fair , article
The college’s annual career fair attracts students and employers eager to connect and align professional skills with opportunities.
Article ItemGeorge Hopper (’82 ) earns leadership excellence award , article
George Hopper (’82 Ph.D. forestry) earned the 2017 Southern Association of Agricultural Experiment Stations Directors ESS Excellence in Leadership Award.
Article ItemGeorge Palmer (’96, ’99) named fisheries biologist of the year , article
Aquatic biologist George C. Palmer (’96 B.S., ’99 M.S.) has been named the 2017 Fisheries Biologist of the Year by the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies.
Article ItemGuillermo Trincado (’03, ’06) directs Chilean forest modeling effort , article
Guillermo Trincado (’03 M.S. statistics, ’06 Ph.D. forest biometrics) has been named director of Chile’s National Simulation Model Project.
Article ItemHolly Kays (’11) releases debut novel , article
Alumna Holly Kays has released her debut novel, “Shadows of Flowers.”
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.