A University of Virginia Professor of Education has won two new grants to help American children read.
The program she’s developed is already in use statewide and has spread to every state and five other countries.
Virginia Tech President Charles Steger will step down from the post he has held since 2000, once his successor begins work sometime next fall.
A search will begin immediately.
Steger has spent his entire career at the school, from undergrad to graduate degrees, becoming Dean of the College of Architecture and Urban Studies at age 33.
Under his tenure, Virginia Tech added forty major new buildings; among them, the soon to open Center for the Arts.
In Hollywood there’s the ‘Oscars.’ In Nashville, the Country Music Awards. In the New River and RoanokeValleys, it’s the “Tech” Awards.
Every year, the Roanoke- Blacksburg Technology council honors its stars.
This Thursday (5/16/13) evening, 600 people will gather at the Hotel Roanoke for an awards ceremony and party announcing the winners of the Roanoke/ Blacksburg Technology Council’s Tech Nite Awards.
For a list of TechNite nominees, visit thetechnologycouncil.com
Traffic accidents cause more injuries than anything else in our society. And they’re the leading cause of death for people between the ages of three and 33.
Driver distraction is the most common cause of traffic accidents. And because vehicles are moving at relatively high speeds, what happens in one, affects many others.
The director of Virginia Tech’s Transportation Institute, Professor Tom Dingus, says one solution coming down the pike, is something called ‘vehicle connectivity.’
There are new calls for diversity at the University of Virginia where critics say the African American
population has dropped from 12 percent in 1995 to just 6 and a half percent today. Critics say UVA must up its financial aid to compete as Sandy Hausman reports.