Colleges & Universities

Professor Timothy Sands
4:33 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

Virginia Tech Names New President

Timothy Sands

After a unanimous vote, the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors this afternoon named the university’s next president.  

55-year-old Timothy Sands, the provost of Purdue University will be the 16th president of Virginia Tech.

Sands holds an endowed chair in engineering at Purdue—and specializes in the growing field of nanotechnology, with applications for many high-tech uses.  He’s published more than 250 refereed papers, and has been granted 16 patents in electronic materials. Last year he  served as Purdue’s acting president.  

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SCHEV Recommendations
4:41 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

Virginia's Higher Education Budget

Virginia’s colleges and universities may not get all—if any—of the funds they are requesting for news construction projects. 

But the State Council for Higher Education is recommending that lawmakers make maintenance a major priority in the new biennial budget.   The Council is also recommending continued funding of "Top Jobs 21"—a major education initiative started by Governor McDonnell.

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Fralin Center for Science and Health Professions
4:01 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

Virginia Western Community College Dedicates New Building

Virginia Western Community College celebrated the newest building on campus Wednesday, a center for students of science and health professions.

Governor Bob McDonnell joined Virginia Western President Robert Sandel, Virginia Tech President Charles Steger, University of Virginia President Teresa Sullivan and Glenn DuBois, chancellor of Virginia’s community college system, to dedicate Virginia Western’s Horace G. and Ann H. Fralin Center for Science and Health Professions.

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What Would TJ Think?
12:41 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

Meditation on the Lawn: UVA Contemplative Sciences Center

UVA/ Sanjay Suchak

There was a surprising event at the University of Virginia this week. About 500 people gathered to hear from one of the world’s great spiritual leaders and one of the nation’s new media moguls.

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Environment
11:48 am
Mon October 14, 2013

Balloon Release Dangers

Releasing clusters of balloons into the sky has become a common way to mark a special occasion or call attention to an issue, but the balloons are creating an issue of their own. 

You’ve seen them floating in the sky; those small helium balloons wafting for miles on the breeze, but where the balloons end up afterwards, is causing problems.

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