Virginia Tech

An art exhibit in Blacksburg features the work of Lynn Hershman-Leeson, a feminist artist who explores the places where art and technology meet.  One piece in the show is actually something you see every day - it's a bio-engineered human ear sitting inside a glass box.  

Training Cyber Warriors in Virginia

Oct 10, 2016

The number of devices that are now connected to the Internet far exceeds the number of people on the planet.  And as Cyberspace grows, so do the legions of hackers looking for ways to break in.  Right now, it’s an A-symmetrical cyber war.  But as Robbie Harris reports, Virginia’s Governor has launched a plan to change that by training a new workforce for the growing field of cyber security.


New Baby Basket to Keep Babies Safe and Warm

Sep 15, 2016

The country of Malawi is known as the ‘warm heart’ of Africa... with mountain ranges reminiscent of south western Virginia.  And even though it’s warm much of the year, new born babies there too often die of hypothermia. That got a Virginia Tech grad student thinking about how to solve the problem in a low tech, sustainable way.  Robbie Harris has more.

The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine has graduated just three classes yet has become so respected that a record number of hopefuls--4600-- applied for just 42 student openings to start this year.


 Dr. Aubrey Knight is associate dean for student affairs,

"We are one of the smallest schools in the country. We're small by design based on our curriculum and what we call our distinctives. There continues to be a greater interest in applicants applying to our school."

Breaking the Cycle of Police Violence

Aug 4, 2016

Graphic images of police violence are now seen on television and social media with greater frequency than ever before.  And even though crime statistics show the numbers of these incidents has not gone up, public outrage is raising new questions about how police handle these situations. There’s a small but growing movement to change the way police are trained to interact with people they encounter on the job.