A Chile research partnership highlighting wind farm research, an event introducing top Virginia Tech researchers to the Hampton Roads area, a student project sowing hope for Haiti, advice for hopeful Peace Corps volunteers – all are covered in recent issues of Outbursts, a publication of Outreach and International Affairs.

The two- to four-page monthly news briefing offers readers a look at how Outreach and International Affairs shares the best of Virginia Tech by working side by side with communities around the world.

The current issue showcases Virginia Tech's Chile research partnership specifically profiling the effects of wind farms. While wind turbines provide clean, abundant power and energy, the infuriating noise and attributed health risks are creating worldwide debate.

Other recent stories include a large showcase in Newport News that brought high tech projects to the attention of industry, a former Language and Culture Institute student giving back to his rural Haitian homeland, and a profile of Virginia Tech Peace Corps recruiter, Rachael Kennedy. Another key issue highlights three key points about Virginia Tech's international agenda written by Guru Ghosh, vice president of Outreach and International Affairs.

Check out the Outbursts archive for back issues.

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