One of the major issues for children is dealing with and accepting things they do not understand. Their ability to make sense out of the unknown is limited by their cognitive ability. They’ll rely on others – parents, siblings, teachers and others – to help them figure it out.
Kevin Lahmers, a veterinary pathologist who first identified the Asian longhorned tick in Virginia, is collaborating with the USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) to assess the disease threat. Lahmers says the shutdown has halted a risk assessment with the ticks and calves that are infected with a pathogen, also recently identified in Virginia.
In a recent Washington Post op-ed Virginia Tech medievalist Matthew Gabriele notes “calling the proposed 700 to 1,200 mile border wall “medieval” is deeply misleading because walls in the actual European Middle Ages simply did not work the way Trump apparently thinks they did. If anything, their true function may speak to Trump’s intentions: Poor tools of defense, medieval walls had more to do with reassuring those who lived inside them than with dividing self from other.”
With companies like AT&T and Verizon touting the rollout of 5G in specific cities, many consumers, while excited about the new technology, know very little about how it works or how it may change their lives. According to Virginia Tech’s Jeff Reed they are not alone because there are still several unknowns among carriers too.
Join Virginia Tech computer science expert Naren Ramakrishnan to learn about how government leaders and urban planners are using data to predict behavior patterns and offer solutions to local challenges.
Among some of the most popular New Year's resolutions - reading more books. Virginia Tech professor of literacy and coordinator of the Reading Specialist Program, Heidi Annne Mesmer says the first step is to find books, magazines, or articles that you want to read but you have to do a little work. Start conversations with "What are you reading?"
When it comes to financial responsibility, nothing gets you off the right foot in 2019 faster than fixing your credit score, says a Virginia Tech expert. Travis Mountain, an assistant professor in agricultural and applied economics, offers three quick suggestions for repairing less-than-perfect credit.
If New Year’s resolutions are all about getting out of the routine and breaking old habits, nothing rings in 2019 better than a vow to travel more, says a Virginia Tech expert. Nancy McGehee, a professor of hospitality and tourism management, says the benefits of travel are immeasurable.
The most commonly expressed New Year’s resolution usually involves eating healthier, exercising more and losing weight. Virginia Tech assistant professor of human nutrition, foods and exercise, Vivica Kraak points to five easy steps that – when followed carefully – can result in weight loss and a healthier lifestyle in 2019.
Considering end-of-year bonuses for your employees? Supervisors be forewarned, a new study finds that while incentive rewards can help motivate and increase employee performance it can also lead to unethical behavior in the workplace.
Did you know Americans throw away about 25 percent more trash between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve? (CDC 2018) Statistics like this help drive Virginia Tech’s sustainability manager Karlee Siepierski to educate others. She points out that “simple changes around decorating, gift wrapping, and gift giving can make a significant sustainable and financial impact this holiday season.”
Virginia Tech students and faculty recently awarded first-place in the 2018 Solar Decathlon Middle East competition will talk with media outlets about their accomplishment, building the world’s best solar home.