“It’s a dangerous plant but I’m not overly concerned about it. This seems to be an isolated incident,” said Virginia Tech’s Michael Flessner, an assistant professor and extension weed science specialist.
Virginia Tech gerrymandering expert Nicholas Goedert says, “for the near future, it will be left up to states to adopt independent commissions on a state-by-state basis which will increase political pressure on state legislatures to act.”
Join us for an early preview and discussion with Virginia Tech architecture Professor Joe Wheeler about how his team's innovative “cartridge concept” housing is a practical and affordable solution to meeting the growing world population and climate change crisis.
Corporations are operating in new territory by trying to grapple with issues of social justice - within the context of race and discrimination - in ways that attempt to satisfy multiple stakeholders while also trying to take a stance against racial discrimination.
There are many misconceptions about ticks and Lyme disease, and Jutras, an assistant professor in the Department of Biochemistry and affiliated faculty of the Fralin Life Science Institute, offers several quotes and insights on this issue. His research examines ticks and the spirochetal bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi that causes Lyme disease, and he is available to speak with members of the media about this topic.
As the U.S. House prepares for Friday’s vote on the 2018 Farm Bill, a Virginia Tech expert is warning of more cuts to SNAP benefits and new employment requirements. Professor George Davis is concerned low-income families will find it even more difficult to obtain vital nutritional assistance.
As U.S. lawmakers question cybersecurity risks associated with Chinese telecom maker ZTE, Virginia Tech’s wireless security expert Charles Clancy says that national security threats surrounding supply chains for telecommunications are critical.
Yesterday social media influencer Cloe Feldman posted a sound clip on her Instagram story which is beginning to take the internet by storm. Much like the blue dress phenomena in 2015, when people looked at the same image and saw different colors, in this sound clip some hear the words Yanny or Laurel. Virginia Tech linguist available to explain phenomena.
In our lifetime we will see many of the traditional banks and credit reporting systems become irrelevant as blockchain technology brings about a radical transformation of the institutional nature of our banking system---a system that is based on a centralized ledger to manage transactions, says Virginia Tech economist David Bieri.
While this is an important step, restaurants could do much more to create the tipping point to encourage healthy options for Americans when they eat out, says to Virginia Tech professor Vivica Kraak, a recognized expert in food and nutrition policy.
SNAP benefits are already too low and new employment requirements proposed in the 2018 Farm Bill could constrain low-income families more, say two Virginia Tech experts who specialize in food and health economics and have examined the federal program’s benefits for over a decade.
New federal menu-labeling rules for restaurants with 20 or more locations go into effect May 7 but a Virginia Tech expert says the requirement to prominently display calorie counts doesn’t do enough to help consumers make healthy eating choices.
“We need a stronger sense of respect for the professionals who are educating our children. We need to decide whether teaching is a worthy career or not,” said professor of mathematics education, Anderson Norton. “If it is, then no teacher in our country should have to work a second or third job to get by. ”