Dr. Paul Turner, Yale Biologist, to give MLK Seminar on January 25th

Dr. Paul Turner, Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University, will give the Eighth Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Seminar in the Biocomplexity Institute Auditorium on Friday, January 25, 2019 at 12:20 pm. His talk is titled, “Harnessing virus biodiversity to develop new therapies against multi-drug resistant bacteria.”

Dr. Paul Turner received his B.S. from the University of Rochester in Biology, his Ph.D. from Michigan State University, followed by postdoctoral appointments at the NIH, University of Valencia, and University of Maryland. ...

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Funding available to support recruitment of IGC Fellows

Spring 2019 is around the corner! Financial support is available to GCC faculty who are hosting prospective graduate students that have interest in the Interfaces of Global Change Interdisciplinary Graduate Education Program. Funds provided may help to cover the costs of inviting the student to campus, such as travel, lodging and meals. Up to $500 per student may be requested, for one student per faculty member each fiscal year.

To request IGC recruitment support, faculty should submit the following via ...

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Biweekly Update – December 5, 2018

New Announcements:

1. December Turfgrass webinar: Questions and Answers with the Virginia Tech Turf Team!

2. $10,000 National Horticulture Scholarship Available

3. Resources for fertilization of lawns and for those involved with Healthy Virginia Lawns programming 

4. We want your input! Please share about what is going on in your area in regards to diversity work here: https://bit.ly/2PHKcEb

5. Upcoming Webinar: Building Racial Equity with Cooperative Extension – December 13, 2:00 pm

January Announcements:

6. Save the Date: VAFHP 2010 ...

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Invasive Asian Longhorned Tick Spreading Widely in U.S.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is working with public health, agricultural, and academic experts to understand the possible threat posed by the spread of the Asian longhorned tick (Haemaphysalis longicornis) in several U.S. states since its discovery in 2017, according to today’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

“The full public health and agricultural impact of this tick discovery and spread is unknown,” said Ben Beard, ...

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