GCC advisory committee service transitions to four new members

June 14, 2019

Several Global Change Center faculty members have just completed their multi-year terms on the GCC advisory committee. Please join us in sharing appreciation toward Jeff Walters, Dana Hawley, Mark Barrow, and Emmanuel Frimpong for their time and energy providing sound and balanced guidance as part of this important committee. New additions to the advisory committee include: Kendra Sewall, Brian Romans, Brian Badgley, and Kelly Cobournwelcome aboard!!

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Nine GCC faculty earn Tenure and/or Promotion in 2019

Congratulations to nine Global Change Center affiliated faculty members who have earned tenure and promotion in June 2019 as a result of their outstanding achievements in teaching, research, and service. Tenure and promotion marks an important milestone in their academic careers, so please join us in congratulating our colleagues.

The Virginia Tech Board of Visitors approved the following promotions and tenure:
Promotion to associate professor with tenure:

Bryan Badgley, School of Plant and Environmental Sciences

Cayelan Carey, biological sciences

Leandro Castello, fish ...

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Biological Sciences’ Frank Aylward awarded Simons Foundation grant to study evolution of oceans

From VT NewsMay 24, 2019

Frank O. Aylward, an assistant professor with the Department of Biological Sciences in the Virginia Tech College of Science, has been awarded a Simons Early Career Investigator in Marine Microbial Ecology and Evolution Award.

The three-year, $540,000 grant will help Aylward to understand evolutionary trends in prokaryotes and the roles they play in carbon and nitrogen cycling, and other biogeochemical processes that are vital to ...

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Congrats! Sydney Hope receives Burd Sheldon McGinnes Fellowship & RVBC Ornithology Scholarship

IGC Fellow, Sydney Hope, has been selected as a 2019-2020 winner of the Burd Sheldon McGinnes Graduate Fellowship, and has also received the Roanoke Valley Bird Club – Ornithology Scholarship.

Well done, Sydney, and congratulations!! 

The Burd Sheldon McGinnes Graduate Fellowship was established in honor of Dr. Burd S. McGinnes, who earned his Ph.D. from Virginia Tech in 1958 and became the leader of the federal Wildlife Cooperative Research Unit, where he served ...

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Dr. Hopkins presents Interdisciplinary Graduate Education initiatives to VT’s Board of Visitors

Bill Hopkins had the opportunity to brief the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors on April 1, 2019 about Interdisciplinary Graduate Education initiatives at Virginia Tech.  He used his experience directing the Interfaces of Global Change IGEP to discuss how these programs benefit the University, including their impact on achieving our land grant mission, as well as their positive influence on student recruitment and the research enterprise.  This is the third time Bill has addressed the BOV over the ...

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