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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Mary Lofton is new GLEON GSA Co-Chair Elect

Dear fellow GLEONites,
I am writing to introduce myself as the new Co-Chair Elect of the GLEON Student Association. I am honored and excited to be taking on this role and very much look forward to working with you all over the next couple of years.

 

I am currently a 3rd year Ph.D. student with Dr. Cayelan Carey at Virginia Tech in the United States. My dissertation research focuses on ...

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Water experts to study emerging threat of antibiotic resistance

Through the awarding of two contracts, the Centers for Disease Control is tapping the expertise of Amy Pruden and Marc Edwards in a wider effort to address emerging public health priorities.

Bacteria that become resistant to antibiotics lead to an estimated 23,000 deaths and 2 million illnesses per year in the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control is launching an ...

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Professor appointed chair for National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine committee

From VT News

William A. Hopkins, professor of wildlife in the College of Natural Resources and Environment, has been appointed chair to a committee of The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine: The Review of the U.S. Geological Survey’s Laboratories: Processes, Procedures, and Best Practices to Meet National Needs.

Hopkins will chair the committee for the duration of a 30-month analysis of all U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) laboratory facilities.

Hopkins, who ...

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