The Global Change Center Newsletter

contents  |  summer 2015

Second Edition

The GCC. We're Chartered!

The Fralin Life Science Institute has launched a new center to support research, education, and outreach in the field of global change. Directed by Dr. William (Bill) A. Hopkins, professor in the Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation (CNRE), the Global Change Center at Virginia Tech was officially chartered in January 2015.   READ MORE

The Interfaces of Global Change IGEP welcomes eight new Ph.D. fellows

The Interfaces of Global Change Program will begin its third year with a banner recruitment class of eight new Ph.D. students! A private reception to welcome the incoming class of 2015-16 was held on August 26, 2015 in the Fralin Hall Atrium. Meet...

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Dr. Kendra Sewall awarded grant from the Jeffress Memorial Trust

Kendra Sewall Kendra Sewall, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences and Global Change Center Faculty Affiliate, received a grant from the Jeffress Memorial Trust, which provides $100,000 awards to conduct innovative interdisciplinary pilot stu...

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Engineers and scientists to examine antibiotic resistance in food chain

Virginia Tech College of Engineering Growing evidence suggests that agricultural practices, especially widespread antibiotic use, could be contributing to the increasing antibiotic resistance problem in humans. In order to learn how to effectively co...

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IGC Fellows engage students at elementary school science fair

The Interfaces of Global Change Graduate Student Organization participated in a recent science fair at Gilbert Linkous Elementary School in Blacksburg. Some of the IGC Fellows served as judges and evaluated the nearly 70 Gilbert Linkous poster pres...

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William Hopkins receives Virginia Tech’s 2015 Alumni Award for Excellence in Research

William Hopkins, professor of fish and wildlife conservation in the College of Natural Resources and Environment at Virginia Tech, received the university’s 2015 Alumni Award for Excellence in Research. Sponsored by the Virginia Tech Alumni A...

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Climate change scientist Michael Mann visits Virginia Tech

Michael Mann, a climate scientist and central figure in the political debate over climate change, visited Virginia Tech on March 20, 2015. His 4 p.m. lecture at the Lyric Theatre was followed by a brief question and answer session and signing of hi...

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Lisa Belden’s research on Bd reveals new information about amphibian disease resistance

From VT News BLACKSBURG, Va., March 26, 2015 – A team of scientists including Virginia Tech researchers is one step closer to understanding how bacteria on a frog’s skin affects its likelihood of contracting disease. A frog-killing fungus known...

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Global Change Center awards first Seed Grant

In Fall 2014, The Global Change Center (GCC) at Virginia Tech released its first call for proposals to support interdisciplinary research that will lead to collaborative proposals submitted to extramural funding sources. Priority was given to fund...

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