Biweekly Update – February 14, 2019

New Announcements:

  1. Come to the Garden with speaker Lisa Zeigler – Lexington, VA – March 16, 2019
  2. Save the Date: Annual Plant Sale – Piedmont, VA – May 4, 2019
  3. Innovation in Greenhouse and Vertical Farming – Richmond, VA – March 12, 2019
  4. Education Day 2019 for Virginia Master Gardener Association – Roanoke, VA – May 4, 2019
  5. Spring Symposium: Wild about Natives – Fredericksburg, VA – April 13, 2019
  6. Trees, Construction and Uninvited Guests: 2019 Roanoke Tree Care Workshop ...
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Biology professor aims to better educate students on sex and gender

From the Collegiate Times

By Mike Liu  |  February 12, 2019

Sex and gender are two different concepts. The distinction is that sex is purely based on an individual’s reproductive system and secondary sex characteristics while gender is a person’s social role or personal identification of one’s own sex based on an internal awareness.

The differences between sex and gender has sparked many discussions in today’s society. Prominent news agencies such as The New York Times and Read More →


Winter Storms To Heat Waves, How Better Climate Data Can Make Us More Prepared

From NPR

JANUARY 30, 2019

In a cow pasture near Shawnee in central Oklahoma, Kirk Wilson parks his work truck, grabs a harness, and prepares for a 30-foot climb. 

“We’re changing the sensor at the top of the tower that measures the wind direction,” explains Wilson, a burly meteorological electronics technician with a big beard and a booming laugh. 

On the ground, another tech uses a GPS receiver to make sure the sensitive instrument is properly aligned before it’s tightened in place.

When this station ...

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