IT News @ Virginia Tech
Mar 15, 2017
Exchange Online migration to bring new capabilities for faculty, staff, and sponsored students
Beginning in May, faculty and staff Exchange accounts will be migrated from locally-hosted email to cloud-based Exchange Online accounts.
Feb 22, 2017
Virginia Cyber Range names Amazon Web Services as preferred partner
AWS will join the Commonwealth of Virginia and Virginia Tech to support scalable cloud infrastructure and collaborate on cybersecurity educational efforts, enabling the Cyber Range with both content and a closed network for hands-on exercises, competitions, and other simulations.
Feb 01, 2017
Documentary, panel discussion about women and minorities in STEM and computing set for Feb. 7
Virginia Tech is hosting a public screening of “CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap,” on Feb. 7. CODE is a documentary that explores the history of women and minorities in the field of computer science and discusses the benefits, challenges, and struggles of underrepresented groups in the STEM fields.
Jan 30, 2017
Don’t wait to move courses to Canvas; Scholar ends May 20
Beginning in June of 2015, Virginia Tech began the move to the Canvas Learning Management System. The transition period is rapidly coming to a close, and Scholar will be decommissioned on May 20, 2017.
Oct 25, 2016
Aras Memisyazici appointed network architect for the Virginia Cyber Range
In his new position, Memisyazici will define needs and develop technical strategy for the Virginia Cyber Range, a newly formed virtual center aimed at creating a state-of-the-art platform for cybersecurity education in Virginia.
Sep 21, 2016
Virginia Cyber Range to enhance cybersecurity education across the commonwealth
The initiative will provide advanced cybersecurity training exercises for high school and college students, positioning Virginia to become a leading source of critical cybersecurity expertise for the nation.
Sep 13, 2016
Enhancing national security by making intelligence software smarter
The Discovery Analytics Center and a Virginia-based defense company are working together on software that can predict and adapt to an intelligence analyst's needs.
Sep 08, 2016
New lab to help establish databases to improve nuclear reactor safety, design
The lab, to be built in Randolph Hall, will help nuclear engineers develop and test databases to enable engineers to design safer, more-efficient reactors.
Sep 01, 2016
Virginia Tech reveals $75 million plan to emphasize intelligent infrastructure
More than 80 faculty members from multiple colleges and institutes are involved in the initiative, as the university ties new assets into existing programs and research facilities.
Aug 18, 2016
Virginia Tech’s new data repository helps researchers share data
The easier data is to evaluate and reuse, the simpler it is for researchers to verify others’ results and understand what has already been tested in their fields. Open data repositories allow researchers to spend less time pursuing false leads and more time creating new knowledge.
Aug 17, 2016
New academic offerings at Virginia Tech for the 2016-17 year
The university has exciting new offerings for students in the 2016-17 academic year, including programs, curriculum revisions, resources, and spaces.
Aug 16, 2016
New Virginia Tech building opens, providing students with state-of-the-art learning spaces
The classrooms have features that include moveable furnishings, wall-mounted writing spaces, and multiple screens for projecting shared material and student work.
Aug 08, 2016
Major process improvements at Virginia Tech advance speed and success of research proposals
Summit is the university's customized solution for research administration processes. It is expected that the new system will enable faculty to improve the quality of submitted proposals and shorten the time required to prepare them.
Jul 29, 2016
Virginia Tech to spearhead $19.4 million effort to build new software institute dedicated to molecular, chemical computational modeling
The university will lead a new initiative to build a national team of software scientists to design and build new, powerful software tools, in what will be called the Molecular Sciences Software Institute.
Jul 22, 2016
Virginia Tech faculty awarded $2.5 million from NSF to advance future wireless technologies
The National Science Foundation has awarded the research funding to Wireless @ Virginia Tech to address critical issues concerning emerging wireless communication networks and technology, which are vital to economic growth and development in the United States.