Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

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Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University,

better known as

Virginia Tech,

at Blacksburg; land-grant and state supported; coeducational; chartered and opened 1872 as an agricultural and mechanical college. In 1896 it became Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute. In 1944 its name was shortened to Virginia Polytechnic Institute, and in 1970 its present name was adopted. A women's division at Radford (Radford College, opened 1913 as a state normal school, later a state teachers college) was consolidated with the institute in 1944. The university maintains research centers in industrial relations, the environment and hazardous waste materials, water resources, and child development, as well as numerous agricultural research stations throughout the state. It is Virginia's largest university.
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In the fax to ABC News, Flanagan also praised the shooters who had carried out mass killings at Virginia Tech University in 2007 and at Colorado's Columbine High School in 1999.
31 overturned a jury decision that found Virginia Tech University negligent in the 2007 massacre at the school in which 32 people were killed.
BASKETBALL: Glasgow Rocks have completed the signing of American guard Donald Robinson from West Virginia Tech University.
This spring, First Lady Michelle Obama will deliver commencement addresses at Virginia Tech University, North Carolina A&T University, and Oregon State University.
Commenting on the portal Riham, Hassan Sallam, professor of computer science, Virginia Tech University said: "I have found many of the ideas and tools offered in Microsoft Afkar portal are attractive to use, in particular the Maren Reader, Maren Transliteration, and AutoComplete as they deal with the new trend of typing Franco Arabic words that not everybody been able to read or write.
TWO people, including a police officer, have been killed in a shooting on the US's Virginia Tech university campus, scene of America's worst gun massacre four years ago.
Summary: Two people have been shot dead at Virginia Tech University, the site of one of the deadliest massacres in US history.
The Journal of Nutrition published the finding of researchers at Virginia Tech University of increased survival in fruit flies and obese diabetic mice that were given epicatechin, a flavonoid compound that occurs in tea and cocoa.
Kathleen Alexander of the Virginia Tech University discovered that banded mongoose - a species common in central and eastern Africa - that were living closely with humans in northern Botswana were dying from a mysterious, tuberculosis-like disease.
from the University of oregon, Jack started his teaching career back at his alma mater before joining the faculty of Virginia Tech University in the Department of Sociology.
He earned a master's degree in plant nutrition from the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, and a doctorate in soil science from Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg.
There have been a number of deadly school shootings in the United States in recent years, including a rampage at Virginia Tech University in 2007 when a student killed 33 people, including himself.
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