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  • VT Authors Event 2018 

    Walters, Tyler; Clarke, Cyril; Johnson, Sylvester; Potter, Peter; Walz, Anita R.; Ellingson, Steve; Agmon, Danna; Ewing, Tom; Hofer, Stefanie; Giminez Smith, Carmen (Virginia Tech. University Libraries, 2018-03-21)
    The 13th Annual University Libraries’ VT Authors Recognition event honors authors of books published in 2017 as well as authors of articles published through the University Libraries' Open Access Subvention Fund. The ...
  • Women Inventors in Architecture 1700-2000 

    Espegel Alonso, Carmen (Virginia Tech. University Libraries, 2018-03-28)
    Women Inventors in Architecture 1700-2000: For centuries, women in architecture have been involved in pushing the boundaries of architecture and architectural practice. Whether as registered architects, members and leaders ...
  • Open Educational Practices: Equity, Achievement, and Pedagogical Innovation 

    Jhangiani, Rajiv (Virginia Tech. University Libraries, 2018-03-19)
    Open Education practices (OEP) have emerged as a transformational force in higher education. Whereas, higher education promises to be an instrument for economic and social mobility, in reality our institutions reinforce ...
  • Allele-specific methylation in the FADS genomic region in DNA from human saliva, CD4+ cells, and total leukocytes 

    Rahbar, Elaheh; Waits, Charlotte M K; Kirby, Edward H; Miller, Leslie R; Ainsworth, Hannah C; Cui, Tao; Sergeant, Susan; Howard, Timothy D; Langefeld, Carl D; Chilton, Floyd H (2018-04-06)
    Abstract Background Genetic variants within the fatty acid desaturase (FADS) gene cluster (human Chr11) are important regulators of long-chain (LC) polyunsaturated fatty acid ...
  • #VTDITC Vol 8: Hip Hop & Liberation 

    Faulkner, Brandy; Offendum, Omar; Right, Dumi; Taj, Saba (Virginia Tech. University Libraries, 2018-03-15)
    Join Dumi Right (DC), Omar Oendum (LA), Saba Taj (NC), and Dr. Brandy Faulkner (VT Department of Political Science) for a discussion of hip hop as a tool for liberation. Performances and an open cypher to follow. #VTDITC
  • Climate Change and Agrobiodiversity in Nepal: A Gendered Perspective 

    Bhattarai, Basundhara (Virginia Tech. University Libraries, 2018-04-04)
    The WGD program at CIRED has conducted a monthly discussion series for over a decade. Students, faculty, staff and members of the community are encouraged to attend the discussions and bring their ideas and questions. The ...
  • Getting Comfortable Working in the Open: A Panel Discussion for Authors, Teaching Faculty, and Students 

    Walz, Anita R.; DeCarlo, Matt; Murphy-Judy, Kathryn; Nelson, Amy; Erickson, Susan; Kidd, Jennifer; Harder, James; Hamilton, Carrie; Aigner, Savannah (Virginia Tech. University Libraries, 2018-03-19)
    Open Educational practices support teaching, learning, and publication in an increasingly diverse faculty and student body. OEP encompass the creation, adaptation, and adoption of open educational resources, open course ...
  • A standard photomap of ovarian nurse cell chromosomes and inversion polymorphism in Anopheles beklemishevi 

    Artemov, Gleb N; Gordeev, Mikhail I; Kokhanenko, Alina A; Moskaev, Anton V; Velichevskaya, Alena I; Stegniy, Vladimir N; Sharakhov, Igor V; Sharakhova, Maria V (2018-03-27)
    Abstract Background Anopheles beklemishevi is a member of the Maculipennis group of malaria mosquitoes that has the most northern distribution among other members of the group. ...
  • Intra-Urban Microclimate Effects on Phenology 

    Parece, Tammy E.; Campbell, James B. (MDPI, 2018-03-16)
    The urban heat island effect is commonly defined as the thermal differences between cooler rural and warmer urban areas, but it also refers to microclimatic differences within an urban area that arises from varied combinations ...
  • Mortality and Recovery of Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (Adelges tsugae) in Response to Winter Temperatures and Predictions for the Future 

    McAvoy, Thomas. J.; Régnière, Jacques; St-Amant, Rémi; Schneeberger, Noel F.; Salom, Scott M. (MDPI, 2017-12-12)
    Eastern (Tsuga canadensis) and Carolina hemlocks (T. caroliniana) of eastern North America have been attacked by the non-native hemlock woolly adelgid (Adelges tsugae Annand) (HWA) since the first half ...
  • Spatiotemporal Variation in Environmental Vibrio cholerae in an Estuary in Southern Coastal Ecuador 

    Ryan, Sadie J.; Stewart-Ibarra, Anna M.; Ordóñez-Enireb, Eunice; Chu, Winnie; Finkelstein, Julia L.; King, Christine A.; Escobar, Luis E.; Lupone, Christina; Heras, Froilan; Tauzer, Erica; Waggoner, Egan; James, Tyler G.; Cárdenas, Washington B.; Polhemus, Mark (MDPI, 2018-03-10)
    Cholera emergence is strongly linked to local environmental and ecological context. The 1991–2004 pandemic emerged in Perú and spread north into Ecuador’s El Oro province, making this a key site for potential re-emergence. ...
  • A Spatial Analysis of the Relationship between Vegetation and Poverty 

    Dawson, Teddy; Sandoval, J.S. Onésimo; Sagan, Vasit; Crawford, Thomas (MDPI, 2018-03-01)
    The goal of this paper was to investigate poverty and inequities that are associated with vegetation. First, we performed a pixel-level linear regression on time-series and Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) for ...
  • The Reproducibility and Comparative Validity of a Non-Nutritive Sweetener Food Frequency Questionnaire 

    Myers, Emily A.; Passaro, Erin M.; Hedrick, Valisa E. (MDPI, 2018-03-10)
    In order to better assess non-nutritive sweetener (NNS) consumption, measurement tools with greater utility are needed. The objective of this investigation is to determine the reproducibility and validity of a newly developed ...
  • Trend Detection for the Extent of Irrigated Agriculture in Idaho’s Snake River Plain, 1984–2016 

    Chance, Eric W.; Cobourn, Kelly M.; Thomas, Valerie A. (MDPI, 2018-01-19)
    Understanding irrigator responses to changes in water availability is critical for building strategies to support effective management of water resources. Using remote sensing data, we examine farmer responses to seasonal ...
  • A Review of the Integrated Effects of Changing Climate, Land Use, and Dams on Mekong River Hydrology 

    Pokhrel, Yadu; Burbano, Mateo; Roush, Jacob; Kang, Hyunwoo; Sridhar, Venkataramana; Hyndman, David W. (MDPI, 2018-03-03)
    The ongoing and proposed construction of large-scale hydropower dams in the Mekong river basin is a subject of intense debate and growing international concern due to the unprecedented and potentially irreversible impacts ...
  • A graphical user interface for RAId, a knowledge integrated proteomics analysis suite with accurate statistics 

    Joyce, Brendan; Lee, Danny; Rubio, Alex; Ogurtsov, Aleksey; Alves, Gelio; Yu, Yi-Kuo (2018-03-15)
    Abstract Objective RAId is a software package that has been actively developed for the past 10 years for computationally and visually analyzing MS/MS data. Founded on rigorous ...
  • Modulation of nucleosomal DNA accessibility via charge-altering post-translational modifications in histone core 

    Fenley, Andrew T; Anandakrishnan, Ramu; Kidane, Yared H; Onufriev, Alexey V (2018-03-16)
    Abstract Background Controlled modulation of nucleosomal DNA accessibility via post-translational modifications (PTM) is a critical component to many cellular functions. ...
  • Geography and the Environment Through Kitchenspace: Cultural Ecology in the House-lot Garden in Central Mexico 

    Christie, Maria Elisa (Virginia Tech. University Libraries, 2018-03-16)
    The WGD program at CIRED has conducted a monthly discussion series for over a decade. Students, faculty, staff and members of the community are encouraged to attend the discussions and bring their ideas and questions. The ...
  • Textbook Town Hall: A Panel Discussion About Textbook Prices 

    Roche, Avalon; Walz, Anita R.; Boim, Cara; Willis, Rex; Billingsley, Julia; Whiteman, Hannah (Virginia Tech. University Libraries, 2018-03-16)
    Virginia Tech Student Government Association (VTSGA) led this Textbook Town Hall to hear from students regarding issues and solutions related to textbooks and other learning resources.
  • Global Change Center 2018 Distinguished Lecture: Dr. Kirk Johnson 

    Johnson, Kirk; Hopkins, William A. (Virginia Tech. University Libraries, 2018-03-16)
    Dr. Kirk Johnson is a paleontologist who has led expeditions that have resulted in the discovery of more than 1,400 fossil sites. His research focuses on fossil plants and the extinction of dinosaurs. He is known for his ...

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