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  • Convocation Continues American ‘Pursuit of Knowledge’

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    LEXINGTON, Va., Sept. 4, 2013 – An intellectual historian addressing Virginia Military Institute’s annual convocation today said that the ability of the United States to produce science and technology pioneers such as Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, and the Wright brothers began not with the birth of any of those individuals, nor with the founding of the nation, but with a group of thinkers meeting in Philadelphia in the 1720s.Read More →
  • Visiting Professors Teach English, International Studies

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    LEXINGTON, Va., Sept. 3, 2013 – An international humanitarian aid worker and an historic preservationist with a law degree will join the VMI faculty this fall as visiting professors.Read More →
  • Cadet March Honors Charge and Commitment

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    LEXINGTON, Va., Sept. 2, 2013 – The New Market cadet oath ceremony is all about new cadets. But while the new cadet class arrived on air-conditioned charter buses, a group of 22 upper-class cadets showed up on foot, completing a four-day, 80-mile trek that simulated the march the Corps made in 1864.Read More →
  • Former Foreign Correspondent to Speak at Convocation

    LEXINGTON, Va., Aug. 30, 2013 – An intellectual historian and former foreign correspondent for Reuters will be the speaker for VMI’s academic convocation this year. The convocation will be held in Cameron Hall on Wednesday, Sept. 4, at 11 a.m. Jonathan Lyons, whose work focuses on the social history of ideas, will give remarks based on his recently published book, The Society for Useful Knowledge: How Benjamin Franklin and Friends Brought the Enlightenment to America.Read More →
  • VMI Ranked First in ROTC Participation

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    LEXINGTON, Va., Aug. 29, 2013 – VMI was ranked first in ROTC participation among 255 liberal arts colleges in Washington Monthly College Guide 2013 rankings.Read More →
  • VMI Professor on 'With Good Reason'

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    LEXINGTON, Va., Aug. 23, 2013 – VMI adjunct economics and business professor Dr. Bruce Mac Donald will talk about the roots of branding in medieval England this week on Public Radio’s "With Good Reason."  In the show, “Then and Now,” MacDonald will talk about how William the Conqueror combined the crest of the defeated Harold with his own begin a custom of branding that continues in today’s business world.Read More →
  • Grant Gives VMI Access to Lab Equipment

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    LEXINGTON, Va. Aug. 23, 2013 – Maj. Pieter deHart, assistant professor of biology, is named as a co-principal investigator on the National Science Foundation Major Research Instrumentation grant, “Acquisition of a Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometer for enhancing undergraduate research and training across the sciences at Washington and Lee University and Virginia Military Institute.”Read More →
  • VMI Aquathletes Advance to World Championships

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    LEXINGTON, Va., Aug. 22, 2013 -- After a summer of intense training and racing, Maj. Jenny deHart, physical plant sustainability coordinator, and Maj. Pieter deHart, assistant professor of biology, will travel to London to compete in the Aquathlon World Championships Sept. 11.Read More →
  • Record Number of Female Cadets Matriculate

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    LEXINGTON, Va., Aug. 17, 2013 – More than 500 members of the class of 2017, including a record number of women, matriculated at Virginia Military Institute on a cool but drier than expected Saturday.  When the Old Corps returns on Aug. 25, VMI is expected to have its largest cadet population ever, with approximately 1,729 men and women.Read More →
  • Summer Research

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    LEXINGTON, Va., Aug. 12, 2013 – The new head of the VMI Center for Undergraduate Research – VCUR – says that this summer was definitely a season of success for the Summer Undergraduate Research Institute and related programs. This is approximately the 13th year for SURI, which allows cadets to do independent research over the summer months under the guidance of a faculty mentor.Read More →