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Bill Hopkins Appointed to Steering Committee for ANGLES: A Network for Graduate Leadership in Sustainability

November 15, 2022

Dr. Bill Hopkins has accepted an invitation to serve on the ANGLES: A Network for Graduate Leadership in Sustainability Steering Committee beginning Fall 2022.  With a membership spanning 20 institutions across the United States and Canada, ANGLES is a network of higher education professionals dedicated to graduate student leadership development centered in sustainability, environmental, and societal issues. The charge of the group’s Steering Committee is to provide strategic guidance for the network, including facilitation of ...

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Amanda Wilson Carter Accepts Assistant Professor Position at Northern Arizona University

October 14, 2022

In Fall 2022, Dr. Amanda Wilson Carter accepted an Assistant Professor of Eco-Physiology position at Northern Arizona University. The Carter Lab investigates how organisms respond to rapid environmental change, with special interest in how variable and extreme temperatures affect physiology across life stages, including early development and reproduction, since responses during these life stages can result in dramatic, transgenerational effects. Their work integrates thermal physiology, metabolism, and endocrinology to better predict the impacts of climate change ...

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Jason Unrine Named Director of the Kentucky Water Resources Research Institute

August 9, 2022

Dr. Jason Unrine, Hopkins lab postdoctoral Alum, was appointed as the new Director of the Kentucky Water Resources Research Institute (KWRRI) – one of 54 federally authorized water resource institutes and centers located at land grant universities throughout the United States under the general guidance of the Secretary of the Interior.  Located on the campus of the University of Kentucky, KWRRI has been involved in water resources issues for over 50 years and has established itself ...

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Jesse Fallon Successfully Defends His Dissertation

June 23, 2022

Dr. Jesse Fallon, DVM PhD defended his dissertation entitled “Diagnostic techniques for detecting exposure and anemia in birds exposed to crude oil”.

Jesse is the Owner and Medical Director of Cheat Lake Animal Hospital where he oversees 20 veterinarians and 150 staff, and serves as the Director of Veterinary Medicine for the Avian Conservation Center of Appalachia, Inc.

Congratulations Dr. Fallon! 


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Hellbender Research in the Spotlight: Fralin Life Sciences Institute Hosts Virginia Speaker of the House

October 19, 2021

Last Monday, leaders of the university and the Fralin Life Sciences Institute (FLSI) gathered at Steger Hall to welcome Virginia Speaker of the House Eileen Filler-Corn to Virginia Tech. The meeting highlighted the tremendous strengths of the University in solving grand environmental challenges facing society, and the role that FLSI plays in bringing cohesiveness to these campus-wide strengths.

Those in attendance included President Timothy Sands, Executive Vice President and Provost Cyril Clarke, Senior Vice President and Chief Business Officer ...

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William Hopkins Receives Virginia’s Highest Faculty Honor

From VT News  |  December 11, 2020

William Hopkins, professor of wildlife in the College of Natural Resources and Environment, has been selected to receive a 2021 Outstanding Faculty Award from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) and Dominion Energy.

The award, which recognizes commitment to excellence in teaching, research, knowledge integration, and public service, is the highest honor awarded to faculty at Virginia colleges and universities.

Hopkins was named associate executive director of Virginia Tech’s Fralin Life Sciences Institute earlier this ...

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Bill Hopkins Named Associate Executive Director of Fralin Life Sciences Institute

From VT News  |  August 11, 2020

William Hopkins will join the Fralin Life Sciences Institute at Virginia Tech as associate executive director, effective immediately.

In his new role, Hopkins will assist Matt Hulver, executive director, and his leadership team as they develop and implement the vision and strategic directions for the Fralin Life Sciences Institute to tackle grand life science challenges at the interface of the environment and the human condition.

Hopkins will assist Hulver in identifying strategic opportunities that leverage and capitalize on existing expertise and infrastructure at Virginia Tech. Hopkins is ...

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Jason Unrine Receives 2019-2020 University of Kentucky Research Professorship

May 2020

Dr. Jason Unrine, Professor, has been awarded a 2019-2020 University of Kentucky Research Professorship.  This award recognizes faculty members who have demonstrated excellence in research and creative work that addresses scientific, social, cultural, economic or health challenges in our region and around the world.

The University Research Professorships were established by the UK Board of Trustees in 1976 to recognize outstanding research achievement.  The professorships program recognizes excellence across the full spectrum of research, scholarship and creative endeavors within ...

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