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March 28, 2016 — The Importance of 'Care' in Healthcare
Professor Robin Russell studies the quality of the connection between doctors and their patients.

December 11, 2015 — Researchers mine consumer reviews to identify unsafe toys
Associate Professor Alan Abrahams and PhD student Rich Gruss are using online consumer reviews to identify safety issues with children's toys.

August 10, 2015 — Cliff Ragsdale appointed academic director of analytics center
Professor Cliff Ragsdale has been appointed the new academic director for Pamplin's Center for Business Intelligence and Analytics.

June 30, 2015 — Evening MBA Program goes international in Scandinavia
Associate Professor Barbara Hoopes has been taking groups of graduate students on a study-abroad program in operations and supply chain management since 2003.

May 14, 2015 — Heading to the Cloud
Professor Terry Rakes discusses the evolution of computing and IT in the Spring 2015 Virginia Tech Business magazine.

April 21, 2015 — Lance Matheson receives 2015 Alumni Award
Lance Matheson has received the 2015 Alumni Award for Excellence in International Education for his long-standing contributions to Virginia Tech's study abroad programs.

August 27, 2014 — Christopher Zobel awarded Fulbright award to Germany
Professor Christopher Zobel has received a Fulbright Senior Scholar award to study disaster resilience at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in the spring of 2015.

June 20, 2014 — Alan Abrahams receives teaching recognition
Associate Professor Alan Abrahams has been named one of NerdScholar's "40 under 40: Professors who Inspire".

January 8, 2014 — MIT Program Ranked #2 among all graduate online IT programs
BIT faculty members Cliff Ragsdale, Parviz Ghandforoush, Lara Khansa, and Lance Matheson have all actively contributed to the success of the program.

December 3, 2013 — Finding Experts On-Line
Associate Professor Alan Wang was interviewed by WVTF Public Radio about his "Expert Rank" project for identifying expertise online.

April 15, 2013 — Christopher Zobel named R.B. Pamplin Professor of BIT
Christopher Zobel, professor of business information technology, has been named the R.B. Pamplin Professor of Business Information Technology by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.

April 8, 2013 — Deborah Cook named Verizon Professor in BIT
The Virginia Tech Board of Visitors has named Professor Deborah Cook the Verizon Professor of Business Information Technology in recognition of her outstanding teaching and research accomplishments.

March 28, 2013 — Ralph Badinelli named Lenz Professor in Business
Ralph D. Badinelli was recently named the Ralph Medinger Lenz Professor in Business by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors, in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the University.

October 24, 2012 — Social media helps auto manufacturers find defects
Dr. Alan Abrahams and Dr. Alan Wang co-authored a study demonstrating that social media postings can be a source of useful performance information to manufacturers.

October 15, 2012 — BIT professor introduces new HIT course
Dr. Lara Khansa developed and taught the BIT department's first Healthcare Information Technology course in the summer semester of 2012.

June 13, 2012 — BIT professors improve vaccine scheduling
BIT faculty members Cliff Ragsdale and Alan Abrahams help local clinics as well as patients by improving the efficiency of scheduling vaccinations for overseas travel.

May 10, 2012 — Pamplin students develop website to help Sudanese women
Students in the Business Analysis Seminar in IT class, advised by Assistant Professor Alan Abrahams, created a website for the Roanoke Sudanese Women's Group to sell their handmade goods.

December 5, 2011 — Pamplin professor wins DSI teaching innovation award
Dr. Alan Abrahams has won the Decision Sciences Institute's 2011 Instructional Innovation Award for his pilot study on using "expeditionary learning" to teach e-commerce technologies.

November 7, 2011 — Virginia Tech business students step into real-world projects
Assistant Professor Alan Abrahams helps students showcase their ability to solve real-world business problems by leveraging their skills in quantitative techniques and e-business technologies.

October 25, 2011 — Knowledge mining enhances research and education
Assistant Professor Alan Wang is the co-creator of Virginia Tech Knowledge Networks, an information repository for studying interdisciplinary collaboration.

May 19, 2011 — BIT student projects praised by clients
Guided by Assistant Professor Alan Abrahams, senior project teams in the BIT capstone course were given high marks by their real-world clients.

October 19, 2010 — Training health workers on electronic records
Associate Professor Lance Matheson is helping community colleges incorporate electronic medical record management training as part of a federally-funded project.

October 19, 2010 — Improving supply chain management for disaster relief
Associate Professor Chris Zobel studies resilience in supply chains that are focused on disaster relief and recovery.

August 3, 2010 — MBA students help Alexandria business managers
Associate Professor Barbara Hoopes founded an innovative program that benefits both students and business owners in Northern Virginia.

March 1, 2010 — Online Business Guidebook in great demand
Under the supervision of Assistant Professor Alan Abrahams, BIT students are learning about running a not-for-profit organization.

August 4, 2009 — BIT in the top 10
The Business Information Technology department at Virginia Tech is ranked among the top 10 college IT programs in the country.