VIMS News Feedhttp://www.vims.edu/rss/news.xmlVIMS News RSSThu, 18 Sep 2008 20:42:13 -0400Cascade Serverweb@wm.eduVirginia receives $120.5M in national competitionhttp://www.vims.edu/newsandevents/topstories/hud_accelerator.phpMajor funding from HUD will help VIMS continue its leadership role in efforts to increase the resiliency of Virginia’s coastal communities.Wed, 27 Jan 2016 11:00:00 -0500Removal of derelict fishing gear has major economic impacthttp://www.vims.edu/newsandevents/topstories/derelict_dilemma.phpVIMS study shows that effort to remove derelict crab pots from Chesapeake Bay generated more than $20 million in harvest value for area watermen.Thu, 21 Jan 2016 10:00:00 -0500Suzette Kimball sworn in as USGS directorhttp://www.vims.edu/newsandevents/topstories/kimball_usgs_director.phpFormer VIMS scientist now leads the chief science agency of the U.S. Department of the Interior.Wed, 20 Jan 2016 11:00:00 -0500VIMS celebrates Virginia Science Festival with series of eventshttp://www.vims.edu/newsandevents/topstories/vascifest_15.phpThe Virginia Institute of Marine Science recently wrapped up a string of fun and educational events held in conjunction with the month-long Virginia Science Festival. Thu, 05 Nov 2015 00:00:00 -0500VIMS celebrates 75th anniversary with public oyster roasthttp://www.vims.edu/newsandevents/topstories/oystoberfest.phpThe Virginia Institute of Marine Science hosted an oyster roast on its Gloucester Point campus on Friday evening to celebrate its 75th anniversary, as well as recent breakthroughs in aquaculture research.Tue, 03 Nov 2015 00:00:00 -0500VIMS hosts workshop to identify and catalog larval fisheshttp://www.vims.edu/newsandevents/topstories/larval_fish_wksp.phpVIMS hosted a two-week Larval Fish Workshop October 5-16 to introduce students, collection managers, and other professionals to the study, identification, and care of specimens representing the earliest life stages of bony fishes.Wed, 28 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0400First Lady of Virginia cooks, dines with local kids at VIMShttp://www.vims.edu/newsandevents/topstories/heathybay_healthykids15.phpEight second-grade students from local elementary schools visited the VIMS last week to learn about the link between a healthy Chesapeake Bay and the seafood they eat with Virginia’s First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe and Virginia Executive Mansion Chef Ed Gross.Mon, 19 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0400There’s no place like VIMS!http://www.vims.edu/newsandevents/topstories/homecoming2015.phpPast and present members of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science community gathered on the Gloucester Point campus October 7-10th in honor of the Institute’s 75th anniversary.Thu, 15 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0400Survey shows average abundance of juvenile striped bass in Virginia waters in 2015http://www.vims.edu/newsandevents/topstories/sbss_2015.phpThe 2015 year class represents the group of fish hatched this spring that will grow to fishable sizes in three to four years.Tue, 13 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0400#NotJoaquin’s coastal flooding plagues mid-Atlantichttp://www.vims.edu/newsandevents/topstories/notjoaquin.phpWindy weather generates coastal flooding whose longevity may set a local record.Wed, 07 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0400House coastal flooding committee meets at VIMShttp://www.vims.edu/newsandevents/topstories/house_flood_committee.phpLegislators join with citizens, policymakers, and researchers as part of their on-going efforts to develop a comprehensive and coordinated plan for addressing coastal flooding and sea-level rise in the Commonwealth.Mon, 05 Oct 2015 11:00:00 -0400VIMS Eastern Shore Lab opens its doors for Marine Life Dayhttp://www.vims.edu/newsandevents/topstories/mld.phpThe Virginia Institute of Marine Science’s Eastern Shore Laboratory in Wachapreague welcomed an enthusiastic crowd to its campus on Saturday for this year’s Marine Life Day open house.Thu, 01 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0400VIMS announces sponsorship of Virginia Master Naturalistshttp://www.vims.edu/newsandevents/topstories/master_naturalists.phpThe Virginia Institute of Marine Science’s Center for Coastal Resources Management recently became a new sponsoring agency of the Virginia Master Naturalists program.Mon, 28 Sep 2015 00:00:00 -0400VIMS Professors chosen as inaugural AFS fellowshttp://www.vims.edu/newsandevents/topstories/afs_fabrizio_musick.phpProfessor Mary Fabrizio and Emeritus Professor Jack Musick of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science were named fellows of the America Fisheries Society (AFS) at the society’s 145th Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon in August.Tue, 22 Sep 2015 00:00:00 -0400Blue crabs more tolerant of low oxygen than previously thoughthttp://www.vims.edu/newsandevents/topstories/blue_crabs_hypoxia.phpFindings of VIMS investigation contradict earlier studies, thus helping to explain what had been somewhat of an ecological mystery.Mon, 21 Sep 2015 00:00:00 -0400VIMS welcomes House delegates to Gloucester Pointhttp://www.vims.edu/newsandevents/topstories/delegates15.phpMembers of the Virginia House of Delegates’ Agriculture, Chesapeake, and Natural Resource committee meet with researchers to discuss water quality, clams, oysters, blue crabs, and more.Wed, 16 Sep 2015 00:00:00 -0400Study of past Mideast climate links drought and empirehttp://www.vims.edu/newsandevents/topstories/canuel_iran.phpProfessor Elizabeth Canuel and colleagues in the U.S. and Iran show links between drought and the fall of Fertile Crescent empires as far back as 4,200 years ago.Tue, 15 Sep 2015 00:00:00 -0400VIMS names winners in annual Three Minute Thesis competitionhttp://www.vims.edu/newsandevents/topstories/3mt_15.phpGraduate student Bianca Santos of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science won first-place and the People’s Choice Award during the second annual Three Minute Thesis® competition at VIMS.Mon, 14 Sep 2015 00:00:00 -0400VIMS announces winners of 2015 Photo Contesthttp://www.vims.edu/newsandevents/topstories/photo_contest_2015.phpIn-house competition recognizes the most engaging images taken by VIMS faculty, students, and staff in the field and lab.Fri, 11 Sep 2015 13:00:00 -0400VIMS prepares interns for careers in oyster aquaculturehttp://www.vims.edu/newsandevents/topstories/oat_15.phpFour emerging professionals needed to advance Chesapeake Bay’s rapidly growing oyster aquaculture industry received certificates of completion during a reception at VIMS last week. 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