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Resiliency, entrepreneurial spirit will see agriculture industry through changing economy

The agriculture industry is changing because of COVID-19, and David Kohl, professor emeritus, provides insight on what to expect in the industry over the next few years.

Date: 07/24/2020
New River Valley task force launches Community Wellness Commitment

In partnership with a range of local health, public safety, education, and government agencies, Virginia Tech collaborated to develop the Wellness Commitment as the fall semester approaches for universities and K-12 school systems.

Date: 07/24/2020
Online program focuses on protecting vulnerable older adults during COVID-19 and beyond

When Pamela Teaster envisioned a leadership program in gerontology, the world had not yet been transformed by the COVID-19 pandemic. But now the certificate program’s launch this fall coincides with a time when policies for the aging population are more critical than ever. That’s why an influential advocate from Washington, D.C., is teaching the inaugural class.

Date: 07/23/2020
Cyber criminals put U.S. COVID-19 research efforts at risk, says expert

Recent reports by multiple Western intelligence agencies indicate that Russia, and now China, are engaged in sustained espionage operations against universities and pharmaceutical companies in the U.S. surrounding COVID-19 vaccine research.

Date: 07/22/2020
As students, researchers, and instructors, graduate students will be key to fall reopening

That was the overarching message of an hourlong webinar on Tuesday that explored the university’s approach to graduate education this fall.

Date: 07/21/2020

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A message from Vice President of Human Resources Bryan Garey

We hope to rebound quickly from this health crisis. We will assess the ongoing financial impact on the university and will keep you informed as our plans emerge.

Date: 03/24/2020
A message from the Global Education Office on study abroad support

Date: 03/24/2020
Faculty Affairs to hold open office hours via Zoom

Date: 03/23/2020
A message from Frank Shushok, interim vice president for Student Affairs

In this truly difficult time, it's important we take care of ourselves and one another.

Date: 03/23/2020
Executive Vice President and Provost acknowledges faculty efforts in moving courses online

I recognize that you are disappointed that you will not be able to teach and mentor your students in the manner that you had planned, and I know that your students are disappointed too. However, I also know that you remain committed to their education and I am confident that these students will appreciate your efforts.

Date: 03/23/2020

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