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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
U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine visits to discuss university's ongoing efforts during pandemic

A variety of topics related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including campus status, research advancements, and international students, were discussed during the visit last week.

Date: 07/21/2020

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Dining Services hours and operations in response to COVID-19

Date: 03/18/2020
From President Tim Sands: An update on university response to the COVID-19 virus

Hokie Nation knows the value of assembling in large numbers to support our community. While the power of convening is extraordinary, today we can embrace our fellow Hokies and the members of our communities by respecting social distancing. This is a selfless act.

Date: 03/17/2020
A message to students from Byron Hughes, dean of students

Like other offices on campus, the Dean of Students Office will be available to you as the semester proceeds.

Date: 03/16/2020
A message from SVP and CBO Dwayne Pinkney

Efforts to reduce the on-campus population of students and employees support the overall public health goal of limiting the potential spread of the virus. The reduced on-campus population reduces the public health risk for the entire community – including those working on campus and working remotely.

Date: 03/16/2020
A message from Vice President for Human Resources Bryan Garey

We have received many questions from employees about their options should the coronavirus spread more broadly across Virginia, especially with Friday’s announcement from Gov. Ralph Northam ordering all K-12 schools in the commonwealth to close for a minimum of two weeks.

Date: 03/15/2020

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