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Faculty finding ways to connect, build community, teach hands-on skills despite challenges

For faculty like Kristopher Hite, the pandemic's dark cloud creates a silver lining of opportunity in adapting how classes and labs are held.

Date: 10/15/2020
Students, employees in D.C. area encouraged to register for COVID-19 testing

Asymptomatic, surveillance testing for Virginia Tech employees and students in the greater Washington, D.C., metro area will begin Tuesday, October 20.

Date: 10/14/2020
Music community flourishes during virtual connection

A weekly meeting of Virginia Tech music majors, this year’s online Convocation has not only kept many of the long-standing traditions, but also added some new features to the gathering.

Date: 10/14/2020
Virginia Tech faculty building connections, communities to help students succeed in virtual classrooms

Virginia Tech has taken a collaborative and student-focused approach to developing faculty networks and resources to assist in transitioning courses and reengaging students in active learning.

Date: 10/14/2020
Technical Assistance Program connects university expertise with business needs

When a Virginia-based manufacturer wanted to show that its disinfecting cabinet was effective against the virus that causes COVID-19, it turned to a university program that enables faculty members to respond quickly to market needs and gives businesses a streamlined process for accessing this knowledge.

Date: 10/13/2020

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A message from Dean Byron Hughes, Chief Mac Babb, and Chief Anthony Wilson: We’re still in this together

The smallest of our choices have a significant impact on the greater whole – particularly at this moment when anxieties are running high and resources are low.

Date: 01/25/2021
From President Tim Sands: Maintain vigilance and commitment this spring

Our success this semester depends on each one of us. We’ve all worked hard to get this far, so let’s make it count as we look forward to reclaiming the active campus we know and love.

Date: 01/18/2021
From President Tim Sands: Thank you for your outstanding work this year

2020 will be remembered for challenges the likes of which have not been seen for generations. The year will also be remembered for the way we met those challenges. We developed thoughtful and pragmatic plans, adapted to changing circumstances, and safely served the needs of the community while maintaining a focus on our mission.

Date: 12/15/2020
A message from President Tim Sands: Implementing mandatory random prevalence testing

Mandatory random prevalence testing will allow monitoring of the status of COVID-19 on campus and in Blacksburg with a statistically significant sample of the entire undergraduate population.

Date: 09/18/2020
A letter from Frank Shushok Jr.: Remember our calling

Ut Prosim compels us to model love — in whatever shape it is most needed at any given time. Right now, we especially need the kind of courageous love that puts others first, makes hard decisions, holds others accountable, and models the brilliance of an “all-in” community.

Date: 07/21/2020

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