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Fighting COVID with design

Bobby Vance, alumnus and former faculty member in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies, led design of a COVID Shield that’s simple, effective, and gaining national attention.

Date: 10/07/2020
Team taps into wastewater antibiotic-resistant gene monitoring

“This really excites me because we can really be proactive,” said Liqing Zhang, an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science and NSF principal investigator. “The need for wastewater monitoring has been recognized internationally, but there is no unified cyberinfrastructure system in place to enable the monitoring.”

Date: 10/07/2020
Research group: The coronavirus is airborne

The published letter, which includes Virginia Tech's Linsey Marr as co-author, encourages people to wear face coverings indoors at all times and to ensure that spaces are well-ventilated.

Date: 10/05/2020
Mental health professionals use virtual conversation to encourage rest, good nutrition, and exercise

The hour-long discussion with President Tim Sands came at a critical time — near the midway point of the semester while being surrounded by ongoing, stressful circumstances in the nation and world.

Date: 10/05/2020
Virginia Tech's Marr, leading researchers urge terminology update, shift in COVID-19 guidance

Scientists affiliated with leading research institutions across the U.S. , including Virginia Tech, state in a letter published Monday in the journal Science that researchers across disciplines must converge to deliver clear public health guidance about how SARS-CoV-2 is spread in the air.

Date: 10/05/2020

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President Tim Sands announces plans for 2020 fall semester

Hundreds of individuals and several working groups and task forces — at the university, in our communities, and at the state level — have contributed to the shaping of fall plans for all Virginia Tech locations. Although the plans we present here will continue to evolve over the summer with additional input and data, significant elements are firm, and it is now time for our students, faculty, and staff to shift from planning to preparation.

Date: 06/08/2020
Federal CARES Act Reporting Disclosure

Date: 05/26/2020
Planning underway for strategies to protect public health in the fall semester

University leaders are reviewing operational strategies to protect public health on campus, with a goal of resuming in-person instruction and experiential learning opportunities for the fall semester. Leaders are considering the strategies as the university prepares for an expected June 8 announcement on fall semester plans.

Date: 05/22/2020
University update on fees for spring semester

Date: 05/06/2020
Planning from the peak: A message from President Tim Sands

In the U.S., we are evidently near the peak of the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. We may have seen the worst that this disease can bring, but we are not yet confident that every day from here on will be better than the last.

Date: 04/26/2020

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