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Carla Finkielstein honored with Ut Prosim Scholar Award

Finkielstein, an associate professor of biological sciences in the College of Science and an award-winning cancer researcher, anticipated the limitations of existing methods for testing the novel coronavirus and enlisted a team to develop an innovative method that would more accurately, reliably, and rapidly detect the virus and help mitigate its spread.

Date: 03/22/2021
Special vaccination clinic announced for Virginia Tech employees

Beginning next week, the first opportunities to receive a vaccine will be held on Tuesday, March 30, Wednesday, March 31, and Thursday, April 1, at the Dedmon Center on the campus of Radford University.

Date: 03/22/2021
Vigilance crucial, despite positive momentum

During a virtual town hall on March 18, Virginia Tech President Tim Sands was joined by Rachel Holloway, vice provost for undergraduate academic affairs, and Frank Shushok, vice president for student affairs, to discuss plans for the rest of the spring semester and into the fall.

Date: 03/18/2021
COVID-19 vaccine update for employees: Week of March 15

Date: 03/17/2021
Engineering a better lab experience

Assistant Professor of Practice Kevin Young spent summer 2020 applying his 11 years of professional engineering experience and nine years as an instructor to rework the lab component of his Civil and Environmental Engineering 2814 course. The result? A comprehensive revision and the development of a lab safety policy that Virginia Tech’s Environmental Health and Safety team approved immediately, complimenting its detail and thoroughness.

Date: 03/17/2021

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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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