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Virginia Tech researchers awarded $1 million grant to study the survival of SARS-CoV-2 on surfaces in the food supply chain

Virginia Tech researchers are studying how long SARS-CoV-2 survives on surfaces, focusing on its survival on food, food contact surfaces, and other points along the food supply chain.

Date: 10/19/2020
Amid pandemic, flu shot more important than ever

This year, flu season collides with the coronavirus pandemic. Cynthia Morrow of the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine explains why it's critical to know the differences and similarities between the two viruses.

Date: 10/19/2020
Virginia Tech sets course for spring semester

A virtual town hall will be held on Oct. 22 at 1 p.m. to focus on issues and questions related to the spring semester.

Date: 10/19/2020
Class of 2024 medical students honored in White Coat Ceremony

While this year’s White Coat Ceremony looked different than years’ past with masks and physical distancing and without a crowd of family and friends, there was still celebration for the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine’s class of 2024.

Date: 10/18/2020
COVID-19 repository highlights how Virginia Tech’s social scientists are responding to the pandemic

The Institute for Society, Culture, and Environment, Virginia Tech’s investment institute focused broadly on the social sciences, has been highlighting the research and expertise of its social scientists through its COVID-19 publication repository, which was established this spring.

Date: 10/15/2020

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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
A message from Frank Shushok, interim vice president for Student Affairs

It’s in times like these past few days that the honor of being a Hokie feels especially amplified. With uncertainty and anxiety coming from every direction, the spirit of generosity from our students and their families has been humbling.

Date: 03/13/2020
University extends spring break, moves classes online, and more in response to COVID-19

In consultation with our partners in the Virginia Department of Health, we are adopting a range of principle-based actions, effective immediately. We are confident that these actions will lower the risk to our communities.

Date: 03/11/2020

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