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Colleges unite to explore the COVID-19 pandemic in a range of contexts

The pandemic is multifaceted, and a full range of expertise is needed for essential insights into both its immediate and enduring impact.

Date: 03/12/2021
As COVID-19 vaccine rollout continues, health district may move to new phase by April

The New River Health District is administering three vaccine versions — Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson. All three are effective in preventing serious illness, hospitalization, and death, according to the district.

Date: 03/10/2021
COVID-19 vaccine update for employees: Week of March 8

Date: 03/10/2021
Pod network offers perks for groups

Hundreds of students are taking part in the enhanced pod network on the Blacksburg campus this semester. The network offers specifically tailored activities and resources for groups committed to each other's well-being.

Date: 03/09/2021
J. Mark Sowers Distinguished Lecture Series continues online with Nobel Prize winning physicist, Donna Strickland

The online event on March 10 will feature Strickland, who is a professor with the University of Waterloo’s Department of Physics and Astronomy. She co-won the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics for her work in developing chirped pulse laser amplification with Gérard Mourou, her Ph.D. supervisor at the time.

Date: 03/07/2021

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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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