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Methods and the message: Studying the role of communication in stopping pandemics

Julie Gerdes, an assistant professor in the Department of English, has been awarded a grant through the Council on Vibrant Virginia to study vaccine hesitancy among Latinx communities.

Date: 03/28/2022
A message to faculty and staff on the university's in-person mission

Date: 03/25/2022
Undergraduate lab integrates COVID vaccine development

College of Sciences' Chixia Tian has developed a lab course that integrates cutting-edge research and COVID vaccine development into undergraduate teaching. Specifically, it involves undergraduate nanomedicine majors learning how to fabricate liposomes and load DNAs into the liposomes.

Date: 03/25/2022
The future of work is now

There is no doubt that the pandemic has had a profound impact on the workplace. Providing employees with flexible work options, work-life balance, and a culture of trust and communication are some of those impacts.

Date: 03/23/2022
Surviving remotely – what impact did remote work have on employee psyche?

William Becker’s research investigates the impact of job control – or a person’s ability to influence what happens in their work environment – and work-related loneliness on employee work behaviors and well-being during the massive and abrupt move to remote work amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Date: 03/18/2022

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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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