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Virginia Tech researcher highlights infectious diseases and social distancing in nature

In a new review published in Science, Dana Hawley, a professor of biological sciences in the Virginia Tech College of Science, and a team of scientists have highlighted some non-human species that have intuitively practiced social distancing when one of their own became sick - long before humans learned about and started “social distancing due to COVID-19."

Date: 03/04/2021
COVID-19 vaccine update for employees: Week of March 1

Date: 03/04/2021
Engineering students give life to Cassell cutouts

The 112 shifting cutout faces, installed in the Cassell Coliseum student section, are a result of about five months of work by seven Virginia Tech mechanical engineering students.

Date: 03/04/2021
New COVID-19 vaccine arrives in New River Valley

All three COVID-19 vaccines available are effective at preventing serious illness, hospitalization, or death, said Noelle Bissell, health director of the New River Health District.

Date: 03/03/2021
Virginia Tech plans possible in-person events with a virtual spring 2021 commencement ceremony

With evolving public health conditions and state guidelines, university officials are currently exploring how to create special moments, smaller in size, so graduating students can mark their graduation accomplishments in appropriately sized groups.

Date: 03/03/2021

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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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