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Mental health professionals use virtual conversation to encourage rest, good nutrition, and exercise

The hour-long discussion with President Tim Sands came at a critical time — near the midway point of the semester while being surrounded by ongoing, stressful circumstances in the nation and world.

Date: 10/05/2020
Virginia Tech's Marr, leading researchers urge terminology update, shift in COVID-19 guidance

Scientists affiliated with leading research institutions across the U.S. , including Virginia Tech, state in a letter published Monday in the journal Science that researchers across disciplines must converge to deliver clear public health guidance about how SARS-CoV-2 is spread in the air.

Date: 10/05/2020
Carla Finkielstein named Luther and Alice Hamlett Junior Faculty Fellow by Board of Visitors

The award provides support for outstanding faculty members who hold the rank of assistant or associate professor and whose work supports the missions of the college’s Academy of Integrated Science.

Date: 10/05/2020
Virginia Tech students look ahead to international experiences

Despite program disruptions from the COVID-19 pandemic, interest in studying abroad remains strong among Virginia Tech students. The Global Education Office's annual Study Abroad Week moved virtually this year and saw nearly 600 attend, including younger students planning future abroad experiences.

Date: 10/05/2020
Things to know: COVID testing guide for students

Testing, isolation, quarantining, and contact tracing are tools that many Hokies have successfully used to fight the spread of COVID-19 during the fall semester. Here are some basic tips.

Date: 10/05/2020

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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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