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Health and safety considerations guided spring decisions, say Virginia Tech leaders

In a Thursday town hall, four academic leaders at Virginia Tech acknowledged they have heard frustration from students, especially about losing a weeklong spring break, but are looking for solutions that still allow time to relax and unwind while limiting travel — a key strategy for limiting the spread of COVID-19.

Date: 10/22/2020
Experiential learning becomes experimental learning in sustainable biomaterials

When Audrey Zink-Sharp provided her students with handheld microscopes for remote lab sessions, she found they started making stronger connections to the course material.

Date: 10/22/2020
HokieBird gets mask as part of community commitment

Volunteers across the New River Valley pitch in to make masks for the community, including HokieBird statues.=https://video.vt.edu/media/t/1_18o114zr

Date: 10/21/2020
Mathematics’ Lauren Childs named Cliff and Agnes Lilly Faculty Fellow by Board of Visitors

A member of the Department of Mathematics since 2016, Childs’ research is in mathematical biology and combines mathematical models, theoretical analysis, and biological insight to understand infectious disease dynamics, such as those of the current outbreak of COVID-19.

Date: 10/21/2020
Lessons from another deadly pandemic courtesy of Virginia Tech researchers

Professors of history and statistics at Virginia Tech collaborate to seek a better understanding of COVID-19 through the lens of the 1918 influenza pandemic.

Date: 10/21/2020

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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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