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Spurred by COVID-19, researcher Linsey Marr evaluates efficacy of sterilized N95 respirators, alternative mask materials

Since March, Virginia Tech civil and environmental engineering professor Linsey Marr, an expert in the airborne transmission of infectious disease, has been testing the efficacy of sterilized N95 respirators and alternative mask materials in filtering out particles.

Date: 05/19/2020
Molecular Sciences Software Institute leads design of open-source repository for COVID-19 drug-delivery simulation data

The Molecular Sciences Software Institute (MolSSI), based in Virginia Tech’s Corporate Research Center and headed by Virginia Tech's T. Daniel Crawford, has launched an open-source website that will allow biomolecular scientists from around the world to share computer-aided drug testing.

Date: 05/19/2020
Hokies celebrate graduates with watch parties, virtual cheers, and special online guests

The Class of 2020 celebrated from wherever they were — many at their homes with family, hosting watch parties and commencement ceremonies. They participated virtually by posting to social media using the #HokieGrad tag or leaving comments on the commencement website.

Date: 05/17/2020
Virginia Tech offers resources, advice for students scrambling to find jobs, internships during pandemic

Across the nation, new graduates entering the job market and current students seeking internships are feeling the effects of COVID-19.

Date: 05/15/2020
Virtual town hall discusses diversity, equity, and inclusion

Virginia Tech President Tim Sands and Vice President for Strategic Affairs and Diversity Menah Pratt-Clarke discussed the university's response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Date: 05/13/2020

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COVID-19 update: Checklist available for returning faculty, staff, and students

Students, faculty, and staff who have arrived or will be returning from a CDC Warning Level 2 or 3 travel notice area or other areas of risk identified by the university, whether studying abroad, teaching, conducting research, or on spring break, should complete the following Virginia Tech Emergency Management form to share self-quarantine plans with the university.

Date: 03/09/2020
A message to the Virginia Tech community

Amid growing concerns regarding the spread of COVID-19 infections across the world and the United States, it is important for us to pause for a moment and consider how our thoughts, our words, and our actions influence others in our community who are equally affected by this global health crisis.

Date: 03/06/2020
A message to the Virginia Tech community regarding COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

Guided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Virginia Department of Health, and Virginia Tech’s Schiffert Health Center, a number of important actions are in the process of being planned and implemented.

Date: 03/03/2020
Open letter to the Virginia Tech community: University suspending participation in all activities in Italy

Because of the continued growth in the number of COVID-19 cases in Italy, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a “Warning Level 3, Avoid Nonessential Travel” for Italy earlier this afternoon. Given this development, and in accordance with Policy 1070, Virginia Tech is suspending participation in all activities in Italy immediately.

Date: 02/28/2020

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