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Geosciences’ Marc Michel switches from nanoparticles to 3D printing nasal swabs

Michel, an associate professor of geosciences, diverged from his normal path to lead a project involving numerous Virginia Tech faculty, alumni, and specialists from Carilion Clinic to use 3D printing to create nasopharyngeal swabs during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Date: 07/14/2020
Grant studies community response to early warnings on safe drinking water in Bangladesh

A new grant will allow researchers to study how people in Bangladesh respond to an app that provides information about potential cholera outbreak risks.

Date: 07/13/2020
Virginia Tech provides students with course delivery, registration info for fall semester

The Office of the University Registrar opened the Drop/Add site for students on July 13, weeks ahead of the usual open date in early August.

Date: 07/12/2020
Latest guidance on face coverings for all employees, students, and visitors at Virginia Tech facilities

The latest information and resources around face coverings for all campus community members.

Date: 07/10/2020
Preliminary study suggests tuberculosis vaccine may be limiting COVID-19 deaths

New research suggests that Bacille Calmette-Guérin, a tuberculosis vaccine routinely given to children in countries with high tuberculosis rates, might play a significant role in mitigating mortality rates from COVID-19.

Date: 07/10/2020

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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
President Tim Sands announces plans for 2020 fall semester

Hundreds of individuals and several working groups and task forces — at the university, in our communities, and at the state level — have contributed to the shaping of fall plans for all Virginia Tech locations. Although the plans we present here will continue to evolve over the summer with additional input and data, significant elements are firm, and it is now time for our students, faculty, and staff to shift from planning to preparation.

Date: 06/08/2020
Federal CARES Act Reporting Disclosure

Date: 05/26/2020
Planning underway for strategies to protect public health in the fall semester

University leaders are reviewing operational strategies to protect public health on campus, with a goal of resuming in-person instruction and experiential learning opportunities for the fall semester. Leaders are considering the strategies as the university prepares for an expected June 8 announcement on fall semester plans.

Date: 05/22/2020

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