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Aspiring physicians help fight outbreak

A group of third-year medical students has collected more than $4,000 in donations, which has been used to purchase personal protective equipment from manufacturers for local medical professionals. They’ve also been able to collect and donate more than 26,000 pairs of gloves, 1,525 surgical masks, 200 shoe covers, and 848 disinfectant items to eight different facilities in the Roanoke Valley.

Date: 04/30/2020
Seafood Agricultural Research and Extension Center strives for industry innovations during COVID-19

The Virginia Seafood Agricultural Research and Extension Center is pushing the smartfarm boundaries in the seafood industry through expanding automation for processing to improve economic resiliency in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Date: 04/30/2020
Shielding medical professionals in the face off with COVID-19

A Virginia Tech team is looking for volunteers who own or have access to 3D printers to help make headpieces for face shields. The shields will be delivered to hospitals in the Roanoke and New River valleys and to local emergency responders.

Date: 04/29/2020
DataFest canceled? No problem: CMDA program and corporate sponsor pull together their own event

When the COVID-19 pandemic prompted the American Statistical Association to cancel this year’s annual DataFest, it seemed like another hands-on opportunity that some Virginia Tech students would miss out on this spring. Then, Socially Determined, a data company founded by Virginia Tech alumni, stepped in to help.

Date: 04/28/2020
How to move a university online in 12 days

Helping instructors design engaging, accessible online courses is a core function of Technology-enhanced Learning and Online Strategies, but doing this for all courses in such a short time period was unprecedented.

Date: 04/28/2020

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COVID-19 Update: Guidance for Virginia Tech faculty and staff

The increasing impact of COVID-19 is resulting in an unprecedented and rapidly changing situation for our campus and we understand that employees have many questions about these changes.

Date: 03/22/2020
Preston’s restaurant offering special takeout menus

Select chef-created breakfast, lunch, and dinner items can be ordered for pickup seven days a week at The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center.

Date: 03/20/2020
A message from Dean of University Libraries Tyler Walters

Classes are online and so is the University Libraries. University Libraries Dean Tyler Walters explained many library resources and expertise have already been online, even before we imagined that our lives would change, and our work would become mostly virtual.

Date: 03/20/2020
May commencement ceremonies to move online; senior celebration in Lane Stadium planned for September

Virginia Tech President Tim Sands acknowledged the mixed emotions he has heard from graduating seniors as the spring semester has been upended — but knowing that graduates and families needed time to plan for commencement activities, and knowing the fluidity of the ongoing pandemic and the responsive measures that the nation is taking, Sands and other university leaders set in motion a plan for a truly memorable celebration in September.

Date: 03/19/2020
Social distancing: Off-campus gatherings prohibited and enforced

Date: 03/18/2020

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