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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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Statements

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Dining Services hours and operations in response to COVID-19

Date: 03/18/2020
From President Tim Sands: An update on university response to the COVID-19 virus

Hokie Nation knows the value of assembling in large numbers to support our community. While the power of convening is extraordinary, today we can embrace our fellow Hokies and the members of our communities by respecting social distancing. This is a selfless act.

Date: 03/17/2020
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

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