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Wide range of initiatives underway striving to optimize air quality in Virginia Tech buildings

Air quality testing; monitoring heating, ventilation, and air conditioning equipment; and implementing a stringent air filter replacement operation are all examples of ongoing efforts that strive to maximize air quality and flow in university buildings.

Date: 11/13/2020
Dome offers alternative learning space during COVID-19

The College of Architecture and Urban Studies set up a 2,900-square-foot geodesic dome in between Cowgill and Bishop-Favrao halls for students and faculty to use. As part of the college's COVID-19 response plan, this dome will take the place of several important spaces in Cowgill Hall that are now occupied by socially distanced studio desks.=https://video.vt.edu/media/t/1_9pq5rtzq

Date: 11/13/2020
Researchers study how privacy preferences, family tensions can deter use of contact tracing apps

France Bélanger and Katherine Allen were engaged in a study on smart home speakers and the privacy and other concerns they sparked when the pandemic emerged. Pondering the dilemma of health officials trying to expand the use of contact tracing apps, the researchers wondered whether such apps also triggered similar privacy tensions in families.

Date: 11/13/2020
Town-Gown conversation to discuss COVID-19 work in community

Date: 11/13/2020
Ron Fricker joins National Academies' Board on Mathematical Sciences and Analytics

The senior associate dean in the Virginia Tech College of Science and a professor in the Department of Statistics, Fricker focuses his research on the performance of various statistical methods for use in disease surveillance and statistical process control methodologies more generally.

Date: 11/13/2020

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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
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

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