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Alumna named to international advisory council that monitors food security impacts of COVID-19

Elsa Murano has been selected to represent the United States on the newly formed Food Security of the Americas Advisory Council — created to address the mounting food supply issues that are resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Date: 04/22/2020
Virginia Tech researchers develop new COVID-19 tests to combat backlogs, shortages

Virginia Tech scientists have developed a new COVID-19 test and secured federal and state approvals to immediately begin processing samples at on-campus labs in Blacksburg and Roanoke.

Date: 04/22/2020
Virginia Tech faculty helping peers across the nation create tools for effective online learning

Barbara Lockee and Aaron Bond co-author article on creating online learning experiences that are meaningfully different from simply mirroring face-to-face instruction in a virtual classroom.

Date: 04/21/2020
For small businesses, coronavirus is like 'a typhoon that leaves nothing standing in its wake'

What impacts small businesses is the same thing that impacts the broader economy – uncertainty, according to Richard Hunt, assistant professor in the Department of Management.

Date: 04/20/2020
Students rally with virtual Relay for Life

An annual event since 2001, this year’s Relay For Life at Virginia Tech was one of several on-campus gatherings derailed in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19. The event will now span five days, from April 20–24, and include dozens of tributes, musical performances, and special guests that Hokies can access with a computer or mobile device.

Date: 04/20/2020

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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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