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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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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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