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Virginia Tech engineers and Carilion Clinic physician upgrade breathing support device into makeshift ventilator

To help address potential ventilator shortages, mechanical engineers at Virginia Tech have partnered with a Carilion Clinic physician to upgrade bilevel positive airway pressure (BiPAP) machines, commonly used for treating sleep apnea, into makeshift ventilators.

Date: 04/17/2020
Bored with social distancing? These Hokies find new ways to learn, pursue their passions

New recipes, new skills, new fitness goals. Read how some Hokies are passing the time while following social distancing and quarantine guidelines.

Date: 04/16/2020
Local government finance expert connects municipalities to COVID-19 budget planning resources

Local governments across Virginia are bracing for the economic fall-out brought on by COVID-19, with many worried about insolvency. Virginia Tech expert Stephanie Davis is connecting counties, cities, and towns to valuable financial planning resources – and each other.

Date: 04/16/2020
Canceled tournament provides rare experience

Six Virginia Tech students were granted unprecedented access to cover all 14 games of the ACC tournament as a part of the university’s Topics in Sports Communications course and its student-led, multimedia journalism platform, 3304 Sports.

Date: 04/16/2020
Virginia Tech community converges to help meet need for COVID-19 medical supplies

In mid-March, an interdisciplinary group of more than 75 faculty, students, and staff split into teams to carry out 10 projects in rapid science and production, working together to provide Southwest Virginia medical professionals with personal protective equipment and ventilation supplies, as well as the insights to inform their use.

Date: 04/16/2020

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A message from Vice President of Human Resources Bryan Garey

We hope to rebound quickly from this health crisis. We will assess the ongoing financial impact on the university and will keep you informed as our plans emerge.

Date: 03/24/2020
A message from the Global Education Office on study abroad support

Date: 03/24/2020
Faculty Affairs to hold open office hours via Zoom

Date: 03/23/2020
A message from Frank Shushok, interim vice president for Student Affairs

In this truly difficult time, it's important we take care of ourselves and one another.

Date: 03/23/2020
Executive Vice President and Provost acknowledges faculty efforts in moving courses online

I recognize that you are disappointed that you will not be able to teach and mentor your students in the manner that you had planned, and I know that your students are disappointed too. However, I also know that you remain committed to their education and I am confident that these students will appreciate your efforts.

Date: 03/23/2020

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