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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
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

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A message from Frank Shushok, interim vice president for Student Affairs

It’s in times like these past few days that the honor of being a Hokie feels especially amplified. With uncertainty and anxiety coming from every direction, the spirit of generosity from our students and their families has been humbling.

Date: 03/13/2020
University extends spring break, moves classes online, and more in response to COVID-19

In consultation with our partners in the Virginia Department of Health, we are adopting a range of principle-based actions, effective immediately. We are confident that these actions will lower the risk to our communities.

Date: 03/11/2020
COVID-19 update: A message from Vice President for Human Resources Bryan Garey

At present, all university locations are open. Should COVID-19 affect any future campus operations, Human Resources is exploring options to support our employees including leave, alternative work locations, and flexible schedules.

Date: 03/10/2020
A message from Executive Vice President and Provost Cyril Clarke

In this message, Provost Clarke encourages faculty to become familiar with strategies to continue teaching through disruptions and to plan for the possibility that students and faculty may not be able to meet for course sessions in person.

Date: 03/10/2020
Fralin Biomedical Research Institute postpones public events in March

Date: 03/09/2020

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