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New River Valley task force launches Community Wellness Commitment

In partnership with a range of local health, public safety, education, and government agencies, Virginia Tech collaborated to develop the Wellness Commitment as the fall semester approaches for universities and K-12 school systems.

Date: 07/24/2020
Online program focuses on protecting vulnerable older adults during COVID-19 and beyond

When Pamela Teaster envisioned a leadership program in gerontology, the world had not yet been transformed by the COVID-19 pandemic. But now the certificate program’s launch this fall coincides with a time when policies for the aging population are more critical than ever. That’s why an influential advocate from Washington, D.C., is teaching the inaugural class.

Date: 07/23/2020
Cyber criminals put U.S. COVID-19 research efforts at risk, says expert

Recent reports by multiple Western intelligence agencies indicate that Russia, and now China, are engaged in sustained espionage operations against universities and pharmaceutical companies in the U.S. surrounding COVID-19 vaccine research.

Date: 07/22/2020
As students, researchers, and instructors, graduate students will be key to fall reopening

That was the overarching message of an hourlong webinar on Tuesday that explored the university’s approach to graduate education this fall.

Date: 07/21/2020
U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine visits to discuss university's ongoing efforts during pandemic

A variety of topics related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including campus status, research advancements, and international students, were discussed during the visit last week.

Date: 07/21/2020

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A message from Dean Karen P. DePauw regarding graduate research

Date: 03/31/2020
A message from Dean Karen P. DePauw regarding graduate student employment

Date: 03/31/2020
Virginia Tech moves to essential operations status

This transition will further scale back on-campus operations in response to the COVID-19 emergency. For most students and employees, the transition to essential operations will require only minor adjustments from the current status of operations.

Date: 03/31/2020
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam issues stay at home order due to COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)

The order directs all Virginians to stay home except in extremely limited circumstances.

Date: 03/30/2020
A message to Blacksburg Hokies from President Tim Sands

Prior to Gov. Ralph Northam’s new executive order, President Tim Sands sent the following message to all students to reinforce social distancing practices.

Date: 03/30/2020

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