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Virginia Tech faculty building connections, communities to help students succeed in virtual classrooms

Virginia Tech has taken a collaborative and student-focused approach to developing faculty networks and resources to assist in transitioning courses and reengaging students in active learning.

Date: 10/14/2020
Technical Assistance Program connects university expertise with business needs

When a Virginia-based manufacturer wanted to show that its disinfecting cabinet was effective against the virus that causes COVID-19, it turned to a university program that enables faculty members to respond quickly to market needs and gives businesses a streamlined process for accessing this knowledge.

Date: 10/13/2020
Fall break dos and don'ts

Though this semester is unlike any other, the opportunity to take advantage of fall break remains and is perhaps heightened as students will be tasked with staying vigilant in both their studies and in keeping public health guidelines in the weeks to come.

Date: 10/12/2020
New JAMA reports highlight 'striking' number of deaths from COVID-19, says biostatistics expert

"In spite of some of the rhetoric, the United States has lagged behind most of the rest of the world in effectively combating the pandemic," said disease surveillance expert Ron Fricker.

Date: 10/12/2020
Fighting fatigue key in battling COVID-19

If left unchecked, this weariness can become overwhelming and grow into apathy toward those same public health guidelines that have thus far helped mitigate many widespread outbreaks. Some basic coping skills can help individuals lift their spirits and prevent lowering their guard.

Date: 10/09/2020

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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
COVID-19 Update: Guidance for Virginia Tech faculty and staff

The increasing impact of COVID-19 is resulting in an unprecedented and rapidly changing situation for our campus and we understand that employees have many questions about these changes.

Date: 03/22/2020
Preston’s restaurant offering special takeout menus

Select chef-created breakfast, lunch, and dinner items can be ordered for pickup seven days a week at The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center.

Date: 03/20/2020

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