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Fighting COVID with design

Bobby Vance, alumnus and former faculty member in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies, led design of a COVID Shield that’s simple, effective, and gaining national attention.

Date: 10/07/2020
Team taps into wastewater antibiotic-resistant gene monitoring

“This really excites me because we can really be proactive,” said Liqing Zhang, an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science and NSF principal investigator. “The need for wastewater monitoring has been recognized internationally, but there is no unified cyberinfrastructure system in place to enable the monitoring.”

Date: 10/07/2020
Research group: The coronavirus is airborne

The published letter, which includes Virginia Tech's Linsey Marr as co-author, encourages people to wear face coverings indoors at all times and to ensure that spaces are well-ventilated.

Date: 10/05/2020
Mental health professionals use virtual conversation to encourage rest, good nutrition, and exercise

The hour-long discussion with President Tim Sands came at a critical time — near the midway point of the semester while being surrounded by ongoing, stressful circumstances in the nation and world.

Date: 10/05/2020

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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
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

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