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Returning to campus at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Students, faculty, staff, and visitors who come to the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine campus in Roanoke should follow these steps to stay healthy.=https://video.vt.edu/media/1_cugbxlv1

Date: 07/15/2020
TECH Together Campaign wants students to create innovative campus solutions

The Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation’s COVID-19 Rapid Response Seed Fund has initiated a campus-wide competition open to Virginia Tech students, seeking proposals for creative, innovative, and integrated solutions for a safe reopening of Virginia Tech campuses this fall.

Date: 07/14/2020
In one hour, professor's surface coating inactivates virus that causes COVID-19

Fear runs rampant nowadays when it comes to touching common surfaces because of the rapid spread of the coronavirus. William Ducker, a Virginia Tech professor, has found a solution.

Date: 07/14/2020
Geosciences’ Marc Michel switches from nanoparticles to 3D printing nasal swabs

Michel, an associate professor of geosciences, diverged from his normal path to lead a project involving numerous Virginia Tech faculty, alumni, and specialists from Carilion Clinic to use 3D printing to create nasopharyngeal swabs during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Date: 07/14/2020
Grant studies community response to early warnings on safe drinking water in Bangladesh

A new grant will allow researchers to study how people in Bangladesh respond to an app that provides information about potential cholera outbreak risks.

Date: 07/13/2020

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A message from Dean Byron Hughes, Chief Mac Babb, and Chief Anthony Wilson: We’re still in this together

The smallest of our choices have a significant impact on the greater whole – particularly at this moment when anxieties are running high and resources are low.

Date: 01/25/2021
From President Tim Sands: Maintain vigilance and commitment this spring

Our success this semester depends on each one of us. We’ve all worked hard to get this far, so let’s make it count as we look forward to reclaiming the active campus we know and love.

Date: 01/18/2021
From President Tim Sands: Thank you for your outstanding work this year

2020 will be remembered for challenges the likes of which have not been seen for generations. The year will also be remembered for the way we met those challenges. We developed thoughtful and pragmatic plans, adapted to changing circumstances, and safely served the needs of the community while maintaining a focus on our mission.

Date: 12/15/2020
A message from President Tim Sands: Implementing mandatory random prevalence testing

Mandatory random prevalence testing will allow monitoring of the status of COVID-19 on campus and in Blacksburg with a statistically significant sample of the entire undergraduate population.

Date: 09/18/2020
A letter from Frank Shushok Jr.: Remember our calling

Ut Prosim compels us to model love — in whatever shape it is most needed at any given time. Right now, we especially need the kind of courageous love that puts others first, makes hard decisions, holds others accountable, and models the brilliance of an “all-in” community.

Date: 07/21/2020

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