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Institute's COVID-19 Reset Program supports social science faculty

Created by the Institute for Society, Culture and Environment, the program offers both funding and mentoring for a cohort of five social science faculty whose research has been interrupted during the pandemic. The program began last fall and will continue this spring as the five faculty develop and submit proposals for external funding.

Date: 02/02/2022
Are contact tracing apps tracking me? Not at all, say Virginia Tech researchers

Commonwealth Cyber Initiative (CCI) researchers from Virginia Tech investigated the security of digital contact tracing technology. Their findings offer reassurance to those leery of privacy risks.

Date: 02/01/2022
Teaching COVID-19

In classrooms that span disciplines, faculty members are helping students explore the pandemic as an academic subject.

Date: 02/01/2022
Health Plan Reimbursement for COVID-19 at-home tests

Date: 02/01/2022
From President Tim Sands: Changes in vaccine mandate, plans for successful semester

We continue to encourage everyone in our community to be vaccinated, get a booster dose as soon as you’re eligible, and report any updates to your vaccination status to the university.

Date: 01/31/2022

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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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