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Virginia Tech researcher highlights infectious diseases and social distancing in nature

In a new review published in Science, Dana Hawley, a professor of biological sciences in the Virginia Tech College of Science, and a team of scientists have highlighted some non-human species that have intuitively practiced social distancing when one of their own became sick - long before humans learned about and started “social distancing due to COVID-19."

Date: 03/04/2021
COVID-19 vaccine update for employees: Week of March 1

Date: 03/04/2021
Engineering students give life to Cassell cutouts

The 112 shifting cutout faces, installed in the Cassell Coliseum student section, are a result of about five months of work by seven Virginia Tech mechanical engineering students.

Date: 03/04/2021
New COVID-19 vaccine arrives in New River Valley

All three COVID-19 vaccines available are effective at preventing serious illness, hospitalization, or death, said Noelle Bissell, health director of the New River Health District.

Date: 03/03/2021
Virginia Tech plans possible in-person events with a virtual spring 2021 commencement ceremony

With evolving public health conditions and state guidelines, university officials are currently exploring how to create special moments, smaller in size, so graduating students can mark their graduation accomplishments in appropriately sized groups.

Date: 03/03/2021

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A message from Dean of University Libraries Tyler Walters

Classes are online and so is the University Libraries. University Libraries Dean Tyler Walters explained many library resources and expertise have already been online, even before we imagined that our lives would change, and our work would become mostly virtual.

Date: 03/20/2020
May commencement ceremonies to move online; senior celebration in Lane Stadium planned for September

Virginia Tech President Tim Sands acknowledged the mixed emotions he has heard from graduating seniors as the spring semester has been upended — but knowing that graduates and families needed time to plan for commencement activities, and knowing the fluidity of the ongoing pandemic and the responsive measures that the nation is taking, Sands and other university leaders set in motion a plan for a truly memorable celebration in September.

Date: 03/19/2020
Social distancing: Off-campus gatherings prohibited and enforced

Date: 03/18/2020
Dining Services hours and operations in response to COVID-19

Date: 03/18/2020
From President Tim Sands: An update on university response to the COVID-19 virus

Hokie Nation knows the value of assembling in large numbers to support our community. While the power of convening is extraordinary, today we can embrace our fellow Hokies and the members of our communities by respecting social distancing. This is a selfless act.

Date: 03/17/2020

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