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Virginia Tech's Marr, leading researchers urge terminology update, shift in COVID-19 guidance

Scientists affiliated with leading research institutions across the U.S. , including Virginia Tech, state in a letter published Monday in the journal Science that researchers across disciplines must converge to deliver clear public health guidance about how SARS-CoV-2 is spread in the air.

Date: 10/05/2020
Carla Finkielstein named Luther and Alice Hamlett Junior Faculty Fellow by Board of Visitors

The award provides support for outstanding faculty members who hold the rank of assistant or associate professor and whose work supports the missions of the college’s Academy of Integrated Science.

Date: 10/05/2020
Virginia Tech students look ahead to international experiences

Despite program disruptions from the COVID-19 pandemic, interest in studying abroad remains strong among Virginia Tech students. The Global Education Office's annual Study Abroad Week moved virtually this year and saw nearly 600 attend, including younger students planning future abroad experiences.

Date: 10/05/2020
Spring study abroad programs to be evaluated on a case-by-case basis

Date: 10/05/2020
Things to know: COVID testing guide for students

Testing, isolation, quarantining, and contact tracing are tools that many Hokies have successfully used to fight the spread of COVID-19 during the fall semester. Here are some basic tips.

Date: 10/05/2020

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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
President Tim Sands announces plans for 2020 fall semester

Hundreds of individuals and several working groups and task forces — at the university, in our communities, and at the state level — have contributed to the shaping of fall plans for all Virginia Tech locations. Although the plans we present here will continue to evolve over the summer with additional input and data, significant elements are firm, and it is now time for our students, faculty, and staff to shift from planning to preparation.

Date: 06/08/2020
Federal CARES Act Reporting Disclosure

Date: 05/26/2020
Planning underway for strategies to protect public health in the fall semester

University leaders are reviewing operational strategies to protect public health on campus, with a goal of resuming in-person instruction and experiential learning opportunities for the fall semester. Leaders are considering the strategies as the university prepares for an expected June 8 announcement on fall semester plans.

Date: 05/22/2020

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