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Industry experts: Mentorship, inquisitive spirit among must-have qualities for construction careers

Undergraduate participants attending a recent Building Women in Construction virtual panel had the opportunity to network with female construction industry leaders from Virginia Tech, the Myers-Lawson School of Construction, and more.

Date: 10/29/2020
Alumni couple's contactless candy slide seen around the world

While Chris and Nicole Minor browsed Home Depot's plumbing aisle, their idea for a Halloween candy slide was born. The slide allows for safe pandemic trick-or-treating and is accessible for children with disabilities.

Date: 10/29/2020
Standing up for studio culture

The School of Architecture + Design is one of only a few design schools in the country offering in-person studio courses this year. Preserving this experience for students became a top priority for the school during its COVID-19 planning process.

Date: 10/28/2020
Deans’ forum to place COVID-19 in fuller context

Two Virginia Tech deans will host a trio of virtual events aimed at illustrating how a range of fields in the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities can contribute to an understanding of the coronavirus pandemic.

Date: 10/28/2020
Hokies celebrate Homecoming virtually

Homecoming is a Hokie pastime rooted in tradition – and this year’s celebration looked unlike any other before. Still, it didn’t diminish the fun and festivities. Instead of in-person events, alumni and students gathered virtually, celebrating Homecoming for the first time from wherever they are. This year’s theme was aptly dubbed Blacksburg and Beyond.

Date: 10/27/2020

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A message from Executive Vice President and Provost Cyril Clarke

In this message, Provost Clarke encourages faculty to become familiar with strategies to continue teaching through disruptions and to plan for the possibility that students and faculty may not be able to meet for course sessions in person.

Date: 03/10/2020
Fralin Biomedical Research Institute postpones public events in March

Date: 03/09/2020
COVID-19 update: Checklist available for returning faculty, staff, and students

Students, faculty, and staff who have arrived or will be returning from a CDC Warning Level 2 or 3 travel notice area or other areas of risk identified by the university, whether studying abroad, teaching, conducting research, or on spring break, should complete the following Virginia Tech Emergency Management form to share self-quarantine plans with the university.

Date: 03/09/2020
A message to the Virginia Tech community

Amid growing concerns regarding the spread of COVID-19 infections across the world and the United States, it is important for us to pause for a moment and consider how our thoughts, our words, and our actions influence others in our community who are equally affected by this global health crisis.

Date: 03/06/2020
A message to the Virginia Tech community regarding COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

Guided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Virginia Department of Health, and Virginia Tech’s Schiffert Health Center, a number of important actions are in the process of being planned and implemented.

Date: 03/03/2020

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