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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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Open letter to the Virginia Tech community: University suspending participation in all activities in Italy

Because of the continued growth in the number of COVID-19 cases in Italy, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a “Warning Level 3, Avoid Nonessential Travel” for Italy earlier this afternoon. Given this development, and in accordance with Policy 1070, Virginia Tech is suspending participation in all activities in Italy immediately.

Date: 02/28/2020

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