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New seed funding program stimulates interdisciplinary collaboration for two student teams

This year, the funding has been awarded to a team working to develop surface coatings that have the ability to neutralize germs, as well as a team advancing holographic methodologies for fabricating materials used in photonics for next-generation biosensors and solar cells.

Date: 09/17/2021
Studying abroad during a pandemic offers lessons in resilience

In a normal year, students on study abroad programs experience tremendous growth as they navigate new cultures and environments. Add a global pandemic to the mix, and the experiences become all the more life-changing.

Date: 09/16/2021
Hospitalizations for COVID-19 hit a high in New River Valley

While COVID-19 cases in the district largely have plateaued, “our big concern right now is the impact on our health care settings and that tends to lag behind the cases for several weeks,” said Noelle Bissell, health director for the New River Health District.

Date: 09/13/2021
2021-22 annual notice on rights and responsibilities of the Virginia Tech community

From Chris Kiwus, interim senior vice president and chief business officer, and Frank Shushok Jr., vice president for student affairs

Date: 09/13/2021
Moving safely through Labor Day weekend

Two former and one current member of Virginia Tech’s COVID Crushers share insights into how they assess risk to ensure they are helping fight the spread of COVID-19 when in public spaces.

Date: 09/02/2021

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A message from Frank Shushok, interim vice president for Student Affairs

In this truly difficult time, it's important we take care of ourselves and one another.

Date: 03/23/2020
Executive Vice President and Provost acknowledges faculty efforts in moving courses online

I recognize that you are disappointed that you will not be able to teach and mentor your students in the manner that you had planned, and I know that your students are disappointed too. However, I also know that you remain committed to their education and I am confident that these students will appreciate your efforts.

Date: 03/23/2020
Preston’s restaurant offering special takeout menus

Select chef-created breakfast, lunch, and dinner items can be ordered for pickup seven days a week at The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center.

Date: 03/20/2020
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

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