During a virtual update and Q&A session on Sept. 9, Dean Richard Blythe spearheaded a discussion that highlighted the college's progress in several key focus areas, as well as priorities for the year ahead in light of COVID-19.
Research expenditures are up and sponsored awards have increased by 15 percent, building upon the prior year’s expenditure total of $542 million, despite the impact of COVID-19 felt nationally by higher education institutes, according to preliminary fiscal year-end reports.
Four years ago, a casual hallway conversation between Virginia Tech "work buddies" Brian Huddleston and Heather Parrish led them to embark on a life-transforming journey: a kidney donation to resolve Huddleston’s genetic kidney disorder.
After the TECH Together Campaign launched in July, a whopping 76 applications from 20 different colleges and departments were submitted. Of those, 10 finalists and 5 winners have been chosen to implement their creative, innovative, and integrated solutions for the reopening of Virginia Tech campuses this fall.
Students have been key contributors in the ongoing Virginia Tech Climate Action Commitment revision process and have had the unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in sustainability and invaluable professional development opportunities.
When the new department leader started his career in real estate, he worked with distressed properties, but knew he wanted to work with a different type of asset. Little did he know, his educational experiences would change the scope of his interests.
When Virginia Tech moved courses to an online format as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak in March, the Graduate School quickly pivoted to preserve that tradition. They moved dissertation presentations to the online platform Zoom and made them available to the public, which for some students, made them more accessible to family and friends.
Through community partnerships and grassroots engagement efforts, Connection 2 Care plans to facilitate peer-to-peer counseling and distribute backpack kits containing life-saving resources to those most at risk of opioid overdoses in the Roanoke area.
President Trump’s decision to halt funding to the World Health Organization (WHO) due to what he claims has been a mishandling of the COVID-19 pandemic could have far-reaching and long-felt effects, says global health policy expert.
What will be at the top of the global health agenda in the aftermath of COVID-19? Stephanie Smith, a global health policy expert at Virginia Tech, says preparing for another pandemic shouldn’t be the only order of business.
Local governments across Virginia are bracing for the economic fall-out brought on by COVID-19, with many worried about insolvency. Virginia Tech expert Stephanie Davis is connecting counties, cities, and towns to valuable financial planning resources – and each other.