U.S. agriculture officials are urging residents who have received unsolicited seeds in the mail from international origins to take warning. Virginia Tech expert says that invasive species are one of the leading threats to native biodiversity globally.
“Do your homework and look for places where smart protocols are in place and you can get away safely. There are many places where folks are diligently observing best practices,” said Nancy McGehee, a professor and department head of the Howard Feiertag Hospitality and Tourism Management program at Virginia Tech.
Unless Congress acts quickly, as many as 28 million people could be evicted from their homes in the coming months. Eviction protection and enhanced unemployment benefits have either run out – or will run out shortly – for those on the edge of housing instability.
Recent reports by multiple Western intelligence agencies indicate that Russia, and now China, are engaged in sustained espionage operations against universities and pharmaceutical companies in the U.S. surrounding COVID-19 vaccine research.
Americans have become too familiar with the concepts of isolation, quarantining and physical distancing over the past few months. However, when it comes to older adults, continued isolation cannot be the new normal, according to Virginia Tech experts in gerontology, Ila Schepisi and Pamela Teaster.
“This, ultimately is the battle for St. Louis: nostalgia versus history. Nostalgia wants a simple story; it wants to sell you something. History is messy. History brings up stories we might not otherwise want to discuss but should, in truth, know," according to Virginia Tech's Matt Gabriele.
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While July 4th celebrations will look different this year during the coronavirus pandemic, vacation goers should still be mindful of their interactions with hospitality workers during this stressful and busy time.
With social distancing restrictions easing nationwide, many areas are requiring people to wear face masks in public places. Virginia Tech expert explains the science behind cloth and medical face masks for the best protection.
Continuing protests supporting the Black Lives Matter movement will bring heightened attention to Juneteenth – an annual June 19 commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States and a growing celebration of the black experience, says a Virginia Tech's Wornie Reed.