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Tech on Tap: Ending the pandemic: COVID-19 vaccines and preparing for the next one

COVID-19 vaccines may be the key to ending the pandemic. Kate Langwig, an infectious disease ecologist and epidemiologist, discusses the mechanisms behind vaccine efficacy and the roadblock to herd…

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Take a look around the Northern Virginia Center

The Northern Virginia Center (NVC) in Falls Church, VA, opened in 1997. The building houses administrative offices for the associate dean of the Graduate School and the Graduate Student Services…

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Sanghani Center researchers win two major awards in COVID-19 forecasting challenges

DeepOutbreak, a team of researchers from Virginia Tech's Sanghani Center, Georgia Tech, and the University of Iowa, took first place in the COVID-19 Symptom Data Challenge and second place in…

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Tech on Tap: Using Technology to Explore Black History in Civil War Alexandria

Alexandria and its surroundings provided training camps, hospitals, and even burial grounds for thousands of African American Union soldiers during the American Civil War. To help us commemorate…

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$10M gift will help fuel discoveries at Innovation Campus

Virginia Tech’s growing impact in the greater Washington, D.C., metro area will receive a significant boost thanks to a multimillion-dollar gift from Octo founder and CEO Mehul Sanghani…

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Innovation Campus program attracts students from array of backgrounds

Meet four members of the first Virginia Tech Innovation Campus class. Their backgrounds vary, but they share a common goal: earning a master’s degree that will quickly advance their careers.…

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Equine Medical Center continues to provide premier, full-service equine care during COVID-19

The Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center provides advanced specialty care, 24-hour emergency treatment, and diagnostic services for all ages and breeds of horses who continue to need care even…

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Cycling on the rise during COVID-19 pandemic

Ralph Buehler, professor and chair of the Urban Affairs and Planning department in the School of Public and International Affairs, discusses how cycling has increased globally in relation to the…

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Tech on Tap: Signed, sealed, delivered: Package delivery during the age of COVID

From Amazon packaging rules and the growth of e-commerce, Virginia Tech is working with industry partners to optimize the future of package distribution. Tech on Tap featured expert Laszlo Horvath,…

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Building Emotional Agility and Resilience in times of Crisis and Uncertainty

The DC Hokies and Manhattan Hokies are pleased to join together to present a webinar on resilience, hosted by leadership development expert Salima Hemani.During these unprecedented times, we cannot…

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Thanksgiving meals to-go in Northern Virginia

On a typical year, the Graduate School in the greater Washington, D.C. metro area hosts a Thanksgiving Feast to celebrate together at the Northern Virginia Center. To keep the celebrations alive…

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WAAC uses technology to connect architecture students

In Ryan Pieper's Design Build course, based out of the Washington Alexandria Architecture Center, students are able to work with hands-on building projects while their classmates assist them…

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Building Desks for Alexandria Students in Need

When Building Momentum, an innovative Alexandria-based maker space, came to Virginia Tech with an idea to help kids in need, alumni jumped at the opportunity to help. Building Momentum designed the…

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Tech on Tap: Self-driving cars and the future of transportation

VTTI's Andy Schaudt discusses self-driving cars, post-COVID-19 traffic volume, and how many of us are reevaluating transportation activities we once considered "normal".

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Viticulture research helps better serve Virginia's wine industry

The Alson H. Smith Jr. Agricultural Research and Extension Center serves Virginia’s commercial fruit industries through research, educational programs, development of sustainable production…

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Virginia Tech pledges to uphold Community Wellness Commitment

Hokies throughout Blacksburg, Roanoke, and Northern Virginia take the Community Wellness Commitment to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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