As part of virtual Open Access Week, on Tuesday, Oct. 20, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., Elizabeth Gadd (submitted photo), research policy manager at Loughborough University, United Kingdom, will deliver the keynote presentation.
In a new film tied to the annual release of the Global Agricultural Productivity Report, “Agricultural Productivity in a Time of Pandemics,” Virginia Tech Executive Vice President and Provost Cyril Clarke discusses the linkages between human, animal, and environmental health — a concept known as One Health.
Virginia Tech’s undergraduate enrollment stood at 30,016 as of Fall Census 2020 (Sept. 21), up from 29,300, or a 2.4 percent increase, from a year ago. Total enrollment — including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students — now stands at 37,010, up from 36,383 (an increase of 1.7 percent) recorded on Fall Census 2019.
The downward trend of cases indicates that the majority of students have embraced public health guidelines and avoided potentially dangerous situations, such as crowded indoor spaces or parties. With cooler temperatures approaching, it's crucial that guidelines continue to be followed in the weeks ahead.
Embedded counselors, psychiatry residents in Cook Counseling Center, enhanced research and evaluation, and increased training to assist students in need are advancing the university's mental health initiatives.
The annual event, hosted by Academic Advising Initiatives and Student Government Association, helps students explore the diverse options available at the university to find their perfect fit or even add a second major.
Sui, an internationally renowned researcher in the area of GIS-based spatial analysis and modeling for urban, environmental, and public health applications, has been appointed Virginia Tech’s vice president for research and innovation, effective Nov. 1, 2020.
A multidisciplinary team is helping the university better understand and plan for impacts of COVID-19 through institution-specific models, outbreak simulations, and impact on regional hospital resources predictions.
The Henry Luce Foundation has awarded the Center for Humanities a $500,000 grant in support of the project, which will combine religion, ethics, and technology to tackle fundamental questions of what it means to be human in a technological age.