March 19, 2020

Here are some things to know about UVA's and UVA Engineering's novel coronavirus response.


Celebrating our UVA Engineering “Family” – The past couple of weeks have brought big changes for everyone at UVA. As we settle into online classes and remote work, the big thing missing is the in-person interaction we typically enjoy in classes, offices and common spaces around Grounds. Engineer’s Way, Darden Court and Davis Commons are looking uncharacteristically empty this spring! To inject some positive energy, sense of community and maybe a little humor, we’re inviting students, faculty and staff to share stories. We're looking for:

  • Stories you could share about fellow students, faculty or staff doing something interesting or great or supportive for online instruction or for remote teamwork.
  • Stories about people going the extra mile to help each other.
  • Personal stories of what are you doing to make life fun and interesting for yourself or your families at this challenging time.

Send us your stories on this online form. You can upload photos or short (20 seconds or less) videos. (Yes, photos and short videos of the quality time you’re spending with your cats and dogs are welcome!) We’ll share your stories on our social media channels (#WeAreUVAEngineering) and on our website.

Here’s a shout-out to Hannah Hiscott of the Engineering Systems and Environment Department, whose tweet gave us some of the inspiration for this – thanks, Hannah!

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UVA Library – The University of Virginia Library is working diligently to support students, faculty and staff for online teaching and learning. If you haven’t already, bookmark the Library’s COVID-19 resources and FAQ web page: https://www.library.virginia.edu/news/covid-19. The site has a link to the Library’s “Ask a Librarian” chat feature.

UVA Engineering Career Services – Students, watch your e-mail. UVA Engineering’s Center for Engineering Career Development will soon be sending an update about how to access career advisement.

Continuity Information from UVA Engineering Departments – A number of engineering departments have continuity information online:

BME - https://engineering.virginia.edu/departments/biomedical-engineering/continuity

CS - https://engineering.virginia.edu/departments/computer-science/cs-department-continuity-information

ECE - https://engineering.virginia.edu/departments/electrical-and-computer-engineering/ece-continuity-information

ESE - https://engineering.virginia.edu/departments/engineering-systems-and-environment

MSE - https://engineering.virginia.edu/departments/materials-science-and-engineering

 

Where to Find and Keep Track of News and Information – UVA Engineering’s novel coronavirus web page archives our school mass e-mail communications related to COVID-19 and includes links to the University’s sites. You can find this page from the Engineering School’s homepage at engineering.virginia.edu. We’ve also got a new blog with updates, news and tips: https://engineering.virginia.edu/uva-engineering-novel-coronavirus-news-digest