August 4, 2020
ANNOUNCEMENTS
IGCoffeeConvos continue via Zoom!

The first IGC Coffee Convo since closure of the university was conducted on July 23rd via Zoom! These conversations allow students to create connections with faculty members they might not normally interact with. GCC faculty Dr. Josef Uyeda met...

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VT Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium held virtually
Lauren Fryzlewicz, who received a GCC Undergraduate Research Grant, recently presented at the VT Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium, which was held virtually this year. Check out her presentation as part of the Lahondere Lab!
FACULTY & FELLOW SPOTLIGHT
Dr. Francesco Ferretti - Fish & Wildlife Conservation

Dr. Ferretti is interested in characterizing the history of human impact in the ocean, to understand how this impact has altered marine ecosystems, and to develop solutions for a sustainable use of marine resources....

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Macy Kailing - Biological Sciences

Macy joined the Langwig lab in the fall of 2019. As a PhD student, she aims to gain an understanding of the fitness-related costs associated with white-nose syndrome on bats and how species’ heterogeneous responses to...

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COMMUNITY
Postcard from a Fellow: Ernie Osburn in Antarctica

Hello everyone! I hope this postcard finds you healthy and safe. If you don't know me already, I'm Ernie, an IGC fellow from the Biological Sciences department. My research focuses on how landscape history influences soil microbial communities...

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Throwback to Social Times: Backyard Biodiversity Bonanza
Remember when we used to hold social events without major concern? Those days will surely return again! In the meantime, enjoy looking through old photos that highlight some of the fun and impactful GCC events from previous years, like this IGC Outreach Backyard Biodiversity Bonanza held on June 1, 2019 at Glade Road Growing.
NEWSWORTHY
NYTimes Opinion | Yes, the Coronavirus Is in the Air

By Linsey Marr | Transmission through aerosols matters - and probably a lot more than we've been able to prove yet. Finally. The World Health Organization has now formally recognized that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, is airborne...

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How America's Leading Aerosol Expert Gets It Done

Dr. Linsey Marr is one of the few academics in the field of aerosol science who is also an expert on viral transmission. When COVID-19 became a global pandemic, everyone began soliciting Marr's expertise, and the Virginia Tech professor became a...

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