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Ohio State marching band makes virtual performance during pandemic
Sixty-one band members recorded audio and video performing the “Buckeye Battle Cry,” an effort "to make people happy" during a time of social distancing.
Researchers publish social media data early for pandemic response
Researchers at Georgia State University published a data set of more than 140 million tweets related to COVID-19 ahead of schedule to serve as a resource for the global research community.
San Diego State moves community mental health clinic online
In addition to shifting to online classes, the university also moved its counseling program to a virtual environment during the coronavirus pandemic.
U. of Central Florida hosts virtual camp for global coding competition
Students from nearly 30 institutions convened online to practice for the upcoming International Collegiate Programming Contest World Finals.
How Virginia Tech's CIO is handling the COVID-19 pandemic
Scott Midkiff says the university is doing plenty right, but wishes they'd started planning for the health crisis sooner.
Student success app among 8 winners of Texas Tech's virtual challenge
Eight winners receive a $25,000 grant and one year of mentoring and access to co-working space after the university's first virtual edition of the challenge.
Students at UNC are attending class through virtual reality headsets
For 28 students taking associate professor Steven King's "emerging technologies" class, attending class virtually has taken on a new meaning.
Need online courses? New university consortium has 1 million openings
A 19-university consortium led by Acadeum is offering "deep discounts" to institutions that need additional capacity during the shift to distance education.
As medical supplies dwindle, universities build ventilators, swabs
As availability of masks, ventilators and other supplies runs low, universities are volunteering their resources to address the needs of medical workers.
University of Washington wants to record your coughing sounds
To train a new app to monitor coughs from COVID-19 patients, researchers are asking for volunteers to submit vocal samples to train the software.