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Happening today: Conversation between President Tim Sands and Professor Linsey Marr

From: University Relations

Join Virginia Tech President Tim Sands for a one-on-one conversation with Charles P. Lunsford Professor Linsey Marr, Virginia Tech’s nationally recognized expert in the airborne transmission of viruses, on Friday, Aug. 20 from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Sands and Marr will address frequently asked questions and discuss ways the university community must work together to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 as we start the fall semester. Topics will include vaccines, masking, classroom, and campus activity.

The conversation will be streamed on this page and available on

As one of fewer than 12 worldwide experts on aerosol transmission of viruses, Marr’s expertise and ability to communicate to the public has made her a go-to source for reporters trying to inform the public to best navigate this pandemic. She is quoted by dozens of national outlets each month and has been profiled by The New York Times, featured in Wired Magazine, and her Twitter feed has amassed more than 48,000 followers. Marr has been interviewed by nearly every major media outlet in the United States and her expertise featured in more than 75 countries.

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