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Humphrey, Smith elected WVU Student Government Association leaders

Fri, 2017-03-24 17:30

The campaign for West Virginia University student body president and vice president ended Friday evening as the Student Government Association Judicial Board announced Blake Humphrey and Shannon Smith as president and vice president, respectively, for the 2017-18 academic year.

Humphrey, a senior economics and political science major from Wheeling, and Smith, a junior strategic communications major with an emphasis in public relations from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, led the unopposed winning ticket known as Let’s Talk WVU.

School of Medicine student wins Pat Fedeles Award for Compassion

Fri, 2017-03-24 12:55

The winner of the annual Patricia “Pat” Fedeles Award for Compassion in Physical Diagnosis was presented to Jeffrey Cannon on March 21, 2017. In it's eleventh year, this award is presented to the second-year medical student who portrays ongoing compassion, friendliness and an overall caring attitude toward patients, peers, faculty and staff.

Battling Mountaineers come up short

Fri, 2017-03-24 08:53

Jordan Mathews’ 3-pointer from the corner with 59 seconds left helped propel No. 1-seeded Gonzaga to a 61-58 victory over West Virginia in an NCAA West regional semifinal game here at the SAP Center in San Jose, California.

Battling Mountaineers come up short

Fri, 2017-03-24 08:53

Jordan Mathews’ 3-pointer from the corner with 59 seconds left helped propel No. 1-seeded Gonzaga to a 61-58 victory over West Virginia in an NCAA West regional semifinal game here at the SAP Center in San Jose, California.

Marsh to deliver Van Liere keynote

Thu, 2017-03-23 14:30

Dr. Clay Marsh will speak on the topic “Wellness – The Intersection of Science and Purpose” at 1 p.m. Friday, March 24 in the Patteson Auditorium at WVU’s Health Sciences Center. It is open to the public, and is the highlight of WVU’s annual two-day Van Liere Research Days celebration.

A battle of wills to determine winner of tonight’s NCAA Tournament contest between WVU and Gonzaga

Thu, 2017-03-23 13:30

Tipoff is slated for tonight (March 23) at 7:39 p.m. EDT. The game will be televised nationally on TBS.

WVU's Upward Bound receives sponsorship by USDA summer food program

Thu, 2017-03-23 09:30

The West Virginia University Upward Bound program has announced the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Summer Food Service Program for its 2017 summer residential program.

UB will receive reimbursement from the USDA for meals served to income-eligible students enrolled in the camp. They will be reimbursed approximately $2.145 for breakfasts and $3.77 each for lunches and dinners. They could receive as much as $5,000. Approximately 30 high school students will attend the summer program located on the WVU campus from June 25 through Aug. 4.

Gee outlines core Mountaineer values, defends WVU's mission to improve lives in special address

Wed, 2017-03-22 15:50

Despite threats to funding, attacks on the merit of a college degree and free speech concerns on the nation's campuses, West Virginia University is primed to persevere as the polar star that guides the state and its citizens, WVU President Gordon Gee said Wednesday (March 22). 

Sue Day-Perroots to retire after 34 years at WVU; internal search underway for new associate provost for undergraduate education

Wed, 2017-03-22 15:39

Sue Day-Perroots will retire from West Virginia University effective August 1, wrapping up a 34-year career at the university marked by bold vision and a commitment to innovations in teaching and learning.

“The trajectory of Sue’s career is remarkable, as is her passion for providing access to exceptional undergraduate education,” Provost Joyce McConnell said. “Time and again, over the course of a remarkable journey here at WVU, Sue has demonstrated the power of creative problem-solving and visionary thinking.”

Opera on Wheels teaches, entertains and gives back

Wed, 2017-03-22 14:15

West Virginia University students will bring the story of the playful parrot, Papagayo, to life for hundreds of West Virginia children in April.

Based on the children’s book by Gerald McDermott, “Papagayo” tells the story of a parrot that spends his days soaring through the sky and playing in the jungle, disturbing the sleeping night creatures. But when the ferocious Moon-Dog appears and, bite by bite, begins to devour the moon, the terrified night creatures are helpless and must look to Papagayo for help.

Historian uncovers untold story of early defense contractor, Methodist leader

Wed, 2017-03-22 13:30

From rags to riches, an unknown immigrant was a catalyst for industrialization and religion alike in the United States.

WVU College of Law launches initiative to help Appalachia

Wed, 2017-03-22 11:30

The West Virginia University College of Law has launched the Appalachian Justice Initiative a group of law school faculty and staff working to address poverty in Appalachia through legal scholarship, policy advocacy, legal services and outreach.

“The College of Law faculty created the AJI to empower West Virginians in need of legal resources and assistance and to promote research and scholarship at the intersection of law and rural livelihood,” said Jennifer Oliva, director of the WVU Veterans Advocacy Law Clinic. “As a land-grant institution and the only law school in the state, we take seriously our charge to serve our fellow West Virginians and Appalachian neighbors.”

Youths to celebrate WVU’s 150th at WVU Day at the Legislature

Wed, 2017-03-22 09:30

Hundreds of West Virginia 4-H’ers and West Virginia University Extension Service representatives will travel to the State Capitol on Tuesday, March 28 to explore opportunities at West Virginia University, meet with legislators and celebrate WVU’s 150th birthday at WVU Day at the Legislature.

Hosted by the WVU Extension Service, the annual event offers participants a unique chance to learn about higher education opportunities afforded to them within their state while getting a firsthand look at the legislative process.

WVU student team wins third place, $2,000 in national pitch contest

Tue, 2017-03-21 16:21

Three students proved last week that West Virginia University is a national leader in entrepreneurship and innovation at the 4th Annual PitchTexas Competition, hosted by the University of Texas McCombs School of Business and Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship.

In the first round, the WVU team, made up of MD/PhD students Brandon Lucke-Wold and Zachary Wright and MBA student Brandon Cook, promoted their start-up business SwifTag to a panel of investors and entrepreneur, then fielded questions and challenges on the spot.

University presidents underscore higher education is investment in West Virginia’s future

Tue, 2017-03-21 13:29

Further funding cuts would be “devastating” and could result in significant tuition increases for students

The presidents of West Virginia's largest state-supported universities came together today to call on state legislators to take further cuts to higher education out of the mix when trying to balance the state's budget.

Study by WVU professor for Wall Street Journal points to possible leaks of key economic data in U.K., prompts call for investigation

Tue, 2017-03-21 12:59

When The Wall Street Journal needed expert help in reporting a story about possible leaks of government financial data in the United Kingdom, it turned to West Virginia University finance professor Alexander Kurov, who had recently completed a study on the same question in U.S. markets.

Kurov, an associate professor in the College of Business and Economics, did the analysis behind the article by reporter Mike Bird published Wednesday headlined “New Data Suggest U.K. Government Figures Are Getting Released Early." 

How 'Sweet' it is in San José — Mountaineer Meet and Greet planned in California

Tue, 2017-03-21 10:34

West Virginia University alumni, friends and fans are invited to attend a NCAA Tournament Mountaineer Meet and Greet hosted by the WVU Alumni Association at 1:30 p.m. PT Thursday (March 23), at The Brit in San José (173 W. Santa Clara St., San José, CA 95113).

The Brit is a fewer than 10-minute walk to the SAP Center.  Appearances by the Pride of West Virginia Pep Band, WVU Cheerleaders and Mountaineer are being planned. No RSVP is required.

Updated NCAA Sweet 16 ticket information

Tue, 2017-03-21 09:33

Upper level tickets for West Virginia’s appearance in the 2017 NCAA West Regional remain on sale through the Mountaineer Ticket Office to all 2016-17 Mountaineer Athletic Club (MAC) members and men’s basketball season ticket holders. The Mountaineers will face No.1-seed Gonzaga on Thursday, March 23 in San Jose, California, at the SAP Center. The game time is 7:39 p.m. ET.

WVU hosts expert on college access and affordability as part of the CEHS Celebration of Scholars

Tue, 2017-03-21 09:30

Dr. Sara Goldrick-Rab, a nationally known scholar and social activist who studies college access and affordability will be the keynote presenter for the West Virginia University College of Education and Human Services’ Celebration of Scholars.

The CEHS Celebration of Scholars will include a student research poster fair, five Faculty ED Talks, and the keynote presentation by Goldrick-Rab, which is supported by the Ron V. Iannone and Family Keynote Speaker Endowment.

WVU professor emeritus and creator of the WV ’63 unveils new tomato, limited seed available for growers

Tue, 2017-03-21 08:30

For more than half his life, Mannon Gallegly, West Virginia University professor emeritus of plant pathology, has been perfecting the tomato. In 1950, his research on vegetable diseases and tomato blight at WVU led him on a 13-year journey that culminated with the West Virginia ’63, also dubbed the “people’s tomato,” released in 1963 and rereleased in 2013 to help commemorate West Virginia’s 100th and 150th birthdays, respectively.  

Now, with another birthday to celebrate –the 150th of the West Virginia University Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design, the University’s founding academic unit – Gallegly is releasing two varieties of a new tomato in honor of the special occasion.