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

Mon, 2017-03-20 13:30

Three students proved last week that West Virginia University is a national leader in entrepreneurship and innovation at the PitchAustin MBA Pitch Competition, an annual event hosted by the University of Texas at Austin’s McCombs School of Business.

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.

Grant opportunities available through Women of WVU Enrichment Fund

Mon, 2017-03-20 09:09

Applications are now being accepted for the fourth round of grants through an enrichment fund established by Women of WVU

The group was established by the WVU Foundation in 2014 to provide women who love West Virginia University another way to become involved using educational activities, networking opportunities and philanthropy.

WVU College of Law Veterans Clinic helps former medic win education benefits

Mon, 2017-03-20 08:30

Student attorneys in the Veterans Advocacy Law Clinic at West Virginia University recently helped a former Army Ranger pursue his dream of becoming a medical doctor.

WVU College of Law students Brad DeFlumeri and Alex Jonese represented Jeremy Marx, who served six deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan as a medic in the 75th Ranger Regiment.

WVU women fall to Maryland in NCAA Second Round

Sun, 2017-03-19 20:39

The sixth-seeded West Virginia University women’s basketball team couldn’t overcome a second quarter run by No. 3-seed Maryland, as the Mountaineers fell, 83-56, to the Terrapins in the NCAA Championship Second Round on Sunday at the XFINITY Center.

National champions open WVU Rifle Range

Sun, 2017-03-19 20:10

The 2017 NCAA National Champion West Virginia University rifle team will host an open house at the WVU Rifle Range on Tuesday, March 21, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

WVU men advance to Sweet 16 of NCAA Tournament

Sun, 2017-03-19 09:19

The Mountaineers will face No.1-seed Gonzaga on Thursday, March 23 in San Jose, California, at the SAP Center. Tickets go on sale Monday.

WVU medical students meet their match – graduates selected for residency training

Fri, 2017-03-17 20:33

West Virginia University School of Medicine’s Class of 2017 learned where they will continue training at Friday (March 17) Match Day celebration on all three medical school campus locations in Morgantown, Charleston and Martinsburg.

Fourth quarter run propels WVU women past Elon

Fri, 2017-03-17 20:24

A 10-0 run in the fourth quarter propelled the No. 6-seed West Virginia University women’s basketball team to a 75-62 win over No. 11-seed Elon on Friday afternoon in the NCAA Championship First Round at the XFINITY CENTER. With the victory, WVU will play No. 3-seed Maryland on Sunday.

Talking twang: study examines how dialect impacts learning in Appalachian classrooms

Fri, 2017-03-17 09:30

As Appalachian dialects continue to change in the 21st century, West Virginia teens are altering their speech patterns to build their own identities.

WVU Political Science grad program breaks into US News ranking in top 100

Fri, 2017-03-17 09:15

West Virginia University's graduate program in political science was among the top 100 in the nation in rankings announced this week by U.S. News and World Report, the first time the program has been in the popular listings.

Political science, housed in the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, was tied for 96th in the rankings released March 14.

Four home baseball games to air on TV

Thu, 2017-03-16 21:23

For the first time in Monongalia County Ballpark history, four West Virginia University baseball home games will be broadcast on local and national television this season.

WVU women's soccer + community service = a good day

Thu, 2017-03-16 21:19

The West Virginia University women’s soccer team participated in its favorite community service activity two weeks ago, as the Mountaineers held their annual 4-versus-4 tournament, “Three’s a Team…the Fourth’s a Mountaineer” event on Feb. 26, at the Caperton Indoor Practice Facility.

Men's basketball advances, faces old Big East foe Saturday in NCAA Tournament

Thu, 2017-03-16 21:09

Tarik Phillip scored 16 points, including six straight from the free throw line inside of a minute to play, to help fourth-seeded West Virginia hold off 13th-seed Bucknell, 86-80, in an NCAA Tournament first-round game here at KeyBank Center in Buffalo. WVU will play Notre Dame on Saturday.

Women's basketball team opens NCAA journey vs. Elon

Thu, 2017-03-16 17:08

The sixth-seeded West Virginia University women’s basketball team makes its 12th NCAA Championship appearance against 11th-seeded Elon on Friday, March 17, in a 2:30 p.m. ET contest at the XFINITY Center in College Park, Maryland. Friday’s contest will air on ESPN2 in its entirety in the Pittsburgh region, West Virginia and North Carolina.

WVU chemical engineering department to celebrate 100th anniversary

Thu, 2017-03-16 13:00

A program that grew from seven undergraduates to 300 students at both the graduate and undergraduate levels will celebrate its 100th anniversary at West Virginia University.

Founded in 1916-17, chemical engineering has grown from being a program that taught students to design, build and manage manufacturing plants to one that now includes biomedical engineering and a focus on biotechnology, energy and materials. Alumni, students and friends of the Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering with celebrate that growth in a series of events that will be held March 23-25.

Lima earnsprestigious NSF CAREER award

Thu, 2017-03-16 12:29

Fernando Lima, assistant professor of chemical and biomedical engineering at West Virginia University, has earned a prestigious CAREER award from the National Science Foundation for his work to improve modular systems for energy applications. The award comes with $500,000 in funding over a five-year period.

The northeast and mid-Atlantic regions are home to an abundance of shale gas, which has the potential to be used as a low-cost feedstock for producing energy and chemicals. However much of it is “stranded”; the geographic terrain, especially in West Virginia, makes it difficult to build pipelines to extract the resource to process it in a centralized location. Modular systems, which are built from small pieces of equipment that can be easily transported to these sites, can eliminate the need for expensive pipelines.

Women's basketball arrives in College Park

Thu, 2017-03-16 10:16

The West Virginia University women's basketball team arrived in College Park on Wednesday evening, as the Mountaineers make final preparations for their 2017 NCAA Championship First Round game on Friday, March 17.

Men's basketball to open NCAA play today

Thu, 2017-03-16 10:14

West Virginia is back in the Empire State and looking to stick around a little bit longer than it did a year ago when the third-seeded Mountaineers saw their trip to the NCAA Tournament quickly go up in flames in Brooklyn, New York, against 14th-seeded Stephen F. Austin.

Honors College names Faculty Fellows to develop innovative courses

Thu, 2017-03-16 09:30

Using math to understand the Netflix recommender system or investigating what prompts people to create hoaxes are topics covered in two of the innovative courses that will be developed by the inaugural class of Honors Faculty Fellows at West Virginia University.

Seven faculty were selected from a competitive field of submissions to create original courses for students in the Honors College. The Faculty Fellows program rewards professors for developing innovative curriculum while enriching the intellectual climate of the campus. The Fellows will deliver a public lecture based on their courses and participate in faculty development activities.

WVU sends delegation to Humanities Advocacy Day at the Capitol

Thu, 2017-03-16 09:17

WestVirginia University sent a delegation of three academics to the National Humanities Alliance’s Annual Meeting and Humanities Advocacy Day on March 13th and 14th in Washington D.C. 

The delegation consisted of: