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A model of success: WVU graduate lands national magazine cover

Wed, 2017-07-12 09:30

West Virginia University alumna Elleyse Gemondo just took her modeling career to the next level, landing her first national magazine cover earlier this summer.

“Last year, Bella Gladys, a high-end publication that features models, brands, designers and photographers from around the world, invited me to be a model in its summer issue of 2017,” Gemondo, Bridgeport native, said. “We did the photoshoots last fall with two different photographers and teams.”

Eberly College receives $60,000 for graduate education

Tue, 2017-07-11 14:00

Poverty, food security, teacher shortages and public health disparities are among the many issues facing West Virginia’s future. Research that meets the needs of West Virginians is at the core of West Virginia University’s land-grant mission. Graduate education is the catalyst that has the potential to solve these problems, says Gregory Dunaway, dean of WVU’s Eberly College of Arts and Sciences.

West Virginia public health officer named assistant dean at WVU School of Public Health

Tue, 2017-07-11 14:00

Building on a strong foundation of practice-based learning, the West Virginia University School of Public Health has added a seasoned practitioner to its leadership team who will help provide faculty and students the opportunity to teach, learn and engage in public health practice.

This month, Michael Brumage, MD, MPH, executive director and health officer for the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department, joins the WVU School of Public Health as assistant dean for public health practice and service. While Brumage will maintain his role at KCHD, he also will assist the School in building partnerships with health departments around the state and enhancing professional practice opportunities for faculty and students. 

WVU Foundation honors endowed scholarship, fellowship donors

Tue, 2017-07-11 13:30

The West Virginia University Foundation is recognizing those alumni and friends of WVU who have created endowed scholarships, fellowships and student awards in calendar year 2016.

Seventy donors are being honored by having bricks engraved with their name placed in the Ernest L. Hogan Scholars Walk, the pathway located at the downtown campus library.

WVU's Henson named U.S. World team freestyle coach

Tue, 2017-07-11 12:41

WVU wrestling coach Sammie Henson will coach the U.S. freestyle team at the 2017 World Wrestling Championships in Paris this August.

Four named to Player of the Year watch lists

Tue, 2017-07-11 09:08

West Virginia University football senior running back Justin Crawford and redshirt junior quarterback Will Grier were named today to the watch list for the 81st annual Maxwell Award, and senior safety Kyzir White and junior safety Dravon Askew-Henry were named to the 23rd annual Bednarik Award Watch List, as announced by the Maxwell Football Club.

WVU to develop software for future NASA Mars rovers, test 3-D printed foams on International Space Station

Tue, 2017-07-11 08:30

The technology developed by researchers at West Virginia University that helped them win the NASA Sample Return Robot Challenge may be headed to Mars.

Majid Jaridi, professor of industrial and management systems engineering, and Yu Gu, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, have received a three-year, $750,000 grant from NASA to develop ways to increase the onboard autonomy of planetary rovers. The research team, which includes assistant professors Jason Gross and Victor Fragoso, will utilize the algorithms that powered Cataglyphis, which won more than $850,000 in the Sample Return Challenge, as its starting point.

WVU Board of Governors begins process of increased self-governance

Mon, 2017-07-10 16:25

The West Virginia University Board of Governors on Monday (July 10) began the process of enacting new policies and procedures in the wake of the state Legislature’s adoption of laws permitting more independence from the state Higher Education Policy Commission.

In a special meeting, the Board unanimously approved posting for public comment revised and updated human resources policies, including changing the terminology from “policy” to “rules.”

WVU Reed College of Media students share stories of state’s hope and resilience in Washington, D.C.

Mon, 2017-07-10 11:30

With the help of strategic communications students at the West Virginia University Reed College of Media, lawmakers and other influencers in Washington, D.C., were able to experience flood recovery in southern West Virginia without ever leaving the Capitol.

“West Virginia Hope Stories” is an immersive storytelling project using 360° video and AR to highlight the resilient spirit of West Virginians and inspire action to help flood victims still in need of assistance. The project features three separate stories about ordinary people in southern West Virginia who are changing lives in their communities from within the public school system.

WVU business school students participating in European Innovation Academy

Mon, 2017-07-10 09:25

Students from West Virginia University’s College of Business and Economics are currently immersed in the European Innovation Academy in Turin, Italy, a learning environment designed for future entrepreneurs and business leaders from all over the world.

EIA, which began July 9 and will run through July 28, will create a multicultural ecosystem of 600 students and faculty from 68 nationalities. During the 15 days of instruction, B&E students Elizabeth McIntyre and Maria Carbone will participate in approximately 70 learning sessions, encompassing studying in Turin and day trips to Milan and Rome. The two B&E students are taking part in EIA thanks to support from the Robbins Center for Global and Business Strategy and the BrickStreet Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

WVU students pitch in for Sounds of Summer

Fri, 2017-07-07 14:55

Hundreds of Morgantown residents and guests will head to Riverfront Park to hear live music this summer thanks in part to students at West Virginia University.

As a sponsor of the Sounds of Summer concert series at Hazel Ruby McQuain Park, music industry students from the School of Music at WVU’s College of Creative Arts have been working on the management and production aspects of the free series. The series is also sponsored by BOPARC, City of Morgantown, Monongalia County Commission and Coca-Cola.

New scholarships support the liberal arts

Thu, 2017-07-06 13:30

One West Virginia University alumnus spent a career in medicine, but he so enjoyed his multi-disciplinary studies he's establishing scholarships in the liberal arts.

WVU hearing aid fund established to help low income clients, honor Morgantown physician and former professor

Thu, 2017-07-06 09:15

West Virginia University’s College of Education and Human Services is partnering with the Morgantown Rotary Club to provide hearing aids to low income clients of the WVU Hearing Center through a fund created to honor the late Dr. Hugh Lindsay, MD, PhD. 

Leukemia Research Foundation supports cancer research at WVU

Wed, 2017-07-05 14:53

Researchers at West Virginia University are hard at work trying to solve the vexing problem of why some people diagnosed with devastating diseases such as leukemia and bone marrow failure do not respond effectively to standard treatments. Dr. Wei Du and a team of researchers at the WVU Cancer Institute and the School of Pharmacy are using an innovative drug to solve the problem.

WVU hosts inaugural Civil Engineering Challenge Camp

Wed, 2017-07-05 14:26

The Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources at West Virginia University hosted its inaugural Civil Engineering Challenge Camp on June 27-29. The pilot camp, titled Lego Learning Lab: Planning Cities, introduced six elementary school students to basic civil engineering principles by challenging them to build an environmentally friendly city out of Legos. They also incorporated water management systems into their design.

WVU alumnus endows scholarships for future English students

Wed, 2017-07-05 09:52

The inspiration from many English teachers motivated Francis McGreevy to endow scholarships for English education. The Dr. Carter Bishop Scholarship will support English undergraduates while the Dr. Carolyn P. Atkins Scholarship will support the Student Athletes Speak Out program in the College of Education and Human Services.

WVU School of Nursing dean reappointed to state nursing board

Wed, 2017-07-05 08:44

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has re-appointed Dr. Tara Hulsey, dean of the West Virginia University School of Nursing, to a five-year term on the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses. Hulsey also was re-elected president of the Board.

Justice makes WVU Board of Governors appointments; new officers elected

Wed, 2017-07-05 08:30

Gov. Jim Justice has recently appointed two new and reappointed two current members to the West Virginia University Board of Governors.

New members are Charleston attorney Timothy C. Bailey and Elmer F. Coppoolse, chief operating officer of The Greenbrier and managing partner of Glade Springs.

Gold Rush, True Blue and Stripe the Stadium announced

Mon, 2017-07-03 12:42

West Virginia University’s 2017 football game against East Carolina on Saturday, Sept. 9, will be a Gold Rush, presented by Dan Ryan Builders at Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium. All fans are encouraged to wear gold for the home opener.

Late WVU fan leaves more than $40K for scholarships for student athletes

Mon, 2017-07-03 08:30

West Virginia University undergraduate athletes will benefit from a $44,000 gift from the late Marcella Hoylman of Fairmont, an avid supporter of the University and its sports teams, who passed away earlier this year. 

The gift will supplement the Donald and Marcella Hoylman Athletic Scholarship established by the Hoylman family in 1996. The fund provides financial assistance to WVU athletes who show acceptable academic promise and have a record of good citizenship.