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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
Some West Virginia University traditions like singing Country Roads are long-time favorites of alumni, but a new tradition that will continue the Mountaineer connection can have alumni hitting those roads and headed to one of the state’s premier summer venues.
West Virginia University’s Reed College of Media and Marshall University’s W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communication are partnering to present INTEGRATE West Virginia, a two-day conference for marketing communications students and professionals.
INTEGRATE WV will be held June 2-3 at Marshall University’s new Visual Arts Center in downtown Huntington. Conference attendees will learn valuable techniques and strategies they can apply immediately to jobs in the marketing communications industry.
West Virginia University will hold a bell-ringing ceremony, coordinated by the Office Campus and Community Life and Alpha Phi Omega, a national service fraternity, on Friday (March 17) in remembrance of students Rebecca Williams, Arthur Bagenda and Calvin Dworshak.
Williams, 49, a multidisciplinary studies major from Morgantown died on October 4, 2016; Bagenda, 19, a pre-communications studies major from Bethesda, Maryland, died on January 28; and Dworshak, 20, a forest resources management major from Silver Springs, Maryland, died on March 6.