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WVU Reymann Memorial Farm hosts its 50th annual bull sale

Wed, 2017-03-15 09:30

For half a century, the WVU Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design’s Reymann Memorial Farm has been “taking the bull by the horns” with its annual bull sale and evaluation program.

The West Virginia Bull Evaluation Program, commonly referred to as the Wardensville Bull Test, was introduced to this West Virginia University farm in 1967. The evaluation center, sponsored by the West Virginia Cattlemen’s Association, West Virginia Department of Agriculture, WVU Extension Service, and WVU Division of Animal and Nutritional Sciences, is available to mid-size seedstock breeders and is designed to identify genetically superior bulls and increase profitability of commercial cattlemen in West Virginia and the Mid-Atlantic Region.

Gee Mail: Know your WVU trivia

Wed, 2017-03-15 08:51

A busload of prospective West Virginia University students and their families got a bow-tied surprise during a recent tour of campus. 

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IMG NCAA Tournament guide

Wed, 2017-03-15 08:39

Mountaineer Sports Marketing by IMG has unveiled the 2017 WVU Men's Basketball NCAA Tournament digital guide.

University Police Chief Bob Roberts resumes duties after extended leave

Tue, 2017-03-14 13:20

West Virginia University Police Chief Bob Roberts returned to the department Monday (March 13) after an extended medical leave. 

“I am very appreciative of the recent care I received at Ruby Memorial Hospital and the expertise of WVU Medicine’s cardiac team,” said Roberts, who has served as director and chief of University Police since 1990. He has been with the department for 32 years. 

WVU Alumni Association to host pre-game event prior to NCAA First Round Game in Buffalo

Tue, 2017-03-14 12:44

March Madness is here and the Mountaineers are headed to Buffalo!

WVU alumni, friends and fans are invited to attend a NCAA Tournament Mountaineer Meet and Greet hosted by the WVU Alumni Association at noon on Thursday (March 16) at Cobblestone Bar in Buffalo, New York (130 South Park Ave, Buffalo, NY 14203).

Learn to be your own health advocate

Tue, 2017-03-14 10:51

People of all ages are invited to join experts from West Virginia University and the Morgantown community to learn how to become their own health advocates from 4 to 8 p.m. March 22 in the Mountainlair.

WVU women’s basketball to face Elon in NCAA first round

Tue, 2017-03-14 09:17

The West Virginia University women’s basketball team will be the No. 6-seed in the NCAA Championship College Park, Maryland, site after earning the automatic bid by winning the 2017 Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship last week. The Mountaineers will face No. 11-seed Elon on Friday, March 17, in College Park, Maryland. Tipoff is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. ET at the Xfinity Center.

Aaslestad, Humphreys, Lockman, and Romero named 2016 Benedum Distinguished Scholars

Tue, 2017-03-14 08:00

Four exceptional faculty members at West Virginia University have been named 2016 Benedum Distinguished Scholars in recognition of the high caliber of their research and scholarly activity:

·         Dr. Katherine Aaslestad, professor of history in the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Federal Reserve board member Powell in WVU business school speaker series March 28

Mon, 2017-03-13 14:42

Jerome H. Powell, a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, will speak to the West Virginia University and business communities on March 28 at 4:30 p.m. at the Morgantown Event Center. He will appear on the WVU campus as part of the College of Business and Economics Distinguished Speaker Series.

Free shuttle bus transportation will be available from the WVU campus in front of the Mountainlair to the event center, which is part of the Waterfront Place Hotel in Morgantown.

WVU awarded $25,000 grant to promote innovations in surgical education

Mon, 2017-03-13 13:33

West Virginia University was awarded a $25,000 grant in 2014 by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery to create a project that would promote innovations in surgical education for orthopaedic surgery residents. That project has recently finished, and the research team has found an effective method of teaching residents how to perform a diagnostic knee arthroscopy.

Art + Feminism edit-a-thon celebrates Women’s History Month

Mon, 2017-03-13 13:09

Wikipedia is calling on people around the world to celebrate Women’s History Month by participating in one of the many edit-a-thons planned throughout March. 

Locally, West Virginia University Libraries, the WVU Art Museum and Arts Mon will co-host an Art + Feminism edit-a-thon on March 15 from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the WVU Art Museum’s Great Hall. 

Huggins wins $15K for cancer research in Infiniti Challenge

Mon, 2017-03-13 13:08

Thank you Mountaineer fans for helping West Virginia University Men’s Basketball Coach Bob Huggins win $15K for research at the WVU Cancer Institute in the Infiniti Coaches’ Charity Challenge that ended on March 12.

WVU receives $8.9 million software from Schlumberger

Mon, 2017-03-13 12:59

For 10 years, geology students at West Virginia University have accessed the same software used by oil and gas companies worldwide, expanding their marketability for industry jobs. Schlumberger, the world’s leading technology developer for the oil and gas industry, has furthered this access through an $8.9 million in-kind gift of their Petrel Geology and Modeling software to the Department of Geology and Geography. The software is commercially valued at $57 million.

WVU national moot court competition to focus on state fuel-source subsidies

Mon, 2017-03-13 12:09

Law students from across the country will be in Morgantown March 16-18 for the seventh annual National Energy and Sustainability Moot Court Competition hosted by the West Virginia University College of Law.

Students in the competition will argue a legal problem involving a state’s effort to subsidize electricity generators using particular fuel sources, such as coal, in order to produce local economic benefits. The problem also addresses whether such measures interfere with interstate commerce or federal regulation of electricity prices.

WVU Reed College of Media dean named top media administrator in the country

Mon, 2017-03-13 11:12

Recognized for her innovative leadership in journalism and media education, West Virginia University Reed College of Media Dean Maryanne Reed, has been named the 2016 Scripps Howard Administrator of the Year. 

Co-sponsored by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, The Scripps Howard Administrator of the Year award recognizes an administrator who has provided vision and leadership for the discipline through creativity and excellence. It is the only award offered to administrators of journalism and mass communications programs. 

NCAA men’s basketball ticket information available, WVU faces Bucknell in first round

Mon, 2017-03-13 09:01

No. 4-seed West Virginia takes on No. 13 seed Bucknell on Thursday, March 16 in Buffalo, New York, at the KeyBank Center. Tipoff is set for approximately 2:45 p.m. ET.

MorphoTrak donates $1.5 million in cloud technology to West Virginia University for biometric research

Mon, 2017-03-13 08:30

MorphoTrak, a key provider of biometric services to law enforcement and other agencies, will donate access to MorphoCloud, a cloud-based collection of services, to West Virginia University to support the university’s highly-regarded research and education programs in biometrics and forensics.

MorphoTrak, a subsidiary of Safran Identity and Security, has collaborated with the WVU biometrics program for several years, supporting a number of researchers' projects; this opportunity builds on that relationship.

Tech-based economic growth in West Virginia a key theme at ‘Innovation and Entrepreneurship Day at the Capitol’ March 16

Mon, 2017-03-13 08:15

What’s on the horizon for West Virginia’s emerging tech-based economy? Join TechConnectWV and West Virginia University’s TransTech Energy Research and Business Development Program to see firsthand the state’s groundbreaking innovations and companies at the 2017 “Innovation and Entrepreneurship Day at the Capitol.”

More than 40 of West Virginia’s technology innovators and entrepreneurs will showcase their latest ideas, technologies, and initiatives for growing and diversifying the state’s economy in the Capitol Rotunda in Charleston on March 16. They work in fields ranging from energy efficiency and solar energy to advanced manufacturing and robotics.

WVU edges K-State to return to Big 12 finals

Sat, 2017-03-11 08:52

The Mountaineers will be making their second consecutive Big 12 Championship game appearance tonight (March 11) by facing Iowa State. The game will tip off at 6 p.m. EST and will be televised nationally on ESPN.

Mountaineers win fifth straight NCAA Title

Sat, 2017-03-11 08:36

The No. 2-ranked West Virginia University rifle team claimed its fifth straight NCAA title March 11 in commanding fashion, shooting a championship-record 4723 aggregate score at the 2017 NCAA Rifle Championships, inside The Ohio State’s French Field House.