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Carter's 21 leads WVU to Big 12 Semifinals

Fri, 2017-03-10 08:48

Jevon Carter scored 21 points to power 11th-ranked West Virginia to a 63-53 victory over 10th-seeded Texas in the quarterfinals of the Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship played here at the Sprint Center in Kansas City.

Mountaineers, Longhorns hook up tonight

Thu, 2017-03-09 14:56

Second-seeded West Virginia will play No. 10 seed Texas in the Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship quarterfinals tonight at 7 p.m. EST.

Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship Notebook

Thu, 2017-03-09 09:15

How does Bob Huggins get Daxter Miles Jr. to repeat what he did last Friday night against Iowa State when he scored 23 points and grabbed seven rebounds to help the Mountaineers lock up the No. 2 seed in this week’s Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship?

WVU engineering student organizations find time to give back

Thu, 2017-03-09 08:49

Engineering is a time-consuming discipline that involves lab work and involvement in student projects. Despite the time commitment, student organizations housed in the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources at West Virginia University have already logged more than 4,200 service hours for the 2016-2017 school year.

“Each year engineering students dedicate more of their time to volunteering for recruitment, outreach, community and philanthropy events,” said Cate Schlobohm, Statler College outreach coordinator. “With 48 student organizations in the college, there is never a shortage of students wanting to get involved in our activities and projects.”

WVU offers free workshop to small water and sewage utilities in Appalachia

Thu, 2017-03-09 08:25

With coal mining revenues declining, more state budget cuts looming and the predicted domino effect that often hits rural communities especially hard, smaller utilities in West Virginia will need to manage their resources more efficiently than ever.

To help these utilities, West Virginia University National Environmental Services Center is presenting a free, full day workshop titled Sustainable Management of Rural and Small Water and Wastewater Systems held March 31 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Twin Falls Resort State Park near Maben.

Ask WVU Medicine: Silent Strokes

Thu, 2017-03-09 08:00

From bench to bedside, meet James Simpkins, Ph.D., and Muhammad Alvi, M.D., a West Virginia University School of Medicine research and medical team who are dedicating their efforts to stroke research and finding improved treatments.

Jubilant Mountaineers return to Morgantown

Wed, 2017-03-08 08:49

A boisterous crowd welcomed home the West Virginia University women’s basketball team on Tuesday at the Basketball Practice Facility, as the Mountaineers continued their celebration as the 2017 Phillips 66 Big 12 Tournament Champions.

WVU School of Medicine researchers find that retirement and healthy lifestyle don’t always correlate

Wed, 2017-03-08 08:30

Dana King, M.D., professor and chair of the West Virginia University School of Medicine’s Department of Family Medicine led the study in cooperation with Jun Xiang, M.S., health data analyst in the Department of Family Medicine, to examine whether retired late-middle-aged adults have differing rates of adherence to healthy lifestyle and metabolic risk factors, including diet, exercise, smoking, weight, glucose levels, blood pressure, and cholesterol, compared with same-aged adults who are not yet retired.

Magical Mountaineers claim Big 12 title

Tue, 2017-03-07 08:53

The women’s basketball team overcame improbable odds to defeat top-seeded and No. 2 nationally-ranked Baylor 77-66 to hoist the program’s first Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship trophy Monday night (March 6) at Chesapeake Energy Arena. The team is expected to return to Clarksburg around 2 p.m. today (March 7), arriving in Morgantown around 2:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

WVU researcher to study computer vision-related image recognition

Mon, 2017-03-06 15:15

Self-driving cars use images from on-board cameras to navigate through cities. Research at West Virginia University could help solve a problem for those autonomous vehicles—recognizing the same image in different pictures.

Victor Fragoso, an assistant professor in the Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at WVU, said a computers inability to identify the same object in two different pictures is a fundamental problem in the field of computer vision.

Corporate Citizenship Project benefits from Enterprise Holdings Foundation gift

Mon, 2017-03-06 14:00

In support of the West Virginia University College of Business and Economics’ vision to not only educate students about the world of business, but also shape them into generous corporate citizens, the Enterprise Holdings Foundation made a generous gift of $20,000 to the Corporate Citizenship Project within the B&E Corporate Social Responsibility course.

The Enterprise Holdings Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Enterprise Holdings, which – through its integrated global network of independent regional subsidiaries and franchises – operates the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands.

Cottrell wins WVU’s first Big 12 title in wrestling

Mon, 2017-03-06 08:49

Spencer, West Virginia, native Dylan Cottrell became the first ever West Virginia University wrestler to win a Big 12 title, as he defeated Oklahoma State’s Chandler Rogers in the 165-pound finals of the 2017 Big 12 Wrestling Championship at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Sunday.

Huggins named Coach of the Year semifinalist

Fri, 2017-03-03 11:36

West Virginia University men’s basketball coach Bob Huggins has been named one of 10 national semifinalists for the 2017 Werner Ladder Naismith Men’s College Coach of the Year.

Holmes named CT Female Athlete of the Year

Fri, 2017-03-03 09:00

Former West Virginia University women’s basketball standout Bria Holmes was named the Connecticut Sports Writers’ Hank O’Donnell Female Athlete of the Year.

WVU students establish non-profit organization to benefit families in Monongalia County

Thu, 2017-03-02 14:47

Three students at West Virginia University played a key role in creating a local non-profit organization that provides resources to students and community members in need.

While taking a mentorship class in high school Roark Sizemore, a political science major from Morgantown, was tasked with creating a project that would benefit his community. He came across an article about a school in North Carolina where a student government group started a cost-free, anonymous pantry, and thought a program like that would be beneficial in Morgantown.

WVU faculty emeritus establishes endowment to support Celebration of Scholars keynote speaker

Thu, 2017-03-02 10:30

Dr. Ronald V. Iannone, faculty emeritus of the West Virginia University College of Education and Human Services, recently established the Ron V. Iannone and Family Keynote Speaker Endowment.

The endowment will provide support for the CEHS Celebration of Scholars keynote speaker each year (previously the CEHS Student Research Forum). 

Family honors late WVU Davis College alumnus by creating endowed scholarship

Wed, 2017-03-01 09:15

When West Virginia University alumnus Emery L. Prunty passed away in January 2016, the West Virginia agricultural community lost an invaluable educator and advocate.

To honor him, his wife Sharon recently endowed the Emery L. “Bud” Prunty Memorial Scholarship to support students in the WVU Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design who are majoring in animal and nutritional sciences. First preference will be given to students who are West Virginia residents.

WVU faculty members earn national recognition for exceptional scholarship

Wed, 2017-03-01 08:54

A combination of research in physical activity, taking that research into communities and influencing physical and health education have brought honors to three West Virginia University faculty members from the College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences

Emily Jones, associate professor, has been awarded the Mabel Lee Award from the Society of Health and Physical Educators, presented to only one professional at the university level each year.

New WVU program offers flexibility to meet sport and physical activity career ambitions

Tue, 2017-02-28 09:15

An innovative Multidisciplinary Studies Program at West Virginia University will allow students to pursue their passion and explore endless career possibilities in the physical activity and sport industries. The bachelor’s degree, based in the College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences, will help students succeed in both traditional and cutting-edge professions.

Students enrolled in the new MDS major will combine three minors, with a minimum of two from CPASS, to create a plan of study for the ideal career.