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Backyard Brawl rivalry renewed in WBB

Thu, 2017-04-20 13:29

West Virginia University and the University of Pittsburgh have agreed to a renewal of the Backyard Brawl rivalry in women’s basketball, Director of Athletics Shane Lyons announced today.

WVU’s Linda S. Nield, M.D. named Pediatrician of the Year

Wed, 2017-04-19 14:45

Linda S. Nield, M.D., assistant dean for admissions and professor of medical education and pediatrics at West Virginia University’s School of Medicine has been named “Pediatrician of the Year” by the West Virginia chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Nation’s largest clean vehicle awareness event by WVU joins world’s largest Earth Day event in Dallas

Wed, 2017-04-19 14:45

The National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium at West Virginia University will conduct the kickoff of the nation’s largest alternative fuel vehicle event, National Alternative Fuel Vehicle Day Odyssey, April 20 at Fair Park in Dallas, Texas.

Locations across the U.S. will join the festivities by holding local Odyssey events, celebrating the use of alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles to improve the environment and lessen dependence on imported oil. Following the Odyssey kickoff, the Dallas activities will also include an Alternative Fuel Vehicle Summit and vehicle display. The AFV Summit will open with Keynote Speaker Chad Makovsky, executive vice president of operations, Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra reevaluating WVU partnership

Wed, 2017-04-19 14:38

The West Virginia University College of Creative Arts and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will assess their partnership after the April 24 PSO Canady Symphony Series concert at WVU’s Creative Arts Center.                                            

WVU and PSO first established a partnership in 2006 with support of donors William and Loulie Canady in memory of their daughter, Valerie, who lost her life in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. Since 2006, PSO has visited WVU three times a year to perform the Canady Symphony Series at the Creative Arts Center. A vital aspect of the partnership also supported master classes from PSO musicians and internships for WVU students.

WVU to host NCAA Rifle, Gymnastics Championships

Wed, 2017-04-19 08:24

The NCAA announced today that West Virginia University will play host to the 2019 NCAA Rifle National Championships on March 8-9.

WVU engineering students take top honors in Target Case Study Competition

Tue, 2017-04-18 09:20

Teams featuring seven engineering students from West Virginia University captured the top three places in the Third Annual Target Case Study Competition. Sponsored by the Target Corporation and hosted by WVU’s Career Services Center, the competition challenges teams of students in all majors to use their problem-solving skills to provide well-rounded solutions to a business problem.

This year’s challenge asked students to creatively think and design strategies that Target could potentially implement to remain competitive in today's modern and rapidly changing retail landscape. 

Mountaineers enter national rankings

Tue, 2017-04-18 09:11

Following a fifth consecutive weekend series win, the West Virginia University baseball team is ranked nationally in five of the six major polls, highlighted by a No. 21 ranking in two polls.

Alumnus donates historic newspapers to regional history center

Mon, 2017-04-17 14:45

Newspapers have chronicled key events from throughout our nation’s history – from crowning achievements like the ratification of the U.S. Constitution and Neil Armstrong’s moon walk to our darkest moments such as President Kennedy’s assassination and the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster.

West Virginia University alumnus Steve Wolfe, BA ’81, Political Science, is quite familiar with those historic moments and their media coverage. He spent more than two decades acquiring more than 150 newspapers that reported on these and other pivotal happenings.

WVU CPE announces summer schedule, registration now open

Mon, 2017-04-17 13:00

From creative writing to grant writing and technical writing, the West Virginia University Continuing Professional Education program’s summer course schedule is a boon for anyone who wants to improve their writing skills. 

In addition, the summer program includes a variety of other classes. Summer registration opened Sunday (April 16) and the CPE summer term begins May 1.

College of Media partners with Morgan State University to explore food justice in rural and urban communities

Thu, 2017-04-13 09:30

Journalism students at West Virginia University Reed College of Media and Morgan State University School of Global Journalism and Communication partnered to investigate the inequities in food access in both urban Baltimore and rural West Virginia.

The experimental class was part of the College of Media’s Knight-funded Innovator-in-Residence program, which is designed to bring in industry experts to work with students on experimental projects that push the boundaries of traditional journalism.

Lyons named featured panelist for Big 12 forum

Thu, 2017-04-13 09:19

The Big 12 Conference has announced the lineup for its sixth State of College Athletics Forum. To be held Wednesday, April 19, 4 p.m. ET, at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta, Ga., this Forum will focus on the topic of Race and College Athletics.

WVU student awarded fellowship to work for veterans

Thu, 2017-04-13 08:15

A West Virginia University student who wants to assist veterans who may have been wrongly discharged from service has been named a 2017 Newman Civic Fellow by the Campus Compact, a national non-profit organization that advances the public purpose of higher education to educate students for civic and social responsibility.

Garrett Burgess is a junior from Clendenin majoring in both political science and world languages, literature and linguistics with a concentration in Russian Studies in the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences. He is also an Air Force Reserve Officers' Training Corps flight commander and a student in the Honors College.

Women’s Business Center and LaunchLab host InnovateHer competition

Wed, 2017-04-12 13:48

The WVU Women’s Business Center and the WVU LaunchLab are partnering to offer West Virginians a chance to win in the 2017 InnovateHer Challenge.

Sponsored by the U. S. Small Business Administration, InnovateHer is a nationwide competition for more than $70,000 in prize money in which entrepreneurs propose products or services that positively impact women and families. Successful entries will fill a need in the marketplace and have the potential for commercialization.

WVU Medicine J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital opens Neurological Critical Care Unit

Wed, 2017-04-12 13:01

WVU Medicine celebrated the grand opening of a dedicated Neurological Critical Care Unit (NCCU) at J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital today (April 11).

Six honored as WVU Foundation Outstanding Teachers

Wed, 2017-04-12 09:30

Six West Virginia University faculty members have been selected for the 2017 Foundation Award for Outstanding Teaching, which honors exceptional professors who go above and beyond to inspire their students. This year’s honorees are:

David Graham, associate professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering

2017 Gold-Blue Game information

Wed, 2017-04-12 08:43

West Virginia University is hosting its annual Gold-Blue Spring Football Game on Saturday, April 15, at 1 p.m., at Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium.

Two WVU engineering students awarded Goldwater Scholarships

Wed, 2017-04-12 08:15

West Virginia University has a long history of undergraduate students winning the Goldwater Scholarship, the nation’s most prestigious award in mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering.

That history continues in 2017.

WVU Reed College of Media receives Benedum grant to serve growing interest in rural culture

Tue, 2017-04-11 16:05

The West Virginia University Reed College of Media recently received a grant from the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation that will help students gain valuable media skills while sharing the stories of Appalachia.

The grant, worth $97,000, will support a media enterprise that experiments in new distribution models for digital publishing while offering a solutions-based approach for reporting and cultural analysis of the region.

Ongoing international partnership highlights sport education, cooperative learning

Tue, 2017-04-11 09:03

An ongoing research collaboration to develop teaching and research models brings a global perspective to WVU. Luis Miguel Garcia-Lopez, associate professor at the University of Castilla-La Mancha in Spain, is on campus until April 30 in an effort to expand his lines of research with Stephen Harvey, associate professor, CPASS physical education teacher education.

Thrasher to attend Sullivan Award ceremony

Tue, 2017-04-11 08:43

West Virginia University sophomore All-American Ginny Thrasher will attend the 87th Annual AAU James E. Sullivan Award Ceremony tonight, at the New York Athletic Club.