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2016-17 WVU Annual Report Now Online

Wed, 2017-08-02 10:59

One of the greatest seasons in WVU sports history is encapsulated in the 2016-17 West Virginia University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics Annual Report, now available online through

Groundbreaking date set for Preston County dam rehabilitation project that will benefit local residents and advance WVU research

Wed, 2017-08-02 08:45

A collaboration between the West Virginia Conservation Agency, the Monongahela Conservation District, the Natural Resources Conservation Service and West Virginia University will result in improved safety for local residents, real savings for some Preston County water customers and research for faculty and students.

At 11 a.m. on August 7, ground will be broken on a nearly $8 million rehabilitation of the Upper Deckers Creek Site 1 dam in Preston County. The depth of water behind the dam, built in 1969, will be increased by 10 feet to create a dedicated water supply for the Public Service District No. 1 in Arthurdale and to bring the dam into current design and construction standards.

$55 million grant boosts health research at WVU, other universities, hospitals and clinics

Tue, 2017-08-01 11:00

Recommitting themselves to bring the benefits of research out of labs and hospitals and into the lives of West Virginia people and communities, a coalition of federal agencies, universities, hospitals and clinics will develop dozens of efforts over the next five years to battle addiction and cancer and reduce the impact of cardiovascular and neurological diseases.

A $20 million federal grant will be matched by $35.5 million in continued support from in-state partners to fund the program.

Alsop, Congelio to begin new roles Aug. 1

Tue, 2017-08-01 08:46

Rob Alsop will officially begin his new role as West Virginia University’s vice president for strategic initiatives effective Tuesday (Aug. 1). Consistent with the transition, Paula Congelio, associate vice president and chief financial officer for WVU Health Sciences, will expand her duties and serve as vice president and chief financial officer for the University also beginning Tuesday.

WVU Libraries hosts ‘Imagining the West Side’ exhibit, tour and talk in conjunction with Campus Read

Mon, 2017-07-31 13:33

West Virginia University Libraries and the WVU School of Public Health are collaborating on an exhibit and talk that examines the impact of socio-economic factors on health issues and connects with the University’s 2017-2018 Campus Read title, Hidden Figures.

One Foundation continues support of Food Justice Lab and FIRSTHAND at WVU

Mon, 2017-07-31 13:30

The One Foundation recently awarded a $30,000 grant to the Food Justice Lab, housed in the Department of Geology and Geography at West Virginia University to provide technical support for the FIRSTHAND Coffee Cooperative, a youth led coffee enterprise started on the WVU campus in 2012.

Buchanan named Big 12 Athlete of the Year

Thu, 2017-07-27 10:46

West Virginia University women’s soccer defender Kadeisha Buchanan has been named the 2016-17 Big 12 Female Athlete of the Year.

Buchanan named Big 12 athlete of the year

Thu, 2017-07-27 10:46

West Virginia University women’s soccer defender Kadeisha Buchanan has been named the 2016-17 Big 12 Female Athlete of the Year.

WVU faculty awarded Big 12 research grants

Thu, 2017-07-27 09:15

Eleven West Virginia University faculty members have been awarded research grants from the Office of the Provost as part of the 2017-2018 Big 12 Faculty Fellowship Program.

The program offers faculty members at institutions in the Big 12 Conference the opportunity to travel to other member institutions to pursue collaborative research in a wide variety of ways. Our university application specifies that award recipients may each use up to $2500 to “work on collaborative research, consult with faculty and students, offer a series of lectures or symposia, acquire new skills, or take advantage of a unique archive or laboratory facility.”