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Health Sciences Day at the WVU Ballpark planned

51 min 34 sec ago

Join friends and colleagues and enjoy an evening of America’s favorite pastime as WVU Baseball takes on the University of Kansas on Saturday, April 8, at 4 p.m.

WVU alum and Visa exec contributes $45K to business school endowment

1 hour 20 min ago

West Virginia University College of Business and Economics alumnus William “Bill” Sheedy of San Mateo, Calif. understands the importance of education and the opportunities WVU provides to students.

The Visa executive and his wife, Patricia, have made an additional gift to the William and Patricia Sheedy Endowment, established by the couple through the WVU Foundation in 2012.  Part of their recent $45,000 pledge will be matched by Sheedy’s employer, Visa, Inc.

Four innovative professionals announced as inductees to WVU Academy of Distinguished Alumni

1 hour 22 min ago

Four trailblazers in the fields of engineering, agriculture, business and education have been named as this year’s inductees into the Academy of Distinguished Alumni, one of the highest honors awarded to graduates of West Virginia University.

Dr. Linda Carson, Dr. George Fahey, Katherine Johnson and William Bayless will join an elite group of West Virginia University graduates when they are inducted on May 19 during a recognition ceremony beginning at 6 p.m. at the Erickson Alumni Center.

Mountaineer Gear Sale

2 hours 6 min ago

The West Virginia University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics will conduct its fourth Mountaineer Gear sale on Saturday, April 15, 2017 from 10 a.m. - noon, in the Caperton Indoor Practice Facility.

WVU Extension Service Community Leadership Academy creates recipe for success for West Virginia

Wed, 2017-03-29 14:00

While many could argue that times are tough for West Virginia, a bright economic outlook becomes more achievable through well-equipped leaders that can creatively gain resources, motivate their communities and develop sound strategies for the future.

Candidates for WVU's chief information officer position to visit campus in April

Wed, 2017-03-29 13:20

Four candidates for the position of West Virginia University's associate provost for information technology and chief information officer will visit Morgantown beginning Monday April 4.

“We are excited to bring these four impressive candidates to campus,” said Maryanne Reed, dean of the Reed College of Media and chair of the screening committee. “This position generated tremendous interest, resulting in a large and impressive applicant pool, from which these four rose to the top. Each of these individuals has the kind of high level expertise and forward-focused vision that we are looking for in our next APIT/CIO.“

WVU Libraries exhibit recognizes Senator Rockefeller and the Children’s Health Insurance Program

Wed, 2017-03-29 09:30

West Virginia University Libraries will host an exhibit honoring the 20th anniversary of the Children’s Health Insurance Program from April 3-24 in the Downtown Campus Library’s Rockefeller Gallery.

“A Healthy Start: The Children’s Health Insurance Program” draws on Senator Jay Rockefeller’s congressional archives to explore the history of CHIP, his work to navigate the conflicts and compromises in Congress that brought it to fruition, and the real effects of policy on individuals. 

Three WVU students awarded Critical Language Scholarships

Wed, 2017-03-29 08:10

A desire to make a difference in the world along with their linguistic skills helped three West Virginia University students win Critical Language Scholarships from the U.S. Department of State.

The Critical Language Scholarship is a highly competitive and prestigious program that provides a fully funded summer overseas language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students. With the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and building relationships between the people of the United States and other countries, the scholarships provide opportunities to a diverse range of students from across the United States at every level of language learning.

Application for WV Governor’s School of Entrepreneurship now open

Tue, 2017-03-28 15:40

Demonstrating the commitment to foster entrepreneurship in the state, West Virginia University announced earlier this year that the University had won a two-year bid to host the Governor’s School of Entrepreneurship in 2017 and 2018 after submitting a proposal to host the summer event for students entering their sophomore, junior and senior years of high school.

Applications are now being accepted for GSE, which will run from July 5-25. Application materials, including a 60-second video pitch, are due by April 15. High school students in West Virginia who are accepted into the program will receive a full scholarship for room, board and tuition for the three-week program.

Author and environmental steward to offer this year’s Davis-Michael Distinguished Lecture

Tue, 2017-03-28 11:30

The West Virginia University Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design will welcome Larry Nielsen, professor of natural resources at North Carolina State University, as this year’s Davis-Michael Distinguished Lecturer.

Nielsen will present “What do the great conservationists of the past and present have to say to us today?” at 11 a.m. April, 4, in G06 Agricultural Sciences Building.  

West Virginia Law Review Symposium to explore investigative technology

Tue, 2017-03-28 09:30

Cell phone surveillance. The internet of things. Encrypted email. Artificial intelligence. The latest in technology is also having an effect on criminal investigations and the law.

“With technology advancing in leaps and bounds, it is imperative that the law recognizes and covers the issues that are sure to arise,” said Ben Wilson, current editor-in-chief of the West Virginia Law Review.

WVU students experiment with artificial intelligence to detect fake news

Mon, 2017-03-27 14:30

Students and faculty at West Virginia University aren’t waiting for internet giants like Google and Facebook to provide solutions to fake news.

The WVU Reed College of Media, in collaboration with computer science students and faculty at the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, is hosting an artificial intelligence course at its Media Innovation Center that includes two projects focused on using AI to detect and combat fake news articles.

WVU Heart and Vascular Institute surgeon invents revolutionary valve repair device

Mon, 2017-03-27 13:44

Patients with aortic valve disease now have a vastly improved way to repair their existing valve, thanks to a newly FDA-approved invention by WVU Heart and Vascular Institute surgeon J. Scott Rankin, M.D.

Offensive Coordinator Spavital spreading his wings

Mon, 2017-03-27 13:39

Dana Holgorsen moved quickly when it became clear that he had an opportunity to bring Jake Spavital back to West Virginia University earlier this winter.

Governor Justice brings "Save Our State Tour" to West Virginia University

Mon, 2017-03-27 12:59

West Virginia Governor Jim Justice will visit West Virginia University Wednesday, March 29 as part of his "Save Our State" tour. 

Faculty, staff, students and community members are welcome to join the Governor in the Mountainlair Ballrooms at 2:30 p.m. 

WVU Medical Laboratory Science program celebrates 70th anniversary

Mon, 2017-03-27 12:50

The West Virginia University School of Medicine’s Medical Laboratory Science program will celebrate its 70th anniversary with a special ceremony on Saturday (April 1) at WVU’s Erickson Alumni Center.

Humphrey, Smith elected WVU Student Government Association leaders

Fri, 2017-03-24 17:30

The campaign for West Virginia University student body president and vice president ended Friday evening as the Student Government Association Judicial Board announced Blake Humphrey and Shannon Smith as president and vice president, respectively, for the 2017-18 academic year.

Humphrey, a senior economics and political science major from Wheeling, and Smith, a junior strategic communications major with an emphasis in public relations from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, led the unopposed winning ticket known as Let’s Talk WVU.

School of Medicine student wins Pat Fedeles Award for Compassion

Fri, 2017-03-24 12:55

The winner of the annual Patricia “Pat” Fedeles Award for Compassion in Physical Diagnosis was presented to Jeffrey Cannon on March 21, 2017. In it's eleventh year, this award is presented to the second-year medical student who portrays ongoing compassion, friendliness and an overall caring attitude toward patients, peers, faculty and staff.

Battling Mountaineers come up short

Fri, 2017-03-24 08:53

Jordan Mathews’ 3-pointer from the corner with 59 seconds left helped propel No. 1-seeded Gonzaga to a 61-58 victory over West Virginia in an NCAA West regional semifinal game here at the SAP Center in San Jose, California.