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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 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.
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.“
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.