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WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute researchers first to test aneurysm treatment device

Tue, 2019-08-06 15:33

Doctors at the WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute have treated the first patients in the world in a clinical trial to collect real-world, post-marketing data on the use of a new device for the endovascular treatment of cerebral aneurysms.

Hotter, wetter, dryer: WVU research forecasts an uptick in extreme weather, temperatures in West Virginia

Tue, 2019-08-06 08:45

It’s going to rain a lot in West Virginia. It’s going to be really dry, too. 


Join WVU and WVU Extension Service for fun and education at the State Fair of West Virginia

Mon, 2019-08-05 12:45

From the time-honored 4-H livestock projects to cutting-edge STEM activities, West Virginia University Extension Service will offer a blend of tradition and innovation at the State Fair of West Virginia in Fairlea from Aug. 8 to Aug. 17.

WVU Extension Service Interim Dean Sue Day-Perroots said the fair is an opportunity to honor the state’s agricultural roots and showcase the new directions the state is heading — through a fun and family-oriented atmosphere. 

WVU researcher tailors first-responder app to improve stroke outcomes

Mon, 2019-08-05 08:30

Doctors have about three hours to administer the most effective treatment for the most common type of stroke. If they miss that window, recovery becomes questionable, and survival rates plummet.

Amelia Adcock, associate director of the West Virginia University Stroke Center, is customizing an app that helps first responders in West Virginia triage stroke patients efficiently when they respond to a 911 call.

WVU Honors College, Humanities Center announce new leaders

Thu, 2019-08-01 08:35

Two leaders known for their innovation, energy and creativity will bring those essential skills to bear in their new roles at West Virginia University.

Damien Clement will serve as acting dean of the Honors College and Rhonda Reymond as interim director of the Humanities Center effective Aug. 1.

WVU’s 100 Days in Appalachia to expand academic platform, improve national coverage of region

Wed, 2019-07-31 14:15

West Virginia University will offer new cross-disciplinary courses that are working areas of Appalachian identity, history and culture and provide faculty training in new media technology through a grant awarded to 100 Days in Appalachia, a media outlet incubated at the Reed College of Media’s Media Innovation Center.

The $250,000 Andrew W. Mellon grant will support the integration of 100 Days into the curriculum at WVU and engage students and faculty from journalism, English, history, linguistics, folklore, cultural geography, religion and other disciplines, eventually laying the groundwork for a potential new major in social documentary storytelling.

WVU Board of Governors OKs three major construction projects and financing

Wed, 2019-07-31 12:09

Citing the need to “improve the quality of student life, enrich academic experience, enhance student services, and respond to students’ needs,” the West Virginia University Board of Governors unanimously approved construction plans Wednesday for three major projects totaling $176 million. 

The projects will be funded by a combination of private donations, auxiliary revenue, private financing (bonds) and reserves. 

WVU Curiosity Series lineup announced

Wed, 2019-07-31 08:30

West Virginia University students, faculty and professional artists from around the world will show off their talents as part of Curiosity Series, hosted by WVU’s College of Creative Arts.

In its second season, the Curiosity Series is a sampling of the hundreds of events presented yearly in the College of Creative Arts. According to Dean Keith Jackson, this year’s programming has something for everyone in the greater Morgantown community.

Green Bank Observatory, site for breakthrough WVU research and teaching, to remain open

Tue, 2019-07-30 14:54

 The National Science Foundation has formally decided to keep open the Green Bank Observatory, a partner of West Virginia University and a key site for the University’s astronomy research.

On Friday (July 26), the NSF signed a “Record of Decision” for the observatory, located in Green Bank in Pocahontas County, which acknowledges that the facility will remain open with respect to a plan that sees reduced funding from the federal agency but formed partnerships with new stakeholders. In recent years, the NSF have discussed divesting the facility.  

First MSJ students pursue emphasis in Advocacy and Public Interest Communication

Tue, 2019-07-30 13:06

Two West Virginia University Reed College of Media students are dedicating their class time to learn how to generate positive social change through their respective undergraduate programs. The graduate-level Advocacy and Public Interest Communication program merges various academic fields’ science-based insights about strategic communication for sustained behavioral change into one degree.

Maura Flynn and Julia Hillman took their first APIC course together, working toward criminal justice reform in West Virginia under the leadership of assistant professor Geah Pressgrove. While Flynn and Hillman are passionate about different social issues and have different undergraduate backgrounds – Flynn studying journalism and leadership, Hillman studying public relations and political science – the two found their niche in the advocacy class.