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Lyons to chair Big 12 Athletic Director’s Council

Fri, 2017-06-23 08:43

As chair, WVU Director of Athletics Shane Lyons will organize all meetings, presiding over such important league issues as television, scheduling, championships, finances and so forth.

West Virginia University ranked among safest college campuses

Fri, 2017-06-23 08:30

West Virginia University is among the top 40 safest campuses in the United States, according to the National Council for Home Safety and Security. Ranked 34th among 2,000 colleges assessed on campus safety, University Police protects more than 30,000 students and 6,000 employees.  

“This recognition is a reflection on our campus community and the city of Morgantown,” said Bob Roberts, chief of University Police. He added the department is committed to keeping WVU safe and secure through community policing and prevention. 

Video games offer active military and veterans coping mechanism for stress

Thu, 2017-06-22 11:15

After watching family members find stress relief through video games, West Virginia University professor Jaime Banks saw a connection to her research on communication technology and human identity.

Gee addresses status of University budget, action expected by July 1

Thu, 2017-06-22 09:59

In a letter to faculty, staff and students today (June 22), West Virginia University President Gordon Gee thanked them for their patience, understanding and cooperation as he addressed the status of the University budget. 

Here is the text of the letter: 

Buchanan nominated for ESPY Award

Thu, 2017-06-22 09:12

For the first time in program history, the West Virginia University women’s soccer team will be represented at The ESPYs, as five-time All-American Kadeisha Buchanan is a nominee for the Best Female College Athlete.

WVU donations help residents, students recover from summer 2016 flood

Thu, 2017-06-22 08:30

(Editor's note: Learn more about the University’s flood relief efforts at WVUToday, including an online media kit containing downloadable photos, videos and other resources is available in the Media Center.)

The generosity of hundreds of West Virginia University alumni and friends has made the recovery process a bit easier over this past year for many victims of last summer’s devastating flooding in central and southern West Virginia.

WVU team MIDAS brings home the gold in NASA’s Mars Ice Challenge

Tue, 2017-06-20 14:06

West Virginia University was the only school in the nation to send two teams to NASA’s Mars Ice Challenge, a three-day event that challenged teams to extract water from simulated Martian subsurface ice. In the end, one team—Mountaineer Ice Drilling Automated System or MIDAS—had the golden touch.

Led by team lead Eric Loy, a master’s degree student in electrical engineering from Keyser, and advisor Powsiri Klinkhachorn, professor of computer science and electrical engineering, MIDAS captured top overall honors in the competition besting the likes of teams from Colorado School of Mines, University of Texas-Austin and University of Pennsylvania. The team also was first in both the most water collected and the cleanest water categories.

WVU study abroad trip provides sport networking, culture and service activities

Tue, 2017-06-20 13:00

A ball, a bat, a glove. Simple things that make up America's pastime.

But in the Dominican Republic, like so many Latin American countries, they represent much more, meshing families, every day life and history and influencing the future.

NCAA grants Grier eligibility for season opener

Tue, 2017-06-20 11:45

Grier played in six games and started five for Florida in 2015, before sitting out the rest of the season. He completed 106-of-151 passes for 1,204 yards and 10 touchdowns.

WVU cancer researcher participates in study that shows promising treatments for certain patients with advanced colorectal cancer

Tue, 2017-06-20 11:22

(Editor's Note: Citations below.)

A group of cancer researchers, including Richard Goldberg, M.D., director of the WVU Cancer Institute, released a study today (June 20) in the Journal of the American Medical Association comparing the results of combinations of chemotherapy delivered with targeted therapy drugs in the treatment of people with advanced colorectal cancer who had not received prior drug treatment for their advanced disease.

WVU leader named fellow of national nursing association

Tue, 2017-06-20 10:08

Dr. Toni DiChiacchio, assistant dean of the West Virginia University School of Nursing, has been named a Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners for her outstanding contributions to clinical practice, research, education and policy.

Business leaders in transportation, construction, machinery industries to be inducted into West Virginia Business Hall of Fame

Tue, 2017-06-20 09:30

Honoring strong connections to the Mountain State and bold leadership, the 2017 West Virginia Business Summit and Annual Meeting will kick off this year with the induction of three pioneering individuals into the West Virginia Business Hall of Fame.

Inductees for 2017 include Charles T. Jones, president and CEO of Amherst Industries, Charleston; Robert O. Orders, CEO of Orders Construction Company, Inc., Charleston; and D. Stephen Walker, former president and CEO of Walker Machinery Company, Boca Grande, Florida. The Hall of Fame will partner with the West Virginia Chamber to honor the inductees at a ceremony and reception on the evening of August 29 at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs.

WVU is a home among the hills for students from around the world

Mon, 2017-06-19 13:28

Mays Ibraheem is one of West Virginia University’s students who immigrated to the U.S. There are other students whose families immigrated. And still others arrived in the U.S. just to attend college. The WVU Magazine focuses on 9 students who have varied cultural backgrounds and have lived in Appalachian states. Read about their struggles, their triumphs and what they bring to the world.

WVU wins one of three inaugural STEMx™ Challenge Grants to improve computer science education across the state

Mon, 2017-06-19 12:30

The West Virginia University Center for Excellence in STEM Education is one of three state-level organizations to receive grants of $15,000 from the STEMx™ network. These inaugural awards are intended to help states develop solutions to pressing science, technology, engineering and mathematics education issues.

The WVUCE-STEM will use the grant funds to host a statewide conference next spring, “STEM Forward: Building West Virginia’s Capacity through Computer Science,” for STEM educators, business and industry leaders, state agencies, public school districts, higher education institutions and nonprofit partners. Conference participants will explore strategies for providing computer science education to students across the state, with a particular focus on rural computer science education. The conference will produce a summative report that lays out how stakeholders can work together to provide computer science education for all West Virginia students. The results are intended to provide a model for other state-wide STEM networks.

WVU celebrates West Virginia’s 154th birthday with latest gift from the Blenko family

Mon, 2017-06-19 08:00

West Virginia University’s art collection will soon gain a new limited-edition piece, a gift made possible by Blenko Glass.

The company is continuing its tradition of providing WVU with the latest piece from the West Virginia Birthday Blenko Glass Collection. The donation has become an annual occurrence on June 20 – the state’s birthday. Started by the company in 1980, the West Virginia Birthday Blenko Glass Collection celebrates the state’s birthday with just the exact number of pieces as the state’s age made and sold each year. 

BOG awaits resolution on state budget negotiations before setting tuition

Fri, 2017-06-16 16:30

(Editor's note: WVU President Gordon Gee and BOG Chair Flaherty also addressed the budget stalemate and implications in a letter to the University community.)

The West Virginia University Board of Governors was unable Friday (June 16) to complete a budget or set tuition rates for the coming fiscal and academic years given continuing legislative negotiations over a state budget. 

Gee and BOG Chair Flaherty address budget stalemate and implications

Fri, 2017-06-16 16:06

In a letter to West Virginia University faculty, staff and students today (June 16), President Gordon Gee said, "I know you are all concerned about the status of the state budget, especially as the deadline to avoid a shutdown creeps closer. I want to assure you that I personally, along with others in our administration, are working day and night on multiple fronts to prevent that from happening, and – in the unlikely event it does – how we will proceed."


Goal! WVU reinvigorates its land-grant mission in McDowell County (VIDEO)

Fri, 2017-06-16 10:36

It was intended to be a one-day youth soccer clinic in southern West Virginia. 

But before it was over, a 220-mile trip from Morgantown to Welch became much more than just kicks for West Virginia University athletes, students and leaders. 

WVU energy center hosting future global leaders

Fri, 2017-06-16 09:30

Energy experts from two West Virginia University disciplines will meet with young leaders from around the world next week to explore future energy opportunities that also protect the environment.

The Atlantic Council’s Millennium Leaders Program will meet in Morgantown June 19 and 20 with WVU’s Center for Energy and Sustainable Development.

WVU School of Medicine names prominent surgical oncologist as chair of surgery

Fri, 2017-06-16 08:12

(Editor’s Note: Both physicians mentioned in this story have the same last name. Dr. J. Wallis Marsh is the incoming chair of surgery; Dr. Clay Marsh is WVU’s vice president and executive dean for health sciences. They are not related.)

James Wallis Marsh Jr., M.D., acclaimed surgical oncologist and transplant surgeon, has been named to lead the Department of Surgery in the West Virginia University School of Medicine.