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West Virginia University Police recognized for safety efforts

Mon, 2017-10-16 09:30

West Virginia University Department of Police and Emergency Management is ranked ninth in the nation among 4,706 colleges and universities for its campus safety initiatives.

The Safe Campus Top 25 list was announced Monday, recognizing UPD’s accomplishments in improving university campus safety including a partnership with Morgantown Police Department to become the primary responder to the Coop Zone. It was were also recognized for co-sponsoring an emergency management drill which involved the university community, the National Guard, Department of Corrections, Department of Health and other state and local agencies. 

Cunningham and Hageboeck named 2017 WVU Homecoming queen, king

Sat, 2017-10-14 14:07

A week of Homecoming activities at West Virginia University culminated today (Oct. 14) with the crowning of Morgan Cunningham and Charlie Hageboeck as the 2017 king and queen. 

The announcement was made during the half-time ceremony at Saturday’s Homecoming football game against Texas Tech. 

WVU engineering students win best poster awards at prestigious international biometrics conference

Fri, 2017-10-13 11:00

Doctoral students from West Virginia University’s Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources captured best poster awards at the International Joint Conference on Biometrics held October 1-4, in Denver, Colorado.

Naman Kohli and Daksha Yadav, doctoral students in computer science, received a best poster award for their paper titled, “Synthetic Iris Presentation Attack Using iDCGAN.” Commercial iris recognition systems find it difficult to discriminate between synthetically generated iris images and real iris images. Kohli and Yadav’s research proposes a solution to this challenging problem by developing a novel algorithm to generate realistic looking synthetic iris images using a new framework called iris deep convolutional generative adversarial network.

WVU’s Clay Marsh to address congressional caucus on opioid epidemic

Fri, 2017-10-13 11:00

West Virginia University Health Sciences Vice President and Executive Dean Clay B. Marsh, MD, will address the Congressional Academic Medicine Caucus as part of a panel discussion on how medical schools and teaching hospitals are working to treat patients with opioid use disorders and ultimately stem the tide of overdoses in hard-hit and underserved areas of the country.

Sponsored by the Association of American Medical Colleges, the luncheon briefing is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 17 at noon in Room HVC-201 at the Capitol Visitors Center, Washington, D.C.

WVU energy conference to address state’s economic opportunities

Fri, 2017-10-13 09:30

West Virginia University will look at the state’s emerging energy economy through industry experts, public policy organizations, environmental groups and academic institutions at the sixth annual National Energy Conference Oct. 20.

“Our goal is to bring together policy makers and practitioners, with a focus on sound science, to help lead West Virginia into an environmentally responsible and economically viable energy future,” said Shanda Minney, executive director of the Appalachian Stewardship Foundation.

WVU LaunchLab Network awarded grant to boost business, entrepreneurship

Fri, 2017-10-13 09:21

The three-year grant will help expand services at the LaunchLab on the Morgantown campus and increase staffing and service capabilities at the LaunchLab at West Virginia University Institute of Technology in Beckley.

“We are absolutely thrilled and energized by the grant from the EDA,” said Mindy Walls, assistant vice president for entrepreneurship and innovation. “Every student who walks through our doors with a vision, a brilliant idea, or a business plan in hand is a potential business owner bringing revenue into West Virginia. This grant will allow us to help more of those young people bring their visions to fruition.” 

WVU LaunchLab Network awarded grant to boost business, entrepreneurship

Fri, 2017-10-13 09:21

The three-year grant will help expand services at the LaunchLab on the Morgantown campus and increase staffing and service capabilities at the LaunchLab at West Virginia University Institute of Technology in Beckley.

“We are absolutely thrilled and energized by the grant from the EDA,” said Mindy Walls, assistant vice president for entrepreneurship and innovation. “Every student who walks through our doors with a vision, a brilliant idea, or a business plan in hand is a potential business owner bringing revenue into West Virginia. This grant will allow us to help more of those young people bring their visions to fruition.” 

WVU alum returns with original composition for University’s 150th

Thu, 2017-10-12 14:00

When Jay Chattaway left West Virginia University in 1968, he spent seven years in the U.S. Navy Band in Washington, D.C., diverting him from the path he thought he wanted – a professorship at his alma mater. That diversion took him on a journey he couldn’t have predicted and opened a road from Morgantown to Hollywood, where he earned a Grammy for producing and an Emmy for composing.

Chattaway, a trumpet player who majored in music composition and music education, returns to Morgantown this weekend for the first time since graduation to conduct the WVU Marching Band as it performs his original work Jubilee 150, written in honor of the University’s 150th birthday for WVU’s Homecoming.

WVU alum returns with original composition for University’s 150th

Thu, 2017-10-12 14:00

When Jay Chattaway left West Virginia University in 1968, he spent seven years in the U.S. Navy Band in Washington, D.C., diverting him from the path he thought he wanted – a professorship at his alma mater. That diversion took him on a journey he couldn’t have predicted and opened a road from Morgantown to Hollywood, where he earned a Grammy for producing and an Emmy for composing.

Chattaway, a trumpet player who majored in music composition and music education, returns to Morgantown this weekend for the first time since graduation to conduct the WVU Marching Band as it performs his original work Jubilee 150, written in honor of the University’s 150th birthday for WVU’s Homecoming.

Basketball Season Tips with Gold-Blue Debut

Thu, 2017-10-12 13:07

West Virginia University will tip off the 2017-18 men's basketball season with the Gold-Blue Debut presented by Coca-Cola on Friday, Oct. 27, at 7:30 p.m., at the WVU Coliseum.

WVU Reed College of Media launches new Sports and Adventure Media major

Thu, 2017-10-12 12:30

West Virginia University’s Reed College of Media has developed the only known undergraduate major in the country to focus on sports and adventure media.

With its big-time college sports programs and beautiful natural setting, the Mountain State is a mecca for sports and adventure enthusiasts, and also the perfect setting for the new major designed to prepare students for careers in sports journalism and adventure media communications.

WVU Reed College of Media launches new Sports and Adventure Media major

Thu, 2017-10-12 12:30

West Virginia University’s Reed College of Media has developed the only known undergraduate major in the country to focus on sports and adventure media.

With its big-time college sports programs and beautiful natural setting, the Mountain State is a mecca for sports and adventure enthusiasts, and also the perfect setting for the new major designed to prepare students for careers in sports journalism and adventure media communications.

Tradition runs deep: Gaziano family creates WVU English professorship

Thu, 2017-10-12 09:30

The Mountaineer tradition runs deep for the Gaziano family of Charleston, West Virginia. Dominic Gaziano, Rosalie Gaziano and their five sons all graduated from West Virginia University’s Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, totaling 28 years of enrollment.

WVU Office of Greek Life renamed, launches new diversity, inclusion initiatives

Thu, 2017-10-12 08:00

While recognizing the sometimes negative connotations of Greek life, West Virginia University will emphasize the goals of diversity and inclusion, by renaming the Office of Greek Life to the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life, while the organizations are expanding their philanthropy mission to build a new school in a developing country.

“I am committed to making positive changes and holding the WVU Greek community to a higher standard,” said Matthew Richardson, who will continue to direct the office. “My first steps on campus were spent elevating dialogue on diversity and inclusion among fraternity and sorority members to better align our core values with the University’s values.

WVU Office of Greek Life renamed, launches new diversity, inclusion initiatives

Thu, 2017-10-12 08:00

While recognizing the sometimes negative connotations of Greek life, West Virginia University will emphasize the goals of diversity and inclusion, by renaming the Office of Greek Life to the Office of Fraternities and Sororities, while the organizations are expanding their philanthropy mission to build a new school in a developing country.

“I am committed to making positive changes and holding the WVU Greek community to a higher standard,” said Matthew Richardson, who will continue to direct the office. “My first steps on campus were spent elevating dialogue on diversity and inclusion among fraternity and sorority members to better align our core values with the University’s values.

WVU realigns key units to improve efficiency and effectiveness

Wed, 2017-10-11 14:00

Several key units at West Virginia University have been realigned to improve efficiency and effectiveness, the University announced Wednesday. 

Institutional Research moves from Strategic Initiatives to the Office of the Provost and will report to Vice Provost John Campbell. Enrollment Management, which includes student recruitment and financial aid, moves from the provost’s office to an expanded University Relations, where it will report to Vice President Sharon Martin. Also, the Parents Club will move from Student Life to University Relations, while continuing to have a strong partnership with Student Life leadership and initiatives. 

WVU realigns key units to improve efficiency and effectiveness

Wed, 2017-10-11 14:00

Several key units at West Virginia University have been realigned to improve efficiency and effectiveness, the University announced Wednesday.

Institutional Research moves from Strategic Initiatives to the Office of the Provost and will report to Vice Provost John Campbell. Enrollment Management, which includes student recruitment and financial aid, moves from the provost’s office to an expanded University Relations, where it will report to Vice President Sharon Martin. Also, the Parents Club will move from Student Life to University Relations.

WVU team of business and engineering students wins third straight supply chain competition at University of Pittsburgh

Wed, 2017-10-11 10:23

The team was made up of two students each from the College of Business and Economics and the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources. Of the four years the competition has been held, WVU has won three times. The group included engineering students James Carnes and Ashley Skertic, and business students Ryan Jadra and Amy Toscano.

“The case study was about a company that produced spices,” said Toscano, a junior global supply chain management major from East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. “The company’s biggest problems were the inability to fulfill customer orders on time due to the large variety of products and unpredictable demand. Forecasting and inventory management were a major challenge for the company.”

WVU team of business and engineering students wins third straight supply chain competition at University of Pittsburgh

Wed, 2017-10-11 10:23

The team was made up of two students each from the College of Business and Economics and the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources. Of the four years the competition has been held, WVU has won three times. The group included engineering students James Carnes and Ashley Skertic, and business students Ryan Jadra and Amy Toscano.

“The case study was about a company that produced spices,” said Toscano, a junior global supply chain management major from East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. “The company’s biggest problems were the inability to fulfill customer orders on time due to the large variety of products and unpredictable demand. Forecasting and inventory management were a major challenge for the company.”

WVU to celebrate Mountaineer Nation Day Oct. 21 

Tue, 2017-10-10 13:00

West Virginia University fans from around the world will celebrate the sixth-annual Mountaineer Nation Day Oct. 21. 

Mountaineer Nation Day is a 24-hour period dedicated to fans and their pride and passion for WVU. This year’s celebration will take place on the day the football team takes on Baylor, televised at 8 p.m. on Fox Sports 2.

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