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WVU School of Dentistry to lead fight against oral cancer and tobacco addiction

Thu, 2017-10-05 09:30

The West Virginia University School of Dentistry is now one of 18 education and health institutions to receive accreditation to implement a certified, multi-faceted program to stop tobacco use and reduce instances of oral cancer.

The Council for Tobacco Treatment Training Programs is the accrediting body for Tobacco Treatment Specialist Training Programs. 

WVU School of Dentistry to lead fight against oral cancer and tobacco addiction

Thu, 2017-10-05 09:30

The West Virginia University School of Dentistry is now one of 18 education and health institutions to receive accreditation to implement a certified, multi-faceted program to stop tobacco use and reduce instances of oral cancer.

The Council for Tobacco Treatment Training Programs is the accrediting body for Tobacco Treatment Specialist Training Programs. 

WVU endorses five students to compete for prestigious Rhodes, British Marshall Scholarships

Thu, 2017-10-05 08:15

Five West Virginia University students who have excelled in the classroom and in leadership and service activities throughout their college years will be competing with other deserving students across the country for the highly competitive Rhodes and British Marshall Scholarships.

WVU recently endorsed Sara Berzingi, a senior from Morgantown; Garrett Burgess, a senior from Elkview; Blake Humphrey, a master’s degree student from Wheeling; and Stephen Scott, a second-year law student from Shepherdstown, for the Rhodes Scholarship. The Rhodes is considered to be one of the worlds’ most prestigious awards for postgraduate study at the University of Oxford.

WVU endorses five students to compete for prestigious Rhodes, British Marshall Scholarships

Thu, 2017-10-05 08:15

Five West Virginia University students who have excelled in the classroom and in leadership and service activities throughout their college years will be competing with other deserving students across the country for the highly competitive Rhodes and British Marshall Scholarships.

WVU recently endorsed Sara Berzingi, a senior from Morgantown; Garrett Burgess, a senior from Elkview; Blake Humphrey, a master’s degree student from Wheeling; and Stephen Scott, a second-year law student from Shepherdstown, for the Rhodes Scholarship. The Rhodes is considered to be one of the worlds’ most prestigious awards for postgraduate study at the University of Oxford.

WVU’s Project Lead The Way training builds foundation for students to reach national conference

Wed, 2017-10-04 12:30

Students from Spring Valley High School in Huntington and their instructor, James Coble, have been selected to present at the national Project Lead The Way Summit Oct. 22-25 in Orlando, Florida.

PLTW is a nonprofit organization that provides science, technology, engineering and math curriculum and professional development opportunities to K-12 teachers. West Virginia University has been an affiliate of the program since 2006.

WVU’s Project Lead The Way training builds foundation for students to reach national conference

Wed, 2017-10-04 12:30

Students from Spring Valley High School in Huntington and their instructor, James Coble, have been selected to present at the national Project Lead The Way Summit Oct. 22-25 in Orlando, Florida.

PLTW is a nonprofit organization that provides science, technology, engineering and math curriculum and professional development opportunities to K-12 teachers. West Virginia University has been an affiliate of the program since 2006.

Women’s basketball game times announced

Wed, 2017-10-04 09:19

The Mountaineers unofficially open the season on Oct. 29, when they host West Virginia Wesleyan in an exhibition game at 4 p.m. at the WVU Coliseum in Morgantown.

WVU-sponsored youth special needs program to benefit from technology-based partnership

Wed, 2017-10-04 08:30

West Virginia University professor’s partnership with a high school robotics team has led to the development of a robot that will enable kids with special needs to kick a soccer ball.

Andrea Taliaferro, associate professor, directs the College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences Friday Morning Adapted Physical Education Program, a collaborative partnership between WVU and Monongalia County Schools. The clinic provides physical education and activity programing for children with special needs. 

WVU-sponsored youth special needs program to benefit from technology-based partnership

Wed, 2017-10-04 08:30

West Virginia University professor’s partnership with a high school robotics team has led to the development of a robot that will enable kids with special needs to kick a soccer ball.

Andrea Taliaferro, associate professor, directs the College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences Friday Morning Adapted Physical Education Program, a collaborative partnership between WVU and Monongalia County Schools. The clinic provides physical education and activity programing for children with special needs. 

WVU Alumni Association announces 2017 Homecoming award recipients

Wed, 2017-10-04 08:00

The innovative team at the Center for Alternative Fuels Engines and Emissions, known as CAFEE, will be the West Virginia University Homecoming Parade grand marshals.

Dan Carder, Arvind Thiruvengadam, Greg Thompson, Marc Besch and Hemanth Kappanna will jointly serve as the grand marshals for the annual parade scheduled for Friday (Oct. 13) at 6:30 p.m. on High Street in Morgantown, according to the WVU Alumni Association.

WVU Alumni Association announces 2017 Homecoming award recipients

Wed, 2017-10-04 08:00

The West Virginia University Alumni Association has announced this year’s Homecoming Parade grand marshals to the innovative team at the Center for Alternative Fuels Engines and Emissions. Dan Carder, Arvind Thiruvengadam, Marc Besch and Hemanth Kappanna will serve as the grand marshals for the annual Homecoming parade scheduled for Friday (Oct. 13) at 6:30 p.m. on High Street in Morgantown.

Carder, a Parkersburg native and director of CAFEE, along with his research team including Thiruvengadam, Besch and Kappanna broke open the Volkswagen emissions scandal in 2016. As the first to test emissions from U.S. diesel vehicles while on the road, the team found elevated levels of oxides of nitrogen in Volkswagen diesel vehicles.

‘One Mountaineer Family’ to be theme of 2017 Diversity Week

Mon, 2017-10-02 12:15

West Virginia University’s Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion announces Diversity Week will begin Saturday, October 7 and continue through Saturday, October 14 with “One Mountaineer Family” as the theme.

“Diversity Week highlights the ongoing effort to promote Diversity at West Virginia University. We endeavor on a daily basis to foster a culture that is welcoming, inclusive and respectful of diverse cultures, views and opinions,” said David M. Fryson, vice president for the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

‘One Mountaineer Family’ to be theme of 2017 Diversity Week

Mon, 2017-10-02 12:15

West Virginia University’s Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion announces Diversity Week will begin Saturday, October 7 and continue through Saturday, October 14 with “One Mountaineer Family” as the theme.

“Diversity Week highlights the ongoing effort to promote Diversity at West Virginia University. We endeavor on a daily basis to foster a culture that is welcoming, inclusive and respectful of diverse cultures, views and opinions,” said David M. Fryson, vice president for the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

WVU and Benedum Foundation partner to form a research and outreach center to support the WVPEC, tap Donna Peduto as executive director

Mon, 2017-10-02 09:30

Donna Hoylman Peduto, an experienced educator and long-time expert in educational policy in West Virginia, has been named executive director of the West Virginia Public Education Collaborative. The WVPEC was convened three years ago by WVU President Gordon Gee and Dr. Suzanne Shipley, then president of Shepherd University. Peduto’s first move is to provide support for the WVPEC, made possible by a new partnership between West Virginia University and the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation.

First convened in 2015 with 11 members, including Peduto and WVU College of Education and Human Services Dean Gypsy Denzine as co-chairs, the WVPEC has already proven to be a nimble and effective entity working to improve public education at all levels in the state. The group took the lead on Academic Spotlight, a statewide survey of educational standards conducted in 2015, and held its first annual Legislators’ Forum on Education and the Economy this past January.

WVU and Benedum Foundation partner to form a research and outreach center to support the WVPEC, tap Donna Peduto as executive director

Mon, 2017-10-02 09:30

Donna Hoylman Peduto, an experienced educator and long-time expert in educational policy in West Virginia, has been named executive director of the West Virginia Public Education Collaborative. The WVPEC was convened three years ago by WVU President Gordon Gee and Dr. Suzanne Shipley, then president of Shepherd University. Peduto’s first move is to provide support for the WVPEC, made possible by a new partnership between West Virginia University and the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation.

First convened in 2015 with 11 members, including Peduto and WVU College of Education and Human Services Dean Gypsy Denzine as co-chairs, the WVPEC has already proven to be a nimble and effective entity working to improve public education at all levels in the state. The group took the lead on Academic Spotlight, a statewide survey of educational standards conducted in 2015, and held its first annual Legislators’ Forum on Education and the Economy this past January.

No. 1 Mountaineers win, shoot NCAA record

Mon, 2017-10-02 08:24

The No. 1-ranked West Virginia University rifle team opened its 2017-18 home season at the WVU Rifle Range with a runaway victory, defeating No. 5 Ohio State, 4731-4683. The Mountaineers' (2-0, 1-0 GARC) aggregate total tops its best 2016-17 mark of 4726 and is nine shots short of matching the team's NCAA record of 4740, shot on Jan. 17, 2016.

WVU announces 2017 Homecoming court; voting begins Oct. 10

Mon, 2017-10-02 08:00

Candidates for West Virginia University’s 2017 Homecoming court have been selected.

The candidates, five women and two men, will begin campaigning today (Oct. 2). Voting will take place on Tuesday, October 10 and Wednesday, October 11, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at two locations: the Mountainlair and the Student Recreation Center

WVU announces 2017 Homecoming court; voting begins Oct. 10

Mon, 2017-10-02 08:00

Candidates for West Virginia University’s 2017 Homecoming court have been selected.

The candidates, five women and two men, will begin campaigning today (Oct. 2). Voting will take place on Tuesday, October 10 and Wednesday, October 11, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at two locations: the Mountainlair and the Student Recreation Center

Huggins upbeat as team begins preseason work

Fri, 2017-09-29 14:08

West Virginia coach Bob Huggins visited with media Thursday afternoon (Sept. 28) on the eve of his 11th basketball campaign at WVU, and his 36th overall. Official practice began Friday (Sept. 29).

WVU and Benedum Foundation partner to form a research and outreach center to support the WVPEC, tap Donna Peduto as executive director

Fri, 2017-09-29 09:28

Donna Hoylman Peduto, an experienced educator and long-time expert in educational policy in West Virginia, has been named executive director of the West Virginia Public Education Collaborative. The WVPEC was convened three years ago by WVU President Gordon Gee and Dr. Suzanne Shipley, then president of Shepherd University. Peduto’s first move is to provide support for the WVPEC, made possible by a new partnership between West Virginia University and the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation.

First convened in 2015 with 11 members, including Peduto and WVU College of Education and Human Services Dean Gypsy Denzine as co-chairs, the WVPEC has already proven to be a nimble and effective entity working to improve public education at all levels in the state. The group took the lead on Academic Spotlight, a statewide survey of educational standards conducted in 2015, and held its first annual Legislators’ Forum on Education and the Economy this past January.

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