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WVU and GW partner around journalism effort to burst media bubble; will launch Atlantic Coast Pipeline reporting project

8 hours 59 min ago

In a unique effort to burst long-standing “media bubbles,” students and faculty from the West Virginia University Reed College of Media and the George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs are teaming up for an in-depth reporting project to assess the Atlantic Coast Pipeline’s impact in West Virginia. 

The project, which culminates with a four-week intensive collaboration, is being funded by Scott Widmeyer who has played a senior role over the past three decades in strengthening public affairs communications and supporting a wide range of journalistic endeavors. The founder of Washington-based Widmeyer Communications, his firm is now part of Finn Partners, a growing global communications firm where Scott serves as founding managing partner and chief strategy officer in Washington, D.C. 

Kenneth Means named 2018 Heebink Award recipient for distinguished state service

10 hours 3 min ago

Kenneth Means, professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources at West Virginia University, has been named the recipient of the 2018 Heebink Award for Distinguished Service to West Virginia. 

The Heebink award is given to a faculty or staff member who has “used the unique resources of the university” and their own professional expertise to provide an educational or public service activity to the citizens of the state. 

DiBartolomeo named a 2018-2019 American Council on Education Fellow

Wed, 2018-03-21 17:24

Lisa Di Bartolomeo, a professor in the department of World Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics and senior advisor in the Office of Global Affairs, has been named a Fellow for the 2018-2019 academic year by the American Council on Education.

Established in 1965, the ACE Fellows Program is designed to strengthen institutions and leadership in American higher education by identifying and preparing faculty and staff for senior positions in college and university administration through its distinctive and intensive nominator-driven, cohort-based mentorship model. Di Bartolomeo is one of 45 fellows selected nationally this year after nomination by senior administration.

WVU’s women's basketball game with JMU moved to Friday

Wed, 2018-03-21 15:40

Due to a delay in James Madison's travel schedule, the West Virginia women's basketball WNIT game set for Thursday (March 22) has been moved to Friday (March 23) with a tipoff set for 5:30 p.m.

Gee Mail: Bloopers, Fails and Outtakes

Wed, 2018-03-21 14:31

In an era when arguing with strangers in the comments sections are the norm, it's good to remember to laugh every once in a while, said West Virginia University President Gordon Gee in his latest Gee Mail.

“I have always been a big believer in taking your work seriously but not taking yourself too seriously,” Gee said.

“Even more so, humor is desperately needed in this day and age when everyone on social media is angry and political discourse is far from civil.”

To exhibit his tendency for the lighter side, Gee reflects on four years' worth of bloopers and outtakes from his Gee Mail tapings.

“Remember: Laughter is the antidote for life’s woes.”

Carter named Third Team NABC All-American

Wed, 2018-03-21 13:14

The National Association of Basketball Coaches has announced the 2018 NABC Coaches' Division I All-America teams. Selected and voted on by member coaches of the NABC, these 15 student-athletes (including WVU’s Jevon Carter) represent the finest basketball players across America.

Book dealer honors Forbes with massive book collection to WVU

Wed, 2018-03-21 11:33

When Harold M. Forbes retired from West Virginia University as curator of Rare Books in 2013, bookseller Jim Presgraves wanted to pay a proper tribute to his colleague’s long career.

Rather than sending a card, Presgraves, approaching retirement himself, donated a large portion of his inventory at Bookworm and Silverfish Books in Rural Retreat, Virginia, to WVU Libraries in honor of the former Rare Books Curator. Library staff calculate the gift at more than 10,000 books, pamphlets, archives, maps and other materials with a value above $500,000.

Honors College Faculty Fellows develop original courses

Wed, 2018-03-21 08:40

What can comedy tell us about who we are and how we think? How can popular science fiction stories teach us about our anxieties around technology? What does the Federal Reserve actually do? What does it mean to be a caring person? These are just a few of the questions that honors students will investigate in new, innovative courses designed by the next cohort of Honors Faculty Fellows at West Virginia University

Selected from a competitive pool of applications, these seven faculty are the second group to participate in the program. The Faculty Fellows Program encourages curricular innovation, giving faculty the opportunity to design new Honors College courses that also fit within the General Education Foundations course framework. 

School of Social Work jumps to top 100 in latest U.S. News graduate rankings

Tue, 2018-03-20 13:00

The School of Social Work at West Virginia University shot up into the top third in the latest rankings of graduate programs by U.S. News & World Report.

The school, housed in the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, jumped from 103rd to 75th of the 234 programs reviewed in rankings the magazine published Tuesday. 

WVU Alumni Association to host ‘Mountaineer Meet-Up’ event prior to Sweet 16 Tournament game in Boston, Friday

Tue, 2018-03-20 11:00

All fans, friends and alumni of West Virginia University are welcome to join the WVU Alumni Association for its Mountaineer Meet-Up prior to the Sweet 16 match-up against Villanova, this Friday (March 23) in Boston at The Greatest Bar (262 Friend Street, Boston, MA 02114) from 4 7 p.m. 

The WVU vs. Villanova game will tip-off at approximately 7:27 p.m EST. Located directly across the street from TD Garden, The Greatest Bar will be a home away from home for Mountaineer fans throughout the weekend. Food and drink specials for the NCAA Sweet 16 tournament weekend will be available to Mountaineer fans.

WVU researcher explores connection between sepsis and dementia

Mon, 2018-03-19 13:00

In the short term, sepsis can injure patients’ lungs and kidneys, trigger problems with blood clotting and cause the liver and other organs to fail. But in the long term, patients who overcome sepsis may face other health issues. Particularly, sepsis survivors are more likely to develop long-term changes in learning and memory, and they may show signs of dementia earlier and to a more severe degree.

Scientists don’t yet grasp the intricacies of the relationship between sepsis and dementia. Candice Brown, an assistant professor in West Virginia University’s School of Medicine and Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute, is studying that relationship in order to bring about insights that help prevent or mitigate the neurological impact of sepsis.

NCAA Sweet 16 ticket information: WVU-Villanova

Mon, 2018-03-19 08:26

The Mountaineer Ticket Office will have a limited number of tickets available for West Virginia's appearance in the East Regional of the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Championship at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. West Virginia will face Villanova on Friday, March 23. The game against Villanova will be the first game of the session with a 7:27 p.m. start time on TBS.

Mountaineers dominate Marshall, return to Sweet 16 for 8th time since '98

Mon, 2018-03-19 00:33

West Virginia will take on Villanova Friday in Boston at TD Garden. Tip is set for 7:27 p.m. on TBS.

Women defeat Hawks in WNIT

Sun, 2018-03-18 19:54

With the win, WVU advances to the third round of the 2018 Postseason WNIT. The Mountaineers will play host to James Madison on Thursday at 7 p.m.

Mountaineers roll, take on Marshall Sunday in NCAA Tournament

Sat, 2018-03-17 09:39

West Virginia and Marshall will tip at 9:40 p.m. ET on TBS on Sunday (March 18).

WVU women to host SJU at 2 p.m. Sunday

Fri, 2018-03-16 15:07

The West Virginia University women's basketball team will host Saint Joseph's on Sunday in 2 p.m. tip in the second round of the 2018 Postseason WNIT at the WVU Coliseum.

WVU students and alumni partner to develop design-related improvements for the Core Arboretum

Fri, 2018-03-16 11:00

 West Virginia University students and alumni from the School of Design and Community Development will combine talents to design a visionary plan for the WVU Core Arboretum, a 91-acre natural area located between Monongahela Boulevard and the Monongahela River.

During the WVU landscape architecture program annual design charrette, a team of designers will work quickly to address problems identified through their own analysis and by various stakeholders, and develop designs for key elements of a proposed Core Arboretum master plan. The outdoor facility, managed by the Department of Biology, includes three miles of foot trails and is used for education, research and recreation

Muldrow leads WVU past Bucknell in WNIT

Fri, 2018-03-16 08:31

The women's basketball team opened the 2018 Postseason WNIT with an 83-50 win over visiting Bucknell on Thursday night (March 15) at the WVU Coliseum. With the win, the Mountaineers move on to the second round of the tournament and are set to host Saint Joseph's on Sunday (March 18) at the WVU Coliseum.

‘Smart Manufacturing’ focus of WVU study

Thu, 2018-03-15 11:00

A West Virginia University study has found that the Mountain State will see a brighter picture for its manufacturing industry in the near future, but that many manufacturers in West Virginia need to adapt to “Smart Manufacturing” to help make the industry more efficient and profitable.

The study, titled “Overview of Smart Manufacturing in West Virginia,” is a collaborative effort by the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources and the Bureau of Business and Economic Research at the College of Business and Economics at WVU. 

WVU associate director of bands announced

Wed, 2018-03-14 16:40

An active music arranger with nearly 300 titles and arrangements for marching bands across the country will assume the role as associate director of bands at West Virginia University, the College of Creative Arts announced today (March 14). 

With his appointment effective August 1, Stephen Lytle will become the 12th director of the beloved Pride of West Virginia Mountaineer Marching Band. Lytle is currently the associate director of bands at Miami University in Ohio.