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Marsh to speak at South by Southwest Conference in Texas

Wed, 2018-02-28 12:00

WVU’s chief health leader will participate in a discussion of new ways to approach the nation’s drug crisis at the South by Southwest Conference in Austin, Texas. Clay B. Marsh, M.D., WVU vice president and executive dean for health sciences, will be one of four panelists discussing “Hacking the Opioid Epidemic: How Behavioral Science Can Help Us Combat America’s Most Pressing Health Crisis,” from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. March 13 in the Austin Convention Center.

WVU College of Law student named one of the country's top leaders

Wed, 2018-02-28 09:30

Ryan Wallace, a third-year student at the West Virginia University College of Law, has been named one of the top student leaders in the country by The National Jurist.

In it spring issue, the magazine named Wallace a finalist for Law Student of the Year. He is among 20 student leaders from across the country recognized for significantly contributing to their law school and community.

WVU Center for Excellence in STEM Education receives $100,000 Eberly Foundation grant to expand WVUteach program

Wed, 2018-02-28 00:00

Through WVUteach, the West Virginia University Center for Excellence in STEM Education is set to produce nearly 25 STEM teachers each year, accelerating the pace of placing certified teachers in vacant West Virginia classrooms.

A $100,00 grant from the Eberly Foundation will support that effort through a master teacher assistant, allowing nearly 100 additional students to enter WVUteach over the span of four years, with 12 estimated to credential and enter the classroom following graduation each year. The remainder of these students will graduate with a STEM degree.

WVU’s ‘State of Minds’ fundraising campaign brings in more than $1.2 billion

Tue, 2018-02-27 16:00

The largest private fundraising campaign in West Virginia University history saw more than 90,000 donors contribute just over $1.2 billion to the University.

Alumni and friends of WVU contributed $1,218,886,505 to the “State of Minds” campaign which ended Dec. 31, WVU President Gordon Gee announced Tuesday (Feb. 27) during his State of the University Address at Erickson Alumni Center. That amount is more than $200 million over the campaign’s $1 billion goal. 

Gee: WVU to lead 'purposeful change' for students, state

Tue, 2018-02-27 15:49

In a country where higher education is being devalued, even as the cost of an education skyrockets, West Virginia University remains committed to its purpose of transforming lives in the state and the world, President Gordon Gee said today (Feb. 27). 

“Every day our faculty, staff, students, alumni and donors are putting the power of that purpose to work,” Gee said while delivering his 9th State of the University address in his second term at WVU.