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WVU delays setting tuition because of budget stalemate in Charleston

Fri, 2017-05-26 14:42

A special meeting of the West Virginia University Board of Governors, called to set tuition and fees for the 2017-2018 academic year, lasted only a few minutes Friday (May 26) as uncertainty surrounding a state budget prevented decisions from being made. 

Chair Thomas V. Flaherty said, "The intent of this meeting was to review budget parameters and possible action related to tuition and fees," based on expected recommendations from the Board's Finance and Facilities and Revitalization Committee, which met earlier Friday. 

Community concert to preserve past of Scott’s Run, set example for future

Fri, 2017-05-26 08:57

Eve Faulkes, professor and coordinator of graphic design at West Virginia University and her students have been involved with the community effort to preserve the history of Scott’s Run for four years, designing exhibitions, books and interactive displays for the Scott’s Run Museum and Trail. The student’s latest project is a CD cover for the recording of The Songs and Stories of Scott’s Run Concert that will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 1, at the Metropolitan Theatre in Morgantown.

Vet to Vet Program one-of-a-kind in addressing unique healthcare issues

Fri, 2017-05-26 08:49

As a veteran, West Virginia University School of Nursing Clinical Associate Professor Gina Maiocco, PhD, RN, CNS-BC, understands the unique healthcare issues our military personnel and veterans face on a day-to-day basis, particularly in civilian hospitals where exposure to the needs of these patients may be limited.

WVU to Face Kentucky in Morgantown This Season

Thu, 2017-05-25 11:36

For the first time since 1970, and just the third time in school history, the West Virginia University men’s basketball team will host Kentucky in Morgantown during the 2017-18 season.

Beloved professor bids final farewell, names WVU in his estate

Thu, 2017-05-25 10:51

In his 45-year career at West Virginia University, Professor Emeritus Robert DiClerico has influenced the lives of more than 34,000 students. As he prepares to move to New England in June, DiClerico has made yet another lasting contribution on the student community: he has named WVU in his estate plans, a gift that will support political science students for years to come through additional support for the Robert E. DiClerico Scholarship in Democratic Institutions and Public Leadership.

WVU faculty awarded grants for technology integration

Thu, 2017-05-25 09:00

The Teaching and Learning Commons has awarded nine grants totaling more than $15,000 to West Virginia University faculty to encourage innovation in the classroom. 

“The 2017-18 technology integration grants enable faculty to enhance the student learning experience with the latest technology in their respective fields,” said Tracey Beckley, executive director of the Teaching and Learning Commons.

WVU appoints Barbara Dawson as associate provost for information technology and chief information officer

Thu, 2017-05-25 08:30


Barbara Dawson, an IT professional who has led Information Technology Services units in both higher education and the corporate sector, has been named associate provost for information technology and chief information officer at West Virginia University effective July 31.  

Many voices: Building a consortium of small scholarly societies

Wed, 2017-05-24 09:30

West Virginia University English professor Cheryl Ball aspires to unite small societies of scholars into a larger humanities consortium as a way to ensure the discipline’s fortitude and improve efficiency through shared services.

West Virginia 4-Hers capture two titles at national competition

Wed, 2017-05-24 09:10

Four Monroe County youths added to a legacy of West Virginia University Extension Service 4-H teams who have fared well in land judging and homesite evaluation contests by winning the national championship in both categories at the National Land, Range and Homesite Evaluation Contest held in Oklahoma on May 4.

DPS Land Services endows scholarship benefitting WVU Davis College students

Wed, 2017-05-24 08:00

Energy land management students at West Virginia University will have additional opportunities to network with industry professionals thanks to an endowment established by DPS Land Services.

The $25,000 endowment – the first for the energy land management program in the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design – is designed to provide funding to support travel for conferences, meetings and other extracurricular activities for students enrolled in the program.

Coben named to lead WVU School of Public Health

Tue, 2017-05-23 10:11

Jeffrey Coben, M.D., has been named dean of the West Virginia University School of Public Health.

“Jeff Coben has been instrumental to the success of the School of Public Health in attracting and educating students since its founding. He is among the most respected leaders in public health in West Virginia and across the country,” said Clay Marsh, M.D., WVU vice president and executive dean for health sciences. “All of us at WVU are extraordinarily grateful to Jeff for his willingness to step up and lead this School forward.”

WVU’s ‘Book Club for the Soul’ combines summer reading with meditation classes

Tue, 2017-05-23 08:57

Living well and finding joy in life are two things we all yearn for in these times of uncertainty and change. They are also the topics being explored in “Book Club for the Soul,” a unique summer course to be held on the West Virginia University campus during June and July.

Participants will read books by authors Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu and Douglas Abrams, as well as Buddhist nun Pema Chodron and will take part in meditation classes designed to enhance well-being.

Late WVU genetics professor honored by former student

Mon, 2017-05-22 12:06

A long-time West Virginia University genetics and developmental biology professor who had a profound impact on his students has been honored through the establishment of a graduate fellowship and the naming of a conference room in the new Agricultural Sciences Building.

The Dr. Valentin Ulrich Genetics & Developmental Biology Fellowship and the Dr. Valentin Ulrich Conference Room will be dedicated at 4 p.m. June 23 in Room 3402 of the Agricultural Sciences Building during a reception to honor the late professor. Ulrich died in 2009, but his legacy will remain a part of the college through the fellowship and conference room naming.

WVU professor traveling to Israel as part of summer faculty fellowship

Mon, 2017-05-22 08:15

This June, West Virginia University professor Jim Anderson will expand his own horizons and make international connections as part of the Jewish National Fund Faculty Fellowship Summer Institute in Israel.

Anderson, whose areas of expertise include wetland ecology and wildlife ecology and management, is the first WVU faculty member to participate in this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

WVU Law's employment rate beats the national average

Fri, 2017-05-19 13:09

Graduates from WVU Law are employed at rates higher than the national average. That is the message in employment data recently released by the American Bar Association (ABA) for the Class of 2016 from 204 law schools.

WVU professor’s patented system could save lives and make cities more resilient after natural disasters

Thu, 2017-05-18 13:57

(Editor’s note: An online media kit containing downloadable videos, photos and other resources is available at WVUToday.) 

Fear of the “Big One,” a magnitude 8.0 or greater earthquake, has been fodder for cinema and amusement park rides for decades, but the reality could be devastating for communities who are unprepared for that rare rupture or even weaker, but more common, lower-magnitude tremors. 

WVU faculty inspire students to pursue research, achieve National Science Foundation fellowships

Thu, 2017-05-18 08:30

Two West Virginia University students will take their research projects to a new level and one NSF fellow will bring her research to the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources thanks to prestigious graduate fellowships from the National Science Foundation.

And they credit their success to the faculty who mentored and supported them.

Elementary school students create scholarship at WVU business school with lemonade stand proceeds

Wed, 2017-05-17 13:46

Each year, less than a football field away from the College of Business and Economics, elementary school-aged students from the area near West Virginia University put forth their best entrepreneurial efforts on Lemonade Day. And each year, the group of participating students gets to decide where their proceeds will go.

This year, the group of budding entrepreneurs took the project to a whole new level, deciding to create a scholarship with their Lemonade Day efforts for a WVU business school student interested in entrepreneurship.

Renowned pediatric urologist to join WVU Medicine Children’s

Wed, 2017-05-17 09:42

Michael Ost, M.D., pediatric urologist, has been named associate surgeon-in-chief for WVU Medicine Children’s and professor of surgery at the West Virginia University School of Medicine effective Sept. 1.

WVU Selected as a Peace Corps Prep Partner School

Wed, 2017-05-17 09:37

West Virginia University will prepare undergraduate students for a global career and a competitive edge when applying to the Peace Corps through a new certificate program that aligns curriculum and service learning to meet the needs of this internationally recognized organization.

The Peace Corps recognized this effort by naming WVU a partner school. There are more than 70 active Peace Corps prep schools in the country. WVU’s globally infused curriculum and established service learning program make it possible for students to prepare for international fieldwork in the six sectors that the Peace Corps serves: education, health, environment, agriculture, youth in development and community and economic development.