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WVU announces the names of two new tomato varieties released in honor of 150th anniversary

Fri, 2017-09-01 08:24

From a pool of more than 100 submissions, there was not just one, but two names, that rose to the top of the list for the new tomato varieties created by West Virginia University researchers Mannon Gallegly and Mahfuz Rahman in honor of the 150th anniversary of the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design.

WVU Extension Service addresses critical need for livestock producers and state

Fri, 2017-09-01 08:15

Through a new program, Bill Shockey is working to address the veterinarian access problem across the Mountain State with fellow Extension faculty and support from the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources.

WVU’s Statler College ranked 28th in nation for value

Thu, 2017-08-31 13:30

For the fourth straight year, West Virginia University’s Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources has been ranked in the top 10 percent of all engineering schools nationwide for offering the best value for the money for undergraduate degree programs.

WVU President Gee unveils cooperative plan to move WV Forward

Thu, 2017-08-31 10:30

(Editor’s Note: More detail is available on the web at WVForward. An “as-prepared” copy of President Gee’s full remarks is also available online.) 

West Virginia faces a critical time in its history as it lags behind a growing national economy, West Virginia University President Gordon Gee told state business leaders Thursday as he unveiled a comprehensive study of how to address those issues and put the state on the road to prosperity. 

Peck named director of WVU Immigration Law Clinic

Wed, 2017-08-30 13:00

Professor Alison Peck has been appointed director of the Immigration Law Clinic at the West Virginia University College of Law.

“Alison has the background and the passion to ensure that our immigration clinic continues to serve clients in need and provide our students with valuable legal experience,” said Gregory Bowman, dean of the College of Law.

WVU Engineers Without Borders begins five-year initiative in Uganda

Wed, 2017-08-30 12:13

Four students from the West Virginia University Chapter of Engineers Without Borders traveled to the Kasese District of Uganda on August 6-13, to begin a five-year project that will provide a safe water supply for residents in the village of Kabughabugha.

Kabughabugha has a population of 7,200 people who live in extreme conditions without basic sanitation and hygiene practices or easy access to clean water. Women and children must walk up to three miles through the rugged terrain in the Rwenzori Mountains multiple times per day barefoot just to collect unfiltered water for drinking, cooking or washing.

WVU Reed College of Media course tackles the topic of fake news

Wed, 2017-08-30 11:30

 We first heard about “fake news” during the 2017 Presidential election. Now, the term is being used widely by journalists and politicians alike. This fall, the West Virginia University Reed College of Media is offering a new course in media literacy that tackles the phenomenon of fake news head on.

The new curriculum is designed to help students become savvier media consumers by teaching them how to access and critically analyze and evaluate news and information across media platforms.

WVU to celebrate diversity with annual Women of Color Luncheon

Wed, 2017-08-30 11:00

West Virginia University will celebrate diversity October 8-14. Diversity Week, sponsored by the WVU Division for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is an annual week-long event providing opportunities for those on and off campus to come together in unity to celebrate the rich diversity within campus.

During Diversity Week, I hope students, faculty, staff and community come away with an increased knowledge of difference,” said sociology professor Daniel Brewster, who previously co-chaired the luncheon and planning committee, “I hope they understand the role each of us play as Mountaineers in creating a diverse and inclusive community.”

WVU Fire Service Extension urges students to put fire safety first

Tue, 2017-08-29 15:52

While classes on many local college campuses are getting underway, the West Virginia University Fire Service Extension urges students to take basic steps to get used to their new dorms and apartments so that in the case of a fire, they’ll be safe.

U.S.-Cuba baseball diplomacy to be discussed at the WVU College of Law

Tue, 2017-08-29 15:40

International relations scholar Daniel Añorve Añorve will deliver the annual Archibald McDougall Lecture on International Law on September 5 at 1 p.m. in the Event Hall at the West Virginia University College of Law

Añorve will discuss “The Role of Baseball Diplomacy in U.S.-Cuban Relations.” He is a professor of law, policy and government at the University of Guanajuato in Mexico. 

Sixth class of Ruby Fellows chosen for graduate research funding at WVU

Tue, 2017-08-29 13:00

Five doctoral students are the latest recipients of West Virginia University graduate school funding through the Ruby Scholars Graduate Fellows Program

Maryssa Beasley, Angella Macias, Jill Riddell, Adama Warr and Andrew Weaver make up the sixth class of Fellows.

WVU’s Watts Museum exhibit, open house explores coal mining mechanization

Tue, 2017-08-29 11:00

From late 19th century coal mining with picks and shovels to the huge longwall machines used today, mine mechanization has transformed underground coal mining from an industry once reliant upon muscle power to one now powered by machines. A new exhibition at West Virginia University’s Watts Museum showcases that transition. 

“Man Power, Mine Power: The Evolution and Impact of Coal Mining Machines” explores how the introduction of machines drastically altered the workplace structure, labor relations and livelihood of those that relied on the coal industry. Prior to mechanization, miners were considered independent craftsmen. Working either alone or in pairs and with little supervision, their job required a high level of knowledge, experience, strength and dexterity. These men maintained a degree of freedom on the job that workers in other industries lacked. 

WVU-led research team lays foundation for natural gas storage ‘hub’; opportunity for economic growth in the region

Tue, 2017-08-29 09:50

It is no secret that the region around West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Ohio has abundant natural gas resources, but can the three states uncover the keys to turning those resources into economic growth? West Virginia University-led research may have some of the answers. 

On August 29, WVU is releasing to the public a study that shows how the region can support storage facilities that are critical for attracting petrochemical and related industries to the area. Researchers will present the data at a technical workshop in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, hosted by the Eastern Petroleum Technology Transfer Council, PTTC, at WVU. 

West Virginia University releases December Commencement information

Mon, 2017-08-28 15:00

West Virginia University has released the 2017 December Commencement schedule. August and December graduates will celebrate their achievements at the WVU Coliseum on December 15, 2017 with two separate ceremonies.

Graduates from the Eberly College of Arts & Sciences and from the College of Business & Economics will walk in a ceremony at 9 a.m. Graduates of all other schools and colleges will walk in a ceremony at 2 p.m. 

Football releases new video narrated by Owen Schmitt

Mon, 2017-08-28 14:53

Watch the video and get your tickets for the home opener to be part of the special tradition that is a West Virginia football game day.

WVU Professor, student win best paper award at prestigious international data science forum

Mon, 2017-08-28 14:30

Representatives from West Virginia University’s Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources captured best paper honors at the premier international forum for data science.

Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering Yanfang “Fanny” Ye and doctoral student Shifu Hou received the prestigious KDD 2017 Best Paper and Best Student Paper awards in the applied science track at the annual Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, held recently in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The conference, which brings together researchers and practitioners from data science, data mining, knowledge discovery, large-scale data analytics and big data, only accepts 10 percent of the papers submitted for presentation.

Pharmacology endowment established in honor of longtime WVU faculty member

Mon, 2017-08-28 14:00

A longtime, much beloved professor and supporter of West Virginia University is being honored with a newly established endowment.

The William W. Fleming Pharmacology Award has been established to honor William W. Fleming, PhD, former chair of the Department of Pharmacology, who passed away in April 2015.

Nicholas County couple donates $1M to WVU’s Norma Mae Huggins Cancer Research Fund

Fri, 2017-08-25 10:45

Future cancer research at West Virginia University will benefit from a $1 million estate gift from longtime WVU supporters Steve and Jamie Antoline.

The Antolines, from Mount Lookout, W.Va., have designated in their will that the donation be made to the Norma Mae Huggins Cancer Research Fund at WVU.

WVU’s Academy of Engineering Success provides scholarships to underrepresented students

Fri, 2017-08-25 09:11

The Academy of Engineering Success at West Virginia University awarded seven engineering students with the 2017 Statler Access and Diversity in Engineering Scholarship.

AcES is an academic success and professional development bridge program that allows freshmen in the Fundamentals of Engineering Program to come to campus one week ahead of other students for a week-long series of activities designed to acclimate them to campus life.

WVU, Uniformed Services University form unique collaboration to combat the opioid epidemic

Fri, 2017-08-25 09:00

Drawing from the latest strategies and techniques in battlefield medicine, leaders from West Virginia University are collaborating with the Uniformed Services University’s Defense and Veterans Center for Integrative Pain Management to combat opioid misuse and addiction in the state of West Virginia.