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WVU professor addresses national association on responding to violent incidents such as an active shooter

Mon, 2017-10-09 14:00

Six years ago, an active shooter walked into the psychiatric institute and clinic in western Pennsylvania where West Virginia University School of Medicine professor Sally Lucci, RHIA, CCA was then serving as the Health Information Management Director. She credits the training she received and the organizational and personal plan she was familiar with for enabling her to respond with the right decisions.

The number of mass homicides in the United States has continued to increase. Last week, more than 50 people were killed and 500 injured in Las Vegas in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. These events are tragic with a staggering loss of life. Law enforcement, government and the public continue to seek ways to predict and prevent these tragedies from occurring. 

WVU professor addresses national association on responding to violent incidents such as an active shooter

Mon, 2017-10-09 14:00

Six years ago, an active shooter walked into the psychiatric institute and clinic in western Pennsylvania where West Virginia University School of Medicine professor Sally Lucci, RHIA, CCA was then serving as the Health Information Management Director. She credits the training she received and the organizational and personal plan she was familiar with for enabling her to respond with the right decisions.

The number of mass homicides in the United States has continued to increase. Last week, more than 50 people were killed and 500 injured in Las Vegas in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. These events are tragic with a staggering loss of life. Law enforcement, government and the public continue to seek ways to predict and prevent these tragedies from occurring. 

WVU to hold inaugural Day of Giving Nov. 8

Mon, 2017-10-09 12:30

One day. The words suggest a moment and a future. Both are being emphasized on Nov. 8 as West Virginia University is reaching out to students, alumni and friends, encouraging them to make a gift–especially ones that go to the general, unrestricted needs of the University and its schools and colleges.

The WVU Foundation is organizing the University’s inaugural Day of Giving, 24-hour online fundraising effort, as a simple way for University supporters to contribute to the Foundation’s “State of Minds” Campaign.

WVU to hold inaugural Day of Giving Nov. 8

Mon, 2017-10-09 12:30

One day. The words suggest a moment and a future. Both are being emphasized on Nov. 8 as West Virginia University is reaching out to students, alumni and friends, encouraging them to make a gift–especially ones that go to the general, unrestricted needs of the University and its schools and colleges.

The WVU Foundation is organizing the University’s inaugural Day of Giving, 24-hour online fundraising effort, as a simple way for University supporters to contribute to the Foundation’s “State of Minds” Campaign.

Baylor football game time set for 8 p.m.

Mon, 2017-10-09 12:21

The Big 12 Conference has announced that WVU's Saturday, Oct. 21, Big 12 Conference football game against Baylor at McLane Stadium in Waco, Texas, will be televised on FS2 at 8 p.m.. ET.

Tent City returns for WVU Homecoming

Mon, 2017-10-09 09:30

The fourth annual Tent City is making a comeback this week in celebration of West Virginia University Homecoming and the Mountaineer’s first 2017 Big 12 Conference football season home game. WVU students will begin erecting tents Tuesday (Oct. 10) at 8 a.m. on the Mountainlair Plaza and will camp until noon on Friday (Oct. 13) in anticipation of the 2017 Homecoming football weekend.

The Mountaineers will take on the Texas Tech Red Raiders on Saturday at Milan Puskar Stadium with official kickoff time at noon.

Tent City returns for WVU Homecoming

Mon, 2017-10-09 09:30

The fourth annual Tent City is making a comeback this week in celebration of West Virginia University Homecoming and the Mountaineer’s first 2017 Big 12 Conference football season home game. WVU students will begin erecting tents Tuesday (Oct. 10) at 8 a.m. on the Mountainlair Plaza and will camp until noon on Friday (Oct. 13) in anticipation of the 2017 Homecoming football weekend.

The Mountaineers will take on the Texas Tech Red Raiders on Saturday at Milan Puskar Stadium with official kickoff time at noon.

WVU mobilizes hurricane aid efforts for Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico

Mon, 2017-10-09 08:15

In the chaotic days following Hurricane Maria, researchers at one of the most famous scientific instruments in the world used a simple, short-wave radio to communicate.

Reports from the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico said that the staff was safe, but the telescope had sustained damage from the 150 mile-per-hour winds, and the surrounding community was devastated by wind damage and flooding.

WVU mobilizes hurricane aid efforts for Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico

Mon, 2017-10-09 08:15

In the chaotic days following Hurricane Maria, researchers at one of the most famous scientific instruments in the world used a simple, short-wave radio to communicate.

Reports from the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico said that the staff was safe, but the telescope had sustained damage from the 150 mile-per-hour winds, and the surrounding community was devastated by wind damage and flooding.

WVU’s College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences to honor 2017 Hall of Fame, Outstanding Alumnus Inductees

Fri, 2017-10-06 13:00

The West Virginia University College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences will induct five graduates into its 2017 Hall of Fame and name its Outstanding Alumnus on Friday, October 20, at the Erickson Alumni Center beginning with a reception from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and formal induction ceremony beginning at 7 p.m. The public is welcome to attend.

The College will honor Jean Irion with the Outstanding Alumna award. The 2017 Hall of Fame inductees include Cynthia “Sam” Booth, David “DC” Colt, John Gay, Daniel F. Mahony and Olana “Tick” Hedrick-Sheaffer. 

WVU’s College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences to honor 2017 Hall of Fame, Outstanding Alumnus Inductees

Fri, 2017-10-06 13:00

The West Virginia University College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences will induct five graduates into its 2017 Hall of Fame and name its Outstanding Alumnus on Friday, October 20, at the Erickson Alumni Center beginning with a reception from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and formal induction ceremony beginning at 7 p.m. The public is welcome to attend.

The College will honor Jean Irion with the Outstanding Alumna award. The 2017 Hall of Fame inductees include Cynthia “Sam” Booth, David “DC” Colt, John Gay, Daniel F. Mahony and Olana “Tick” Hedrick-Sheaffer. 

WVU to participate in elite NAE Grand Challenge Scholars Program

Fri, 2017-10-06 09:30

The 14 NAE Grand Challenges range from complex yet critical goals such as engineering better medicines, making solar energy cost-competitive with coal, securing cyberspace and advancing personalized learning tools to deliver better education to more individuals. The challenges were selected by a panel of 18 engineers, technologists and futurists and were officially announced in 2008 by late NAE President and WVU alumnus Charles Vest.

Students enrolled in the Mountaineer Grand Challenge Scholars Program will be provided with unique educational opportunities and experiences that will be professionally rewarding, said Gene Cilento, Glen H. Hiner Dean of the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources.

WVU to participate in elite NAE Grand Challenge Scholars Program

Fri, 2017-10-06 09:30

The 14 NAE Grand Challenges range from complex yet critical goals such as engineering better medicines, making solar energy cost-competitive with coal, securing cyberspace and advancing personalized learning tools to deliver better education to more individuals. The challenges were selected by a panel of 18 engineers, technologists and futurists and were officially announced in 2008 by late NAE President and WVU alumnus Charles Vest.

Students enrolled in the Mountaineer Grand Challenge Scholars Program will be provided with unique educational opportunities and experiences that will be professionally rewarding, said Gene Cilento, Glen H. Hiner Dean of the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources.

WVU Extension Service awarded $20,000 in grants for Mineral County youth

Fri, 2017-10-06 09:15

Students living in Mineral County will have more opportunities to hone their skills in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), as well as reading thanks to the support of The Community Trust Foundation. The Foundation awarded the West Virginia University Mineral County Extension Service two $10,000 grants to help fund programs aimed at improving opportunities for youths in the community. 

The Community Trust Foundation’s Naylor Fund will help support Mineral County’s Energy Express program as well as the Mineral County 4-H Robotics Education and Youth Leadership Program for five years.

WVU Extension Service awarded $20,000 in grants for Mineral County youth

Fri, 2017-10-06 09:15

Students living in Mineral County will have more opportunities to hone their skills in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), as well as reading thanks to the support of The Community Trust Foundation. The Foundation awarded the West Virginia University Mineral County Extension Service two $10,000 grants to help fund programs aimed at improving opportunities for youths in the community. 

The Community Trust Foundation’s Naylor Fund will help support Mineral County’s Energy Express program as well as the Mineral County 4-H Robotics Education and Youth Leadership Program for five years.

WVU awarded $1 million grant from NSF for new High Performance Computing cluster

Fri, 2017-10-06 08:00

A three-year National Science Foundation grant totaling nearly $1 million will let West Virginia University develop its next-generation High Performance Computing, or HPC, cluster to advance computationally intensive research in a wide array of fields, from drug delivery to genomics and astrophysics.

The design and implementation of the new computing cluster will be funded by a $990,000 NSF Major Research Instrumentation Program, known as MRI, grant awarded to a group of 22 faculty and led by Blake Mertz, assistant professor of chemistry in the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences.

WVU awarded $1 million grant from NSF for new High Performance Computing cluster

Fri, 2017-10-06 08:00

A three-year National Science Foundation grant totaling nearly $1 million will let West Virginia University develop its next-generation High Performance Computing, or HPC, cluster to advance computationally intensive research in a wide array of fields, from drug delivery to genomics and astrophysics.

The design and implementation of the new computing cluster will be funded by a $990,000 NSF Major Research Instrumentation Program, known as MRI, grant awarded to a group of 22 faculty and led by Blake Mertz, assistant professor of chemistry in the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences.

WVU chief economist: West Virginia is on the rebound, but still lags behind national growth and lacks in areas of health and education outcomes

Thu, 2017-10-05 09:40

West Virginia’s economy is on the rebound, but will experience relatively weak growth in the five-year economic forecast period, according to Dr. John Deskins, West Virginia University’s chief economist and director of the WVU Bureau of Business and Economic Research

The state’s economic forecast was outlined by Deskins today (Oct. 5) at the 24th Annual West Virginia Economic Outlook Conference in Charleston to more than 200 state business leaders, policymakers and stakeholders. 

WVU chief economist: West Virginia is on the rebound, but still lags behind national growth and lacks in areas of health and education outcomes

Thu, 2017-10-05 09:40

West Virginia’s economy is on the rebound, but will experience relatively weak growth in the five-year economic forecast period, according to Dr. John Deskins, West Virginia University’s chief economist and director of the WVU Bureau of Business and Economic Research

The state’s economic forecast was outlined by Deskins today (Oct. 5) at the 24th Annual West Virginia Economic Outlook Conference in Charleston to more than 200 state business leaders, policymakers and stakeholders. 

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