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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. 

Scientists use ancient trees and climate models to understand past and future drought in Mongolia

Wed, 2018-03-14 14:01

Ancient trees in Mongolia dating back more than 2,000 years are helping place current and future climate change in context, according to a new West Virginia University-led study.

“As climate continues to change throughout the world, these long records allow us to put modern climatic events in context,” said Amy Hessl, a professor of geography and lead author of the study. “Similarly, comparing these long records to future climate scenarios allowed us to understand how changing temperatures and precipitation may interact in unexpected ways in the future.”

WVU Festival of Ideas to host a discussion on 'Industries of the Future' with Alec Ross

Wed, 2018-03-14 09:30

Alec Ross, West Virginia native and New York Times best-selling author, will visit West Virginia University as the next speaker in the David C. Hardesty, Jr. Festival of Ideas series March 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Mountainlair Ballrooms.

Ross will provide insight on the technological and economic trends and developments that will shape the next 10-to-20 years, from cybersecurity and big data to the commercialization of genomics to the code-ification of money, markets and trust. 

WVU student awarded national fellowship to work with imprisoned populations

Tue, 2018-03-13 09:30

A West Virginia University student passionate about enriching educational opportunities and resources for imprisoned people in West Virginia has been named a 2018 Newman Civic Fellow by the Campus Compact, the only national higher education association dedicated solely to campus-based civic engagement. 

Emma Harrison is a junior from Morgantown majoring in political science and multidisciplinary studies. She is a finalist for the prestigious Truman Scholarship, a Milan Puskar Scholar for outstanding leadership and public service, an Eberly Scholar and a student in the Honors College

WVU to host Bucknell in WNIT First Round

Tue, 2018-03-13 08:26

The West Virginia women's basketball team earned an at-large bid to the Women's National Invitation Tournament and will host Bucknell in on Thursday (March 15) in the first round of the 2018 Postseason WNIT.

West Virginia & Regional History Center debuts new archives research website

Mon, 2018-03-12 16:07

The West Virginia & Regional History Center at West Virginia University Libraries has launched a powerful new tool to assist researchers anywhere in the world who have an interest in exploring the history of the Mountain State and its region.

The Center’s new Guide to Archives and Manuscripts provides enhanced descriptions for more than 4,300 archival collections, and that number grows every week. The new site is available at

West Virginia to meet Murray State in NCAA Tournament

Mon, 2018-03-12 08:18

Big 12 Championship runner-up West Virginia will be making its 29th NCAA Tournament appearance on Friday (March 16) in San Diego, California, when the Mountaineers face Ohio Valley Conference champion Murray State in a first-round game.

Learn more about the match up at

Obioma, Yachini elected WVU Student Government Association leaders

Thu, 2018-03-08 21:25

The campaign for West Virginia University student body president and vice president ended Thursday evening (March 8) as the Student Government Association Judicial Board announced Isaac Obioma and Abbi Yachini, as president and vice president, respectively, for the 2018-19 academic year.

Obioma is a junior international studies major from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and Yachini is a junior political science major from Follansbee. 

WVU College of Law student wins national legal writing award

Thu, 2018-03-08 15:00

Jaden Rhea, a third-year student at West Virginia University College of Law, is a winner of the 2018 Burton Distinguished Legal Writing Award for Law Schools.

Rhea is one of just 15 law students from across the country to receive the award. She will be honored with the other recipients at a black tie dinner at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC, on May 21.