WVU Today

Subscribe to WVU Today feed
RSS feed for the WVU Today blog.
Updated: 15 min 47 sec ago

Award-winning novel ‘Station Eleven’ chosen as WVU’s 2018-2019 Campus Read

Mon, 2018-04-02 11:00

A flu pandemic has decimated the population of the world, unraveling civilization and erasing centuries of technological and scientific advances. Those remaining have figured out how to survive, but is that all there is: survival? What about beauty, art, history and human connection? 

These are the questions at the heart of West Virginia University’s 2018-2019 Campus Read: “Station Eleven” by Emily St. John Mandel. This is no post-apocalyptic thriller, but a hopeful story that focuses on a traveling theater and music troupe determined to bring beauty back to shattered communities. This novel centers on characters connected to one another in unexpected ways. 

Carter wins Naismith Trophy Defensive Player of the Year

Mon, 2018-04-02 10:20

The Atlanta Tipoff Club announced that senior Jevon Carter is the first recipient of the newly-created Naismith Defensive Player of the Year award presented by Bona.

Carter Repeats as NABC Defensive Player of the Year

Mon, 2018-04-02 10:10

The stars of the season, including Jevon Carter, were honored by the National Association of Basketball Coaches at its annual NABC Guardians of the Game awards show Sunday evening at the Lila Cockrell Theater in San Antonio.

WVU faculty, staff encouraged to support Gold Blue & You Campaign

Mon, 2018-04-02 09:30

West Virginia University faculty and staff can invest in the University through the WVU Foundation’s Gold Blue & You Campus Campaign which kicks off Tuesday (April 3).

Through the Campus Campaign, WVU employees can give to programs or funds across the University they feel passionately about, including scholarship funds, specific departments/units, academic programs and special faculty/student support initiatives.

WVU researcher investigates role of misfolded proteins in Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s disease

Mon, 2018-04-02 08:30

Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s disease may have more in common than their effects on the functions of the brain and spinal cord. And finding that common thread could lead to a treatment that could work for all three.

A recent study by David Smith, associate professor of biochemistry in the West Virginia University School of Medicine, suggests that at the heart of all three diseases may be misfolded proteins that are shaped in similar ways. His findings have been published in the journal Nature Communications.

WVU takes interim steps to increase driver and pedestrian safety awareness

Thu, 2018-03-29 14:17

In the wake of two more pedestrians being struck by automobiles on or near the West Virginia University campus, University Police today (March 29) added portable signs at intersections where the incidents have occurred.

Two students were struck, but suffered only minor injuries, on Wednesday, March 28, at intersections on Morrill Way and Patteson Drive. The Patteson Drive intersection was also the site of a fatal accident on Feb. 1. Later that month, a second pedestrian was struck and seriously injured crossing Monongahela Boulevard.

Cassese named WVU’s first Harriet E. Lyon Professor in Women's and Gender Studies

Thu, 2018-03-29 08:44

Erin Cassese, an associate professor of political science at West Virginia University, has been named the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences’ first Harriet E. Lyon Professor in Women’s and Gender Studies. The first-of-its-kind professorship recognizes the interdisciplinary role of women’s and gender studies on the WVU campus. It is designed to support the dissemination of knowledge sensitive to gender and places women's concerns, ideas, perspectives and interests at the center of the scholarly and teaching enterprise.

Carter named to John Wooden All-American Team

Thu, 2018-03-29 08:38

Jevon Carter has been named to the 2018 John R. Wooden Award Presented By Wendy's All American Team. The Wooden Award All American Team is made up of ten student athletes who were the top vote-getters in the quest to earn college basketball's most prestigious honor.