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WVU launches inaugural Hazing Prevention Week, convenes special task force

Thu, 2018-01-25 13:00

A new Hazing Prevention Task Force, spearheaded by the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life, with members representing several different units on campus, has planned a full slate of activities to raise awareness around the issue of hazing and the impact it has on campus, Jan. 29-Feb. 2. 

“Hazing is a criminal act in the State of West Virginia and counterintuitive to the mission of West Virginia University,” said Matthew Richardson, director of the WVU Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life. “It is our hope that by providing continuous education through active and passive programs, we’ll be better equipped as a University community to eliminate hazing in every setting possible.”

West Virginia University Office of the Provost reconfigures WVU Online and Teaching and Learning Commons to ensure optimal services for students and faculty

Thu, 2018-01-25 09:00

The West Virginia University Office of the Provost announced today that the Teaching and Learning Commons will be realigning with WVU Online under the leadership of Dean Keith Bailey. As part of this move, Bailey will also be named the assistant provost for teaching and learning. Tracey Beckley, current executive director of the TLC, will become the assistant dean for teaching and learning. This expanded role will encompass online program planning as well as continued growth of services offered by the TLC.

“We’ve taken a close look at our organization and identified two talented people who are ready to take their units in bold new directions,” said WVU Provost Joyce McConnell. “By re-aligning our Teaching and Learning Commons more closely with WVU Online, we are fostering the existing natural collaboration between those units. I am also excited to name both Keith and Tracey to new roles and see the innovative things they do next.”

WVU facilities master update features 16 projects under active consideration

Wed, 2018-01-24 11:33

With five years remaining on its current master facilities plan, West Virginia University has 16 projects that are active, or under consideration, across the system, ranging from a residence hall at WVU Tech in Beckley to better facilities at Jackson’s Mill to remodeling of space in Morgantown, Vice President for Strategic Initiatives Rob Alsop said today (Jan. 24). 

During a special meeting, Alsop updated the Board of Governors on the progress of the 10-year plan adopted in 2012, highlighting accomplishments so far, including new facilities for the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design and the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources on the Evansdale campus, as well as improvements in student housing. 

WVU researchers investigate bioelectricity to better understand breast cancer

Wed, 2018-01-24 08:15

Although breast cancer mortality has declined in the U.S., it is still the most frequently diagnosed cancer and the leading cause of cancer deaths in women under 60 years old.

“This suggests there are still some important mechanisms influencing risk, etiology and progression that remain unknown to us,” said Sarah Knox, an epidemiologist at the West Virginia University School of Public Health.