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WVU is a home among the hills for students from around the world

Mon, 2017-06-19 13:28

Mays Ibraheem is one of West Virginia University’s students who immigrated to the U.S. There are other students whose families immigrated. And still others arrived in the U.S. just to attend college. The WVU Magazine focuses on 9 students who have varied cultural backgrounds and have lived in Appalachian states. Read about their struggles, their triumphs and what they bring to the world.

WVU wins one of three inaugural STEMx™ Challenge Grants to improve computer science education across the state

Mon, 2017-06-19 12:30

The West Virginia University Center for Excellence in STEM Education is one of three state-level organizations to receive grants of $15,000 from the STEMx™ network. These inaugural awards are intended to help states develop solutions to pressing science, technology, engineering and mathematics education issues.

The WVUCE-STEM will use the grant funds to host a statewide conference next spring, “STEM Forward: Building West Virginia’s Capacity through Computer Science,” for STEM educators, business and industry leaders, state agencies, public school districts, higher education institutions and nonprofit partners. Conference participants will explore strategies for providing computer science education to students across the state, with a particular focus on rural computer science education. The conference will produce a summative report that lays out how stakeholders can work together to provide computer science education for all West Virginia students. The results are intended to provide a model for other state-wide STEM networks.

WVU celebrates West Virginia’s 154th birthday with latest gift from the Blenko family

Mon, 2017-06-19 08:00

West Virginia University’s art collection will soon gain a new limited-edition piece, a gift made possible by Blenko Glass.

The company is continuing its tradition of providing WVU with the latest piece from the West Virginia Birthday Blenko Glass Collection. The donation has become an annual occurrence on June 20 – the state’s birthday. Started by the company in 1980, the West Virginia Birthday Blenko Glass Collection celebrates the state’s birthday with just the exact number of pieces as the state’s age made and sold each year. 

BOG awaits resolution on state budget negotiations before setting tuition

Fri, 2017-06-16 16:30

(Editor's note: WVU President Gordon Gee and BOG Chair Flaherty also addressed the budget stalemate and implications in a letter to the University community.)

The West Virginia University Board of Governors was unable Friday (June 16) to complete a budget or set tuition rates for the coming fiscal and academic years given continuing legislative negotiations over a state budget. 

Gee and BOG Chair Flaherty address budget stalemate and implications

Fri, 2017-06-16 16:06

In a letter to West Virginia University faculty, staff and students today (June 16), President Gordon Gee said, "I know you are all concerned about the status of the state budget, especially as the deadline to avoid a shutdown creeps closer. I want to assure you that I personally, along with others in our administration, are working day and night on multiple fronts to prevent that from happening, and – in the unlikely event it does – how we will proceed."


Goal! WVU reinvigorates its land-grant mission in McDowell County (VIDEO)

Fri, 2017-06-16 10:36

It was intended to be a one-day youth soccer clinic in southern West Virginia. 

But before it was over, a 220-mile trip from Morgantown to Welch became much more than just kicks for West Virginia University athletes, students and leaders. 

WVU energy center hosting future global leaders

Fri, 2017-06-16 09:30

Energy experts from two West Virginia University disciplines will meet with young leaders from around the world next week to explore future energy opportunities that also protect the environment.

The Atlantic Council’s Millennium Leaders Program will meet in Morgantown June 19 and 20 with WVU’s Center for Energy and Sustainable Development.

WVU School of Medicine names prominent surgical oncologist as chair of surgery

Fri, 2017-06-16 08:12

(Editor’s Note: Both physicians mentioned in this story have the same last name. Dr. J. Wallis Marsh is the incoming chair of surgery; Dr. Clay Marsh is WVU’s vice president and executive dean for health sciences. They are not related.)

James Wallis Marsh Jr., M.D., acclaimed surgical oncologist and transplant surgeon, has been named to lead the Department of Surgery in the West Virginia University School of Medicine.

WVU School of Medicine names prominent surgical oncologist as chair of surgery

Thu, 2017-06-15 16:10

(Editor’s Note: Both physicians mentioned in this story have the same last name. Dr. J. Wallis Marsh is the incoming chair of surgery; Dr. Clay Marsh is WVU’s vice president and executive dean for health sciences. They are not related.)

James Wallis Marsh Jr., M.D., acclaimed surgical oncologist and transplant surgeon, has been named to lead the Department of Surgery in the West Virginia University School of Medicine.

WVU emissions researchers help address automotive industry and regulatory challenges on clean-diesel issues

Thu, 2017-06-15 15:30

(Editor's note: An online media kit containing downloadable vidoes, photos and other resources is available in the WVUToday Media Center.)

WVU School of Public Health dean to participate in congressional briefing on opioid epidemic

Thu, 2017-06-15 13:20

The West Virginia University School of Public Health will be among five schools in the Appalachian region to brief members of Congress in Washington, D.C. Monday (June 19) to share their findings and unique approaches to address the opioid epidemic.

Dean Jeffrey Coben, M.D., will participate in “The Opioid Epidemic: Findings from Public Health Research Experts” to represent the West Virginia University School of Public Health, along with leaders from the University of Pittsburgh, University of Kentucky, The Ohio State University and East Tennessee State University.

Davis, Cramer selected in MLB Draft

Thu, 2017-06-15 09:24

West Virginia University junior left fielder Kyle Davis was drafted by the Houston Astros and senior first baseman Jackson Cramer was drafted by the Washington Nationals on the final day of the 2017 Major League Baseball Draft.

WVU Heart and Vascular Institute surgeons first in the U.S. to place new aortic valve repair device

Wed, 2017-06-14 14:00

This week, surgeons at the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute became the first in the United States to place the HAART 300 Aortic Annuloplasty Device, an aortic valve repair device invented by Heart and Vascular Institute surgeon J. Scott Rankin, M.D.

West Virginia native, WVU alumnus establishes scholarship for business school students

Wed, 2017-06-14 13:30

Dr. Robert L. Totterdale characterizes himself as a lifelong learner, and established an endowment in his mother’s name in the academic area that represents the second segment of his life’s education. As a result, the Dorothy F. Totterdale Scholarship will be offered at the West Virginia University College of Business and Economics to foster that desire to learn in management information systems students.

Totterdale is a native of Wheeling, so first preference for the award of the scholarship is given to West Virginia residents from Ohio and Marshall counties. Recipients must be a full-time student at WVU in good academic standing by maintaining a 3.2 grade point average.

Late alumnus leaves $250K to benefit WVU students

Wed, 2017-06-14 09:33

Writing, literature and poetry students at West Virginia University will benefit from a gift from late alumnus and West Virginia native Russell L. Isaacs.

Isaacs, who died in April, left $252,000 in his estate to the WVU Foundation to provide scholarships to students in the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences.

WVU Upward Bound receives $1.2 million in federal funding for five years

Wed, 2017-06-14 09:29

West Virginia University’s Upward Bound program was awarded more than $1 million from the U.S. Department of Education over the next five years to prepare high school students for postsecondary education.

The federally funded TRIO program will serve 60 students from Grafton and Preston County high schools. The $1,287,500 grant will be used to provide programming and services to help students in grades 9-12 overcome academic, social and cultural barriers to earning a college degree. 

WVU partners with New River Gorge National River to provide life-saving kits

Tue, 2017-06-13 13:07

Park rangers at the New River Gorge National River are now carrying intranasal naloxone rescue kits, thanks to the foresight of park staff and a partnership between West Virginia University and the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources.

Five years of Big 12 football

Tue, 2017-06-13 13:07

Overall, after five seasons in the Big 12, West Virginia shows a 22-23 record against the rest of the conference; the Mountaineers are 12-11 at home and 10-12 on the road.

The ‘H’ word: fighting negative language stereotypes in Appalachia

Tue, 2017-06-13 09:00

A team of filmmakers, led by documentarians Ashley York and Sally Rubin, is hoping to use the spotlight of the recent presidential election to examine the problematic hillbilly archetype as it has evolved over the last century as well as how people view poor, white and rural America.

New coding and service camps highlight WVU Engineering Challenge Camp schedule

Mon, 2017-06-12 13:30

Students from 17 states will head to Morgantown this summer to attend one of 14 Engineering Challenge Camps being offered by West Virginia University.

“In addition to our local students, we have campers coming from as far away as Russia and Alaska,” said Cate Schlobohm, outreach program coordinator in the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources. “It’s very rewarding to see so many campers from previous years decide to study engineering at WVU as a result of their experiences at camp; many even spend the summer with us as camp counselors.”