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WVU researchers help detect gravitational waves for the third time; confirm new population of black holes

Thu, 2017-06-01 11:01

West Virginia University professors Zach Etienne and Sean McWilliams and a group of WVU graduate students are part of a global team of scientists who have detected gravitational waves for the third time, demonstrating that a new window in astronomy has been firmly opened. 

The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory, or LIGO, made a third detection of ripples in space and time on January 4, which is described in a new paper in the journal Physical Review Letters.

Anjali Halabe named WVU's associate vice president of finance

Thu, 2017-06-01 08:45

Anjali Halabe, a long-time financial administrator at West Virginia University, has been named associate vice president for finance, effective July 1. 

Halabe, currently assistant vice president for finance, replaces Dan Durbin, who accepted an appointment at the University of Louisville. 

Big 12 announces two football TV games

Wed, 2017-05-31 16:24

The Big 12 Conference has announced the football game times and broadcast partners for West Virginia’s second and third games of the 2017 season.

Order of the Vandalia to induct five new members

Wed, 2017-05-31 14:00

Five new members will be inducted Saturday into the Order of Vandalia, the highest honor for service to West Virginia University. The five possess a variety of talents and professional backgrounds, but share a common love for the University as demonstrated by their many contributions to its mission.

The inductees join more than 150 well known, and not-so-well known, recipients, including Sen. Jay Rockefeller, Sen. Robert C. Byrd, Hazel Ruby McQuain, Sen. Jennings Randolph, John Chambers, James "Buck" Harless and Jack Fleming.

WVU groups seek submissions for Women of Appalachia spoken word event

Wed, 2017-05-31 10:30

West Virginia University will be host to the first of an annual series of events this fall—the Women of Appalachia Project, which invites residents of all 420 Appalachian counties to submit writing to be featured in “Women Speak.”

WVU Libraries is partnering with the LGBTQ+ Center, the Women’s Resource Center, the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies, and WVU Campus Read to bring the juried spoken word event to campus on September 30, in conjunction with the Libraries’ Looking at Appalachia exhibit.

WVU appoints Paul Kreider as associate provost for undergraduate education

Wed, 2017-05-31 08:45

Dr. Paul Kreider, current dean of West Virginia University’s College of Creative Arts, has been appointed associate provost for undergraduate education, effective July 1.

In this role, Kreider will provide the leadership and vision to create, implement and manage the strategic direction for Undergraduate Education on all campuses of WVU, including the main campus in Morgantown, WVU Tech in Beckley and Potomac State College in Keyser. He succeeds Dr. Sue Day-Perroots, who is retiring in August after a 34-year career at the university.

WVU researcher recognized for work in land reclamation

Tue, 2017-05-30 14:45

The American Society of Mining and Reclamation given its 2017 Pioneers in Reclamation Award to Dr. Paul Ziemkiewicz, director of the West Virginia Water Research Institute, for his significant impact to and advancement of the art and science of land reclamation over his career.

“The role of science is to make the world a better and safer place,” Ziemkiewicz said.

Annual President’s Luncheon to visit Washington D.C. next week

Tue, 2017-05-30 11:00

Led by President Gordon GeeWest Virginia University representatives return to the nation’s capital June 6 for the annual luncheon on Capitol Hill.

Gee will address a capacity crowd at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill (400 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Washington D.C. 20001), highlighting the University’s achievements and commitments during the past year, including investing in higher education learning, research, inclusivity and civility.

WVU assistant professor of landscape architecture earns international recognition

Tue, 2017-05-30 09:00

West Virginia University took center stage in Beijing, China, over the weekend, as Vaike Haas , assistant professor of landscape architecture , was honored for her exemplary work by the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture, the premier international organization for landscape architecture educators.

WVU makes NCAA Tournament for first time since '96

Tue, 2017-05-30 08:58

For the first time since 1996 and the 12th time in program history, the West Virginia University baseball team has earned a bid to the NCAA Tournament.

2017 Hall of Fame class revealed

Tue, 2017-05-30 08:56

Eight outstanding contributors to Mountaineer athletics make up the 27th class of honorees in the West Virginia University Sports Hall of Fame, announced today by Director of Athletics Shane Lyons.

Four earn Big 12 All-Tournament honors

Tue, 2017-05-30 08:52

Four West Virginia University baseball players have been named to the Big 12 Conference All-Tournament Team, as senior Jackson Cramer, sophomores Darius Hill and Braden Zarbnisky and freshman Isaiah Kearns were recognized.

WVU delays setting tuition because of budget stalemate in Charleston

Fri, 2017-05-26 14:42

A special meeting of the West Virginia University Board of Governors, called to set tuition and fees for the 2017-2018 academic year, lasted only a few minutes Friday (May 26) as uncertainty surrounding a state budget prevented decisions from being made. 

Chair Thomas V. Flaherty said, "The intent of this meeting was to review budget parameters and possible action related to tuition and fees," based on expected recommendations from the Board's Finance and Facilities and Revitalization Committee, which met earlier Friday. 

Community concert to preserve past of Scott’s Run, set example for future

Fri, 2017-05-26 08:57

Eve Faulkes, professor and coordinator of graphic design at West Virginia University and her students have been involved with the community effort to preserve the history of Scott’s Run for four years, designing exhibitions, books and interactive displays for the Scott’s Run Museum and Trail. The student’s latest project is a CD cover for the recording of The Songs and Stories of Scott’s Run Concert that will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 1, at the Metropolitan Theatre in Morgantown.

Vet to Vet Program one-of-a-kind in addressing unique healthcare issues

Fri, 2017-05-26 08:49

As a veteran, West Virginia University School of Nursing Clinical Associate Professor Gina Maiocco, PhD, RN, CNS-BC, understands the unique healthcare issues our military personnel and veterans face on a day-to-day basis, particularly in civilian hospitals where exposure to the needs of these patients may be limited.

WVU to Face Kentucky in Morgantown This Season

Thu, 2017-05-25 11:36

For the first time since 1970, and just the third time in school history, the West Virginia University men’s basketball team will host Kentucky in Morgantown during the 2017-18 season.

Beloved professor bids final farewell, names WVU in his estate

Thu, 2017-05-25 10:51

In his 45-year career at West Virginia University, Professor Emeritus Robert DiClerico has influenced the lives of more than 34,000 students. As he prepares to move to New England in June, DiClerico has made yet another lasting contribution on the student community: he has named WVU in his estate plans, a gift that will support political science students for years to come through additional support for the Robert E. DiClerico Scholarship in Democratic Institutions and Public Leadership.

WVU faculty awarded grants for technology integration

Thu, 2017-05-25 09:00

The Teaching and Learning Commons has awarded nine grants totaling more than $15,000 to West Virginia University faculty to encourage innovation in the classroom. 

“The 2017-18 technology integration grants enable faculty to enhance the student learning experience with the latest technology in their respective fields,” said Tracey Beckley, executive director of the Teaching and Learning Commons.

WVU appoints Barbara Dawson as associate provost for information technology and chief information officer

Thu, 2017-05-25 08:30


Barbara Dawson, an IT professional who has led Information Technology Services units in both higher education and the corporate sector, has been named associate provost for information technology and chief information officer at West Virginia University effective July 31.  

Many voices: Building a consortium of small scholarly societies

Wed, 2017-05-24 09:30

West Virginia University English professor Cheryl Ball aspires to unite small societies of scholars into a larger humanities consortium as a way to ensure the discipline’s fortitude and improve efficiency through shared services.