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WVU Medicine and Rockefeller family announce new neuroscience institute

Thu, 2017-09-28 16:06

WVU Medicine and the Rockefeller family announced today that they have appointed neuroscientist Ali Rezai, M.D. to lead the comprehensive and integrated clinical and research programs in the neurosciences at West Virginia University and WVU Medicine. He will do so at the newly formed West Virginia University Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute.

Where is all the water from?

Thu, 2017-09-28 14:27

Emily Bausher, a student in the geology master of science program at West Virginia University, and her adviser, associate professor of geology Dorothy Vesper, are measuring the quantity and quality of the water along Peters Mountain in Monroe County in collaboration with the Indian Creek Watershed Association.

Bakalarski is final member of B&E Distinguished Alumni to be inducted in October

Thu, 2017-09-28 11:01

The West Virginia University College of Business and Economics has confirmed the fifth and final inductee into its renowned B&E Roll of Distinguished Alumni during WVU Homecoming Weekend. A total of five WVU business school graduates will be inducted during a ceremony and celebratory luncheon on Friday, October 13, at 11:30 a.m. at the Erickson Alumni Center in Morgantown. 

Lee Bakalarski, a financial expert in the area of risk advisory and assurance, will be among the new class of inductees. A 1974 accounting graduate of B&E, he lives in Newport, Rhode Island. 

Bakalarski is final member of B&E Distinguished Alumni to be inducted in October

Thu, 2017-09-28 11:01

The West Virginia University College of Business and Economics has confirmed the fifth and final inductee into its renowned B&E Roll of Distinguished Alumni during WVU Homecoming Weekend. A total of five WVU business school graduates will be inducted during a ceremony and celebratory luncheon on Friday, October 13, at 11:30 a.m. at the Erickson Alumni Center in Morgantown. 

Lee Bakalarski, a financial expert in the area of risk advisory and assurance, will be among the new class of inductees. A 1974 accounting graduate of B&E, he lives in Newport, Rhode Island. 

Mazey named Chuck Tanner College Coach of the Year

Thu, 2017-09-28 10:54

Baseball coach Randy Mazey has been named the recipient of the Chuck Tanner College Coach of the Year Award. Mazey will receive the award at the 11th annual Chuck Tanner Awards Banquet on Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Rivers Club in Downtown Pittsburgh.

WVU Nursing Dean Tara Hulsey to also coordinate health promotion and wellness programs

Thu, 2017-09-28 09:12

Recognizing the importance of overall health and wellness to academic, professional and personal success, West Virginia University is creating a system-wide initiative to coordinate and improve efforts in those areas.  

Supported by a substantial gift from Natalie and Wes Bush, the Bush Fund for Health Promotion and Wellness will be directed by Dean of Nursing Tara Hulsey, who will also continue in her current role while adding responsibilities as vice president of WVU for health promotion and wellness.  

WVU Nursing Dean Tara Hulsey to also coordinate health promotion and wellness programs

Thu, 2017-09-28 09:12

Recognizing the importance of overall health and wellness to academic, professional and personal success,  West Virginia University is creating a system-wide initiative to coordinate and improve efforts in those areas.  

Supported by a substantial gift from Natalie and Wes Bush, the Bush Fund for Health Promotion and Wellness will be directed by  Dean of Nursing  Tara Hulsey, who will also continue in her current role while adding responsibilities as vice president of health sciences for health promotion and wellness.  

WVU's Majjigapu named finalist for Collegiate Inventors Competition

Thu, 2017-09-28 08:10

A doctoral student in civil engineering at West Virginia University is a finalist in the Collegiate Inventors Competition, an annual competition that rewards innovations, discoveries and research by college and university students and their faculty advisors. 

Praveen Majjigapu will present his invention — NextGen Structural Rehab System — to a panel of final-round judges composed of National Inventors Hall of Fame inductees and U.S. Patent and Trademark Office experts in Washington, D.C., on November 2. A public expo and the awards ceremony will be held on November 3 at USPTO headquarters.

WVU's Majjigapu named finalist for Collegiate Inventors Competition

Thu, 2017-09-28 08:10

A doctoral student in civil engineering at West Virginia University is a finalist in the Collegiate Inventors Competition, an annual competition that rewards innovations, discoveries and research by college and university students and their faculty advisors. 

Praveen Majjigapu will present his invention — NextGen Structural Rehab System — to a panel of final-round judges composed of National Inventors Hall of Fame inductees and U.S. Patent and Trademark Office experts in Washington, D.C., on November 2. A public expo and the awards ceremony will be held on November 3 at USPTO headquarters.

Basketball members of Mountaineer Legends Society announced

Wed, 2017-09-27 15:23

The 16 men's basketball members and five women's basketball members will make the initial entrance into the Mountaineer Legends Society, joining the 36 football legends, who were introduced last fall and are on display at Milan Puskar Stadium.

WVU business school students soar with Marriott’s international brand

Wed, 2017-09-27 14:00

When students in West Virginia University’s Hospitality and Tourism Management program landed internships and employment at a local Morgantown hotel that was ramping up to become a Marriott, they knew it would be a great deal of work. They knew it would be a great deal of commitment. And they knew it would require them to focus entirely on the Marriott brand that had become an international standard. 

What they didn’t know is how much it would benefit them as they work toward entering the industry where they plan to make their marks, an industry that sees $2.7 billion in direct spending by resident and international travelers in this country every day, according to the U.S. Travel Association. As students at the WVU College of Business and Economics, they can take advantage of the business school’s relationships ranging from the world-renowned Greenbrier to Hilton, from Disney to Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, and from Snowshoe Mountain Resort to IHG — as well as a number of other resorts, hotels, outdoor recreational companies and restaurants.

WVU business school students soar with Marriott’s international brand

Wed, 2017-09-27 14:00

When students in West Virginia University’s Hospitality and Tourism Management program landed internships and employment at a local Morgantown hotel that was ramping up to become a Marriott, they knew it would be a great deal of work. They knew it would be a great deal of commitment. And they knew it would require them to focus entirely on the Marriott brand that had become an international standard. 

What they didn’t know is how much it would benefit them as they work toward entering the industry where they plan to make their marks, an industry that sees $2.7 billion in direct spending by resident and international travelers in this country every day, according to the U.S. Travel Association. As students at the WVU College of Business and Economics, they can take advantage of the business school’s relationships ranging from the world-renowned Greenbrier to Hilton, from Disney to Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, and from Snowshoe Mountain Resort to IHG — as well as a number of other resorts, hotels, outdoor recreational companies and restaurants.

WVU College of Law lecture to address Confederate monument removal

Wed, 2017-09-27 13:00

A top attorney for New Orleans will discuss his city’s removal of Confederate monuments for the annual Charles L. Ihlenfeld Lecture on Public Policy and Ethics Monday, October 2, at 5 p.m. in the event hall at the West Virginia University College of Law

Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.

WVU College of Law lecture to address Confederate monument removal

Wed, 2017-09-27 13:00

A top attorney for New Orleans will discuss his city’s removal of Confederate monuments for the annual Charles L. Ihlenfeld Lecture on Public Policy and Ethics Monday, October 2, at 5 p.m. in the event hall at the West Virginia University College of Law

Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.

Business, government, academia come together to move West Virginia Forward

Wed, 2017-09-27 12:02

(Editors: An FAQ and presentations from the news conference are also available for download at WV Forward.)

West Virginia’s economy is in transition, and it will take a collaborative effort by business, government and academia to ensure revitalization instead of stagnation, leaders from all three areas said Wednesday in releasing a summary of findings of a study entitled “West Virginia Forward: Maximizing our Opportunities for Prosperity.”

Business, government, academia come together to move West Virginia Forward

Wed, 2017-09-27 12:02

(Editors: An FAQ and presentations from the news conference are also available for download at WV Forward.)

West Virginia’s economy is in transition, and it will take a collaborative effort by business, government and academia to ensure revitalization instead of stagnation, leaders from all three areas said Wednesday in releasing a summary of findings of a study entitled “West Virginia Forward: Maximizing our Opportunities for Prosperity.”

WVU researcher helps diagnose a disease in a dinosaur fossil

Wed, 2017-09-27 10:29

A team of researchers, including, Bruce M. Rothschild, M.D., a professor of medicine in WVU’s School of Medicine, recently uncovered a unique diagnosis for a dinosaur 78 million years after its death.

WVU professors to present at 2017 Shale Insight Conference

Tue, 2017-09-26 13:30

West Virginia University professors Paul Ziemkiewicz, Shikha Sharma and Tim Carr will present research on technology in the shale industry at the Shale Insight Conference on Wednesday, Sept. 27 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Ziemkiewicz, director of the West Virginia Water Research Institute and adjunct instructor in the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, will give the technology showcase’s keynote address about the role of technology in the industry and how new technologies are meeting the constant demand of enhanced productivity and environmental compliance.

WVU professors to present at 2017 Shale Insight Conference

Tue, 2017-09-26 13:30

West Virginia University professors Paul Ziemkiewicz, Shikha Sharma and Tim Carr will present research on technology in the shale industry at the Shale Insight Conference on Wednesday, Sept. 27 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Ziemkiewicz, director of the West Virginia Water Research Institute and adjunct instructor in the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, will give the technology showcase’s keynote address about the role of technology in the industry and how new technologies are meeting the constant demand of enhanced productivity and environmental compliance.

New law scholarship at WVU will benefit rural communities

Tue, 2017-09-26 12:48

A new scholarship established at West Virginia University by the West Virginia State Bar Association is designed to increase legal services in rural communities across the Mountain State.

The Rural Practice Scholarship at the WVU College of Law will be awarded to two members of the Class of 2020 who commit to practicing law in under-served areas.

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