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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.

University sport performance psychology expert who helps athletes handle stress, set goals honored

Tue, 2017-09-26 12:01

West Virginia University professor and Olympic Gold Medalist who helps athletes learn the art of mindfulness was inducted into the U.S. International Shooting Hall of Fame this past August in Colorado Springs, Colorado. 

WVU’s Ed Etzel received the award, alongside three other American sharpshooters. A licensed psychologist, Etzel is a professor in the College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences. His research interests focus on performance psychology and its influence on athletes’ mental health.

University sport performance psychology expert who helps athletes handle stress, set goals honored

Tue, 2017-09-26 12:01

West Virginia University professor and Olympic Gold Medalist who helps athletes learn the art of mindfulness was inducted into the U.S. International Shooting Hall of Fame this past August in Colorado Springs, Colorado. 

WVU’s Ed Etzel received the award, alongside three other American sharpshooters. A licensed psychologist, Etzel is a professor in the College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences. His research interests focus on performance psychology and its influence on athletes’ mental health.

WVU engineering professor named Fellow of Electrochemical Society

Tue, 2017-09-26 11:30

Nianqiang “Nick” Wu, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at West Virginia University, has been named a Fellow of the Electrochemical Society. The distinction, granted to no more than 15 people annually, was established in 1989 to recognize advanced individual technological contributions in electrochemical and solid-state science and technology.

Wu is the first from WVU to be granted this distinction.

WVU engineering professor named Fellow of Electrochemical Society

Tue, 2017-09-26 11:30

Nianqiang “Nick” Wu, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at West Virginia University, has been named a Fellow of the Electrochemical Society. The distinction, granted to no more than 15 people annually, was established in 1989 to recognize advanced individual technological contributions in electrochemical and solid-state science and technology.

Wu is the first from WVU to be granted this distinction.

2016 Clery Act report shows decreases in alcohol, drug violations

Tue, 2017-09-26 10:31

West Virginia University Police and Office of Emergency Management reported fewer arrests for alcohol and drug violations over the last three years, according to the annual federal Clery Report.

Alcohol violations were down 12 percent – 335 to 296 – from 2014 to 2016, while drug arrests fell 27.9 percent – 183 to 132. Referrals, violations without arrests and handled by the WVU’s judicial system – decreased from 324 to 146.

2016 Clery Act report shows decreases in alcohol, drug violations

Tue, 2017-09-26 10:31

West Virginia University Police and Office of Emergency Management reported fewer arrests for alcohol and drug violations over the last three years, according to the annual federal Clery Report.

Alcohol violations were down 12 percent – 335 to 296 – from 2014 to 2016, while drug arrests fell 27.9 percent – 183 to 132. Referrals, violations without arrests and handled by the WVU’s judicial system – decreased from 324 to 146.

WVU Student Life announces 2017 Hall of Fame & Outstanding Achievement Award inductees

Tue, 2017-09-26 08:30

A program-building coach who has won 819 basketball games, a retired liaison for Black Student Concerns who took special interest in African and African American students, faculty and staff, a former Arts & Entertainment student program advisor who trained hundreds of student staff to run “front of house” activities and a man who guided the Daily Athenaeum through a period of exceptional growth will be honored by the West Virginia University Division of Student Life.

The Student Life Outstanding Achievement Award will be presented to Bob Huggins. The 2017 Student Life Hall of Fame Award will be presented to Charles Blue, Jr., Edna “Franny” King, and Alan R. Waters at an induction ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 2 at the WVU Mountainlair Ballrooms.

WVU Student Life announces 2016 Hall of Fame & Outstanding Achievement Award inductees

Tue, 2017-09-26 08:30

A program-building coach who has won 819 basketball games, a retired liaison for Black Student Concerns who took special interest in African and African American students, faculty and staff, a former Arts & Entertainment student program advisor who trained hundreds of student staff to run “front of house” activities and a man who guided the Daily Athenaeum through a period of exceptional growth will be honored by the West Virginia University Division of Student Life.

The Student Life Outstanding Achievement Award will be presented to Bob Huggins. The 2017 Student Life Hall of Fame Award will be presented to Charles Blue, Jr., Edna “Franny” King, and Alan R. Waters at an induction ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 2 at the WVU Mountainlair Ballrooms.

Engineering student builds curiosity at WVU Nursery School

Mon, 2017-09-25 10:31

A student from the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources has been introducing children to basic engineering principles through fun, hands-on activities while volunteering at the Nursery School at West Virginia University.

Joshua Bintrim, an industrial engineering major from Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, began visiting the Nursery School in August as part of his capstone course, which requires him to complete two hours of volunteering per week.

WVU battles heat, injuries to bag Big 12 win

Mon, 2017-09-25 08:00

Three letters described Saturday's game in Lawrence, Kansas - H-O-T. It was very hot out there, the thermometer exceeding 100 degrees on the field, and the oppressive heat unquestionably played a role in the 1,199 yards and 90 points the two teams put up during the afternoon.

2016 Benedum Distinguished Scholars to present public lectures on quantum mechanics, the economics of sports, innovation in science, and the first modern war

Fri, 2017-09-22 12:14

The four 2016-2017 Claude Worthington Benedum Distinguished Scholars will present highlights of their award-winning research in individual lectures this fall, beginning this week. All members of the campus and local community are invited to attend these lectures and the receptions following.

The faculty members named Benedum Distinguished Scholars for 2016-2017 were announced last spring. They are:

WVU researcher receives $1.6 million to fight inflammation in neurodegenerative diseases

Fri, 2017-09-22 10:00

Inflammation is overwhelmingly beneficial, helping to fight illnesses caused by bacteria and viruses. However, most neurological diseases involve inflammation in the brain, which is thought to contribute to or exacerbate diseases. A West Virginia University researcher has been recently awarded $1.6 million to conduct research on how harmful inflammation can be targeted without disrupting normal immune function.

WVU Alumni Association hosts Pioneer Sessions Week

Fri, 2017-09-22 09:30

Pioneer Sessions Week returns to the Erickson Alumni Center, Oct. 2-6. Designed to help students and alumni gain professional life-skills development, Pioneer Sessions are focused on connecting alumni with current students to provide an opportunity to facilitate learning and networking. The sessions are sponsored by the WVU Alumni Association’s student organization, the Gold and Blue Crew.

This fall’s lineup features speakers from a variety of different fields and topics ranging from attending law school to financial planning.

WVU business school to host first insurance symposium

Fri, 2017-09-22 09:00

Insurance and risk management represents one of the largest and most important industries in the world, and West Virginia University’s business school has developed an area of emphasis within its finance major designed to meet the needs of that industry.

As a result, the WVU College of Business and Economics Center for Financial Literacy and Education will host its first Insurance Symposium Sept. 25. The objectives are to discuss the critical needs within the industry and help cultivate new talent in a sector that admittedly needs an infusion of bright, new minds.

Researchers find Flint’s water crisis led to fewer babies and higher fetal death rates

Thu, 2017-09-21 16:48

An estimated 275 fewer children were born in Flint, Michigan, while the city was using lead-contaminated water from the Flint River, according to findings by researchers from West Virginia University and the University of Kansas.

“We compared fertility rates in Flint to fertility rates in other big cities in Michigan and we found that, following the water change, fertility rates dropped substantially in Flint but did not change in other areas,” said Daniel Grossman, assistant professor of economics at WVU’s College of Business and Economics. “We also explored fetal death rates in Flint and found that they increased 58 percent following the water switch.

WVU mining extension instructor inducted into National Coal Mine Rescue Hall of Fame

Thu, 2017-09-21 13:00

Jonathan Sabo, a mine rescue and fire brigade instructor with West Virginia University’s Mining Extension Service, has been inducted into the National Coal Mine Rescue Hall of Fame. Established by the Mine Safety and Health Administration, the Hall of Fame honors individuals who stand out as exceptional in the field of mine rescue.

High school students can now start tracking WVU scholarship earning potential through new online platform

Thu, 2017-09-21 11:00

Prospective West Virginia University students who begin assessing their college options in their early high school years can now start tracking their financial options, too.

Starting as early as their freshman year of high school, aspiring Mountaineers can track their progress toward scholarship dollars at WVU through RaiseMe, a free online enterprise that makes calculating scholarship dollars more accessible.

Data analytics program expands to include two-year option at WVU business school

Wed, 2017-09-20 15:00

After the successful launch of the master’s level business data analytics program at West Virginia University, the program has already expanded to meet the needs of students to also offer a two-year option.

With one year under its belt, overwhelming interest, global demand for qualified data analysts and a market growing hungrier by the minute to turn a lot of data into advantages for business, WVU’s College of Business and Economics was quick to respond. After introducing one of the first online, master’s level data analytics programs, the program enters only its second year. Students interested in the Master of Science in Business Data Analytics program will now have a choice of completing the program in one or two years. And choices are good. 

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