WVU's ribbon-cutting ceremony to open Falling Run Greenspace moved to rain date, Sunday, April 30

The Falling Run Greenspace is an accessible, vibrant urban oasis with the potential to become a central park for the heart of Morgantown, forging a connection between West Virginia University’s Organic Farm and the Main Downtown Campus. Working in small groups, more than 1,000 student and faculty volunteers and crew leaders helped to build the 16 hiking trails over the past nine months.

High school students tackle health research in their communities

A group of motivated high school students across West Virginia in the Health Sciences and Technology Academy program partnered with WVU medical students to find out why so few high school students get flu shots each year. They are among hundreds of high school student research groups who will present their findings at West Virginia State University in Institute April 29 and at Fairmont State University May 6. Science presentations and hand-on activities will be ongoing from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at both locations.

Reed College of Media offers workshop on reporting on social justice issues using new technology

Reed College of Media students collaborated with peers from Morgan State University to use new technology that collects data on how people across America access food. “Engage! Using Audience Engagement to Report on Social Justice Issues,” a day-long workshop Friday (April 28), will take participants behind the scenes of this innovative investigative reporting project with hands-on training by industry leaders.

WVU to host May Day celebrations to honor labor rights and industrial workers

Monday, May 1, is traditionally a day of international worker solidarity. It is also believed to be the birthday of Mary Harris “Mother” Jones. Jones, a labor organizer in several industries, became most well known for her work with coal miners during an era of unsafe mining practices and few labor laws.

WVU iASD Clinic director thinks Sesame Street’s Julia ‘instrumental’ in peer acceptance of children with autism

One goal of the West Virginia University intensive Autism Service Delivery Clinic is to prepare children to successfully join a more typical learning setting by increasing pre-academic skills. Sesame Street’s new character Julia, who is autistic, can be instrumental in teaching children to welcome classmates with autism. The iASD Clinic sees children with a diagnosis of autism between two- and six-years-old.

WVU to provide opportunity for students, community members to learn from Pittsburgh’s ‘Rust Belt revitalization’

Over the past few decades, the City of Pittsburgh has become “a model of Rust Belt revitalization,” and its revival, in large part, is due to the preservation and management of parks systems. West Virginia University will provide an opportunity for students and community members to learn about how the city has reinvented itself from one of Pittsburgh’s distinguished environmental designers and visionaries, Susan Rademacher, parks curator for the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, who will serve as speaker for this year’s E. Lynn Miller Lecture series Wednesday, April 26.

WVU students strive to ‘Do Good. Be Better.’ during annual Week of Engagement

The Week of Engagement takes place every April during National Volunteer Week and is designed to showcase service and engagement on campus. During the week, students participate in large scale service projects to benefit the community. The Engagement Celebration recognizes individuals and organizations across campus that have shown a strong commitment to service and civic engagement.

Artist who created Obama campaign 'Hope' poster headlines WVU exhibit

The work of Shepard Fairey, the contemporary artist behind the iconic “Hope” poster used during Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign, is coming to West Virginia University. Artwork from his latest project, “Work Against the Clampdown,” will be on display at an exhibition starting today (April 21) at the Art Museum of WVU.