New endowment to help expand academic scholarship opportunities at WVU

A gift of $25,000 from Melinda and John Hale to West Virginia University’s College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences, will provide financial aid to CPASS students, with a preference for students from Mineral County and transfer students from Potomac State College.

WVU to host founder and CEO of Coalfield Development Corporation, presenting ‘Rebuilding the Appalachian Economy’

Gumption. Grit. Grace. These are the core values of the Coalfield Development Corporation, a community-based nonprofit in southern West Virginia that empowers individuals to learn and grow while improving communities in tangible ways– all in the face of a challenging economic climate. West Virginia University will host the organization’s founder and CEO, Brandon Dennison, who will share Coalfield’s unique approach to community development.

WVU receives Higher Education Excellence in Diversity award

For the second consecutive year, West Virginia University’s efforts in diversity and inclusion have been honored with the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.

WVU physicists chase new ‘wave’ of condensed matter research

Just one year after arriving at West Virginia University, physicist Lian Li is taking physics research to new frontiers. In collaboration with fellow WVU condensed matter experiment expert Cheng Cen, he is breaking the rules of classical physics in search of a solution to making computers faster than ever.

Discovering the art of waste: WVU English professor named a fellow of the National Humanities Center

Stephanie Foote is the first West Virginia University faculty member to be chosen for a National Humanities Center Fellowship. Foote is in residence at the National Humanities Center in Durham, North Carolina, for the 2017-18 academic year while working on her book about waste. In “The Art of Waste: Narrative, Trash, and Contemporary Culture,” Foote plans to examine the role of garbage in narrating the relationship of American culture to environmental crisis.

DeLynn Lecture to feature national expert on improving cancer care delivery

Deborah Schrag, MD, MPH, a nationally renowned medical oncologist and population health researcher, will deliver the 2017 Laurence and Jean DeLynn Lecture at 4 p.m., Sept. 21, in the Fukushima Auditorium of the West Virginia University Health Sciences Center. The lecture is open to the public. A reception will follow in the Learning Center Commons. The title of Schrag’s lecture is “Precision Public Health: High Value Strategies to Decrease the Burden of Cancer on the Health of Communities.”