MEDIA ADVISORY: WVU to co-host mining and reclamation conference

Annual mining and reclamation symposium hosted by WVU and the West Virginia Mine Drainage Task Force. Researchers and experts will present on the latest regulations and practices pertaining to acid mine drainage, surface and underground mining, and land reclamation techniques.

WVU to focus on climate change in two venues over three days

Wildfire expert Toddi Steelman and Mamie Parker, principal of Ma Parker Associates and former assistant director of fisheries and habitat conservation for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, will speak March 26-27 during separate seminars at the WVU Davis College. The events precede the University's Spring Academic Media Day which will focus on climate change from numerous research angles.

MEDIA ADVISORY: WVU medical students transition from basic to clinical sciences during annual White Coat Ceremony

A unique aspect of the medical education program at WVU is that students earn their white clinician coats at the end of their second year of education rather than the onset. The transition from basic sciences to clinical care is about more than the coat – it’s a symbol of their future as healers and care providers. The ceremony stresses the importance of the doctor-patient relationship and the relevance of the white coat as a cloak of compassion.

WVU Extension Service invites landowners, industry professionals to timber tax workshop

West Virginia Timber Tax Workshop – a one-day conference March 19 from 9 a.m to 3 p.m. will cover the key information landowners and professionals need to know about timber sales and the associated taxes, including current tax incentive programs, in order to improve the quality of timber transactions from both a natural resources and economic standpoint.

WVU medical students learn residency matches during national celebration

For medical students nationwide, Match Day is the culmination of four years of hard work. Many students consider it the most exciting day of the medical school experience – learning where they’ll complete their residency training. WVU medical students will learn their matches Friday (March 15). Envelope distribution begins at noon on all three WVU Medical School campuses.

WVU Army and Air Force units to conduct final flag retreat ceremony at Stansbury Hall

Cadets will lower the U.S. and West Virginia state flags and “retire the colors” for the final time in front of Stansbury Hall during a brief and reserved ceremony Friday (March 8) at 1 p.m. in front of the historic brick building along Beechurst Avenue. The joint ROTC detail will pass the U.S. flag to Brig. Gen. Wilbur Wolf, a 1985 graduate of the program, to acknowledge the historical significance of the building and its two primary tenants for the past several generations. Wolf will turn the colors over to WVU President Gordon Gee for safeguard until they can be properly raised over the new ROTC offices on the Evansdale campus.

WVU’s BrandJRNY hosts Pineville brand launch

West Virginia University Reed College of Media’s BrandJRNY will launch a new brand for Pineville, including a logo, slogan, promotional materials and creative and advertising plans.