WVU student to study in South Africa on Gilman Scholarship

A West Virginia University student with aspirations of becoming an anthropologist will spend the spring term in South Africa as a Gilman Scholar. London Orzolek, a junior majoring in anthropology and women’s and gender studies, is from Wheeling.

WVU Board of Governors receives facilities plan update

Meeting between commencement exercises for the largest December graduating class in West Virginia University’s 150-year history, the Board of Governors received an update on its current master facilities plan Friday (Dec. 15), with a look ahead to a refreshing of the plan through 2022.

‘The engine of innovation is change,’ WVU’s December graduates told

The weather outside wasn’t quite frightful, but it was delightful inside the West Virginia University Coliseum Friday (Dec. 15) as the largest December graduating class in the University’s 150 years received diplomas amid cheers, shrill whistles and honking horns from their friends and families.

Crawford to miss the bowl game

Football Coach Dana Holgorsen has announced that senior running back Justin Crawford has decided not to participate in the 2017 Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl and will focus on his preparation for the 2018 NFL Draft.

Grier to return for senior season

Junior quarterback Will Grier has announced that he will return for his senior season in 2018. Grier, who will graduate today (Dec. 15) with a degree in multidisciplinary studies, was the 2017 Big 12 Newcomer of the Year as selected by the league coaches, ESPN.com and the Associated Press.

WVU engineering students conduct research in microgravity conditions

A team of engineering students from West Virginia University recently conducted soldering experiments aboard the Zero Gravity Corporation’s microgravity research aircraft, G-Force One. The team built upon work done by past WVU Microgravity Research Teams in an effort to remove bubbles or voids that form in solder joints when soldering is performed under microgravity conditions. According to team advisor John Kuhlman, professor emeritus of mechanical and aerospace engineering, the voids make the solder joints weaker and less electrically conductive than they would be if they were created within Earth’s normal gravity.

Gee Mail: The Best of 2017

With 2018 lurking around the corner, President Gordon Gee bids farewell to the year in this look at the Best of Gee Mail: 2017 edition.

WVU physicists among collaborators granted $7 million to form U.S. Department of Energy center of excellence

Scientists pause each afternoon at Kirtland Air Force Base in Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico, awaiting the daily lightning flash and unmistakable floor jolt that accompanies a Z shot. West Virginia University physics professor Mark Koepke and his students are often among them, taking advantage of approximately 20 of the more than 200 Z shots per year to examine the physical principles that govern extreme astrophysical environments through the study of high energy density physics.

WVU community builds 18th Toy Mountain

West Virginia University faculty, staff and students have donated toys throughout the holiday season to construct Toy Mountain, located in the Mountainlair. The College of Business and Economics has helped build that mountain with a contribution this year.