Cassese named WVU’s first Harriet E. Lyon Professor in Women's and Gender Studies

Erin Cassese, an associate professor of political science at West Virginia University, has been named the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences’ first Harriet E. Lyon Professor in Women’s and Gender Studies. The first-of-its-kind professorship recognizes the interdisciplinary role of women’s and gender studies on the WVU campus. It is designed to support the dissemination of knowledge sensitive to gender and places women's concerns, ideas, perspectives and interests at the center of the scholarly and teaching enterprise.

Carter named to John Wooden All-American Team

Jevon Carter has been named to the 2018 John R. Wooden Award Presented By Wendy's All American Team. The Wooden Award All American Team is made up of ten student athletes who were the top vote-getters in the quest to earn college basketball's most prestigious honor.

Jackson named Fellow of American Academy of Forensic Sciences

Glen Jackson, a professor of forensic and investigative science at West Virginia University, has been promoted to the rank of Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. The rank is one of the highest recognitions for researchers in the forensic science discipline. It was announced at the 2018 AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting in Seattle.

WVU researchers win inaugural R&D grant from AVEVA

West Virginia University is one of only two universities worldwide selected to receive a research and development program award from AVEVA, a leader in engineering and industrial software. The first-of-its-kind award will be used to focus on the research and development of next-generation engineering design and simulation software.

Mountaineers, Hokies set for rematch

After an 11-year hiatus in the Black Diamond Rivalry ended in November, the women's basketball team is set to face rival Virginia Tech for the second time this season today (March 28) when the two meet in the 2018 Postseason WNIT Semifinals. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. at the WVU Coliseum.

WVU launches new Master of Legal Studies curriculum

To meet the changing needs of professionals working with evolving policy and regulatory issues in the justice system, homeland security and healthcare, the West Virginia University Department of Public Administration has launched a new 30 credit hour Master of Legal Studies (MLS) curriculum for fall 2018.

WVU Libraries opens exhibition about the U.S. Congress

The United States Congress is the branch of the federal government closest to the people, where representatives and their constituents most directly engage over the issues of the day. Yet many Americans view Congress with a mix of frustration, confusion, and disapproval.

West Virginia University launches minor in addiction studies to combat the nation’s opioid crisis

In the face of the national opioid epidemic, the West Virginia University College of Education and Human Services will launch its minor in addiction studies beginning in the fall of 2018. The minor, open to undergraduate students in all academic disciplines, will provide students with a broad-based view of addiction theories, assessment and treatment to prepare them for employment in substance use disorder treatment and related settings.