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WVU business school program recognized with award from state Hospitality & Travel Association

Just four years after its creation, West Virginia University’s Hospitality and Tourism Management program is receiving national and state accolades for furthering the professionalism of the tourism industry through education and training. The program in the College of Business and Economics was presented with the Excellence in Tourism Education Award at the 8th Annual Hospitality University conference at the Greenbrier Jan. 29.

WVU to conduct commercial-scale research of clean tech for coal-fired power plants

West Virginia University researchers are leading commercial-scale research and development of two new innovations at the country's most efficient coal-fired power plant in Maidsville. The devices, a corrosion sensor invented at WVU and a gas sensor invented at Los Alamos National Laboratory, could make coal combustion more efficient with fewer emissions and fewer unplanned outages saving millions of dollars.

WVU report links fentanyl use to amnesia

A case report by a West Virginia University neuropsychologist suggests a new reason fentanyl-alone, or in combination with stimulants-may put substance users at risk, whether they take it knowingly or not. It may cause amnesia.

WVU baseball slated for national TV game on FS1

The baseball team will play in front of a national-television audience on FS1 when it travels to Texas Tech on March 30, at 7:30 p.m. ET, as the Big 12 Conference announced its TV schedule on Monday.

WVU research examines a different culprit behind Alzheimer's disease

Amyloid plaques have long been believed to be an indicator of neurodegenerative disease. But according to Raymond Anderson, a graduate student in West Virginia University's School of Medicine, such buildup alone does not correlate with disease severity. In fact, these buildups may even protect neurons.

Alumni, faculty, students to appear in inaugural TEDx WVU

West Virginia University alumni, faculty and students will take the stage in March as part of the first campus TEDx Talk. Themed "Leading with Hope in a Changing World," the full-day conference will feature culturally relevant topics and boasts a line-up of locally high-brow influencers.

WVU earns Senior Day wins

The men's swimming and diving team defeated Villanova and the women took down Iowa State on Saturday (Jan. 27) at the WVU Natatorium.

WVU College of Law ranked sixth for public interest law

The West Virginia University College of Law is one of the best schools in the country for public interest law, according to preLaw Magazine. The publication ranks WVU Law sixth in the nation for preparing students to work in public interest law, a field of law that serves those in need, including the elderly, children and victims of domestic violence.