Beneath the surface: WVU students cave in Cuba

Maria Perez, an assistant professor of geography in West Virginia University’s Department of Geology and Geography, led members of the student caving club, WVU Student Grotto, on a new study abroad trip to Cuba in May. The students traveled as part of Perez’s National Science Foundation-funded field study to examine how and why Cuban and U.S. cave explorers and scientists, or speleologists, collaborate under tense political climates.

WVU seeks youth and adult participants for Sport Diplomacy Program - Sport for Social Change, Mexico

West Virginia University is seeking applicants for a U.S. State Department Sport for Social Change exchange between the U.S. and Mexico. The program will involve an eight-day trip to Mexico with the goal of using the sport of soccer to promote leadership and empowerment among young women in Mexico. The U.S.-based participants will later interact with participants from Mexico during a 13-day exchange in the United States to build on lessons learned in Mexico.

WVU researchers continue fight against pasture parasites in sheep

West Virginia University scientists are on the front lines of the battle against pasture parasites – especially those detrimental to sheep populations. Trying to understand why some breeds of sheep are more susceptible to parasitic infection than others is a puzzle, but researchers in the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design are putting it together piece by piece.

WVU issues interim suspension of students, SAE chapter

West Virginia University today (Nov. 15) placed a number of students on interim suspension, and additional students may face disciplinary action, related to events that occurred at the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity house Nov. 10, 2018. The Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter has also been placed on interim suspension.