Huggs, Schaus on 2019 Naismith Hall of Fame ballot

Men's basketball coach Bob Huggins is on the ballot for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame for the Class of 2019. The late Fred Schaus, former WVU basketball coach and athletic director, also made the list.

WVU graduate wins prestigious Pickering Fellowship

Jerrica “Ashley” Fox has been awarded a 2019 Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Fellowship to prepare for a career in the U.S. Foreign Service. Fox is the first West Virginia University alumna to win a Pickering Fellowship in at least a decade.

'Tis the season ... for a laugh

During the holidays, I am constantly reminded that we share a common purpose — to transform lives in our state and around the world. Sometimes that transformation starts small, with a smile, a kind word or a moment of compassion on our own campuses.

New research suggests forests, like humans, require a balanced diet

The world’s forests are on a fast food diet of carbon dioxide, which is currently causing them to grow faster. But a researcher at West Virginia University, along with an international team of scientists, finds evidence suggesting that forest growth may soon peak as the trees deplete nitrogen in the soil over longer growing seasons.

Board of Governors proposes tightening of tobacco-free campus policy

A clarification and tightening of West Virginia University’s tobacco-free campus rules was approved for comment Friday by the Board of Governors. The move is part of an ongoing revision of University governance stemming from the state Legislature’s adoption last year of laws permitting more independence from the state Higher Education Policy Commission.

WVU researchers investigate treating post-stroke depression with magnetic fields

Post-stroke depression stems from the cardiovascular changes in the brain that lead to a stroke in the first place. It’s a type of depression that scientists are just now starting to probe. At the West Virginia University School of Medicine, a team of researchers is taking a bench-to-bedside look at whether magnetic fields can help treat this unexplored mood disorder.