WVU’s Morgantown campus remains closed, classes canceled

Due to the continued bitterly cold temperatures, West Virginia University’s Morgantown campus will remain closed and classes will be canceled this afternoon and tonight (Jan. 31). University officials continue to closely monitor reports from the National Weather Service and will provide updates as additional information becomes available.

WVU closes, cancels classes due to extreme weather conditions

West Virginia University will close its Morgantown campus and cancel classes beginning at 1 p.m. today (Jan. 30) and reopen at 1 p.m. Thursday (Jan. 31) due to deteriorating conditions and bitterly cold weather predicted in the next 24 hours.

WVU offers resources, reminds campus community of procedures as temperatures dip

West Virginia will see bitterly cold weather in the next couple of days. Temperatures will dip to single digits with negative wind chill factors predicted in some areas. West Virginia University officials urge students, faculty and staff to be prepared to avoid the dangers of frostbite and hypothermia. These conditions can occur in a matter of minutes.

WVU research addresses suicide risk in rural communities

Karissa Bjorkgren, a second-year student in the Master of Social Work and Master of Public Administration programs at West Virginia University, is dedicated to addressing mental health in rural communities. A native of Franklin, Bjorkgren has experienced first-hand how infrequently rural communities in West Virginia address mental health concerns. She hopes her research will help overcome this disparity.

WVU Extension Service plants the seed for budding entrepreneur’s innovative microgreen business

Jordon Masters, founder of Micro Genesis, has spent the last two-and-a-half years prototyping equipment, developing a custom network of sensor technology and building his own software tools, all to help him – and eventually other small producers – quickly and consistently grow a variety of unique, petite leafy crops year-round, including microgreens, baby greens, herbs and newly added, romaine lettuce.

WVU researchers awarded $1 million to develop AI technologies to combat opioid epidemic, trafficking

Yanfang (Fanny) Ye, assistant professor of computer science and electrical engineering at West Virginia University, has been awarded a grant from the National Institute of Justice in support of her work to develop novel artificial intelligence techniques to combat the opioid epidemic and trafficking. The award comes with about $1 million in funding over a three-year period.

From spotlight to searchlight, WVU relights Up All Night

A large searchlight strategically placed in front of the Mountainlair each Friday and Saturday night draws attention to a re-energized WVUp All Night, West Virginia University’s alcohol-free weekend program, where students can watch movies, create a craft and win money.

WVU plans Friday bell-ringing ceremony

West Virginia University will hold a bell-ringing ceremony, coordinated by the Office of Campus and Community Life and Alpha Phi Omega, a national service fraternity, on Friday (Jan. 25) in remembrance of students Alexander Gray and Austin Cole Stratton.