WVU neuroscientist explores fighting weight gain with darkness

A novel way to treat weight gain may involve limiting our exposure to light at night—whether that light comes from our bedside lamps, the light pollution that sneaks through our windows or the electronic devices we use as we drift off to sleep.

WVU to offer new neuroscience major

This year, West Virginia University became the first university in the state to offer an undergraduate neuroscience major. The program, housed in the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, is a dual effort between the departments of psychology and biology.

Eads named WVU’s 66th Mountaineer Mascot

West Virginia University sophomore Timothy Eads can cross off one item from the bucket list he created his freshman year of high school—to serve as the Mountaineer Mascot. Eads heard his name announced as the next Mountaineer tonight (Feb. 25) at the men’s basketball game vs. Texas Christian University.

West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals to hear arguments at WVU College of Law

The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals will convene at the West Virginia University College of Law March 5 to hear arguments in three cases. The court convenes at 10 a.m. in the Marlyn E. Lugar Courtroom. Admission is free and the court’s session is open to the public. Seating begins at 9 a.m.

WVU raises more than $223,000 for United Way

The Mountaineer family at West Virginia University combined individual donations to raise more than $223,000 for the United Way campaign, helping support families and children in Monongalia and Preston counties.

WVU researcher explores what tumor cells and a healthy retina have in common

West Virginia University researcher Jianhai Du is parsing how the retina hijacks an energy-producing chemical reaction to churn out molecular building blocks to renew photoreceptor membranes that keep our vision sharp. His findings are published in the latest edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.