WVU Board of Governors OKs three major construction projects and financing

Citing the need to “improve the quality of student life, enrich academic experience, enhance student services, and respond to students’ needs,” the West Virginia University Board of Governors unanimously approved construction plans Wednesday for three major projects totaling $176 million.

WVU Curiosity Series lineup announced

West Virginia University students, faculty and professional artists from around the world will show off their talents as part of Curiosity Series, hosted by WVU’s College of Creative Arts.

First MSJ students pursue emphasis in Advocacy and Public Interest Communication

Two West Virginia University Reed College of Media students are dedicating their class time to learn how to generate positive social change through their respective undergraduate programs. The graduate-level Advocacy and Public Interest Communication program merges various academic fields’ science-based insights about strategic communication for sustained behavioral change into one degree.

WVU researchers use telehealth to head off hospitalizations and ER visits

West Virginia University researcher Steve Davis is piloting an intervention program that uses telehealth to connect rural West Virginians with nurses who can help them manage—and even prevent—conditions like these. The program will focus on individuals being discharged from long-term care facilities as they transition to life back at home.

WVU earns reaccreditation for humane animal research

West Virginia University has earned reaccreditation from the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care, a private, nonprofit organization that promotes the humane treatment of animals in science.

WVU prepares rural students for STEM majors through new summer camp

Nine first-year students arrived at West Virginia University in July to get a head start on their college experiences. The students are part of the First2 STEM Success Network, an INCLUDES Alliance and statewide collaboration supported by the National Science Foundation.

WVU College of Law professors fought to disclose opioid pill data

Patrick McGinley and Suzanne Weise represented pro bono the Charleston (West Virginia) Gazette-Mail and its parent company, HD Media, in a year-long federal court legal battle to force the public release of government information identifying the volume of prescription opioid pills that flooded the United States and fueled a national health crisis.