WVU Center for Black Culture and Research to help advance black cultural centers

Aimed at bringing together staff and students from across the country to advance black cultural centers on campus, West Virginia University’s Center for Black Culture and Research has played an important role in planning the 29th annual Association for Black Culture Center Conference “Virtually Black: Cultural Centers Advancing Afrofutures” slated for Oct. 29-31.

WVU Day of Giving moves to March

West Virginia University’s fourth annual Day of Giving moves to March. Day of Giving is a 24-hour online event that encourages WVU alumni and friends to support the University’s greatest priorities and opportunities – including scholarships and unrestricted funds at the University and unit-specific levels. WVU Health Sciences and regional campuses in Keyser and Beckley are also included.

Safer future for rail transportation of hazardous materials being developed by WVU engineers

A team of West Virginia University researchers are making railways safer by developing a Band-Aid-like protective jacket for tank cars that haul hazardous materials. The composite material, because of its superior puncture and fire resistance qualities, will prevent spills and leaks caused by accidents, ultimately protecting surrounding communities, the environment and emergency responders from disasters.

Men's hoops Big 12 schedule announced

West Virginia will open Big 12 Conference play in December with two league games, starting with a home contest against Iowa State on Dec. 18 and a game at Kansas on Dec. 22. To start the 2021 calendar year, the Mountaineers will have a two-game trip to Oklahoma (Jan. 2) and to Oklahoma State (Jan. 4).