‘Don’t feel like a guinea pig:’ New COVID-19 vaccine is safe, effective

Although it may seem that the COVID-19 vaccine came from out of nowhere, it underwent the same rigorous testing that all vaccines do. Ivan Martinez—a virologist with the WVU School of Medicine and Cancer Institute—discusses how the vaccine was made, why it’s safe, and how it will make our lives better in 2021.

WVU to face Army West Point in 62nd AutoZone Liberty Bowl

The AutoZone Liberty Bowl has announced that Army-West Point will replace Tennessee as the opponent for West Virginia in the 62nd game at Liberty Bowl Stadium on Thursday, Dec. 31 at 4 p.m., ET. Tennessee was unable to fulfill its commitment to play in the game when it paused all football activities.

WVU researchers inform COVID-19 vaccine communication

The first shipments of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine arrived in West Virginia on December 14. As doses are administered, researchers from the West Virginia University Public Interest Communication Research Lab are focused on making sure West Virginians get timely, accurate and scientifically sound information related to the vaccine.

WVU’s annual Clery Act report now available

The most recent Clery Act report for West Virginia University shows instances of robbery decreased in 2019 compared to the previous year, reported burglaries remain flat and an uptick in arrests for liquor law and drug abuse violations, as well as an increase in reported rape and fondling offenses.

WVU graduates encouraged to celebrate resilience, game-changing milestones

Not only do West Virginia University’s newest graduates have much to celebrate in a year that defied traditions and norms, as they enter the next phase of their lives, they are drawing strength from being tested and are instilled with the most critical skills for succeeding in the 21st century: adaptability, resilience and purpose.

WVU’s Lyons appreciates the importance of recruiting

Don't think for a minute West Virginia University director of athletics Shane Lyons doesn't appreciate the value of recruiting. He understands all too well that recruiting is the lifeblood of any successful athletic program, and that's one of the big reasons why he unveiled the Climbing Higher campaign in the summer of 2018. Now, a little more than two years later, Mountaineer football is beginning to reap the benefits of what's taking place over in what has basically become a rebuilt Milan Puskar Center.

‘No such thing as a little bit of pain:’ More cancer patients could benefit from rehabilitation, WVU researcher says

Cancer treatment isn’t just a matter of shrinking or removing a tumor. It also involves preserving or improving the patient’s quality of life. Rehabilitation services—such as behavioral therapies to alleviate pain and exercise to reduce fatigue—are a valuable way to do that. But they often aren’t included in cancer patients’ plans of care.