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WVU students use skills in cybersecurity exercise with W. Va. National Guard, Polish allies

In mid-April, West Virginia University students were given the opportunity to participate in an international, multi-agency cyber competition, Locked Shields. This out-of-classroom exercise enabled students to use the skills they’ve learned in everything from engineering to cybersecurity, media and law in one of the most complex, technical, live-fire challenges in the world.

Memorial crowdfunding effort aids wilderness medicine at WVU

It’s been 10 years since former West Virginia University Emergency Medicine resident Greg Seftick died in an avalanche at Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park. Shortly after the tragic accident, the WVU Foundation worked with Seftick’s family and the School of Medicine to establish the Dr. Gregory Seftick Wilderness Medicine Fund. Now, Seftick’s family has partnered with the Foundation again to launch a crowdfunding effort that builds upon his legacy.

Grant aims to reduce overdose deaths by connecting substance users in the emergency department to long-term treatment and recovery resources

Patients with substance use disorder will be able to better connect with emergency department-initiated treatment programs at participating hospitals throughout the state, thanks to a partnership between West Virginia University Office of Health Affairs, Marshall University and the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources.

WVU receives NSF grant to transition large fungal collection to University of Kansas

For more than 30 years, the world’s largest collection of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi – the “good” kind essential for sustaining plant life – has been rooted at West Virginia University. Over the next several years, the tiny, soil-dwelling residents of the International Culture Collection of (Vesicular) Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi will be relocated to the University of Kansas thanks to a grant from the National Science Foundation.

Tennessee and West Virginia will kick off 2028 College Football Season in Charlotte

The Charlotte Sports Foundation announced Tuesday, April 27, that the University of Tennessee will play West Virginia University in the 2028 Duke's Mayo Classic in Charlotte. West Virginia will be designated the home team for the game at Bank of America Stadium. The game is set for Saturday, September 2, 2028. The kickoff time and ticket information will be announced at a later date.

West Virginia’s COVID-19 response provides blueprint to limit extreme weather threats

West Virginia is no stranger to ravaging floods, severe droughts and other extreme weather threats. One West Virginia University expert, Nicolas Zegre, thinks the state can shape possible solutions to future weather-related disruptions by applying a thing or two from how it’s effectively approached COVID-19: Listen to the science.

WVU wildlife & fisheries student awarded Goldwater Scholarship

Bethany Wager has prioritized pursuing undergraduate research experiences throughout her time at West Virginia University. That hard work is being recognized this year, as Wager has been awarded the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship, given to students with great potential to make a significant contribution to research in their chosen field.