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WVU expands indoor mask requirement to all indoor campus spaces

West Virginia University is updating its mask guidelines. Beginning Monday, Sept. 13, all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, will be required to wear a mask indoors in all WVU System buildings and facilities through Oct. 6, when public health conditions will be reevaluated.

WVU to induct six into Order of Vandalia

Six people, including two former West Virginia University presidents, will be honored Friday (Sept. 10) for their loyalty and service to the University as they are inducted into the Order of Vandalia.

WVU awarded NIH grant to integrate HIV, hepatitis C and opioid-use-disorder care

Because injecting drugs increases someone’s risk of getting hepatitis C or HIV, the surge of the viruses in West Virginia is bound up with the opioid crisis. To address this problem, WVU researcher Judith Feinberg is working to integrate services for opioid use disorder, hepatitis C and HIV in 20 primary care clinics across the state. The National Institute on Drug Abuse has awarded the project more than $6.6 million.

New school, data sciences major at WVU enhances programs across campus

Recognizing the growing intersection of humanities, social sciences, and STEM, West Virginia University has established a new School of Mathematical and Data Sciences that prepares students for a world where understanding large volumes of data is required in a broad spectrum of professions.

Ascend West Virginia announces inaugural class of remote workers

Ascend West Virginia, the nation’s premiere talent attraction and retention program, today announced its inaugural class will soon pack their bags for Morgantown, the program’s first host city. Founded by West Virginia native Brad D. Smith and his wife Alys, Ascend will provide these pioneers more than $20,000 in incentives—and a path to "Almost Heaven."

New West Virginia health survey aims to better inform policy makers to help deliver resources to communities in need

A new, biennial West Virginia population-based health survey—the Mountain State Assessment of Trends in Community Health—will gather information to help health officials and policy makers better understand the critical health needs of all 55 West Virginia counties, with the goal of directing resource allocations to communities that need them most.