West Virginia University President Gordon Gee issued a statement on Wednesday, June 29, after learning of the death of Hershel “Woody” Williams, the last surviving World War II Medal of Honor recipient in the United States and native of Quiet Dell.
The West Virginia University Board of Governors on Friday approved an estimated $1.2 billion budget for the coming fiscal year, including a tuition increase averaging a little more than 2.5% across the WVU system.
By interviewing researchers and physicians, Zachary Ramsey — a doctoral candidate in the School of Public Health — identified four pressing health issues that sexual and gender minorities face: discrimination, heteronormativity, health care system barriers and the interconnectedness of physical, mental and social health.
A new chapter will begin for West Virginia University’s Center for Black Culture and Research as longtime director Marjorie Fuller prepares to retire. Retirement is also ahead within the Division of Student Life for Kim Mosby, senior associate dean, who has worked for the University for more than 40 years.
With a $1.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, the University is launching an immersive, interdisciplinary program that centers on WVU’s Inhalation Facility. The 40 doctoral students who participate will use the Facility, one of only a few like it in the country, to analyze the toxicity of air samples they’ve collected in the field and investigate how air pollution affects entire systems of the body, rather than just single cells.
The all clear was given after a reported fire at West Virginia University’s Armstrong Hall on Friday afternoon, June 17. Fewer than 20 people, mainly faculty and staff, were in the building at the time of the fire. All exited the building safely. No classes were being held.
With stay-at-home orders during the COVID-19 pandemic, youth spent more time at home with family and were more isolated from in-person interaction with peers. Largely due to this social isolation from peers, substance use among youth declined, according to researchers at the WVU School of Public Health.
Twelve West Virginia University students will expand their educational horizons this summer through study abroad programs provided by the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. The Gilman Scholarship is a competitive national award for undergraduate students interested in opportunities abroad.
As part of efforts to better connect with people who love West Virginia University, the WVU Alumni Association is expanding with additions of new team members to work alongside current senior engagement leaders, the next step in a strategic alumni engagement partnership.