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Reynolds Hall, transformative learning and research complex at WVU, opens for business

Reynolds Hall, the futuristic 186,000-square-foot complex set to transform learning and research in higher ed, is officially open for business. The new home of the West Virginia University John Chambers College of Business and Economics, Reynolds Hall held its grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony Friday (Aug. 26) with its namesakes, Bob and Laura Reynolds, on hand.

WVU launches program putting students from rural West Virginia on paths to success

Maintaining a sharp focus on the unique needs of rural, underrepresented West Virginia University students, the Office of Student Success welcomes its first cohort of Mountain Scholars this fall. The Mountain Scholars Program is designed to create a culture of support for incoming first-year students from rural areas of West Virginia as they work toward academic success while also preparing them for jobs in the Mountain State.

WVU engineers deploy robots to improve on-the-job safety for retail workers

For as long as robots have existed, the fear of machines ousting humans for their jobs has persisted. But for this research project, West Virginia University engineers are deploying robots to help workers keep their jobs — by saving them from potential slips, falls and workplace hazards.

New WVU teacher education initiative brings coding to K-5 classrooms

A West Virginia University instructional design expert is looking to break the code of the traditional elementary school classroom. Ugur Kale, associate professor in the College of Applied Human Sciences, earned a National Science Foundation grant to prepare elementary education majors to use computer science as a tool in classrooms.

Social justice gifts empower underrepresented WVU students to make a difference

West Virginia University students from underrepresented groups are gaining valuable experience in social justice work thanks to generous alumni support. Ellen Archibald, of Minneapolis, formerly an attorney in Charleston, graduated from the WVU College of Law in 1989 and has given over $200,000 to establish two social justice awards at WVU – one for students at the College of Law and one for students enrolled in School of Social Work programs at the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences.