West Virginia University is taking exploration into Mountain State communities with programs focused on driving interest in science, technology, engineering and math while encouraging people of all ages to examine their world and others.
Scholarship opportunities and educational resources for students at West Virginia University are growing thanks to legacy gifts from the late Rich Harrison, a Clarksburg native. A recent $400,000 contribution from Harrison’s trust boosts his total giving to nearly $4.5 million over the past year.
Gentrification doesn’t erase drug crime and gun violence. Instead, research from West Virginia University economist Zachary Porreca shows that when one urban block becomes upwardly mobile, organized criminal activity surges outward to surrounding blocks, escalating the violence in the process.
Erik Herron, West Virginia University Eberly Family Professor of Political Science, is doing his part to create “a more perfect union” following meaningful discussions with Mountain State residents focused on election values rather than partisan politics.
Schoolchildren throughout West Virginia will experience dance, music, theater, puppetry, arts education and more as the West Virginia University College of Creative Arts adds to outreach efforts thanks to a $50,000 grant from the Bainum Family Foundation’s Family Philanthropy program.
The West Virginia University Office of Graduate Education and Life announced four doctoral students selected to receive the WVU Foundation Distinguished Doctoral Scholarship and two master’s degree students chosen to receive the Carl del Signore Foundation Scholarship.
Judith Stitzel, the Center's founding director, and West Virginia University alumna Suzanne Temple have established the “Stitzel/Temple Endowment: Finding Peaceful Paths” to promote learning outside the classroom by offering students opportunities to explore, develop and apply feminist perspectives and non-violent solutions to pressing challenges and conflicts.
From live theater and music performances to hands-on art projects, the West Virginia University College of Creative Arts provides opportunities for residents in communities throughout the Mountain State to participate directly in artistic endeavors and express their creativity.