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WVU faculty member earns honors at SHAPE America Convention

West Virginia University faculty member Eloise Elliott was recently inducted as a fellow into the North America Society of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport and Dance Professionals at the SHAPE America Convention in Cleveland. Elliott, Ware Distinguished Professor in the WVU College of Applied Human Sciences, was one of eight to be inducted into this year’s class.

WVU Alzheimer’s disease study focuses on broken connections

West Virginia University neuroscientists are looking into why people with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease can remember events from decades ago but cannot recall something that happened in the past few hours. Their ongoing study indicates the issue could have to do with the vulnerability of certain synaptic connections, the places where neurons meet to communicate.

WVU dentistry students provide care through mission trip to Guatemala

With a heart for patients in rural West Virginia, the same compassion was in play when West Virginia University School of Dentistry students and faculty visited Antigua, Guatemala. A team made up of three faculty members and seven students spent several days at Hospital Obras Sociales del Hermano Pedro where they saw an average of 25 patients a day.

WVU students awarded Herman and Kathryn Moses Scholarship

Eight students who are employed in jobs designed to provide meaningful experiences and opportunities for growth in the West Virginia University Division of Student Life are the recipients of the Herman and Kathryn Moses Scholarship. Nominated by their work supervisors, they demonstrate strong leadership abilities, and have made a positive impact on their fellow students and the units that they serve.