Beneath the surface: WVU students cave in Cuba

Maria Perez, an assistant professor of geography in West Virginia University’s Department of Geology and Geography, led members of the student caving club, WVU Student Grotto, on a new study abroad trip to Cuba in May. The students traveled as part of Perez’s National Science Foundation-funded field study to examine how and why Cuban and U.S. cave explorers and scientists, or speleologists, collaborate under tense political climates.

Connecticut Chief Justice to speak at WVU College of Law

The Honorable Richard A. Robinson, the first African-American Chief Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court, will deliver the 2018 Ihlenfeld Lecture at the West Virginia University College of Law on Nov. 7 at noon in the Marlyn E. Lugar Courtroom.

WVU College of Law continues to be ranked a Best Value

West Virginia University College of Law has once again made preLaw Magazine’s list of the nation’s Best Value Law Schools. WVU Law scored a grade of A-, which is higher than 178 other law schools approved by the American Bar Association.

Scott, Antinone, named 2018 WVU Mr. and Ms. Mountaineer

The University has named Stephen Scott and Mia Antinone the 2018 Mr. and Ms. Mountaineer. A long-time Mountaineer Week tradition, the prestigious award recognizes exemplary academic achievement and extracurricular involvement. In addition to the Mr. and Ms. Mountaineer presentation, WVU’s Most Loyals were honored during halftime ceremonies of the Thursday (Oct. 25) football game.

WVU College of Law new veterans advocate will serve southern West Virginia

More of West Virginia’s veterans will soon have access to free legal help from the West Virginia University College of Law. The law firm of Wooton, Davis, Hussell & Ellis, PLLC in Beckley, has pledged $60,000 over the next two years to fund a full-time fellow in the college’s Veterans Advocacy Law Clinic.