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WVU BOG approves Rule, advances University presidential search

The search for the next West Virginia University president moved forward Monday (May 6) as the WVU Board of Governors unanimously approved BOG Governance Rule 1.3 — Presidential Selection, Contracts and Evaluation, following a 30-day public comment period. The Rule, which will go into effect 15 business days from now, outlines the guiding principles for the selection, employment and evaluation of the University’s president.

Hazel Ruby McQuain Charitable Trust makes $50M gift to build new cancer hospital

The cancer care available to West Virginians took a positive turn Tuesday (April 2) with a transformational gift of $50 million the Hazel Ruby McQuain Charitable Trust is making to the West Virginia University Cancer Institute. The gift will be the catalyst for a new, state-of-the-art, comprehensive cancer hospital that is part of the WVU Medicine J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital complex in Morgantown.

Teachers from across US invited to teach, live and play in West Virginia

Teachers Ascend into West Virginia, a first-of-its-kind national program based at West Virginia University and designed to attract teachers to the Mountain State, is now accepting applications. WVU, the West Virginia Public Education Collaborative and the West Virginia Department of Education invite new and seasoned K-12 educators with a spirit of adventure to apply.

WVU leading regional effort with $1M NSF award to accelerate energy technology, infrastructure

Members of the Resilient Energy Technology and Infrastructure team — spearheaded by Erienne Olesh, executive director at the WVU Office of Student and Faculty Innovation, and Sheena Murphy, associate vice president for research development at the WVU Research Office — will identify pathways for workforce development that align with energy technologies and policy development that accelerates adoption of those technologies.