West Virginia Innocence Project receives $100,000

The law firm Wilson, Frame & Metheney, PLLC has made a $100,000 gift to the Innocence Project at the West Virginia University College of Law. The funds, paid over five years, will provide operational support for the West Virginia Innocence Project, a law clinic that serves the wrongfully convicted free of charge while providing work experience for student attorneys.

WVU student competing for international Schwarzman Scholarship

Colin Lopez, a recent West Virginia University graduate, has been named a semi-finalist for the Schwarzman Scholarship, a program that prepares global leaders through a one-year master’s program at Tsinghua University in Beijing, one of China’s most prestigious universities.

WVU releases May 2018 Commencement Ceremony Information

West Virginia University’s May 2018 graduates will be honored during Commencement weekend, May 11-13. Graduates planning to participate in commencement exercises must register with their school or college during the Spring 2018 semester. Students and parents are encouraged to check the graduation website often in the months and weeks leading up to commencement weekend where information will be added as more details are confirmed.

WVU College of Law selected a best value

The National Jurist and preLaw Magazine have once again named West Virginia University College of Law a best value. WVU Law scored an A-, which is a higher grade than 160 other law schools approved by the American Bar Association.

WVU instructor works to advance AR/VR technology in healthcare

An “ah-ha” moment for West Virginia University Reed College of Media Integrated Marketing Communications instructor Kristi Hansen Onkka has led to a website that informs healthcare professionals how they can use augmented or virtual reality to improve or even save lives.

Whipkey Fund to advance WVU diabetic research initiatives

West Virginia University Health Sciences has received a renewable grant of more than $100,000 to assist its effort in the fight against diabetes. The funding comes from the Stoy K. Whipkey and Twila O. Whipkey Fund, established as a result of the couple’s family-related experience with diabetes—their son’s diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes.

‘Most Loyals’ chosen for Mountaineer Week at WVU

The 2017 honorees are Dr. Ronald Wilkinson, Most Loyal West Virginian; Jon Hammock, Most Loyal Alumni Mountaineer; Mannon Gallegly, Most Loyal Faculty/Professional Staff Mountaineer; and Barbara Bodkins, Most Loyal Classified Staff Mountaineer. The group will be honored during halftime ceremonies of Saturday’s (Oct. 28) WVU-Oklahoma State football game.