Memorial Day traffic one of the deadliest, according to WVU researcher

COVID-19 has put the brakes on AAA’s Memorial Day travel forecast due to unavailable economic data and estimates that fewer travelers will hit the road this holiday weekend due to the pandemic and social distancing recommendations. But that doesn’t mean the roads will be safe and sound for all, according to West Virginia University research analyzing Memorial Day weekend motor vehicle fatalities spanning a 35-year period.

WVU celebrates May graduates during online commencement ceremony

From the mountains of West Virginia to cities and towns across the country and around the world, West Virginia University graduates and their families gathered around computers and other smart devices to attend Mountaineer Graduation Day on Saturday (May 16). The online experience, created due to social distancing restrictions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, provided an opportunity for graduates to mark an important milestone and share familiar commencement traditions.

WVU to hold online commencement ceremonies Saturday

While West Virginia University’s 4,500-member Class of 2020 will graduate in various states and countries instead of Morgantown and in one ceremony instead of more than a dozen, graduates will be connected to each other and to Mountaineers around the world in WVU’s first virtual commencement ceremony.

WVU’s top seniors named, eight honored with 2020 Order of Augusta

Students who have exceeded classroom boundaries and demonstrated an unwavering commitment to solving complex global challenges and serving others—among them a distance learner with autism, a gymnast and an alternate Mountaineer Mascot—will receive West Virginia University’s highest student honor, the Order of Augusta.

Aromatherapy may reduce nurses’ stress, WVU researcher suggests

Anticipating and meeting patients’ needs can take an emotional toll on nurses, even without COVID-19 as an added stressor. A new study led by Marian Reven, a Ph.D. student in the WVU School of Nursing and a registered nurse with WVU Medicine, suggests aromatherapy may reduce nurses’ feelings of stress, anxiety and fatigue on the job.