WVU to embrace entrepreneurship and innovation at inaugural Demo Day

Nearly 70 West Virginia University students and faculty members from across campus will showcase their innovative ideas, cutting-edge inventions, working prototypes and unique business ventures at the inaugural WVU IDEA Hub Demo Day Thursday, April 19. The teams will compete for prizes determined by those who attend the all-day, university-wide event.

WVU creating pathways to flexible humanities degrees, careers

As West Virginia seeks to re-imagine its future both economically and culturally, new skills beyond technical training will be necessary to generate innovative paths forward. Ryan Claycomb, a professor in the West Virginia University Department of English and interim director of the WVU Humanities Center, is working to create pathways for more flexible doctoral degrees in the humanities, particularly English and history.

Award-winning novel ‘Station Eleven’ chosen as WVU’s 2018-2019 Campus Read

A flu pandemic has decimated the population of the world, unraveling civilization and erasing centuries of technological and scientific advances. Those remaining have figured out how to survive, but is that all there is: survival? What about beauty, art, history and human connection? These are the questions at the heart of West Virginia University’s 2018-2019 Campus Read: “Station Eleven” by Emily St. John Mandel.

Honors College Faculty Fellows develop original courses

What can comedy tell us about who we are and how we think? How can popular science fiction stories teach us about our anxieties around technology? What does the Federal Reserve actually do? What does it mean to be a caring person? These are just a few of the questions that honors students will investigate in new, innovative courses designed by the next cohort of Honors Faculty Fellows at West Virginia University.

Cassak named 2017-2018 Benedum Distinguished Scholar in Physical Sciences and Technology

Paul Cassak, associate professor of Physics and Astronomy in the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences has been named West Virginia University’s 2017-2018 Benedum Distinguished Scholar in Physical Sciences and Technology. This designation is intended to recognize and reward WVU faculty who exemplify distinction in research, scholarship or creative activity.