WVU Reed College of Media to host a women’s hackathon on artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence has a serious diversity problem. Algorithms that increasingly influence much of our daily lives are created by technologists who aren’t necessarily doing the best job representing gender, racial or economic diversity. That’s why the West Virginia University Reed College of Media has teamed up with MediaShift to co-host “Hack the Gender Gap: A Women’s Hackathon on Diversifying AI,” which will bring together college-aged women from around the country to add their voices to the emerging artificial intelligence market.

WVU approves three-week, online winter term

West Virginia University students who want to lighten their regular term class load, or just get a few credits ahead, will be able to do so under a new winter term approved unanimously by the Board of Governors Friday (Oct. 27).

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 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.

Cunningham and Hageboeck named 2017 WVU Homecoming queen, king

A week of Homecoming activities at West Virginia University culminated today (Oct. 14) with the crowning of Morgan Cunningham and Charlie Hageboeck as the 2017 king and queen. The announcement was made during the half-time ceremony at Saturday’s Homecoming football game against Texas Tech.

WVU Student Life announces 2017 Hall of Fame & Outstanding Achievement Award inductees

A program-building coach who has won 819 basketball games, a retired liaison for Black Student Concerns who took special interest in African and African American students, faculty and staff, a former Arts & Entertainment student program advisor who trained hundreds of student staff to run “front of house” activities and a man who guided the Daily Athenaeum through a period of exceptional growth will be honored by the West Virginia University Division of Student Life.

WVU Alumni Association hosts Pioneer Sessions Week

Pioneer Sessions Week returns to the Erickson Alumni Center, Oct. 2-6. Designed to help students and alumni gain professional life-skills development, Pioneer Sessions are focused on connecting alumni with current students to provide an opportunity to facilitate learning and networking. The sessions are sponsored by the WVU Alumni Association’s student organization, the Gold and Blue Crew.

WVU Libraries holds film screening, opens exhibit about Vietnam War

West Virginia University Libraries invites the campus community and the public to a screening and panel discussion of the West Virginia Public Broadcasting documentary “Vietnam: West Virginians Remember” at the Mountainlair’s Gluck Theatre Sept. 27 at 4 p.m. The Libraries welcomes all interested attendees and hopes many student veterans and campus veteran advocates will join us for this program.