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WVU announces Alumni Association Homecoming and Alumni Service Award winners

The WVU Alumni Association will honor individuals who truly embody what it means to be a Mountaineer— the winners of the 2021 West Virginia University Homecoming and Alumni Service Awards— over a weekend of festivities that also celebrates the accomplishments of alumni around the globe.

WVU celebrates graduates with in-person commencement

Following a year of missed milestones, celebrations and traditions, West Virginia University’s first in-person commencement ceremony since December 2019 ushered in a renewed sense of optimism for the nearly 4,500 graduates who walked across the stage to receive their diplomas in four ceremonies this weekend (May 15-16).

WVU to hold four in-person commencement ceremonies in May

West Virginia University graduates will return to in-person commencement ceremonies this May; and although some restrictions will be in place because of COVID-19, the celebrations will be no less memorable for the 4,499 who walk across the stage to receive their diplomas. Graduates from May, August and December 2020 are also eligible to participate in the exercises.

WVU to continue distributing emergency CARES grants to students

Eligible, degree-seeking students at any West Virginia University campus can receive emergency grants through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II, part of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act. WVU will continue distributing its allotted $10,087,116 in emergency grants to students who qualify.

WVU to hold online commencement ceremonies Dec. 19

Bringing together families, friends and fellow classmates from across the country and around the world to celebrate the August and December Classes of 2020, West Virginia University will host 14 online commencement ceremonies for the 2,680 graduates on Saturday, Dec.19.

WVU innovation allows patient simulation program to continue through COVID-19

After COVID-19 stopped in-person simulated training for West Virginia University medical students, leaders of the Interprofessional Education program and the Simulation Training for Education and patient Safety Center got creative, using a remote-controlled robot to interact with patients in their homes.

Tweaking the chemical makeup of hydroxychloroquine beyond COVID-19

While the utility of hydroxychloroquine in the fight against COVID-19 is still unclear, it still helps millions of people around the world manage autoimmune diseases. Mark McLaughlin, a researcher with the WVU School of Pharmacy, and his colleagues are trying out new versions of the drug’s molecular structure to see if they can improve its benefit to patients.