Athletics receives gift from Hazel Ruby McQuain Charitable Trust

West Virginia University Director of Athletics and Associate Vice President Shane Lyons announced today a $10 million gift from the Hazel Ruby McQuain Charitable Trust to build an Athletics Performance Center at the WVU Coliseum Sports Complex.

When physical activity extends beyond PE class

West Virginia University researchers Nancy O’Hara Tompkins and Lesley Cottrell have launched a project to help teachers increase physical activity in West Virginia's public school classrooms.

If trees could talk: WVU researchers use historic log structures to map migration of European settlers, Native Americans

Geography graduate student Kristen de Graauw and her mentor, Professor Amy Hessl, uncovered evidence of the significant growth of trees in what may have been a previously cleared area. That growth in the late 17th century coincided with the estimated timing of Native American population decreases following the arrival of European immigrants. This corroborated the hypothesis that a change in the land’s use caused forests to regrow, they explained.