10:21 am
Mon December 29, 2014

WVU's New Engineering Research Building to Open in Fall 2015

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West Virginia University's new Advanced Engineering Research Building is on track to open in the fall of 2015.

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Mountain State University
10:02 am
Tue December 23, 2014

WVU Delays Mountain State Purchase Decision

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West Virginia University's governing board is taking an additional week to decide whether to retain exclusive rights to purchase Mountain State University's campus in Beckley.

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Oil and Gas Industry
8:50 am
Thu December 18, 2014

After Living Next to Drilling Activity, 100 W.Va. Residents Sue Companies

Before/After screen capture of the Mark West Plant, a major mid-stream gas processing plant that's in the middle of construction in Doddridge County.
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Nuisance and negligence lawsuits have been filed this year throughout West Virginia related to horizontal drilling activities. Noise, air, and water pollution, traffic and debris are among complaints. It’s a new industrial world for many West Virginians living in the growing rural gas fields.  

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Higher Education
3:51 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

WVU Revokes Charter from Second Fraternity

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West Virginia University says a second fraternity has had its charter revoked by its national office.

The Morgantown school said Thursday that Beta Theta Pi has informed the university that the local chapter's charter had been pulled "based on past behavior issues."

The Charleston Gazette reports that the move comes after Kappa Sigma fraternity's national office informed WVU last week that the school's chapter had been suspended since mid-October.

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Higher Education
10:47 am
Wed November 19, 2014

WVU Offers Students Bus Trip to Classmate's Funeral

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West Virginia University is providing transportation to the funeral of a student in Buffalo, New York.

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9:31 pm
Mon November 3, 2014

Pearl S. Buck: Someone Every West Virginian Should Know, Why and How

Pearl Buck in 1932, about the time The Good Earth was published.
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West Virginia University announced a partnership with West Virginia Wesleyan College that will honor and celebrate, preserve and offer for research a collection of works by Pulitzer Prize winning author and Nobel Laureate Pearl S. Buck.

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7:45 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Wild Ginseng, Wood Thrushes, and Climate Change: A Survival Story

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Some researchers at West Virginia University have discovered that wild ginseng—a native and valuable medicinal plant—could be using specific birds to catch a ride into climates for which it’s better suited.

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9:46 am
Wed September 17, 2014

Actor Chris Sarandon Returns to WVU for Staged Reading

Chris Sarandon

Notable actor and Beckley-native Chris Sarandon will be in Morgantown this week presenting a play to the public, for free …about physical and sexual abuse.

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300 jobs available
2:54 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

WVU Healthcare To Hold Open Interview Session Wednesday

WVU Healthcare is holding interviews for 300 jobs Wednesday.
Credit West Virginia University

Open interview sessions for approximately 300 positions at WVU Healthcare will be held Wednesday.

WUV Healthcare includes the teaching hospitals and clinics for WVU’s health professions schools.

The job interviews will be held from 10 am to 6 pm at the WVU Erickson Alumni Center.

Per diem, casual, part-time, and full-time positions are available, including management, direct patient care, support services, and administrative.


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College and Beyond
2:53 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

What is the Future for Higher Ed in West Virginia?

Enrollment at post secondary schools in West Virginia has seen a decline in recent years
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College tuition is going up across the country - and across West Virginia. Recently, the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission (WVHEPC) approved increases for several colleges and universities. Unfortunately, these increases come as many schools have seen a decline in enrollment.

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Carbon Regulations
6:52 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

Will West Virginia Ever See A New Coal-Fired Power Plant?

The EPA has proposals on the table to regulate not only existing power plants, but new ones, based on carbon emission restrictions.
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There’s been much deliberation over the last week regarding new Environmental Protection Agency proposals for regulating coal fired power plant carbon emissions. State officials are very discouraged by the ideas. But as Ben Adducchio reports, there are also proposals on the table for how to regulate future power plants, and some are asking whether any will be built again in West Virginia.

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Higher Education
9:29 am
Tue June 3, 2014

WVU, Marshall Presidents Meeting in Huntington

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The presidents of Marshall and West Virginia universities are getting together to discuss the state's higher education issues.

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Campus Safety
9:36 am
Wed May 28, 2014

NJ Man Pleads No Contest in WVU Frat Hazing

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A Thursday sentencing is set for a New Jersey man who pleaded no contest to hazing at a West Virginia University fraternity.

Michael Sousa entered the plea Tuesday in Monongalia County Magistrate Court.

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WVU Sports
12:44 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

WVU Gets A Golf Coach

WVU's new Head Coach, Sean Covich, with his family.
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Sean Covich will be the head coach of the men’s golf program. The golf team will start competing in July 2015, according to a news release.

Covich spent the last three seasons as an assistant coach for the Mississippi State University Bulldogs, a school in the Southeastern Conference.

Men’s golf was actually a varsity sport at WVU from 1933-82.

The reintroduction of men’s golf as a varsity sport will satisfy a requirement from WVU’s Conference, the Big 12, that a school must meet a minimum of six men’s and six women’s sports.

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Health & Science
12:18 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

WVU Hospitals Names New President and CEO

A new president and CEO has been named to lead the WVU United Health System
Credit West Virginia University

A University of Pittsburgh Medical Center administrator has been named president and CEO of West Virginia University Hospitals.

Dr. Albert L. Wright Jr.'s appointment is effective Aug. 1. He will replace Bruce McClymonds, who is retiring at the end of May.

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10:12 pm
Sun March 16, 2014

WVU Rifle Team Wins NCAA Championship

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National Champs again! The No. 1-ranked West Virginia University rifle team won its 16th NCAA Championship in Murray, Ky., Friday.

The Mountaineers won the championship last year too, and it’s the third win under coach Jon Hammond. WVU’s first title under Hammond came in 2009. The rifle team is the only WVU program to win an NCAA Championship.

Hammond says it was a relaxed win, and that his team was confident, focused, and capable. He also expects good things next year as all five shooters that shot at this year’s championship will return.

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Festival of Ideas
9:44 am
Fri March 7, 2014

Researcher Gives Some Insight Into How the Brain Works

WVU Researcher Paul Holcomb discusses brain research during the Festival of Ideas.
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We all have one- but there's a lot of mystery behind how it works- the brain, that is.

People who attended West Virginia University's Festival of Ideas in Morgantown last night left with a little more knowledge about how their brains work and also with an understanding that there's a lot about the human brain that we don't know.  

But this doesn’t bother one WVU neuroscience researcher who was the guest at last night's lecture.

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Marshall Food Pantry
1:42 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

Marshall Opens Food Pantry for Students

MU Alumni Association holds drive for pantry.

College students are not part of the group that most would think about needing help from a food pantry. Marshall University officials say the need is definitely there for that little extra support for students to get by and are doing something about it.

Marshall University and the Huntington Area Food Bank have teamed up to develop a food pantry on campus for students. The idea for the pantry began two years ago.

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On WV PBS and WV PBS.2
11:39 am
Thu February 20, 2014

The Law Works - Safety of Our Water Supply

The Law Works is a weekly television series that addresses legal issues of concern to residents of West Virginia.
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Chemical Leak
11:09 am
Fri February 7, 2014

West Virginia University Continues Testing for MCHM Contamination

Filling Up — Jason Fillhart, from West Virginia Water Research Institute, leans off a boat dock to collect a water sample.
Credit Raymond Thompson / WVU

West Virginia University researchers say, in an effort to fulfill their land-grant institution mission of serving communities in the state, they stepped up to begin a research project to study the Elk River Chemical spill. University funds as well as a grant from the National Science Foundation have provided seed money to immediately collect perishable data to conduct this study.

Lead Researchers:

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