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West Virginia University Cancer Institute has become the first hospital in the state to offer a specialized breast cancer treatment that can shave weeks off treatment time for some patients.

The treatment is called Intraoperative Radiation Therapy. This is how it works: Directly after surgery to remove the cancerous lump, a radiation applicator is inserted directly into the cavity previously occupied by the tumor. Specialists then apply concentrated radiation to the area. Surgery and radiation are completed in one visit.

Community members met in Ohio County this week to talk about developing a program that would allow non-professionals to administer life-saving drugs to someone overdosing on pain pills or heroin. A similar program began in the Eastern Panhandle in September, and organizers report it’s already saving lives.


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The West Virginia University baseball team will play an exhibition game against the Arizona Diamondbacks next month.

WVU says the teams will meet at the Diamondbacks' spring training ballpark Feb. 29 in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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Former West Virginia Supreme Court Chief Justice Larry V. Starcher has established a fund to support adjunct faculty salaries at the West Virginia University College of Law.

Starcher has been a lecturer at the law school since 2009, teaching trial advocacy and pre-trial litigation. He has served as an adjunct faculty member in the college's trial advocacy program since 1991.

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Several West Virginia state senators want to name an Interstate 79 exit in honor of late West Virginia University football coach Bill Stewart.

The resolution introduced Tuesday would request that the state Division of Highways name Exit 153 in Monongalia County the "Coach Bill Stewart Exit."

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A West Virginia University police officer has gained national attention after his unexpected performance of a rendition of the national anthem at a basketball game has gone viral.

Officer Carlton Smith sang "The Star-Spangled Banner" at the West Virginia-Kansas game in Morgantown on Jan. 12.

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West Virginia University has launched a new community service initiative that challenges college students to give back to their communities one day each month.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports the initiative was launched in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. and is part of a larger plan for WVU students to complete 1 million hours of community service by 2018. The university has also extended the challenge to people across the state.

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West Virginia University and officials for the city of Morgantown have reached an agreement over policing the school's fraternity and sorority houses.

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A state senator wants to force the men's basketball teams from Marshall and West Virginia to play each other every year.

Cabell County Democratic Sen. Mike Woelfel says he plans to introduce a bill requiring WVU and Marshall to meet once each season if school administrators can't first reach an agreement.

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West Virginia University's governing board has responded to a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the family of a student who died following a hazing for a fraternity that had its charter revoked.

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A team of researchers at West Virginia University is creating a unique portrait of the Mountain State. The Historic Timbers Project is unveiling West Virginia’s human and environmental history one dusty old barn at a time.

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West Virginia University President Gordon Gee says the school won't abandon Montgomery after it moves the WVU Institute of Technology's programs to Beckley in 2017.

Gee told The Register-Herald that the university is looking at other options for Tech's facilities in Montgomery that are owned by WVU and the state.

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A West Virginia University political science professor has served as an international observer for the election in Ukraine.

WVU says Erik Herron has been volunteering as an international observer since 1999, monitoring polling places to ensure a fair and honest election.

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Researchers at West Virginia University are looking for clues about West Virginia's climate history -- by combing through old journals of naturalists who spent time in the state's forests and hills.


You may have heard about the scandal involving Volkswagen cheating on emissions standards. But did you know that WVU researchers helped catch VW in the act?

Cong. Nick Rahall speaking in front of US Capitol, tight shot
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Former U.S. Nick Rahall is donating 2,000 boxes of documents from his congressional career to West Virginia University.

The papers include testimony, speeches, news releases and other documents. Rahall represented southern West Virginia for 19 terms in the U.S. House, from 1977 to 2015.

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At 3:18 a.m. on July 23, a fire started in the historic commercial district in downtown Harpers Ferry, devastating four buildings containing nine businesses.

Harper's Ferry Fire
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West Virginia University is helping Harpers Ferry recover from a fire that damaged four buildings and nine businesses.

WVU Extension Service program coordinator Chad Proudfoot is working to match local needs with the university's resources. He spends about three days a week in the historic town.

WVU Celebrates Opening of Art Museum

Aug 26, 2015
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After waiting for over six years, Morgantown art lovers flooded the halls of the WVU Art Museum Tuesday to see the university’s diverse collection of modernist and contemporary art.

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A federal grant will enable West Virginia University to continue to offer advanced training to physicians and engineering students.

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