Graduation rate on upward trend at West Virginia University

Graduation rates at West Virginia University continue to increase for every cohort of students, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Maryanne Reed reported to the Board of GovernorsFriday (Feb. 28).  “In addition to an increase…

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TEDxWVU announces speakers for March event: ‘Say it Loud’
Dr. Ali Rezai, executive chair and vice president of neuroscience, as well as associate dean and John D. Rockefeller IV tenured professor in neuroscience at the WVU School of Medicine, speaks at the 2019 TEDxWVU event held at the WVU Creative Arts Center. (WVU Photo/Hunter Tankersly)

TEDxWVU announces speakers for March event: ‘Say it Loud’

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West Virginia University’s TEDxWVU event “Say it Loud” March 28 in the Creative Arts Center Gladys Davis Theater will feature five dynamic speakers. Raimah Hossain, Nicole Russell, Matthew Cordle, Kassie…

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Students vying to be the next Mountaineer Mascot will compete in cheer-off
Mountaineer Mascot Finalists (in order of appearance, left to right), Hunter Ayers, Connor Capron, Colson Glover and Brooke Ashby. (WVU Photo/Brian Persinger)

Students vying to be the next Mountaineer Mascot will compete in cheer-off

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Four students who are eager to represent West Virginia University and their home state as the next Mountaineer Mascot will compete in a cheer-off during the men’s basketball game vs.…

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About 8 percent of West Virginia babies are exposed to alcohol shortly before birth
Researchers from the WVU School of Medicine and School of Public Health were part of a study that examined prenatal alcohol exposure rates during late pregnancy. They found that, on average, about 8 percent of babies born in West Virginia were exposed to alcohol in the last two to four weeks of their gestation. (WVU Illustration/Aira Burkhart)

About 8 percent of West Virginia babies are exposed to alcohol shortly before birth

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About 8 percent of West Virginia newborns are exposed to alcohol two to four weeks before birth, according to a new study. “Alcohol exposure during the last trimester is associated…

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WVU Extension Service and Wyoming County food pantry provide nutrition and inspiration through poultry project
Families across Wyoming County now have a nutritious food source and renewed feelings of hope and independence thanks to their small poultry operations through WVU Extension Service. (WVU Photo)

WVU Extension Service and Wyoming County food pantry provide nutrition and inspiration through poultry project

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Wyoming County is nestled between the steep mountains of southern West Virginia with equally steep economic struggles. When Arnold Simonse kept seeing the same families every month at the Itmann…

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WVU School of Dentistry launches capital campaign to upgrade outdated facilities
School of Dentistry students treat a patient in the Endodontics Clinic, one of several areas that will see upgrades as the capital campaign progresses. (WVU Photo)

WVU School of Dentistry launches capital campaign to upgrade outdated facilities

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With help from alumni and friends, the next generation of West Virginia dentists and dental hygienists will be trained in radically modernized facilities that reflect the excellent education and quality…

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Momen family pays tribute to WVU with School of Dentistry scholarship
Drs. Moe and Jennifer Momen will endow scholarships for WVU Dentistry students who demonstrate care and compassion. (Submitted photo)

Momen family pays tribute to WVU with School of Dentistry scholarship

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Dentistry students at West Virginia University who demonstrate a commitment to compassionate care will benefit from the generosity of an alumnus who found a supportive family atmosphere at the School…

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In rural hospitals, telemedicine may promote faster, noninvasive stroke treatments
Amelia Adcock, associate director of the WVU Stroke Center (WVU Photo)

In rural hospitals, telemedicine may promote faster, noninvasive stroke treatments

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A patient walks into an emergency room in rural West Virginia and complains of confusion, facial numbness and a severe headache. The doctor, suspecting a stroke, has to make a…

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