WVU announces music and health degree
WVU will be one of the first universities in the nation with a music and health undergraduate program. (WVU Photo)

WVU announces music and health degree

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Students who have a passion for music but also want a career in healthcare can now study both disciplines with a new degree program at West Virginia University. WVU will…

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Breaking a sweat — and new ground for physical activity across West Virginia
Former WVU student Sarah Melanson runs on the Rail Trail, which stretches through Marion, Monongalia and Preston counties. The eastern end of trail will soon extend to Reedsville in Preston County as part to a grant from Take Back Our Health WV, a project spearheaded by the WVU College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences. (WVU Photo/ Raymond Thompson Jr.)

Breaking a sweat — and new ground for physical activity across West Virginia

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From Wheeling to Williamson, West Virginians will gain new and improved options to get active with a leisurely stroll or bicycle ride, thanks to a statewide project involving West Virginia…

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WVU students awarded Gilman Scholarship to study in Brazil
Ciara Stewart and Jordan Douglas Wheatley, WVU's 2020 Gilman Scholars. (WVU Photo)

WVU students awarded Gilman Scholarship to study in Brazil

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Opportunities to broaden the scope of their health care studies and make global connections await West Virginia University’s most recent Gilman Scholars this year in Santarem, Brazil. Ciara Stewart, a…

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Boulders strike car, PRT in Morgantown
The Morgantown Police Department posted these images on social media of damage caused by a rock slide on Monday.

Boulders strike car, PRT in Morgantown

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The West Virginia University Public Rapid Transit system is closed after an incident occurred between the Engineering and Beechurst Stations Monday afternoon on US-19 South at WV 705. All lanes are closed. A…

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Chemical found in drinking water linked to tooth decay in children
Being exposed to PFAS—a class of chemicals found in drinking water—has been linked to higher rates of cancer, heart disease, thyroid dysfunction and other conditions. WVU School of Dentistry researchers R. Constance Wiener and Christopher Waters studied whether PFAS exposure is also associated with tooth decay. They found that higher concentrations of a particular PFAS correlated to greater rates of tooth decay in children. (WVU Photo/Aira Burkhart)

Chemical found in drinking water linked to tooth decay in children

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Children with higher concentrations of a certain chemical in their blood are more likely to get cavities, according to a new study by West Virginia University School of Dentistry researchers.…

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Taking the whoop out of whooping cough
Allison Wolf, a postdoctoral fellow in the WVU School of Medicine, is investigating ways to make whooping cough vaccines more effective, for longer. One possible way is through a nose spray instead of a shot. (WVU Photo/ Aira Burkhart)

Taking the whoop out of whooping cough

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The whooping cough vaccine for babies and young kids—called “DTaP”—came to the United States in 1996. That year, people were still using dial-up internet connections to look up Spice Girls…

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Mechanical engineer named new dean of WVU’s Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources

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A distinguished higher education leader and expert in energy systems and sustainability – key areas in West Virginia University’s research - has been selected as the next leader of the…

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WVU nationally recognized for community engagement and scholarship
Some of the hundreds of volunteers who participated in the Falling Run Trail Project April 2017. (WVU Photo)

WVU nationally recognized for community engagement and scholarship

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Forging community partnerships that inspire change and leverage resources while harnessing creativity, innovation and technology has again earned West Virginia University recognition as one of the nation’s most engaged universities.…

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