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Like higher education institutions all over the country, West Virginia University is adjusting to a post-pandemic reality that dovetails with other agents of change.

WVU is making a path forward.

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Committing to Memory

The number of Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease is expected to grow like wildfire. As of 2020, as many as 5.8 million had the progressive disease that afflicts parts of the brain that control thought, memory and language.

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Energy Evolution

At West Virginia University, researchers across varying disciplines including geology, forestry and engineering are exploring alternative and sustainable pathways to power the nation. 

Read Story : An uptick in confronting ‘the silent epidemic of this decade


Mountain State

Trail Mix: The economic development plan that centers on outdoor recreation

As communities across the U.S. vie for economic development opportunities, West Virginia University is banking on one of the Mountain State’s greatest assets — the wonderful and often wild terrain that makes outdoor adventure an exciting proposition.

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Nature's Lab

Going to Waste

Paul Ziemkiewicz has been working to clean up streams for decades, but the discovery that acid mine drainage or AMD, holds the elements used in electronics has made that effort not only noble, but potentially profitable.

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With Purpose

Students achieve dreams through scholarships

Like most good tales, every success story has a turning point – a moment of inspiration or opportunity that transforms a dream into reality. For many WVU students, those defining moments stem from scholarships.

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Reading, Writing, and Roots

When Amy Alvarez moved to West Virginia, she wanted to connect with other Black poets and learn from their work. She was familiar with some Black Appalachian writers – Nikki Giovanni, Nikkey Finney, Kelly Norman Ellis and a few others – but she wanted to.

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Moments Notice

Moments Notice 

You’ve succeeded and so have they. Read about what your fellow Mountaineers are doing, and share your own story.

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The Last Word

The International Mountaineer

The power of the Internet cannot be overstated. It’s how, from Nigeria – 6,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean — Nathaniel Godwin stumbled upon WVU.

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Fair game: Kelly Collins

It could be argued that Kelly Tuckwiller Collins (’09, ’11, Reed College of Media) grew up at the State Fair of West Virginia. She has been attending the annual August event since before her first memory.

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WVU alum flies into storms for science

A team known as the “Hurricane Hunters” gets up close and personal with these storms. While local officials and meteorologists signal caution to their viewers that may be in areas of danger, West Virginia University graduate Nick Underwood and his colleag

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Grad Helps Attorneys Make the Right Case

Luke Yingling, Law ’22, is blazing his own trail as the founding president and CEO of Analytica Legalis, a technology company that uses artificial intelligence to help attorneys win in court.

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WVU Alum Trains Dogs for U.S. Ambassador

Elizabeth Mullen, ’81, journalism, might not be Dr. Doolittle, but she can “listen” to the dogs she trains through their body language and talk back to them using behavior modification and positive reinforcement.

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Photos and Media

January in Review

Photo essay

The photography team's best and favorite photos from January 2024.

January in photos

2023: A Look Back

Photo essay

Recapping 2023 through the eyes and lenses of the WVU photography staff.

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In the 106th Backyard Brawl, the WVU Mountaineers defeated the University of Pittsburgh Panthers with a score of 17-6 at Milan Puskar Stadium on Saturday, September 16, 2023.

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