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A Chance For New Life

Behind WVU's latest $1.2 billion campaign are real stories -- many waiting to be unraveled -- linked to every penny.

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Making Sunlight in the Dark

Alumna Elaine McMillion Sheldon directed two documentaries in West Virginia about people who are combatting the opioid crisis and seeking recovery.

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Camp Our Way

Come in and join the circle. Here's a look at summer camps offered through WVU.

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A degree of dedication: Super Bowl champ Irvin comes home to graduate at WVU

Super Bowl champion. Walter Payton Man of the Year nominee. Graduate of the West Virginia University Class of 2018. As might read the resume of Bruce Irvin.

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How to Remake a State

Some look at where we've been. We look at what's ahead. Here's what drives West Virginia forward.

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Guilty Until Proven Innocent

The WVU College of Law is aiding in one man's quest for freedom after 20 years in prison.

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The Outbreak Hunter

One researcher is predicting cholera before it appears.

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Fighting Opioids

WVU professors are on the frontlines of combatting the opioid crisis.

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WVU at 150

We take a look back at the people, places and events that helped make WVU truly unique.

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Home Among the Hills

Some students come from across the world just to attend WVU. Some students' parents immigrated to the U.S. And many students were born here. However they got here, they're all Mountaineers.

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The Legend of the Flying WV

Experience the symbol that unites Mountaineers as one. See how the Flying WV logo evolved from the minds of its creators more than 30 years ago—and how it continues to shape the spirit of our beloved university. In this extended feature, find out which celebrities have worn the Flying WV and view from across the globe.

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Women Who Are Changing the Tech World

These women are changing the future of technology and women’s place in it.

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Defending Our Right to the Past

As ISIS destroys millennia-old cultural sites, art history professor Rhonda Reymond advocates for preserving our past.

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In the Path of Cancer

At WVU, one scientist may be on the verge of discovering the ultimate weapon against a deadly form of breast cancer.

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In Human Hands: The Future of the California Condor

WVU researchers are helping California condors and their descendants thrive.

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Rebirth in the Mountains

West Virginia is looking for additional industry sources — and alumnus Ben Gilmer is using old coal mines to jumpstart new jobs.

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Strike Up the Band

Didn't get to go to New York City for the marching band's Macy's parade debut? We've got you covered.

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At the Twilight: Keeping Appalachian Music Alive

The WVU Bluegrass Band is bringing songs from Appalachia's past into the life of school children throughout West Virginia.

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Bridging Civilizations

The U.S. and China are global powers locked in competition. WVU is building a bridge between the two.

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Guarding the Nation’s Tomb

These alumni are guarding our nation’s heroes at Arlington National Cemetery.

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The Road to Recovery

The floods that raged through southern West Virginia inflicted deep wounds that Mountaineers are helping to heal.

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Marching to the Beat

Dive into the Mountaineer Marching Band’s colorful history, from the inclusion of women to an early rebel band.

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Reversing the Drug Trend

Dr. Carl Sullivan has been finding solutions to addiction for decades and developed a comprehensive opiate addiction treatment.

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Slaves No More

She helped to free more than 2,000 enslaved fishermen in Indonesia. Then she and her team won the Pulitzer Prize for their reporting. Here’s how Margie Mason did it.

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Double Exposure

This is the real story about the team who uncovered the global Volkswagen emissions cheating scandal.

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Cracking the Cosmos

Gravitational waves are a ripple in spacetime. Researchers at WVU helped to make this discovery possible.

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Fractured Spaces

Photojournalist Lois Raimondo went into Iraq and Afghanistan after 9/11. This is what she saw.

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Ready. Set. Launch.

Syringes. Bees. Soil. Microgreens. They're all part of the entrepreneurship wave coming out of the WVU LaunchLab.

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Attacking Stroke on all Fronts

WVU is changing the outcome for patient Jimmy Boehler and the 795,000 people who have a stroke in the U.S. every year.

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Nourishing the Soul

Take a virtual tour of the new Art Museum of WVU before you visit in person.

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New Robot on the Block

He's lean. He's not mean. And this metal WVU machine just won a NASA competition.

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A Future on the Side of Equality

Read how lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are finding a home at WVU.

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After the Storm

In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, alumnus Rustin Moore led the largest horse rescue in the nation’s history.

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Where We Go From Here

Changing culture is never easy but sometimes necessary. Read how Mountaineers are approaching the need for change.

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Returning With Pride

WVU is reconnecting with the state through big ideas and big actions.

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Messages from Anonymous

The universe is sending us 10,000 messages every day. You can’t see them. You can’t understand them. But then again, neither can anybody else.

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Pomp & Circumstance

Want to know why we wear caps and gowns at commencement? We’ve got you covered.

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Responding in Crisis

A chemical spill that affected the Charleston area water system impacted over 300,000 people. See how WVU students and faculty responded to the emergency.

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Gee Returns Home

E. Gordon Gee is WVU’s 24th president. But his personality is no less dynamic than it was the first time he led our University in the 1980s

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Mapping the Latest Frontier: Your Brain

WVU researchers are looking for a key to unlock the secrets of neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s and schizophrenia. New technology is enabling them to map the brain and look for answers.

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Marked, Unmarked, Remembered

A WVU Press book of photography shows moments in history that should be remembered.

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Forward Facing

WVU has covered new ground in changing the culture.

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Bruuuuuuuuce! Super Bowl Champ with a Mountaineer Heart

Bruce Irving battled through his youth to find his place in life. And that place was WVU. He is an NFL player now but has fond memories of his time here.

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Of Ice and Men

A look inside the grit and grind of the WVU hockey team.

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A Quarter-Century of Progress

The Center for Black Culture and Research celebrates 25 years of embracing diversity at WVU.

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An Expected Crisis

We saw the educator shortage looming. It’s here now. And WVU researchers have some ideas about how to fix it.

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Heartfelt Notes Take Alumnus to Star Trek, and Beyond

Did you know that Jay Chattaway, who won an Emmy for composing the score of the series finale of Star Trek: Voyager, is a WVU grad?

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Planning for West Virginia’s Future

WVU College of Law students provide valuable resources for land planning in Beckley and other West Virginia towns

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Let's Go Brawling

WVU and Pitt return to the backyard to rekindle a century-old rivalry.

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Hearts of Gold and Blue

WVU athletes are having a blast (and learning life lessons) while volunteering their time and muscles to help those in need.

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