On this Memorial Day weekend, we remember the fallen. Just like these patriotic Mountaineers remember the fallen every single day. Members of The Old Guard, the battalion responsible for overseeing the nation’s hallowed ground of Arlington National Cemetery, include #WVU alumni, some of whom started out in our #ROTC program. To view photos and video of our proud alumni guarding the nation’s tomb, go to our profile link. @arlingtonnatl @usarmyoldguard #memorialday
#Repost @raythompsonjr ・・・ These images are from a story I shot for .@wvumagazine last fall. There is a link to my story in my profile. #photography #conservation #wildlifephotography #condors #wvu #geology #wildlife SHARON POESSEL, U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY WILDLIFE BIOLOGIST, KEEPS A FIRM GRIP AROUND CONDOR 374’S BEAK AS MEMBERS OF THE U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE CONDOR RECOVERY PROGRAM EXAMINE THE BIRD
Getting hitched? Or maybe you’ve welcomed a future Mountaineer into the world. Whatever the milestone, if you’re a #WVU alum feel free to share your professional accomplishments, births and marriage announcements with us at email@example.com We will publish them in our Class Notes section. We want to hear from you! 💛💙💛💙💛💙
Firing pistols and burning drugs. That's another day at the office for WVU Chemistry Professor Suzanne Bell, who says her research and teaching workload is 50 percent guns and 50 percent drugs. Check out a Q&A with our own real life #CSI investigator at our profile link. #WVU #chemistry #forensics #guns 🔫 #drugs 💊
You can always bank on hearing “Pomp and Circumstance” at any given #commencement ceremony. But for some #graduating students, a little extra “pomp” is in order. It's right on top of their noggins. To see some of the more creative #WVU commencement caps in recent years, check out our profile link.
Ain't no sunshine in Morgantown though Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Bill Withers will shine a light of wisdom on the #WVU Class of 2017. Withers, a native of Slab Fork, West Virginia, will speak at today's @wvucca commencement and receive an honorary doctorate. Lean on Me, Just the Two of Us and Ain't No Sunshine are just a few of his hits. Here @raythompsonjr captures a portrait of Withers for an upcoming Q&A for WVU Magazine.
Happy belated birthday to the “most dangerous woman in America.” Born May 1, 1837, in Ireland, Mary Harris Jones, aka “Mother Jones,” became one of the American labor movement’s greatest crusaders. Tucked away in the archives of the West Virginia and Regional History Center at #WVU Libraries is a glass plate negative of this photo, among other original artifacts and papers documenting her story. For more on Mother Jones, check out our profile link. #union #wv @wvulibrarianlinda
Who says #art and #Einstein don’t mix? Here #WVU astrophysicist Sean McWilliams (back) participates in “A Shout Across Time,” a danced lecture on Einstein’s theory of general relativity, black holes and gravitational waves. Find out how WVU keeps Einstein’s legacy alive at our profile link. @wvueberly @wvucca #instawvu
#WVU alumni Jim Leach and J. Morgan Leach display bags of #hemp seeds. The younger Leach is executive director of the West Virginia Hemp Farmers Association, which focuses on economic diversification through #agriculture production. To read more about WVU’s role in hemp research and production, click on our profile link. @wvulaw
Hey Mountaineers, looking for something to binge-watch this weekend? Today (April 21) marks the premiere of “Bill Nye Saves the World” on Netflix starring #WVU alumna Emily Calendrelli @thespacegal. Oh, and she was just nominated for a daytime #Emmy award for her other #science show “Xploration Outer Space.” 🌎 🚀 And in August, she’s launching a chapter book series promoting girls in #STEM. Quit making us beam with pride for you, Emily. Check out our interview with her in our profile link. @billnye @wvuengineering #instaWVU
#WVU neuroscientist Julie Brefczynski-Lewis is on a mission to lead advances in treating #depression, helping #stroke sufferers learn to walk again and gaining a better understanding of #opioid #addiction. It’s all in the helmet. To learn more, check out our profile link. Story by @candace07. Photos by @raythompsonjr.
Ah man. It’s only Tuesday. But here’s a picture of a baby reppin’ #WVU. 💛💙😆Thanks to @jessica_polaski, BS ‘13, for this cute photo of Oaklee Mae. WVU alumni: Send your birth and wedding announcements and class notes to firstname.lastname@example.org
We do, too. Thanks to @nancyandrews for this photo and others of girls around #Morgantown who were asked to write down their #dreams. Check out our profile link for more. #wvu @wvumediacollege #girlpower 💪
Coal production and employment in the U.S. have been on a downward spiral. So what do we do with the abandoned #mines and displaced miners? Refresh Appalachia, an enterprise targeting unemployed coal workers to grow food, manage animals and plot out distribution plans for food products, has some ideas. Just ask single mom Lola Cline, of Gilbert, W.Va., who raised four daughters as an equipment operator on a strip-mining job. She was laid off for two years before finding a new purpose in the #coalfields. Check out our profile link for her story and how one group led by a #WVU alumnus hopes to reinvent once prosperous #coal communities. #wv #agriculture #Appalachia
West Virginia needs more #innovation and #entrepreneurship, you say? There’s already a wealth of inspiration waiting to be tapped at #WVU with students like Reem Eldawud. The chemical engineering doctoral student developed a device for the squeamish called the “No View Needle Cover,” which conceals a syringe as it is inserted into a patient. Read about her story and the entrepreneurial visions of other Mountaineers who’ve benefited from the tutelage of the WVU LaunchLab at our profile link. #wv #westvirginia @wvuengineering
Bye bye Arnold Hall. You had a good 60 years in forging friendships and lasting memories. We want to hear stories and adventures from alumni and students about the retiring residence hall. Email us at email@example.com or hit us up at one of the #WVU Magazine social media channels. #morgantown #instaWVU #FBF #WVUalumni @arnoldhallwvu
In 1992, the #California #condor population dipped to just 27 birds. The @usfws pulled the remaining birds from the wild to start a captive breeding program. Today their numbers have grown to more than 400 #birds, but the condor needs a considerable amount of human management to maintain this population size. #WVU researchers such as Jonathan Hall, assistant professor in the Department of #Geology and #Geography, are studying the flight patterns and spatial ecology of the California condor to support the species. Explore more on these efforts at our profile link. Story and photography by the talented @raythompsonjr
The latest issue of #WVU Magazine hits mailboxes this week! 💛💙 See how #Mountaineers are saving the California condor, fighting cancer and bringing new industry to the West Virginia coalfields in our feature stories. Check us out at wvumag.wvu.edu or click on our profile link. @refreshappalachia @wvualumniassoc #research #coal #appalachia #sustainability #agriculture #energy