#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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
#fbf and congrats to Mannon Gallegly, #WVU professor emeritus of plant pathology. In 1963, he unveiled a blight-resistant tomato named the “West Virginia ‘63.” Today he unveiled new tomato varieties - the “West Virginia ‘17A” and “West Virginia ‘17B” - to commemorate WVU’s 150th birthday. Swipe left to see Gallegly then and now. To read more about Gallegly’s innovative spirit, check out a story from our archives in the profile link. @wvudavis #instawvu #wvu150
Tristan Dennis of the #WVU #Bluegrass Band warms up on the #mandolin before a performance at Washington Lands Elementary School in Moundsville, #WV. You can check out 360 videos of the band playing tunes including “Take Me Home, Country Roads” at our profile link.
“West Virginia, oh, my home. West Virginia's where I belong. In the dead of the night in the still and the quiet I slip away like a bird in flight Back to those hills — the place that I call home.” —“WEST VIRGINIA, MY HOME,” BY HAZEL DICKENS Check out a 360 video of the #WVU #Bluegrass Band performing “West Virginia, My Home” and other #Appalachia tunes in our profile link. #westvirginia
It’s time for #MarchMadness and a #TBT Mountaineer-style. Let’s go back to a golden era of #WVU #basketball when one woman served as a “mother” to legendary ballers like Jerry West (left), Willie Akers (right) and “Hot Rod” Hundley. To learn more, visit our profile link.
In 1989, the Chinese military shot down hundreds of people in Tiananmen Square during a student-led protest. New U.S. Investments were halted. Expatriates pulled their employees out of #China. But the employees at one particular company stayed. Jim Wood became president of that company in 1996 and is now director of the U.S. China #Energy Center’s Advanced #Coal Technologies Consortium headquartered at #WVU. Seven years after Tiananmen, the mayor of #Beijing sent Wood an invitation to dinner at his home. Wood can’t remember the exact words Mayor Jia Qinglin said. But it boiled down to: “We are now partners.” To read more on WVU’s connection with China, visit wvumag.wvu.edu
#Michelangelo is one of the greatest artists of all time. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that there’s a deliberate artform to his handwriting. #WVU radiology professor Bob Tallaksen studied how Michelangelo altered his handwriting consciously - from a Gothic cursive mercantile “difficult to read” script to a script adopted by humanists, called cancellaresca, also known as chancery cursive. To find out more, go to our profile link. #art #handwriting
#WVU superfan @bradpaisley will surely be rooting on the #Mountaineers tonight in their quest for a Big 12 title. Find out more about the #country star’s fandom for ol’ gold and blue in our Q&A at wvumag.wvu.edu #instaWVU #bradpaisley #crushinit
Look familiar, Sunnysiders? Swipe left to see a before and after of the “Hail West Virginia” wall along University Avenue. Every year, #WVU students from the Laurel Chapter of Mortar Board paint the wall gold and blue. For more Mountaineer memories, hop over to our flashback department at our profile link. #tbt #instaWVU #morgantown