eCampus may be inaccessible 9:30-10:30 p.m. while system is restarted

Please avoid using eCampus between 9:30 and 10:30 p.m. tonight (Monday, Oct. 15) while we reboot the system. During this time, active users will be bumped out, and others will be unable to log in. 

We are taking this step at the recommendation of our vendor, Blackboard, in hopes it will fix system slowness we have experienced throughout the day. However, the vendor cannot guarantee this will work.

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Emily Calandrelli to headline free energy and climate conference at WVU (Dec. 1)

Emily Calandrelli, an Emmy-nominated STEM communicator and WVU Engineering alumna, will be the keynote presenter at a free public conference on climate change and energy issues at the WVU College of Law Event Hall on December 1. 

Conference attendees will hear and discuss presentations from leading experts about recent climate change developments, issues and best practices. Topics include climate communication, controlling methane emissions, solar opportunities and obstacles, and putting a price on carbon. Free registration is now available and includes a buffet networking luncheon from noon to 1 p.m. Free parking is onsite. The program is co-sponsored by the West Virginia University College of Law Center for Energy and Sustainable Development and the Allegheny Highlands Climate Change Impacts Initiative, a project of Friends of Blackwater, with support from the Appalachian Stewardship Foundation.

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Department of World Languages, Literatures and Linguistics to host Latin American and Spanish Film Festival

Join the Department of World Languages, Literatures and Linguistics for the 2018 Latin American and Spanish Film Festival every Wednesday in October at 7 p.m. All films will be shown in Spanish with English subtitles. Bring your own snacks, then stay for the post-screening discussion. The third film screening will feature "Pelo malo" on Wednesday, Oct. 17 in the 503 Eiesland Hall.

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Scholarship opportunity for sophomore and junior STEM students pursuing research careers

Goldwater Scholarships recognize students who exhibit a strong commitment to a career in mathematics, the natural sciences, and engineering. Scholarships provide $7,500 in funding for junior and senior year. Sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue a doctoral degree are encouraged to apply.

To apply for one of the four WVU nomination spots, please go to goldwater.scholarsapply.org and complete a pre-application. If ASPIRE determines you are eligible to apply, the full online application will be released to you. The full application is due November 5. A committee will then select four applications to be submitted by West Virginia University to the national review committee.

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What? Where? Why in the world? (Oct. 16)

The Department of Geology and Geography will host its annual "GEOTALKS" on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. in 202 Brooks Hall. This year's theme is "What? Where? Why in the world?" Learn about exciting research from WVU geography faculty and how geography is relevant in your life. Refreshments will be served.

More about the speakers

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Please complete the survey to help WVU gauge interest in a parallel computing course

WVU is considering offering a three-credit hour online course on Applications of Parallel Computing in the 2019 spring semester. To help us gauge interest, please complete the survey by Wednesday, Oct. 17. This initiative would be a partnership with XSEDE, an organization that coordinates the sharing of advanced digital services, and the University of California, Berkeley.

Applications of Parallel Computing is designed to teach students how to program parallel computers to efficiently solve challenging problems in science and engineering. It would be offered by the Physics and Astronomy department as an advanced course, tutored by Dr. Aldo Romero. The course could benefit students in various disciplines, including computer science, all types of engineering, physical sciences, biology and economics. To learn more about the course, view a sample syllabus at https://sites.google.com/lbl.gov/cs267-spr2018/.

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Interested in law school? Attend a WVU College of Law info session

Want to learn more about the process of applying to law school, take a tour of the College of Law’s state-of-the-art facilities, and sit in on a class? Join us on Law School Hill for an Information Session, hosted by the WVU Law Office of Admissions. For more information and to register, go to  wvulaw.wufoo.com/forms/wvu-law-info-session-rsvp/.

Fall 2018 dates include October 19 and November 19.

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Perspectives on the U.S. Opioid Epidemic (Oct. 15)

The WVU School of Public Health continues its Dean’s Colloquium Series in October with a discussion about the impact of the nation’s opioid epidemic on the U.S. workforce.

John Howard, MD, MPH, JD, LLM, MBA, will be on campus Monday, October 15 to share his lecture, “Perspectives on the U.S. Opioid Epidemic.” Dr. Howard is the Director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the Administrator of the World Trade Center Health Program the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, D.C. The lecture will begin at 1 p.m. in Room 1909 Health Sciences Center-North and will include a Q&A session. 

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Visit New Zealand with Adventure WV this summer

This 6 credit learning opportunity will take you to the South Island of New Zealand for backpacking, sea kayaking and visits to various cities! Join Adventure WV at some of the most stunning natural settings on earth. The program dates are tentatively set for May 4 to May 20. No outdoor experience is required. 

For more information or to fill out an interest form, click below or contact Marion McClure at marion.mcclure@mail.wvu.edu

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Are you interested in going to medical school?

If you are interested in going to medical, dental or other professional schools, consider Exercise Physiology as a major. To find out more, attend an informational session and learn the benefits of Exercise Physiology. The sessions are mandatory for students who are sure they want to change majors but students who just want information can attend as well. 

Sessions dates are October 17 and November 27 at the Health Sciences Center. You must register to attend. 

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