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Baseball at Southern Wesleyan University (S.C.)

UVa-Wise Calendar - Sat, 02/18/2017 - 1:00pm

Baseball at Southern Wesleyan University (S.C.) Central, S.C.
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Baseball at Southern Wesleyan University (S.C.)

UVa-Wise Calendar - Fri, 02/17/2017 - 5:00pm

Baseball at Southern Wesleyan University (S.C.) Central, S.C.
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Softball at King University (Tenn.)

UVa-Wise Calendar - Fri, 02/17/2017 - 4:00pm

Softball at King University (Tenn.) Bristol, Tenn.
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Southwest Virginia teachers invited to Feb. 25 UVa-Wise basketball games

UVa-Wise News - Fri, 02/17/2017 - 3:08pm

In appreciation of the dedicated K-12 educators in Southwest Virginia, UVa-Wise Chancellor Donna P. Henry is inviting teachers from the region to a doubleheader basketball game on Saturday, Feb. 25, in the David J. Prior Center.

“UVa-Wise has alumni teaching in classrooms throughout Virginia, the nation and in other countries,” Henry said. “Inviting teachers as special guests at the basketball game is just a small way to express our gratitude to the hardworking people who make a difference in the lives of our children.”

The UVa-Wise Cavaliers will host Concord University for the doubleheader. In addition to free admission, teachers who present their school identification will receive a commemorative UVa-Wise cup and free sodas and popcorn during the games.

Tipoff for the women’s game is 2 p.m. The men’s game follows at 4 p.m. For more information, contact College Relations at 276-376-1027.

 

 

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Softball at King University (Tenn.)

UVa-Wise Calendar - Fri, 02/17/2017 - 2:00pm

Softball at King University (Tenn.) Bristol, Tenn.
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Free Friday

UVa-Wise Calendar - Fri, 02/17/2017 - 11:00am

Make Your Own Street Sign Station

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Men’s Basketball at Notre Dame College (Ohio)

UVa-Wise Calendar - Thu, 02/16/2017 - 8:30pm

Men’s Basketball at Notre Dame College (Ohio) South Euclid, Ohio
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Women’s Basketball at Notre Dame College (Ohio)

UVa-Wise Calendar - Thu, 02/16/2017 - 6:30pm

Women’s Basketball at Notre Dame College (Ohio) South Euclid, Ohio
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Governor McAuliffe recognizes Outstanding Faculty Award recipients

UVa-Wise News - Thu, 02/16/2017 - 2:37pm

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe today recognized 12 faculty members of Virginia higher education institutions as recipients of the 31st annual Outstanding Faculty Award for excellence in teaching, research and public service. UVa-Wise Professor Wally Smith is among the award winners.

The annual Outstanding Faculty Award program is administered by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) and sponsored by Dominion Resources.

“The faculty members we honor here today have demonstrated a commitment to academic excellence. They have used their expertise to both inspire students and their communities,” said Governor McAuliffe. “Supporting the wonderful educators who make up Virginia’s world-class higher education system is a crucial component of building the new Virginia economy, and it is my privilege to recognize each of them with the Outstanding Faculty Award.”

The recipients, all faculty members from colleges and universities across the Commonwealth, were honored during an awards ceremony at the Jefferson Hotel in Richmond. Award recipients represent two-year and four-year institutions, both public and private.

“The 12 educators that we are recognizing play a pivotal role in the academic, social and economic success of the young people they teach and inspire,” said Secretary of Education Dietra Trent. “These individuals exemplify what it means to be an outstanding faculty member, and we thank them for their service to students, to their institutions, and to the Commonwealth.”

“We are fortunate that Virginia is home to some of the world’s great universities,” said Peter Blake, director of SCHEV. “The Outstanding Faculty Awards recognize faculty members who through their dedication to research, teaching and mentorship help make the Commonwealth such a great place to live and work.”

Awards of $5,000 each are being given to the 12 honorees through a generous grant from the Dominion Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Dominion Resources. Dominion Virginia Power is a subsidiary of Dominion Resources.

“This marks the 13th year Dominion has partnered with SCHEV to honor the Commonwealth’s outstanding faculty members,” said Hunter A. Applewhite, president of the Dominion Foundation. “Each year, I am amazed by the dedication of these teachers and inspired by their efforts to help young people lead full, creative and productive lives.”

The 2017 Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award Recipients include:

Kelly June Bremner teaches theater at Emory & Henry College. She uses her artistic and organizational approach to develop and present new works. Her focus is on learning outcomes and teaching students the vital skills of communication and collaboration.

John Gregory Brown is director of creative writing at Sweet Briar College, where he has lived and taught for 22 years. He is the author of four novels. He proposed and coordinated an International Writers Series that through the years has brought acclaimed writers from around the world to Sweet Briar.

Theresa B. Clarke is the Wampler-Longacre Eminent Scholars Professor of Marketing at James Madison University, where she has served as a faculty member since 2001. A pioneer in internet marketing strategy, Clarke is an accomplished researcher with three unique streams of inquiry: sales, digital marketing and marketing education. She has been named a 2008 Madison Scholar, the highest award for faculty at JMU for scholarship.

Stephen J. Farnsworth is professor of political science and international affairs at the University of Mary Washington, where he has taught for 16 years and directs the university’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies. During his time at the University of Mary Washington, Dr. Farnsworth has won three campus-wide teaching awards. He is the author or co-author of five books and dozens of articles and book chapters on the mass media, the presidency and U.S. and Virginia politics.

Kevin Hamed is professor of biology at Virginia Highlands Community College, where he has taught more than 100 classes since joining the faculty in 2003. He is widely respected as a leading expert on Appalachian salamanders and celebrated for getting students out of classrooms and into nature; the resulting data have been used to facilitate change by state, federal and local organizations charged with making land-management decisions.

Margaret Leary is professor of IT and cybersecurity at Northern Virginia Community College, where she has taught for 19 years. She is the first recipient of the Dr. and Mrs. Edward Bersoff Endowed Chair Professorship at NOVA and also serves as the director, curriculum and co-PI, for the National CyberWatch Center, focused on increasing the cybersecurity workforce. She has assisted in developing cybersecurity courses including a Critical Infrastructure Security course that has been made available to community colleges across the nation

Caroline Parsons Lubert is a professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at James Madison University where she has served as a faculty member since 1999.  Her scholarly work is in aeroacoustics; her research recently has focused on modelling the turbulence-generated noise emitted during liftoff of the Antares rocket, which resupplies the International Space Station and launches from Wallops Island, Virginia.

Daniel A. Menascé is university professor of computer science at George Mason University, where he has been a member of the faculty since 1992. His research is in the area of self-managed computer systems, performance modeling and analysis of computer systems, software performance engineering, distributed systems, and e-commerce technologies.

Xiang-Jin “X.J.” Meng is a university distinguished professor of biomedical sciences at Virginia Tech, where has been a faculty member since 1999. He is widely considered a leading scientist in the world in the fields of zoonotic virus diseases and vaccinology. He discovered the swine and avian hepatitis E viruses, which brought a paradigm shift to the field of human hepatitis E research and revolutionized the way scientists and physicians think about this important human disease.

Jennifer Grimsley Michaeli is assistant professor of engineering technology at Old Dominion University, where she joined the faculty in 2012 after 15 years of professional experience in shipbuilding and naval engineering. She has developed new undergraduate and graduate courses in naval architecture and marine engineering; enthusiastically mentors engineering students; and promotes advances in curriculum, lab infrastructure and collaborative partnerships across academia, the Navy and industry.

Anatoly Radyushkin is an eminent scholar and professor in the Department of Physics at Old Dominion University, where he has had a joint position with Jefferson Lab since 1992. He is an internationally recognized theoretical physicist, focusing on nuclear and particle physics. He has authored more than 120 publications in refereed journals, with total citations exceeding 11,000.

Walter Smith is an assistant professor of biology at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise, where he has taught since 2012. He directs a regionally focused research program that aims to understand how ongoing socioeconomic changes in central Appalachia impact biodiversity conservation, particularly for rare and understudied amphibians.

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NSLS Speaker Re-Broadcast featuring Barbara Corcoran

UVa-Wise Calendar - Wed, 02/15/2017 - 7:00pm

The National Society of Leadership & Success offers a Speaker Broadcast series each semester.  Tonight will be a re-broadcast of our first spring speaker, entrepreneur, author, speaker, investor and “Shark” on the popular ABC network show “Shark Tank,” Barbara Corcoran. This event is free and open to the public. UVa-Wise students may receive one cultural activity credit for attending an NSLS Speaker Broadcast. Learn more at http://www.uvawise.edu/news/.

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Softball at Carson-Newman College

UVa-Wise Calendar - Tue, 02/14/2017 - 3:00pm

Softball at Carson-Newman College Jefferson City, Tenn.
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Softball at Carson-Newman College

UVa-Wise Calendar - Tue, 02/14/2017 - 2:00pm

Softball at Carson-Newman College Jefferson City, Tenn.
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UVa-Wise students present NASA DEVELOP research

UVa-Wise News - Tue, 02/14/2017 - 12:19pm

Satellites and a partnership between the National Parks Service, NASA DEVELOP and other organizations helped UVa-Wise students Brooke Colley and Austin Counts conduct research on environmental issues in the Northern Great Plains and the Grand Canyon.

Colley used NASA Earth Observations to detect changes in annual snowpack coverage in the intermountain natural parks, specifically in Glacier, Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks. The communities raised concerns that ice and snow melt in the national parks have the region seeing changes in vegetation cover and fire regime because of receding ice sheets. Mapping the changes is a positive way to build management plans to respond to the changing landscape.

In her presentation, Colley explained that the areas that were previously covered by persistent ice and snow are now exposed. A study of the yearly changes in the ice and snow cover allowed researchers to see areas of glacial boundary recession.

According to Colley, national parks in the Northern Great Plains are seeing the glacier and ice melting due to changes in climate. In Grand Teton National Park, only 10 glaciers are left, and two-thirds of the glaciers in Glacier National Park have disappeared since the 1980s. Yellowstone National Park has no glaciers, but ice and snow cover has receded.

Colley said her research had limitations caused by shadows in the photos of the region. Cloud covers also created some false positives, she said. Overall, she was pleased with the results of her research.

Counts, using similar resources and partners, conducted research on a project to assist the National Park Service monitor shoreline land cover change in the lower Grand Canyon. He worked on the Lake Mead area.

According to his research, Lake Mead’s water levels have decreased because of an ongoing drought in that part of the country. The drought, which started in 1998, has caused Lake Mead to fall to historic lows, and that has exposed thousands of acres of lakebed sediment, which contributed to changes in riparian vegetative cover. The low water has also harmed air and water quality because of wind disturbance of the exposed sediment. Counts found that invasive plant species colonized parts of the lakebed sediment, which altered habitats for land and avian organisms.

Counts concluded that the water level decrease correlates closely with the drought measurements. He said the changes directly impacted the riparian ecosystem.

Counts and Colley are two of several students working with NASA DEVELOP on a variety of research projects. For information on NASA DEVELOP, contact Michael Brooke at jmichaelbrooke@gmail.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Intramural Wallyball Registration Begins

UVa-Wise Calendar - Mon, 02/13/2017 - 1:00am

Register your team on IMLeagues. For questions about registration contact Mikaela Logan at mra4p@uvawise.edu

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Intramural Futsal Indoor Soccer Registration Begins

UVa-Wise Calendar - Mon, 02/13/2017 - 1:00am

Register your team on IMLeagues. For questions about registration contact Mikaela Logan at mra4p@uvawise.edu

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Softball vs Lees-McRae College

UVa-Wise Calendar - Sun, 02/12/2017 - 1:00pm

Softball vs Lees-McRae College Hickory, N.C.
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Softball vs Johnson C. Smith University

UVa-Wise Calendar - Sun, 02/12/2017 - 11:00am

Softball vs Johnson C. Smith University Hickory, N.C.
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Softball vs Mercyhurst University

UVa-Wise Calendar - Sat, 02/11/2017 - 6:00pm

Softball vs Mercyhurst University Hickory, N.C.
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Men’s Basketball vs West Liberty University

UVa-Wise Calendar - Sat, 02/11/2017 - 5:00pm

Men’s Basketball vs West Liberty University Wise, Va.
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Baseball at Carson-Newman College

UVa-Wise Calendar - Sat, 02/11/2017 - 3:30pm

Baseball at Carson-Newman College Jefferson City, Tenn.
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