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Doctor preparing a flu shot.  

Dr. Lisa Costello, a WVU Medicine pediatrician and assistant professor at the School of Medicine, is encouraging everyone to get a flu shot this season. National Influenza Vaccination Week is Dec. 7-13, and Costello says it’s the perfect time to arm yourself against the flu. She talks with Inside WVU today host April Kaull about why children and the elderly are particularly vulnerable, whether the vaccine mist is as effective as the shot, and dispels some vaccine concerns.

WVU employees laughing.  

The WVU Employee Code of Conduct defines what it means to live like a Mountaineer by describing how faculty and staff should interact with all members of our University community, including students, other employees and visitors. The document was developed in response to recent WVU Culture Survey results and focus groups with faculty and staff, which identified coaching and feedback as an opportunity for the University.

The WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute doctors looking at a computer.  

Investigators at the West Virginia University Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute recently performed the first procedure in the world of a phase II trial using focused ultrasound to treat a patient with early stage Alzheimer’s. Dr. Ali Rezai, who led the team, talks with Inside WVU today’s April Kaull about the groundbreaking procedure and the potential it may have to change lives.

John Chambers sitting on stage for a fireside chat.  

Silicon Valley visionary John Chambers has announced a gift of time, talent and treasure to support a start-up engine at the College of Business and Economics. He talks with Inside WVU today host April Kaull about the unique agreement that will provide West Virginia University significant financial and intellectual resources. Read more about most recent Chambers’ commitment to WVU.

Students getting snacks at the Day of Giving event  

The Day of Giving, a 24-hour online fundraising effort Wednesday, Nov. 14, is a simple way for West Virginia University supporters to contribute to WVU. In the latest edition of Inside WVU today, B.J. Davisson, senior vice president of development for the Foundation, explains why this event is critical to the University’s mission.

Appalachian quilts  

Soon the smell of fresh, hot kettle corn, funnel cakes, and fresh apple butter simmering over an open fire will fill the air, luring students and the community into the Mountainlair to celebrate the 71st Mountaineer Week Craft Fair and Quilt Show. In this Inside WVU today interview, Sonja Wilson explains this year’s celebration, themed “Appalachian Foods,” will kick off at 11:30 a.m. Friday (Oct. 19) with an opening ceremony in the Mountainlair Ballroom.