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Professor of economics recognized as a 2016 Benedum Distinguished Scholar

Recognizing his remarkable research and scholarly activity, Dr. Brad Humphreys, professor of economics at the West Virginia University College of Business and Economics, is one of four outstanding faculty members at WVU named a 2016 Benedum Distinguished Scholar.

The Distinguished Scholars awards, funded by the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation, are given annually to faculty engaged in “creative research” in as many as four categories: behavioral and social sciences, biosciences and health sciences, humanities and the arts, and physical sciences and technology. This year, scholars have been selected in all four categories.

Economics Ph.D. program ranked by U.S. News, prepares for 50th Anniversary

The Ph.D. Economics program at the West Virginia University College of Business and Economics was listed as one of the nation’s best earlier this month in the 2018 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools rankings.

The doctoral program, which will celebrate its 50th anniversary this year, was listed by U.S. News at #83.

Application for WV Governor’s School of Entrepreneurship now open

Demonstrating the commitment to foster entrepreneurship in the state, West Virginia University announced earlier this year that the University had won a two-year bid to host the Governor’s School of Entrepreneurship in 2017 and 2018 after submitting a proposal to host the summer event for students entering their sophomore, junior and senior years of high school.

Applications are now being accepted for GSE, which will run from July 5-25. Application materials, including a 60-second video pitch, are due by April 15. High school students in West Virginia who are accepted into the program will receive a full scholarship for room, board and tuition for the three-week program.