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WVU music faculty nominated for Grammy

An album recorded and produced by West Virginia University faculty has received a nomination for a 2018 Grammy Award in the Best Classical Compendium category. 

Lucy Mauro, associate professor of piano, and Mark Benincosa, recording engineer and instructor of music technology, released “Mademoiselle – Première Audience” in March 2017 to document the work of Nadia Boulanger.

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William Canady passes away

A longtime friend of the West Virginia University College of Creative Arts, Dr. William Canady has passed away at the age of 93. 

Dr. Canady, retired professor of biochemistry in the WVU Eberly College, died Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017. He is survived by his wife, Loulie Dodson Canady.

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Blessings from the Blochs

The late Stuart and Stephanie Bloch were devoted supporters of the West Virginia University College of Creative Arts. Their generosity and commitment impacted thousands of students throughout the years, and will continue to do so for decades to come.

“The Blochs were wonderful and gracious people with a great love of life, engagement for life and love for each other,” said Bernie Schultz, former dean of the college and retired professor of art history. “They had a love and passion for the arts, and they believed strongly in advancing education.”

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Singing praises for Milan Roh

Milan Roh has been a staple in the Morgantown Community Choir for more than 50 years, and now, he’s giving back through a gift to the choir program at West Virginia University.

Roh first came to WVU 60 years ago as a part-time student studying accounting while working as an auditor for First National Bank of Morgantown. The son of a minister, Roh grew up singing in church and high school choirs. He loved the art of singing so much that he joined the Morgantown Community Choir during his years as a student.

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Art Museum of WVU serves as regional education resource

During public visiting hours, the Art Museum of West Virginia University is a sanctuary of peace and culture, where visitors can view regional and international artwork in a welcoming and professional environment. In the hours the museum is closed to the public, it welcomes hundreds of students each month to use its exhibits and resources as an outlet for learning.

“We welcome students as young as pre-school to those in medical school at the university,” said Joy Ice, director of the museum. “Our art collection provides us the ability to tailor the museum visit to each group.”

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