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WVU, NETL to collaborate with Pitt, Shell to develop process to transform stranded natural gas into marketable products

Wed, 2017-11-29 13:00

Researchers at West Virginia University have had a long and successful working relationship with their colleagues from the National Energy Technology Laboratory. Thanks to a four-year award from the Rapid Advancement in Process Intensification Deployment Manufacturing Institute, that relationship will continue.

John Hu, Statler Chair in Engineering for Natural Gas Utilization at WVU, will lead a team that will investigate ways to convert stranded gas resources into value-added liquid products that could reduce the United States’ demand for crude oil by up to 20 percent.

WVU sweeps UMES, advances in national tournament

Wed, 2017-11-29 12:30

The West Virginia University volleyball team advanced to the second round of the National Invitational Volleyball Championship with a 3-0 win over Maryland Eastern Shore Tuesday evening inside the WVU Coliseum. West Virginia will face Temple on Wednesday, Nov. 29, at 6 p.m., at the WVU Coliseum.

Mike Carey honored in his hometown

Wed, 2017-11-29 12:30

West Virginia University women's basketball coach Mike Carey was honored in his hometown of Clarksburg on Tuesday afternoon. Mayor Catherine Goings unveiled a sign dedicated to Carey on behalf of the city during a ceremony at Jackson Square. The sign will be permanently displayed on the Hewes Ave parking structure above U.S. Route 50.

Leidos gift to support student involvement, research efforts at WVU

Wed, 2017-11-29 08:50

A grant from FORTUNE 500 science and information technology company Leidos will assist research initiatives and student involvement at campus events at West Virginia University

The grant was made through the WVU Foundation and will be used to continue research funding on topics like blockchain technology, and population health data management, which attempts to investigate and alleviate the health problems that ail the state. 

WVU graduate student lays groundwork for potential new diabetes treatments, receives NIH grant

Wed, 2017-11-29 08:30

Conventional diabetes medications tend to fix downstream problems, meaning they typically work by stabilizing blood sugar levels, not by improving the chemical processes that underlie how the body makes and processes blood sugar in the first place. A West Virginia University graduate student is working to change that by studying an unexplored enzyme.                                          

“It is like having a car that is leaking antifreeze, but instead of fixing the leak, you just keep buying cases of antifreeze and refilling the engine” said Stephanie Shumar, a graduate student in WVU’s School of Medicine who is studying biochemistry and molecular biology.

WVU’s Valenti named IEEE Fellow

Tue, 2017-11-28 13:32

Matthew Valenti, professor in the Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at West Virginia University, has been named a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. The IEEE is the world's largest technical professional organization whose mission is to encourage its members to revolutionize technology for the benefit of humanity.

West Virginia Innocence Project receives $100,000

Tue, 2017-11-28 09:30

The law firm Wilson, Frame & Metheney, PLLC has made a $100,000 gift to the Innocence Project at the West Virginia University College of Law.

The funds, paid over five years, will provide operational support for the West Virginia Innocence Project, a law clinic that serves the wrongfully convicted free of charge while providing work experience for student attorneys.

WVU chief economist: Opioid crisis has cost West Virginia nearly $1 billion

Tue, 2017-11-28 08:30

West Virginia University’s chief economist said the opioid epidemic in West Virginia and across the U.S. has come with a hefty price tag, causing a void in this state’s economy of nearly $1 billion.

John Deskins, director of WVU’s Bureau of Business and Economic Research, which is housed in the College of Business and Economics where he is also an associate professor of economics, said West Virginia is at the epicenter of the national opioid crisis. He said loss of life, loss of jobs and tying up resources that could be used elsewhere in a state that has embarked on a mission to economically reinvent itself has cost West Virginia dearly.

PRT to be down Saturday for testing

Mon, 2017-11-27 14:29

The West Virginia University Personal Rapid Transit system will be closed to passenger service Saturday (Dec. 2) to accommodate phase II modernization testing. 

The University will provide bus support during this closure. Buses will operate on a continuous loop from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. to all PRT locations except for Walnut Street.  

Volleyball earns postseason berth

Mon, 2017-11-27 08:51

The volleyball team will make its first appearance in the postseason since 1991 after earning an automatic bid to the National Invitational Volleyball Championship. The Mountaineers play host to Maryland Eastern Shore in the second of two matches on Tuesday (Nov. 28), with first serve set for 7 p.m. ET inside the WVU Coliseum.

Frenetic finish leads men’s basketball to AdvoCare Invite title

Mon, 2017-11-27 08:49

West Virginia came back from 16 points down in the second half to knock off Missouri, 83-79, in the championship game of the AdvoCare Invitational played at HP Field House Sunday night (Nov. 26) in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.