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The Land Use and Sustainable Development Law Clinic was awarded the grant by the West Virginia State Bar’s Interest On Lawyers Trust Accounts Legal Assistance Grants Committee.
An organization that brings awareness to the nation’s coal miners has endowed a scholarship at West Virginia University to help educate the next generation of mining engineers.
Remember the Miners, LLC, has pledged $50,000 to WVU’s Department of Mining Engineering. The funds will be used to provide scholarships for undergraduate students majoring in the discipline. First preference will be given to students from West Virginia.
While most engineers hope to make a world of difference in their careers, one recent graduate of West Virginia University’s Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources is actually putting that idea into practice.
Toledo, Ohio, native Matthew Asher recently accepted a position as a project engineer with Global Ministries, a religious non-profit organization that promotes volunteer outreach opportunities aimed at improving the quality of life for individuals in developing countries. For the next two years, he will oversee the installation of solar and water purification systems for a hospital in a village located in Mattru Jong, Sierra Leone.
As conversion of text, pictures and sounds into digital form continues to develop, anxiety runs high in the art community about the future of physical appreciation of the arts.
These anxieties are being confronted by Amy Schissel, assistant professor of painting in the School of Art & Design at the College Creative Arts at West Virginia University. Schissel was awarded a $25,000 grant from the Joan Mitchell Foundation’s Painters and Sculptors Program, which was established in 1993 to acknowledge artists creating exceptional quality work through career support.
Chicken. It’s what’s for dinner in most American households, according to recent data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. United States consumers ate 90 pounds of chicken per capita in 2015. With projections for a continued rise in poultry consumption, the importance for the poultry industry to produce the healthiest chickens possible remains paramount.
Thankfully, a $25,000 gift from the Briles Family Foundation has made it possible for one West Virginia University researcher to focus on this very outcome in the months ahead.