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Up, up and away: WVU receives record $181 million-plus in research funding

“Our record-breaking numbers reflect the commitment of our faculty, staff and partners to continue elevating the research profile of West Virginia University,” Vice President for Research Fred Kingsaid today in announcing the latest numbers.

“The ability of the University community to attract such a volume of research dollars is one definitive reason why government and industry view us as a leader. It is a virtuous cycle in which such recognition, in turn, generates more investment in the University.”

The positive implications of…climate change? WVU researcher sees agricultural, food availability and economic possibilities

Jason Hubbart, director of Institute of Water Security and Science at West Virginia University, takes a more centered approach.

He’s studied the undisputable changing patterns in West Virginia’s climate. And, believe it or not, there is at least one silver lining stemming from changing climate, he insists: The growing season is getting longer. 

Hand in glove: WVU researchers test safety measures for coal industry

Their research involved testing with hand models that included wooden dowels, 3D printed bones and, eventually, cadaveric hands.

“Ultimately what the mining industry and miners need is to select the most appropriate glove for their safety concerns,” Sosa said.

Grant money awarded to restore Wyoming Hotel in Mullens

MULLENS, W.Va. – The Mullens Community Development Corporation has received a $5,000 grant through the 2019 FOCUS WV Brownfields program to address barriers to the redevelopment of Wyoming Hotel and Webster Apartment Building.

The Foundation for Overcoming Challenges and Utilizing Strengths (FOCUS) West Virginia Brownfields program funds were awarded by the West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Centers through funding from the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation. The program provides financial and technical assistance enabling communities in West Virginia to create a redevelopment vision for brownfield properties of strategic community interest.