WVU experts: federal budget cuts undermine investing in innovation, future economy

Experts at West Virginia University say that innovation is required for the future economy and National Endowment for the Humanities grant funding is a vital for the research that will develop innovative ideas that add to our quality of life. President Donald Trump’s proposed cuts to NEH could have negative effects on programs that foster creative and innovative thinking and threaten the university’s R1 research, according to these experts.

WVU expert says terrorism is ‘not a Muslim thing’

Political and economic unrest, not religion or ethnicity, are often the causes of terrorist attacks like the one in Manchester, England. The response should not just center on increasing military action and security reinforcement , according to a West Virginia University expert in social and psychological responses to terrorism and other threats.

WVU legal expert calls Justice Department appointment of special counsel ‘inevitable’

A West Virginia University legal expert says former FBI director Robert Mueller’s appointment as special counsel to oversee the investigation into possible ties between President Trump’s campaign and Russian officials will bring credibility to the outcome of the investigation. As special counsel, Mueller will lead an independent investigation that could lead to prosecution of anyone suspected of a crime.

WVU-based NAFTC conducts alternative fuel vehicles workshop in partnership with WV Division of Energy’s Clean State Program

Unstable fuel prices, coupled with concerns for the environment and air quality, have led many Americans to seek information about alternatives to gasoline, diesel fuel, and other petroleum-based products. The National AFV Day Odyssey at the Capitol workshop and vehicle display will provide attendees with information about AFVs and local alternative fueling infrastructure.

MEDIA KIT: WVU professor’s patented system could save lives and make cities more resilient after natural disasters

West Virginia University professor Hota GangaRao and Praveen Majjigapu, a Ph.D. student in civil engineering, have developed a system that will increase the strength and endurance of structures in earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes and other large blasts, helping communities prevent catastrophe. The system is also beneficial for repairing historic or aging structures.

Graphic design students brand Tucker County

West Virginia University graphic design students are helping one of the most rural counties in the state make a name for itself as a popular business and tourism destination. Tucker County has never had a highway to connect it to the rest of the world. That will change in the coming years as Corridor H – a 148-mile highway connecting Central West Virginia to Northern Virginia still under construction – nears completion.

Finding positive responses during divisive times

Talking about the news and politics with someone whose views are the opposite of your own can be anywhere from difficult to dangerous. But there are “teachable moments,” as some West Virginia University School of Social Work have discovered through teach-ins that included presentations, films and role-playing activities.