WVU researcher receives $1.6 million to fight inflammation in neurodegenerative diseases

Inflammation is overwhelmingly beneficial, helping to fight illnesses caused by bacteria and viruses. However, most neurological diseases involve inflammation in the brain, which is thought to contribute to or exacerbate diseases. A West Virginia University researcher has been recently awarded $1.6 million to conduct research on how harmful inflammation can be targeted without disrupting normal immune function.

WVU Alumni Association hosts Pioneer Sessions Week

Pioneer Sessions Week returns to the Erickson Alumni Center, Oct. 2-6. Designed to help students and alumni gain professional life-skills development, Pioneer Sessions are focused on connecting alumni with current students to provide an opportunity to facilitate learning and networking. The sessions are sponsored by the WVU Alumni Association’s student organization, the Gold and Blue Crew.

WVU business school to host first insurance symposium

Insurance and risk management represents one of the largest and most important industries in the world, and West Virginia University’s business school has developed an area of emphasis within its finance major designed to meet the needs of that industry.

WVU mining extension instructor inducted into National Coal Mine Rescue Hall of Fame

Jonathan Sabo, a mine rescue and fire brigade instructor with West Virginia University’s Mining Extension Service, has been inducted into the National Coal Mine Rescue Hall of Fame. Established by the Mine Safety and Health Administration, the Hall of Fame honors individuals who stand out as exceptional in the field of mine rescue.

High school students can now start tracking WVU scholarship earning potential through new online platform

Prospective West Virginia University students who begin assessing their college options in their early high school years can now start tracking their financial options, too. Starting as early as their freshman year of high school, aspiring Mountaineers can track their progress toward scholarship dollars at WVU through RaiseMe, a free online enterprise that makes calculating scholarship dollars more accessible.