When it comes to energy research - the kind that will transform the country's economic, security and environmental outlook - the nation needs more than first downs. It needs touchdowns, and West Virginia University is about to drive two into the end zone.
The West Virginia University and University of Rome Tor Vergata Solar Decathlon team is back, and the nearly 50 students involved are ready to design, build and operate an energy-efficient solar-powered house.
Zachariah Etienne, assistant professor of mathematics at WVU, recently received funding to collaborate on a project with theoretical astrophysicists at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. The three-year project will study black holes and produce theoretical models of what astronomers may observe using NASA telescopes.
Driven in part by production from Marcellus Shale and other shale plays, natural gas has surpassed coal as the leading source of our nation's electricity, and now a West Virginia University-led study suggests there's more to come underneath the Marcellus.
Rosenbaum Family House is one of more than 500 hospital hospitality houses in the nation celebrating National Hospitality House Week July 19-25. These houses provide an affordable place to stay for patients and their loved ones who have to travel for medical care.
A West Virginia University expert said the newly proposed Medicare benefit to reimburse doctors for conversations about end-of-life care will simultaneously improve the quality of health care and reduce its costs, but now physicians need to be trained on how to conduct these discussions.