WVU Extension Service expert offers advice, tips for landowners dealing with ice storm aftermath

Earlier this week, Old Man Winter packed a dual punch of ice and snow that blanketed a large part of the U.S., including southwestern West Virginia. In addition to causing power outages and dangerous roads, ice storms also present a number of hazards for landowners, including severe damage to forests and the value of timber. WVU Extension Service Forestry Resources Specialist David McGill notes it’s important for landowners to remain calm and seek out resources to develop a plan to address the damage.

Scholarships help WVU graduate students focus on their research

Nine graduate students from around the world and the U.S. will be able to focus on their research first as West Virginia University Foundation Scholarships help relieve their financial stresses as they work towards the completion of their thesis.

‘Little guys sticking it to Wall Street?’ WVU expert explains how Redditors gamed the stock market

One West Virginia University financial expert believes the recent stock surges of GameStop and other companies undermine public confidence in the market and could ultimately harm the economy. A coordinated effort by individual traders on social media platforms has manipulated prices for GameStop, AMC Entertainment, Blackberry and others, said Alexander Kurov, Fred T. Tattersall Research Chair and Professor of Finance in the John Chambers College of Business and Economics. GameStop stock shot up more than 1,700% since early January and, now, some trading platforms are restricting trades on the video game retailer.

WVU law expert says health workers refusing to transport patients, administer oxygen, raises legal and ethical flags

In Los Angeles, emergency workers are deciding who gets taken to the hospital and who doesn’t as nearly 8,000 COVID-19 patients overcrowd its healthcare facilities. Ambulance crews there have been instructed to not take patients with little chance of survival and to reserve oxygen use for hospitalized coronavirus patients, a directive that West Virginia University College of Law Professor Valarie Blake says raises legal and ethical questions.