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WVU to host commissioning ceremony for rare earth extraction facility to test commercialization of cutting-edge technology

The West Virginia Water Research Institute, WVU Energy Institute and National Research Center for Coal and Energy Brief remarks on the research objectives, potential results and impending commercialization impact will be delivered by director of the WVU Energy Institute Brian Anderson, WVU President Gordon Gee, U.S. Department of Energy’s Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy Steven Winberg, and Paul J. McRoberts, regional industry mining, metals and cement manager at Rockwell Automation, Inc. Representatives from the National Energy Technology Laboratory will also attend.

WVU expert available to talk about tariffs and trade wars

The real question about the U.S.-China trade war is how long it will last and which country will blink first, according to West Virginia University associate professor of political science Christina Fattore. President Trump’s assessment of the World Trade Organization as weak is driving his use of higher tariffs, which could drive up costs for businesses, and eventually, consumers, Fattore said.

President may have to compromise on Supreme Court nomination

Although President Trump has promised to appoint a conservative justice to the Supreme Court—one who could overturn Roe vs. Wade if given the opportunity—he might need to compromise and find a candidate who is more moderate, according to a West Virginia University law professor. Democrats may have to flip only one vote during the confirmation process in the U.S. Senate, assuming the party stands together, Anne Lofaso said.

WVU researcher to discuss challenges and opportunities of opioid crisis

The contemporary opioid epidemic is atypical in comparison with other drug epidemics throughout history and that distinction offers both a challenge and an opportunity for drug policymakers, according to a West Virginia University researcher who will speak at an event next week.

Statler College to host Engineering in Action and Coding Challenge Camps

The Statler College will host two Engineering Challenge Camps the week of July 8. Engineering in Action, a camp for high school students, will include activities related to recreational activities like baseball, biking and boating. Also for high school students, Engineering in Coding will include activities related to application development, hacking and robotics.