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$6 million goes to Marshall and WVU to aid research and rural health

More than $6 million remaining in a court settlement account has been transferred to West Virginia University and Marshall University. The funds were split equally between the Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute at WVU and the Robert C. Byrd Center for Rural Health at Marshall under a court order issued by Judge David W. Hummel of Marshall County, West Virginia, in late November.

Noise pollution from oil and gas development may harm human health

Michael McCawley, interim chair of the Department of Occupational and Environmental Health Sciences has co-authored a study on the effects of the noise levels of hydraulic fracturing on health outcomes, including annoyance, sleep disturbance and cardiovascular health.

Life Amplified World Tour: Live at WVU

Life Amplified World Tour: Live at WVU is the new live concert DVD and CD from multi-platinum country superstar, Brad Paisley, which will be released Friday, December 23. Paisley returned to his roots by going home to West Virginia for a special outdoor concert at West Virginia University.

New database to track millions of public policies

Policymakers, researchers and journalists alike will soon have access to roughly 4.2 million state government decisions in a single database. West Virginia University political science researcher, William Franko, a professor in the Rockefeller School of Politics and Policy, is part of a research team collecting every legislative bill, executive rule and judicial decision across all 50 states, some dating back to the 1950s.