WVU awarded $1.25 million from ARPA-E for transformational energy technology

The United States Department of Energy has marked an engineering research project at West Virginia University as a high potential opportunity to make a demonstrable impact on the country’s energy portfolio and to do it quickly. The University has received $1.25 million from DOE’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, known as ARPA-E. The award will be used to develop technologies for converting electrical energy from renewable resources into energy-dense carbon-neutral liquid fuels – that is, fuels that do not increase carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

WVU student newscast wins first place in national competition

This month, the Broadcast Education Association awarded “WVU News” first place in the Television Newscast (airing three days per week or less) category in the 2017 Festival of Media Arts competition. “WVU News” won the top honor out of more than 1500 entries.

WVU music students teach fractions through rhythm

The sound of music is, in its simplest form, the sound of fractions. Students in the West Virginia University School of Music showed Suncrest Elementary School fourth graders that correlation.

WV Supreme Court to hear cases at WVU College of Law on February 28

The Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia will convene at the West Virginia University College of Law on February 28 to hear arguments in three cases. The session begins at 10 a.m. in the Marlyn E. Lugar Courtroom. Admission is free and open to the public. Seating begins at 9 a.m.

WVU School of Nursing to offer in-state tuition to all students in RN-BSN program

As hospitals and other healthcare organizations across the country work to address the need for highly trained nurses, the West Virginia University School of Nursing is doing its part to address those demands. Beginning in fall 2017, the School will offer in-state tuition for all students (regardless of residency) to enhance professional opportunities for nurses through the online Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN) degree program.

'Climate Survey' shows general feeling of safety, but acknowledges issues

More than 90 percent of West Virginia University students say they feel physically safe on campus, although almost 20 percent say they have experienced some type of unwanted contact, according to the preliminary results of an initial "climate survey" of students released Friday.