WVU business school to induct four into Roll of Distinguished Alumni

The West Virginia University College of Business and Economics will induct four graduates into its renowned B&E Roll of Distinguished Alumni during WVU Homecoming Weekend. This year’s honorees, who represent various industries, will be inducted during a ceremony and luncheon Oct. 5, at 11:30 a.m. at the Erickson Alumni Center in Morgantown.

WVU researcher selected as finalist for R&D 100 Award

Vinod Kulathumani, associate professor of computer science and electrical engineering at West Virginia University, is part of a research team that has been selected as a finalist for the R&D 100 Award. The award, known as the “Oscars of Innovation,” honor the top 100 proven technological advances of the past year as determined by a panel selected by “R&D Magazine.”

WVU beefs up entrepreneurial support with space for B&E startup accelerator

West Virginia University’s array of programs to create, encourage and support entrepreneurship and the innovation economy in the state got a boost Friday as the Board of Governors approved $1.8 million to lease and renovate space for the College of Business and Economics Startup Engine, the University’s first startup accelerator program.

Backyard Brawl coming to PNC Park in 2019

The West Virginia University baseball team will return to PNC Park in 2019, and will face Pitt in the Backyard Brawl on Tuesday, May 14, at the home of the Pittsburgh Pirates.

West Virginia Collegiate Business Plan Competition employs innovative Business Model Canvas to help students communicate business ideas

One of the most intriguing characteristics of Generation Z is that a substantial percentage wants to start their own businesses and hire workers. That characteristic has prompted the West Virginia Statewide Collegiate Business Plan Competition to implement the Business Model Canvas in its academic year-long event, making it easier and more efficient for college students to communicate their business ideas.

Career Army officer appointed as director of WVU Office Veterans Affairs

Parkersburg native Jerry Wood has been tapped to lead the West Virginia University Office of Veterans Affairs, effective this month. As part of a recently announced reorganization, the this office now reports to the Office of the Provost, which conducted a national search for Wood’s position.

WVU research team named finalists for international composites award

A research team from West Virginia University has been selected as a finalist for the Awards for Composites Excellence. Hota GangaRao, the Maurice and JoAnn Wadsworth Distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering, and doctoral candidate Praveen Majjigapu, have been named finalists in the Most Creative Application category for their NextGen Composite System.

WVU grad student wins AHA fellowship to study diabetes’ effects on the heart

Diabetics are at least twice as likely as nondiabetics to die of heart disease. They’re also at a greater risk of heart attack. With a two-year, $53,000 fellowship from the American Heart Association, Quincy Hathaway, a doctoral candidate in the West Virginia University School of Medicine, is examining how a certain protein, called PNPase, influences mitochondria’s performance in heart cells.

WVU, Morgantown set sights on better health with Blue Zones Project

West Virginia University and Morgantown city leaders are working together to create solutions for the area’s health problems at their source by creating a community that supports wholeness and improves physical, mental and social well-being for residents.