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.

WVU state water conference to highlight flooding and pipelines

West Virginia often feels the ravages of hurricanes and tropical storms that hit U.S. coasts hundreds of miles away like Florence did last weekend in North Carolina. To address flooding and other water-related issues, WVU researchers will present their work at the 2018 West Virginia State Water Conference Sept. 27-28 at the Morgantown Marriott.

Campus Read brings Smithsonian Exhibit to WVU

The WVU Campus Read has partnered with the Department of Biology to bring an exhibit called Outbreak! Epidemics in a Connected World to campus from the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History.

Football Hall of Fame set for Saturday

West Virginia University will hold its 28th annual Sports Hall of Fame induction on Saturday (Sept. 22) prior to the WVU-Kansas State football game. Induction ceremonies will begin at 12:30 p.m. in the Caperton Indoor Practice Facility. The public is invited to attend and the event is free of charge.

Award-winning WVU Extension Service program bolsters rural healthcare recruitment

It could be argued West Virginians in rural communities need more prevalent access to healthcare and medical professionals — winding mountain roads and rivers can make it difficult for many to make appointments and maintain an active relationship with primary-care providers. Many small communities may not have a physician to provide routine guidance on simple, but serious, chronic ailments.

WVU 2018 United Way campaign kicks off today

West Virginia University Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Meshea Poore will serve as the chair of the 36th annual United Way campaign, which begins today (Sept. 17). The 12-week campaign wraps up Dec. 14.