Members of the Resilient Energy Technology and Infrastructure team — spearheaded by Erienne Olesh, executive director at the WVU Office of Student and Faculty Innovation, and Sheena Murphy, associate vice president for research development at the WVU Research Office — will identify pathways for workforce development that align with energy technologies and policy development that accelerates adoption of those technologies.
Safer sidewalks, roof repairs and updated infrastructure to improve heating and cooling are among more than 80 projects West Virginia University is tackling in Morgantown, Keyser and Beckley with nearly $47 million in state funding.
During his State of the University remarks at the Erickson Alumni Center on Monday (Oct. 23), West Virginia University President Gordon Gee said difficult but necessary decisions have put WVU in a position to invest and innovate, thus setting the University on a course to become the modern land-grant university of the future.
While solutions for addressing the opioid crisis often involve either beefing up law enforcement or widening the scope of health services, West Virginia University researchers said they believe the best approach is a synergistic mix of both.
West Virginia University will restructure another large administrative unit as part of ongoing review and transformation efforts. During the WVU Board of Governors special meeting on Tuesday (Aug. 22), President Gordon Gee addressed recent criticisms that the University has not worked to identify cost-saving opportunities.
West Virginia University, the state’s flagship, land-grant R1 institution, reported a record $231 million in externally supported expenditures, which are mainly designated for research, for fiscal year 2023.
The West Virginia University Board of Governors voted unanimously Monday (July 31) to extend President Gordon Gee’s contract one year through June 30, 2025. The decision came after Board members reviewed Gee’s performance — as mandated by state code — in areas such as student success, research, health and welfare, and the University's role in the state’s economic development.