WVU researchers dig in to find ways to reclaim marginal lands, economies

Out of the 10 million acres of land damaged by extractive industries in Appalachia, about 500,000 lie in the borders of West Virginia. Rather than discarding the region’s history, West Virginia University researcher Zachary Freedman sees the future of that land remaining in the energy sector. But instead of removing something from the earth, he’ll put something back.

WVU College of Law graduate awarded fellowship to support addiction recovery

Brendan Wood, a 2019 graduate of the West Virginia University College of Law, has been awarded a post-graduate legal fellowship from Equal Justice Works that will allow him to offer legal assistance to West Virginians recovering from addiction as they work towards greater socioeconomic stability.