$83.7 billion energy investment boosts state, WVU on world stage

West Virginia’s presence on the world energy stage jumped significantly Thursday (Nov. 9) as China Energy Investment Corp. Ltd., one of the world’s largest energy companies and a long-time research and development partner of West Virginia University, announced an agreement that will bring $83.7 billion to the state.

Grant will help WVU Medicine identify HIV, Hepatitis C patients

The WVU Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine has been awarded a four-year, $1.375 million grant from Frontlines of Communities in the United States to identify and link to care patients infected with HIV and hepatitis C at several WVU Medicine clinical sites.

WVU to study possible geothermal use thanks to DoE grant

Every possible energy source exists within 100 miles of West Virginia University’s Morgantown campus, so it only makes sense that the University explores a variety of sustainable ways to heat and cool some 250 buildings on nearly 2,000 acres. And in keeping with its “Go First” motto, WVU could become home to the first geothermal direct-use heating and cooling system in the eastern United States.

WVU’s Donna Peduto recognized for commitment to public education

Donna Hoylman Peduto, executive director of the West Virginia Public Education Collaborative and long-time educational policy expert, has been recognized by National Association of State Boards of Education for her commitment to translating public policy into practice to ensure that all West Virginia students have access to equal educational opportunities.

WVU researcher examines patient awareness of prescription drug risks

Prescription medications, including antidepressants and pain medications, can have various side effects and risks, and a West Virginia University researcher is examining whether patients understand the risks associated with driving. Robin Pollini, Associate Director of the WVU School of Public Health’s Injury Control Research Center, led a study on driver awareness of the potential effects of prescription medications.

The human dimensions of water

Water is the driving force of all nature, but how do people react when an area begins to run out of water? Martina Angela Caretta, assistant professor of geography at West Virginia University, seeks to answer that question in a report she co-authored for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.