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WVU Extension Service urges residents to put safety first when heating homes

Fri, 2018-01-05 14:00

With frigid temperatures well below normal and not much relief in sight, many West Virginia residents are turning to additional heat sources to help their primary heater keep up with the arctic chill that has dominated early winter.

One of the most affordable and common alternatives are space heaters. While they can keep certain rooms warmer, they’re a bit of a double-edged sword according to West Virginia University Safety and Health Extension specialists.

WVU receives $750,000 to support science advisor to help address regional water quality concerns in the Chesapeake Bay watershed

Fri, 2018-01-05 13:00

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service will provide the West Virginia University Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design with $750,000 over the next five years to support hiring a science advisor to assist the agency with addressing regional water quality concerns in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

“A vibrant and healthy agricultural sector is one key to restoring and improving the Chesapeake Bay,” said Jason Hubbart, the Davis College associate dean for research and director of the WVU Institute of Water Security and Science.

WVU researcher to conduct neuroimaging studies on people with autism

Fri, 2018-01-05 11:00

According to the Centers for Disease Control, one in every 68 children born in the United States has a form of autism. Children with autism spectrum disorder typically pay less attention to faces and other social stimuli, preferring to fixate on objects. Shuo Wang, an assistant professor of chemical and biomedical engineering at West Virginia University, is hoping to find out what role a portion of the brain may play in this behavior.

Wang will conduct electrophysiology studies on abnormal signaling in the amygdala, the brain’s alarm circuit for fear and a critical brain structure for social behavior. His work is being funded by a three-year, $200,000 grant from The Dana Foundation, the first ever received by WVU.

WVU Stroke Center at J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital awarded state’s only Advanced Certification for Comprehensive Stroke Centers

Thu, 2018-01-04 10:30

WVU Medicine today announced that the WVU Stroke Center at J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for Advanced Certification for Comprehensive Stroke Centers. The Gold Seal of Approval® and the Heart-Check mark represent symbols of quality from their respective organizations.

In a first for West Virginia, WVU Heart and Vascular Institute team implants life-saving heart pump

Wed, 2018-01-03 14:30

A 62-year-old Maryland man with a failing heart has received a permanent heart pump in an operation performed for the first time in West Virginia. A team of specialists at the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute on Dec. 11 installed the pump, known as a left ventricular assist device for Ken Ritchey of LaVale, Maryland.

Men's basketball wins 2nd straight on road, 13th straight overall

Tue, 2018-01-02 08:46

Bob Huggins reached back to his basketball past to help West Virginia win its 13th straight game Monday night at Kansas State.

WVU reminds campus community of winter weather procedures as new semester begins

Tue, 2018-01-02 08:30

West Virginia University’s spring semester starts Jan. 8, calling for a reminder about how the University responds when harsh winter weather occurs. 

Should conditions occur making travel potentially dangerous, both students and employees are reminded to use their own good judgment before venturing out. 

National awards, titles add up for WVU graduate

Wed, 2017-12-27 09:30

In his first year as a head coach, West Virginia University alumnus Dan Stratford used what he learned as a student and assistant coach to lead his team to the NCAA Division II Men’s Soccer National Championship.

Stratford, who first earned a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education Teachers Education in June 2009 and then a master’s in July 2015, both from the WVU College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences, says consistent messaging kept the players at the University of Charleston focused.

Utah overpowers WVU in Heart of Dallas Bowl

Tue, 2017-12-26 20:12

West Virginia's offense, without several key playmakers including starting quarterback Will Grier, played in a fog thicker than Tuesday's (Dec. 26) Dallas weather that enveloped the Cotton Bowl, and the Mountaineers fell to Utah, 30-14.