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WVU’s Valenti named IEEE Fellow

Tue, 2017-11-28 13:32

Matthew Valenti, professor in the Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at West Virginia University, has been named a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. The IEEE is the world's largest technical professional organization whose mission is to encourage its members to revolutionize technology for the benefit of humanity.

West Virginia Innocence Project receives $100,000

Tue, 2017-11-28 09:30

The law firm Wilson, Frame & Metheney, PLLC has made a $100,000 gift to the Innocence Project at the West Virginia University College of Law.

The funds, paid over five years, will provide operational support for the West Virginia Innocence Project, a law clinic that serves the wrongfully convicted free of charge while providing work experience for student attorneys.

WVU chief economist: Opioid crisis has cost West Virginia nearly $1 billion

Tue, 2017-11-28 08:30

West Virginia University’s chief economist said the opioid epidemic in West Virginia and across the U.S. has come with a hefty price tag, causing a void in this state’s economy of nearly $1 billion.

John Deskins, director of WVU’s Bureau of Business and Economic Research, which is housed in the College of Business and Economics where he is also an associate professor of economics, said West Virginia is at the epicenter of the national opioid crisis. He said loss of life, loss of jobs and tying up resources that could be used elsewhere in a state that has embarked on a mission to economically reinvent itself has cost West Virginia dearly.

PRT to be down Saturday for testing

Mon, 2017-11-27 14:29

The West Virginia University Personal Rapid Transit system will be closed to passenger service Saturday (Dec. 2) to accommodate phase II modernization testing. 

The University will provide bus support during this closure. Buses will operate on a continuous loop from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. to all PRT locations except for Walnut Street.  

Volleyball earns postseason berth

Mon, 2017-11-27 08:51

The volleyball team will make its first appearance in the postseason since 1991 after earning an automatic bid to the National Invitational Volleyball Championship. The Mountaineers play host to Maryland Eastern Shore in the second of two matches on Tuesday (Nov. 28), with first serve set for 7 p.m. ET inside the WVU Coliseum.

Frenetic finish leads men’s basketball to AdvoCare Invite title

Mon, 2017-11-27 08:49

West Virginia came back from 16 points down in the second half to knock off Missouri, 83-79, in the championship game of the AdvoCare Invitational played at HP Field House Sunday night (Nov. 26) in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.