The Mountain State Business Index increased slightly in April, posting its eighth improvement in the last nine months. Economists at West Virginia University said the MSBI has jumped 2.5 percent on an annualized basis over the last six months and is 1.5 percent above the level registered in April 2016.
Faculty, staff and students now have access to the powerful IBM Watson cognitive computing platform, thanks to an Academic Initiative partnership with IBM. Faculty and researchers initially have 12 months of free access, while students can access the services free for six months.
The University community is invited to attend a colloquium presented by Dr. Junichiro Kono, Rice University, Thursday (April 27) at 3:30 p.m. in G09 White Hall. Dr. Kono will speak about "Dicke Superradiance in Condensed Matter."
Graduate students in English 631: Prison Autobiographies will present their final projects in Colson 130 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday (April 28). There will be two panels in the morning, and three panels in the afternoon.
Following West Virginia University's involvement in transition planning for incoming Gov. Jim Justice, a multi-disciplinary group at the university has continued to look at ways government can be made more efficient, and not incidentally, less expensive.
One West Virginia University student’s research on sugary sodas and liver disease will take her to Capitol Hill this week to meet with congressional representatives and advocate for undergraduate research.
C. F. Jeff Wu, Professor and Coca-Cola Chair in Engineering Statistics at the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, will present “From Real World Problems to Esoteric Research” Tuesday (April 25) at 3:30 p.m.