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Article ID: 693100

WVU Student Researching Effects of Reproductive Politics on West Virginia Women

West Virginia University

West Virginia University junior Ashley Brash is researching the effects of reproductive politics on women in West Virginia. Brash’s research focuses on interpreting actions by legislators and construction of arguments against abortion and allowance of access to reproductive healthcare.

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19-Apr-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 693038

WVU’s GangaRao Testifies Before House Committee on the Use of Composites in Infrastructure

West Virginia University

In testimony delivered today (April 18) to the U.S. House of Representative’s Committee on Science, Space and Technology, Hota GangaRao, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at West Virginia University, discussed the importance of investing in advanced materials to continue to lead the world in composite research, development and implementation.

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18-Apr-2018 12:00 PM EDT
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WVU Assistant Professor Receives Prestigious NSF CAREER Award

West Virginia University

— Brian Popp, assistant professor of chemistry at West Virginia University, has been awarded the National Science Foundation’s prestigious CAREER award. The award recognizes Popp’s development of new methods utilizing carbon dioxide reactions to prepare chemicals for manufacturing pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals and other materials.

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17-Apr-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Expert Sees Threats of Increased Military Conflict in Syria

West Virginia University

Once a point of potential cooperation in the early days of the Trump administration, Syria is now an area of possible increased military conflict as the interests of the U.S. and Russia diverge in the Middle East, a West Virginia University expert says.

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13-Apr-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 692712

WVU Expert: Ryan’s Decision to Retire Is Calculated

West Virginia University

Paul Ryan’s decision to retire is likely rooted in fears that he could lose his seat in the upcoming election, that the GOP could lose the majority—or both, according to one West Virginia University expert. American politics expert Jason MacDonald says Ryan is calculating the number of House Republican retirements and weighing his own political future.

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12-Apr-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 692617

Zuckerberg Testimony Is ‘Turning Point’ for Data Privacy Discussion

West Virginia University

While West Virginia University social media expert Elizabeth Cohen says dramatic changes may not occur in Facebook’s business model—or even in people’s online behaviors—she says Mark Zuckerberg’s congressional testimony is a societal turning point for data privacy discussions. Further, she says, it’s time to classify social media companies like Facebook so the need for regulatory rules—if any—can be determined.

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11-Apr-2018 3:05 PM EDT
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WVU Creating Pathways to Flexible Humanities Degrees, Careers

West Virginia University

English professor, Humanities Center interim director receives NEH Next Generation Ph.D. grant to support doctoral training

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9-Apr-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Experts Say Impact of MLK Jr.’s Legacy Evident 50 Years After Assassination

West Virginia University

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Researcher Investigates Role of Misfolded Proteins in Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s Disease

West Virginia University

Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s disease may have more in common than their effects on the functions of the brain and spinal cord. And finding that common thread could lead to a treatment that could work for all three.

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28-Mar-2018 12:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 691795

WVU Researchers Win Inaugural R&D Grant From AVEVA

West Virginia University

West Virginia University is one of only two universities worldwide selected to receive a research and development program award from AVEVA, a leader in engineering and industrial software. The first-of-its-kind award will be used to focus on the research and development of next generation engineering design and simulation software.

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28-Mar-2018 10:45 AM EDT
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