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Released: 12-May-2021 1:05 PM EDT
Reminiscing with confidence
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Sounds like crickets chirping and the taste of warm buckwheat pancakes can spark the senses of people with dementia — a fact faculty and students at WVU used to develop a way for those people to experience parts of their cultural past and to relieve stress for their caregivers.

   
Released: 5-May-2021 7:05 AM EDT
Mapping the Past, Present and Future of West Virginia
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

New research is transforming understanding of the Mountain State’s famous landscape – and identifying ways to preserve it.

Released: 3-May-2021 10:10 AM EDT
Uncovering secrets of the sun
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

WVU physicists are uncovering secrets of the sun’s turbulent surface in the lab. A new study featured on the cover of the March 2021 issue of Physics of Plasmas is the first published research from the PHASMA experiment in the Center for Kinetic Experiment, Theory and Integrated Computation Physics.

Released: 29-Apr-2021 9:50 AM EDT
WVU student selected to present research to U.S. Congress
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

A biology student’s neuroscience research on zebrafish took her to Capitol Hill this week – virtually. Abreanne Andlinger is among 60 students selected nationally by the Council on Undergraduate Research to participate in Posters on the Hill April 27-28.

Released: 26-Apr-2021 7:05 AM EDT
Overcoming barriers to mathematics learning
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

A new online mathematics tutoring program at West Virginia University is helping students navigate virtual learning.

   
Released: 15-Apr-2021 8:05 AM EDT
Abigail Smith has been named the West Virginia University’s 25th Truman Scholar
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Abigail Smith, a WVU student committed to improving the future of West Virginia through public policy, has been named the University’s 25th Truman Scholar, the nation’s top graduate fellowship award for aspiring public service leaders.

Released: 14-Apr-2021 8:05 AM EDT
Eberly College students lead gender inclusivity, anti-racism training at WVU
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

A gender inclusivity and anti-racism training—for students and by students—is building a stronger sense of belonging and community at WVU.

Released: 7-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT
helping new scientists bloom
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

A WVU biologist is working to cultivate a bumper crop of young scientists through the study of wild orchids—and the fungi they eat.

Released: 31-Mar-2021 8:05 AM EDT
Inspect to protect
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Thanks to facility renovations, research innovations and in-class lessons, West Virginia University’s C. Eugene Bennett Department of Chemistry has received the nation’s top undergraduate safety program award in chemistry – for a second time.

Released: 30-Mar-2021 8:05 AM EDT
Laser Focused
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Growing up in rural South Africa, Michelle Bester always aspired to pursue graduate school internationally. Today, she is living that dream as a geography student studying how remote sensing technology can help prevent and control wildfires.

Released: 23-Mar-2021 11:10 AM EDT
A real-life superhero, powered by social work
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Social work student Matthew Witt knew early in his college career that he wanted to dedicate his life to helping people navigate through challenges. As an intern with the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy, Witt has tracked proposed bills during the 2021 session of the West Virginia State Legislature.

Released: 17-Mar-2021 8:05 AM EDT
Healing a wounded world
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Brooke Eastman studies how acid rain impacts forest health. She is committed to highlighting forests’ role in mitigating climate change.

Released: 16-Mar-2021 10:15 AM EDT
Strategic social work
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Clendenin native Michelle Richmond arrived at WVU with a lofty goal: to improve the human condition for all West Virginians. Eventually, that led her to social work. Now, she is working with Legal Aid of West Virginia on its strategic plan to improve statewide community access to legal services

Released: 15-Mar-2021 10:00 AM EDT
In pursuit of pathogens
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

In a time when most people are avoiding diseases like the plague, one WVU biology student is pursuing them instead.

   
Released: 10-Mar-2021 9:35 AM EST
Navigating a new normal: Sara Guthrie
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

This past year certainly hasn’t turned out to be what anyone expected. Our students shared challenges they’ve faced since the start of the pandemic and advice for others navigating this new normal. Meet sociology student Sara Guthrie.

Released: 8-Mar-2021 4:00 PM EST
Navigating a new normal
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

This past year certainly hasn’t turned out to be what anyone expected. Our students have persevered, learning how to study in virtual classrooms and finding new ways to stay connected. We checked in with several students as they shared challenges they’ve faced since the start of the pandemic and advice for others navigating this new normal.

Released: 5-Mar-2021 8:05 AM EST
2020-2021 Outstanding staff and faculty awards recognize talent, commitment and service
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

The Eberly College of Arts and Sciences at West Virginia University has named recipients for its 2020-2021 awards for faculty and staff.

Released: 23-Feb-2021 11:25 AM EST
Sociologists study high-risk populations in low-tech communities
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Closed religious communities such as the Amish are high-risk populations for the spread of both infectious diseases and public health misinformation, according to sociologists who are working with data from Amish and Mennonite settlements to understand the COVID-19-related beliefs and behaviors.

Released: 16-Feb-2021 12:00 PM EST
Astrophysicist recognized as emerging leader in research
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

A WVU astrophysicist is among this year’s Sloan Fellows, scholars recognized as emerging leaders in science. Sarah Burke-Spolaor is one of 128 young faculty members from the U.S. and Canada to receive the competitive award.

Released: 11-Feb-2021 8:45 AM EST
WVU responds to data revolution with new major
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

The world is in the midst of a data revolution. From how we shop to how we vote and all decisions in between, there is a growing need for professionals trained to use modern data analysis to solve everyday problems. To meet these 21st century workforce demands, WVU is launching a new undergraduate data science major.

Released: 8-Feb-2021 3:40 PM EST
Biologists uncover forests’ unexpected role in climate change
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

New research from West Virginia University biologists shows that trees around the world are consuming more carbon dioxide than previously reported, making forests even more important in regulating the Earth’s atmosphere and forever shift how we think about climate change.

Released: 19-Jan-2021 9:45 AM EST
Astrophysicist named international Highly Cited Researcher
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Maura McLaughlin has been named a 2020 Highly Cited Researcher by Web of Science, one of the world’s top research awards.

Released: 17-Nov-2020 9:55 AM EST
Unlocking the history of life on Earth
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Geology student Sam Ocon is fulfilling her dream of studying invertebrate paleontology.

Released: 10-Nov-2020 9:50 AM EST
Filling in the blanks
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

The West Virginia Social Survey focuses on the most pressing challenges faced by West Virginia residents. It will produce state-specific reports on issues like internet access, the economy, health, crime, volunteering, religion and more, which can help inform policymakers.

Released: 6-Oct-2020 8:15 AM EDT
Veteran leads by example at WVU
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

After spending most of his adult life as a U.S. Marine, Colorado native Nicholas Ailport is applying his leadership skills in new ways at WVU.

Released: 21-Sep-2020 12:35 PM EDT
Astrophysics students lead upgrades to Green Bank Telescope
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

A team of WVU astrophysics students helped create a new radio camera for the Green Bank Telescope, the first of its kind in the U.S.

Released: 19-Aug-2020 8:40 AM EDT
Experience, guidance and community
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Thirteen first-year college students connected with campus in July for a virtual summer camp to get a head start on their college experiences.

Released: 22-Jul-2020 8:35 AM EDT
From classroom to kitchen
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Like many college students, Jada Taylor was unsure about which major would be best for her – until she found philosophy. Along the way, pursuing a philosophy degree has not only prepared her for her future career but helped her make important life decisions, such as choosing to become vegan and low waste.

Released: 20-Jul-2020 8:40 AM EDT
Uncovering the invisible universe
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Physicist Sean McWilliams has created an exact mathematical formula to explain the gravitational wave signals that have been observed from colliding black holes, which serve as a key validation of Albert Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity.

Released: 9-Jul-2020 8:05 AM EDT
Quenching the need for water quality data in West Virginia
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

A new portal is increasing access to surface and groundwater water quality data from shale gas regions around the state to inform stakeholders about trends in water quality.

Released: 1-Jul-2020 9:00 AM EDT
The fossil detective
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Uncovering what drives the evolution of new animals is key for understanding the history of life on Earth. Geologist James Lamsdell is embarking on this exploration as a recipient of the National Science Foundation’s CAREER award.

Released: 24-Jun-2020 8:05 AM EDT
Love orchids? Thank their fungus.
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Since few resources are available to protect orchids, many of which are endangered species, one biology student is developing new ways to sustain them.

Released: 19-Jun-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Finding renewal in the aftermath of floods
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Four years after the disastrous flooding in southern West Virginia, new research highlights the role faith-based groups and other community organizations have played in the relief and recovery efforts.

Released: 18-Jun-2020 10:10 AM EDT
Overcoming crime in Costa Rica
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Costa Rica is known around the world over for its rainforests, coffee and beaches. But despite Costa Rica's reputation for safety and its recent economic growth, criminals use its strategic location for smuggling activities. A team of U.S. forensic science experts, led by two WVU professors from Costa Rica, aim to fix that.

   
Released: 10-Jun-2020 9:25 AM EDT
Finding Community in Digital Spaces
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

The coronavirus has driven us indoors and separated us from coworkers, friends and loved ones. That’s nothing really new for Sara Loftus, a geography doctoral student who is studying how to build an online community. See what motivated her to pursue a career in digital caregiving.

Released: 2-Jun-2020 9:50 AM EDT
Psychologist shares quick relief for parents struggling with child behavior during COVID-19 pandemic
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Nonstop family time during the COVID-19 pandemic has magnified challenges for parents caring for young children around the clock. Using research-backed therapies that she helped pioneer, a WVU psychology professor has quick relief strategies for parents struggling with child misbehavior during the lockdown.

Released: 11-May-2020 11:35 AM EDT
Planting seeds for a safe and healthy society
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

A new West Virginia University research collaborative is working to address the many challenging conditions facing the state and Appalachia.

Released: 30-Apr-2020 9:50 AM EDT
A rapid research response to COVID-19’s effect on communities
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

With the COVID-19 pandemic upending life as we know it, researchers are taking quick action to study how people from Appalachia to Europe are responding to the pressure this crisis has placed on their communities.

Released: 28-Apr-2020 10:30 AM EDT
Caring for West Virginia’s aging populations
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

With senior citizens making up nearly 20% of West Virginia’s population, one WVU student has committed her career to helping them transition from skilled nursing facilities back into the community.

Released: 28-Apr-2020 9:00 AM EDT
The climate superhero
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Biology student wins NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.

Released: 20-Apr-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Supporting healthy "grandfamilies"
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Master of Social Work student Mariah Martin is an intern with Healthy Grandfamilies, an eight-week training program from the Children’s Home Society for grandparents voluntarily raising their grandchildren.

Released: 9-Apr-2020 2:15 PM EDT
Illuminating the future of renewable energy
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

A new chemical compound created by WVU chemists is lighting the way for renewable energy.

Released: 3-Apr-2020 11:45 AM EDT
Making a home among the stacks
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Since transferring to WVU in fall 2017, Connecticut native Déja Fleury has found a home-away-from-home in Morgantown. Nearly three years later, the social work major is helping the local library feel more like home for its patrons.

Released: 26-Mar-2020 3:55 PM EDT
Putting gloves into the right hands
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Researchers across the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences at West Virginia University have moved quickly to donate personal protective equipment from their laboratories to healthcare workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

   
Released: 11-Mar-2020 12:50 PM EDT
Reaching the heart and soul of research
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

For teenagers with cystic fibrosis, maintaining a healthy weight can be a daily struggle. A psychology student is trying to make life easier for those teens.

   
Released: 5-Mar-2020 2:55 PM EST
Expanding access and reducing stigma for mental health services
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Serving in the Army National Guard has inspired one West Virginia University social work student to pursue a career combating stigmas surrounding mental health.

   
4-Feb-2020 9:00 AM EST
Celebrating the past, present and future of space science
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Professor of Physics Paul Cassak is among a select group of scientists tackling grand challenges in space in a new series from the American Geophysical Union.

Released: 3-Feb-2020 9:00 AM EST
Pursuing justice
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

A West Virginia University student is seeking justice for imprisoned individuals who are not receiving adequate healthcare.

Released: 21-Jan-2020 2:35 PM EST
History department partners with Pentagon for internships
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

History graduate students have new outlets for professional development beyond the traditional academic career path. One of those activities is an internship with the Historical Office of the Office of the Secretary of Defense at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C


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