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Newswise: Astrophysics students lead upgrades to Green Bank Telescope
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.

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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.

Newswise: From classroom to kitchen
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.

Newswise: Uncovering the invisible universe
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.

Newswise: Quenching the need for water quality data in West Virginia
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.

Newswise: The fossil detective
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.

Newswise: Love orchids? Thank their fungus.
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.

Newswise: Finding renewal in the aftermath of floods
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.

Newswise: Overcoming crime in Costa Rica
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.

Newswise: Finding Community in Digital Spaces
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.

Newswise: Psychologist shares quick relief for parents struggling with child behavior during COVID-19 pandemic
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.

Newswise: Planting seeds for a safe and healthy society
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.

Newswise: A rapid research response to COVID-19’s effect on communities
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.

Newswise: Caring for West Virginia’s aging populations
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.

Newswise: The climate superhero
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.

Newswise: Supporting healthy
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.

Newswise: Illuminating the future of renewable energy
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.

Newswise: Making a home among the stacks
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.

Newswise: Putting gloves into the right hands
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.

Newswise: Reaching the heart and soul of research
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.

Newswise: Expanding access and reducing stigma for mental health services
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.

Newswise: Celebrating the past, present and future of space science
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.

Newswise: Pursuing justice
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.

Newswise: History department partners with Pentagon for internships
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

Newswise: If trees could talk
Released: 7-Jan-2020 12:15 PM EST
If trees could talk
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Researchers at West Virginia University are using tree-ring dating to determine not only when trees were cut down to build historic log buildings in the region but also what the forests were like before European immigrants arrived.

Newswise: Gaps in the Iron Curtain
Released: 6-Jan-2020 9:00 AM EST
Gaps in the Iron Curtain
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

A West Virginia University history alumnus is the recipient of the nation’s top award for his dissertation research in Italian history. Luke Gramith received the 2019 Cappadocia Award from the Society for Italian Historical Studies in December.

Newswise: Beyond borders
Released: 4-Nov-2019 8:05 AM EST
Beyond borders
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Geographers are linking the political and human rights issues at borders today to the legacies of foreign and domestic policy across the globe since World War I.

Newswise: Tuninetti named 2019 Singer Professor in the Humanities
Released: 30-Oct-2019 9:00 AM EDT
Tuninetti named 2019 Singer Professor in the Humanities
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Ángel Tuninetti is a passionate advocate for the importance of the humanities in higher education and society. He has been named the 2019 Singer Professor in the Humanities, recognizing his dedication and commitment to the study of the Spanish language and Latin American literature and cultures.

Newswise: On a mission to Mars
Released: 28-Oct-2019 9:40 AM EDT
On a mission to Mars
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Geologist Kathy Benison has been selected for NASA's Mars 2020 team.

Newswise: Weaving social justice into graduate studies
Released: 22-Oct-2019 8:05 AM EDT
Weaving social justice into graduate studies
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

A group of students, studying everything from criminology to creative writing, are working together to make a difference and find purpose in their careers. A new Social Justice Research Fellowship is empowering graduate students to connect their research to social justice issues.

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Released: 15-Oct-2019 7:05 AM EDT
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West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

New research is transforming technology for biomedicine and beyond. Chemists are simplifying experiments in mass spectrometry, a method commonly used by chemists, biologists, physicists and forensic scientists for analyzing molecular materials.

Newswise: Study Reveals Falsification Issues in Higher Education Hiring Processes
Released: 30-Sep-2019 8:05 AM EDT
Study Reveals Falsification Issues in Higher Education Hiring Processes
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

When concerns are expressed about distrust in science, they often focus on whether the public trusts research findings. A new study, however, explores a different dimension of trust. The study examined how researchers misrepresent their research accomplishments when applying for faculty jobs.

Newswise: Unearthing the art of fossils
Released: 10-Sep-2019 8:05 AM EDT
Unearthing the art of fossils
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

A rocky start in college hasn’t stopped alumnus Zachary Heck (BS Geology, ’16) from pursuing his prehistoric passions. Having a year off due to academic suspension helped him get back on track, giving him time to a begin career in paleontology before he even graduated.

Newswise: An Unexpected Path to Discovery
Released: 4-Sep-2019 9:00 AM EDT
An Unexpected Path to Discovery
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

When Alec Neu arrived at West Virginia University in 2013, he never expected to end up at NASA. Now, with a degree in journalism and work experience in Greece under his belt, Neu has his sights set on the sky as he returns to WVU for a second degree.

Newswise: Project forges pathways for underrepresented faculty
Released: 26-Aug-2019 8:05 AM EDT
Project forges pathways for underrepresented faculty
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Researchers at West Virginia University are helping universities nationwide overcome barriers to STEM faculty careers for women and underrepresented minorities.

Newswise: Study Investigates Rural LBGTQ Youth’s Motivations for Participating in Activism
Released: 19-Aug-2019 7:05 AM EDT
Study Investigates Rural LBGTQ Youth’s Motivations for Participating in Activism
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Researchers have spent the intervening years since the passage of marriage equality studying the young adults comprising the next generation of LGBTQ activists to understand their aspirations for the movement’s future.

Newswise: Rural students prepare for STEM majors through new summer camp
Released: 24-Jul-2019 8:05 AM EDT
Rural students prepare for STEM majors through new summer camp
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Nine West Virginia students starting college this fall attended an immersive, on-campus STEM research camp. It's part of an NSF INCLUDES grant to improve college enrollment and retention rates of first-generation rural STEM majors.

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Released: 17-Jul-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Physicists receive $2 million for new plasma physics center
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

West Virginia University physicists received a $2 million federal grant to create a plasma physics research. It will be the only facility in the world capable of making detailed three-dimensional measurements of the motion of ions and electrons at kinetic scales.

Newswise: West Virginia 4-H youth experience Eastern Woodland Indian traditions
Released: 16-Jul-2019 7:05 AM EDT
West Virginia 4-H youth experience Eastern Woodland Indian traditions
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

West Virginia University’s Native American Studies Program partnered with WVU Extension Service to host a Native American Eastern Woodland cultural expert at county 4-H camps in June.

Newswise: A philosophy that puts ethics into everyone's hands
Released: 10-Jul-2019 2:05 PM EDT
A philosophy that puts ethics into everyone's hands
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

How do we make ethical decisions? Existentialism suggests every person has the freedom—and responsibility—to choose the most ethical way to live. This was the topic at the International Summer Conference in Continental Ethics, hosted at West Virginia University from June 19 to 22.

Newswise: WVU chemist is a molecular architect
Released: 1-Jul-2019 9:20 AM EDT
WVU chemist is a molecular architect
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

West Virginia University chemist Kung Wang is an architect. Not the kind that builds houses – one that designs molecules. Wang is constructing a synthetic pathway to creating new molecular templates for growing carbon nanotubes

Newswise: Trekking to the top
Released: 19-Jun-2019 8:05 AM EDT
Trekking to the top
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Growing up riding four-wheelers and collecting rocks near her grandparents’ cabin in the valleys wedged between the Rocky Mountains, Shelby Isom’s childhood was an adventure.

Newswise: Biology student to investigate the role of soils in climate change across global ecosystems
Released: 31-May-2019 2:05 PM EDT
Biology student to investigate the role of soils in climate change across global ecosystems
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

A West Virginia University graduate student is investigating how soils store carbon in ecosystems around the world to understand the impact of climate change.

Newswise: Keeping the memories alive
Released: 31-May-2019 2:05 PM EDT
Keeping the memories alive
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Researchers from West Virginia University are preserving the memories of a coal community through oral history and photography.

Newswise: Seven students to visit WVU for summer psychology research program
Released: 28-May-2019 10:05 AM EDT
Seven students to visit WVU for summer psychology research program
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

College students from across the U.S. will visit West Virginia University this summer for their first research experiences.


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