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Physicists awarded $1.34 million to develop machine-learning software

Researchers have received $1.34 million to develop machine-learning software for the U.S. Department of Energy. Physicists James Lewis and Aldo Romero will lead a team to develop new machine-learning tools for advancing chemical and materials...
3-Dec-2018 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


West Virginia was shaped by geology

While taking a drive down West Virginia’s “country roads,” have you ever considered the origins of the windy hills and valleys that make up the landscape fondly thought of as “Almost Heaven?” Geologist Joseph Lebold leads you through them...
27-Nov-2018 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


Chemists Find New Frontier for Pharmaceutical Development

West Virginia University chemists have developed an experiment to improve the efficiency of creating new medicine.
14-Nov-2018 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Beneath the surface: Geography students cave in Cuba

Maria Perez, an assistant professor of geography in West Virginia University’s Department of Geology and Geography, led members of the student caving club, WVU Student Grotto, on a new study abroad trip to Cuba in May 2018.
14-Nov-2018 3:00 PM EST Add to Favorites


Student to present research at 117th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association

Wheeling, West Virginia, native and WVU anthropology and women's and gender studies student London Orzolek will present her research on first-generation college students at the 117th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association on...
8-Nov-2018 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


Life Without Lead

Dan Renfrew studies the factors that created a lead epidemic in Uruguay. He investigates the social impacts of lead contamination, examining how the government responded to the crisis, why the crisis happened in the first place and how residents...
30-Oct-2018 12:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Native American Studies Program to Host 26th Anniversary of the Peace Tree Ceremony Oct. 30

The Native American Studies Program at West Virginia University welcomes the public to its 26th anniversary of the Peace Tree Ceremony. The guest of honor is Sarah Kastelic, executive director of the National Indian Child Welfare Association, who...
26-Oct-2018 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Not ‘just for kids’

Video games and interactive media like the Fallout series and Fortnite, which is currently one of the nation’s most popular games, have interested Nick Bowman, associate professor in the Department of Communication Studies and a research associate...
24-Oct-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Two physicists weigh in on Nobel Prize-winning laser research and women’s contributions to science

3-Oct-2018 3:45 PM EDT


Geology Student Researching 'World of the Past'

While on a boat for 60 days, WVU geology student Ben Johnson and a team of researchers traveled through the South China Sea as part of the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program’s Expedition 367. The group strived to understand the way the composition...
1-Oct-2018 12:05 PM EDT


Thinking ‘Follower First’

Could changing the focus of leadership studies from the leader to the follower produce more substantial gains within the discipline? Lisa DeFrank-Cole, director of the Leadership Studies Program at West Virginia University, is looking at the field...
26-Sep-2018 9:00 AM EDT


Astronomer to study the “extreme universe” with international team

Sarah Burke-Spolaor, an assistant professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, has accepted a distinguished fellowship with the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) Azrieli Global Scholars Program. She will pursue her research...
13-Sep-2018 1:00 PM EDT


Lions, Zebras and Geography, Oh My!

Among the lions and zebras in Tanzania in the summer heat, a West Virginia University environmental geoscience student explored the geography of the land. Weirton, West Virginia, native Francesca Basil (BA Environmental Geoscience, 2018) traveled to...
6-Sep-2018 8:05 AM EDT


Lyric logic

Johanna Winant, an assistant professor of English at West Virginia University, has accepted a distinguished fellowship at the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study at the University of Notre Dame to work on her book project on modern American...
6-Aug-2018 11:05 AM EDT


Geologist to Research Environments Similar to Mars

Is there life on Mars? One WVU researcher is discovering ways to improve the search for life on the desert planet.
3-Jul-2018 1:20 PM EDT


WVU Geographer Helps Prepare for Internal Climate Migration Through New World Bank Report

Internal climate migrants are rapidly becoming the human face of climate change, according to a new report from World Bank. Brent McCusker, a professor of geography at West Virginia University, has contributed to a study of migration projections...
5-Apr-2018 2:05 PM EDT

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