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Religion vs. Science: Shaping Graduate Students’ Identities

Could graduate students’ religious beliefs prevent them from gaining confidence as scientists? A West Virginia University sociologist is exploring the conflicts between graduate students’ religious and professional identities and how those...
6-Sep-2018 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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School of Social Work names 2018 Harbert Outstanding Achievement in Aging Award recipient

Susie Layne, program manager at the West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services, is the recipient of the West Virginia University School of Social Work’s 2018 Anita S. Harbert Outstanding Achievement in Aging Award.
14-Jun-2018 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Physicist receives prestigious NSF CAREER Award

Weichao Tu, an assistant professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at West Virginia University, has been awarded the prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER Award to support her research in developing the first comprehensive model...
13-Jun-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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School of Social Work to Host Annual Summer Institute on Aging June 12-14

West Virginia University’s annual Summer Institute on Aging Conference will be held Tuesday, June 12 through Thursday, June 14 at Lakeview Resort and Conference Center. The Summer Institute on Aging conference was created to provide continuing...
30-May-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Core Arboretum Nature Connection Series Begins Early June

West Virginia University’s Core Arboretum will bring local and regional nature experts to campus this summer in its annual Nature Connection Series.
30-May-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Biology Student Links Clean Air Act to Red Spruce Recovery in Appalachia

A dramatic recovery of red spruce trees in the central Appalachian Mountains led West Virginia University researchers to pursue the driving factors behind improved forest health.
29-May-2018 3:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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West Virginia Writers' Workshop to Feature West Virginia Poet Laureate and Winner of Prestigious Fiction Award

West Virginia’s poet laureate and the winner of the prestigious Drue Heinz Literature Prize will be instructors at this summer’s West Virginia Writers’ Workshop. The workshop, in its 22nd year, will be held on West Virginia University’s...
1-May-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Aftermath of Conflict

Jesse Wozniak, assistant professor of sociology at West Virginia University, traveled to Iraq last summer to explore the results of post-conflict in the country and if its government, specifically the police force, can transition to a democracy.
26-Apr-2018 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Cassese Named First Harriet E. Lyon Professor in Women's and Gender Studies

Erin Cassese, an associate professor of political science at West Virginia University, has been named the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences’ first Harriet E. Lyon Professor in Women’s and Gender Studies.
29-Mar-2018 7:05 AM EDT

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Jackson Named Fellow of American Academy of Forensic Sciences

Glen Jackson, a professor of forensic and investigative science at West Virginia University, has been promoted to the rank of Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. The rank is one of the highest recognitions for researchers in the...
28-Mar-2018 9:05 AM EDT

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WVU Researcher Illuminating Gender Dynamics in 2018 Election

Erin Cassese, an associate professor of political science at West Virginia University , has been selected to contribute her expertise on gender in American politics to Gender Watch 2018, a non-partisan project dedicated to tracking, analyzing and...
23-Mar-2018 7:05 AM EDT

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