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Unearthing an ice age in the African desert

A field trip to Namibia to study volcanic rocks led to an unexpected discovery by West Virginia University geologists Graham Andrews and Sarah Brown.
4-Feb-2019 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


The Heart and the Brain: Connecting Social Work and Public Administration

Karissa Bjorkgren, a second-year student in the Master of Social Work and Master of Public Administration programs at West Virginia University, is dedicated to addressing mental health in rural communities. She has experienced first-hand how...
29-Jan-2019 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


Rethinking how we teach mathematics

As an undergraduate student, Krista Bresock never imagined that she would pursue a degree in mathematics. However, after an eye-opening conversation with a teaching assistant during an office hour visit, Bresock decided to take additional math...
23-Jan-2019 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


WVU students receive NASA Space Grant fellowships

Eight students from West Virginia University’s Eberly College of Arts and Sciences have been awarded undergraduate fellowships from the NASA West Virginia Space Grant Consortium for the 2018-2019 academic year.
17-Jan-2019 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


WVU receives $2.2 million software gift from Petroleum Experts Limited

For more than a decade, geology students at West Virginia University have used the same advanced software used by oil and gas companies worldwide, expanding their marketability for industry jobs. Petroleum Experts Limited has furthered this access...
14-Jan-2019 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Physics student develops machine-learning model for energy and environmental applications

A West Virginia University physics student has created a new machine-learning model that has the potential to make searching for energy and environmental materials more efficient.
10-Jan-2019 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


Reimagining Information Processing

Because technology is a part of our everyday lives, it may be difficult to imagine what the future of technology will look like, let alone what it has the potential of accomplishing. West Virginia University physicists are looking beyond the limits...
8-Jan-2019 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites


New research suggests forests, like humans, require a balanced diet

The world’s forests are on a fast food diet of carbon dioxide, which is currently causing them to grow faster. But a researcher at West Virginia University, along with an international team of scientists, finds evidence suggesting that forest...
18-Dec-2018 12:05 PM EST 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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