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helping new scientists bloom

A WVU biologist is working to cultivate a bumper crop of young scientists through the study of wild orchids—and the fungi they eat.
7-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Inspect to protect

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.
31-Mar-2021 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Laser Focused

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.
30-Mar-2021 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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A real-life superhero, powered by social work

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...
23-Mar-2021 11:10 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Healing a wounded world

Brooke Eastman studies how acid rain impacts forest health. She is committed to highlighting forests’ role in mitigating climate change.
17-Mar-2021 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Strategic social work

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...
16-Mar-2021 10:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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In pursuit of pathogens

In a time when most people are avoiding diseases like the plague, one WVU biology student is pursuing them instead.
15-Mar-2021 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Navigating a new normal: Sara Guthrie

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.
10-Mar-2021 9:35 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Astrophysicist recognized as emerging leader in research

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.
16-Feb-2021 12:00 PM EST

A geologist demystifies the deadly New Zealand eruption and cautions against tourism development near active volcanoes

9-Dec-2019 1:20 PM EST

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Beyond borders

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.
4-Nov-2019 8:05 AM EST

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On a mission to Mars

Geologist Kathy Benison has been selected for NASA's Mars 2020 team.
28-Oct-2019 9:40 AM EDT

Professor says building socially responsible businesses will help women’s workforce participation, substance use recovery

19-Aug-2019 10:30 AM EDT

Toni Morrison's writing and teaching were both extraordinary influences on this English professor

7-Aug-2019 1:05 PM EDT

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Women’s studies expert commemorates Toni Morrison’s ‘expansive’ legacy

7-Aug-2019 7:05 AM EDT

The Dothraki language on "Game of Thrones" sounds Arabic to English ears, and that's problematic, says linguist

16-May-2019 11:05 AM EDT

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