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Batter up: Statistics student improving baseball team’s analytics

A West Virginia University industrial mathematics and statistics student is helping WVU baseball coaches improve their understanding of the strike zone.
23-Apr-2019 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


WVU student using trip abroad to further health campaign research

Communication Studies student Kylie Wilson is using her research on health campaigns to improve the lives of individuals who suffer from mental illness.
17-Apr-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


New two-photon imaging facility to expand neuroscience research and teaching

A new two-photon imaging facility at West Virginia University is expanding opportunities for neuroscience research in the Department of Biology and beyond.
10-Apr-2019 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Geographer establishes Morgantown Seed Preservation Library

A West Virginia University heirloom seed expert is working to increase access to Appalachia’s heirloom seeds through a new seed preservation library.
9-Apr-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Forensic Science, Chemistry student student receives national forensic science and criminal justice scholarship

West Virginia University junior Samantha Mehnert has been selected as a recipient of the 2019 George H. Robinson Memorial Scholarship.
9-Apr-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


DeFrank-Cole named Harriet E. Lyon Professor in Women’s and Gender Studies

Lisa DeFrank-Cole, director of the Leadership Studies Program at West Virginia University, has been named the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences’ Harriet E. Lyon Professor in Women’s and Gender Studies.
5-Apr-2019 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Pay Gap for Women Social Work Faculty Continues Nationwide

Even in a profession where women are the majority, social work faculty women continue to earn less than their male counterparts, according to new research from West Virginia University.
5-Apr-2019 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


English professor named NEA Creative Writing Fellow

West Virginia University professor Jenny Johnson has been named a 2019 National Endowment for Arts Creative Writing Fellow. An assistant professor in the Department of English, she is using the award to write and do research toward her second book...
2-Apr-2019 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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