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Historian Uncovers Untold Story of Early Defense Contractor, Methodist Leader


West Virginia University religious studies professor Jane Donovan’s book, “Henry Foxall: Methodist, Industrialist, American” is the untold story of an immigrant who transformed American Methodism from a religious movement to a denomination...
20-Mar-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Talking Twang


As Appalachian dialects continue to change in the 21st century, West Virginia teens are altering their speech patterns to build their own identities. A new West Virginia University study examines differences in students’ dialects across the...
16-Mar-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Doomed to Fail? Last Century Financial Regulations No Match for Today's Market


An ineffective “top-down patchwork” of regulations will not save the United States economy from the next big and inevitable financial crisis. That’s the premise of a new book by West Virginia University professors Karen Kunz and Jena Martin.
12-Jan-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

New Database to Track Millions of Public Policies


Policymakers, researchers and journalists alike will soon have access to roughly 4.2 million state government decisions in a single database. Political science researcher William Franko is part of a research team collecting every legislative bill,...
20-Dec-2016 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

New Technology Coordinates Drones in Team Missions


A West Virginia University mathematics researcher has developed an algorithm to mobilize unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in team missions. The new technology allows a team of UAVs to fly autonomously to complete complex coordinated missions.
19-Dec-2016 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Psychologist Explores Connection Between Child Abuse and Mortality Risk in Women


A West Virginia University researcher is investigating links between child abuse and mortality risk in women. Co-author on a recent study linking self-reported child abuse to death in women, assistant professor of psychology Nicholas Turiano is...
15-Dec-2016 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Unpacking Heat


Gun control issues continue to compete in rural police officers’ identities’ as both citizens and officers of the law. Rachael Woldoff, a West Virginia University sociology professor, examines these experiences in the first study to explore gun...
14-Dec-2016 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Physicist Explores Science Behind Smartphones


WVU physics professor Micky Holcomb is making great progress in understanding the physics behind cell phones and other computing devices. In just one month, she accepted three grants worth nearly $1.2 million from the National Science Foundation,...
1-Nov-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Geologist Discovers Whirlwind Phenomena in Andes Mountains


24-Apr-2017 3:05 PM EDT

A 'Minor Apocalypse'


Little is known about the history of Warsaw, Poland during World War I. Public memory of Warsaw’s role in the Great War has been obscured by the terror, violence, genocide and physical destruction during World War II. West Virginia University...
1-Feb-2017 12:05 PM EST

New Book Explores Correlation Between Pornography, Violence Against Women


“Violence Against Women in Pornography,” a new book written by Dekeseredy, the Anna Deane Carlson Endowed Chair of Social Sciences and director of the WVU Research Center on Violence, delves into the impact the pornography industry has had on...
13-Jul-2016 4:05 PM EDT

How Is Our Control Over Our Actions Influenced by Luck?

Does a person’s negative circumstances – particularly those including poverty, lack of education, lack of strong parental support – affect whether they are morally responsible for their behavior? That’s just one of the questions Matthew...
15-Jun-2016 10:05 AM EDT

Prevention-Focused Mental Health Care Education Wins Top Nod in Journal of Social Work


2-Nov-2015 12:05 PM EST

WVU Political Science Professor to Help Observe Ukrainian Local Elections Sunday


23-Oct-2015 12:05 PM EDT

Life and Works of First Native American Female Author to Be Presented at Washington, D.C. Meeting of Indigenous Studies Association


Sarah Winnemucca, a 19th century Northern Paiute woman who dedicated her life to improving the living conditions for American Indians in the West, was known for her activism. While her life has been documented in a loose autobiography in the...
3-Jun-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Africa's Growing Season May Decline by 40 Percent by 2050, Expert Available to Discuss


15-May-2015 2:05 PM EDT

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