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Video Games Offer Active Military and Veterans Coping Mechanism for Stress


While most research on the topic focuses on gaming’s role in clinical settings, West Virginia University research seeks to understand how everyday gameplay can provide military and veterans self-directed coping strategies to manage their physical...
22-Jun-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

WVU Students Promote Law Enforcement Motor Vehicle Safety


With motor vehicle incidents as a leading cause of on-the-job police officer deaths, communication studies students at West Virginia University put their skills to work to develop and test motor vehicle safety messages with law enforcement officers...
13-Jun-2017 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Making Health Care More Human


As West Virginians face the challenges of 21st century health care, scholars at West Virginia University aspire to help students understand this reality. A new minor in medical humanities and health studies teaches the social and cultural contexts...
8-Jun-2017 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Evaluating Research Ethics


Five years after the implementation of a congressional mandate, West Virginia University researchers found that the majority of top U.S. research universities have not complied with the National Science Foundation’s policy on instruction in the...
5-Jun-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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

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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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