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WVU engineer developing system to eliminate debris in Earth’s orbit

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — If West Virginia University research pays off, debris that litters the planet’s orbit and poses a threat to spacecraft and satellites...

WVU researcher combats invasive plants by deploying insect armies

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — A West Virginia University researcher has found a way to locate, access, and destroy invasive plants more efficiently. Yong-Lak Park, a professor...

PRT track at WVU closes after Morgantown rockslide

A maintenance worker inspects a wrecked PRT at West Virginia University.
A rockslide that blocked Monongahela Boulevard and the public rapid transit track in Morgantown, West Virginia, today sent two West Virginia University students to...

Davis & Elkins earns an ‘A’ from Forbes for financial health

Davis and Elkins
ELKINS, W.Va. — Davis & Elkins College has earned an "A" from global media company Forbes for its financial health, the highest grade it...

Ross contributes significant gift to Davis & Elkins capital campaign

ELKINS, W.Va. — Davis & Elkins College has received a substantial gift from distinguished alumnus and philanthropic supporter Mike Ross, marking another significant contribution...

WVU researchers use historic log structures to map migration

A researcher prepares to collect tree-ring samples from The Pitsenbarger Barn in Pendleton County.
Log cabins in the Appalachian Mountains of West Virginia have a story to tell: when people leave, the forest takes over. Researchers at West Virginia...

WVU and citizen scientists fish for answers on blotchy bass

WVU scientists and citizen assistants are examining blotchy bass taken across West Virginia.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va.—Using data collected by citizens through a mobile app, researchers at West Virginia University are working to understand why some bass are becoming...

WVU prepares for semester facing possible rise in covid

The tower on Stewart Hall overlooks the downtown campus at West Virginia University at Morgantown, WV.
The spring 2021 semester at West Virginia University begins on January 19, and WVU officials are urging students and employees to exercise extreme caution. The...

Wildlife management major coming to Glenville State

A wildlife biologist surveys a glade in West Virginia.
The Glenville State College Department of Land Resources will offer a Wildlife Management major within their Bachelor of Science in Natural Resource Management Program...

WVU geologist selected for NASA’s Mars 2020 team

Benison investigates an acidic salt lake in Western Australia.
When samples from the Mars 2020 expedition eventually make their way to Earth, the scientists of tomorrow will have a WVU Mountaineer to thank. West...

Can AI be used to improve U.S. coal plant profitability?

Vapor wafts off a cooling tower at the Willow Island Power Station near Belmont, West Virginia.
Can artificial intelligence be employed to boost coal power usage? One chemical engineer at West Virginia University is tapping into artificial intelligence to improve...

Sign-language classes scheduled at New River campus in Beaver

Students at New River Community and Technical College
New River Community and Technical College is offering Sign Language I and II courses at the college’s campus near Beaver, West Virginia, this fall,...

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