Articles for the month of June 2020
Love orchids? Thank their fungus.
Since few resources are available to protect these orchids, one biology student is developing new ways to sustain them.
Finding renewal in the aftermath of floods
Four years after the disastrous flooding in southern West Virginia, new research from the Department of Geology and Geography highlights the role faith-based groups and other community organizations have played in the relief and recovery efforts.
Overcoming crime in Costa Rica
Costa Rica is known around the world for its rainforests, coffee and beaches. But despite Costa Rica's reputation for safety and its recent economic growth, criminals use its strategic location for smuggling activities. A team of U.S. forensic science experts, led by two WVU professors from Costa Rica, aim to fix that.
English student to connect underserved students with academic resources as Newman Civic Fellow
English major Amelia Jones is a student who has devoted much of her college career to community-engaged leadership. She will continue her work helping connect disadvantaged students with educational resources as WVU's 2020 Newman Civic Fellow.
Finding community in digital spaces
The coronavirus has driven us indoors and separated us from coworkers, friends and loved ones. That’s nothing really new for Sara Loftus, a geography doctoral student who is studying how to build an online community.
WVU psychologist shares quick relief for parents struggling with child behavior during COVID-19 pandemic
Nonstop family time during the COVID-19 pandemic has magnified challenges for parents caring for young children around the clock. Using research-backed therapies that she helped pioneer, a psychology professor has quick relief strategies for parents struggling with child misbehavior during the lockdown.