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A West Virginia University study of American English and Spanish speakers’ pronunciation of certain consonants could change linguists’ understanding of how people learn to speak.

WVU linguists sound out how intensity and duration of speech shape pronunciation, rethinking language learning

In prior research, Jonah Katz, associate professor in the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, had observed unusual patterns for consonants between vowels across “language after language.” Katz’s observations led him to question what most linguists believe: that these aspects of speech are learned by internalizing abstract rules about how to deal with, say, a “t” sound when it is between vowels within a word, as opposed to when it starts or ends a word.

Duct tape evidence holds up in court using innovative method from WVU Eberly College forensic scientists

Duct tape evidence holds up in court using innovative method from WVU Eberly College forensic scientists

Tatiana Trejos, assistant professor in the West Virginia University Department of Forensic and Investigative Science, and graduate student Meghan Prusinowski have developed a one-of-a-kind method that can help piece together a crime scene by literally piecing the evidence together. Or not.

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Eberly College researcher works to improve diagnosis speed for rare conditions like the one her child was ‘lucky’ to survive

Professor Katie Corcoran of the WVU Eberly College of Arts and Sciences will analyze national Medicaid data to evaluate how patients’ gender and race affect doctors’ diagnostic accuracy and speed, asking whether marginalized patients with symptoms that aren’t clear cut are more likely to experience diagnostic delays than patients from non-minoritized groups.

PhD candidate chosen for inaugural Elevate the Discipline Climate Change and Society cohort

PhD candidate chosen for inaugural Elevate the Discipline Climate Change and Society cohort

Nkatha Mercy, a PhD candidate in the Department of Geology and Geography and Community Engaged Research Assistant in the WVU Center for Resilient Communities, has been selected by the American Association of Geographers to participate in its Elevate the Discipline program.

WVU forensics lab cracks case on newer, ‘greener’ gunshot residue

WVU forensics lab cracks case on newer, ‘greener’ gunshot residue

Discoveries by West Virginia University forensic scientists about how gunshot residue behaves on skin, hair and fabric will allow crime scene investigators to catch up to the proliferation of new, eco-friendly types of ammunition and make faster, more informed decisions at crime scenes and in forensic laboratories.

Eberly Astronomers Awarded Prestigious Shaw Prize in Astronomy

Eberly Astronomers Awarded Prestigious Shaw Prize in Astronomy

The 2023 Shaw Prize has been awarded to Astronomy professors Duncan Lorimer and Maura McLaughlin for the discovery of fast radio bursts (FRBs).  

A West Virginia University researcher will lead a group of students in developing emerging quantum technologies, thanks to $598,000 in funding from the Department of Defense.

Simulating WVU’s quantum future

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – A West Virginia University researcher will lead a group of students in developing emerging quantum technologies, thanks to $598,000 in funding from the Department of Defense.

Eberly chemist makes insect wing discovery that could advance technology

Eberly chemist makes insect wing discovery that could advance technology

The key to insect success may be their wings. That’s what West Virginia University researcher Terry Gullion, professor of chemistry in the WVU Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, has learned by studying the chemical composition of insect wings — something that has not been examined in detail until now.

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Sweet named recipient of WVU Distinction in Graduate Research Mentoring Award

Tim Sweet, Eberly Family Distinguished Professor of American Literature in the Department of English, has been named the recipient of the Faculty Award for Distinction in Graduate Research Mentoring.

WVU researchers using virtual reality gaming to address behavioral health care workforce shortage

WVU researchers using virtual reality gaming to address behavioral health care workforce shortage

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Virtual reality games are a good form of entertainment and relaxation, but for this team of West Virginia University School of Social Work researchers, virtual reality gamification is being used as a launchpad to careers in behavioral health.