Sounds like crickets chirping and the taste of warm buckwheat pancakes can spark the senses of people with dementia — a fact faculty and students at WVU used to develop a way for those people to experience parts of their cultural past and to relieve stress for their caregivers.
New research is transforming understanding of the Mountain State’s famous landscape – and identifying ways to preserve it.
There’s more to the American women’s movement of the 1960s and 1970s than burning bras and Gloria Steinem.
Jessica Wilkerson, associate professor of history at West Virginia University, wants to change that narrative to its truest form: The fight for women’s rights was built on the shoulders of women of color, the working class and women in the south and Appalachia – not just white-collar urbanites.
Abigail Smith, a WVU student committed to improving the future of West Virginia through public policy, has been named the University’s 25th Truman Scholar, the nation’s top graduate fellowship award for aspiring public service leaders.
A WVU biologist is working to cultivate a bumper crop of young scientists through the study of wild orchids—and the fungi they eat.
Social work student Matthew Witt knew early in his college career that he wanted to dedicate his life to helping people navigate through challenges. As an intern with the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy, Witt has tracked proposed bills during the 2021 session of the West Virginia State Legislature.
Clendenin native Michelle Richmond arrived at WVU with a lofty goal: to improve the human condition for all West Virginians. Eventually, that led her to social work. Now, she is working with Legal Aid of West Virginia on its strategic plan to improve statewide community access to legal services
The West Virginia Social Survey focuses on the most pressing challenges faced by West Virginia residents. It will produce state-specific reports on issues like internet access, the economy, health, crime, volunteering, religion and more, which can help inform policymakers.
A new portal is increasing access to surface and groundwater water quality data from shale gas regions around the state to inform stakeholders about trends in water quality.
Four years after the disastrous flooding in southern West Virginia, new research highlights the role faith-based groups and other community organizations have played in the relief and recovery efforts.
With the COVID-19 pandemic upending life as we know it, researchers are taking quick action to study how people from Appalachia to Europe are responding to the pressure this crisis has placed on their communities.
Master of Social Work student Mariah Martin is an intern with Healthy Grandfamilies, an eight-week training program from the Children’s Home Society for grandparents voluntarily raising their grandchildren.
University of Kentucky research to examine and improve women’s sleep habits sheds light on insomnia among middle-aged women in Appalachian Kentucky. It also highlights a promising non-pharmaceutical intervention that could help them get a good night’s rest.