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Research 2024


Feared and Revered: All Eyes On AI

As an experiment and way to help exhibit AI as a tool and resource, all images within this feature were created using an image generator using prompts directly from the story. The direct keywords used are underlined in red for each image.

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Riding the Waves

As WVU repositions itself, Fred King sees the Mountain State’s flagship, land-grant institution weathering future storms and, despite a changing higher ed landscape, remaining a premier research institution. Trust him, he’s done his research.

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Love and Science

A chance date. The Red Hot Chili Peppers. Research. Breast Cancer. All of these factor into a love story that has withstood "in sickness and in health."

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Author Sarah Beth Childers

Sarah Beth Childers (MFA English, ’09) knew she’d write about her brother’s death soon after he died by suicide in 2012.

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Engineering A New Medicine

Booster Shot

Federal National Institutes of Health (NIH) dollars make sense in elevating WVU research, regional economy.

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Final Frontier

A Meteoric Rise

Physics and astronomy has become a research and education powerhouse, fueling faculty breakthroughs and launching futures.

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Mind Over Muscle

The Physics of Basketball

Basketball is more than the cheers of the crowd, the squeak of shoes on the hardwood floors and the hustle of 10 players on the court. What really makes that scoreboard light up is physics.

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Right Brain

You are what you eat

We are what we eat, and that equation expands to where our food comes from, who grew or raised it, who processed it, who packaged or prepared it and who served it to us.

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Nature's Lab

Streamline: Restoring the Shavers Fork of Cheat River

Somewhere along the 50-mile ridge of Cheat Mountain, one of West Virginia’s tallest and most rugged peaks, Paul and Lucas Kinder are behind the controls of a 18,000-pound excavator.

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The Last Word

The Forensic Scientist

Before the existence of procedural crime dramas like “Bones” and the “CSI” franchise, Tatiana Trejos took on an internship at the Costa Rican Department of Forensic Science.

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