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Behind the Set

If you're a fan of "Stranger Things," you've seen some of William Davis' work.

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The Army Ranger

After more than 400 combat missions and four deployments, Ed Olesh ended up merging an outdoor hobby with an education at WVU.

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Mountaineers in Arms

They served our country. Now their journeys beyond the military have stretched to the campus of WVU.

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Ballin' in Memphis

Jevon Carter leaps to the pros after his storied career at WVU. Check out a list of other Mountaineers who've suited up for the NBA.

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From Loneliness to Belonging

Loneliness is a pervasive health problem. This nursing researcher has a way to stop it.

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Back on Track: Racer loses his legs but not his drive

He almost lost his life racing. Then the journey began.

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The Beat Poet

Meet Daniel McTaggart: WVU custodian by night, beat poet by day.

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The Ride of His Life

This alumni's career has literally been a roller coaster ride.

Savannah Lusk in her family's restaurant.

A Chance For New Life

Behind WVU's latest $1.2 billion campaign are real stories -- many waiting to be unraveled -- linked to every penny.

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Making Sunlight in the Dark

Alumna Elaine McMillion Sheldon directed two documentaries in West Virginia about people who are combatting the opioid crisis and seeking recovery.

Will Grier throwing a football

When There's A Will, There's A Way: Grier Talks Fatherhood, Football

Will Grier is as much a superstar family man than a superstar quarterback (though he doesn't like changing diapers).

Joanna Burt-Kinderman teaches math in a classroom.

Math Revolution

Joanna Burt-Kinderman is a math coach...yes, a math coach. And her work has helped put schools in Pocahontas County, W.Va. on par with with the most math-proficient states in the nation.

Margreet Bos

Traveling Soul

Margreet Bos went to see the world after graduating from WVU in 1995. Then her world changed when a grenade landed in her truck.

Ali Rezai

The Future of Healing the Brain

Dr. Ali Rezai's methods of treating neurological disorders sound like mere science fiction. But they're not.

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The Man Helping Save America's Sheep

Professor Scott Bowdridge has spent his entire adult life studying a parasite killing sheep. He may have just figured out how to stop it.


Healing Without The High

Steven Kinsey is finding ways to treat neuropathic pain with cannabis - safely and without the high, man.

USS Indianapolis

The Solving of an Enduring World War II Mystery

Sometimes all it takes to solve a mystery is a Google search and a fudge shop.

Portrait of Rodney Williams.

The Startup to Watch

This young alum is a tech entrepreneur who developed a protocol that transmits data over audio.

Humans and Robots

Humans and Computers

For Saiph Savage, the intersection of humans and computers is as much an exploration of sociology and psychology as it is numbers and data.

Candice Brown

One Size Does Not Fit All

Candice Brown explores the biological gender differences in sepsis patients.


Fighting Opioids

WVU professors are on the frontlines of combatting the opioid crisis.

Antar Jutla in front of a map of Yemen.

The Outbreak Hunter

One researcher is predicting cholera before it appears.

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How to Remake a State

Some look at where we've been. We look at what's ahead. Here's what drives West Virginia forward.

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Guilty Until Proven Innocent

The WVU College of Law is aiding in one man's quest for freedom after 20 years in prison.


An Expected Crisis

We saw the educator shortage looming. It’s here now. And WVU researchers have some ideas about how to fix it.

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Forward Facing

WVU has covered new ground in changing the culture.


Award-Winning Barbecue

Poetry, prose and pulled pork have more in common than you think. Ask world barbecue champion Luke Darnell.