Fall 2017


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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Marked, Unmarked, Remembered

A WVU Press book of photography shows moments in history that should be remembered.

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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.


A History of Coal and Gas

The historically rich West Virginia coal and petroleum industries are being preserved at the Royce J. and Caroline B. Watts Museum.

Katherine Szepelak signed her name and drew a likeness in the cupola at Woodburn Hall.

Flashback -Woodburn Hall

The hidden history of Woodburn Hall is chronicled in generations of names etched in the plaster on the walls of the small cupola room overlooking the Monongahela River.

Greg Dahle at the arboretum.

City Jungles

Greg Dahle puts dollar values on West Virginia's urban forests.

Hannah Lin

Demystifying the Dragon

Before 2006, WVU had zero Chinese language or culture courses. Along came Hannah Lin to change that.

Matthew Van Dyne

The Fashion Slayer

Television served as a catalyst for an unlikely yet prosperous career behind the scenes in Hollywood for this WVU alumnus.

Reunion Island

Where in the world is this Mountaineer from?

Weena Gaulin may be the only Mountaineer from Reunion Island. Where is that? She’ll tell you.