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Scott Bowdridge with sheep.  

The Man Helping Save America's Sheep

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

Laura Lander portrait.  

Fighting opioids

In 2016, the CDC reported that West Virginia had the highest death rate due to drug overdoses at 52 per 100,000 residents. See how WVU researchers are combating the opioid epidemic on all fronts.

Antar Jutla, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering.  

The Outbreak Hunter

In a groundbreaking move that has worldwide implications, WVU engineering professor Antar Jutla is using satellite data to predict future outbreaks of cholera.

William Way portrait.  

CPASS highlights student research

William Way, Sport and Exercise Psychology doctoral student, participated in the CPASS 2018 Student Research Day. Way won first place in the Graduate Ethics category.

Counties in the Potomac Highlands region of West Virginia have turned to WVU's Bureau of Business and Economic Research to help develop and economic development plan.  

WVU researchers to develop economic plan for Potomac Highlands region

WVU’s Bureau of Business and Economic Research will lead a team of expert organizations who will prepare the plan in an effort to promote economic development in West Virginia’s Potomac Highlands region. The plan will encompass Pendleton, Grant, Hampshire, Hardy and Mineral counties, which compose the Region 8 Planning and Development Council.

A moth.  

WVU biology student connects sense of smell to brain diseases

Studying how insects’ wing movements affect their sense of smell has the potential to explain underlying causes of disorders like schizophrenia, Parkinson’s disease and shortness of breath, according to new research from West Virginia University.

Munn Award winners Rachel A. Wattick (second from left) and Elizabeth Satterfield pose with Damien Clement, assistant dean of the Honors College, and Karen Diaz, interim dean of WVU Libraries.  

WVU Libraries names two Munn scholars

West Virginia University Libraries selected Elizabeth Satterfield and Rachel A. Wattick as 2018 Robert F. Munn Undergraduate Library scholars.