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WVU Extension experts provide summer fire safety advice

May is National Wildfire Awareness Month, and from campfires to grilling safely and all the summer fun in between, West Virginia University experts offer advice on marking fire safety off your seasonal bucket list.

Tick talk, WVU Extension expert offers tips on avoiding ticks

As spring blooms and people spend more time outside, exposure to ticks and the diseases they carry increases significantly. Carlos Quesada, a West Virginia University Extension entomology specialist, is providing helpful information and advice about how to avoid tick bites this season.

WVU unveils new autism resources directory during World Autism Month

To help connect autistic people and their families to important resources more efficiently, the West Virginia University Center for Excellence in Disabilities has developed a new autism resources directory and interactive map focused on available Mountain State services.

WVU experts caution seeing is not believing with everything online

Two West Virginia University experts with extensive knowledge of deepfakes and AI-assisted technologies are sounding the alarm about their prevalence in our daily lives at a time when headlines about potential AI-generated photos and videos, and questions by the public about what’s real and what’s not persist.

WVU fire expert offers fire safety reminders

The aftermath of a home fire can be devastating for families and communities. Mark Lambert, WVU Extension Fire Service director and assistant professor, is available to discuss safety and next steps for those affected by such fires.