Dedicated workspaces improve quality of life during COVID-19 pandemic

When the novel coronavirus prompted universities to switch from in-person to online classes last spring, both students and professors had to adopt a new workspace: the home. Tina Antill Keener—a researcher with the WVU School of Nursing—explored how that switch affected nursing students and faculty. She found that having a dedicated workspace in the home was tied to better quality of life and more resilience.

New center for neuroscience research brings together faculty, students across WVU

Just as nerve cells don’t work in isolation when we think, speak or move, neuroscientists don’t work alone when they study the nervous system. WVU is launching the Center for Foundational Neuroscience Research and Education, which will help researchers from across the university collaborate on—and get funding for—neuroscience research. Randy Nelson, who chairs the Department of Neuroscience, will direct it.