Articles for the month of January 2016
Chinese studies scholarship named for late WVU alumnus marks its fifth year
“I want to be a small part of the bridge linking two large countries,” Chris said in a 2010 interview. “I hope I can diminish the misunderstandings between them.”
Community engagement program brings students together to creatively approach science
A new program is combining chemistry, engineering and sculpture to bridge a pathway between science and public art.
New book explores correlation between pornography, violence against women
Most of pornography consumed today involves some form of physical aggression or verbal degradation abuse, objectification and a power imbalance. So it’s only natural that frequent exposure influences young people’s idea of a healthy sexuality, says West Virginia University sociologist Walter DeKeseredy.
Native American Studies program to host Anishinabe storyteller July 18
The Native American Studies program at West Virginia University and the Morgantown Board of Parks and Recreation Summer Arts in the Park Program are co-sponsoring a visit by Michigan storyteller, Panoka Walker (French and Anishinabe (Ojibwe) descent, Deer Clan.)
Curating a piece of America's history
When our students aren’t in the classroom, they’re learning in the real world. Because sometimes it’s these experiences that make the best lessons. For graduate student Chelsea Elliott, that means a summer internship with the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration, where she's helping prepare a Vietnam War exhibit.
‘Saint Monkey’ author, other prominent writers to read at West Virginia Writers’ Workshop
Jacinda Townsend, the author of “Saint Monkey,” a novel about two girls growing up in Eastern Kentucky’s African-American community after the Korean War, will be one of several nationally known writers who will read at the West Virginia Writers’ Workshop, to be held July 21-24 on WVU’s downtown campus.
Gift from WVU English grad to support the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences
Bill Turner says he views West Virginia University as a home, a place of personal growth where he gained a greater perspective on the world.
Study finds access to healthcare remains problematic through ACA and commercial insurance plans
In the United States, ACA Marketplaces lack network adequacy. Improving access to affordable health insurance, and by extension, to care, is one of the main goals of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In the price-competitive ACA Marketplaces, plans with relatively narrow provider networks have proliferated.