Articles for the month of January 2016
Sociology instructor leads Nicaragua study abroad trip addressing health, medicine
While some students travel home for spring break or take much needed vacations, others choose travel to regions of the world on coordinated study abroad opportunities.
WVU Energy Conference to focus on coal state transitions
The fifth annual national
energy conference at West Virginia University
will focus on the impacts of the global energy transition on coal communities
in the state and Central Appalachia.
Africana Studies Program to host second annual spring lecture
This April, the Africana Studies Program celebrates over 50 years of Head Start by hosting Penn State University historian, Dr. Crystal Sanders, who recently published A Chance for Change: Head Start and the Mississippi Freedom Struggle.
Native American Studies program to host Elder-In-Residence April 3-9
The West Virginia University Native American Studies program will host Ada Deer, renowned American Indian rights activist who was the first woman to serve as Chair of the Menominee Tribe and the first woman to be appointed Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs. Her effective tribal leadership made history when a Congressional Act restoring the Menominee Tribe’s federal status was signed into law in 1973.
WV native makes bucket list gift in support of social work graduate study
Connie Kade, a graduate of the Master of Social Work program at Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, recently established a scholarship to assist students in obtaining their Master’s degree in social work. A native of Mercer County, WV, she has resided in Wilmington, DE since her graduation in 1974.
WVU Sociology & Anthropology to host prominent sociologist
The Department of Sociology and Anthropology is pleased to announce that Randall Collins will be on campus to present “When Violence Happens, or Not: The Emotional Dynamics of Violent Situations” at 4 p.m. March 29 in White Hall B51.
WVU Department of Chemistry receives NSF award for undergraduate summer research program
West Virginia University is expanding its outreach to under represented groups to help instill in them the appreciation and importance of research, especially involving chemistry, in improving quality of life.
Forensics professor founds new scholarly journal
Publication is one of the most important aspects of research, sharing the knowledge found by your institution. However, forensic chemistry researchers have had difficulty publishing due to the technical nature of their work. Glen P. Jackson , Ming Hsieh Distinguished Professor of Forensic and Investigative Science at West Virginia University, has changed that.
Stein elected as NCSA Vice President
West Virginia University Associate Professor Rachel Stein has been elected vice president of the North Central Sociological Association. The NCSA is a regional sociology association including: Eastern Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Western Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ontario, Canada.
WVU School of Social Work offers professional and community education workshops
The West Virginia University School of Social Work is offering the Spring 2016 season of professional and community education programs for social workers, counselors, and nurses who wish to earn continuing education credit.