Articles for the month of January 2016
WVU English professor wins award for novella
Mark Brazaitis, professor of English at West Virginia University, has won the second-annual “The Meadow” Novella Award for “The Spider.”
Patrice Harris, WVU grad and Bluefield native, becomes first African-American woman to lead American Medical Association Board of Trustees
West Virginia University School of Medicine graduate Patrice Harris, M.D., was recently elected as chair of the American Medical Association’s (AMA) Board of Trustees. Dr. Harris is the first African-American woman to hold this office.
WVU astrophysicist part of team that detects gravitational waves from second pair of colliding black holes
For the second time in history, a team of astrophysicists – including Sean McWilliams at West Virginia University, has observed gravitational waves – ripples in the fabric of spacetime.
WVU geologist examines impact of carbon dioxide released from mine drainage
The collective estimated amount of carbon dioxide being released into the atmosphere from 140 coal mines across Pennsylvania is the equivalent to that of a small power plant, a new West Virginia University study finds.
WVU chemistry department receives $1 million gift from C. Eugene Bennett Family Foundation
Thanks to a recent $1 million gift, the West Virginia University C. Eugene Bennett Department of Chemistry will now be able to explore its options regarding the modernization of the general chemistry laboratories.
WVU philosophy professor’s new book asks: How is our control over our actions influenced by luck?
Does a person’s negative circumstances – particularly those including poverty, lack of education, lack of strong parental support – affect whether they are morally responsible for their behavior?
Leadership studies students create, lead community projects
Every semester, students in Associate Professor Lisa DeFrank-Cole’s Leadership 401: Leadership in Action courses are challenged to put leadership into action by designing and implementing an action project.
Three WVU students to fly the globe for intensive language study as Boren Scholars
Food security, Middle Eastern history and agroecology may seem like very different subjects, but they brought three West Virginia University students to the same love – language.
Eleven West Virginia University students will study abroad as Gilman Scholars
Eleven West Virginia University students will have the opportunity to take their education beyond the U.S. borders and make their dreams to study abroad a reality – thanks to the Gilman Scholarship.
'Saint Monkey,' author headlines West Virginia Writers’ Workshop; Spots still available
The West Virginia Writers’ Workshop will host nationally-known authors as it celebrates its 20th anniversary on the West Virginia University downtown campus July 21-24.