Articles for the month of August 2016
History professor awarded fellowship at the Max Planck Institute
Yucatec Maya women in the 20th century were a crucial element at the center of the traditional Maya culture, both inside and outside the domestic sphere.
WVU in partnership with Itaipu Dam, one of seven wonders of the modern world
Rising 65 stories from the bedrock of the seventh largest river in the world, the Itaipu Dam harnesses the immense power of moving water to generate electricity. Now the mega-structure will also be able to harness the knowledge and expertise of West Virginia University’s engineers and scientists.
Geologist explores ancient air pockets changing the history of Earth’s oxygen
Ancient air trapped in rock salt for 813 million years is changing the timeline of atmospheric changes and life on Earth.
Are science and religion at odds? WVU sociologist says the answer is not so simple
Society has long assumed that science and religion are at odds. But research by West Virginia University sociologist Christopher Scheitle demonstrates that the assumption is not so simple—or accurate.
The sky's the limit
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 Pamela Curtin, that means a summer internship with the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. She is working to engage visitors through active and experience-based learning, which will contribute to the second edition of the Museum Educator’s Manual.
WVU C. Eugene Bennett Department of Chemistry names new department chair
The Eberly College of Arts and Sciences at West Virginia University has announced Gregory Dudley has joined the organization as the Eberly Family Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and chair of the C. Eugene Bennett Department of Chemistry.