Eberly News

Articles for the month of August 2016

Michele Stephens

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

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.

Kathleen Benison

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. 

Colin Komar

Alumni Spotlight: Colin Komar

Briefly, describe your career path.

Christopher Scheitle

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. 

Pam Curtin

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.