Eberly News

#WVU150: At the heart of education

Arts and sciences disciplines date back to West Virginia University’s 1867 founding. The first faculty taught mental and moral science, ancient languages, English literature, mathematics and military tactics, and philosophy and natural science, the curriculum that (except for military science) composed the College of Arts and Sciences when it was established in 1895. 

Nathaniel Wood

Department of History to host Callahan Lecture March 27

The Department of History at West Virginia University will feature historian Nathaniel Wood  as its 2017 Callahan Lecture speaker. 

Dean R. Gregory Dunaway

A Message to WVU on its 150th Anniversary from Eberly College Dean R. Gregory Dunaway

Dear Colleagues, Students, Alumni, and Friends:

Historian uncovers untold story of early defense contractor, Methodist leader

From rags to riches, an unknown immigrant was a catalyst for industrialization and religion alike in the United States.  

#WVU150: Looking back and moving forward

From humble beginnings dating back to 1867, West Virginia University has become a premier research institution, creating world-changing innovations that are making a lasting impact in the fields that matter most. The Eberly College of Arts and Sciences is at the heart of that progress, producing more than $12 million in annually funded research and providing 60 percent of all undergraduate education.

Talking twang

Study examines how dialect impacts learning in Appalachian classrooms 


Holocaust survivor to share her story at WVU on March 22

Holocaust survivor Miriam Katin experienced a lifelong struggle with faith after her traumatic childhood during World War II. 

Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman to visit WVU as Leader-in-Residence March 26-28

Opposition to the nearly 1200-mile-long Dakota Access Pipeline, intended to transport crude oil from North Dakota to Illinois, is still drawing international attention following many months of widespread public protest.

Geology student

WVU receives software gift from Schlumberger

For 10 years, geology students at West Virginia University have accessed the same software used by oil and gas companies worldwide, expanding their marketability for industry jobs. 

Simon Haeder

WVU expert calls plan to replace Affordable Care Act ‘harmful’ for West Virginia

A health care policy expert at West Virginia University explains that the proposed American Health Care Act could be “particularly harmful for West Virginia” in the loss of individual coverage and more than $1 billion in federal funds, as well as a loss of 15,000 jobs.