Eberly News

Articles for the month of January 2017


‘No one ever thinks they’re going to be a refugee’

According to the United Nations, each minute 24 people flee their home because of violence or persecution.


Shape your destiny: Richie Rosencrance

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 May 2015 graduate Richie Rosencrance, that meant participating in an archaeological field school in Oregon, excavating a Paleoindian site. That experience led him to his current work as a cultural resource technician at the Great Basin Institute in Reno, Nev.


Put some putty on it

Chemistry professor exploring use of putty to collect gun residue samples

Kenneth Showalter

Echoes discovered in chemical reactions

Echoes exist in many forms: reflections of sound in acoustics, signal reflections in telecommunication frequencies, even Amazon’s new “smart” speaker. 

Scott Crichlow

Political science to host pre-inauguration events

Following a divisive presidential campaign and tumultuous election of president-elect Donald Trump, the Department of Political Science at West Virginia University is set to host two pre-inauguration events to contemplate the future of the American presidency.

Last century financial regulations no match for today's market

Last century financial regulations no match for today's market

An ineffective “top-down patchwork” of regulations will not save the United States economy from the next big and inevitable financial crisis. 

Rebecca Delaney

Alumni endow scholarship for psychology research

From the time she was a high school junior, West Virginia University Ph.D. student Rebecca Delaney knew she wanted to pursue a career in psychology

WVU helps find origins of mysterious, ultra-powerful bursts in space

WVU helps find origins of mysterious, ultra-powerful bursts in space

You can’t see it, but billions of light years away cosmic flash bulbs are popping and no one knows why.

Darla Spencer

Archaeologist examines elusive West Virginia Native Americans in new book

Not much is known about the Native Americans that inhabited West Virginia. The Fort Ancient people lived along the state’s major rivers between roughly AD 1,000 and 1,700, but by the time the first Europeans settled in the Ohio Valley and Kanawha Valley, they were gone. 

“Early Native Peoples in West Virginia: The Fort Ancient Culture” by West Virginia University Native American studies professor Darla Spencer, examines what archaeologists do know about the Fort Ancient culture.