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.
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.
Political science to host pre-inauguration events
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.
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.
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.