Articles for the month of January 2018
WVU biologist receives $1.3 million NIH grant to examine fruit flies’ olfactory systems
Andrew Dacks, assistant professor of neuroscience in the Department of Biology, received a $1.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to conduct research at West Virginia University on the effects of serotonin in fruit flies.
Morris appointed interim dean of WVU College of Education and Human Services
An award-winning teacher and researcher who has served in several leadership roles at West Virginia University will guide the College of Education and Human Services as interim dean, an appointment that will likely encompass the next academic year.
WVU historian elected president of the Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America
Robert Blobaum, the Eberly Professor of History at West Virginia University, was elected the first non-Polish president of the Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America for 2018-2021.
WVU political scientist wins Virginia Gray Best Book Award
During the Progressive Era and the Great Depression, the states led the fight against economic challenges. According to new research from West Virginia University, it is likely that the U.S. will once again have to rely on the states to address today’s massive gap between the rich and the poor.
Getting to know the 'Mother of Modern Management'
Editor’s Note: Special thanks to Margaret Stout, associate professor in the Department of Public Administration and co-author of “Integrative Process: Follettian Thinking from Ontology to Administration” for her insights on the life of Mary Parker Follett.
Yet again, Einstein’s theory passes the test with flying colors
Einstein’s theory of gravity, general relativity, predicts that all objects fall in the same way, regardless of their mass or composition. But does this principle also hold for objects with extreme gravity?
WVU geologist receives NASA grant to research environments similar to Mars
Is there life on Mars? One WVU researcher is discovering ways to improve the search for life on the desert planet.