WVU Eberly College student awarded prestigious State Department fellowship
At West Virginia University, where students are encouraged to “Go First,” Dylan Vest has taken that mantra to heart. He was the first in his family to go to college, to travel abroad and even get on a plane. Now he’s one step closer to his dream of becoming a Foreign Service Officer by becoming the first WVU student to receive the highly competitive Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Fellowship from the U.S. State Department.
WVU Women’s Resource Center welcomes Tower as new director
Leslie Tower, a professor of social work, has been named director of the WVU Women’s Resource Center, effective Nov. 1. A passionate advocate for policies that support women’s full participation in society, Tower has published research on women and work, adult learners and violence against women. Her recent scholarly work focuses on gender inequality in institutions of higher education.
Tuninetti named 2019 Singer Professor in the Humanities
Ángel Tuninetti is a passionate advocate for the importance of the humanities in higher education and society.
WVU Press to release book on history and symbol of the Mountaineer
The West Virginia University Mountaineer is not just a mascot—it is a symbol of West Virginia history and identity embraced throughout the Mountain State. Rosemary Hathaway, folklorist and associate professor of English in the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, explores the spirit of the Mountaineer in her new book, Mountaineers Are Always Free .
Weaving social justice into graduate studies
A group of students, studying everything from criminology to creative writing, are working together to make a difference and find purpose in their careers.
WVU receives CDC award to curb vaping and opioid abuse, improve health outcomes in West Virginia
West Virginia University’s efforts to address chronic disease and substance abuse prevention, growing concerns related to vaping and youth mental health issues will be bolstered by funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, awarded to the West Virginia Prevention Research Center in the School of Public Health.