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WVU charting public policy model to address state’s opioid crisis

WVU charting public policy model to address state’s opioid crisis

While solutions for addressing the opioid crisis often involve either beefing up law enforcement or widening the scope of health services, West Virginia University researchers said they believe the best approach is a synergistic mix of both.

Twenty undergraduate students from across the University to receive the competitive national award funded by the U.S. State Department to travel abroad without financial constraints. Twelve of those 20 students are studying in the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences.  

Eberly students receive Gilman Scholarships to study abroad

Twenty undergraduate students from across the University received the competitive national award funded by the U.S. State Department to travel abroad without financial constraints. Twelve of those 20 students are studying in the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences.

2022-23 Eberly Scholars: Bryan Hill

2022-23 Eberly Scholars: Bryan Hill

Major: Anthropology and History
Hometown: Princeton, West Virginia

2022-23 Eberly Scholars: Wren King

2022-23 Eberly Scholars: Wren King

Major: Anthropology, Women’s and Gender Studies, Geography
Minor: Native American Studies
Hometown: Morgantown, WV

Eberly College announces outstanding seniors, teaching assistants and Eberly Scholars

Eberly College announces outstanding seniors, teaching assistants and Eberly Scholars

The Eberly College of Arts and Sciences has recognized 64 outstanding seniors, graduate teaching assistants and graduating Eberly Scholars for their academic achievements in 2020-2021.

Wheeling, West Virginia, native London Orzolek will present her research on first-generation college students at the 117th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association on Thursday, Nov. 15 in San Jose, California. Orzolek is a West Virginia University senior studying anthropology and women’s and gender studies with a minor in development studies. She is also the president and founder of the WVU Anthropology Club and a member of the Pi Beta Phi women’s fraternity, the honors society Order of Omega, anthropology honors society Lambda Alpha and the Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology Association, a WVU student organization. She sat down with us to discuss her research and plans for the future.

WVU anthropology student to present research at 117th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association

Wheeling, West Virginia, native London Orzolek will present her research on first-generation college students at the 117th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association on Thursday, Nov. 15 in San Jose, California. Orzolek is a West Virginia University senior studying anthropology and women’s and gender studies with a minor in development studies. She is also the president and founder of the WVU Anthropology Club and a member of the Pi Beta Phi women’s fraternity, the honors society Order of Omega, anthropology honors society Lambda Alpha and the Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology Association, a WVU student organization. In celebration of National First-Generation College Student Day, she sat down with us to discuss her research and plans for the future. 

Prior to regulations, lead-infused paint covered the walls of American homes, leaded gasoline fueled cars and lead pipes carried water into glasses.

Through these factors, Americans were in direct and regular contact with lead contamination. While the United States took precautions to help reform and prevent lead contamination in the 1970s, some countries around the world, such as Uruguay, didn’t take precautions until recent years. 

An economic crisis in the early 2000s resulted in Uruguayan families being forced from their homes. They often moved to “squatter settlements,” or informal housing located on precarious plots of land alongside river banks, in empty lots and even on old factory grounds.

Life without lead

WVU anthropologist researches lead contamination in Uruguay

Rose Casey

WVU Eberly faculty awarded West Virginia Humanities Council fellowships

Six faculty members within the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences at West Virginia University have been awarded fellowships from the West Virginia Humanities Council. This year’s recipients are Rose Casey, Catherine Gouge, Matthew Jacobsmeier, Jamie Shinn, Michele Stephens and Jesse Wozniak. 

Brigading for better health

Brigading for better health

While some students returned home for spring break or took much-needed vacations, others traveled the world to study abroad. 

Brewster

WVU Eberly College announces 2016-17 Outstanding Teacher Award recipients

The Eberly College of Arts and Sciences has named three recipients of the 2016-17 Outstanding Teaching Award: Daniel Brewster, Kristina Hash and Alex Snow.