WVU announces 2020 Diversity Week events
WVU’s annual Diversity Week, set for October 11-16, 2020, promotes celebration, education and understanding of different identities and experiences present on our campus. Diversity Week is designed to create an atmosphere that provides the WVU community the opportunity to explore different cultures, engage in discussions that bring new perspectives and celebrate the presence of and contributions made by people of all identities and experiences. Our Eberly College students, faculty and staff are offering several events throughout the week. Learn more about Diversity Week and the events below.
2020-2021 Eberly Scholars: Christina White
Meet biology and international studies student Christina White.
Three WVU alumni awarded Fulbright Scholarships
Three WVU alumni will teach English abroad next year after being awarded the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship, allowing them to develop cross-cultural competency, as well as skills to further their career goals.
Pesky, yet dangerous ticks are no longer latching exclusively onto hunters and outdoor enthusiasts. Milder winters and disrupted habitats have driven them out of the woods, with Lyme disease cases in the United States tripling since the late 1990s. Now researchers at WVU are working toward a vaccine that prevents humans from contracting the tick-borne illness that afflicts more than 300,000 Americans a year.
Experience, guidance and community
Thirteen first-year college students, including four enrolled in the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, connected with WVU in July for a virtual summer camp to get a head start on their college experiences.
New center for neuroscience research brings together faculty, students across WVU
Just as nerve cells don’t work in isolation when we think, speak or move, scientists don’t work alone when they study the nervous system. WVU's new Center for Foundational Neuroscience Research and Education will help researchers from different departments collaborate in a similar way. By teaming up, the researchers will use their unique skillsets and backgrounds to make neuroscience discoveries that might take much longer otherwise.
Love orchids? Thank their fungus.
Since few resources are available to protect these orchids, one biology student is developing new ways to sustain them.
Eberly College announces 2019-2020 outstanding student awards
Congratulations to our outstanding seniors and graduate assistants for 2019-2020!