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Eberly graduate students receive Foundation scholarships to support research

Eberly graduate students receive Foundation scholarships to support research

Eight West Virginia University graduate students from across the U.S. and beyond are engaging in meaningful research as they complete their degrees with support from WVU Foundation scholarships.

Headshot of WVU researcher Amy Gentzler. She is pictured in front of an off white background. She has light blonde hair cut in a bob and is wearing a black, scoop-neck T-shirt.

WVU research reveals possible link between teen personalities, social media preferences and depressive symptoms

Teens using social media are vulnerable to depressive symptoms and some platforms, like TikTok, Instagram and YouTube, may be linked to higher levels of depression than others, according to West Virginia University research.

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: Ayah Aldebyan

2022-23 Eberly Scholars: Ayah Aldebyan

Major: Psychology
Hometown: Morgantown 

2022-23 Eberly Scholars: Emily Budik

2022-23 Eberly Scholars: Emily Budik

Major: Psychology; Art Therapy
Hometown: Weirton, WV

2022-23 Eberly Scholars: Sydney Hogarth

2022-23 Eberly Scholars: Sydney Hogarth

Major: Psychology
Minors: Criminology and Forensic & Investigative Science
Hometown: Catonsville, MD

For some folks, however, reentering society - after a deadly pandemic shuttered the world for a good chunk of one year - can be a bit terrifying. Kevin Larkin, chair of the West Virginia University Department of Psychology, equates it to entering the deep end of a cold pool: You can either dip your toe into the shallow part and edge toward deeper water or dive headfirst into the deep end. Either way, it’s all about habituation, a process in which one’s response to a stimulus decreases after repeated or prolonged exposure to that stimulus.

Dip your toe – or dive right in: WVU psychologists spill advice on reentering the world post-COVID

Slowly, but surely, America is returning to some semblance of normalcy.

Four West Virginia University women - all students or alumna of the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences - have been awarded the Critical Language Scholarship from the U.S. Department of State, recognizing their commitment to language learning and personal growth. The awardees will participate in fully-funded virtual intensive language and cultural immersion programs this summer.

Four West Virginia University women Awarded Critical Language Scholarships

All are students or alumna of the Eberly College

Sounds like crickets chirping and the taste of warm buckwheat pancakes can spark the senses of people with dementia — a fact faculty and students at West Virginia University used to develop a way for those people to experience parts of their cultural past and to relieve stress for their caregivers.

Reminiscing with confidence

Sounds like crickets chirping and the taste of warm buckwheat pancakes can spark the senses of people with dementia — a fact faculty and students at West Virginia University used to develop a way for those people to experience parts of their cultural past and to relieve stress for their caregivers.