Latimer named recipient of 2019 Bucklew Social Justice Award
Melissa Latimer, professor of sociology and director of the WVU ADVANCE Center, has been awarded West Virginia University’s 2018 Neil S. Bucklew Social Justice Award. As director of the WVU ADVANCE Center, Latimer works to develop an institutional culture committed to diversity and equality in employee recruitment, development, retention and promotion to leadership.
Thirty Eberly College students selected for Summer Undergraduate Research Experience
West Virginia University’s
Office of Undergraduate Research, students can participate in research as early
as their first semester on campus. Every semester, many Eberly College students
take advantage of the resources provided by this office to match with faculty conducting
research in their disciplines. The
Summer Undergraduate Research Experience is an eight-week summer undergraduate
research experience for students interested in careers in research or graduate
within their disciplines. The selected students receive a stipend and conduct research full-time during those eight weeks. Congratulations to the 30 Eberly College students participating in SURE for 2019!
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.
Religion vs. science: Shaping graduate students’ identities
Could graduate students’ religious beliefs prevent them from gaining confidence as scientists? A West Virginia University sociologist is exploring the conflicts between graduate students’ religious and professional identities and how those conflicts influence their career goals.