Eberly News

WVU student first to study abroad in Slovakia

From Morgantown to Bratislava, one pioneering Mountaineer is making memories as the first West Virginia University student to study abroad in Slovakia. 

Hannah Coffey

WVU Libraries names two Munn Scholars

West Virginia University Libraries’ Teaching and Learning Committee has selected Hannah Coffey and Kelsey R. Eackles as 2019 Robert F. Munn Undergraduate Library scholars. 

Melissa Latimer

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

Through 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 school
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.  

2018 Phi Beta Kappa inductees

WVU’s Phi Beta Kappa inducts 2018 class

The Eberly College of Arts and Sciences at West Virginia University is pleased to announce the induction of its 2018 class of scholars into Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honor society for the arts and sciences. 

Karen Carver

Training ‘ninja’ analysts

WVU alumni donate $25,000 to support student research

Michael Conroy

Meet the Grads: Michael Conroy

More than 1,000 students from the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences will walk across the stage on Sunday, May 13 as they graduate from West Virginia University, ready to take on the world.  

Jesse Wozniak

The aftermath of conflict

WVU sociology professor studies post-conflict Iraq reconstruction