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Newswise: Beyond borders
Released: 4-Nov-2019 8:05 AM EST
Beyond borders
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Geographers are linking the political and human rights issues at borders today to the legacies of foreign and domestic policy across the globe since World War I.

Newswise: On a mission to Mars
Released: 28-Oct-2019 9:40 AM EDT
On a mission to Mars
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Geologist Kathy Benison has been selected for NASA's Mars 2020 team.

Newswise: Geology Student Researching 'World of the Past'
Released: 1-Oct-2018 12:05 PM EDT
Geology Student Researching 'World of the Past'
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

While on a boat for 60 days, WVU geology student Ben Johnson and a team of researchers traveled through the South China Sea as part of the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program’s Expedition 367. The group strived to understand the way the composition of Earth’s crust changes at the boundary between continents and oceans.

Newswise: Thinking ‘Follower First’
Released: 26-Sep-2018 9:00 AM EDT
Thinking ‘Follower First’
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Could changing the focus of leadership studies from the leader to the follower produce more substantial gains within the discipline? Lisa DeFrank-Cole, director of the Leadership Studies Program at West Virginia University, is looking at the field in a new light.

Newswise: Astronomer to study the “extreme universe” with international team
Released: 13-Sep-2018 1:00 PM EDT
Astronomer to study the “extreme universe” with international team
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Sarah Burke-Spolaor, an assistant professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, has accepted a distinguished fellowship with the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) Azrieli Global Scholars Program. She will pursue her research as one of 12 members of the 2018 Global Scholars cohort. Three of these individuals will join CIFAR’s Gravity and the Extreme Universe program.

Newswise: Lions, Zebras and Geography, Oh My!
Released: 6-Sep-2018 8:05 AM EDT
Lions, Zebras and Geography, Oh My!
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Among the lions and zebras in Tanzania in the summer heat, a West Virginia University environmental geoscience student explored the geography of the land. Weirton, West Virginia, native Francesca Basil (BA Environmental Geoscience, 2018) traveled to the East African country in summer 2018.

Newswise: Lyric logic
Released: 6-Aug-2018 11:05 AM EDT
Lyric logic
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Johanna Winant, an assistant professor of English at West Virginia University, has accepted a distinguished fellowship at the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study at the University of Notre Dame to work on her book project on modern American poetry.

Newswise: Geologist to Research Environments Similar to Mars
Released: 3-Jul-2018 1:20 PM EDT
Geologist to Research Environments Similar to Mars
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Is there life on Mars? One WVU researcher is discovering ways to improve the search for life on the desert planet.

Newswise: WVU Geographer Helps Prepare for Internal Climate Migration Through New World Bank Report
Released: 5-Apr-2018 2:05 PM EDT
WVU Geographer Helps Prepare for Internal Climate Migration Through New World Bank Report
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Internal climate migrants are rapidly becoming the human face of climate change, according to a new report from World Bank. Brent McCusker, a professor of geography at West Virginia University, has contributed to a study of migration projections in the developing world, including Ethiopia, Mexico and Bangladesh, to help inform government leaders of what to expect from future migration patterns as a result of climate change.

Newswise: Cassese Named First Harriet E. Lyon Professor in Women's and Gender Studies
Released: 29-Mar-2018 7:05 AM EDT
Cassese Named First Harriet E. Lyon Professor in Women's and Gender Studies
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Erin Cassese, an associate professor of political science at West Virginia University, has been named the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences’ first Harriet E. Lyon Professor in Women’s and Gender Studies.

Newswise: Jackson Named Fellow of American Academy of Forensic Sciences
Released: 28-Mar-2018 9:05 AM EDT
Jackson Named Fellow of American Academy of Forensic Sciences
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Glen Jackson, a professor of forensic and investigative science at West Virginia University, has been promoted to the rank of Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. The rank is one of the highest recognitions for researchers in the forensic science discipline.

Newswise: WVU Researcher Illuminating Gender Dynamics in 2018 Election
Released: 23-Mar-2018 7:05 AM EDT
WVU Researcher Illuminating Gender Dynamics in 2018 Election
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Erin Cassese, an associate professor of political science at West Virginia University , has been selected to contribute her expertise on gender in American politics to Gender Watch 2018, a non-partisan project dedicated to tracking, analyzing and illuminating gender dynamics in the 2018 election.

Newswise: More Than a Mentor: WVU Social Work Professor Honored for Mentorship
Released: 17-Oct-2017 7:05 AM EDT
More Than a Mentor: WVU Social Work Professor Honored for Mentorship
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

West Virginia University social work professor Carrie Rishel will be honored this fall as an effective mentor in the Council on Social Work Education’s Council on the Role and Status of Women in Social Work Education Mentor Recognition Program.

Newswise: A 'Minor Apocalypse'
Released: 1-Feb-2017 12:05 PM EST
A 'Minor Apocalypse'
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Little is known about the history of Warsaw, Poland during World War I. Public memory of Warsaw’s role in the Great War has been obscured by the terror, violence, genocide and physical destruction during World War II. West Virginia University historian Robert Blobaum seeks to address these issues in his new book, “A Minor Apocalypse: Warsaw during the First World War.”

Newswise: New Book Explores Correlation Between Pornography, Violence Against Women
Released: 13-Jul-2016 4:05 PM EDT
New Book Explores Correlation Between Pornography, Violence Against Women
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

“Violence Against Women in Pornography,” a new book written by Dekeseredy, the Anna Deane Carlson Endowed Chair of Social Sciences and director of the WVU Research Center on Violence, delves into the impact the pornography industry has had on technology; how it has become more mainstream over time; and what it’ll take to reverse the “rape myth” that is pervasive in society.

Released: 15-Jun-2016 10:05 AM EDT
How Is Our Control Over Our Actions Influenced by Luck?
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Does a person’s negative circumstances – particularly those including poverty, lack of education, lack of strong parental support – affect whether they are morally responsible for their behavior? That’s just one of the questions Matthew Talbert, associate professor and chair of the Department of Philosophy at West Virginia University, asks in his new book, “Moral Responsibility: An Introduction.”

Newswise: Life and Works of First Native American Female Author to Be Presented at Washington, D.C. Meeting of Indigenous Studies Association
Released: 3-Jun-2015 2:05 PM EDT
Life and Works of First Native American Female Author to Be Presented at Washington, D.C. Meeting of Indigenous Studies Association
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Sarah Winnemucca, a 19th century Northern Paiute woman who dedicated her life to improving the living conditions for American Indians in the West, was known for her activism. While her life has been documented in a loose autobiography in the past, a new book by West Virginia University English professor Cari Carpenter illustrates nearly 30 years of the icon’s life and fills in gaps in Winnemucca’s fascinating history.

Newswise: International Effort Probes Strong Gravity in a Binary Neutron Star System
Released: 14-Jan-2015 2:15 PM EST
International Effort Probes Strong Gravity in a Binary Neutron Star System
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

A West Virginia University professor has contributed to an international team of astronomers successfully measuring the precession of a young neutron star, just before it disappeared from visibility.

Newswise: New Book Examines Effects of Napoleon's Conquests Beyond the Battlefields
Released: 14-Jan-2015 2:00 PM EST
New Book Examines Effects of Napoleon's Conquests Beyond the Battlefields
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

A West Virginia University history professor has led an international team of historians on a study of economic warfare during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic wars. The result— a collection of essays offering new perspectives on the consequences of Napoleon Bonaparte’s European conquest.

Newswise: Book on Global Feminism Explores Varied, Yet Related Struggles of Women Worldwide
Released: 3-Dec-2014 12:00 PM EST
Book on Global Feminism Explores Varied, Yet Related Struggles of Women Worldwide
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

A professor of geography at West Virginia University has co-edited a book exploring the link between gender and global development. The book includes the work of researchers from across the world, provides geographic comparisons of widespread gender inequality that impact power dynamics and social change.

Newswise: Urban Hospitals Need Rural Skills
Released: 2-Dec-2014 4:00 PM EST
Urban Hospitals Need Rural Skills
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

A professor in the School of Social Work at West Virginia University, has co-edited and co-authored “Aging in Rural Places,” a book of case-studies from experts in the fields of health, social work, nursing, pharmacy, speech pathology and counseling to show how to better provide care to elderly individuals in rural communities.

Newswise: Speaking of Language: Birthday v. Birfday and More
Released: 2-Dec-2014 3:00 PM EST
Speaking of Language: Birthday v. Birfday and More
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Kirk Hazen, a linguistics professor in the Department of English at West Virginia University, wants everyone to learn how language works. His new book, “An Introduction to Language,” provides readers who have no background in linguistics a tour of English and how language works in their lives.


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