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Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Working in service: WVU embedded in fabric of West Virginia communities

In West Virginia’s hills and hollows, its larger cities along interstates and smaller communities on country roads, at ground levels and from broader 365-degree views, West Virginia University students, faculty and staff are working each day in service to the Mountain State.

Gee tells newest WVU graduates success comes from knowing themselves

More than 2,600 West Virginia University graduates participating in two Commencement ceremonies today (Dec. 17) were encouraged to hold fast to values forged as Mountaineers and tap into their unique strengths to live successful lives fueled by purpose.

Childhood challenges inspire WVU grad’s lifelong commitment to education

Chaolu Chen grew up in the rural rice fields of China but set her eyes on a brighter future that brought her all the way to WVU as a graduate student in the 1980s. Over the past year, she has contributed $115,000 to benefit the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences and the WVU Alumni Association, helping study abroad students and graduate students in the history program.

$1M planned gift builds upon Gosnell family legacy at WVU

Devon Gosnell, of Germantown, Tennessee, pledged $1 million of her estate to support scholarships and more at the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, College of Law and Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources.

Five students named WVU Mountaineers of Distinction

Recognized for their exemplary academic achievement and extracurricular involvement, Matthew Hudson, Giana Loretta, Sonia-Frida Ndifon, Trevor Swiger and Callyn Zeigler have been named the West Virginia University 2022 Mountaineers of Distinction, a Mountaineer Week tradition.

People with paranormal beliefs spooked by science and the COVID-19 vaccine, WVU sociologists suggest

Previous research has shown people with conservative religious beliefs are more likely to lack confidence in the COVID-19 vaccine, but most studies have observed only mainstream or institutionalized religious forms. WVU researchers were curious whether paranormal beliefs — beliefs in astrology and spirits, for instance — would be associated with a similar lack of confidence.