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Earl Scime - Message from Interim Dean Earl Scime

With the challenges we have faced as a College over the past several months, we were all due for a celebration — and celebrate we did.

On Saturday, May 16, Mountaineer Nation gathered — virtually — to celebrate the 2020 graduates of WVU and all of their achievements. The full ceremony can be viewed on YouTube.

Even though we couldn’t share the experience in person, we stayed connected socially. Congratulations, well wishes and words of wisdom were shared by myself, faculty, staff, alumni and students through our social media channels, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. I thank you for your participation to wish our students well on the next phase of their lives.

I am very proud of our graduates. They have worked tirelessly over the last several years in pursuit of their academic goals — filled with sacrifices, struggles, successes and achievements to reach this milestone in their lives.

I wish them well in their future endeavors, let’s stay connected… Let’s Go!


Earl Scime, Interim Dean

A special message to graduates from Rouzbeh Yassini, Statler College alumnus and the Father of the Cable Modem
COVID-19 Stories
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Girl looking at photograph of boy. People preferentially orient to faces in their environment, this behavior is defined as social attention. The research team led by Assistant Professor Shuo Wang aims to uncover the neural mechanisms underlying this behavior using state of the art single neuron recordings in humans.

Wang earns prestigious NSF CAREER Award to expand research on early warning signs of autism spectrum disorder

Humans are naturally social creatures. As infants we intensely look at the faces of our parent or caregiver not only to memorize what they look like, but to connect the face with the voice. This social visual attention is critical to the early development of language and communication skills and also influences thoughts, decisions, memory and actions. According to WVU Assistant Professor Shuo Wang, social visual attention plays a vital role in guiding social behaviors and impaired social attention underlies many psychiatric and neurological disorders, such as autism and ADHD.
John Hu, professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, Statler Chair in Engineering for Natural Gas Utilization and director of the Center for Innovation in Gas Research and Utilization, has been named a 2019-2020 Benedum Distinguished Scholar.

WVU faculty named 2019-2020 Benedum Distinguished Scholars

John Hu has been named one of the 2019-2020 Benedum Distinguished Scholars in recognition of the high caliber of their research and scholarly activity.
The Petrel E&P software platform is one of seven technological tools made available to WVU students and faculty by Schlumberger.

Donation of industry-leading software gives WVU students an edge

Access to industry-leading software – donated for more than a decade by Schlumberger, a worldwide provider of technology for reservoir characterization, drilling, production and processing within the oil and gas industry – gives students at the Statler College and Eberly College of Arts and Sciences an edge in coursework, research and the job market.
Nithi Sivaneri, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, has received the Nicholas Evans Faculty Advising Excellence Award.

Four WVU employees honored for excellence in advising

Each year the WVU Academic Advising Council at the direction of the Provost’s Office selects honorees for the Nicholas Evans Awards for Advising Excellence in recognition of outstanding advising and mentoring provided by faculty and professional advisors at WVU. The awards are in honor of Dr. Nicholas Evans, a lifelong proponent and exemplar of undergraduate advising at WVU.
Rushik Patel will begin his journey at WVU as a biomedical engineering major minoring in computer science.

WVU names 2020 Foundation Scholars

Five of the state’s young emerging leaders have been named to the 2020 cohort of West Virginia University Foundation Scholars, the highest academic scholarship the University awards. The Statler College is honored to have one of those scholars as a future student.
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WVU students at graduation - Flying WV logo - We are stronger together

Helping WVU students affected by COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically altered the lives of current and prospective WVU students and their families, many of whom are unsure how they will afford higher education costs for the foreseeable future. Your support will make a difference in these students’ lives by allowing them to proceed with their education and achieve their dreams. We will emerge stronger – together.
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