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Eberly College Undergraduates - Scholarship Opportunities

Students of the Office of Accessibility Services and Eberly College have the opportunity to apply for two scholarships.

The  Brenda Biafora Scholarship is to be awarded to an Eberly College undergraduate major with mental illness or behavioral challenges to aid the student in moving forward and completing his/her degree at West Virginia University. Recipients are selected by the dean of the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences in consultation with the WVU Office of Accessibility Services and the WVU Financial Aid Office.

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Fall & Summer Priority Pre-Registration Information

The time for priority registration for the summer and fall semesters is quickly approaching. Students with disabilities can begin pre-registration at 8:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 25th If you are not able to register through STAR on March 25th contact the Office of Accessibility Services at 304-293-6700 and speak to your Accessibility Specialist. TheSTARWEB will operate each week from 8:00 a.m. Monday through Saturday at 11:00 p.m. during the registration period.

If you do not know who your academic advisor is you can locate the name of your adviser via you STAR in your Mix account. To learn how to find you advisor click here .

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Student Highlighted in WVU Today Article

West Virginia University Department of Biology associate professor Jim Belanger and undergraduate student Harshraj Parikshak are studying how brains control muscles. The research focuses primarily on how crustaceans and insects do this differently than humans.

Dr. Belanger and Harshraj have worked together for the past two years. Parikshak, who is deaf, uses an American Sign Language Interpreter provided through the Office of Accessibility Services [Snippet Error: Invalid ID. Try editing the snippet again.] under the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Dr. Belanger notes that Harshraj’s American Sign Language Interpreter, Teresa McGonigle, facilitated communication and ensure Harshraj was able to fully participate in the research. “Dr. Belanger presented their research at the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology national conference in Austin, Texas. Conference attendees responded well to the research, and were especially interested in seeing how the research could be used to control prosthesis.”

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