WVU Constitution Day program Sept. 18 will address freedom of the press

West Virginia University’s annual observance of Constitution Day this year will focus on the role of a free press in a democratic society. A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist will join WVU communications, journalism and law professors to address the erosion of the First Amendment, fake news, and why a free press is necessary for a strong democracy.

U.S.-Cuba baseball diplomacy to be discussed at the WVU College of Law

International relations scholar Daniel Añorve Añorve will deliver the annual Archibald McDougall Lecture on International Law on September 5 at 12:30 p.m. in the Event Hall at the West Virginia University College of Law. Añorve will discuss “The Role of Baseball Diplomacy in U.S.-Cuban Relations.” He is a professor of law, policy and government at the University of Guanajuato in Mexico.

WVU energy center hosting future global leaders

Energy experts from two West Virginia University disciplines will meet with young leaders from around the world next week to explore future energy opportunities that also protect the environment. The Atlantic Council’s Millennium Leaders Program will meet in Morgantown June 19 and 20 with WVU’s Center for Energy and Sustainable Development.

WVU recovery efforts began early, continue after 2016 flood

Within hours of learning about flooding in southern West Virginia last year, the WVU community sprang into action, and is still working on recovery projects in the flood-damaged region as we approach the first anniversary of the devastating event.