Discovering the art of waste: WVU English professor named a fellow of the National Humanities Center

Stephanie Foote is the first West Virginia University faculty member to be chosen for a National Humanities Center Fellowship. Foote is in residence at the National Humanities Center in Durham, North Carolina, for the 2017-18 academic year while working on her book about waste. In “The Art of Waste: Narrative, Trash, and Contemporary Culture,” Foote plans to examine the role of garbage in narrating the relationship of American culture to environmental crisis.

WVU faculty awarded Big 12 research grants

Eleven West Virginia University faculty members have been awarded research grants from the Office of the Provost as part of the 2017-2018 Big 12 Faculty Fellowship Program.

The ‘H’ word: fighting negative language stereotypes in Appalachia

A team of filmmakers, led by documentarians Ashley York and Sally Rubin, is hoping to use the spotlight of the recent presidential election to examine the problematic hillbilly archetype as it has evolved over the last century as well as how people view poor, white and rural America.

Bill Withers to talk music, artistic integrity at pre-commencement event

The public will get a rare opportunity to hear from a songwriter whose work explores the challenging daily lives of working people and simultaneously offers a seemingly endless supply of hope when he sits down with a West Virginia University scholar of commercial country and Appalachian traditional music.