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WVU expert: Manafort, Gates indictments signal Russian attempt to influence U.S. politics

Former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort and his associate Richard Gates were indicted Monday morning (Oct. 30) as part of a federal investigation into Russian involvement in the 2016 election. According to one West Virginia University expert, the 12-count indictments “emphasize how foreign entities attempt to influence American politics.”

WVU experts to discuss ‘Teaching Politics and History in the Trump Era’

The shifting political landscape has created seismic changes for those on the ground teaching history and political science. Two West Virginia University professors will explore “Teaching Politics and History in the Trump Era” Wednesday (Nov. 1) in the Mountainlair Rhododendron Room.

WVU professor discusses how the vampire sucks us in

There will be blood. West Virginia University’s Eberly College of Arts and Sciences instructor Amy Wilson will release the book, The Bite, The Breast, and The Blood: Why Vampires Suck Us In (McFarland) in 2018. And with Halloween approaching, Wilson explores the love affair the American culture has with those night stalking bloodsuckers.

WVU to co-sponsor second West Virginia Legislators’ Forum on Education and the Economy to chart new roadmap for future growth, prosperity

Using West Virginia Forward as a lens, policy experts, corporate leaders and educational practitioners will discuss the state’s economic opportunities and challenges and the need to nurture the talent pipeline through the diversification of workforce development. The second annual West Virginia Legislators’ Forum on Education and the Economy will be held in Charleston, with an aim to engage legislators on how best to address the current landscape of public education in West Virginia. The Nov. 2 conference is hosted by the West Virginia Public Education Collaborative and sponsored by West Virginia University, Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation and numerous community partners.