WVU Davis College to host Kiddie Days at the Animal Sciences Farm

Think about the first time you saw a cow and horse up close and relive that feeling of awe as you watch children share that same experience. On April 17-19, West Virginia University’s Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design will host Kiddie Days at the Animal Sciences farm. Kids will get to experience all of the farm firsts. Tours will run each day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with admission being $2 per person.

WVU expert: Ryan’s decision to retire is calculated

Paul Ryan’s decision to retire is likely rooted in fears that he could lose his seat in the upcoming election, that the GOP could lose the majority—or both, according to one West Virginia University expert. American politics expert Jason MacDonald says Ryan is calculating the number of House Republican retirements and weighing his own political future

WVU expert: Zuckerberg testimony is ‘turning point’ for data privacy discussion

While West Virginia University social media expert Elizabeth Cohen says dramatic changes may not occur in Facebook’s business model—or even in people’s online behaviors—she says Mark Zuckerberg’s congressional testimony is a societal turning point for data privacy discussions. Further, she says, it’s time to classify social media companies like Facebook so the need for regulatory rules—if any—can be determined.

Gee to tour four counties, hold ‘Ask Us Anything’ event in Wheeling

WVU President Gordon Gee will visit high schools in Preston, Monongalia, Kanawha and Cabell counties. He is also the keynote speaker at a Boy Scout Leadership Reception and Dinner in Jackson County and will attend an “Ask Us Anything” event in Wheeling. Meshea Poore, vice president of diversity, equity and inclusion and Ken Blemings, dean of the WVU Honors College, will join Gee in Kanawha and Cabell counties.

Rezai investiture ceremony to be held in conjunction with showcase of revolutionary technology at WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute

A chance to join talented neuroscience researchers and clinicians for an interactive and innovative exploration of the Institute’s revolutionary technology and novel efforts to combat major public health challenges. An investiture ceremony will follow, with Sen. Rockefeller presenting the John D. Rockefeller IV Chair in Neuroscience at West Virginia University to Dr. Ali Rezai.

Watts Museum to host Touch a Truck Event

The free community event will allow children and their families the opportunity to touch, sit-in and explore real vehicles from a number of different industries. In additional to a variety of historic and current mining machines, some of the vehicles in attendance will include WVU’s EcoCAR, Morgantown Fire Department Fire Truck, a WVU Mining Extension mobile training unit, Mountaineer Area Rescue Group Mobile Command Post, and WVU Roads, Grounds and Recycling equipment.

Experts say impact of MLK Jr.’s legacy evident 50 years after assassination

The Civil Rights movement led by Martin Luther King, Jr. is now being carried forward by a new generation. Marjorie Fuller, director of the Center for Black Culture and Research at West Virginia University, and Meshea Poore, vice president of WVU’s Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, believe that as the nation marks the 50th anniversary of King’s assassination, his work is more relevant now than ever.