WVU Libraries to host Women of Appalachia Project spoken word event

Hear “Women Speak” on diverse Appalachian identities-- from gender and sexuality, to race and ethnicity, class and ability and religion and region at the Downtown Campus Library’s Milano Reading Room on October 6 from 1-3 p.m. The annual event, created by the Women of Appalachia Project and hosted by West Virginia University Libraries, invites residents of all 420 Appalachian counties to submit writing to be featured.

West Virginia Economic Outlook Series kicks off in Charleston

“Our highly recognized event is in its 25th year, and thousands of business and community leaders from across West Virginia have attended Economic Outlook Conferences hosted by WVU’s Bureau of Business and Economic Research,” said John Deskins, BBER director and WVU economist. “Our conferences provide detailed and reliable forecasts for the national and state economies, analyses of recent national and state trends, and discussion of economic issues of interest. Our standard of excellence for these events is higher than ever, as is our commitment to producing dependable economic forecasting and economic analysis.”

WVU engineering student wins first place in Green Entrepreneur Competition

A West Virginia University student and his international team are working to develop a new source of natural gas that would allow local production. By-products of the source materials—wheat straw, mushrooms and beans—could be used as fertilizer, making the product both environmentally friendly and sustainable. Hasan Ul Banna, an electrical engineering student, and his team won first place at the third annual Student Congress hosted by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and Power and Energy Society for their innovative idea.