WVU to sponsor legislative forum on education and the economy

The third annual West Virginia Legislators’ Forum on Education and the Economy will be held in Morgantown Dec. 4. Using West Virginia Forward as a blueprint, the non-partisan Forum convenes policy experts, corporate leaders and educational practitioners to discuss the state’s economic opportunities and challenges and to engage legislators on how best to address the current landscape of public education in West Virginia.

WVU Extension Service expert offers advice for maintaining fresh-cut Christmas tree safety

During the holiday season, many families around West Virginia decorate their homes with garland, tinsel, lights and most commonly, the Christmas tree. While some opt for the ease and convenience of a pre-lit, artificial tree, others prefer the look and smell of a fresh-cut Christmas tree. A fresh-cut tree does require a bit more attention and care, but according to WVU Extension Service expert Dave McGill, with a few simple considerations, you and your family can safely enjoy your tree all season long.

Gene editing could lead to ‘cascade’ of change

West Virginia University Vice President and Executive Dean for Health Sciences Dr. Clay Marsh says that although “a lot of good promise” could come from gene editing, it is mostly practiced in lab models, not in people.

WVU expert: General Motors will have to prove it’s ‘impossible’ to comply with UAW collective bargaining agreement

A West Virginia University law professor says General Motors has “a high burden” to prove that its announced plant closings in Ohio, Michigan, Maryland and Ontario are because of conditions it cannot control. Anne Marie Lofaso, who specializes in labor law, says the plant closings are the antithesis of GM’s latest collective bargaining agreement with the United Auto Workers; the agreement said GM will not close or idle any plant, asset, or business unit of any type other than those which have already been identified.

WVU combines hoops and health for Education Day at the Coliseum

West Virginia University brings athletics and academics together to help improve the lives of West Virginians as the School of Nursing and College of Physical Activities and Sport Sciences join with the women’s basketball team to provide 8,000 Morgantown area elementary and junior high school students with health and wellness education. Topics include nutrition, stranger/predator danger, oral health, the impact of electronics and skin/acne care and more. This is another way WVU fulfills its land-grant mission of education, service and research.