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Pulitzer Prize-winners featured in panel event April 4

The West Virginia Humanities Council and the WVU Reed College of Media will present “Path to the Pulitzer: Journalism and the Informed Citizen” April 4 at 7 p.m. in Ming Hsieh Hall. The panel presentation features two award-winning journalists: 2017 Pulitzer winner Eric Eyre of the Charleston Gazette-Mail and Eric Newhouse of Charleston who received a 2000 Pulitzer while with the Great Falls (Montana) Tribune.

WVU Extension Service Community Leadership Academy to be held in April

Community leaders will have the opportunity to build networks with other leaders from various disciplines throughout the Mountain State. The annual West Virginia University Extension Service Community Leadership Academy conference boasts a comprehensive experience by providing education and motivation. The conference takes place April 11-13 at the Morgantown Marriott at Waterfront Place.

WVU experts to take part in Mine Drainage Task Force Symposium

Participants will include experts in industry, government and higher education. Scientists from the WVU Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design, Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, WVU Extension Service and the National Research Center for Coal and Energy will present results of studies ranging from mine drainage to surface and underground mining and reclamation techniques.

WVU student stars on the big screen

Madelyn Dundon, a sophomore musical theatre major at WVU stars as Grace, a charismatic and riveting teenager with cancer. "Getting Grace" tells the story of what happens when Grace goes into a funeral home to learn about death, only to end up teaching the funeral director about life. The film premieres nationwide on Friday, March 23.

Researcher believes Cambridge Analytica/Facebook controversy reflects “common shady practice”

A West Virginia University researcher has investigated how trolls on the subreddit "/r/The_Donald” organized to create pro-Trump campaigns on Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms. Saiph Savage, assistant professor of computer science and electrical engineering in the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, has worked with a team to investigate how political trolls produce collective action to create content and disrupt other communities.

WVU President Gee to visit schools in Eastern Panhandle

President Gee will visit several high schools in West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle March 22-23. Gee, current students and administrators will also be available to talk about the WVU system with prospective students, parents and alumni during a special “Ask Us Anything” event.