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STORY PITCH: WVU School of Design and Community Development to host Day of Design

The West Virginia University School of Design and Community Development will host its annual Day of Design on April 25, giving students in the landscape architecture program and fashion, dress and merchandising program an opportunity to showcase their work and learn from prominent design practitioners who will provide critique and serve as guest lecturers.

WVU to host seminar on the effects of climate change on food supplies

The WVU Institute of Water Security and Science, in collaboration with the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design and the WVU Media Innovation Center, will host a seminar led by Michael Hoffmann. The seminar, titled “Climate Change and Our Changing Menu,” is free and open to the public.

WVU to host inaugural Demo Day to embrace entrepreneurship and innovation

Students and faculty across various disciplines and colleges will have the opportunity to showcase their innovative ideas, cutting-edge inventions, working prototypes and unique business ventures throughout the day. Demo Day’s focal event will be a Student & Faculty Expo on the fifth floor of the Evansdale Crossing from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

WVU professor wins women’s empowerment award

A West Virginia University professor who has actively worked on the cause of advancing women’s issues both in the U.S. and abroad has earned the Mary Catherine Buswell Award, which recognizes recipients for excellence in their field of study as it relates to the advancement of WVU women. Presha Neidermeyer has addressed the under-representation of women in leadership and academic positions and trained entrepreneurs in Malawi, Uganda, South Africa, Zambia, New York, West Virginia and Bulgaria.

Don Nehlen Lecture Series highlights collaboration between coach and sport scientist

West Virginia University College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences will host a discussion about optimizing performance in D1 football. Coach Mack Brown and Dr. John Ivy, both leaders in their fields, will review their unique partnership in combining coaching and the science of sport. The event is free and open to the public.