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WVU Extension Summit on Substance Misuse focuses on state’s next steps

The WVU Extension Service is a wide and multi-faceted organization, and with this comes the need for faculty and staff from all over the state to highlight their local efforts and partnerships that address substance misuse to the cohesive group to inform, inspire and collaborate with their peers.

Damage from Hurricane Florence to be determined by climate, sea level and land use changes

West Virginia University expert Omar Abdul-Aziz has done extensive research on how climate, sea level and land-use changes affect flooding in coastal watersheds. Abdul-Aziz believes the key to disaster mitigation is accurately forecasting the damage caused by destructive winds, sweeping storm surges and devastating freshwater flooding often associated with massive hurricanes like Florence. He has developed hydrologic models to predict rainfall-fed freshwater flooding in large-scale coastal basins during extreme climate events.

Appalachian Prison Book Project to host Walk for Justice

West Virginia University's Appalachian Prison Book Project will host Walk for Justice on Saturday. APBP is a local nonprofit that sends free books to people incarcerated in six states and facilitates book clubs in a federal prison in West Virginia.

MSHA assistant secretary to deliver Poundstone Lecture at WVU

“MSHA in Review and Forecast of Priorities,” will be hosted by West Virginia University’s Department of Mining Engineering as part of the William N. Poundstone Lecture Series at the Erickson Alumni Center. The speaker, David G. Zatezalo, is the assistant secretary of Mine and Safety Health.

WVU Extension Service experts talk about how to prepare for Hurricane Florence

As the eastern seaboard awaits the arrival of Hurricane Florence, the West Virginia University Extension Service has experts in agriculture to help producers keep their animals and equipment safe from flood waters, as well as experts in the Safety and Health Extension to address worker safety and flood rescue who have compiled information from governmental agencies to keep the general public safe.

Pineville Branding Community Kickoff Event

The event will feature remarks by Pineville Mayor Mike Kodak, Wyoming County Economic Development Authority Executive Director Christy Laxton and representatives from Appalachian Power and WVU.

Campus Read author Emily St. John Mandel to speak at WVU

The award-winning novel focusses on a traveling symphony and Shakespeare troupe 20 years after a flu pandemic kills most of the world’s population. This is not a post-apocalyptic thriller, but a hopeful story about human connection, beauty and art.

ROTC Cadets to commemorate Sept. 11 events with 24-hour campus vigil

Cadets will conduct a 24-hour vigil in the quad in front of the WVU Main Library to commemorate the 17th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks on the United States. Shifts of Cadets will continually march around the library quad in memory of the events, which resulted in the Global War on Terrorism including Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom. In the past 18 years, dozens of WVU ROTC grads have served honorably overseas in support of these missions.