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WVU Chambers College of Business and Economics, College of Law to host statewide banking summit

The event will provide banking professionals in the state an opportunity to discuss the current trajectory of the West Virginia banking industry. The summit will be focused around a panel discussion addressing current banking trends and key issues facing the industry. Professionals will have the opportunity to network with Chambers College faculty members and top students at a reception following the Sept. 5 event.

WVU partners on videos promoting the Monongahela and area cities

The Northern West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Center at West Virginia University partnered with InnerAction Media to produce two videos that showcase Morgantown, Fairmont, Star City and the surrounding areas along the Monongahela River. Anna Withrow, a redevelopment specialist, wants West Virginia residents to begin maximizing the availability of this community resource.

Censorship of suicide scenes in entertainment media may do more harm than good

Censoring teen suicides in entertainment media like “13 Reasons Why” may do more harm than good, according to West Virginia University’s Elizabeth Cohen, an associate professor of communication studies. Cohen says the well-publicized study that linked the show to a subsequent suicide contagion was flawed and a “poor piece of evidence” that the show caused young adults to take their own lives.

WVU project aims to provide state with fresh, healthy food

After finding success with Grow Ohio Valley, students in Chambers College professor John Saldanha’s Supply Chain Technology class are expanding their work with food deserts in a new partnership with the West Virginia Department of Agriculture.

WVU professor says building socially responsible businesses will help women’s workforce participation, substance use recovery efforts

A West Virginia University assistant professor wants to see the Mountain State increase women’s workforce participation, particularly women in substance use recovery. While Jenifer Gamble, field education director for West Virginia University’s School of Social Work, acknowledges great need, especially in light of the opioid crisis, she also sees the opportunity for improvement.

Students seek purpose, find path during WVU Welcome Week

Students will be integrated into campus life and culture through a series of Welcome Week activities and events designed to introduce them to life as a Mountaineer with a balance of academic, service and social components that will emphasize the importance of working hard, playing smart and serving their new community.

‘Red flag’ laws would be upheld under court challenge

A West Virginia University law professor believes ‘red flag’ laws, if challenged in court, would be upheld. John Taylor, Jackson Kelly Professor of Law in the College of Law, calls the proposals being floated in the wake of the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton “compromise measures.”

WVU Extension Service and FFA lead junior livestock show at State Fair

For months, West Virginia University Extension Service employees and state FFA advisers around the state have been working with youths in their communities to prepare them to show their project animals in the junior livestock competitions at the State Fair on Aug. 8 to Aug. 15, teaching valuable life skills in the process.