WVU Reed College of Media co-hosts workshop on election cybersecurity

“USC Election Cybersecurity Initiative - West Virginia Workshop,” a partnership between the University of Southern California and the West Virginia University Reed College of Media will cover best practices for cyber safety, disinformation and misinformation and crisis communication.

WVU experts available to discuss Round 1 of the Trump-Biden debates

Several West Virginia University faculty members will be available to provide insight and expert commentary to the media following the first of three U.S. presidential debates between the incumbent Republican Donald Trump and Democratic nominee and former Vice President OkayJoe Biden. WVU faculty can delve into tonight’s (Sept. 29) debate topics – and other issues leading up to the Nov. 3 election.

WVU to host webinar on research security led by White House, NSF

“Enhancing the Security and Integrity of America’s Research Enterprise,” a webinar hosted by West Virginia University, at the invitation of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and supported by the National Science Foundation.

Boosting public trust in scientists hangs on communications methods, WVU expert says

While debate over COVID-19 guidelines and vaccine development has raised skeptics’ eyebrows and undermined confidence, a West Virginia University associate professor says that communication is essential for the science community to gain the American public’s trust. According to Geah Pressgrove, scientists and communications professionals need to rethink how they communicate through four distinct dimensions of trust: competence, integrity, benevolence and openness.

WVU Press title longlisted for the National Book Award

A short story collection that explores the raw and tender places where Black women and girls dare to follow their desires and pursue a momentary reprieve from being good is longlisted for the National Book Award in fiction. Published by West Virginia University Press, “The Secret Lives of Church Ladies” by Deesha Philyaw is one of 10 titles in contention for what is considered the most prestigious recognition in American book publishing.

WVU law professor: It’s unclear if there’s time to reverse USPS changes before Election Day

A second federal judge ruled Monday (Sept. 21) that election mail must be prioritized by the U.S. Postal Service, but West Virginia University Law Professor Matthew Titolo, an expert on American legal history and public-private contracts, says it’s unclear if operational changes enacted by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy can be reversed in time to speed up the mail before Election Day Nov. 3.

Coffee perks for colorectal cancer patients—it can prolong life

Advanced colorectal cancer patients who consume four or more cups of coffee a day are more likely to live longer than those who drink less, according to freshly-brewed research co-authored by a West Virginia University doctor, Richard Goldberg.

'High intensity' bird migration expected in West Virginia skies

The time has come for birds to “fly south” for the winter and a “high intensity” migration event will take place in the skies over West Virginia tonight (Mon., Sept. 14). Hannah Clipp, a doctoral student in the West Virginia University Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design, discusses bird migration and what West Virginians can expect.

Pandemic-Proof Artist showcases pandemic-inspired art

West Virginia University College of Creative Arts, in a joint effort with WVU Career Services and the Reed College of Media, will present the Pandemic-Proof Artist Series, which begins Wednesday (Sept. 16). The event consists of webinars and workshops by four guest artists, performers and other creatives who have stayed inspired during the pandemic.