Searching for aliens, finding ourselves

Are we alone? Humans have been asking this question throughout history. We want to know where we came from, how we fit into the cosmos and where we are going. We want to know whether there is life beyond the Earth and whether any of it is intelligent. Astronomer Jill Tarter of the SETI Institute will explore this cosmic perspective in a public lecture at West Virginia University. Copies of Tarter’s biography “Making Contact” by Sarah Scoles will be available for purchase and signing.

WVU LaunchLab’s Welcome Back Pitch & Showcase competition to focus on how students can move WV Forward

Encouraging current students to hone their pitch skills, pop-up pitch participants will be asked to highlight a problem and solution that apply to one of West Virginia Forward’s three main areas of focus: business, education or human capital. In addition to the pop-up pitch, current LaunchLab clients will showcase their ideas and innovations to the audience. This allows pop-up pitch participants and spectators to better understand the resources, connections and successes that the LaunchLab offers.

Polish scholar and museum director to visit WVU, give 2018 Pi Lambda Phi Lecture

West Virginia University will host professor Dariusz Stola, the director of the Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews, for his lecture, “Polin: A Museum of Jewish Life at a Site of the Holocaust." Co-sponsored by WVU alumni of the former Jewish fraternity Pi Lambda Phi and the Office of the Provost, the lecture references the museum’s location within the walls of the former Warsaw ghetto.

WVU ice cream contest makes chemistry cool

Chemistry can be an intimidating subject since the concepts are literally microscopic. That’s why the Principles of Chemistry course at the West Virginia University Eberly College of Arts and Sciences is making chemistry cool by holding an ice cream-making contest.

2018 FallFest credentials and event guidelines

West Virginia University’s annual welcome back concert, FallFest, will take place Tuesday, Aug. 14, on the Evansdale Rec Fields adjacent to the Student Rec Center. This year’s performers are Lil Yachty, Brothers Osborne and MisterWives.

MEDIA ADVISORY: WVU to host talk on West Virginia voting trends

“The Greenne$$ of the Red: How Macroeconomic Issues Changed West Virginia from Blue to Red” will focus on the drastic shift in voting trends from the 20th and 21st centuries. The talk will be held at WVU's Downtown Campus Library, Room 104 on Friday (Aug. 10) at 3 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.