WVU, community groups to host screening of ‘Heroin(e)’ documentary and discussion on opioid epidemic

WVU is co-sponsoring a community screening of the Netflix original short documentary “Heroin(e),” followed by a moderated panel discussion. School of Public Health Dean Dr. Jeffrey Coben will moderate the discussion. Panelists include Laura Jones, director of Milan Puskar Health Right; Dr. James Berry, WVU associate professor and director of addictions and medical director at the WVU Medicine Chestnut Ridge Center; Dr. Cathy Yura, director of the WVU Collegiate Recovery Program; Edward Preston, Chief of Police in Morgantown; and filmmaker Elaine Sheldon.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Statler College to open Dominion Energy Natural Gas Measurement Laboratory

WVU’s Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources will host representatives from Dominion Energy when it officially opens its new Natural Gas Measurement Laboratory. The laboratory was made possible thanks to a major gift made to the Department of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering from Dominion Resources and the Dominion Foundation.

Statler College to host Project Lead the Way State Conference

WVU’s Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources will host more than 100 students, teachers and administrators from across the state for the Project Lead the Way State from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 13. PLTW is a nonprofit organization that provides science, technology, engineering and math curriculum and professional development opportunities to K-12 teachers. The conference gives attendees the opportunity to network and share best practices and meet current students through a project expo

WVU system to host inaugural Day of Giving events

West Virginia University is hosting events from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. as part of the inaugural Day of Giving on Nov. 8 at the Mountainlair Food Court, The Market at Health Sciences Center and the Student Recreation Center.

WVU LaunchLab Network to host first Women’s Pitch Competition

West Virginia University’s LaunchLab Network will host its first-ever Women’s Pitch Competition to encourage female students to compete for cash prizes by showcasing their innovative ideas or business models in a tightly-timed presentation to a panel of judges. The prizes will help further fund product development and business ventures. The event will be sponsored by the WVU's Women's Leadership Council.