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.

'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.

WVU LGBTQ+ Center launching Anti-Racist and Gender-Inclusive Safe Zone Training

A new, student-led initiative through West Virginia University’s LGBTQ+ Center will promote anti-racist and gender-inclusive practices on campus through a series of trainings that include a history of racism, systemic discrimination, the complexities of identity-based on race/ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender, and certain language and resources to know how to intervene in bias, harassment and discrimination.

Students can feel at home and succeed at WVU through host of support services at start of the new academic year

As students adjust to new norms brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic this semester, both academically and socially, West Virginia University has support services in place for undergraduate students who may have been disproportionately affected by the changes, including students with disabilities, first generation students and others from underrepresented populations.

‘Undefeated’ exhibit debuts online Friday

West Virginia University Libraries’ exhibit “Undefeated: Canvas(s)ing the Politics of Voter Suppression Since Women's Suffrage” celebrates the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote and the 55th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which eliminated voting obstacles for racial minorities.