WVU Festival of Ideas to host panel of six opioid crisis experts

Six experts on the state's opioid crisis will take part in a panel discussion Feb. 20 in the Charleston Civic Center Little Theater as part of West Virginia University's Festival of Ideas. "Understanding the Opioid Epidemic" starts at 7:30 p.m., and is co-sponsored by The Charleston Gazette-Mail.

WVU's Brumage named new director of state Office of Drug Control Policy

Dr. Michael Brumage, assistant dean for public health practice and service at the West Virginia University School of Public Health, will lead the effort against West Virginia's opioid drug crisis. Gov. Jim Justice today (Feb. 5) appointed Brumage the director of the Office of Drug Control Policy in the Department of Health and Human Resources.

Alumni, faculty, students to appear in inaugural TEDx WVU

West Virginia University alumni, faculty and students will take the stage in March as part of the first campus TEDx Talk. Themed "Leading with Hope in a Changing World," the full-day conference will feature culturally relevant topics and boasts a line-up of locally high-brow influencers.

WVU Reed College of Media alumna nominated for an Academy Award

An Oscar nomination won't entice Elaine McMillion Sheldon and her husband, Kerrin, away from their passion: telling the stories of their home state of West Virginia in hopes of bringing attention, and solutions, to its problems - especially opioid addiction.