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MEDIA ADVISORY: Pierpont holds career fair for aviation industry (Apr. 11)

When: Thursday, April 11, 2024 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Where: National Aerospace Education Center (1050 Industrial Rd E, Bridgeport, WV) Who: Pierpont Community & Technical College students, administrators, local businesses, and public officials What: The annual Pierpont Community & Technical College Aviation Career Fair is scheduled for Thursday, April 11 from 9:00[Read More…]

MEDIA ADVISORY: Hundreds of students to compete in 2024 W.Va. Social Studies Fair (Apr 10)

What:             2024 West Virginia Social Studies Fair When:            Wednesday, April 10, 2024, 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Where:           Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center, South Hall, 200 Civic Center Drive, Charleston, West Virginia 25301 Contact:         Christy Day, West Virginia Department of Education Office of Communications, at 304-558-2699 or [email protected] Students from across[Read More…]

MEDIA ADVISORY: Dedication rescheduled for Brad D. Smith Center for Business and Innovation

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Marshall University has rescheduled its planned dedication ceremony for the Brad D. Smith Center for Business and Innovation. Due to power outages related to inclement weather, the ceremony is now scheduled for 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10, at 1425 4th Ave. in Huntington.  The 78,000-square-foot facility opened[Read More…]

Expert Pitch: WVU experts caution seeing is not believing with everything online

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Two West Virginia University experts with extensive knowledge of deepfakes and AI-assisted technologies are sounding the alarm about their prevalence in our daily lives at a time when headlines about potential AI-generated photos and videos, and questions by the public about what’s real and what’s not persist.  Deepfakes —[Read More…]

EXPERT PITCH: WVU supply chain expert says it’s smooth sailing for vehicle freight while coal exporters fume after Baltimore port closure

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — A West Virginia University global supply chain expert sees a varied landscape of challenges for different industries looking to move commodities into and out of the United States following Tuesday’s (March 26) collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge and subsequent closing of the Port of Baltimore. John Saldanha,[Read More…]

Editorial: Forest Fires

Wildfires Are Burning Thousands of WV Acres The Inter-Mountain Eastern West Virginia is on fire. Days of dry, windy weather supported wildfires that have burned thousands of acres, particularly in Berkeley, Hardy, Hampshire, Morgan and Pendleton counties. According to Assistant State Forester Linda Carnell, who spoke with WV Public Broadcasting,[Read More…]

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