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WVU Libraries unveils Kittie Blakemore portrait

West Virginia University Libraries unveiled a portrait of Virginia “Kittie” Blakemore, the first coach of the WVU’s women’s basketball team.

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Health Sciences Library hosting exhibit on African Americans in Civil War medicine

The Health Sciences Library is hosting a National Library of Medicine traveling exhibit titled “Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries: African Americans in Civil War Medicine.”

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Health Sciences Library hosting Art Therapy exhibit

The Health Sciences Library is hosting an exhibit titled “The Art of an Art Therapist” through August. Working as an art therapist involves creative counseling approaches utilizing various art media to help clients.

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WVU Humanities Center to host lecture on composer Hector Berlioz

The West Virginia University Humanities Center is proud to support a public lecture by 2023-2024 Humanities Center Fellow Jennifer Walker on April 4 from 4:30-6 p.m. in the Evansdale Library, Room 234.

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Humanities Center to present panel discussion, “Listening to and Learning from WV Artists”

The West Virginia University Humanities Center is proud to present a panel discussion, titled “Listening to and Learning from WV Artists: Taking on Community-Engaged, Collaborative Research in The Humanities” on March 28 from 4-6 p.m.

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WVU Libraries to host artist and book collector

Artist Mary Kay Watson will discuss her art and book collection at the opening of her exhibit, “An Artist and Her Books: The Mary Kay Watson Collection,” at 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, in the Milano Room in WVU’s Downtown Library.

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Art in the Libraries seeking input on AI exhibit

The WVU Art in the Libraries committee is seeking input on an exhibit titled “Artificial Intelligence: Shaping Futures, Impacting Lives” to launch in August 2025.

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Two students receive Dean of Libraries’ Student Arts Award

The Art in the Libraries Committee and Dean of Libraries Karen Diaz awarded Sara Haggerty and Kamara Townes with the 2023 Dean of Libraries’ Student Arts Award.

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Humanities Center to host Humanities Center Fellow Dr. Karen Culcasi

The WVU Humanities Center will welcome Dr. Karen Culcasi, a Humanities Center Fellow, for a discussion of her new book, “Displacing Territory: Syrian and Palestinian Refugees in Jordan,” on Feb. 1 in the Downtown Library’s Milano Room.

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Neal Museum opens “White Coat” exhibit

A new temporary exhibit, “The Tradition of the White Coat,” is now on display at the William A. Neal Museum of the Health Sciences.

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Neal Museum opens exhibit on the resilience of WV’s healthcare workers

Neal Museum invited West Virginia healthcare workers to submit objects that represented their personal story of resilience and avoiding burnout. The resulting exhibit, “Getting Through: Healthcare Worker Resilience in West Virginia,” is now on display.

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West Virginia is a Fixed Fact

"West Virginia is a Fixed Fact." The line comes from a journal belonging to Waitman T. Willey, a founding father and one of the Mountain State’s first U.S. senators.

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Hacking the Library

The hacker ethos in the positive sense is about the ability to deconstruct and reconstruct information systems. Hacking starts with reconceptualizing libraries. Libraries are now beyond the book.

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WV Statehood exhibit coming to Downtown Library

A traveling exhibit about the state’s origins will make a stop at the Downtown Library’s Rockefeller Gallery from Nov. 6-Dec. 4.

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WVU Humanities Center to host poet Lisa Kwong, author of “Becoming AppalAsian”

The WVU Humanities Center is proud to announce its 2023-2024 Appalachian Writer of Color, Lisa Kwong, will read from her creative work on Monday, October 30, at 7:30 p.m. in the Milano Room, Downtown Library.

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WVU Humanities Center to host poet John Hoppenthaler

The WVU Humanities Center is excited to host poet John Hoppenthaler on Monday, October 23, at 7:30 PM in the Milano Reading Room, Downtown Library.

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WVRHC to host “Women Making History” exhibit opening

The West Virginia & Regional History Center extends an open invitation to celebrate the opening of “Women Making History: Showcasing the West Virginia Feminist Activist Collection” on Monday, October 16, at 5 p.m. in the Downtown Library.

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WVU Libraries to honor Katherine Johnson

West Virginia University Libraries and the West Virginia and Regional History Center will celebrate the life and legacy of the NASA mathematician and space pioneer Katherine Johnson in the Downtown Library’s Milano Reading Room on September 29 at 3:30 p.m

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“Healthcare is Human” exhibit opens September 25

“Healthcare is Human” opens September 25 from 3-5 p.m. in the Okey Patteson Auditorium and the Health Sciences Center Pylons Commons.

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Humanities Center hosting “Humanities at Work” workshop series this fall

Series kicks off September 6 with “Humanities at Work: How to Work the STEM Career Fair as a Humanities Student” in the Downtown Library.

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