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In the 20th century, the national media published many images depicting poverty in the coal mining region of the Appalachian mountains, such as the above image of a mine in West Virginia. Today, U.Va. and U.Va. Wise researchers are compiling oral histories of that time period in the small town of Appalachia, displacing stereotypes to highlight the resilience and compassion of the region.

U.Va., U.Va.-Wise Students Preserve Past, Discuss Future in Appalachia, Va.

University of Virginia doctoral student and Institute for Public History summer fellow Meredith McCool once helped her students in Anchorage, Alaska collect oral histories from survivors of a 1964 earthquake, culling stories of survival, hope and resilience. U.Va.-Wise student Tessa-McCoy Hall, a research fellow for the APPalachian Prosperity Project and the Center for Appalachia Studies…

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Bridge to college success

Summer Bridge, a residential program that gives select students the chance to see if a rigorous college experience is right for them,…

UVa-Wise Now Full NCAA Division II Member

by Darrell-Dingus Ely The wait is over at UVa-Wise. Chancellor Donna Henry and Director of Athletics Danny Sterling were informed in a telephone call that the school has been moved to active status as…

UVa-Wise continues RAM volunteer tradition

Volunteers from The University of Virginia’s College at Wise are preparing once again to work with the organizations that conduct the three-day Remote Area Medical clinic each July. The College has been involved with…
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Staff awards presented at UVa-Wise

Several staff members were recognized during an awards ceremony on June 29 for their many years of service, new degrees and certifications…

Sheldon to speak at Oxford University

Professor Garrett W. Sheldon has been invited to speak at a conference at Oxford University.  His paper,entitled "Political Theology and Contemporary Politics," examines major theologians (St. Augustine, St. Thomas Aquinas, Luther, Calvin, etc.)  views…