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Georgia Horne

Researching Appalachia’s ‘Granny Women’

A University of Virginia’s College at Wise student is exploring the esteemed and elevated role folk healers, especially Granny Women, held in the isolated hollows of Appalachia. Georgia Horne, a junior, is exploring how the folk healers became “physicians” for the hidden hollows of the mountain communities they served. The research the history major is…

Megan Roark

UVA Wise junior earns UVA research team spot

The University of Virginia’s Mountain Lake Biological Station had 300 applicants for a National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates program, but…

Huish honored at SCHEV luncheon

RICHMOND — The State Council of Higher Education (SCHEV) and Dominion Energy honored 12 recipients of the 2020 Outstanding Faculty Awards at a luncheon today at The Jefferson Hotel in Richmond. Since 1987, these…

2020 SWVA Economic Forum set for May

The Southwest Virginia Economic Forum will mark its milestone fifth year of operation with a theme called “Place: Celebrating Our Region.” The focus of the 2020 forum, set for May 20, 2020 in the…