Skip to main content

Background Image for Hero: WVU Downtown Campus

Welcome to Festival of Ideas

Today, the lecture series spans the academic year and brings a diverse group of news-makers, public figures and thought leaders—along with WVU’s own academic superstars—to engage the campus community in important issues of the day.

Learn more about Festival of Ideas

FALL 2018 Series


Suicide Prevention Across the Lifespan and the Rural-Urban Continuum

September 11, 2018
HSC Okey Patteson Auditorium
4:00 p.m.

Co-Sponsored by the Tanner Lecture 

Lincoln and West Virginia Statehood: The "Other" Big News of January 1, 1863

September 24, 2018
Mountainlair Ballrooms
7:30 p.m.

Noah Feldman

Rebuilding America Through Civility and Civic Engagement

October 10, 2018
Mountainlair Ballrooms
7:30 p.m.

Nadine Strossen

HATE: Why We Should Resist It with Free Speech, Not Censorship

November 8, 2018
Mountainlair Ballrooms
7:30 p.m.

The Future of Higher Education

Moderated by Dr. Robert E. DiClerico

December 6, 2018
Mountainlair Ballrooms
3:00 p.m.

Stay Connected

Follow us on social media.