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Speakers announced for TEDxWVU event


TEDxWVU, a WVU student-run organization, will hold its annual event at 2 p.m. March 23 in the Mountainlair Gluck Theatre. 

General admission tickets for “Move Mountains” will go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday (Feb. 26) at the Arts & Entertainment campus box offices, online at and by phone at 304-293-7469.

The following dynamic speakers will discuss a variety of topics:

  • Petal Palmer, a senior exercise physiology major from Toronto, Canada, who plans to attend medical school after graduation, will address the phenomenon of “cancer ghosting.”

  • Noemi Borsay Hall, a WVU alumna currently working as a research epidemiologist in Morgantown, aims to shift perceptions of what it means to be a coal miner and shed light on the women working in the mining industry.

  • Meshea Poore, vice president for the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, will discuss the encouragement that incorporating “just one yay a day” can bring to an individual.

  • Amy Yip, a life transformation and mental fitness coach and a self-confidence trainer from Rockville, Maryland, will discuss why we should question our memories with our parents. A veteran speaker, she is also the author of the award-winning book “Unfinished Business: Breaking Down the Great Wall Between Adult Child and Immigrant Parents.” 

General admission tickets are $17 and WVU students tickets are $7.

Learn more about TEDxWVU.

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