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    Gift Improves Home for Service Dog Training at WVU

    A gift from the William F. and Lynn D. Gauss Foundation will allow both students and the dogs they are training to help people with disabilities hone their skills.

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    Gift from WVU Emerita Nurtures Organic Opportunities

    Linda Butler, professor emeritus of entomology, has endowed the Butler Organics Discretionary Fund to support WVU's Organic Research Project in the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design.

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    WVU Food Scientists Look at New Protein Powder

    Kristen Matak and Janet Tou, associate professors of human nutrition and foods at WVU, have received a $435,353 grant from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture to explore the potential of repurposing protein from underutilized fish.

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    WVU Grad Students Awarded Ruby Fellowships for Innovative Doctoral and Graduate Work

    Alice Millikin, left, was one of three graduate students to earn a Ruby Fellowship for her innovative work.

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    WVU Launches New Major in Energy Land Management

    West Virginia University is responding to the booming Marcellus Shale growth in West Virginia and the corresponding increasing demand for energy professionals by offering a new degree program focused specifically on preparing students for careers in energy land management.

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    Grad Student Earns Prestigious EPA Fellowship

    Eric Merriam, a doctoral candidate in wildlife and fisheries resources in the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design, is the second WVU student ever to be awarded the EPA's STAR Graduate Fellowship. He will receive up to $42,000 a year to cover tuition, fees and stipends for graduate school.

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    Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of WVU Landscape Architecture

    Mark your calendar for a Landscape Architecture 50th Anniversary celebration weekend! Reconnect with your college classmates, learn more about the Landscape Architecture program, our students, faculty and staff, and join us for a fun time prior to the WVU/Oklahoma game.

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    WVU Names Blemings Interim Academic Officer for Honors College

    Kenneth Blemings of the West Virginia University intercollegiate undergraduate program in biochemistry and professoror in the Division of Animal & Nutritional Sciences in the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Design, has been named interim academic officer for the WVU Honors College.

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    Davis College Researcher Discovers New Species of Fish in Australia

    A researcher at West Virginia University has discovered a new species of catfish in Australia. Stuart Welsh, adjunct associate professor of ichthyology, named his discovered new species of Australian catfish Wet Tropics Tandan (Tandanus tropicanus).

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    MEET THE GRADS: Like Brother, Like Sister

    Siblings Steve and Maddi Neff grew up in an Ohio farm town where they say the cows outnumber the people. Suffice it to say, West Virginia University has more people than cows.

    In the same unpredicted way the Neffs landed at WVU, they both had no idea they'd end up West following graduation.

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    MEET THE GRADS: WVU Biochemistry Student to go from Hico, W.Va., to Harvard

    Humble beginnings set Adam Carte apart from a crowd inundated with Yale, Cornell and MIT graduates. During graduate school interviews at prestigious Ivy League schools, the soon-to-be Davis College graduate countered questions about his upbringing on a tiny farm in West Virginia and his pedigree from WVU.

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    The Vet

    Don't be fooled by the image of our beloved mascot. Sure, the Mountaineer dons a coonskin cap and wields a mighty musket, but in the case of Scott Moore, who donned the buckskins in the early 2000s, a critter couldn't have a better friend.

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    Davis College Doctoral Student Honored in Young Scientist Competition

    Lei Wang, a recent doctoral graduate in reproductive physiology, won the graduate award in this year's Alltech Young Scientist Program, announced recently at Alltech's 30th Annual International Symposium in Lexington, Kentucky.

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    Davis College Students Sweep Statewide Business Plan Competition

    West Virginia University and, specifically, the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design, won all three categories in the West Virginia Statewide Collegiate Business Plan Competition, which granted $10,000 first prize awards to three students to help make a business idea come to life.

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    For WVU Land Reclamation Specialist, West Virginia is Home to his Life's Work

    Jeff Skousen is being honored this year with WVU's Gerry and Ethel Heebink Award for Distinguished State Service, an award that nominators say he so richly deserves for his work for industry, education and with the state's people.

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    A Year of WVU Women in STEM:
    Finding the Nutrition in Our Food

    Janet Tou's mom saw food science and nutrition in her daughter's future. "She would say she was positive I would go into food science or nutrition because of the way I would study my food instead of eat it as a child," Tou says, jokingly.

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    WVU Grad Student Recognized for Conservation Efforts, Dedication to Peace Corps

    Stationed in the South American country as an Environmental Peace Corps Volunteer, Behmke has devoted much of her time to creating a conservation plan for the endangered giant Lake Junín frog – an effort that helped her earn Peace Corps Peru Volunteer Excellence Award.

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    Krishna joins WVU Academy of Distinguished Alumni

    Gopala Krishna has had a distinctive career as a toxicologist, developing prescription drugs that include Lipitor, Rezulin, Neurontin and Nipent.

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    WVU Designers Create Healthy Spaces

    In their winning proposal for a model office space, Bridget McGowan of Bronx, N.Y., Kathryn Petruzzo of North Wales, Pa., and Sabre Wood, of Morgantown, proposed an "innovative scheme to improve worker productivity, while bringing a natural environment into the everyday office space," according to Ron Dulaney.

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    WVU Student wins National FFA Office

    Wesley Davis, who is pursuing a dual agribusiness management and rural development & agricultural and extension education major, has been elected Eastern Region Vice President for the National FFA organization. He'll have to put his WVU education on hold for his year in office, but he expects the experience to be akin to "another degree tacked on to the ones I'll earn on campus."

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    Internship lets WVU student leave lasting impression with mural that celebrates river town's past, present

    Daniel Jencks, of Falling Waters, W.Va., a design studies major in WVU's Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design, conceived and led the execution of a mural celebrating the heritage of Camden on Gauley and capturing its essence."

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    WVU Student to Make Career Out of Caring for Animals

    Courtney Belcher, an animal and nutritional sciences major, has devoted her education – and her soon-to-be career – to nurturing companion pets, which she hopes will help make a difference in the state of animal welfare in the area.

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    Gift to WVU Davis College Will Support Upgrades, Research at Farm

    A project that could turn cow manure and moldy hamburgers into electricity while also cutting down on the amount of waste products that flow into our waterways is getting a boost from an anonymous donor.

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    Fonda Holehouse Recognized for Outstanding Teaching by WVU Foundation

    Outstanding students deserve outstanding teachers, and each spring, the West Virginia University Foundation lifts up several instructors who enliven their classrooms and groom students for ultimate success.

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    WVU Researchers Help PBS Series Look for Secrets Under the Ground

    They may have spent more than 30 hours rattling through the air in a twin-engine aircraft and traveled almost 3,500 miles roundtrip, but for West Virginia University researchers Paul Kinder and Adam Riley their most recent data-gathering excursion was an opportunity they couldn't pass up.

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    WVU Honors Alumni who Changed the World

    WVU recently honored three graduates - a journalism pioneer, a feed industry executive and the founder of the cable modem - for their contributions to society by inducting them into the Academy of Distinguished Alumni.

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    WVU Honors Four Scholars who Enrich Society with Research

    Four researchers at West Virginia University are being honored for their work in understanding more of our world. The University has chosen them because of their scholarship and results to be this year's Benedum Distinguished Scholars.

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    The New Agricultural Sciences Building

    The completed building will be 201,000 square feet with an unfinished space for future completion of 8,000 square feet. The five-story structure will include substantial instructional space for lectures and laboratories, as well as cutting-edge research laboratories and design studios for students in landscape architecture and environmental design.

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    New Fund Creates Opportunities for WVU's Davis College

    Joel and Suellen Newman believe in the possibilities of the West Virginia University Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design. They've endowed a fund that will help make those possibilities realities.

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    WVU Researchers Explore Geology, Geography and Attraction of New River Gorge Cliffs

    A team of researchers at West Virginia University want to better understand the cliffs surrounding the New River Gorge and what attracts visitors to the world-class climbing area in order to preserve it.

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    WVU Continues Energy Push, Flips Switch on New Energy Degree

    West Virginia University continues to strengthen its position as a key place for energy research and education with the development of a new undergraduate degree, a bachelor's of science in Environmental and Energy Resource Management.

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    Randi Dove won the Lifestyle & Innovation category of the West Virginia Statewide Collegiate Business Plan Competition

    Her idea, Randi Dove Farms, revolves around an equestrian training tool touted as "the latest innovation to hit the horse market." The product is rubber banding for equestrian riders to help keep their feet in the stirrups while correcting improper foot placement, and are made for women, men and children.

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    West Virginia University Researchers to Examine Whether Service Dogs Help Veterans Recover, Return to Workforce

    The Project Rover team will examine the therapeutic benefits of service dogs that are trained to provide physical and psychological assistance to veterans, and determine the impact of this assistance on the veterans' ability to cope with the symptoms of PTSD and function effectively in the workplace.

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    WVU Solar Decathlon Team Breaks Ground on Solar-Powered, Log Home

    On the Evansdale campus today (April 18), WVU students broke ground on a solar-powered, log home they'll be entering into 2013 Solar Decathlon.The solar-powered house – PEAK, or Preserving Energy with Appalachian Knowledge – was designed with one vision in mind: to capture the Appalachian spirit and bring it to the competition.

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