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WVU and global energy giant form clean energy technology partnership

Provost Joyce McConnell shakes hands with Wang Shumin, senior vice president, Shenhua Energy Company, at a signing ceremony in Morgantown, West Virginia.

A new partnership between  West Virginia University and one of the world’s largest energy companies will promote discoveries that could provide cleaner, cheaper energy to countries across the globe, bolstering economies and providing a better future for the world’s citizens.

Officials from WVU and a delegation from China Shenhua Energy Company gathered in Morgantown today (Oct. 27) to create a partnership focused on the development of clean energy technologies.

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WVU Davis College kicks off 150th anniversary celebration with a sweet competition

Appalachian Apple Crumble, Boot Tracks and Land Grant Crunch. They sound tasty, but one of these ice cream flavors also will serve as the signature dessert for the year-long celebration of the  West Virginia University  Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design’s150th anniversary.

And you can help decide which one it will be.

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WVU-led research shows loss of tree diversity could lower global forest productivity, inflicting billions per year of loss in forestry

The world’s forests constitute the most varied and diverse terrestrial ecosystems on the planet, and are home to thousands of species of plants, animals and micro-organisms.

A new study coordinated and co-authored by West Virginia University researchers says that conserving these diverse forests not only retains a species-rich environment, but also maintains the forests’ output and services for future generations.

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WVU offers new graduate certificate in GIS and Spatial Analysis

With increasing demand for professionals trained in geospatial technologies, West Virginia University is answering the call with a new graduate certificate program.

Offered jointly through the WVU Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design and the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, the Geographic Information Systems and Spatial Analysis Graduate Certificate program consists of four graduate level courses and one independent study requirement. It is ideal for graduate students and working professionals who desire specialized training in GIS, remote sensing and applied spatial analysis.

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