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WVU landscape architecture program to host annual charrette focusing on ‘gateway to Elkins’

West Virginia University landscape architecture students and alumni will come together for an alumni charrette on March 1-2 to focus on creating a more vibrant landscape  for the city of Elkins. Their efforts will be centered on Railroad Avenue, including the gateway corridor and open spaces along the corridor in the historic railyard.

The two-day charrette will be held in the Agricultural Sciences Annex on the WVU Evansdale Campus in Morgantown. Peter Butler, associate professor of landscape architecture in the WVU Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design and WVU Extension Specialist, coordinates the experience, which has become an annual event for the landscape architecture program in the Davis College’s School of Design and Community Development.

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WVU Institute for Water Security and Science to host water research symposium

Researchers at West Virginia University’s Institute for Water Security and Science have been busy since the Institute got off the ground in early 2016, and they are eager to share their research with attendees at their upcoming spring symposium from noon to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28 at Waterfront Place Hotel in Morgantown.

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According to IWSS Director Jason Hubbart , the event will serve as a networking opportunity between water researchers at WVU and representatives from partner institutions, industry and federal and state agencies – but it will also focus on critical water research conducted by WVU researchers and elevating the importance of water resources in West Virginia.

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150th Anniversary - Appreciating Our Resources

As West Virginia University's oldest academic unit, the history of the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design is deeply rooted in the land-grant mission. Since 1867, the college has been committed to educating and training our future leaders, conducting groundbreaking research and performing public outreach and service.

As West Virginia University celebrates its 150th anniversary, join the Davis College as it reflects on its proud history of fulfilling the land-grant mission. From Feb. 13 to Feb. 15, we'll be celebrating some past accomplishments, achievements in education and research, and the multitude of resources that enrich the student experience.

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150th Anniversary - Celebrating Research

As West Virginia University's oldest academic unit, the history of the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design is deeply rooted in the land-grant mission. Since 1867, the college has been committed to educating and training our future leaders, conducting groundbreaking research and performing public outreach and service.

The college has had many accomplishments since its inception. Of the most notable achievements is the Allegheny Highlands Project of the 1970s, mentioned below, which helped to revitalize the livestock-forage industry in West Virginia. Another significant cooperative project with Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda to provide assistance in developing higher education facilities and training the countries' future agricultural leaders.

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150th Anniversary - Celebrating Past Accomplishments

As West Virginia University's oldest academic unit, the history of the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design is deeply rooted in the land-grant mission. Since 1867, the college has been committed to educating and training our future leaders, conducting groundbreaking research and performing public outreach and service.

The college has had many accomplishments since its inception. Of the most notable achievements is the Allegheny Highlands Project of the 1970s which helped to revitalize the livestock-forage industry in West Virginia. Another significant cooperative project with Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda to provide assistance in developing higher education facilities and training the countries' future agricultural leaders.

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Moritz named finalist for Professor of the Year by Faculty Merit Foundation of West Virginia

Joe Moritz
Joseph Moritz, professor of animal and nutritional sciences at West VirginiaUniversity, has been selected as one of five finalists for West Virginia Professor of the Year by the Faculty Merit Foundation of West Virginia.

Each year, the foundation honors an outstanding faculty member at a West Virginia college or university with the designation. The winner will be announced at a reception on March 13 in Charleston.

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Gift from family foundation to advance poultry research at West Virginia University

Chicken. It’s what’s for dinner in most American households, according to recent data from the  U.S. Department of Agriculture. United States consumers ate 90 pounds of chicken per capita in 2015. With projections for a continued rise in poultry consumption, the importance for the poultry industry to produce the healthiest chickens possible remains paramount.

Robert L. Taylor, Jr. Thankfully, a $25,000 gift from the Briles Family Foundation has made it possible for one  West Virginia University researcher to focus on this very outcome in the months ahead.

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