Articles tagged with: DavisCollegeofAgricultureNaturalResourcesandDesign


  • A West Virginia University alumna is carrying on a more than 50-year tradition of citizen diplomacy through the Peace Corps, and she'll leave an important legacy for adult learners in Jamaica. Jennie Franks is completing a tour of service with the Peace Corps in St. Thomas, Jamaica. Franks is helping to equip an adult learning center with the tools it needs to promote literacy and life skills for vulnerable members of the community.
  • A team of West Virginia University researchers will try to make green energy materials even greener by using naturally occurring nanometer-level structures that already exist in plant matter to develop a more efficient and lower cost solution that remains environmentally friendly.
  • Linda Butler, professor emeritus of entomology, has endowed the Butler Organics Discretionary Fund to support WVU's Organic Research Project in the West Virginia University Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design. The fund will help enhance the University's organic agriculture initiative.
  • The newest recipient of the Esther L. Crane Endowed Scholarship for West Virginia University student veterans is Bradley Morgan, a senior human nutrition and foods student from Lewisburg. Morgan, who served in the Army for six years, received the $1,000 scholarship to be used for his final year of school. In 2012, WVU alumnus Robert Crane and his wife, Sharon, created the scholarship and pledged $100,000 in Robert's mother's honor to support student veterans at WVU beyond the G.I. Bill.
  • Several West Virginia University faculty members will be available to offer their reaction and expert commentary to the media tonight (Jan. 21) and in the coming days following President Barack Obama's State of the Union address.
  • With the approach of the one-year anniversary of the Elk River chemical spill this coming Friday, several West Virginia University faculty members are available to discuss the various impacts of the spill, which left approximately 300,000 residents without water for days.
  • From glaciers to streams, water will take center stage in a spring seminar series at West Virginia University.
  • This spring West Virginia University students will have the opportunity to go on an ecotourism adventure to Nicaragua as part of a new study abroad program offered by the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design.
  • The West Virginia University Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design will build on its foundation as an innovation hub with the support of a $157,000 grant from The Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation and $100,000 from Farm Credit.
  • West Virginia University and RiverWorks Discovery will present programming in nine West Virginia counties that encourages children to understand and care for the rivers that flow through their towns. WVU's Environmental Research Center will present programming on the commerce, culture and conservation of West Virginia's rivers and watersheds in Doddridge, Marion, Monongalia, Preston, Lewis, Taylor, Upshur, Wetzel and Ritchie counties.
  • The West Virginia University Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design will offer an exciting new study abroad opportunity during spring break in 2015. The Culture + Community in El Salvador course is a two-credit, one-week program open to all undergraduate and graduate students. Students will explore the capital city, tropical jungles and Pacific Ocean beaches.
  • 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. In the process, they hope to create an innovative protein source for the world?s growing population.
  • A fund that has helped dozens of West Virginia University graduates pursue professional and graduate education is now under the stewardship of the WVU Foundation. The H.E. Kidder Endowed Scholarship Trust will now benefit from the substantial resources and sound management of WVU?s fundraising arm.
  • As trapping season for furbearing animals begins in West Virginia, a team of West Virginia University researchers is taking 'DNA fingerprints' of the Mountain State's bobcat population to evaluate whether there should be future increases or decreases in bag limits or if the season should be shortened or lengthened.
  • Three West Virginia University graduate students have been named to the third class of Ruby Scholars - graduate fellowship awards designed to assist talented graduate students pursuing careers in predominantly energy-related or science and engineering disciplines.
  • Derek Edwards, a junior chemical engineering student at West Virginia University, will appear in an episode of "Fly Rod Chronicles with Curtis Fleming" on the Outdoor Channel in January, 2015. Edwards was invited to the shoot to represent WVU as the WVU Fly Fishing Club President.
  • West Virginia University will help teens ?Get Fruved? with the support of a $4.89 million grant from the USDA?s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).
  • WVU to Host 100 Mile Dinner

    October 20th, 2014
    For a family of four, eating local is as simple as a trip to the farmer?s market. But what does it take for a family of 1,000 to eat local?
  • A second-place finish in regional competition has qualified the West Virginia University Soils Team for the National Collegiate Soils Contest next spring. Ten students from WVU's Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design traveled to Clemson, South Carolina, Oct. 6-9 to compete in the 2014 Southeast Regional Collegiate Soils Contest.
  • A team of West Virginia University students brought their knowledge of livestock to a regional tournament and came back with a second-place finish.