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  • For the first time, West Virginia University will compete in Campus Conservation Nationals, the largest electricity and water consumption competition for colleges and universities in the world.
  • Family photos, journals and diaries are key clues when investigating genealogy. A team of researchers at West Virginia University is betting that these clues will also reveal a lot about climate change.
  • West Virginia University?s Animal Sciences Farm will host Kiddie Days April 28 ?May 1. The event is also hosted by the Division of Animal and Nutritional Sciences in WVU?s Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Design. Kiddie Days will give kids and adults in the region the chance to learn more about where the food on their table comes from.
  • Connecting West Virginia farmers with productive and profitable bulls is the goal of the West Virginia Bull Evaluation Program and Sale at the West Virginia University?s Reymann Memorial Farm in Wardensville, which has been on the leading edge of performance evaluation in cattle since its 1967 inception.
  • Two-legged students and four-legged students alike at West Virginia University will benefit from a recent gift that will create a new learning space designed to help train service dogs.
  • A team of wildlife researchers, led by a West Virginia University graduate student, has found evidence of long-term lead exposure in birds in eastern North America. The discovery suggests that lead permeates the region's ecosystems to a previously unrecognized degree, which could have profound implications on human health.
  • The E. Lynn Miller lecture series, which brings regionally, nationally and internationally prominent speakers in the field of landscape architecture to the WVU, will feature speaker Jim Haden, vice president and director of land planning for Stewart Inc., and a 1971 graduate of the WVU landscape architecture program at 6 p.m. Tuesday (March 17) in 1001 Agricultural Sciences Building. The series is returning as part of the program's 50th anniversary celebration.
  • As part of its 50th anniversary celebration, the West Virginia University landscape architecture program is hosting a panel discussion, featuring six of the program's alumni. The alumni, who have found great success upon graduation, will discuss the future of the profession and mentor current students. They will visit March 17-18.
  • 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.