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Alumni, faculty member to be inducted into national engineering honorary

Two West Virginia University alumni and one faculty member will be formally inducted into Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honorary. The Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources TBP chapter is hosting the organization’s 39th annual district four conference, which runs from Friday, April 7-Sunday, April 9.

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Marsh to deliver Van Liere keynote

Dr. Clay Marsh will speak on the topic “Wellness – The Intersection of Science and Purpose” at 1 p.m. Friday, March 24 in the Patteson Auditorium at WVU’s Health Sciences Center. It is open to the public, and is the highlight of WVU’s annual two-day Van Liere Research Days celebration.

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NEW VIDEO: Gee outlines core Mountaineer values, defends WVU’s mission to improve lives in special address

Despite threats to funding, attacks on the merit of a college degree and free speech concerns on the nation's campuses, WVU is primed to persevere as the polar star that guides the state and its citizens, President Gordon Gee said Wednesday (March 22). A new video highlights his address and introduces the five core values of a Mountaineer: Service, curiosity, respect, accountability and appreciation.

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WVU professor emeritus and creator of the WV ’63 unveils new tomato, limited seed available for growers

For more than half his life, Mannon Gallegly, West Virginia University professor emeritus of plant pathology, has been perfecting the tomato. In 1950, his research on vegetable diseases and tomato blight at WVU led him on a 13-year journey that culminated with the West Virginia ’63, also dubbed the “people’s tomato,” released in 1963 and rereleased in 2013 to help commemorate West Virginia’s 100th and 150th birthdays, respectively.

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