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Bucklew Scholars vie for WVU Foundation Scholarships

This year’s cohort of Bucklew Scholars comes to West Virginia University with a few common goals, most notably an education that will allow them to search for solutions to what they see as the world problems their generation will be faced with overcoming.

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Author and environmental steward to offer this year’s Davis-Michael Distinguished Lecture

The West Virginia University Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design will welcome Larry Nielsen, professor of natural resources at North Carolina State University, as this year’s Davis-Michael Distinguished Lecturer. Nielsen will present “What do the great conservationists of the past and present have to say to us today” at 11 a.m. April, 4, in G06 Agricultural Sciences Building.

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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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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. With projections for a continued rise in poultry consumption, the importance for the poultry industry to produce the healthiest chickens possible remains paramount. 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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