WVU researchers tackle food safety issues for local farmers

The WVU Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design and WVU Extension Service Small Farm Center are partnering to develop a three-step wash process to help mitigate food safety risks associated with locally grown fresh produce in the state.

Soil scientist researches nature versus nurture in microorganisms

A West Virginia University researcher used science and data to solve the timeless argument of nature versus nurture – at least when it comes to microorganisms. Ember Morrissey, assistant professor of environmental microbiology in the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design, uncovered that nature significantly affects how the tiny organisms under our feet respond to their current surroundings.

The positive implications of…climate change? WVU researcher sees agricultural, food availability and economic possibilities

Depending on your side of the aisle, climate change either elicits doomsday anxiety or unabashed skepticism. Jason Hubbart, director of Institute of Water Security and Science at West Virginia University, takes a more centered approach. He’s studied the undisputable changing patterns in West Virginia’s climate. And, believe it or not, there is at least one silver lining stemming from changing climate, he insists: The growing season is getting longer.

WVU names 2019 class of Ruby Fellows

Seven students pursuing doctoral degrees at West Virginia University are receiving funding through the Ruby Scholars Graduate Fellows Program. Lauryn Alexander, Heather Baldwin, Elaine Christman, John Hansen, Emily Hughes, Alyssa Stonebraker and Nicholas Winch have been named to the eighth class of fellows.

WVU Honors College, Humanities Center announce new leaders

Two leaders known for their innovation, energy and creativity will bring those essential skills to bear in their new roles at West Virginia University. Damien Clement will serve as acting dean of the Honors College and Rhonda Reymond as interim director of the Humanities Center effective Aug. 1.

WVU earns reaccreditation for humane animal research

West Virginia University has earned reaccreditation from the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care, a private, nonprofit organization that promotes the humane treatment of animals in science.