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    WVU receives $6.7 million from Hazel Ruby McQuain Charitable Trust to revitalize Reedsville Farm

    A $6.7 million gift to West Virginia University from the Hazel Ruby McQuain Charitable Trust will transform the equine educational facilities at the 995-acre Reedsville Experiment Farm in Preston County into a new, modern teaching, research and extension center.

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    After the Storm

    In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, alumnus Rustin Moore led the largest horse rescue in the nation's history.

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    Alumna's Plan for Dental Products Wins Big

    Animal and nutritional sciences alumna and WVU dental student Madelyn Harwell won the STEM Category for the 2015 Statewide Collegiate Business Plan Competition.

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    WVU Food Scientists Look at New Protein Powder

    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.

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    WVU Graduate Student Receives Sustainable Agriculture Grant

    Ashley Evans, a doctoral candidate in the nutritional and food science program at Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design, is exploring ways to reduce the problem her home area produces by looking at the amount of phosphates poultry consume.

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    MEET THE GRADS: WVU Biochemistry Student to go from Hico, W.Va., to Harvard

    Humble beginnings set Adam Carte apart from a crowd inundated with Yale, Cornell and MIT graduates. During graduate school interviews at prestigious Ivy League schools, the soon-to-be Davis College graduate countered questions about his upbringing on a tiny farm in West Virginia and his pedigree from WVU.

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    The Vet

    Don't be fooled by the image of our beloved mascot. Sure, the Mountaineer dons a coonskin cap and wields a mighty musket, but in the case of Scott Moore, who donned the buckskins in the early 2000s, a critter couldn't have a better friend.

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    Davis College Doctoral Student Honored in Young Scientist Competition

    Lei Wang, a recent doctoral graduate in reproductive physiology, won the graduate award in this year's Alltech Young Scientist Program, announced recently at Alltech's 30th Annual International Symposium in Lexington, Kentucky.

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    WVU professor receives grant for dairy cow research

    Joseph McFadden, an assistant professor of biochemistry in WVU's Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design, received a $150,000 grant from the United States Department of Agriculture to study insulin resistance in dairy cows.

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    A Year of WVU Women in STEM:
    Finding the Nutrition in Our Food

    Janet Tou's mom saw food science and nutrition in her daughter's future. "She would say she was positive I would go into food science or nutrition because of the way I would study my food instead of eat it as a child," Tou says, jokingly.

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    WVU Student to Make Career Out of Caring for Animals

    Courtney Belcher, an animal and nutritional sciences major, has devoted her education – and her soon-to-be career – to nurturing companion pets, which she hopes will help make a difference in the state of animal welfare in the area.

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    WVU Honors Alumni who Changed the World

    WVU recently honored three graduates - a journalism pioneer, a feed industry executive and the founder of the cable modem - for their contributions to society by inducting them into the Academy of Distinguished Alumni.

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    Equestrian Training Tool wins at WV's Collegiate Business Plan Competition

    Randi Dove of Oceana, W.Va., won the Lifestyle & Innovation category of the 2012-13 West Virginia Statewide Collegiate Business Plan Competition.

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    WVU Joins Battle against Pasture Parasites; Research Targets Sheep Industry's Biggest Woe

    "Parasites are becoming resistant to every drug we have on the market," said Scott Bowdridge, an assistant professor of food animal production at West Virginia University. "It's a huge, huge problem."

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    WVU Researchers to Examine Whether Service Dogs Help Veterans Recover, Return to Workforce

    A team of WVU researchers and an area non-profit are partnering with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health to see if dogs can help veterans both recover and return to the workforce.

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