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Retiring U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller shares a photo with WVU President Gordon Gee, taken during Gee's previous tenure as president. See more from the annual WVU Alumni Luncheon on Capitol Hill hosted by  +National Capital Area WVU Alumni at  http://go.wvu.edu/1oKvm9S
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Kaitlyn Wolf’s research, Investigating the Relationship between Visible Tattoos and Recidivism Rates, caught the eye of organizers of the 5th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences. The WVU doctoral candidate is one of 460 young economists invited to attend the global conference in Lindau, Germany.
Kaitlyn Wolf, a doctoral candidate in economics, has been invited to attend the 5th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences, a gathering of Nobel economics laureates from all over the world.
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Continuing his 55-county tour of West Virginia, President Gordon Gee visited Raleigh, Mercer, and Summers counties where he spent time with 4-H campers, Energy Express students and volunteers, a WVU medical student doing a rural rotation, WVU alumni, and many others. See more from his tour at http://go.wvu.edu/55county
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Happy West Virginia Day! Today we're celebrating 151 years of West Virginia statehood with a look back at last year's sesquicentennial celebration in Charleston. Photo by WVU photojournalist Brian Persinger
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Researchers in WVU’s Center for Neuroscience have identified a mechanism in brain development that, when disrupted, may play a role in cerebral cortex circuit disorders, including autism, schizophrenia, and childhood epilepsy. More: http://go.wvu.edu/1uYSN1H

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It's one of the main areas in health sciences. There are many others across the University. You can find out more about our research centers and initiatives at http://research.wvu.edu/find-research/list
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What an amazing summer for the WVU robotics team! The Mountaineers dominated NASA's Robo-Ops Competition at Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, scoring a record-high 99 points to win the competition.

WVU’s secret for success? Additive manufacturing or three-dimensional printing.
The robotics team from West Virginia University is having an out-of-this-world summer. The Mountaineers dominated NASA's Revolutionary Aerospace Systems Concepts-Academic Linkages, or Robo-Ops Competition, scoring a record-high 99 points to win the event.
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Since WVU’s Forensic and Investigative Science program was created in 1997, it has been hailed for its teaching innovations. Now the +West Virginia University Eberly College of Arts and Sciences has created a Department of Forensic and Investigative Science, paving the way for new academic programs and expansion of research and outreach in forensic science.
Recognizing the growth during the past 20 years of forensic and investigative sciences as a career path, West Virginia University, long a national leader in the field, has established the Department of Forensic and Investigative Science.
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Did you know fruit flies could smell? Andrew Dacks is using that knowledge to learn more about the human nervous system.
It turns out that fruit flies have a sense of smell, and a West Virginia University researcher is using that sensation to understand how human nervous system response can be altered.
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Thirty-one counties visited, and 24 to go! Follow along as President Gee visits all of West Virginia’s 55 counties.

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Way to go, Mountaineers! WVU was the only team to complete the level one challenge of NASA’s 2014 Sample Return Robot Challenge. It was the team’s third-straight win in a NASA-sponsored robotic competition this summer.

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First-time competitor West Virginia University received $5,000 from NASA for being the only team to successfully complete level one on this year's Sample Return Robot Challenge.
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Meet Tandanus tropicanus (or Wet Tropics Tandan), a freshwater eel-tailed catfish found in the wet tropics region of northeast Queensland, Australia. It’s the latest discovery by Stuart Welsh, WVU adjunct associate professor of ichthyology. More about his discoveries:
 
Wet Tropics Tandan, Tandanus tropicanus - http://go.wvu.edu/1j1Yi8d

Diamond Darter, Crystallaria cincotta, a fish found in West Virginia’s Elk River - http://go.wvu.edu/1pjZ7B1

Greenbrier crayfish, Cambarus (Puncticambarus) smilax, found in West Virginia’s Greenbrier River system - http://go.wvu.edu/qFuCCy
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For years, diabetics have been using a tiny drop of blood from a finger prick to accurately detect blood sugar glucose levels. Now WVU researchers are working to develop a similar device to diagnose two very different types of problems: traumatic brain injury and heavy metals in water supplies.

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A team of researchers at West Virginia University are working to develop a device to diagnose two very different types of problems: traumatic brain injury and heavy metals in water supplies.
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The research you are doing +West Virginia University is incredible!
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The official Google+ page of West Virginia University. As the state’s flagship land-grant, research university, WVU opens opportunities to scholars around the world.

WVU ranks nationally for prestigious scholarships—24 Rhodes Scholars, 22 Truman Scholars, 39 Goldwater Scholars, two British Marshall Scholars, 3 Morris K. Udall Scholars, 5 USA Today All-USA College Academic First Team Members (and 11 academic team honorees), 9 Boren Scholars, 13 Gilman Scholars, 39 Fulbright Scholars (5 in 2012), 3 Department of Homeland Security Scholars, and 14 Critical Language Scholars.

Morgantown, W.Va., population 28,654, recently rated “No. 1 Small City in America” by BizJournals.com for its exceptional quality of life. Within easy traveling distance of Washington, D.C., to the east, Pittsburgh, Pa., to the north, and Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio, to the northwest. Other rankings: One of “Best Sports Cities” by Sporting News; 5th “Best Small Metro” by Forbes; 12th overall “Hottest Small City by Inc.; and one of “50 Smartest Places to Live” by Kiplinger’s; one of the “Best Cities for Jobs” by MSN Careers; one of the 50 best places to launch a small business by CNNMoney.com; and the second-ranking “Best College Town for Jobs” by Forbes.