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Spring 2017

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Home Among the Hills

Some students come from across the world just to attend WVU. Some students' parents immigrated to the U.S. And many students were born here. However they got here, they're all Mountaineers.

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In Human Hands: The Future of the California Condor

WVU researchers are helping California condors and their descendants thrive.

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In the Path of Cancer

At WVU, one scientist may be on the verge of discovering the ultimate weapon against a deadly form of breast cancer.

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Rebirth in the Mountains

West Virginia is looking for additional industry sources — and alumnus Ben Gilmer is using old coal mines to jumpstart new jobs.

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Guns, Drugs and Science

Firing pistols and burning drugs. That's another day at the office for WVU Chemistry Professor Suzanne Bell.

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Outer Space

Emily Calandrelli delves into the mysteries of the universe on TV shows such as "Xploration Outer Space" and "Bill Nye Saves the World."

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Sports Ethics - An Oxymoron?

Edward Etzel, director of the Russell "Bud" Bolton Center for Sports Ethics at WVU, examines the changing culture of sports and its erosion of ethics.

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Spring 2017

We bid farewell to Arnold Hall, "meet the press" and applaud WVU's online grad program in software engineering.

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Spring 2017

We love hearing from you. Readers in this edition shared touching notes about "Guarding the Nation's Tomb" and the Mountaineer Marching Band.

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Spring 2017

Here is where we celebrate the accomplishments of your fellow alumni, welcome new Mountaineers to the world and bid farewell to those who've passed on.

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Herbarium

The herbarium in the Life Sciences Building is like an encyclopedia of plants that were once alive.

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New Life for an Old Crop

Hemp, which was once illegal to grow in the U.S., is now fair game for research projects with state departments of agriculture.

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This Helmet Could Save Your Life

New technology shows how brain functions can revolutionize healthcare.

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The Most Dangerous Woman in America

Government officials labeled Mother Jones the "most dangerous woman in America" and the "grandmother of all agitators."

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Restoring the Planet

Keith Bowers, BS '82, Landscape Architecture, is on a quest to restore the world's ecological future.

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Spring 2017

A robot turns from space mining to pollinating raspberries. Drones work as a team. And students find a way to make medical research run faster.

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Spring 2017

A new virtual reality system developed at WVU is pushing neuroscience forward. An eye-scanning technology is keeping financial information safe around the world.

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Girl Power

Girls of all ages around Morgantown were asked to write down their dreams. Here is what they said.

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Ginny Thrasher

See what it takes for rifle champion Ginny Thrasher to make the shot for Olympic gold.

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Finding Our Way Through the Milky Way

This map of hydrogen in the Milky Way galaxy is the clearest ever made.

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A New Kind of Mining

Elements that help power everything from the smartphone in your pocket to the nation's missile guidance system could come from an unlikely Appalachian source — acid mine drainage sludge.

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