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University dedicates tree to honor Sen. Rockefeller legacy

Posted by Monte Maxwell.
April 23rd, 2015

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The University community gathered on Wednesday (April 22) to dedicate the planting of the Newton apple tree, a direct descendent of the one that inspired Sir Isaac Newton’s theory of gravity. The tree was awarded to retired Sen. Jay Rockefeller by the National Institute of Standards and Technology earlier this month in honor of his science policy leadership and his strong commitment during a 30-year career in the United States Senate. Rockefeller has bestowed the tree upon the University to inspire future generations to pursue scientific and technological discovery.

Visit the WVU Today page to read event coverage.

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