West Virginia University is pleased to announce that Dr. Joseph Morton, Professor, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design is the recipient of the 2012-2013 Benedum Distinguished Scholar Award in the Biosciences and Health Sciences category.
A lecture and reception are planned to honor Dr. Morton. The lecture entitled, Evolution of a Fungal Symbiosis Critical to the Life of Most Plants on Earth, will be presented by Dr. Morton on Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. in the NRCCE (National Research Center for Coal & Energy), Room 101AB. A reception will follow. For directions to the NRCCE and parking instructions please go to their website at http://www.nrcce.wvu.edu/directions.cfm.
Dr. Morton has indicated his desire that you be extended an invitation to share this special afternoon with him. On behalf of West Virginia University, I extend to you a cordial invitation and hope it is possible for you to join us.
If you have any questions regarding the planned activities, please do not hesitate to call the Office of the Provost at (304) 293-2021.
C. B. Wilson
Associate Provost for Academic Personnel.