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Dr. Tina Dow Featured in University Graduate Catalog

The 2012-2013 West Virginia University Graduate Catalog has featured Dr. Tina Dow as a mentor for prospective students.  While attending University, Dr. Dow was awarded a Graduate Teaching Fellowship and Tuition waiver.  She was the first person in her family to attend college.          

Dr. Tina Dow Inspires University Students to Help Wildlife

New WVU Student Group Supports Chimp Haven   Animal Awareness and Conservation, a new student group at West Virginia University, is turning its organizational interests into action with its first major service activity. Students from the group will be collecting items for Chimp Haven, the National Chimpanzee Sanctuary in Caddo Parish, La. It’s an independent, nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide… Read more »

Big Impact, Big Research — Dr. Tina Dow’s Research Highlighted in WVU Alumni Magazine

It was certainly a weekend of celebrations in West Virginia.  In addition to participating in the 143rd Commencement at West Virginia University, Dr. Tina Dow’s research was highlighted  in the latest edition of the WVU Alumni Magazine. Big Impact, Big Research Written By Jake Stump/ Photographs By Scott Lituchy The story of Tina Dow’s love of elephants began in another… Read more »

Researching the Researcher– Dr. Tina Dow Featured in the Latest Edition of JEMA

Recently, Dr. Tina Dow was featured in the Researching the Researcher section of the latest edition of the Journal of the Elephant Managers Association (JEMA).  The article highlighted Tina’s doctoral research while at West Virginia University and the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute.            

A Trunk of Love Wins Telly Award for WVU

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Award-winning videos feature WVU’s true story on YouTube Six WVU University Relations-produced videos honored with prestigious Telly Award. Yes, substantive content does exist on YouTube. Beyond the guitar-shredding cats, personal pleas to Justin Bieber and brouhahas in fast food parking lots, the true stories of West Virginia University’s academic heart and soul can be seen, heard and experienced on the world’s most… Read more »

WVU Doctoral Student Pursues Passion

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WVU Doctoral Student Pursues Passion By: Kaidy Murdock For the Charleston Daily Mail MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Tina Dow has always had an interest in elephants.   From her first Little Golden Book and frequent visits to the Pittsburgh Zoo as a girl, the Cumberland, Md., native’s love for the creatures has transformed into a career and a passion. “In my backpack… Read more »

A Love For Elephants

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West Virginia University has gone to the elephants!  Not only were Tina and her pachyderm friends highlighted on the homepage of the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design, but they were also featured on the West Virginia University main homepage.  In addition, you can find an interview with Tina regarding her research at the following link Inside WVU   … Read more »

A Trunk of Love: WVU Doctoral Student Finds Her Calling Researching Elephants

The story of Tina Dow’s love for elephants began in another story, tucked away in the pages of her first Little Golden Book. Never could she predict that someday she’d work with the same creatures that fascinated her as a little girl. It was the mighty elephant that steered her back onto an academic path. Dow, who grew up in Cumberland,… Read more »