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2019 Year in review


WVU students receive NASA Space Grant fellowships

Eight Eberly College students have been awarded undergraduate fellowships from the NASA West Virginia Space Grant Consortium for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Read more about the NASA Space Grant fellowships.


WVU alumna to further foreign service career with prestigious Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship

Jerrica “Ashley” Fox, a Beckley, West Virginia, native and recipient of the Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship, is using her education and experiences to promote diversity in her career.

Read more about Fox.


From the ground up

A new center in the Department of Geology and Geography is working with communities across the region to address many of West Virginia’s most complex challenges.

Read more about the Center for Resilient Communities.


WVU geographer establishes Morgantown Seed Preservation Library

An Eberly College heirloom seed expert is working to increase access to Appalachia’s heirloom seeds through a new seed preservation library.

Read more about the Morgantown Seed Preservation Library.


WVU student first to study abroad in Slovakia

From Morgantown to Bratislava, one pioneering psychology student is making memories as the first WVU student to study abroad in Slovakia.

Read more about Shaver.


New Center for Women’s and Gender Studies leadership expanding research and curriculum at WVU

New leadership in the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies is expanding research and teaching initiatives surrounding gender diversity and social justice.

Read more about Bird and Davidson.


West Virginia 4-H youth experience Eastern Woodland Indian traditions

The Native American Studies Program partnered with WVU Extension Service to host a Native American Eastern Woodland cultural expert at county 4-H camps this summer.

Read more about the partnership.


WVU study investigates rural LGBTQ youth’s motivations for participating in activism

Researchers from WVU's School of Social Work and the University of Kansas have spent the intervening years studying the young adults comprising the next generation of LGBTQ activists to understand their aspirations for the movement’s future.

Read more about the study.


Unearthing the art of fossils

A rocky start in college hasn’t stopped WVU alumnus Zachary Heck (BS Geology, ’16) from pursuing his prehistoric passions.

Read more about Heck.


Weaving social justice into graduate studies

A new Social Justice Research Fellowship in the Eberly College is empowering graduate students to connect their research to social justice issues.

Read more about our Social Justice Research Fellows.


Beyond borders

WVU geographers are linking the political and human rights issues at borders today to the legacies of foreign and domestic policy across the globe since World War I.

Read more about their research.


Meet the grads

As Commencement is upon us, several of our Eberly College graduates reflect on their time at WVU and their plans for the future.

Get to know our December 2019 grads.