Eberly News

Michelle Bester

Laser focused

Growing up in rural South Africa, Michelle Bester always aspired to pursue graduate school internationally. Today, she is living that dream as a geography student studying how remote sensing technology can help prevent and control wildfires.

Unlocking the history of life on Earth

Growing up as a loyal fan of “Jurassic Park” in a family of nature lovers, graduate student Sam Ocon always knew she wanted to be a paleontologist.

2020-2021 Eberly Scholars: Kyle Roberts

Meet environmental geoscience student Kyle Roberts.

Experience, guidance and community

Thirteen first-year college students, including four enrolled in the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, connected with WVU in July for a virtual summer camp to get a head start on their college experiences.

Quenching the need for water quality data in West Virginia

A new portal created in the Department of Geology and Geography is increasing access to surface and groundwater water quality data from shale gas regions around the state to inform stakeholders about trends in water quality.

The fossil detective

Uncovering what drives the evolution of new animals is key for understanding the history of life on Earth. Geologist James Lamsdell is embarking on this exploration as a recipient of the National Science Foundation’s CAREER award.

Finding renewal in the aftermath of floods

Four years after the disastrous flooding in southern West Virginia, new research from the Department of Geology and Geography highlights the role faith-based groups and other community organizations have played in the relief and recovery efforts.

Finding community in digital spaces

The coronavirus has driven us indoors and separated us from coworkers, friends and loved ones. That’s nothing really new for Sara Loftus, a geography doctoral student who is studying how to build an online community.

WVU Humanities Center announces 2020-2021 grant and fellowship recipients

The WVU Humanities Center announces the recipients of its third annual grants and fellowships competition funded by a WVU endowment from the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation. Ten Eberly College faculty received fellowships and grants for 2020-2021.

Eberly College announces 2019-2020 outstanding student awards

Congratulations to our outstanding seniors and graduate assistants for 2019-2020!