Eberly News

Joe Lebold sheds light on a West Virginia geological wonder

In an article published in the October 2022 issue of Wonderful West Virginia, Lebold described the Devil’s Backbone as an anticline - a fold in rock that resembles an arch.

Jamie Shinn and WVU research team exploring how West Virginians bounce back after disastrous flooding

A team of West Virginia University researchers is studying resiliency in flood-devastated communities with support from the National Science Foundation by delving into lessons learned from one of the deadliest West Virginia floods in recent memory. 

2022-23 Eberly Scholars: Wren King

Major: Anthropology, Women’s and Gender Studies, Geography
Minor: Native American Studies
Hometown: Morgantown, WV

A new initiative aims to bridge the gap between science and policy, names inaugural faculty fellows

More than two dozen WVU researchers are addressing the state's most pressing water issues through the Bridge Initiative's Waters of West Virginia project.

Eberly College announces outstanding seniors, teaching assistants and Eberly Scholars

The Eberly College of Arts and Sciences has recognized 64 outstanding seniors, graduate teaching assistants and graduating Eberly Scholars for their academic achievements in 2020-2021.

Mapping the past, present and future of West Virginia

New geography research is transforming understanding of the Mountain State’s famous landscape – and identifying ways to preserve it.

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.