Department of Geology and Geography is committed to creating a diverse and
inclusive community. We echo Provost McConnell’s statement from August 16.
“Each year brings new challenges and opportunities, but this year we face a very particular challenge revealed by last weekend’s events in Charlottesville. We strongly condemn white supremacist, neo-Nazi, and other hate groups. These groups understand the role of public universities as venues for free speech and seek to exploit our campuses for their own purposes using racist, anti-Semitic, homophobic, anti-immigrant, misogynist, and anti-Muslim speech and violence. They know that free speech is their right; we know that it is also a responsibility. As a public land-grant university, we have an obligation to promote free speech but to also do everything in our power to oppose bigotry, hate, and violence, to keep our community safe, and to use education to inspire our students to seek justice for all.”
WVU geography professor featured in DP for grant in food security: http://www.dominionpost.com/Food-Justice-Lab-re--ceives-$30K
PhD student Kristen de Graauw publishes paper: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1125786517301005
Former undergrad, current MA in geography Shawn Cockrel publishes paper on Cook’s Mill (WV) and gets the cover shot: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S112578651730019X
WVU Geography professor wins Fulbright to Australia http://eberly.wvu.edu/news-events/eberly-news/2017/05/18/wvu-geography-professor-awarded-fulbright-senior-scholarship
Lucy Aistis an Environmental Geosciences at West Virginia University won a scholarship from the Mid Atlantic Chapter of the International Erosion Control Society. Lucy is a senior, and has been on the Dean’s List as well as the President’s List, is a member of numerous organizations, and has been an intern for the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.