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Alum Rachel Gaines ('19) named Academic All-American by the College Sports Information Directors of America
Jul 9, 2020

Rachel Gaines ('19; Environmental Science) was honored for her achievements in academics and athletics by being named an Academic All-American by...

Shown here is a view from Valle Crucis of the sun setting over Beech Mountain June 25

Curious about the dust plume? Dr. Bob Swarthout can tell you all about it.
Jun 30, 2020

How will the dust plume coming in from the Atlantic affect us here in Boone? Dr. Bob Swarthout, who studies atmospheric aerosols, and colleagues in th...

Ciara Sailar Awarded AEG Carolinas Scholarship
Jun 11, 2020

Congratulations to Geology major Ciara Sailar for being this year’s recipient of “The Carolinas Scholarship” through the Association of Engineer...

Liutkus-Pierce and Zimmer's Study on Ancient Human Footprints Published in Scientific Reports
May 18, 2020

Dr. Cynthia Liutkus-Pierce and Brian Zimmer's study on ancient human footprints in Engaro Sera (Tanzania) was recently published in Scientific Reports...

The GES Class of 2020 Graduates!
May 17, 2020

 They may not have had the traditional graduation celebrations other classes had, but they definitely went out with a bang and with quite a story...

Dr. Scott Marshall Awarded SCEC Grant Funding
May 15, 2020

Congratulations to Dr. Scott Marshall who recently received funding through the Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) for continuing two of his...

Publication of Dr. Evans' Work on Baseflow Mechanisms in Permafrost Regions
May 8, 2020

Dr. Sarah Evans’ paper on the processes that influence baseflow increase under permafrost in arctic regions of Eurasia, has recently been published ...

aGES Takes on Big Bend
May 5, 2020

Before the travel bans, state-wide shutdowns and social distancing went into effect, a group of fourteen students and three GES faculty squeezed in on...

2020 Senior Honor Thesis Presentations
Apr 30, 2020

We may not have been in the usual Rankin Science lecture hall, but it was a great day of Honors Thesis presentations. The virtual environment did not ...

Dr. Carmichael Earns UNC Board of Governors' Award for Excellence in Teaching
Apr 21, 2020

While the official announcement has not been posted yet, we wanted to be the first to congratulate our very own Dr. Sarah Carmichael on being selected...