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WCU professor takes part in NASA’s latest lunar land/rover instrument suite

Amy Fagan, associate professor in the College of Arts and Science, is once again bringing her expertise to a team of fellow scientists working on a new initiative for NASA.   

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Engineering and Athletics team up with Penn State on head impact research

Clayton Bardall, a graduate student in WCU’s Engineering Technology program and tight end on the football team, recently combined his both passions on a project that will have a major impact on athletes for generations to come.   

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WCU microplastics study sheds light on huge pollution problem

A few years ago, Jerry Miller, professor in the Department of Geosciences and Natural Resources, began looking at microplastics and its effects on rivers and streams in Western North Carolina.   

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WCU professor emeritus shares annual fall color forecast for mountains

Beverly Collins, professor emeritus at WCU, has been the resident leaf expert for WCU and has again offered her prediction for the 2023 leaf season.  

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Cherokee Language Program's ECHT Project receives $64,905 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities

The National Endowment for the Humanities awarded Sara Snyder Hopkins, assistant professor and director of the Cherokee Language Program, a grant of $64,905 for her ongoing translation project, Eastern Cherokee Histories in Translation.   

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Community Care Program receives grant from Dogwood Health Trust to expand in WNC

WCU’s Community Care Program will expand to more counties in Western North Carolina thanks to a $140,000 grant from Dogwood Health Trust.   

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A third summer of field school at Watauga unearths new discoveries

A groundbreaking, non-invasive archaeological dig is underway at the historic Cherokee township of the Watauga mounds in Macon County.  

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Students, faculty experience once-in-a-lifetime trip to Japan

Students and faculty recently returned from three trips to Japan that gave them the opportunity to experience the culture, education, business and tech ventures of the country as part of several travel courses.  

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WNC risk high for La Crosse encephalitis says WCU mosquito expert

With the warmer, wet weather in Western North Carolina, it is important to be mindful of personal protection from mosquitoes in this region that could carry La Crosse encephalitis.  

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