When Glenda Hensley, director of Western Carolina University’s First Year Experience, first announced that “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” was chosen for this year’s One Book Program, the reaction she received was memorable.
The question of whether substance abuse treatment reduces the likelihood of heroin users having repeat contact with the criminal justice system and the development of a special buoy to convert ocean wave energy into electricity are among the topics being investigated during the second year of Western Carolina University’s Summer Undergraduate Research Program.
Kate E. Temoney, assistant professor of religion at Montclair State University, will speak Monday, April 17, at 4 p.m. in Room 130 of Western Carolina University’s John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center as part of the Jerry Jackson Lectures in the Humanities series.
Western Carolina University students once again are among the nation’s leaders in the number of research projects accepted for presentation at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research, and this year, for the first time, WCU’s student contingent will include a representative of the School of Nursing.
The research talents and creative work of Western Carolina University’s undergraduate and graduate students will take center stage during the annual Research and Scholarship Celebration that will be held at various locations across campus over a two-day period – Wednesday, March 29, and Thursday, March 30.
Matthew McDonough didn’t know much about the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Exceptional Research Opportunities Program until he learned that a couple of his Western Carolina University instructors nominated him to participate.
Shannon Sullivan, a philosophy professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, will be a guest speaker Thursday, Nov. 3, at 4 p.m. in Western Carolina University’s Blue Ridge Residence Hall.
Western Carolina University’s new Summer Undergraduate Research Program brought faculty members together with current and future students for eight-week research projects, including one that could benefit medical science and help people with artificial limbs.