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Teams probe diverse topics during summer research

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.

Fine Art Museum receives $25,000 NEA grant

The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded a $25,000 grant in support of a contemporary Native American art exhibit scheduled for display at the Western Carolina University Fine Art Museum from Monday, Aug. 21, through Friday, Dec. 8.

Faculty involved in Native health exhibit at library

Tom Belt, Western Carolina University’s Cherokee Language Program coordinator, will be a keynote speaker during the opening ceremony for an exhibit, “Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness,” at Jackson County Public Library at 6 p.m. Friday, June 23.