Western Carolina University's Institute for the Economy and the Future will hold its second annual i7 Futures Forum as scientists, policy makers, economic developers and investors gather to explore how science can shape the region's future and provide opportunities for economic growth.
Undergraduate research will be under the spotlight at Western Carolina University during upcoming weeks as WCU students participate in an on-campus Undergraduate Expo and record numbers of students travel to Asheville to share their research at the 20th annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research.
Western Carolina University biology department faculty member James T. Costa is the new executive director of the Highlands Biological Station, a 21-acre interinstitutional facility of the University of North Carolina system.
Jeanne Dorle, assistant professor in the department of management and international business at Western Carolina University, has been named the Fulbright Research Chair in Project Management at the University of Quebec.
Abdul M. Turay, dean of research and graduate studies at Western Carolina University since July 1998, will step down from the position this summer to become provost and vice president of academic affairs at Tougaloo College in Mississippi.
Seven faculty members and about a dozen undergraduate and graduate students from Western Carolina University's department of psychology recently attended the annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association in Nashville, Tenn.
Faculty members in Western Carolina University's department of physical therapy recently unveiled a new human movement science laboratory, a training and diagnostic facility made possible by a grant of nearly $200,000 from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust.
The U.S. Department of the Interior has awarded a $118,000 grant to a Western Carolina University geologist to develop a systematic process to guide the monitoring of the vast variety of geological resources found in the nation's parks, from Acadia National Park in Maine to Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska.