Some of Team USA’s most prominent athletes have chosen not to compete at the summer Olympics because of concern over the Zika virus, but WCU mosquito researcher Brian Byrd says that, although there are risks, he would go to Rio de Janeiro if he had the chance.
A tradition of hosting vibrant undergraduate research went a step further this year as a select group of current students joined faculty members and academically gifted incoming freshmen for the launch of WCU’s Summer Undergraduate Research Program.
For four years, Mike Corelli, Western Carolina University’s associate director for the Department of Campus Activities, wanted to expand the leadership experience of the minor in leadership program by taking an overseas trip.
A new laboratory offering three-dimensional visualization of math concepts and computer science object models now offers students in WCU’s Mathematics and Computer Science Department a unique tool for their assignments and projects.
Representatives of the Western North Carolina travel and tourism industry came together Friday, June 10, to celebrate the expansion of Western Carolina University’s bachelor’s degree program in hospitality and tourism into the Asheville-Hendersonville area.
Two Western Carolina University students will go to the eighth annual SEA-Phages Symposium, from Friday, June 10, to Sunday, June 12, at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Janelia Research Campus in Ashburn, Virginia.
Brian Kloeppel, who has been serving as interim dean of Western Carolina University’s Graduate School and Research since July 2015, has been named to the position on a permanent basis, effective immediately.
David A. Shapiro, the Robert Lee Madison Distinguished Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Western Carolina University, was honored Friday, May 27, by the University of North Carolina Board of Governors with the 2016 Oliver Max Gardner Award, the highest honor the board presents to faculty of the 17-campus system.