Before the first week in February -- when the the mosquito-borne Zika virus was declared a public health emergency -- WCU's Brian Byrd was providing expert advice for the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services.
“The idea behind the Urban Death Project is to bring nature into the cities, because I think all cities need a deeper connection to nature and all of us who live in cities can benefit from that.” -- Katrina Spade, founder, Urban Death Project
Several Western Carolina University students and a faculty member spent a recent bitterly cold weekend in the gray winter woods on campus, working on a project that may provide society with an alternative to traditional burial and cremation.
Western Carolina University is among 14 higher education institutions in the U.S. selected to participate in a National Center for Engineering Pathways to Innovation program that is designed to help schools fully incorporate innovation and entrepreneurship into undergraduate engineering education.
Ali Bovender says she expected that a recent journey to Kenya with six of her fellow Western Carolina University teacher education students would turn out to be a life-changing experience, but she had no idea that it would affect her like it has.