Western Carolina University faculty member Rob Young, director of the Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines at WCU, has been appointed to the South Carolina Blue Ribbon Committee on Shoreline Management.
A scholar of Afghanistan who formerly lived in that Asian country for almost a decade will visit Western Carolina University to deliver a free public lecture titled “Afghanistan: The Burning Questions.”
Western Carolina University coastal geology professor Rob Young will join a U.S. congressman and others for a symposium focusing on climate change at “The New Green Economy,” the 10th national conference on science, policy and the environment.
Ron Davis, Western Carolina University assistant professor of geosciences and natural resources management, received a grant of $3,250 from Balsam Mountain Preserve to continue data collection on wildlife species, including eastern box turtles and rattlesnakes.
Western Carolina University will celebrate its second annual Geographical Information System Day on Wednesday, Nov. 14, with presentations and workshops to showcase GIS and remote sensing projects by faculty, staff, students and off-campus individuals.
Fast-moving mountain landslides called “debris flows” topped the news in September 2004 when one such slide killed five people in Macon County’s Peeks Creek community, but it is another type of less-understood slope failure that is the focus of a long-term research project involving Western Carolina University geology students and faculty, and the state’s Geological Survey and Department of Transportation.