“College Experiences of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians,” an article by Rebecca Lasher, WCU assistant professor of social work, and Don Good, a 1978 alumnus of WCU and professor of educational leadership at East Tennessee State University, was published in volume 33 of the Research in Higher Education Journal.
Marie-Line Germain, Western Carolina University associate professor of human resources and leadership, is spending two weeks in Ghana engaging in research that is aimed at understanding corporate leadership behaviors in that country and the rest of Africa.
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.
Western Carolina University students once again are among the nation’s leaders in the number of research projects accepted for presentation at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research, and this year, for the first time, WCU’s student contingent will include a representative of the School of Nursing.
Western Carolina University’s Department of English, the student-run journal The Nomad and the Society of Professional Communicators will be hosting their inaugural conference for undergraduate research, “Interdisciplinary Innovations: Approaches to Global Concerns,” from 9:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Friday, April 7, in Conference Room A of Blue Ridge Hall.
The research talents and creative work of Western Carolina University’s undergraduate and graduate students will take center stage during the annual Research and Scholarship Celebration that will be held at various locations across campus over a two-day period – Wednesday, March 29, and Thursday, March 30.
A trio of Western Carolina University faculty members has been named recipients of prestigious Fulbright Scholar awards and will be heading overseas to engage in individual scholarly projects in Hungary, New Zealand and Mexico.
Brian Byrd, associate professor of environmental health at Western Carolina University and an adviser to state health officials on the Zika virus, will join other WCU faculty members and students in a public program focusing on best practices for reducing the risk of mosquito-borne illness.