A few years ago, Jerry Miller, professor in the Department of Geosciences and Natural Resources, began looking at microplastics and its effects on rivers and streams in Western North Carolina.
Beverly Collins, professor emeritus at WCU, has been the resident leaf expert for WCU and has again offered her prediction for the 2023 leaf season.
The National Endowment for the Humanities awarded Sara Snyder Hopkins, assistant professor and director of the Cherokee Language Program, a grant of $64,905 for her ongoing translation project, Eastern Cherokee Histories in Translation.
WCU’s Community Care Program will expand to more counties in Western North Carolina thanks to a $140,000 grant from Dogwood Health Trust.
A groundbreaking, non-invasive archaeological dig is underway at the historic Cherokee township of the Watauga mounds in Macon County.
Students and faculty recently returned from three trips to Japan that gave them the opportunity to experience the culture, education, business and tech ventures of the country as part of several travel courses.
With the warmer, wet weather in Western North Carolina, it is important to be mindful of personal protection from mosquitoes in this region that could carry La Crosse encephalitis.
Three rising seniors from the new Morganton campus of the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics spent the last few weeks at WCU’s Highlands Biological Station as part of their research and mentorship program.
For Jim Costa, biology professor since 1996 and director of Western Carolina University’s Highlands Biological Station for the past 17 years, the study of evolution has always been one of his main interests and areas of research.