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Research Administration announces grants for faculty, staff projects

Awards from a variety of public and private funders were received in September 2019.  

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Asheville chamber’s Cramer providing keynote for leadership program

The five-day certificate program is designed for individuals who want to take their careers to the next level to become a high impact leader.  

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WCU hosting two UNC System presidential search public forums

'Listening sessions' will begin at 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 21, in the theater of A.K. Hinds University Center.  

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Cartoonist Bob Mankoff kicks off inaugural psychology speaker series

His talk is titled “What’s So Funny and Why AI?” and will address the intersection of artificial intelligence and humor.   

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Town hall on opioid and addiction crisis opens doors to potential solutions

Attendees at the recent forum heard about the devastating impacts and discussed realistic ideas for prevention, treatment and recovery in the community.  

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One Book author Celeste Headlee to visit for discussion about civil discourse

All of WCU's first-year students received a copy of her book, “We Need to Talk: How to Have Conversations That Matter'  

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Memorial service set for history faculty member Gerald Schwartz

A memorial service and celebration of life will be held on campus from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12.  

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Wright works with TED team to produce animated lesson

Laura Wright, professor in WCU’s Department of English, was nominated as a “TED Talk educator” and worked with a team at the nonprofit organization to create a collaborative lesson on Indian author Arundhati Roy’s novel “The God of Small Things.”  

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Finding roots: Mountain symposium attracts largest crowd in its decade-long run

The event theme of “Giduwagi ― Appalachian Historical Ecology” was topical and philosophical, reflecting both the changing landscape of Southern Appalachia and attitudes toward the natural resources of the mountains.  

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