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Associate professor, students look to chemistry for nuclear waste solutions

Associate professor Channa De Silva and recent graduate Brandon Sanders have been exploring how chemistry can help with recycling America’s spent nuclear fuels.  

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Science at Jackson Arts Market events scheduled

A “Science at the Jackson Arts Market” will be held on consecutive Sundays in downtown Sylva on April 3 and April 10 to highlight the science behind crafts and gardening, in a free, family friendly event.  

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Telescope clinic, night sky viewing scheduled at Apodoca Science Building

WCU will host a telescope clinic on campus, followed by a free, open to the public telescope viewing using in-house telescopes on Friday, March 11, on the fifth-floor terrace of the Apodaca Science Building.   

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WCU to examine environmental ethics in free, open-to-public lectures

WCU will host a series of three lectures on environmental ethics by Christian Diehm, professor of philosophy at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, in late March.  

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Annual Spring Literary Festival returns to WCU campus with live events

After two years being held as an online celebration, the Spring Literary Festival returns to campus March 14-17 for a series of live events.   

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Forensic Anthropology Program expands, gains prominence

In 2019, a research team from WCU’s Forensic Anthropology Program began a concentrated search for the airman, drawing on local interviews, anecdotal information and lots of onsite field work, including excavations. They found Sgt. Francis W. Wiemerslage.  

Myron Jackson

Myron Jackson

Myron Jackson is proud of his success because it taught him to be grateful for the help and support of others. One cannot succeed alone.   

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Learn to use a telescope at clinic

Did you or your family just get a telescope for the holidays but are not sure how to use it? Or do you have a telescope in the closet and want to finally make good use of it?  

Munene Mwaniki

Munene Mwaniki

Getting a PhD certainly isn't easy and there are few Black professors to model after, but Mwaniki also was fortunate in a lot ways and didn't believe that a degree made him smarter than others.  

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