Matthew McDonough didn’t know much about the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Exceptional Research Opportunities Program until he learned that a couple of his Western Carolina University instructors nominated him to participate.
A program focusing on “Global Celebrations of Living and Dying” will be held on the Western Carolina University campus over two evenings, Monday, Oct. 31, and Thursday, Nov. 3, with presentations on diverse aspects of life and death as seen from biological, philosophical, religious and cultural viewpoints.
A faculty member from Western Carolina University’s Department of Biology will be looking to climb the equivalent of Mt. Everest on his bicycle this coming Saturday (Sept. 17) as he raises money for WCU’s student Biology Club.
Leaf-lookers, stay tuned. The quality of the fall colors in Western North Carolina’s mountains this year will depend on the temperatures recorded from September through the typical peak color weeks of October.
Two Western Carolina University students will go to the eighth annual SEA-Phages Symposium, from Friday, June 10, to Sunday, June 12, at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Janelia Research Campus in Ashburn, Virginia.
Zachary Throckmorton, assistant professor of anatomy at Lincoln Memorial University, will speak Wednesday, Oct. 21, at 12:20 p.m. on the WCU campus in Room 121 of the McKee Building on the topic “Homo Naledi Strides Again: Deliberate Disposal of a Dated Dichotomy.”