A $40,000 grant from the National Conferences on Undergraduate Research will enable Western Carolina University to create a 10-week interdisciplinary summer research program focusing on the preservation of Cherokee heritage and culture in the face of increasing economic and environmental pressures.
Western Carolina University is one of four University of North Carolina system institutions participating in a pilot project this fall aimed at studying new methods of downloading and distributing copyrighted music files from the Internet.
A geology professor from Western Carolina University will spend the next few months in Olympic National Park in Washington attempting to gauge the impact of the nation's largest dam removal project on water quality in what was once one of the Pacific Northwest's most productive salmon rivers.
A $420,000 award from the U.S. Department of Energy through Oak Ridge National Laboratory will enable Western Carolina University and Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College to work with an Etowah manufacturing company to create a prototype of a new type of dual-serve application, energy-efficient water heater.
Students and professors in Western Carolina University's computer science program will be involved in two collaborative research projects designed to increase access to a rapidly developing form of high performance computing known as “grid computing.”
The results are in from a comprehensive scientific sampling of residents of the 23 westernmost counties of North Carolina, and researchers at Western Carolina University’s Center for Regional Development say they found some surprises in their examination of the region’s economic, social and political trends.
Here’s one professor whose research truly has gone to the dogs. Hal Herzog, professor of psychology at Western Carolina University, had long wondered why people choose the types of dogs they select for pets.
It’s been a busy spring for Christine D. Stevens, head of Western Carolina University’s department of health sciences, who has been appointed to a statewide genomics task force and received the state’s top award in the field of immunology.
It’s not unusual for a group of college students to take advantage of a long weekend for a trip to the beach. But for a group of Western Carolina University geosciences majors, a recent trip to North Carolina’s Outer Banks provided more than just an opportunity for rest and relaxation.