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Community Care Program receives grant from Dogwood Health Trust to expand in WNC

WCU’s Community Care Program will expand to more counties in Western North Carolina thanks to a $140,000 grant from Dogwood Health Trust.   

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A third summer of field school at Watauga unearths new discoveries

A groundbreaking, non-invasive archaeological dig is underway at the historic Cherokee township of the Watauga mounds in Macon County.  

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Students, faculty experience once-in-a-lifetime trip to Japan

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.  

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WNC risk high for La Crosse encephalitis says WCU mosquito expert

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.  

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NCSSM-Morganton visits Highlands Biological Station for 5-week research and mentorship program

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.  

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Jim Costa awarded Gould Prize from the Society for the Study of Evolution

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.  

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WCU Cherokee Language Program receives $11,700 donation for ECHT Project

WCU’s Cherokee Language Program recently received a $11,700 donation from the John W. Heisse Fund for Historic Preservation for the Eastern Cherokee Histories in Translation Project.   

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Environmental Health Sciences program partners with local health departments for summer internships

This summer, students from the Environmental Health Sciences program will get the opportunity to get hands-on experience in health departments in eight of North Carolina’s westernmost counties.  

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Jim Costa publishes book celebrating work of scientist and humanitarian Alfred Russel Wallace

In Costa’s book, “Radical by Nature – The Revolutionary Life of Alfred Russel Wallace,” he dives into scholarly research, journals, notebooks and letters to help bring Wallace’s fascinating history to life.  

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