BOONE—After stumbling at the end of 2012, the regional economy began to regain its footing in the first quarter of the year, according to the Western North Carolina Economic Index, compiled by the Center for Economic Research and Policy Analysis at Appalachian State University. Regional economic activity increased 0.4 percent during the first quarter of 2013.
BOONE—Dr. Todd L. Cherry, professor in the Department of Economics and director of the Center for Economic Research and Policy Analysis at Appalachian State University, has been selected to be the Rasmuson Chair of Economics in the College of Business and Public Policy at the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA). The appointment is for the 2013-14 academic year.
Cherry named senior research fellow at Center for International Climate and Environmental Research-Oslo
BOONE—Todd L. Cherry, professor of economics at Appalachian State University, has been appointed a senior research fellow at the Center for International Climate and Environmental Research-Oslo (CICERO). CICERO, a research center associated with the University of Oslo in Norway, has been an international leader since 1990 in conducting research and providing information on climate change and climate policy.
BOONE—Running on autopilot. How many times has that described your work or school day after a sleepless night – or week?
Two professors at Appalachian State University have received a $405,628 National Science Foundation award to study how sleep restriction and disruption of the circadian rhythm, or natural sleep cycle, impacts decision making.
BOONE—Dr. Gregg Marland, formerly with Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Environmental Sciences Division, has joined Appalachian State University’s Research Institute for Environment, Energy and Economics as a research professor. Marland will formally begin his affiliation with the university in August when he and his wife relocate to Boone.
BOONE—Jari Eloranta lives in one of the most interesting times for someone who is a business and economics historian. Eloranta, who is an associate professor in Appalachian State University’s Department of History, just turns to the daily papers or national newscasts for current topics to discuss in class.