BOONE—A National Science Foundation grant awarded to two faculty members at Appalachian State University will support their work to develop engaging botany laboratory experiences for undergraduate students and, at the same time, build a database related to ecological changes occurring in the Southern Appalachians.
BOONE—Following an internal search, Dr. Nicole Bennett has been named interim director of the Research Institute for Environment, Energy, and Economics (RIEEE) at Appalachian State University. Her appointment is effect March 1.
BOONE—Appalachian State University has entered a partnership with Wenzhou University in Wenzhou, China, that will facilitate collaborative activities, including student and faculty exchanges, joint academic programming and research collaboration. The partnership paves the way for a joint entrepreneurship course to be offered to Appalachian and Wenzhou students.
BOONE—Transforming higher education can be a slow, laborious process – even more so if the institution is located in a country surrounded by armed conflict and regional unrest.
But despite the ongoing crisis in Northern Iraq, violence in Kurdistan has remained low, enabling professors and administrators at Salahaddin University to focus on a future that provides the best possible education for their students.