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‘Celebration of Innovation’ showcases new Appalachian College of Fine and Applied Arts’ campus/community space

By Elisabeth Wall

BOONE – Appalachian State University, along with the College of Fine and Applied Arts, has leased space at 182 Howard St., across from Boone eatery The Local, that will serve as a campus-wide collaborative, interdisciplinary work and meeting space. The first project is the actual redesign of the facility by a team of Integrative Design Experience (IDEX) laboratory students.

Dr. Zach Throckmorton of Lincoln Memorial University to lecture on Homo naledi Nov. 9 in I.G. Greer Auditorium at Appalachian State University

By University Communications

BOONE—Dr. Zach Throckmorton will deliver a lecture titled “Meet Homo naledi” at 5 p.m. Nov. 9 in I.G. Greer Auditorium at Appalachian State University. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Faculty, student researchers at Appalachian State University and UNC Asheville research threatened plant species

By University Communications

BOONE and ASHEVILLE—Professors and student researchers from Appalachian State University’s and UNC Asheville’s Departments of Biology have partnered in a federally funded project to assess several aspects of an imperiled plant in western parts of North Carolina and Virginia.

Appalachian State University geologist’s research on ancient footprints garners worldwide attention, will shed light on the roots of our origin

By Elisabeth Wall

BOONE—The spotlight is on Dr. Cynthia Liutkus-Pierce. Big time.

Her recently published research around the age and formation of the largest assemblage of Homo sapiens footprints discovered to date, in the shadow of the Ol Doinyo L’engai volcano in Tanzania, led to an Oct.10 article in National Geographic

World-renowned Holocaust scholar C.R. Browning to lecture at Appalachian Sept. 25

BOONE—The keynote lecture of the 2016 annual meeting of the North Carolina Jewish Studies Consortium at Appalachian State University will be delivered by Dr. Christopher R. Browning.

Michael McNally named director of North Carolina Center for Engineering Technologies

BOONE—The North Carolina Center for Engineering Technologies (NCCET) has hired Michael McNally as its new director. The center’s 55,000 square-foot facility, located in Hickory, provides facilities for applied research in engineering-related fields and serves as a conduit to baccalaureate education delivered by institutions in the the University of North Carolina system.

Geography Professor Sugg receives award for continued research on her North Carolina heat-health vulnerability tool

BOONE—The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has awarded $10,356 to Dr. Margaret Sugg, a professor in Appalachian State University’s Department of Geography and Planning. The award is for continued research into the development of her North Carolina Heat-Health Vulnerability Tool (NC HHVT).

Appalachian vehicle finishes in sixth place in American Solar Challenge

HOT SPRINGS, S.D.—Twelve students who departed the campus of Appalachian State University on July 21 completed a 17-day journey in Hot Springs, South Dakota, on Aug. 6, finishing a nearly 2,000-mile solar car race in sixth place overall and winning three international awards along the way with their solar vehicle, Apperion.

Appalachian’s solar vehicle team places third in the Formula Sun Grand Prix

WAMPUM, Pa.—Appalachian State University’s solar vehicle team, Team Sunergy, has taken third place in the Formula Sun Grand Prix at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex in Wampum, Pennsylvania.

Under heavy cloud cover and some rain, the team completed the race on July 28 with a total of 414 laps, behind Principia College with 454 laps and University of Michigan, which took first place with 518 laps.