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Appalachian professor studies the interactions between plants and pollinators

BOONE—Worker bumble bees only live a couple of weeks, but it’s that short life span that has enabled researchers to identify changes that are occurring to the species because of climate change in Colorado’s Pennsylvania Mountain Natural Area’s flower diversity.

Appalachian student/faculty delegation presents at conference in Romania

BOONE—A delegation from the Center for Appalachian Studies at Appalachian State University traveled to Brasov, Romania, recently to present research at the Appalachians/Carpathians: Researching, Documenting, and Preserving Highland Traditions conference. Held at Transylvania University of Braşov, the conference brought together a group of international scholars to discuss sustainable development in global mountain regions.

Rosenberg honored by Global Science and Technology Forum

BOONE—Professor Ed Rosenberg, director of Appalachian State University’s gerontology program, and two colleagues from Thailand were honored recently at the 5th annual Political Science, Sociology and International Relations Conference held in Bangkok.

Professor receives NIH grant to study the relationships between mood and memory

BOONE—A little memory loss as you age might be a good thing.

Lisa Emery, an associate professor in Appalachian State University’s Department of Psychology, has received a three-year, $270,375 Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA) from the National Institutes of Health to better understand relationships between mood and memory.

Kirkpatrick receives Brockman-Campbell Book Award for her Irish-themed poetry collection

BOONE—Irish revolutionary Maud Gonne haunted Kathryn Kirkpatrick’s creative thoughts for more than a dozen years.

A poet and professor in Appalachian State University’s Department of English, Kirkpatrick had long wanted to write about Gonne, who was a muse to William Butler Yeats, but she was uncertain of the creative device – such as lyric or dramatic monologue – that she wanted to use.

Appalachian receives NSF grant to address math and science teacher shortage in rural schools

BOONE—A four-year, $1,165,039 grant from the National Science Foundation awarded to Appalachian State University will help address the shortage of math and science teachers in rural schools.

K-12 teachers attend renewable energy workshop at Appalachian

BOONE—A total of 44 educators from across North Carolina attended renewable energy workshops for teachers held this summer at Appalachian State University.

Appalachian’s Energy Center assists counties with landfill gas to energy projects

Activity supported with Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation funding

BOONE—The Appalachian Energy Center at Appalachian State University recently completed a project that began in 2005 to help eight North Carolina counties produce renewable energy while reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improve their economy.

Rhodiola rosea protects marathoners against viral infection

By Jennifer Woodford, NC Research Campus

KANNAPOLIS—Human trials with marathon runners found that the herb Rhodiola rosea protects against viral infection. These findings build on previous human trials that demonstrate the anti-viral activity of blueberry and green tea polyphenols.