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Center for Appalachian Studies releases ‘Voices from the Headwaters’

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s Center for Appalachian Studies has released its latest publication, “Voices from the Headwaters: Stories from Meat Camp, Tamarack (Pottertown) & Sutherland, North Carolina.” Edited by recently retired center director Dr. Patricia Beaver and Appalachian Journal editor Dr. Sandra Ballard, with assistant editor Brittany R. Hicks, this book of oral histories preserves the stories of three neighboring communities in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Violence, infectious disease and climate change contributed to the collapse of the Indus Civilization

BOONE—A new study on the human skeletal remains from the ancient Indus city of Harappa provides evidence that inter-personal violence and infectious diseases played a role in the demise of the Indus, or Harappan civilization around 4,000 years ago.

Earn $300 as a research volunteer at Appalachian

BOONE—Women between the ages of 18 and 50 are being recruited for a research study at Appalachian State University. Individuals selected for the study will receive $300 for adhering to all aspects of the study design.

Utter named interim vice provost for research

Dr. Alan C. Utter has been named interim vice provost for research, according to Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Lori S. Gonzalez. The appointment is effective immediately.

Stream restorations sometimes miss intended goals, professors say

BOONE—Stream restoration projects have become a multibillion dollar industry. But do the projects always yield the desired results or can they create a false image of stream and landscape protection?

Volunteers sought for research on dietary supplement’s effect on immune function

BOONE—Women between the ages of 18 and 50 are being recruited for a research study to be conducted at Appalachian State University.

Graduate students compete in 3-Minute Research competition

BOONE—Graduate student Alex Kirk can tell you about his research on adolescent suicide in three minutes flat. He did just that at the Fall 3-Minute Research competition on Dec. 3 at Appalachian State University sponsored by the Cratis D. Williams Graduate School. And he got the judges’ attention.

Clinical trial results support ‘cocktail’ approach to joint pain relief

BOONE—A recent study conducted at the N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis studied the effectiveness of the joint pain supplement Instaflex™ Joint Support. An eight-week clinical trial showed the supplement significantly reduced joint pain and stiffness in test volunteers after four weeks of use.

Appalachian students participate in the 9th Annual State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium

BOONE—Forty-eight undergraduate students from Appalachian State University presented their work at the 9th Annual State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium held at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte campus on Nov. 16.