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Three-minute thesis competition held Jan. 21 at Appalachian

BOONE—Seventeen graduate students at Appalachian State University will have three minutes to explain their research or scholarly/creative projects as part of the 3MT Three Minute Thesis competition to be held Jan. 21 at Appalachian State University.

Bennett named interim director of the Research Institute for Environment, Energy, and Economics

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.

RIEEE was established in 2008 to enhance opportunities for faculty and students whose research interests involve the environment, energy and economics and especially their intersections.

Appalachian expands opportunities in China through a new relationship with Wenzhou University

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.

Appalachian professors help transform higher education in Kurdistan

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.

Geology faculty and students contribute to better understanding of early climate change during the Devonian and Carboniferous Periods

BOONE—A five-year UNESCO and International Union of Geological Sciences project on the interaction between climate change and the earth’s biodiversity, IGCP 596, has culminated in the book “Planet Earth – In Deep Time,” co-edited by Professor Johnny Waters at Appalachian State University.

Grains of sand hold clues to the history of Alaska’s glaciers

BOONE—Show most people a core sample from the ocean floor and they only see mud. Ellen Cowan sees a ribbon of time dating back 1 million years or more.

Since 2013, Cowan, a geology professor at Appalachian State University, has been part of an international team of scientists studying climate change and earth systems in the Gulf of Alaska. Their work with the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program is supported in part by the National Science Foundation.

Appalachian joins the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

BOONE—Twenty-nine faculty from across three colleges at Appalachian State University are involved in atmospheric sciences or related research.

Slow recovery after running? New research shows why and what to do about it

By Jennifer Woodford

KANNAPOLIS—David Nieman, DrPH, with the Appalachian State University Human Performance Lab on the NC Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis, gets a steady stream of emails from runners who find themselves unable to recover from intense exercise like marathons after years of training and competing.

Students participate in the 11th Annual SNCURCS research event

BOONE—A total of 146 undergraduate students and faculty from Appalachian State University attended the 11th Annual State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium at High Point University Nov. 14.