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Black Mountain College Semester at Appalachian to include lectures, workshops, art, films and other events

By Mary Anne Redding

BOONE, N.C.—For Appalachian State University’s Black Mountain College (BMC) Semester in spring 2018, multiple departments across the university are collaborating with area museums and other venues to host exhibits, lectures and workshops that will highlight the importance of BMC’s influence within the Appalachian region’s creative, educational and political movements.

Researchers link western wildfire activity to arctic warming

By Peter Soulé

BOONE, N.C.—Are the devastating wildfires in California potentially linked to larger atmospheric processes related to human-caused climate change? Researchers at Appalachian State University and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro believe there might be a connection.

Appalachian’s Team Sunergy travels to World Solar Challenge in Australia to advise Chilean team

By Elisabeth Wall

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University’s Team Sunergy is in Australia, assisting Chilean solar vehicle Team Antikari as its races nearly 2,000 miles from Darwin to Adelaide, Australia for the 2017 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge (BWSC).

Appalachian’s Humanities Council Symposium ‘Sustaining Democracy: Existence, Persistence, Resistance’ Sept. 29

By Ellen Gwin Burnette

BOONE, N.C.—The Humanities Council under the College of Arts and Sciences at Appalachian State University will present a symposium titled “Sustaining Democracy: Existence, Persistence, Resistance” from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Friday, Sept. 29, in the Blue Ridge Ballroom of Appalachian’s Plemmons Student Union. Admission is free and the event is open to the community.

RIEEE offers free offsets workshop Oct. 6

By Elisabeth Wall

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University’s Research Institute for Environment, Energy, and Economics (RIEEE) is hosting a daylong workshop Friday, Oct. 6, on the future of carbon offsets and carbon markets in the southeastern United States.

Registration now open for Appalachian Energy Center workshops scheduled between Aug. 11 and Sept. 29

By Ken Keuffel

BOONE, N.C.—The Appalachian Energy Center at Appalachian State University is offering five professional development workshops through Sept. 29:

Visual history archive with 55,000 testimonies of genocide survivors and witnesses will be accessible this fall through Appalachian’s Belk Library and Information Commons

By Ellen Gwin Burnette

BOONE, N.C.—This fall semester, Appalachian State University will become one of 79 sites to provide full access to the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive.

Urban revitalizationist Majora Carter champions ‘people energy’ at Appalachian Energy Summit

By Ken Keuffel

BOONE, N.C.—In her address at the 2017 Appalachian Energy Summit, Majora Carter suggested her work in urban revitalization befitted a summit on energy. She spoke about the energy of people – which she called “an incredibly powerful, renewable resource.”

Gina McCarthy, former head of EPA, delivers a rousing, humorous and inspiring keynote during Appalachian Energy Summit

By Ken Keuffel

BOONE, N.C.—In her keynote address at the 2017 Appalachian Energy Summit, former head of the EPA Gina McCarthy cautioned against complacency and despair, calling on grass roots activists to address environmental issues with renewed vigor, especially around clean energy and climate change.