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Software shows just how busy honeybees are

BOONE—A web application for beekeepers called Hive Tracks, co-developed by a faculty member in Appalachian State University’s Department of Computer Science, is now being used by bee keepers in 142 countries to track beehive activity. There are currently more than 16,000 registered users of Hive Tracks, including beekeepers in Tanzania.

Computer scientist at Appalachian helps researchers track honey bee health

BOONE—Tracking the health of honeybees across the U.S. is the work of a multi-university team, including a computer scientist at Appalachian State University.

The Bee Informed Partnership, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is comprised of scientists from eight universities, including the University of Maryland, Oregon State University, the University of Tennessee and Appalachian. The partnership members are also beekeepers.

Fourth annual Appalachian Energy Summit convenes July 13

BOONE—Representatives from UNC system universities, North Carolina’s private colleges and community colleges and out-of-state institutions will convene July 13 at Appalachian State University for the fourth annual Appalachian Energy Summit.

Appalachian included in The Princeton Review’s Guide to 353 Green Colleges: 2015 Edition

NEW YORK—As the nation gears up to celebrate Earth Day on Wednesday, April 22, The Princeton Review has released its sixth annual free guide to the most environmentally responsible “green” colleges.

Team from Appalachian part of Race to Zero Student Design Competition

BOONE—Appalachian State University is one of 39 teams, and the only university from North Carolina, that will compete in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Race to Zero Student Design Competition at the National Renewable Energy Lab in Golden, Colorado, April 18-20. The teams represent 33 schools across the United States, Canada, Norway and China.

Lecture on ‘Coping with the Cascading Crises of Our World’ presented March 26

BOONE—Author, activist and journalism professor Robert Jensen will speak on “Coping with the Cascading Crises of Our World” Thursday, March 26, at 7 p.m. in Plemmons Student Union’s Blue Ridge Ballroom at Appalachian State University.

Economics scholar Deirdre N. McCloskey to speak at Appalachian’s world history and economics conference

BOONE—Dr. Deirdre N. McCloskey will be the keynote speaker at the Appalachian Spring – Tenth Annual Conference in World History and Economics held April 10-11 at Appalachian State University.

Civil rights activist Mary Frances Berry speaks March 23 at Appalachian

BOONE—Dr. Mary Frances Berry will present “Whatever Happened to the Civil Rights Movement?” Monday, March 23, as part of the 2014-15 Forum Series at Appalachian State University. The series theme is “The Civil Rights Act After 50 Years: Is There Justice for All Now?”

Spring renewable energy and energy efficiency workshop series begins April 10

BOONE—The Appalachian Energy Center at Appalachian State University will host a series of renewable energy and energy efficiency workshops on campus beginning April 10.