Smith, an associate professor of psychology at Appalachian, received more than $40,000 in NSF grant funding for the first year of a three-year study on optimism biases. Such biases can cause people to engage in risky behaviors, he said.
Appalachian professor and 2019–20 Fulbright awardee Dr. Paul Wallace is spending the 2019–20 academic year teaching at NovSU in Russia and refining the curriculum for a new App State Online graduate certificate in international leadership.
Powell, professor of creative writing at Appalachian, will teach a course on contemporary U.S. literature at Ovidious University of Constanta, in Romania, during spring 2020, as well as conduct research for his seventh novel.
Appalachian’s Sornito-Carter, an assistant professor of anthropology, will travel to the University of the Philippines Visayas in August 2020 to complete Fulbright research on heritage conservation and disaster management in relation to climate change in the Philippines.
Through the Fulbright Scholars Program, Williams, a professor in Appalachian’s Department of Nutrition and Health Care Management, will teach and perform research at Management Center Innsbruck in Austria in spring 2020.
This grant funding supports graduate student Chelsey Johnson’s work during the 2019–20 academic year to document living folk traditions in Appalachia. The project is part of the “In These Mountains” initiative, which aims to preserve Central Appalachia’s arts and culture.
The Physics Teacher Education Coalition (PhysTEC) grant awarded to Appalachian will help increase the number of graduates from the university’s B.S. in physics-secondary education program and other graduates with teacher licensure in physics secondary education.
Dr. Cara Fiore, visiting assistant professor in Appalachian’s Department of Biology, will travel to the Caribbean island of Curaçao in summer 2020 to begin her research of sea sponge filtration and its impact on the coral reef food web.
NRLP Engineering Supervisor Matthew Makdad, recipient of the $1 million grant, said he and his project collaborators are eager to restore the Payne Branch section of the Middle Fork New River to its natural habitat.
For the past 34 years, An Appalachian Summer Festival has brought renowned creative and performing artists to the High Country. This year’s lineup includes Patti LaBelle, The Temptations, the Punch Brothers and others.
Appalachian professor Dr. Shawn Bergman has received continued funding from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health for the study, which examines how data analytics could inform employers’ decisions regarding their employees’ health and safety.
App State receives funding for K–12 geosciences outreach project
May 30, 2019
Appalachian’s Marta Toran has received grant funding from the American Geophysical Union to update the university’s PYES mobile photo booth — an outreach project designed to raise awareness for geoscience careers and the importance of earth science literacy.
Gokee will spend the next two academic years leading archaeological research in the Bandafassi region of eastern Senegal to study how the Atlantic slave trade impacted social life in this West African “shatter zone.”
Sterling-Hellenbrand, professor of German and global studies in Appalachian’s Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, will serve as the Fulbright Visiting Professor of Cultural Studies at the University of Graz in Austria in spring 2020.
Powell, assistant professor in Appalachian’s Department of Anthropology, is one of only seven scholars in the U.S. and Canada selected by the Cornell University Society for the Humanities (SOH) as 2019–20 Fellows.
The clinical site at Ashe Memorial allows undergraduate nursing students at Appalachian to strengthen their skills of therapeutic communication, basic nursing care, and safety and health promotion for underserved, rural populations.