Appalachian’s Drs. David Nieman and Jennifer McBride will pit mixed flavonoid against placebo supplementation to study the effects of each on the immune system, oxidative stress and inflammation of individuals following strenuous exercise.
Students in Cameron Van Dyke’s spring 2018 Preliminary Design Studio course designed and built the furniture from scratch. The minitheater, which seats 15 and is handicapped-accessible, will screen Appalachian video productions.
Drs. Maggie Sugg and Jennifer Runkle, the grant recipients, said they plan to translate the study’s findings into new prevention strategies that would ensure optimal worker performance and protection in such environments.
Appalachian’s Dr. Cole Edwards and his team of researchers are testing rock samples collected from the western U.S. for anoxia — or the absence of oxygen — which may have contributed to the Late Devonian extinction.
The $3,000 grant will help support Appalachian’s Sydney Powell Fund for Infants and Children who are Medically Fragile, which offers financial assistance to families in need who have a child with a serious medical condition.
The root zone heat distribution system installed by Appalachian’s NEXUS team at Springhouse Farm in Vilas, North Carolina, has reduced the farm’s greenhouse energy consumption by 50 percent from January–May.
Middle and high school students in Appalachian’s Vietnamese Summer Academy are learning about American and Appalachian culture and improving their English language skills as they explore the region and interact with the community.
The academy allows visiting middle and high school Vietnamese students to learn about American and Appalachian culture and improve their English language skills as they explore the region and interact with the community.
Dr. Scott Relyea, assistant professor of history at Appalachian, will travel to China in September 2018 to continue his research on early 20th-century Sino-Tibetan relations in the Kham borderland of eastern Tibet.
Researchers in Appalachian’s Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment and the Appalachian Energy Center will study biochar’s ability to increase crop yields at Heritage Homestead Farm in Crumpler.
The scholarship is named in honor of John Weaver — the 1971 Appalachian alumnus who capped his 47-year coaching career at the university following the conclusion of the 2018 outdoor track and field season.
The professorships, which will take effect July 1, were awarded to Drs. Tracy Reed, Tammy Kowalczyk, Heather Dixon-Fowler and Ash Morgan, Scott Hunsinger, Peter Groothuis, Dana Clark and Pia Albinsson.