Dr. Cynthia Liutkus-Pierce, an associate professor in the Department of Geology, has recently published research around the age and formation of the largest assemblage of Homo sapiens footprints discovered to date, in the shadow of the Ol Doinyo L’engai volcano in Tanzania.
Both the Global Leadership awards and the Local to Global award recognize “extraordinary contributions of students, faculty and staff who have initiated, developed and/or supported opportunities for global learning.”
Based on one of the Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese literature of the same name, “Journey To The West” is a contemporary remake of the misadventures of a Buddhist monk as he makes a pilgrimage from China to India.
The keynote lecture of the 2016 annual meeting of the North Carolina Jewish Studies Consortium at Appalachian State University will be delivered by Dr. Christopher R. Browning. Browning’s talk is titled “Holocaust History and Survivor Testimony: The Starachowice Factory Slave Labor Camps” and is based on his recent book “Remembering Survival.”
Winner of Cannes Film Festival, and nominated for the Oscar as one of the best foreign films of 2015, this Colombian film tells the story of two scientists who explored the Amazon for 40 years in search of a sacred healing plant.
“The Quispe Girls” is a Chilean film based on the true story of three sister shepherds, who lived a solitary life until a new law challenged them to question their existence and the meaning of their lives.
Dr. Harry M. Davis, professor of finance and past chair of the Department of Finance, Banking and Insurance at Appalachian, shared some thoughts about the economy, globalization, education and his personal accomplishments.
Between June 17 and July 31, Appalachian State University is hosting 25 young leaders from 19 African countries for a series of workshops and networking sessions as part of the 2016 Mandela Washington Fellowship Institute.
Three Appalachian State University students are among the recipients of the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE).
Appalachian State University was selected to receive $7,500 to support new study abroad scholarships as part of its commitment to the Institute of International Education’s (IIE) Generation Study Abroad® initiative to increase the number and diversity of students who study abroad by the end of the decade.
Dr. James Robinson, leading specialist in development economics and economic history at the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago, will be the keynote speaker at the 11th Annual Appalachian Spring Conference in World History and Economics: Institutions and Development.