“Summoning the Dead: Essays on Ron Rash” is the first book-length collection of scholarship on professor and award-winning author Ron Rash. The volume was co-edited by Appalachian professor Zack Vernon.
Appalachian sociology professors Cameron Lippard and Pavel Osinsky, along with Lon Strauss, co-authored “War: Contemporary Perspectives on Armed Conflicts around the World,” a new textbook examining interdisciplinary perspectives on war.
An interdisciplinary team at Appalachian has received planning funds from the N.C. Humanities Council for their project “Decolonizing Citizenship and Indigenous Lifeways,” which will involve Gadugi Program/Cherokee Partnership students.
Faculty and students of Appalachian’s IDEXlab were awarded funding from the city of Elizabethton, Tennessee, to develop a conceptual master plan proposal and a feasibility study for two of the city’s parks.
Appalachian professor Patricia Johann in the university’s computer science department has received funding from the National Science Foundation for her project exploring new foundations in indexed programming.
East Carolina University awards funding for ECU and Appalachian faculty and students to research the Village of Portsmouth on Portsmouth Island for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places.
Dr. Lauren Woods and a team of undergraduates from Appalachian State University want to bring lasers out of the realm of Star Wars weaponry and into the home for practical use. In fact, the laser Woods’ team is developing contains turmeric, which can be eaten when lasing is finished.