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Anna Biache, a senior sociology major, presented findings about Latina deportation trends at the Association of Humanist Sociology’s annual conference in El Paso, Texas. Her research was conducted in collaboration with Appalachian sociology professors Dr. Felicia Arriaga and Dr. Cameron Lippard.
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 Ovidius 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 Scholar 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.
Dr. Joseph Cazier and Dr. Todd Cherry were recognized with this year’s Green E Awards, conferred by the Walker College of Business. The awards honor individuals in the college for their outstanding accomplishments in the area of sustainable business.
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.
There are two primary ways that resistance training helps promote fat loss. App State’s Dr. N. Travis Triplett, a professor of exercise science and the newly elected president of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), explains what they are and how they work.
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.
The onset of North Carolina's famously vibrant fall colors has been delayed by an unseasonably hot start to fall and drought conditions. But Howard Neufeld, a biologist at Appalachian State University known as the "Fall Color Guy," says there's still a good chance for rich color this year – especially since cooler weather has begun.