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Students set up bug tents to learn more about the critters in Cullowhee

As part of a field entomology course at WCU, Luiz Lima Da Silveira, biology professor, and Sarah Parsons, professor of geosciences and natural resources, have teamed up to monitor insect populations on campus.  

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Faculty members receive grant funding from NCInnovation for mosquito-borne infectious disease identification

Brian Byrd, WCU’s mosquito expert and professor, along with Scott Huffman, professor in the Department of Chemistry and Physics, have been approved for grant funding from NCInnovation.  

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Nursing students travel to Honduras, volunteer with Shoulder to Shoulder organization

Last year, Jaclyn Bandell, director of WCU’s family nurse practitioner program, volunteered with Shoulder to Shoulder, Inc., spending a week at the organization’s clinic in Southern Intibucá, Honduras.  

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Undergrad finds fascination in mummies

As a forensic anthropology major, Alex Vacca is fascinated by mummies.   

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WCU student combines love of history and forensics for NCUR research project

Emma Roy, along with other WCU undergraduate students, flew out to Long Beach, California, on April 7 to present their research projects at NCUR.  

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Business savvy student puts skills to use for NCUR project

Hudspeth’s research paper looks at the relationship between online payments using various types of payments, such as cash, checks, debit cards, credit cards, prepaid cards, money orders and bank account number payments during COVID-19, and six characteristics used to assess payment choice.  

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Student research examines smalltown, southern speech

Western Carolina University junior Wyatt Wilson has been examining the social aspects of language to better understand the culture that is shaped by the voices of his hometown of Cherryville.   

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Faculty, students collaborate on Health Equity Data Consortium

Faculty and students represent WCU as part of 11 universities within the state tasked with engaging faculty and students to assess the impact the pandemic has had on NC residents.  

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New tool shines light on firefly research

WCU assistant professor Luiz Lima da Silveira has spent decades learning about fireflies.   

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