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Scanning electron microscope (SEM) at Appalachian State

Appalachian’s NSF-funded scanning electron microscope supports undergraduate research
Sep 25, 2017

The National Science Foundation, through a major research instrumentation program grant, awarded the College of Arts and Sciences’ Dewel Microscopy Facility at Appalachian State University $562,842 for a new scanning electron microscope (SEM).

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Humanities Council

Four book discussions centered around Timothy Snyder’s, ‘On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century’
Sep 20, 2017

In conjunction with the Fall Humanities Council Symposium on Sept. 29, the Council will host a four-part series of book discussions on Timothy Snyder’s most recent work, “On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century.”

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Appalachian’s Humanities Council Symposium Fall 2017

Appalachian’s Humanities Council Symposium ‘Sustaining Democracy: Existence, Persistence, Resistance’ Sept. 29
Sep 20, 2017

The Humanities Council under the College of Arts and Sciences at Appalachian State University will present a symposium titled “Sustaining Democracy: Existence, Persistence, Resistance” from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Friday, Sept.

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Brothers Like These event

Appalachian Veterans Arts & Humanities Collective to host Vietnam vet writers
Mar 20, 2017

The Appalachian Veterans Arts & Humanities Collective at Appalachian State University is hosting a staged reading of “Brothers Like These” at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19, in the Parkway Ballroom of the Plemmons Student Union.

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Dr. Michael T. Taussig, Columbia University visits Appalachian State

Public Lecture Announced with Dr. Michael T. Taussig, Columbia University
Mar 20, 2017

"Corpse Magic for Vengeance and its Curious Demise"
Thursday, April 27, 2017  at 5:00pm
In the Bryce and Izoria Gordon Gathering Hall, Room 124B
located in the Reich College of Education  

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Appalachian’s “Say What?” presentations on freedom of speech to include 5 nationally recognized speakers; several timely topics to be addressed

Appalachian’s “Say What?” presentations on freedom of speech to include 5 nationally recognized speakers; several timely topics to be addressed
Mar 20, 2017

Five speakers, all experts in their fields, will deliver lectures and/or lead discussions during “Say What?: Examining Freedom of Speech at App State,” a weeklong series of events beginning March 23 on the campus of Appalachian State University.

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Appstate students research in the archives of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C

Spring break study abroad opportunity makes global connections
Mar 15, 2017

Appalachian State University’s Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies and the College of Arts and Sciences program in Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies collaborated with four organizations to create a study abroad research trip in Holocaust studies for Appalachian students during

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Dr. Susan Lappan of the Department of Anthropology at Appalachian State University

Dr. Susan Lappan awarded Fulbright grant for primate research in Southeast Asia
Mar 13, 2017

Dr. Susan Lappan of the Department of Anthropology at Appalachian State University received a Fulbright award for her forthcoming research on primate ecology in peninsular Malaysia, entitled “Conservation of the Malaysian Siamang in a Changing World.”

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Close to completion, this clay, foam and wire-framed aetosaur is almost ready for bronze casting. Refining the armored plating on the back – the most distinguishing characteristics of this species of aetosaur – was critical in order to create as accurate a visual as possible for the interlocking plates and spikes. Photo by Travis Donovan

Art and geology students at Appalachian collaborate to sculpt Triassic aetosaur based on a handful of pre-historic bones unearthed in North Carolina
Mar 13, 2017

Forget Jurassic Park. Appalachian State University will soon have its own Triassic Park – complete with its very own dinosaur-like creature.

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Lesnik and the evolution of insects as food

The Evolution of Insects As Food, From Hominids to the United Nations
Mar 9, 2017

March 21, 2017 at 5:00 pm
Current perceptions of insects as food here in the United States are generally of disgust, even though insects are a common and desirable food in many different cultures around the world. Presented by Dr. Julie Lesnik of Wayne State University.

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oet Bianca Spriggs will appear March 30 in the Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series at Appalachian State University. Photo by Bianca Spriggs

Visiting Writer Series: Bianca Lynne Spriggs Reading
Mar 8, 2017

When Bianca Spriggs appears March 30 in the Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series at Appalachian State University, the occasion will draw attention to her significant, growing body of poetry.

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Hunter Stark, an Appalachian State University sophomore from Charlotte, along with James Howe of Southwestern Community College, won best undergraduate student paper from the North Carolina Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers. Photo by David Sitar

Cross-institutional research in physics and astronomy leads to best undergraduate student paper
Mar 8, 2017

Hunter Stark, an Appalachian State University sophomore communication major from Charlotte, and James Howe, a Southwestern Community College senior and triple major in electronics, computer, and network engineering technology from Miami, Florida, have been awarded the best undergraduate student...

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Dr. Sarah Carmichael looks for manganese oxide coatings on speleothems in Worley’s Cave in Tennessee. Carmichael, associate professor of geology at Appalachian, will be received as a Fellow in The Explorers Club in New York City, March 24. Photo courtesy of Sarah Carmichael

Appalachian’s Sarah Carmichael to be inducted into The Explorers Club
Mar 6, 2017

Geochemist joins John Glenn, Sally Ride, Sir Edmund Hillary, Jane Goodall and other well-known explorers in this prestigious society.

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