The University of North Carolina Press has announced plans to publish new books this coming February that were written, or co-written, by members of the WCU faculty.
Jennifer Schiff, Western Carolina University assistant professor of political science and public affairs, will take over as director of the International Studies Program on July 1 after spending the last six years on the program’s advisory board.
Twenty Western Carolina University students recently attended the Southeastern Regional Model United Nations Conference in Charlotte, where they competed with students from 33 other colleges and universities located across the Southeast.
WCU is one of 21 universities stretching from Harvard to Texas Southern to Berkeley selected to participate this spring in the Wikimedia Foundation’s Public Policy Initiative. Graduate students will explore topics from patient centered outcomes in health care to policies governing how the world would respond in the event of contact with intelligent alien life.
Chris Cooper, associate professor of political science and public affairs, and Gibbs Knotts, head of the political science and public affairs department, recently published “Declining Dixie: Regional Identification in the Modern American South” in the March 2010 issue of the journal Social Forces.
The Louis Berger Group awarded $5,000 to Chris Cooper, associate professor of political science and public affairs, to collect data on traffic congestion in the French Broad region.
Chris Cooper became the first WCU professor to teach in the Netherlands as part of a Middleburg Center for Transatlantic Studies faculty exchange program.