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UNC Press announces forthcoming publication of books authored by WCU faculty

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.

Schiff named director of International Studies Program

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.

Students excel at Model UN conference

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.

Public policy students publish work on Wikipedia

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 and Gibbs Knotts publish journal article

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.

Chris Cooper wins grant for traffic congestion study

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.

WCU professor teaches in the Netherlands

Chris Cooper became the first WCU professor to teach in the Netherlands as part of a Middleburg Center for Transatlantic Studies faculty exchange program.

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