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WKU group conducts water resources training in Jamaica

Increasing knowledge with regard to water resources is becoming a focal point in developing regions, particularly in the Caribbean and for coastal areas. Nearly half the world’s population lives within 150 kilometers of a coastline, including all of Jamaica’s almost 3 million residents. Threats from sea level rise and population growth, among others, strain fresh […]

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WKU Week in Photos: Sept. 9-13, 2014

Here is the latest installment of WKU Week in Photos by Clinton Lewis and Bryan Lemon of WKU Public Affairs.  

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WKU student develops The Ebola Project app to track virus

A WKU graduate student has developed a smartphone app that uses Twitter data to track the outbreak of the Ebola virus and could predict the spread of the virus. Armin Smailhodzic of Bowling Green began working on The Ebola Project app as part of his master’s thesis in the Homeland Security program in WKU’s Department […]

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Chinese Language Flagship Program selects 22 new students

In addition to 2014 cohort, program welcomes Dr. Yufen Chang and Xiao Zhu The Chinese Language Flagship Program at WKU has selected 22 students for the 2014 cohort. Sponsored by The Language Flagship, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, WKU is one of only 12 universities in the United States with a grant […]

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WKU Week in Photos: Sept. 2-6, 2014

Here is the latest installment of WKU Week in Photos by Clinton Lewis and Bryan Lemon of WKU Public Affairs.  

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Office of Scholar Development hosting ‘Day of Workshops’ Sept. 9

The Office of Scholar Development at WKU is sponsoring a “Day of Workshops” on Tuesday (Sept. 9) to raise campus awareness of nationally competitive scholarships and other opportunities for research, creative work and professional development. Held in Helm 100, within the Chinese Learning Center, “Day of Workshops” provides an opportunity for students to quickly learn […]

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WKU launching International Year of Ecuador; events begin Sept. 10

The International Year of Ecuador promises to bring more than 25 events and programs featuring Ecuador to WKU’s main and regional campuses as well as to several community venues. The Office of International Programs in collaboration with more than 20 campus and community partners has developed a calendar of events that will bring the South […]

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WKU offices hosting Majors and Minors & Study Abroad Fair Sept. 16

WKU’s Academic Advising & Retention Center and Study Abroad and Global Learning will host the 2014 Majors and Minors & Study Abroad Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 16 at the Raymond B. Preston Health and Activities Center. This partnership will give students the opportunity to explore WKU majors and expand their education […]

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Keeling visits London for journal’s editorial board meeting

University Distinguished Professor of Geography Dr. David Keeling visited London, England, last week to attend the annual meeting of the Royal Geographical Society and to participate in the annual board meeting of editors of the Journal of Transport Geography (JTRG). As associate editor for the Americas and one of six regional editors, Dr. Keeling manages […]

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WKU faculty member receives grant to support research in East Africa

Dr. Nahid Gani, assistant professor in WKU’s Department of Geography and Geology, has been awarded the prestigious and nationally competitive American Chemical Society-Petroleum Research Fund (ACS-PRF) Grant to support her research in East Africa. This grant will integrate novel approaches of apatite (U-Th)/He and 4He/3He thermochronometry to resolve the timing of incision of the Ethiopian […]

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WKU Study Away office relocates

The WKU Office of Study Away has relocated to Tate Page Hall, room 104, on the WKU campus to accommodate a growing staff. Study Away Coordinator Rebecca Schwartz and Faculty-Led Study Abroad Coordinator Erin Greunke will continue to support Study Away Director Jerry Barnaby to develop partnerships and develop programs for students to expand their […]

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WKU celebrating grand opening of renovated Downing Student Union

Student event held Aug. 26; community dedication, ribbon cutting Aug. 29 WKU is celebrating the reopening of the Dero Downing Student Union this week. A celebration for students was held Tuesday morning (Aug. 26) with a dedication ceremony and ribbon cutting for the community planned for 4:30 p.m. Friday (Aug. 29). “Students, this is your […]

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