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Meet Dr. Inhyuck “Steve” Ha

Meet Dr. Inhyuck “Steve” Ha

Happy New Year from all of us at the CSFE community, we hope you had a happy and safe holiday season. Earlier in 2020, we began our spotlight series on our 2020-21 Faculty Affiliates, and today we would like to highlight Dr. Inhyuck “Steve” Ha. Steve is a Professor of...

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Meet Martin Tanaka

Meet Martin Tanaka

Continuing with our spotlight of our 2020-21 Faculty Affiliates, we want to highlight one of our affiliates, Martin Tanaka, and his exciting work. Martin is an Associate Professor in the School of Engineering and Technology at WCU, who is interested in applying...

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Meet Audrey Redford

Meet Audrey Redford

Early in November, CSFE announced our 2020-21 Faculty Affiliates and our plan to spotlight each one of them and their exciting research. Today, we want to highlight one of our affiliates, Audrey Redford. Audrey is an Assistant Professor of Economics in the College of...

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Meet Craig Richardson

Meet Craig Richardson

Here at CSFE, we hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving holiday. Earlier last week, CSFE Content Marketing Specialist, Allie Todd, talked with Craig Richardson. As Director of the Center for the Study of Economic Mobility (CSEM) and the BB&T Distinguished...

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Advisory Board meeting set for Wednesday December 09

Advisory Board meeting set for Wednesday December 09

CSFE's Advisory Board will hold its Fall 2020 meeting virtually on December 9, 2:00-3:30 p.m. As a university center in the UNC System, CSFE is governed by University of North Carolina Policy 400.5[R] and by the Center's bylaws which were adopted in 2017. The Advisory...

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Advisory Board meeting set for Wednesday December 09

Advisory Board meeting set for Wednesday December 09

CSFE's Advisory Board will hold its Fall 2020 meeting virtually on December 9, 2:00-3:30 p.m. As a university center in the UNC System, CSFE is governed by University of North Carolina Policy...

Meet Jackson Déziel

Meet Jackson Déziel

Earlier this week CSFE announced our 2020-21 Faculty Affiliates, all of whom we are very excited about working with during this coming year. Today, we want to highlight one of our affiliates,...

Introducing CSFE’s 2020-21 Faculty Affiliates

Introducing CSFE’s 2020-21 Faculty Affiliates

We are happy to introduce our CSFE Faculty Affiliates for 2020-21. Our goal with the Faculty Affiliates (FA) program is to gather the work of faculty and their students from various disciplines who...

Wrap up of Davis — Cawthorn Debate

Wrap up of Davis — Cawthorn Debate

The march to Washington for NC District 11 Congressional candidates Moe Davis and Madison Cawthorn made a stop Saturday night at WCU for the second of two scheduled forums hosted by local media. The...

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