The weather’s turning cold and who doesn’t want to curl up with a good read? You can start with the Winter 2020 issue of Washington State Magazine, available now.

Since most faculty and staff members are working remotely, on-campus distribution of the print magazine has been limited. The easiest way to read the magazine is online, although print copies can be delivered to campus offices or to home addresses upon request. Email wsm@wsu.edu to request a print copy.

The winter issue features the work of WSU Vancouver biologist Stephanie Porter, who examines symbiotic relationships, often with support from undergraduate student researchers. Another feature introduces small farmers around the state assisted by WSU, particularly Latinx, Black, military veteran, and first-time farmers.

Other stories cover:

  • Conductor and associate music professor Danh Pham’s efforts to introduce marginalized and less known composers
  • Memorials of Washington State students and alumni who gave their lives serving in World War II
  • 25 years of Na-ha-shnee inspiring Native American high school students at a hands-on health sciences camp
  • The fascinating world of quantum mechanics, and WSU research into its applications
  • Increasing interest in virtual reality travel and tourism
  • Parallels with Washington State College’s experience with the 1918 Pandemic
  • The success of Cosmic Crisp® apples after a year on the market
  • A lot more, including men’s basketball coach Kyle Smith, Butchmen, a plague journal, glacier mice, alumni profiles, book reviews, class notes, and in memoriam

The articles often have web exclusive videos, connected stories, recipes, and other pieces.

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