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April 20: Event to promote Indigenous language, culture

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A pair of internationally renowned Maya scholars will visit WSU on Thursday, April 20, to speak about Indigenous language revitalization, as well as research ethics and relationships between Native and non-Native scholars. » More …

First-generation student wins study-abroad award

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University student Loundyne “L.D.” Hare has received the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship from the U.S. Department of State to study abroad in Spain this summer. » More …

Grant funds expansion of indigenous digital archiving

By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries

PULLMAN, Wash. – Representatives from indigenous archives across the country are at Washington State University through Thursday for planning and training on a free, open-source platform to help tribal communities share their digital cultural heritage. » More …

WSU among top 10 innovative schools for foreign language

By Adriana Aumen, College of Arts & Sciences

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University recently was recognized among colleges and universities nationwide for its pioneering approach to teaching foreign languages. » More …

Feb. 21: Literature helps understand today’s issues

PULLMAN, Wash. – Parallels between past- and present-day concerns – and how literature helps illuminate them – will be discussed by Washington State University English professor Donna M. Campbell in “Edith Wharton’s Two Americas” at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, in Goertzen 21. » More …

Jan. 26: Activist, youth leader to headline MLK celebration

By Steve Nakata, Administrative Services

charlene-carruthers-webPULLMAN, Wash. – Charlene A. Carruthers, a community organizer, writer and advocate for racial justice and feminism, will give the free, public , keynote address during Washington State University’s 30th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Celebration at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 26 in the CUB senior ballroom. » More …

Researcher: Turkeys a major part of ancestral Pueblo life

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By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

Lipe-80PULLMAN, Wash. – While the popular notion of the American Thanksgiving is less than 400 years old, the turkey has been part of American lives for more than 2,000 years. But for much of that time, the bird was more revered than eaten. » More …