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Economist wins fellowship to improve community health

PULLMAN, Wash. – Coordinating patient care among providers to improve health and lower costs is the focus of a proposal by a Washington State University professor who recently was awarded a $5,000 one-year community health fellowship. » More …

Feb. 7: Ecological history of Coke capitalism discussed

PULLMAN, Wash. – Environmental historian Bart Elmore will discuss his international journey to document the ecological footprint of the Coca-Cola Co., and his subsequent book, “Citizen Coke: The Making of Coca-Cola Capitalism,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, in the CUB ballroom. » More …

$2M grant funds continuing WSU research of organic quinoa

By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

quinoa-detailPULLMAN, Wash. – Scientists at Washington State University just completed four years determining the best varieties of organic quinoa for Pacific Northwest farmers to grow. A new grant will help researchers assess crop yields, prices and more to help growers turn a profit. » More …

Oct. 20: Policy makers, economist to debate carbon tax

By Sue McMurray, Carson College of Business

speakersPULLMAN and SPOKANE, Wash. – Panelists representing divergent views of the proposed Washington Carbon Tax referendum I-732 will make brief presentations and engage in a discussion 2-3:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, in the CUB Auditorium at Washington State University. » More …

Dillman named associate of National Research Council

Don-DillmanPULLMAN, Wash. – Don Dillman has been named a national associate of the National Research Council, the operating arm of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. » More …

March 21: Economics of criminal justice presented

just-mercyPULLMAN, Wash. – Flaws in the criminal justice system – from an economic perspective – will be discussed by Patricia Kuzyk, clinical assistant professor in the School of Economic Sciences and the Honors College, at 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 21, in CUE 203 at Washington State University. » More …

Feb. 2: War on drugs, economics, politics discussed

drug-warsPULLMAN, Wash. – The “war on drugs” – how it has evolved and why it continues when it has not seemed to succeed – will be discussed at noon Tuesday, Feb. 2, in Bryan Hall 308 as part of the Foley Institute’s coffee & politics series. Pizza and pop will be served. » More …