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Prehistoric turkey DNA used to track ancient Pueblo migration

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts and Sciences

Pueblo sitePULLMAN, Wash. – In the mid-to-late 1200s, some 30,000 ancestral pueblo farmers left their homes in southwestern Colorado’s Mesa Verde region and never returned. » More …

WSU-led cultural preservation initiative wins award

By Adriana Aumen, College of Arts and Sciences

digitizing documentsPULLMAN, Wash. – The Society of American Archivists has presented its Council Exemplary Service Award to the Sustainable Heritage Network, a project led by Washington State University for digital preservation of cultural heritage. » More …

March 29: Reception, lecture by emeritus award winner

PULLMAN, Wash. – Albert J. von Frank will receive the 2017 Washington State University Emeritus Society Legacy of Excellence Award and will deliver the associated address, “Science and Poetry in the Modern University,” followed by a reception, at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 29, in Todd 125. » More …

March 15-18: Conference considers Manhattan Project legacy

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

RICHLAND, Wash. – The Hanford History Project at Washington State University Tri-Cities will host a conference March 15-18 at the Red Lion Hanford House that details the global impact of secret U.S. World War II nuclear weapons research and development. » 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 …

Nov. 7: War and terrorism in historical, political contexts

stratton-80PULLMAN, Wash. – The influence of historical and political contexts in distinguishing war and terrorism will be discussed in a free presentation at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7, in Todd 216 at Washington State University as part of the common reading. » More …

Band director revives music from Holocaust

By J. Adrian Aumen, College of Arts & Sciences

troy-bennefieldPULLMAN, Wash. – Spirited music by a young Jewish composer who died at Auschwitz in 1944 was performed this year for the first time thanks to the research and efforts of Troy Bennefield, Washington State University assistant professor of music and director of the WSU Cougar Marching Band. » More …

Oct. 18: WSU to host ‘China Town Hall’ with Henry Kissinger

By Adriana Aumen, College of Arts & Sciences

kissinger-webPULLMAN, Wash. – America’s economic, political and security relations with China will be examined in a free, public, two-part event featuring a live webcast discussion with former U.S. Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger and an in-person address by a local expert on Tuesday, Oct. 18, at Washington State University. » More …

Oct. 13: Comedy company takes aim at U.S. history

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By Gail Siegel, WSU Performing Arts

PULLMAN, Wash. – The Reduced Shakespeare Company will career through 600 years of history in 6,000 seconds when “The Complete History of America (abridged): Election Edition” comes to Washington State University at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, in Daggy Hall’s Jones Theatre. » More …