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Vaccinating increases family wealth, girls’ education

By Marcia Hill Gossard, College of Veterinary Medicine

PULLMAN, Wash. – A Washington State University-led research team found households in rural Africa that vaccinate their cattle for East Coast fever increased their income and spent the additional money on food and education. Researchers also found that when fewer cattle died from the fever, girls were more likely to attend secondary school. » More …

WSU graduate escapes homelessness, helps teen addicts

By Seth Trucott, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

jeffrey-reams-webVANCOUVER, Wash. – Putting a history of drugs and homelessness behind him, Jeffrey Reams, 34, found the strength to get a college education and prepare to receive his degree in human development on Dec. 10 from Washington State University Vancouver. » More …

Professor to testify before Congress about foster care

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

amy-salazar-webVANCOUVER, Wash. – Youth in the foster care system receive little support once they turn 18, especially when it comes to pursuing postsecondary education. » More …

WSU research sought for parent-teen project

By Corrie Wilder, Edward R. Murrow College of Communication

parent-teen-communicationPULLMAN, Wash. – Two Washington State University researchers have been asked to join a nationwide Experiment.com crowdfunded project to help parents and teens communicate about romantic and sexual relationships. » More …

Online leadership program earns international award

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University’s Tidal Leadership certificate program has won the 2016 Online Learning Consortium’s Outstanding Online Program award. Criteria include access, learning, effectiveness, cost effectiveness and student and faculty satisfaction. » More …

Grant to help parents guide their college students

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

laura-hillPULLMAN, Wash. – Parenting doesn’t end when children head off to college, though there’s not much advice for what parents should do. With a five-year, nearly $2.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, researchers at Washington State University will look at how parents can best support their college-age offspring. » More …

Challenge courses especially benefit non-whites, girls

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

SEATTLE – A platform balances two feet above the ground on a central pivot point. How do you get a dozen people onto that platform without tilting it so far that it touches the ground? » More …