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Nov. 28-29: ‘End of progress’ focus of philosophy talks

By Adrian Aumen, College of Arts and Sciences

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PULLMAN, Wash. – The contested status of social progress and how to support it will be examined during the Frank Fraser Potter Memorial Lecture in Philosophy and a related discussion at Washington State University on Wednesday, Nov. 29. » More …

African American history at Hanford focus of WSU Tri-Cities, National Park Service project

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

African American historic photoRICHLAND, Wash. – Washington State University Tri-Cities was recently awarded a $73,000 grant in partnership with the U.S. Department of the Interior National Park Service to research and document the African American migration, segregation and overall civil rights history at the Manhattan Project National Historical Park, Hanford. » More …

Asia Program lecture series ‘East Meets West’ focuses on ‘resilience’

By Adriana Aumen, College of Arts and Sciences

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PULLMAN, Wash. – Themes of resilience from multiple regional and disciplinary perspectives will be explored in the WSU’s Asia Program’s “East Meets West” lecture series, continuing through Oct. 24. » More …

U.S. News ranks WSU Writing Program in top 19 nationally

 By Emma Epperly, Undergraduate Education

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PULLMAN, Wash.The Writing Program at Washington State University has been ranked among the top 19 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in its annual “Best Colleges” issue released on Sept. 12. » More …

Sept. 18: WSU Common Reading lecture ‘The Future Has Always Been Female’

By Emma Epperly, Undergraduate Education

Whitson Roger WSU EnglishPULLMAN, Wash. – The Washington State University Common Reading Program hosts “The Future has Always Been Female: Mary Shelley, Ada Lovelace, and the Origins of Science Fiction and Computing,” a lecture by Roger Whitson, 4:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18, in CUE 203. » More …

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 …

Twelve WSU faculty win eight Smith Teaching and Learning grants

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PULLMAN, Wash. – Twelve WSU faculty on three campuses have received funding for projects that will enhance undergraduate learning, thanks to the Samuel H. and Patricia W. Smith Teaching and Learning Endowment. » 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 …