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State’s chief privacy officer to speak on “Privacy in the Digital Age”

By Corrie Wilder, Edward R. Murrow College of Communication

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EVERETT, Wash. – Washington state’s Chief Privacy Officer Alex Alben will discuss how the government is protecting people’s privacy in the data breach age 12 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, at WSU Murrow College’s Everett campus. » More …

Jan. 12-Feb. 8: Emotionally powerful exhibit focuses on child loss

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

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RICHLAND, Wash. – The emotionally powerful, poignant “Empty Photo Project,” created by Washington State University Tri-Cities student Susana Butterworth, that details the tragic and emotional experience of what it is like to lose a child, will be on display from Jan. 12-Feb. 8 in the WSU Tri-Cities Art Gallery. » More …

Jan. 15-16: Award-winning play imagines Martin Luther King Jr.’s last night

By Gail Siegel, WSU Performing Arts

The Mountaintop posterPULLMAN, Wash. – Acclaimed radio theatre company L.A. Theatre Works will present Katori Hall’s “The Mountaintop,” 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15, and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, at WSU’s Jones Theatre. » More …

WSU digital archiving project receives prestigious Mellon grant

By Adrian Aumen, College of Arts and Sciences

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have received a $555,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support development and evaluation of a unique online platform for gathering, curating and sharing Native American library and archive collections nationwide. » More …

WSU researchers see gene influencing performance of sleep-deprived people

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts and Sciences

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PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have discovered a genetic variation that predicts how well people perform certain mental tasks when they are sleep-deprived. » More …

Grants to increase certified teachers among Indigenous educators, paraprofessionals

By C. Brandon Chapman, College of Education

PULLMAN, Wash. – Thanks to two state grants, Washington State University is providing greater access for specific groups of educators to become state-certified teachers. » More …

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 at Washington State University, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, in Todd 216. » More …