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Oct. 3-31: Interactive exhibit returns to focus on stereotypes, identity 

By McKenna Miller, intern, College of Education

Carvajal Nancy WSU Under the Skin exhibit
Carvajal

PULLMAN, Wash. – An interactive exhibit about stereotypes and identity, titled “Under the Skin: Dismantling Borders within Borders,” will be hosted by Washington State University’s Center for Mestizo and Indigenous Research and Engagement Oct. 3-31, in Gallery 3 of the Fine Arts Building. A reception will be held 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5. » More …

$1.77M NIH grant funds WSU professors’ smart-home technology research

By Addy Hatch, WSU Nursing

ninr logoSPOKANE, Wash. – An interprofessional team of scientists from Washington State University has landed a $1.77 million grant to research how “smart-home” technology can monitor the health and safety of senior citizens from afar. » More …

WSU leading online implementation of K-12 truancy prevention program

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

WARNS logoRICHLAND, Wash. – Washington State University is leading the online implementation of a program aimed at reducing school truancy that could positively impact schools across the state, and possibly the nation. » 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 …

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 …

Long-term cannabis use linked to muted stress response WSU study shows

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts and Sciences

Cuttler, McLaughlin
Cuttler, McLaughlin

PULLMAN, Wash. – A new study by Washington State University psychology researchers reveals a dampened physiological response to stress in chronic cannabis users. » More …

WSU developing innovative technology to improve policing, public safety

By Adrian Aumen, College of Arts and Sciences

Axon Flex 2 shoulder cameraPULLMAN, Wash. – As the nation grapples with policing and security issues, criminal justice experts at WSU are developing innovative technology to improve police–community relations, officer training and public safety. » More …

WSU Tri-Cities partners with Thai, Canadian universities in exchange program

Memorandum signingBy Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

RICHLAND, Wash. – Washington State University Tri-Cities signed a memorandum of understanding Wednesday, June 28, to partner with Vanwest College from Vancouver, British Columbia, and Mahasarakham University from Talat, Thailand, for a language and cultural exchange program that will benefit students from each of the three campuses and countries. » More …