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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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Allen

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 …

Nov. 29: Tax policy expert to speak on federal tax system reform

By Sue McMurray, Carson College of Business

Thomas Neubig WSU Hoops Tax Institute speaker
Neubig

PULLMAN, Wash. – The potential impact of currently proposed federal tax reform bills will be discussed by a founding member of the Tax Sage Network, 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, in Spark G45 at Washington State University. » More …

Nov. 8: Leading U.S. ethnographer to speak about race, civility

By Adriana Aumen, College of Arts and Sciences

Elijah Anderson
Anderson

PULLMAN, Wash. – One of the nation’s leading urban ethnographers will talk about race and civility in everyday life in a free, public address, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, in the Elson Floyd Cultural Center at Washington State University. » More …

Cleveland police launching anti-bias training developed by WSU

By Addy Hatch, WSU College of Nursing

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Lois James

SPOKANE, Wash. – Two hundred patrol officers in the Cleveland police department will undergo training to recognize their subconscious biases using a simulator developed by an assistant professor in the WSU College of Nursing. » More …

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 …