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Architecture Prof Urges

“Baby boomers are rapidly approaching senior citizenry. Without more empathetic designers for retirement living, our elders, worldwide, could find themselves marginalized, in non-adaptive communities.” Sarah Recken, architecture PULLMAN, Wash.–The United States is preparing to meet the needs of an aging population. So is Japan, found Sarah Recken, Washington State University architecture professor who just returned from a five-week consultation in Tokyo. The Japanese face similar life changes to Americans, in that people no longer can expect to work a lifetime for one company. Many husbands and wives work outside the home, so no longer can many elders rely on their children for care. According to … » More …

Architecture Prof Urges “Universal Design”

“Baby boomers are rapidly approaching senior citizenry. Without more empathetic designers for retirement living, our elders, worldwide, could find themselves marginalized, in non-adaptive communities.” Sarah Recken, architecture PULLMAN, Wash.–The United States is preparing to meet the needs of an aging population. So is Japan, found Sarah Recken, Washington State University architecture professor who just returned from a five-week consultation in Tokyo. The Japanese face similar life changes to Americans, in that people no longer can expect to work a lifetime for one company. Many husbands and wives work outside the home, so no longer can many elders rely on their children for care. According to … » More …

WSU Theatre Production Opens Next Week

Pullman, Wash.–Washington State University’s production of “Prometheus, The Unrepentant,” an updated version of the famous Greek play, “Prometheus Bound,” is set for Feb. 26-28, and March 5-7 at the university’s R.R. Jones Theatre at Daggy Hall. The play is based on “one of the defining myths of western civilization–the punishment of Zeus imposed on the Titan god Prometheus for giving fire and knowledge to human mortals,” said director and WSU faculty member William Shephard. “With renewed interest in classical stories depicted in such films as Disney’s ‘Hercules’ and others, the play is designed to appeal to a broad audience of young and old,” he said. … » More …

Peru’s Coastal Desert Holds El Nino Clues

PULLMAN, Wash–Where do you look for clues to ancient El Nino floods? In one of the planet’s driest spots. Gary Huckleberry, a Washington State University geoarchaeologist, made his first reconnaissance of Peru’s hyperarid coastal desert last summer and hopes to return again over the next two years to analyze a series of flood deposits that date to 2,500 years ago. “There are few places in the world where a rich history of complex societies coincides with an area so greatly affected by El Nino,” he explains. Peru is the origin of the term, coined by the fishermen who harvest the rich marine resources off the … » More …

WSU Spring Enrollment Hits New Mark

PULLMAN, Wash.–Enrollment throughout Washington State University’s multicampus system has reached a spring semester record high and officials report a surge in admission applications. The number of students registered for spring classes is 19,474, compared with 19,415 last spring. WSU Vancouver showed the largest increase, up 171 from a year ago to 1,334. Pullman enrollments climbed to 16,554, up 44. WSU Spokane has 401, down 17 students, caused by a one-year change in the pharmacy degree program. WSU Tri-Cities enrollment is 1,185, a decline of 139 from a year ago. Interest in Washington State University continues to climb, evidenced by a substantial increase in the number … » More …

Equipment Gift to WSU Vancouver, Pullman

PULLMAN & VANCOUVER, Wash. — The contact began to explore mutual research interests of an engineering professor with his former students now working in a leading West Coast semiconductor equipment manufacturing company. The result this month was delivery of $467,000 of industrial electronic engineering equipment to Washington State University’s Pullman and Vancouver campuses by Watkins-Johnson Company in Scotts Valley, Calif. Robots, fluid flowmeters, ultrasound generators, transformers and numerous other electronic development tools used in the manufacture of semiconductor systems now are in use by students preparing to become high-tech problem solvers of tomorrow. Pat Pedrow, associate professor of electrical engineering at WSU in Pullman, had … » More …

Five Students Named WSU MLK Jr. Scholars

PULLMAN, Wash.–Five students, four from Washington State University and one from Pullman High School, have been named WSU Martin Luther King Jr. Scholars. MLK Scholars include WSU students Bernadett Buchanan of Spokane, Heather Hendrix of Selah, Catherine Sessa of Redmond, Leah Taguba of Federal Way, and Pullman High student Joshua Dyer of Pullman. The WSU Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Service Scholars Program was created to enhance awareness on the university’s Pullman campus and within Pullman of the life and teachings of the Rev. King. Project sponsors are YWCA of WSU, WSU Community Service Learning Center, WSU Office of Multicultural Student Services, WSU Diversity Education … » More …

WSU Honors Eklund, Fisheries Scientist

PULLMAN, Wash.–Mel W. Eklund, retired National Marine Fisheries Service scientist, received the Washington State University Alumni Achievement Award Feb. 9 at a private ceremony in Seattle. He was cited “for a distinguished career as an internationally recognized scientist in microbiology research, and for significant contributions to the fishing industry and food safety through innovative research designed for the protection of human and animal health.” Eklund joined the Northwest Fisheries Science Center in Seattle more than 36 years ago. Before retiring in 1996, he was director of the Utlization Research Division for eight years. He came to WSU from Chehalis. He holds two WSU degrees–a bachelor’s … » More …

Student Wins Academy of Television Arts and Science Award

PULLMAN, Wash.–Washington State University communication major Liza Case won second place in the national College Television Awards competition sponsored by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Case won the award in the music category for a video titled “What Will Death Be Like.” Case’s seven and one-half minute video is an interpretation of a song by English pop vocalist Momus. “I like Momus’ music because he is thoughtful and intelligent and brings cinematic, historical and literary content into his songs,” said Case. “In the song I used as my theme, he took examples from art, history and philosophy to express what other artists have … » More …

WSU Campus Safe Says Police Chief

PULLMAN, Wash.–Washington State University Police Chief and Director of Public Safety William Mercier says every reasonable precaution is being taken to ensure the safety of the Pullman campus and there is no cause for alarm about the welfare of students. Mercier says university officials and campus police have received several phone calls over the past few days from students and parents concerned about possible safety issues. There have been several unrelated incidents in the Pullman community and on campus over the past few weeks that may have caused a sense of anxiety in some people’s minds, he said. But there has been no drastic outbreaks … » More …