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War songs and lullabies behind origins of music
October 26, 2020

Love is not the main reason we sing and create symphonies. A new evolutionary theory argues music arose out of the need for groups to impress allies and foes, and for parents to signal their attention to infants.

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Sneeze art displayed on hospital walls
September 23, 2020

Young children are getting hands‑on health education while Pullman Regional Hospital is getting awesome artwork to hang on its walls.

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU reopens
September 2, 2020

The museum is welcoming visitors back to campus galleries on a limited schedule of Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1–4 p.m. with appropriate safety precautions.

The show must go on
September 2, 2020

A combination of innovative technology and careful use of practice and performance spaces will enable Washington State University musicians to play together virtually this fall.

Rare pamphlet added to library collection
July 21, 2020

With the acquisition of “The Calcium Bread Scandal,” WSU’s Manuscripts, Archives and Special Collections reached its goal of holding a copy of every title published by Hogarth Press since its founding in 1917.

Libraries continue to serve during COVID-19
June 29, 2020

Humanities librarian Erin Hvizdak doesn’t see the increased reliance on digital resources changing any time soon, which has necessitated a change in the role of academic libraries during the pandemic’s duration and beyond.

Ancient technology for today
June 17, 2020

Students are using what they learned in an ancient art and cultures course this spring to help teach members of the community about ancient book binding.

4-H program preserves Latin American culture
June 12, 2020

Hispanic youth in Whatcom County are learning about traditional Latin American dances, folklore, and crafts in a new Washington State University Extension-led 4-H program, Para Familias Latinas.

Flattening the curve with jazz
June 10, 2020

The WSU Jazz Big Band isn’t letting the global pandemic get in the way of delivering excellent big band entertainment.