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Social media tested as job-relevant learning resource rather than distraction to tough computer science learning

comp-sci-photo-80By Tina Hilding, College of Engineering and Architecture

PULLMAN, Wash. – The isolation of problem solving for beginning computer science students can cause them to flounder and fail. It also doesn’t reflect the teamwork that goes on in the computing profession. » More …

Travel awards help faculty strengthen WSU’s global research presence; deadline Nov. 22

By Abbi Delgado, Office of International Programs

PULLMAN, Wash. – Recipients of the first International Research Travel Awards (IRTA) returned to Washington State University with stronger relationships and collaborative research proposals. Applications for the 2013-14 awards are being accepted until 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22. » More …

Former House Speaker Thomas Foley leaves profound public service legacy


By Nella Letizia

PULLMAN, Wash. – After three decades of distinguished public service, former Washington State Congressman and 57th Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Thomas S. Foley leaves a powerful legacy in public policy and education throughout Washington and nationwide. Widely admired for his quiet commitment to respectful leadership, Foley died this morning at age 84 at his home on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

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President’s column: Accreditation report praises assessment progress, outlines need for more

perspectives-2012-120pPULLMAN, Wash. – It is with great pride that I write today about the re-affirmation of Washington State University’s accreditation by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.  Congratulations and thank you to all who participated in the development of our Year Three report and virtual progress review last spring. » More …

WSU Libraries changing to shared system for online holdings searches, borrowing, more access

Orbis-Cascade-Alliance-logo-180PULLMAN, Wash. – Patrons of Washington State University Libraries soon will use a single search box to find journals, books and digitized collections. Users will see other improvements, too, including access to some 9 million titles and 26 million resources from 36 other higher education institutions. » More …