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Nov. 14: American opera selections span the world, decades
October 24, 2013

opera-200PULLMAN, Wash. – Selections from American operas of the 1950s will sing stories spanning the Wild West to a Bavarian village to a game of bridge at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at Bryan Hall, Washington State University.

Nov. 7: Native Americans on screen and behind the scenes
October 24, 2013

Rhoades-80RICHLAND, Wash. – How movies have produced, perpetuated and challenged the ways Native Americans are perceived will be discussed at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, in the East Building Auditorium, Washington State University Tri-Cities, 2710 Crimson Way, Richland. Admission is free to the public.

Vet student’s country photos on exhibit; reception Nov. 1
October 24, 2013

By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries

PULLMAN, Wash. – Claire Tousley never knows when the perfect photo opportunity will present itself. Her favorite photo arrived during a break from laying down sprinkler pipes with her uncle in Wyoming.

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Nov. 7-8: ‘Lyrical,’ ‘insightful’ author talks about Web, print
October 24, 2013

Scott-Olsen-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Risky experiences flying a single-engine airplane across remote landscapes, tracking the lives of wildland firefighters and more will be discussed in a free, public presentation by author W. Scott Olsen at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, at the Museum of Art at Washington State University.

WSU researchers link DDT and obesity across generations
October 22, 2013

Skinner-Michael-2012-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers say ancestral exposures to environmental compounds like the insecticide DDT may be a factor in high rates of obesity. The finding comes as DDT is getting a second look as a tool against malaria.

Former House Speaker Thomas Foley leaves profound public service legacy
October 18, 2013


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.

‘Mushroom queen’ hunts fungus among us
October 17, 2013

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

PULLMAN, Wash. – October marks the peak of wild mushroom picking in the Northwest, and a Washington State University plant pathologist nicknamed the “mushroom queen” is just the person you’d want in tow. She can keep you from getting lost in the woods and from eating a mushroom that tastes bad – or worse, one that will make you sick.

NWPR to establish bilingual news team in Yakima Valley
October 17, 2013

NWPRLogo-106pYAKIMA, Wash. – In a project that began with the rural journalism initiative at The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has awarded a $100,000 grant to help expand Northwest Public Radio’s (NWPR) news coverage in central Washington.

Museum of Art/WSU receives six original prints from the Andy Warhol foundation
October 16, 2013



PULLMAN, Wash. – Six original Andy Warhol prints recently were given to the Washington State University Museum of Art from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. They are the largest Warhol prints in the museum’s permanent collection (up to 40 x 40 inches) and depict both mundane and recognizable pop culture references.