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WSU Vancouver integrated strategic communication majors Katie Yates, above left, and Taylor Johnson had the winning project for the National Women’s Coalition Against Violence & Exploitation’s 2018 “WA Says No More” campaign.
Saying ‘No More’ to domestic violence
April 27, 2018

The National Women’s Coalition Against Violence & Exploitation has selected WSU Vancouver’s integrated strategic communication program to help with “WA Says No More.”

Prescription bottle of medicinal marijuana lays open on a table.
Assessing how cannabis affects emotional well-being
April 19, 2018

In a first-of-a-kind study, WSU scientists examined how self-reported levels of stress, anxiety and depression were affected by smoking different strains and quantities of cannabis at home.

More Politics & Society

Q&A with Georgina Dodge
April 10, 2018

Aaron N. Oforlea, president, WSU Black Faculty and Staff Association, and associate professor, English, interviewed Dodge in advance of her April 13 keynote address in Pullman.

‘See the strengths’
April 6, 2018

Most disability research involves people with disabilities as research subjects, not partners in the research itself. Davi Kallman hopes to change that.

Sexual harassment, gender stereotypes prevalent among youth
March 8, 2018

By Corrie Wilder, Edward R. Murrow College of Communication

PULLMAN, Wash. – Young women enrolled in high schools and colleges told Washington State University researchers that people routinely make sexual comments, both in-person and online, about them and their bodies.

Stacey J.T. Hust, associate professor in WSU’s Edward R. Murrow College of Communication, and Kathleen Boyce Rodgers, associate professor in WSU’s Department of Human Development, talked with more than 100 young people from across Washington state in focus groups about media and their romantic and sexual relationships. Hust and Rodgers also conducted in-depth interviews with 16 individuals.

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Researchers chart rising wealth inequality across millennia
November 15, 2017

The findings, published this week in the journal Nature, have profound implications for contemporary society, as inequality repeatedly leads to social disruption, even collapse, and the United States currently has one of the highest levels of inequality in the history of the world.

History project examining key role of Washington’s 161st Infantry Regiment finds rare WWII footage
November 9, 2017

The success of the 161st, a unit that can trace its roots to Washington’s pre-statehood days as a territorial militia, sent a global message about the combat readiness of America’s citizen volunteers. Now, a pair of WSU graduate students have completed a new historical examination that represents the most comprehensive look at the unit’s service in the Pacific Theater ever compiled.

Distinguished sociology professor brings expertise in health inequality
November 8, 2017

When Justin Denney was still an aspiring, young sociologist, he strove to understand the dynamic forces that shape and perpetuate social inequality. Then, in graduate school, he came across the signal texts of renowned sociologist and Washington State University alumnus William Julius Wilson.

WSU and the National Park Service examine African American history at Hanford
November 1, 2017

WSU Tri-Cities will partner with the U.S. Department of the Interior National Park Service to research and document the African American migration, segregation and overall civil rights history at the Manhattan Project National Historical Park, Hanford. “This is an important story to tell and an important part of our history that needs to be made known,” says local project director Michael Mays.

Holy smokes
October 17, 2017

WSU researchers Shannon Tushingham and David Gang are using a combination of archeology and high-end molecular chemistry to help identify and restore wild tobacco and other indigenous smoke plants used by Northwest Native groups. Their work also supports a nationwide effort to design culturally-sensitive smoking cessation programs that emphasize the differences between traditional and commercial tobacco use.