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Personal tragedy fuels student’s passion for helping others with depression

By Steve Nakata, Student Affairs

Morgan Slack and Tyler PULLMAN, Wash. – Morgan Slack knew the warning signs for people contemplating suicide. As a Washington State University student, she even trained other students how to spot them as part of her work at the university’s Health and Wellness Services. » More …

U.S. News ranks WSU Writing Program in top 19 nationally

 By Emma Epperly, Undergraduate Education

Villanueva Victor WSU Writing Program
Villanueva

PULLMAN, Wash.The Writing Program at Washington State University has been ranked among the top 19 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in its annual “Best Colleges” issue released on Sept. 12. » More …

Sept. 18: WSU Common Reading lecture ‘The Future Has Always Been Female’

By Emma Epperly, Undergraduate Education

Whitson Roger WSU EnglishPULLMAN, Wash. – The Washington State University Common Reading Program hosts “The Future has Always Been Female: Mary Shelley, Ada Lovelace, and the Origins of Science Fiction and Computing,” a lecture by Roger Whitson, 4:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18, in CUE 203. » More …

Students receive 27 Carson, Auvil undergraduate research awards

PULLMAN, Wash. – Twenty-seven Washington State University students at Pullman and Vancouver have received two types of awards from the Office of Undergraduate Research, part of WSU Undergraduate Education. » More …

WSU fine arts professor named state’s young arts leader

By Adriana Aumen, College of Arts and Sciences

Christenson-Peter
Christenson

RICHLAND, Wash. – Peter Christenson, assistant professor of fine arts at Washington State University Tri-Cities, has received the Governor’s Arts & Heritage Young Arts Leader Award from the Washington State Arts Commission. » More …

Sept. 16: WSU Tri-Cities interactive robot artwork focus of TEDxRichland talk

Designed to pique curiosity along with uneasiness, the Huminal is about the size and shape of a large dog and covered with white plastic discs resembling scales or fur. Its four jointed legs give the appearance of walking as it rolls in an elliptical path outside its apparent den.RICHLAND, Wash. – “The Huminal,” an interactive, kinetic sculptural installation featuring an autonomous, mobile robot that senses and responds to changes in its environment, was completed this month by an interdisciplinary team at Washington State University Tri-Cities. » More …

Grant will create fellowships for researchers with disabilities at WSU

By Addy Hatch, College of Nursing

Jae Kennedy, WSU Health Policy & Administration
Kennedy

SPOKANE, Wash. – Research scientists with disabilities are underrepresented in the health sciences, yet such scholars bring needed perspective to understanding and improving health policies and services for people with disabilities. » More …

Common Reading book nominations for 2018-19 open through Nov. 1

By Bev Makhani, Undergraduate Education

Common Reading LogoPULLMAN, Wash. – The Washington State University Common Reading Program is accepting nominations for the 2018-19 students’ common reading book to coincide with the theme “Frontiers of technology, health and society.” » More …

Sept. 25: Business lecture explores strategy of risk in insurance industry

By Sue McMurray, Carson College of Business

Greg Ness, StanCorp CEO
Ness

PULLMAN, Wash. – “Applied Risk: The Science and Strategy of Risk Mitigation in the Insurance Industry” will be presented 5-6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25, in the Carson College of Business, Todd 216, Washington State University. » More …

Willoughby, Kruger recognized for outstanding faculty contributions

Willoughby, Bernardo, Kruger (l-r)PULLMAN, Wash. – Two WSU faculty members, Chad Kruger and Jessica Willoughby, were recognized by Provost Dan Bernardo at the Sept. 2 WSU vs. Montana State football game for their outstanding contributions as faculty members. » More …