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March 5: Alum discusses Hanford cleanup for common reading

By Beverly Makhani, Office of Undergraduate Education

PetersenPULLMAN, Wash. – Drawing on a half century of experience with nuclear power, alumnus and Tri-Cities economic development executive Gary Petersen will present “Hanford’s Waste History, Challenges and Future” at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 5, in CUE 203 on the Washington State University campus.Continue reading

Former U.S. ambassador to lead international programs

By Kathy Barnard, University Communications

ChaudhryPULLMAN, Wash. – Asif J. Chaudhry, a career minister in the U.S. Senior Foreign Service who served as ambassador to Moldova in Eastern Europe and has held other leadership positions with the U.S. government around the globe, is Washington State University’s new vice president for international programs. His appointment begins June 1.Continue reading

Proposed WSU medical college attracts lead gift

Thomsen-80SEATTLE – Efforts to establish a new college of medicine at Washington State University received a boost of private support from Bellevue, Wash., businessman and WSU alumnus Mikal Thomsen. He has committed $100,000 to directly support founding and operation of the WSU medical college proposed in Spokane.Continue reading