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WSU graduate escapes homelessness, helps teen addicts

By Seth Trucott, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

jeffrey-reams-webVANCOUVER, Wash. – Putting a history of drugs and homelessness behind him, Jeffrey Reams, 34, found the strength to get a college education and prepare to receive his degree in human development on Dec. 10 from Washington State University Vancouver. » More …

Professor to testify before Congress about foster care

By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

amy-salazar-webVANCOUVER, Wash. – Youth in the foster care system receive little support once they turn 18, especially when it comes to pursuing postsecondary education. » More …

Faculty get grants to improve undergrad teaching, learning

By Beverly Makhani, Undergraduate Education

PULLMAN, Wash. – Seven grants of $7,000 recently were awarded to faculty for 2016-17 to develop innovative strategies that demonstrably enhance student learning, with preference given to projects that impact large numbers of students. » More …

Teens sought for research project about emotions, pain

teen-studyVANCOUVER, Wash. – Teens ages 14-18 in the Vancouver area are invited to earn $40 in gift cards for participating in a study about how positive emotions affect pain in healthy teens. Parents would get $10 in gift cards to help cover transportation. » More …

White House honors two for science teaching innovation

griesar-and-leakeVANCOUVER, Wash. – A unique arts-integrated approach to neuroscience education was presented last week at the White House Frontiers conference by Bill Griesar, instructor and outreach coordinator, and Jeff Leake, outreach coordinator, both with the College of Arts and Sciences at Washington State University Vancouver. » More …

Ultrasonic whistle in mice bypasses vocal cords

mouseVANCOUVER, Wash. – Researchers at Washington State University Vancouver have discovered that mice make ultrasonic sounds by using their windpipes as whistles, avoiding the use of their vocal cords entirely. This has implications for studies of the human brain and speech. » More …

$2.2M to fund English learning development for teachers

By C. Brandon Chapman, College of Education

gisela-ernst-slavit-headVANCOUVER, Wash. – Washington State University has won a five-year, $2.2 million grant to increase the number of certified K-8 teachers with bilingual and English learners (EL) endorsements and to provide professional development to improve EL instruction. » More …

Alumna helps with research to improve school leadership

By Brittni Willis, College of Education intern

nancy-cooganTUKWILA, Wash. – An alumna who is school district superintendent of the most dangerous city in the U.S. is working with Washington State University faculty on efforts to combat social ills starting in the school system. » More …