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New issue of Washington State Magazine

PULLMAN – The Spring 2010 edition of Washington State Magazine, now being distributed and available online, features a number of newsworthy articles about WSU research and creative activity.
 
Ancient Mountain Living
 
Archeologists have long thought that Northwest Indians traditionally stayed in the lowlands. But a camping spot in the North Cascades is telling researchers that prehistoric people spent a lot of time in the mountains, and as far back as 9,600 years ago.
 
Contact: Bob Mierendorf, North Cascades National Park archaeologist, bob_mierendorf@nps.gov, 360-854-7341; Tim Steury, editor, Washington State Magazine, steury@wsu.edu, 509-335-1378.
 
Desperately Seeking Sherman
 
Author and WSU alum Sherman Alexie is breathing the rarified air of national celebrity, regularly crisscrossing the country. Yet he maintains a strong connection to his Northwest milieu.
 
Leave it to beavers
 
State biologists are tapping the talents of a great engineer, the beaver, to improve habitat and water quality. Will work for room and bark.
 
Contact: Hannelore Sudermann, Associate Editor, Washington State Magazine, sudermann@wsu.edu, 509-335-1247.
 
The Secret Death of Bees
 
A team of WSU researchers is unearthing new clues to the cause—or causes—of Colony Collapse Disorder, the mysterious malady killing honey bees across the state and country.
 
Contact: Steve Sheppard, Entomology professor, shepp@wsu.edu, 509-335-5180;
Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer, eric.sorensen@wsu.edu, 509-335-4846, (cell) 206-799-9186.
 
Also in this issue: the long friendship and work of Guy Palmer and Terry McElwain, two veterinarians behind WSU’s new School for Global Animal Health; WSU’s new apple; the pioneering study of Chicago gangs.
 

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