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Oct. 16: President Carter part of U.S.-China relations gathering
October 7, 2014

Carter-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University is one of about 70 venues nationwide that will simultaneously access a free, public, webcast conversation with former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, including the option to send in questions via email, during the annual CHINA Town Hall at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, in College Hall 220.

Oct. 15: Author to discuss musical life of Indian school
September 15, 2014

Parkhurst-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Melissa Parkhurst, an ethnomusicologist who teaches classes in world and Native American music at Washington State University, will give a free presentation about her new book, “To Win the Indian Heart: Music at Chemawa Indian School,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, at the Nez Perce National Historical Park in Spalding, Idaho.

Sept. 18: Roger Shimomura: An American Knockoff
September 12, 2014

PULLMAN, Wash. – The Washington State University Museum of Art announces the exhibition “Roger Shimomura: An American Knockoff,” Sept. 19-Dec. 13. An opening reception will beat 6 p.m. Sept. 18, in the Museum of Art/WSU gallery to be followed at 7 p.m. by a talk by the artist in the Fine Arts auditorium. Admission to the museum is free.

Education without borders at intensive language center
September 8, 2014

By Victoria Hart, University Communications

Grammar-Class-300PULLMAN, WASH. – World peace sounds like a pipe dream, but the multicultural learning environment at Washington State University’s Intensive American Language Center might be a starting point.  The program – in its 30th year – draws students from across the globe into a single space with a common goal: to improve their English skills and earn admission to WSU.

Sept. 9: NW art, manifest destiny and culture explored
September 3, 2014

ManoguerraPULLMAN, Wash. – Larger-than-life paintings of the American West and their relationship to cultural meaning will be discussed by a visiting artist 5-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, in Kimbrough 101 at Washington State University.

Author recalls important inning of Mexican American history
July 30, 2014

FrairePULLMAN, Wash. – Baseball, family history and Mexican American community identity load the bases in a peer-reviewed article by a Washington State University administrator in the recent issue of the Indiana Magazine of History.

Faculty member to explore culture, community via Fulbright
July 30, 2014

By Madison Rosenbaum, WSU Tri-Cities intern

ChristensonPeterRICHLAND, Wash. – Peter Christenson works to connect his creative students at Washington State University Tri-Cities to like-minded members of the community. As a Fulbright award winner, he will apply this innovative approach in Scotland, as well.

Ancient baby boom holds a lesson in over-population
June 30, 2014

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

Koehler-80PULLMAN, Wash.—Washington State University researchers have sketched out one of the greatest baby booms in North American history, a centuries-long “growth blip” among southwestern Native Americans between 500 and 1300 A.D.

Professor encourages disruption, ‘unlearning’
May 16, 2014

david_leonard-80By J. Adrian Aumen, College of Arts and Sciences

PULLMAN, Wash. – Disruption, dissatisfaction, complication … bad words in some classrooms are good words in David Leonard’s view.

New “magnifying glass” helps spot delinquency risks
May 6, 2014

By Rebecca E. Phillips, University Communications

Cooper-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Drug abuse, acts of rampage – what’s really the matter with kids today? While there are many places to lay blame – family, attitude, peers, school, community – a new study shows that those risks vary in intensity from kid to kid and can be identified.