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Through June 12: Exhibit on government management of trash
May 20, 2015

By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries

PULLMAN, Wash. – An exhibit opening this week in Washington State University’s Terrell Library continues the yearlong exploration of America’s garbage problems through the entity in charge of monitoring and fixing them: the government.

WSU part of White House health and climate change discussion
April 14, 2015

By Alli Benjamin, College of Nursing

Patricia-Butterfield-webSPOKANE, Wash. – Leaders in medicine, nursing and public health who recently participated in a White House roundtable on the health impacts of climate change included Patricia Butterfield, dean emerita and professor at Washington State University College of Nursing.

Cigarette warning labels may be more effective with imagery
April 7, 2015

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts & Sciences

Magnan-RVANCOUVER, Wash. – Young adults are more likely to appreciate the dangers of smoking when warnings are presented in images as well as text, according to a new study by a Washington State University Vancouver psychologist.

Mathematician, researchers calculate against Ebola, cholera
April 1, 2015

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts & Sciences

xueying-wangPULLMAN, Wash. – A mathematician is helping scientists at Washington State University by developing equations for early detection and containment of the Ebola virus in West Africa.

Former surgeon general to speak at pharmacy commencement
March 13, 2015

By Lori Maricle, College of Pharmacy

carmona-80SPOKANE, Wash. – Richard Carmona, former surgeon general of the United States, will be the keynote speaker at the commencement ceremony of the Washington State University College of Pharmacy at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 7, at Martin Woldson Theater at the FOX.

Programs benefit as health management joins nursing
March 3, 2015

By Alli Benjamin, College of Nursing

nursingSPOKANE, Wash. – Enhanced graduate education and collaboration in nursing and health management will result now that the Department of Health Policy & Administration (HPA) at Washington State University is part of the WSU College of Nursing.

Vaccine skeptics aren’t swayed by emotional scare tactics
March 3, 2015

By Darin Watkins, Edward R. Murrow College of Communicaton

DixonPULLMAN, Wash. – On the heels of a nationwide measles outbreak comes a report that campaigns aimed at scaring people about the consequences of non-vaccination might not be as effective as many think. An upcoming article in the journal Communication Research challenges the popular assumption that emotional appeals have a wide, sweeping effect on people’s health beliefs.

Online comments influence opinions on vaccination decisions
February 2, 2015

By Sue McMurray, Carson College of Business

vaccination-PSA-example-detailPULLMAN, Wash. – With measles and other diseases once thought eradicated making a comeback in the United States, healthcare websites are on the spot to educate consumers about important health risks. Washington State University researchers say that people may be influenced more by online comments than by credible public service announcements (PSAs).