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Oct. 28: Local artists, performers star at Night with the Arts

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

RICHLAND, Wash. – Art of nearly every variation will be featured during the free, public Washington State University Tri-Cities Night with the Arts 5-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, on campus. » More …

Sept. 24: Mexican fiddling phenoms headline festival

By Gail Siegel, WSU Performing Arts

Humanitas-logo-webPULLMAN, Wash. – The fourth annual Humanitas Festival will be Sept. 20-24 on the Washington State University Pullman campus and in surrounding communities. » More …

Sept. 25: Tri-Cities’ hosts culturally diverse Night with the Arts

Night-with-artsRICHLAND, Wash. – Culturally diverse local art, music and food will be showcased during the free, annual Night with the Arts 5:30-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25, at Washington State University Tri-Cities, 2710 Crimson Way, Richland. » More …

WSU regents approve Food Quality Building addition

By Kathy Barnard, WSU University Communications

PULLMAN, Wash. – The Washington State University Creamery will be able to turn a drain on its resources into a possible new revenue stream and educational tool, thanks to action by the WSU Board of Regents today. » More …

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet to perform at Beasley

PULLMAN – The Aspen Santa Fe Ballet is coming to the Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum Sunday, Oct. 11, at 3 p.m.

Audiences nationally and internationally have embraced this elegant and youthful company as it has charmed audiences with its fresh and dynamic blend of entertaining and engrossing contemporary dance.

The Aspen Santa Fe Ballet has performed on stages around the world, including The Joyce Theatre in New York City, the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival and in venues in Canada, France and Italy. Their upcoming appearance at Beasley is made possible by a Masterpiece Grant  from the National Endowment … » More …

Striking gold with buckyballs

Sometimes people are a product of their surroundings, and sometimes these surroundings can be auspiciously beneficial.Lai-Sheng Wang, recipient of the Sahlin Faculty Excellence Award for Research, Scholarship and Arts, was a high school student when China’s cultural revolution ended.  “Had that not happened, I wouldn’t have gone to college,” said Wang. “I would have become a carpenter!”Once in college, Wang decided he wanted to become a university teacher, but it was not until he got to UC Berkeley to work on his Ph.D. in physical chemistry that he realized being a professor means doing research as well. Happily, he has an affinity for it. Since … » More …

Artist steps into the spotlight

Michelle Forsyth, assistant professor of fine arts, recently received two project grants that jumpstarted her career by opening the door to exhibitions and awards. In addition, the grants provided her with real-world experience to share with her students, enriching their own professional preparation. “When you get grants, your work is taken more seriously,” Forsyth explained. “They serve as stepping stones.”The first stepping stone was a 2004 Edward R. Meyer Project Award from the College of Liberal Arts that provided a six-week residency at the Banff Centre in Canada. Through that experience, Forsyth was invited as a guest lecturer at the Emily Carr Institute of Art + … » More …

Environment link may be ‘major finding’

Everyone has something that keeps them going. For Michael Skinner, director for the Center for Reproductive Biology at WSU, those things are a basic curiosity and a drive to find the answers to questions.Over the past couple of years, Skinner and his research team discovered a direct link between environmental exposures and human reproductive health. In essence, this research suggests that a toxicant your great-grandmother was exposed to could affect your health without changing the genes themselves.“If verified, this discovery could be on the level of the discovery of how genes work — a major finding in biology,” said Michael Griswold, dean of the College … » More …

World class… in multiple courses

The second annual Feast of the Arts, a university celebration of food, wine, art, music and theater, will begin this Friday, Oct. 14.The feasts, held the night before home games, are a collaborative effort involving University Relations, the School of Music and Theatre Arts, the Department of Fine Arts, the WSU Museum of Art and students and faculty of the School of Hospitality Business Management. “We created the event in response to alumni input regarding the need for fine dining and creative outlets during home game football weekends,” said Sally Savage, vice president, University Relations. Gourmet menus for the feasts are created by executive chef … » More …