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Book helps public navigate issues

PULLMAN – Nuclear power, weapons, and waste disposal remain a topic rife with controversy. Cleanup will require a Herculean effort, along with massive funding. Accidents continue, promises remain unfulfilled, and Washington State regulators may file a lawsuit against the federal government.   The sobering legacy encompasses 3750 square miles of land involved in the U.S. […]

Alumnus Sherman Alexie’s book earns critical acclaim

“Flight,” the third novel by WSU distinguished alumnus Sherman Alexie, is earning critical praise around the country. According to the May 27th review in The New York Times Sunday Book Review, “It is raw and vital, often raucously funny, and there isn’t a false word in it.” Published this spring by Grove Press Black Cat, […]

Freshmen share book to enrich academic life

Nearly 3,000 freshmen will get “Flu” this summer — the book, not the virus — as WSU launches its first “common reading” project. Common reading projects at universities have gained popularity since the early 1990s. They have been shown to enhance students’ academic transition to college and increase their success. “‘Flu’ will provide rich topics […]

WSU English Club aids students in need of books

PULLMAN – Members of the English Club at Washington State University delivered 29 boxes of books last month to Sacajawea Middle School in Spokane, Wash., after an arson fire in September destroyed the school’s library. “It’s amazing to me that some students in Pullman would take time out of their busy schedules to do something […]

Professor’s book explores Mexican-American roots

PULLMAN – Raised among the vast lemon orchards of Southern California, Jose Alamillo is one of many Mexican-Americans whose contrasting childhood memories include both the light aroma of spring lemon blossoms and the darker images of his father returning home at night, his body covered with black soot from lighting smudge pots amid the groves. […]

WSU Press releases book on leader in southwest archaeology

PULLMAN — Washington State University Press recently released “Tracking Ancient Footsteps: William D. Lipe’s Contributions to Public and Southwest Archaeology”. Archaeologists, including William D. Lipe, have spent decades unraveling the mystery of why tens of thousands of ancestral Pueblo Indians abandoned their communities around 1300 A.D. to move to areas far to the south and […]

New WSU photographic book published; take a peek

PULLMAN, Wash.— Washington State University Press has released Picture WSU: Images from Washington State University. This is the title regional bookstores have been requesting for years,” commented Glen Lindeman, editor-in-chief of Washington State University Press. Although other photographic volumes about the Palouse exist, this one focuses specifically on the WSU student experience,covering the study and […]

Gary Gildener to read at WSU

WSU1s department of English continues its Spring 2006 Visiting Writer Series with author Gary Gildner on Tuesday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the Museum of Art Gallery.Gildner has published twenty books, including Blue Like the Heavens: New and Selected Poems, Somewhere Geese Are Flying: New and Selected Stories, The Second Bridge (a novel), and […]

Newly revised book presents Inland Northwest history

Washington State University Press announced the release of the newly revised “Spokane and the Inland Empire: An Interior Pacific Northwest Anthology.”“Over the years, the first edition was adopted as part of the curriculum for many regional history courses, and we felt it was important to keep this information in print and readily available,” said Glen […]

Book records brave stories of WSU vets

After 10 years of research and writing, C. James Quann, WSU registrar emeritus and coordinator of veterans research, is finally telling the heroic stories of WSU veterans. Quann’s new book, titled “WSU Military Veterans: Heroes and Legends,” recounts stories of WWII, Vietnam, Korean and Persian Gulf war soldiers with strong ties to WSU. His research […]