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WSU librarian will help judge award
September 22, 2008

A purple dinosaur, a grinning cat, a cow jumping over the moon. Children’s books use irresistible cover art to lure customers, but there’s one sure sign of a quality book: The metallic Newbery Medal seal. For 86 years, teachers and parents have relied on the wisdom of the Newbery judges to separate the ordinary from the awesome.


Judges for the 2009 medal include Sarah French, head of WSU’s Brain Education Library.  She is among 15 librarians who will be reading piles of books recommended by their peers in order to determine the most distinguished … » More …

Science made simple
January 19, 2007

Cherie Winner, the science writer for Washington State Magazine, knows how to write for diverse audiences. Whether writing for first-graders or teens, alumni or faculty, she has a talent for making science easy to understand.  Winner earned her Ph.D. in zoology from Ohio State University and spent 15 years as a freelance writer. She has been writing for the magazine and WSU News Services since May 2005. Her love for science and learning new things is her driving force.  “Scientists are excited about what they are doing and I like talking to people who are excited about their work,” she said. Part of her job … » More …