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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.

Rock Doc: Air pollution knows no borders
March 11, 2014

By E. Kirsten Peters, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

Peters-e-k-2010-80PULLMAN, Wash. – We’ve all seen globes in classrooms. They represent the Earth well – better than flat maps.

Collaborating with China on food security, safety
February 6, 2014

By Jane Payumo, Office of International Programs

Hill-in-China-150PULLMAN, Wash. – Scientists from China will come to Washington State University this year following a recent visit to six top Chinese research institutions by WSU faculty to discuss collaborations on food security, safety and processing.

Remains reveal a dino growing at record speeds
July 23, 2013

PULLMAN, Wash. – We live in a time in which most animals are relatively small. If you think back to your exposure to the Ice Age, perhaps in elementary school, you may remember big mammals like the mastodon and the saber tooth tiger.

Less famous but equally big was a deer the size of a modern elk and a beaver the size of a black bear. In sum, our ancestors – the people alive in the Ice Age – were small compared to a number of the animals around them.

Dinosaurs are also famously large. How dinosaurs grew to be as large as they … » More …

Students earn national scholarships to study abroad
July 8, 2013

PULLMAN, Wash. – Three Washington State University students are among approximately 800 undergraduates nationwide awarded the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad this fall.

About 20 percent of applicants are successful, and supporting essays are particularly important to the application, said Sarah Ann Hones, director of the distinguished scholarship program at WSU. More than 30 WSU students since 2006 have received the scholarship. 

More information regarding the Gilman, or applying for distinguished scholarships and other prestigious awards, can be found online at

The recipients are:   

* Galen Green, a sophomore English major from WSU Vancouver, who … » More …

New center brings WSU and China together
November 18, 2008

PULLMAN— A new WSU office opened its doors Oct. 23. An acting director is currently placing phone calls and organizing the day’s activities. There’s nothing exceptional about this except that the new WSU office is located in Chengdu, China.


Through an agreement between WSU College of Business and Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (SWUFE) in Chengdu, the WSU China Center will allow WSU faculty and students to have access to international exchange opportunities in a variety of fields. Colleges will be able to further develop study abroad programs as well as graduate education and research projects in … » More …

WSU responds to China’s call
November 4, 2008

PULLMAN – China hosts five times the number of international students that it welcomed 10 years ago, and WSU is among the contributors.


According to WSU International Programs data, China is the fifth most popular destination for WSU students studying abroad, with 36 students there during the 2007-2008 academic year. In contrast, one WSU student studied in China in 2002-2003.


Chinese universities are establishing partnerships with universities in other countries to encourage international students to study in China. This effort to internationalize, coupled with a growing American interest in China, has increased the number of WSU students … » More …

WSU student, faculty designers Tibet, China bound
January 30, 2007

SPOKANE – A team of Washington State University architecture, landscape architecture and interior design faculty and students are bound for China and Tibet this May to get a rare look at how people there design, furnish and occupy their homes.Led by Professor Nancy Blossom, director of the Interdisciplinary Design Institute at WSU Spokane, and architecture Professor David Wang, the team of faculty, graduate students and undergraduates will spend three weeks working with their counterparts from Xian University in China and Tibet. The goal of the trip is to promote research that crosses academic disciplines as well as national boundaries. The group will focus on understanding … » More …

Focus on China commerce
August 29, 2006

SPOKANE–Trade opportunities with China are the focus of a daylong conference in Spokane Sept. 13. Sponsored by the Washington State University Asia Program, the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, the Spokane International Trade Alliance (SITA) and the Spokane World Affairs Council (SWAC), the day will feature both private and public venues.”The executive roundtable and the afternoon seminar are designed to give business leaders of the Inland Northwest a greater sense of the opportunities and costs of doing business with China,” said David Pietz, WSU Asia Program director and conference co-organizer. “The evening presentation is designed to present the general public with an understanding of how America’s … » More …

Three WSU students selected to study in China
June 20, 2006

PULLMAN – Three Washington State University students were awarded a David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarship from the National Security Education Program. Andrew Whitaker, Tamber Hilton and Jordan Bush each received $10,000 per semester, for up to two semesters to live in China and study the language, culture and issues related to global security. After graduation, the students are required to work for a year in a U.S. government agency or an institution of higher education. During these years, the students gain experience that will help them in their future careers.  This national scholarship program is very competitive with 700 applicants and only 141 scholarships granted. … » More …