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Second eagle dies at WSU Vet Hospital
January 28, 2008

PULLMAN — The second of two very weak and starving bald eagles found near Colville, Wash., died Friday night at WSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine.


The body of the 5 year-old mature eagle “Carpenter” was found in his cage by crews Saturday morning.


“This is a very difficult time for everyone here who works to save raptors,” said Dr. Nickol Finch, who heads up the raptor rehabilitation program at WSU. “We have students and volunteers who spend countless hours fighting to save these great animals, but given these eagles’ poor condition the odds of survival were not good from the beginning.”


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Murrow school professor emeritus Limburg dies
October 13, 2005

Val E. Limburg, professor emeritus in Washington State University’s Edward R. Murrow School of Communication, died Tuesday in Pullman. He was 67.During his 35-year teaching career at WSU, Limburg taught a wide range of broadcast courses and was instrumental in developing the school’s focus on ethics. His book “Electronic Media Ethics” was published in 1994 and wastranslated into Italian in 1996. Shortly after his retirement in 2002, Limburg was given an award in Special Recognition for Distinguished Contributions to Teaching and the Practice of Ethics at WSU by the university’s Ethics Interest Group.”Val was not only a great faculty member, but a great person. In … » More …

Teacher, poet Slonim dies
March 4, 2005

Ruth Slonim, unofficial poet laureate of WSU, died Wednesday, Feb. 16, in a Moscow care center. She was 87. She joined the WSU faculty in 1947. During her 36-year tenure at WSU, she taught modern poetry and English literature. In 1967, she was the first woman faculty member to be invited to deliver the WSU Distinguished Faculty Address. Students honored her with the 1965 Outstanding Faculty Woman award. For more than two decades she organized weekly public poetry readings for the English department. She was responsible for bringing several major poets, including Gwendolyn Brooks, Richard Hugo, W.H. Auden and Galway Kinnell, to campus. A poetry … » More …

Business law professor dies
September 3, 2004

Business Law Professor Ray August, 60, died unexpectedly Monday morning in Pullman due to a congenital cardiac event. On the Washington State University faculty since 1980, he was an academic innovator, a renowned researcher and publisher, and an expert on cyber law. His research interests were in the areas of international and comparative law, intellectual property law, and legal history. He was a leader in adopting technology and applying it to his teaching, and created courses featuring animated lectures that students watched on the Internet.August had just celebrated his birthday on Saturday.August received his B.S. in chemistry and master’s in history from New Mexico State … » More …

Philip Abelson, distinguished scientist, dies at age 91
August 20, 2004

Former Carnegie Institution president and Washington State University physics alumnus Philip Abelson died Aug. 1 in Bethesda, Md. at the age of 91.

The first recipient (in 1962) of the WSU Regents’ Distinguished Alumnus Award, and a recipient of a WSU Foundation Outstanding Service Award, Abelson was perhaps best known as a scientist for his co-discovery of neptunium (element 93) and a method he devised for large-scale enrichment of uranium for use as a power source in submarines, leading to the construction of the world’s first atomic submarine.A Tacoma native and graduate of Tacoma’s Lincoln … » More …