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Feb. 29: Effects of police bias, fatigue, distraction discussed
February 22, 2016

just-mercyPULLMAN, Wash. – The implications of racial bias, fatigue and distracted driving on the police and communities they serve will be discussed at 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 29, in CUE 203 at Washington State University as part of the free, public common reading lecture series.

Research examines pilot alertness in multi-leg flights
February 26, 2015

By Judith Van Dongen, WSU Spokane

cockpitSPOKANE, Wash. – Washington State University and the Regional Airline Association has released a report detailing the findings of the first, science-based study of pilot fatigue in multi-segment flight operations. The study was conducted by researchers at WSU’s Sleep and Performance Research Center.

Fatigue a recipe for disaster in law, intelligence, security
March 29, 2006

As the nation digested the tragic events of 9/11, one big question arose: how could this have happened in a country that has some of the best, most well-funded intelligence agencies in the world? Did the CIA and FBI sleep through all the tell-tale signs of an upcoming terrorist attack? Bryan Vila, professor of criminal justice at Washington State University Spokane and a senior researcher associated with the university’s Sleep and Performance Research Center, suggests that the contrary might have been the problem. He points to the long work hours that are common in intelligence, law enforcement, and similar agencies as being the cause of … » More …