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Cyberbullying invites community dialogue
April 1, 2009

PULLMAN — Cyberbullying is a problem for everyone from kindergarteners to professors, say the organizers of an April 9 forum on electronic harassment.


“The forum would benefit undergraduate and graduate students, parents, teachers, university faculty,” said Assistant Professor Sarah French, head of the Brain Education Library at WSU. “Cyberbullying happens on college campuses, in the workplace—it’s not just confined to school-age children.”


The WSU College of Education Research Forum and Community Dialogue will be led by French and her research colleague, Assistant Professor Hal Jackson of the Department of Teaching & Learning. The panel presentation, preceded by … » More …

French library conservator speaks on books in the Information Age
September 25, 2007

VANCOUVER- Jean-Dominique Mellot will give a talk entitled, “Books in the Information Age: The Bibliothèque Nationale de France and Its Digital Library,” 3-4 p.m. Oct. 10, at Washington State University Vancouver, Multimedia Center Room 6.

Mellot will discuss the history of France’s national library (akin the U.S. Library of Congress in mission and scope) and the new Gallica project – France’s effort to digitize the 80,000 published works in its collection so as to make them more accessible to a wide range of readers and scholars around the world.

Mellot, senior conservator at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France and lecturer at the Ecole … » More …

NEH fellow brings medieval text to 21st century
April 13, 2007

Literary archeology is one way to describe the work of Joan Grenier-Winther, an associate professor of French in the department of foreign languages and cultures.

With a focus on the poetry of French knights of the 14th and 15th centuries, her job is to identify all known copies of a particular work, use a variety of methods to verify authorship and date of origin, and then bring her skill and training as a paleographer to bear on creating a “best” version that will withstand the rigors of critical analysis.

Grenier-Winther’s current focus is on the lyric poetry penned by Oton de Granson, a … » More …

Students decry racism
February 23, 2005

More than 200 Washington State University students chanted and marched throughout the hallways in the French Administration and Lighty buildings from about 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. Student placards and chants called for an end to racism. The students called for a meeting with President V. Lane Rawlins to discuss their concerns. However, Rawlins was out of town. As an alternative, the students were offered the opportunity to meet with several other university executives to discuss their demands, but they said they preferred to meet with the president. A proposed meeting is being arranged in early March between students and Rawlins.