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Feb. 15: Film about educating girls, overcoming poverty

By Emma Epperly, Undergraduate Education

PULLMAN, Wash. – A free, public showing of the documentary, “Girl Rising,” will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, in CUE 203, presented by the Washington State University common reading program. » More …

Vaccinating increases family wealth, girls’ education

By Marcia Hill Gossard, College of Veterinary Medicine

PULLMAN, Wash. – A Washington State University-led research team found households in rural Africa that vaccinate their cattle for East Coast fever increased their income and spent the additional money on food and education. Researchers also found that when fewer cattle died from the fever, girls were more likely to attend secondary school. » More …

Challenge courses especially benefit non-whites, girls

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By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

SEATTLE – A platform balances two feet above the ground on a central pivot point. How do you get a dozen people onto that platform without tilting it so far that it touches the ground? » More …

WSU seeks mothers to participate in body, weight study

Youth-weightPULLMAN, Wash. – Researchers at Washington State University are looking for mothers of overweight girls to participate in audio-taped interviews for a study about weight and socialization. Participants will receive $20. » More …

Cougar women end drought in Tucson

TUCSON, Ariz. – The Washington State women’s basketball team rode an outstanding shooting performance to its first road victory over Arizona in more than 10 years, knocking off the Wildcats 67-54 Saturday at McKale Center. The win improved the Cougars’ record to 5-22 overall and 2-14 in the Pacific-10 Conference. The Wildcats dropped to 9-18 this season and 3-13 in the Pac-10.

“The three point line was very good to us,” WSU Head Coach June Daugherty said. “When you get a consistent inside game it helps your outside game. Ebonee Coates and Heather Molzen … » More …

Girls encouraged in science

WSU Spokane has been encouraging girls to explore science as it hosted its popular CityLab summer science camp, July 8 – 12 on the Riverpoint campus. This year the program took young women grades 6 – 8 on an astrobiology quest. Young investigators will use tools of DNA analysis, blood typing, food analysis, and gel electrophoresis to solve the mystery of the Martian mummies! The camp includes an overnight trip to the WSU Pullman campus to visit various science departments and the reopened WSU Jewett Observatory. For more information, contact Glynis Hull at 509-358-7638 or ghull@wsu.edu, or visit the WSU Spokane CityLab Web site at … » More …