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Education Abroad Fair highlights global opportunities
January 12, 2009

PULLMAN – The WSU Education Abroad Fair will be from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., on Tuesday, January 20 in the CUB Junior Ballroom  Students in any field of study can find cost-effective programs to enhance their education and give a global perspective on their area of study. Visit the fair to talk with more than 20 study abroad program providers offering study and internship opportunities in over 40 countries.


In addition, WSU faculty will be present to share information on their summer and semester programs abroad. Faculty-led programs are growing in popularity and offer a unique opportunity for in-depth, field-based study abroad while … » More …

Chancellor’s seminars highlight global change
January 28, 2008

WSU Vancouver is launching a new lunchtime presentation titled the Chancellor’s Seminar Series, running 12-1:30 p.m. Fridays March 7,  April 4, and May 16 in the Firstenburg Student Commons.

Ticket price for each seminar is $30 per person, including lunch and parking, or $80 all three seminars. For more information and to register, go ONLINE @ and, or call 360/546-9600.

“The Chancellor’s Seminar Series offers an outstanding lineup of speakers from within the WSU community of experts – along with national experts from outside of our institution — to address issues impacting Clark County residents,” said WSU Vancouver Chancellor … » More …

Experience improves student involvement
September 17, 2007

The Global Learning Community, which began this semester at Coman Hall, brings the world to Pullman.

The goal of this unique melding of learning and living with an international focus is to meet one of the university’s most important challenges: student retention.

“How do we keep students at Pullman? One answer may be to provide them with a more cosmopolitan experience,” said Andrew Appleton, director of global studies for International Programs.

In addition to helping retain students, the program is designed to introduce undergraduates to university research, Appleton said. It also aims to acquaint students with WSU’s international research and development programs and … » More …

News topics — Life and death wheat gene; Climate research
June 5, 2007

Following are links to several recent media articles regarding WSU faculty and staff, or addressing issues in higher education. To see a full article, just click on the live URL link.* New York Times — ”A perennial search for perfect wheat,” in which WSU geneticist Stephen Jones sees a simple answer to life-and death issue,* The Science Coalition — Features article on ”WSU receives $900,000 EPA grant for climate change research,”  (see longer version on WSU Today online)* KNDO, KNDU-TV — EWU selling downtown Spokane center to move to joint WSU campus,* Washington CEO — Q&A with Eric Spangenberg, dean … » More …

Externships provide overseas opportunities
April 26, 2007

Hailey Gentile, a veterinary medicine student who just returned from an externship in Oman, presented on her experiences Wednesday afternoon.“The middle east doesn’t have many veterinarians,” Gentile said. “That would be a great place if you want to go somewhere as a veterinarian.” Gentile, who is graduating this May, is the first student to travel to Oman as part of study abroad said Candace Chenoweth, Education Abroad director. The work and study that Gentile did in Oman was very different from American veterinary medicine, she said. She spent time working with camels, dogs, and other animals. Gentile presented on the differences in how veterinary medicine … » More …

Learning community offers international affairs experts
April 6, 2007

Policy-makers and practitioners in the arena of international affairs and business will visit the Washington State University Pullman campus and meet with students as part of the new “Global Learning Community.” The project is set to debut in Coman Hall in the fall semester 2007. “The Global Learning Community is a cutting edge innovation for WSU students as part of new programs to internationalize the campus and the curriculum,” said Lance T. LeLoup, associate vice provost for International Programs. “It will offer unprecedented opportunities for WSU students to think and act globally from the very start of their WSU career,” said Andrew Appleton, WSU’s director … » More …

Go global and grow
February 16, 2007

Photo: Professor Dogan Gursoy, front right, with WSU and other students and faculty in front of the Grand Palace in Bangkok. Gurosy is in charge of the Thailand summer study abroad program. (Photo courtesy of Dogan Gursoy).It’s one thing to look at a world map and find Nanjing; it’s another thing to be in Nanjing and realize that, to the people who live there, it’s the center of the world.“Learning about global issues in a classroom setting remains abstract,” said Andrew Appleton, director of WSU’s Global Studies Program. “However, combined with the experience of actually traveling to another country, it is a powerful enhancement of … » More …

WSU researcher finds force behind climate change
February 7, 2007

PULLMAN – A new study by a Washington State University researcher and his colleagues pinpoints the causes of a recent finding by a working group of the Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change that global climate warming is due to human activities. The principal factors affecting climate change are the growth of human population and consumption, according to research by WSU sociologist Eugene A. Rosa and his colleagues Richard York, of the University of Oregon, and Thomas Dietz, of Michigan State University. In fact, their findings suggest the impact of these two environmental stressors is so profound that they may outpace any potential environmental benefits from … » More …