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NIH grant focuses on cost effectiveness
April 8, 2009

PULLMAN – Just how successful and cost-effective are community-based, substance abuse prevention programs? It’s a question that plagues politicians and policy makers, especially in a time of shrinking resources and increasing demand for services.

Now, thanks to a two-year, $400,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health, researchers at WSU are working on a new way to assess the effectiveness of those programs in the real world. That tool, they say, could help save time and money.

“These statistical techniques could help us make better use of limited resources at the local, state and national level,” said professor Robert Rosenman, associate director of WSU’s … » More …

Department of History celebrates Women’s History Month
February 27, 2009

 Alice Fahs

PULLMAN — March is National Women’s History Month, and in its recognition the Department of History at WSU will host a series of public lectures presented by visiting scholars, faculty and graduate students. All events are free and open to the public.

Alice Fahs, associate professor of history at the University of California, Irvine, will speak at 4:30 p.m. March 5 in the Smith Center for Undergraduate Education (CUE), room 203. 

In her lecture entitled “Newspaper Women and the Making of the Modern, 1885-1910,” Fahs will reason that journalistic writings of turn-of-the-century American … » More …