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WSU historian awarded Guggenheim prize

By Adrian Aumen, College of Arts & Sciences PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University historian Matthew Avery Sutton has been appointed a 2016 Guggenheim fellow “on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise.” The fellowship was awarded to 178 scholars in the U.S. and Canada from nearly 3,000 applicants.

March 24: WSU Tri-Cities hosts speaker on Chicana history

RICHLAND, Wash. – Antonia Castaneda, an award-winning retired professor of history, will give a free, public presentation on Chicana history and the first generation of historians who founded that academic discipline 3-5 p.m. Thursday, March 24, in the East Auditorium at Washington State University Tri-Cities.

Uncommon student gets a chance, gives back more

By J. Adrian Aumen, College of Arts & Sciences PULLMAN, Wash. – When history professor Orlan Svingen encouraged nontraditional student Janet Creighton to complete her doctorate at Washington State University in the 1990s, he had no idea that she and her husband are philanthropists and longtime generous supporters of WSU.

Today marks historic ice storm anniversary

By Nic Loyd, WSU meteorologist, and Linda Weiford, WSU News SPOKANE, Wash. – Exactly 19 years ago today, an ice storm walloped the Inland Northwest, killing four people, knocking out power to 100,000 homes and turning trees into ice-laden spears.