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Homeland Security

Variety reflects university breadth

The new federal Department of Homeland Security needs the research WSU can offer but has yet to organize much in the way of funding. When more money becomes available, however, WSU plans to be ready. “We’re already working in this area,” said Candis Claiborn, associate dean for Research and Graduate Studies for the College of […]

Virtual defense center established at WSU

As part of an initiative to improve homeland security, researchers at Washington State University are working with California-based EON Reality Inc. in developing a FIrst Responders’ Simulation and Training (FIRST) Center at the university. The FIRST Center provides a virtual environment in which first responders will conduct realistic “hands-on” training in various aspects of homeland […]

Increasing support for international students

Increasing efforts by Homeland Security to ensure national safety — including the recent arrest of a University of Idaho graduate student — has Mideastern students at Washington State University on edge. “These students are pretty nervous . right now,” said Mary Furnari, assistant director of International Student Services, “some are even talking about the possibility […]