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March 3: Scholar explores history, gender, mental health

Ross-80PULLMAN, Wash. – “A Madwoman in Suburbia: Life In and Out of Asylums” will be discussed at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, in the Honors Hall lounge by Susan Dente Ross, Washington State University 2014-15 humanities fellow. » More …

Feb. 17-19: Inclusion is focus of Humanities Week events

By Adrian Aumen, College of Arts & Sciences

foster-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Three free, public events highlighting the central and inclusive nature of the humanities will be held Tuesday-Thursday, Feb. 17-19, on the Washington State University campus and at Neill Public Library in Pullman. A reception will follow each event. » More …

Mission to DC adds to itinerary

When WSU launched its Mission to DC program three years ago, leader Jim Petersen, vice provost for research, knew he wanted to eventually expand to include faculty whose scholarship is in the humanities and arts. That future is here: six arts and humanities faculty are participating in the inaugural Mission to NY on April 26-27. While faculty making the Mission to DC target federal agencies like the National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health, those going to New York City are visiting representatives from private philanthropic foundations. In preparing for the trip, faculty and staff found previous Mission to DC experiences helpful … and … » More …

WSU leaders named to commission for humanities

Washington State University administrators Barbara Couture, dean of the College of Liberal Arts, and James Schoepflin, director of the School of Music and Theatre Arts, have been elected trustees of the Washington Commission for the Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The goal of the privately funded, nonprofit organization is to improve individual and community life through public programs that interpret culture and provide a forum for civic dialogue. “In my capacity as dean and board member, I look forward to involving Washington State University’s College of Liberal Arts with this wonderful organization that supports art and cultural projects throughout … » More …