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Partnership boosts east Africa, WSU ed, research opportunities
October 29, 2013

PULLMAN, Wash. – “A center for all of east Africa,” is how Jerman Rose describes the Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology (NM-AIST) in Arusha, Tanzania. It is central for expanding research and education in Africa as well as attracting Washington State University students to study and learn.

Pintak to speak on ‘Revolt in the Desert’
September 9, 2013

Egypt demonstration

PULLMAN, Wash. – Lawrence Pintak, a professor and Founding Dean of the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication, will discuss Egypt’s second revolution and the implications of U.S. foreign policy as part of The Foley Institute’s Coffee and Politics Series, 12-1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, in Foley Speaker’s Room, Bryan Hall, room 308.

Before becoming a professor and Founding Dean of the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication, Pintak directed the Kamal Adham Center for Journalism Training and Research at The American University in Cairo. His latest book is “The New Arab Journalist: Mission and Identity … » More …

College taps diversity, international programs leader
August 22, 2013

Noche de Familia

Ernst-Slavit makes a presentation at a Noche de Familia event
for prospective students and their families at WSU Vancouver.
(Photo by Laura Evancich)

PULLMAN, Wash. – To better prepare teachers and improve scholarship that extends to other cultures and languages, the College of Education (COE) has appointed Gisela Ernst-Slavit associate dean for diversity and international programs. It’s believed to be the first associate dean position of its kind at Washington State University.
 
“Diversity has always been a key piece for us,” said Mike Trevisan, COE dean. “But we had kind … » More …

Improving the world one farm at a time
August 21, 2013

WALLA WALLA, Wash. – You could say John Fouts is helping improve the world, one farm at a time.

A retired Walla Walla County-WSU Extension faculty member, Fouts is one of a number of volunteers helping small-scale farmers in the former Soviet Union improve their livelihoods.

Click the following link to read the full story at the Walla Walla Union Bulletin.

International Programs strengthens ties among employees
August 5, 2013

IP team building

 

 

By Abbi Delgado and Amanda Roberts, Office of International Programs

 

 

 

PULLMAN, Wash. – A number of Washington State University units have employees dispersed throughout campus – and on multiple campuses statewide – making it sometimes difficult to get to know co-workers.

The Office of International Programs (IP) recently spent a morning overcoming that distance via a teamwork building experience.

“The goal was to engage staff in a fun, challenging and interactive atmosphere,” said Erin-Kae Rice, special assistant to the IP vice provost and organizer of the retreat. “We have a big … » More …

Replacing chemical fumigation of fruit with low pressure
October 6, 2010

PULLMAN – Fruit consumers and growers will be delighted if Shaojin Wang, a WSU assistant research professor of biological systems engineering, can achieve his research goal. Wang is pursuing a method that could replace the chemical fumigation of apples and cherries grown in Washington with simple low-pressure treatments.

Low-pressure storage technology changes the normal composition of air, creating an environment inhospitable to pests that would otherwise attack the crop. While pests are controlled, fruit is kept fresh without over-ripening or senescing.

Wang is working on a technically effective and environmentally sound process to disinfest cherries and apples using low-pressure methods.

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Dad’s weekend concert features five choral/vocal ensembles
October 5, 2010

PULLMAN – The annual Vocal Extravaganza concert will be hosted by WSU’s School of Music during Dad’s Weekend at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15, in Bryan Hall Theatre.

The concert is a showcase of the five choral/vocal ensembles on campus including madrigal/chamber singers, VoJazz, university singers, concert choir and opera workshop.

Tickets are $10 for general admission, $5 for senior citizens and students with identification, and free for children under 12. Advance purchase of tickets will be available 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 13, 14 and 15 in Kimbrough Hall lobby. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. on the evening of the event.

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WSU plant, animal scientists ranked 13th internationally
August 9, 2010

PULLMAN – Plant and animal scientists at Washington State University are among the most productive and most impactful in the world, according to rankings recently released by Thomson Reuters.

 

In its “Essential Science Indicators,” the business and professional information gathering company ranked WSU 13th in the world and sixth in the United States based on the number of journal articles produced by faculty scientists, but more importantly, on the number citations those articles generated. From January 1999 to June 2009, WSU researchers produced 2,473 scientific papers, which garnered 32,544 citations by other scientists.

 

“This ranking is by … » More …

Fulbright Program accepting applications
July 13, 2010

The traditional Fulbright Scholar Program is accepting applications for more than 800 positions for lecturing, conducting research or a combination of both. The deadline is Monday, Aug. 2.

With internationalization as a high priority in the academic world, this program supports visits ranging from three to 12 months to more than 130 countries. There are study abroad opportunities in 45 different fields or disciplines, as well as a variety of subdisciplines and interdisciplinary fields.  

The program focuses on continued professional development and is open to all U. S. college and university academic ranked instructors to and professors. Eligibile ranks include professor emeritus, untenured … » More …