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Sept. 28: Park service historian speaks on park roads legacy

By Erik Gomez, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture intern

tim-davis-webPULLMAN, Wash. – A National Park Service senior historian will give a free, public talk about landscape design, engineering and the American legacy of national park roads at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, in Cleveland Hall 30E at Washington State University as part of the Callison Distinguished Lecture series. » More …

Conservation buffers please the eye, protect the landscape

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By Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

PULLMAN, Wash. – Researchers know that adding natural buffers to the farm landscape can stop soil from vanishing. Now a scientist at Washington State University has found that more buffers are better, both for pleasing the eye and slowing erosion. » More …

Sept. 9: NW art, manifest destiny and culture explored

ManoguerraPULLMAN, Wash. – Larger-than-life paintings of the American West and their relationship to cultural meaning will be discussed by a visiting artist 5-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, in Kimbrough 101 at Washington State University. » More …

Photo gallery: Spring slowly appears in Pullman

Photos of May 16-31 on the WSU Campus by Robert Frank, WSU News

 

 

Spring

Yesterday the twig was brown and bare;
To-day the glint of green is there;
Tomorrow will be leaflets spare;
I know no thing so wondrous fair,
No miracle so strangely rare.
I wonder what will next be there!
~ L.H. Bailey

 

 

PULLMAN, Wash. – Sunshine has made short fleeting appearances on the WSU Pullman campus lately, bringing with it welcome signs of spring and warm temperatures soon to follow – this weekend, in fact, according to forecasts. … » More …

Inventory catalogues 10,000 trees on campus

 

 

 

PULLMAN – Capital Planning and Development is continuing the long process of inventorying all the trees on the WSU Pullman campus. Cynthia Arbour, campus planner, has recorded about two-thirds of the campus, about 7,000 trees. She predicts there will be more than 10,000 trees in the inventory when it’s completed. 

 

The project helps with maintenance and future planning of the campus by providing accurate information on all the trees on campus.  

 

“It’s really helpful to know if we are looking to put in a new building or some new infrastructure, what trees will be impacted by that project and … » More …

Landscape architecture students’ work envisions redesigns

LEWISTON, Idaho – Landscape architecture graduate students from WSU and the University of Idaho will present their visions for the Lewiston waterfront Dec. 10-31 at the Sage Baking Company in Lewiston.

 

Called “Water Views,” the show features design work produced in the course “Cultural Interpretations of the Regional Landscape.”

 

Image produced by University of Idaho students Katie Bisett, Heather Pung and Sean Connor.

“The students’ projects address and reveal the complex relationships among biological organisms, including people, the locale and the built environment,” said Jolie Kaytes, the course instructor and associate professor of … » More …

Landscape students

SPOKANE — WSU Spokane will present “Powering the Palouse:  connecting people, products and ideas,” a symposium of seven presentations delivered by Landscape Architecture students 1:15-4 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, on the Riverpoint Campus in the Phase I Classroom Building in the Design Institute Gallery and room 148 at 668 N Riverpoint Blvd.

 

The presentations will explore the benefits of re-introducing passenger rail between Spokane and the Pullman/Moscow area in response to shifting global trends, particularly associated with energy, water and climate change. 

 

Featured presentations will include a look at the Palouse as a bioregion for the purposes of identifying which communities can … » More …

Aiding plantscience research

Staff Excellence Award

 

His work on the WSU campus is really visible … so visible, in fact, that Horizon Air pilots use it as a navigation marker for coming into the Pullman airport.

 

Charles “Chuck” Cody’s work is to manage the plant growth facilities, or greenhouses, for the School of Biological Sciences.

 

“Some people will tell you I’m never in my office,” said Cody, the 2007 President’s Employee Excellence Award recipient.

 

Cody and his wife moved to Pullman in 1980 so both could attend graduate school. In … » More …

Library Road Phase 3 design presentation

 

 

Capital Planning and Development will hold a Library Road Phase 3 design presentation March 3 and 4 in the Bryan Hall Foyer.

 

Phase 3 is a continuation of the Library Road improvement project that began in 2000.  The infrastructure improvements will be extended north from the Adminstrative Annex Building toward the bus transit hub in front of the current Bookie building. One goal is to improve traffic circulation and pedestrian safety at the transit hub.

 

Project staff as well as designers will be on hand to answer any questions at the presentation. They … » More …