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NIH grant focuses on cost effectiveness
April 8, 2009

PULLMAN – Just how successful and cost-effective are community-based, substance abuse prevention programs? It’s a question that plagues politicians and policy makers, especially in a time of shrinking resources and increasing demand for services.

Now, thanks to a two-year, $400,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health, researchers at WSU are working on a new way to assess the effectiveness of those programs in the real world. That tool, they say, could help save time and money.

“These statistical techniques could help us make better use of limited resources at the local, state and national level,” said professor Robert Rosenman, associate director of WSU’s … » More …

Abstracts accepted beginning Dec 8
December 5, 2008

Abstracts for the 2009 Academic Showcase will be accepted Dec. 8-Jan. 30 ONLINE @, as WSU looks toward its annual celebration of excellence — Showcase 2009 on Friday, March 27.


The 2008 Academic Showcase featured more than 390 displays highlighting the original research of WSU faculty, staff and students.


Besides honoring the achievements of faculty and staff, Showcase 2009 also provides employees the opportunity to learn about the areas of academic expertise of their colleagues.


Events for the day will include:
9 a.m.-noon, Academic Showcase
12:15-1:45 p.m., Distinguished Faculty Address luncheon
3:30-5 p.m., Legacy of Excellence … » More …

Employee gift drive on through May 15
March 22, 2007

WSU’s annual faculty and staff gift drive is under way, emphasizing the potential impact of more than 7,100 employees making a gift of any size to the university. For YOUR WSU! – Faculty and Staff Drive 2007 will continue through May 15.“This gift drive is special because it makes a strong statement to our students, supporters and the state of Washington about the deep commitment that the faculty and staff, working together, have for this great institution of higher learning,” said Ron Mittelhammer, Regents professor and director of the School of Economic Sciences.Participation is the key.“It’s not the size of the gift that is important, … » More …

Mittelhammer, Dickinson named Regents Professors
March 26, 2004

Exemplifying the highest level of achievement among faculty, Ronald C. Mittelhammer and J. Thomas Dickinson have been named two of three faculty promoted for 2004 to Regents Professor. Mittelhammer, nominees said, has made substantial, continuous and lasting contributions to the field of agricultural economics around the country and at Washington State University. “Receiving this honor from an institution that I loved as a student and continue to love and believe in as a faculty member is, to say the least, an incredibly wonderful and fulfilling feeling,” Mittelhammer said. To be considered for this honor, faculty must be a tenured full professor or equivalent. They must … » More …

Honeymoon begins in Pullman with bride, classes
March 29, 2002

Ron Mittelhammer liked Pullman and WSU from the start. This confident, friendly teacher who talks in rich, scholarly tones that somehow don’t go over your head, says he and his wife, Linda, have spent all but one week of their married life in Pullman. In 1974, they “honeymooned” by driving here, in winter, so he could enroll as a graduate student, working towards a doctorate.He received it in 1977 and gained a position that year as an assistant professor specializing in econometrics and marketing. He was promoted to full professor in 1986.“I’m still thrilled to be here,” he exclaims. “I’m a product of WSU. As … » More …