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WSU digital archiving project receives prestigious Mellon grant

By Adrian Aumen, College of Arts and Sciences

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have received a $555,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support development and evaluation of a unique online platform for gathering, curating and sharing Native American library and archive collections nationwide. » More …

Setting up business overseas easier with free, expert counsel

By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington SBDC

Coleen-Quisenberry-webSPOKANE, Wash. – When Coleen Quisenberry created Flexhibit to design, assemble and install hands-on, interactive science exhibits for discovery centers and children’s museums, she assumed her primary customers would be in the United States. » More …

3D printing creates new reality for students

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By Richard H. Miller, Academic Outreach and Innovation

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University has built a global reputation for 3D printing: alumnus S. Scott Crump helped develop it, and WSU scientists are finding ways to create bones for people, parts for satellites and buildings from Mars dirt. » More …

Through April: Elwha photos at anthropology museum

PULLMAN, Wash. – A photographic exhibit about the Elwha River on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula is on display for free to the public, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. through the semester in the Washington State University Museum of Anthropology in College Hall. » More …

Thanks, George Clooney – the worth of ‘Monuments Men’

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

Mon-men-80PULLMAN, Wash. – When we think of World War II heroes, museum curators and archivists aren’t who come to mind. Unless, of course, we’ve seen the box-office hit, “Monuments Men,” based on a true story about a ragtag group of men and women who risked their lives in Europe – not by killing the enemy but by saving art. » More …

Moscow artist to display sculpture of classmates

The Washington State University Museum of Art will exhibit Marilyn Lysohir: High School Portraits, 1968, Good Girls, Sharon Pennsylvania, May 22 – July 21. There will be a public reception for the artist at 6 p.m. May 22 in the museum featuring Linda DiFiore, an operatic performance by University of North Texas regents professor and high school classmate of the artist.Moscow, Idaho, artist Marilyn Lysohir graduated from Sharon Senior High School in Sharon, Pa., in 1968 along with 163 other young women. Between the spring of 2003 and May 2007, Lysohir created 163 nearly life-size busts of her female classmates, using their senior yearbook photographs.Museum … » More …

Grant awarded to support art at WSU

PULLMAN – The Washington State University Museum of Art has been awarded a grant in the amount of $5,000 by the Florence Wasmer Fund for Arts and Culture of Inland Northwest Community Foundation, to be used for the upcoming Sherry Markovitz Retrospective exhibit and publication. The exhibit, curated by the Museum of Art/WSU, will be displayed Feb. 22 –April 12, 2008 and will be accompanied by a full-color trade book also produced by the museum.Chris Bruce, Museum of Art director, believes the grant is a clear indication of how well received the museum’s programs are and the impact they have had on a community searching … » More …

Art in ascendence

Transformation is a common theme in art work, a little less common in art museums. But it is happening at the Museum of Art/WSU, and the change is remarkable. “No question, the level of quality has gone up by orders of magnitude,” said Gene Rosa, a Moscow artist and professor of sociology at WSU. Calling recent exhibits “excellent,” Rosa said he sees a vision for the museum that wasn’t there previously.“There has been innovation,” he said. “Nothing radical, but they’ve taken advantage of the resources they have and used them well.”Chris Bruce, who became director of the museum in 2003, said that is the plan. Instead … » More …

Gary Gildener to read at WSU

WSU1s department of English continues its Spring 2006 Visiting Writer Series with author Gary Gildner on Tuesday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the Museum of Art Gallery.Gildner has published twenty books, including Blue Like the Heavens: New and Selected Poems, Somewhere Geese Are Flying: New and Selected Stories, The Second Bridge (a novel), and The Warsaw Sparks. His book The Bunker in the Parsley Fields won the 1996 Iowa Poetry Prize.  He has also received a National Magazine Award for fiction, Pushcart prizes in fiction and nonfiction, the Robert Frost Fellowship, and several other prizes and fellowships.  Books and refreshments will be available after … » More …