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Study proposes first nationwide wildlife conservation network

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts & Sciences

elk-smallPULLMAN, Wash. – Wolves, elk and grizzly bears – some of the largest wild animals in America – are literally dying for more room to roam. But Alexander Fremier, associate professor in the School of the Environment at Washington State University, proposes a viable solution. » More …

Business managers, leaders learn about online MBA

online MBASEATTLE – Washington State University’s College of Business will hold a free, public networking event focusing on its online master of business administration (MBA) and Executive MBA programs 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, at the Bell Harbor Conference Center Pier 66, 2211 Alaskan Way, in the executive dining room.


David Sprott, associate dean for graduate, international and professional programs, and Cheryl Oliver, assistant dean for online and graduate programs, will discuss business topics and aspects of the online MBA business programs, which are ranked No. 1 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.


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Making GeoMonkey business

GeoMonkey is a class project that has come alive as a map-sharing resource (ONLINE @

Orest Pilskalns, assistant professor of computer science at WSU Vancouver, first envisioned GeoMonkey.

“My idea was to create a simple way for users to store and share maps,” he explained. “Then hiking enthusiasts, travel agents, runners, event planners or anyone could share comments and directions to destinations or routes.

“During spring semester 2006, I offered this idea to my CS420 course for undergraduate seniors in computer science.  Together we refined it and brought it to life. GeoMonkey was … » More …

Network integrates ed, research, economics

Imagine a virtual research and development (R&D) lab that will enhance regional economic development and educational advancement. The Virtual Possibilities Network (VPnet) is just such an initiative. It will encourage regional collaboration on projects among higher education, medical, business and government communities. The network itself will consist of 200 miles of optic fiber connecting higher education institutions in Spokane, eastern Washington and Idaho.VPnet will be available as an R&D lab for broadband content, multidisciplinary research, advanced collaboration, technological investigation, distance learning and economic development projects. It can be used as a tool to facilitate collaborative research, or it can itself be the focus of research.VPnet … » More …