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Sharing resources, combining expertise
March 2, 2007

Don Knowles has three job titles.  First, he works for the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture as the research leader of one of the six research units at WSU Pullman. Five of those units – which focus on plant research, germplasm conservation, land management, air quality and water issues – are housed at the College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS). Knowles leads the sixth unit: the animal disease research unit at the College of Veterinary Medicine.Second, he is the ARS location coordinator, the liaison between the federal agency and WSU.Third, he is an adjunct professor, participating in … » More …

Partnership aims to improve math and science learning
February 5, 2007

In the first partnership of its kind, Spokane’s largest public educational institutions are joining forces to work toward improved student learning in math and science. The unique partnership among Washington State University Spokane, Spokane Public Schools, Eastern Washington University, Community Colleges of Spokane, Mead School District, Central Valley School District and Educational Service District 101 has the goal of helping all students become proficient in math and science, and to help more students enter college with the foundation needed to work toward careers in math, science, engineering and health sciences.  “We’ve had no formal place where the CEOs of these institutions can meet on a … » More …

Joint peace studies strengthen Asia tie
October 17, 2003

Japan’s International Christian University and Washington State University will hold a reception on Oct. 19 at the Tokyo American Club in Japan to inaugurate a joint exchange program in peace and security studies. The ICU was established on June 15, 1949, in the aftermath of World War II, by Japanese and North American educators. Through the upcoming exchange, ICU will promote common projects in peace studies with universities and research institutes in Japan, East Asia, Europe and the United States.WSU, the only U.S. university in that consortium, already has signed a president’s agreement for research and educational collaboration in peace studies. The project will focus … » More …

‘Cougar Thais’ leading change
April 11, 2003

Twelve faculty and doctoral students from Khon Kaen University in Thailand will visit the Pullman campus April 14 – 18 for a research symposium at the College of Education. Following their visit, they will travel on to Chicago for a featured presentation about their collaboration with WSU at the American Educational Research Association national conference.These events are the latest results of the University Partners for Academic Leadership collaboration between WSU’s faculty in educational administration and their counterparts in Thailand. The partnership began when Thailand privatized its universities and looked to Forrest Parkay, WSU professor of education leadership, to guide the effort. The U.S. State Department’s … » More …

Tokyo partners
November 1, 2002

Washington State University and the University of Tokyo are entering into an academic partnership that will enhance the international prestige of both universities’ programs in the areas of agricultural and life sciences and veterinary medicine.The historic agreement will include exchange of faculty members and postdoctoral researchers, execution of joint research, joint lectures and symposia, and exchange of academic information and publications. The University of Tokyo is considered Asia’s premier research university and ranks among the best in the world. WSU is the only university in the United States with which the University of Tokyo is partnering in these disciplines. The partnership goes to the heart … » More …