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News topics — Boring science; Seattle focus; RateMyProf
June 11, 2007

Following are links to several recent media articles regarding WSU faculty and staff, or addressing issues in higher education. To see a full article, just click on the live URL link.* Columbia Tribune — UM executive might go Floyd’s way: Washington State University recruits honcho in research, http://www.columbiatribune.com/2007/Jun/20070609News002.asp* The Daily Evergreen — WSU Foundation head to relocate to Seattle WSU Foundation president will spend most of their time in Seattle for traveling purposes to meet with more donors, http://www.dailyevergreen.com/story/22711* Chronicle of Higher Education — (audio interview) A guide to college podcasts, Daniel Coleman, Stanford University, discusses positive and negative points regarding using podcasts … » More …

Monitoring the future
October 13, 2006

Photo: This AgWeatherNet station is located in a field of Washington grapes.  (Photo courtesy of Gary Grove). Washington farmers, in the near future, could be downloading podcasts or check their PDAs for the most up-to-date prediction of frost or plant disease outbreaks. That’s what Gary Grove, the new director of the Washington AgWeatherNet, located in the WSU Irrigated Agricultural Research and Extension Center (IAREC) in Prosser, anticipates, Grove wants to deliver real-time, weather-related information directly into the hands of people who need it. “The primary goal of AgWeatherNet,” he said, “is to make farming more profitable and, in doing so, strengthen Washington’s economy. Everyone in … » More …

Lights…camera…4-H
September 29, 2006

Photo: 4-H’ers Ben Wooden, Klickitat County, and Adrianna Royal, Whidbey Island, interview Kirk Gresham, Vancouver, superintendent of llamas at the Puyallup fair. (Photo by Jack Olmsted, Jefferson County).A Jefferson County multimedia 4-H club is not only working to stay current with the constant changes in technology, but it aims to lead the way.“We’re moving into a whole new communication era,” said Jack Olmsted, volunteer coordinator for 4-H Network News. “4-H is about leadership, and we’re at the forefront.”The multimedia club, which is called 4-H Network News, produced podcasts, video blogs and moblogs from the Puyallup Washington State Fair Sept. 8-24. The group also hosted a … » More …

WSU prof experiments with podcasting lectures
April 14, 2006

PULLMAN — A pilot project at Washington State University could change the way students listen to lectures, take notes and even study for exams. If the new technology takes off, students could be downloading lectures on demand, even listening to them again and again while working out or walking across campus.Everywhere you look on college campuses you’ll see students listening to their MP3 players, but what if they weren’t listening to the latest top 40 artist but instead the latest lecture from their biology professor?One professor, Ron Brosemer, professor molecular biosciences, had a radical idea this semester to make sure students were hearing his lectures.Working with … » More …