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July 9: U.S. food, ag director to discuss ‘wicked problems’
July 1, 2014

Ramaswamy-80PULLMAN, Wash. – The head of U.S. food and agriculture will address societal changes he refers to as “wicked problems,” – including population growth, climate change and poverty – at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 9, in room T101, Food Science and Human Nutrition building, at Washington State University Pullman.

Ancient baby boom holds a lesson in over-population
June 30, 2014

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

Koehler-80PULLMAN, Wash.—Washington State University researchers have sketched out one of the greatest baby booms in North American history, a centuries-long “growth blip” among southwestern Native Americans between 500 and 1300 A.D.

New faculty identified as promising young investigator
January 6, 2014

Kelley-J-2013-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Joanna Kelley, a new assistant professor in biological sciences, is one of 20 scientists worldwide named as promising young investigators in the annual list compiled by GenomeWeb publisher.

WSU researcher finds force behind climate change
February 7, 2007

PULLMAN – A new study by a Washington State University researcher and his colleagues pinpoints the causes of a recent finding by a working group of the Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change that global climate warming is due to human activities. The principal factors affecting climate change are the growth of human population and consumption, according to research by WSU sociologist Eugene A. Rosa and his colleagues Richard York, of the University of Oregon, and Thomas Dietz, of Michigan State University. In fact, their findings suggest the impact of these two environmental stressors is so profound that they may outpace any potential environmental benefits from … » More …

Trends in Hispanic population to be discussed
February 14, 2006

Demographer Annabel R. Kirschner, a WSU professor, will discuss recent trends in Washington’s Hispanic population at the Feb. 17 meeting of the WSU Tri-Cities Latino Outreach Collaborative.Open to the public, the session begins at 10 a.m. in Room 210 of the West Building at the Tri-Cities campus in north Richland.In her presentation, Kirschner, a noted demographer who is author of the “Washington Counts in the 21st Century” publications, will discuss trends in the growth, income and education of Washington’s Hispanic population over the past 15 years.Kirschner is professor of community and rural sociology and interim chair of the Department of Apparel, Merchandising, Design and Textiles … » More …