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Grant helps with long-term trauma recovery after mudslide

By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

mudslide-studentsSPOKANE, Wash. – Exposure to trauma in childhood can create lifelong emotional, health and behavior risks. To help people work through Washington’s March 2014 Oso/Highway 530 landslide, the American Red Cross has given Washington State University researchers $100,000. » More …

WSU partners to help communities prepare for wildfires

By Tara Roberts, University of Idaho communications

wildfire-by-bugwood.org-2j00PULLMAN, Wash. – More than 6,000 fires have burned more than 1 million acres in the Northwest in 2015, and experts predict severe wildfires in coming years. » More …

Rawlins back and rolling

President V. Lane Rawlins, following his recent ankle surgery, returned to campus Thanksgiving week. And, although his ankle is still in the healing stages, he’s not letting that slow him down. Employing the help of device known as “A Leg Up,” Rawlins is rolling down the hallways of French Administration Building making regular meetings. The four-wheeled device is less aerodynamic than a Laser scooter, which may be prohibiting him from hitting light speed. Nevertheless, Rawlins was overheard challenging Provost Robert Bates to get one of the scooters so he could race him. Rawlins, who attended the Board of Regents meeting in Seattle on Nov. 25, … » More …

Salmon recovery and democracy discussed

The success of local decision-making in salmon recovery in Washington will be the topic of a campuswide lecture by William D. Ruckelshaus, the first and fifth administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and current chairman of the Washington Salmon Recovery Funding Board.“There is a massive experiment in democracy going on in our state, and it involves salmon and their survival,” said Ruckelshaus, who now lives in Seattle. “We are leaving it up to the people who share habitat with the fish to decide how to help them recover, and it is working.”Ruckelshaus’ lecture, “Salmon Recovery: A New Application of Democracy,” will run from 2-4 … » More …