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Singer, Hytten to present at education lecture series
April 11, 2006

Beverly R. Singer, filmmaker and associate professor of anthropology and Native American studies at the University of New Mexico, and Kathy Hytten, associate professor in the department of Educational Administration and Higher Education at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, will be the April guest speakers at the WSU College of Education “Globalization, Diversity and Education” lecture series.Singer’s lecture, titled, “Politics of Film Research: Who we are at the national Museum of the American Indian,” will take place at 4 p.m. April 19 in the WSU Fine Arts Auditorium. Hytten will present “Thinking Through Social Justice in an Era of Globalization” at 4 p.m. April 26 in … » More …

The quiet crisis
March 10, 2006

Native Americans and their tribal lands are more likely to be exposed to American military explosives and toxic munitions. This was the conclusion of a research study announced last year by Gregory M. Hooks, professor and chair of Washington State University’s Department of Sociology, and Chad L. Smith, one of his doctoral students, now an assistant professor of sociology at Texas State University, San Marcos. Theirs was the first nationwide social science study to recognize this correlation. Their research, entitled “The Treadmill of Destruction: National Sacrifice Areas and Native Americans,” was published in 2004 in the American Sociological Review, the flagship journal of the American Sociological Association.The … » More …

Managing funding topic of series
January 20, 2006

A four-part video workshop series designed to help research managers will begin on Wednesday, Feb. 1, in Neill 416. The first video, “Post-Award Issues for the Pre-Award and Departmental Administrator,” will be shown twice — 8 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m.To register, go to http://www.ogrd.wsu.edu/workshops.asp.The 2006 series is from the National Council of University Research Administrators.The first session is intended to help demystify complex postaward issues by looking at the relationship between preaward and postaward offices and functions.

Science/tech stars shine in new series
December 2, 2005

A new science/technology series co-sponsored by WSU will highlight breakthrough developments by the state’s finest researchers, including some from the university.The inaugural season of the Spokane Science & Technology Roundtable will launch in January, with a different speaker each month through May. It is designed for business and community leaders who want to stay on top of important advancements being made in the state, nationally and internationally.All sessions will be 7:30-9 a.m. at the Davenport Hotel in downtown Spokane. The intimate setting is to encourage discussion about questions taken following the speaker’s presentation.Membership costs $135 and includes two guest passes. To register online, see » More …

Native American lectures give insights on Lewis and Clark
October 26, 2005

VANCOUVER, Wash. — Representatives from six Northwest American Indian tribes will be featured in “Sovereign to Sovereign: Northwest Indian Nations and Lewis and Clark,” a new lecture series sponsored by Washington State University Vancouver, the Center for Columbia River History, the Oregon Historical Society and the National Park Service. All lectures are free and open to the public.The series begins Oct. 26 when Cheryle Kennedy, chair of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, presents “Like a Phoenix: Termination and Restoration of the Grand Ronde Tribes.” The event begins at 5:45 p.m. at the WSU Vancouver lecture hall in room 110 of the Student Services Building.The … » More …

The Innovators: Series debuts in Seattle
September 16, 2005

Research trailblazers are helping WSU make inroads on the strategic west side of the state. “The Innovators,” designed as a thought-provoking Seattle-area lecture series presented by WSU researchers, begins Friday, Sept. 30, with three presentations on “Biotechnology: Its Promises and Pathways.” The focus of the series is the many benefits offered to the state and its people by the work and vision of WSU research. The aim is to increase understanding among important audiences about WSU’s contributions to research and its progress in addressing compelling issues facing the state and nation.Upcoming luncheon lectures include:• “Understanding Sleep in a 24/7 Society,” about sleep and the performance … » More …

Warming up for Stanford series
March 31, 2005

Washington State University’s men’s baseball team was warming up Thursday afternoon for this weekend’s three-game series against  Stanford in Pullman. The games, all at Bailey-Brayton Field, are slated for 6 p.m. Friday, 1 p.m. Saturday, and noon Sunday. Make plans to be there for one or more of the games, and cheer the Cougs. The first game falls on “Faculty Free Friday!” so all WSU staff and faculty receive free admission when they present their ID card at the gates. Plus the first 250 fans to the game will get an official ‘Go Cougs’ bracelet.Saturday’s game marks Quizno’s Day at the park. All fans will have the chance to win … » More …

Book on Africa topic of Art á la Carte Lecture
January 25, 2005

Washington State University’s Art á la Carte, a brown-bag noon lecture series, will present journalist and author Peter Chilson Jan. 27 when he reads from his newest book on Africa, “Children of the Maps.”Chilson, a WSU faculty member in the English department, will also discuss the work and life of Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka (Wolé Shoy-inka), who will visit WSU’s Pullman campus Feb. 3-4.Upcoming Art a la Carte programs include a Feb. 10 visit by Portland (Ore.) artist Kelly Williams who will take on the issues of beauty, body image and media manipulation in today’s culture and contemporary history. She will discuss her humorous approach … » More …

Book on Africa topic of Jan. 27 Art á la Carte Lecture
January 25, 2005

Washington State University’s Art á la Carte, a brown-bag noon lecture series, will present journalist and author Peter Chilson Jan. 27 when he reads from his newest book on Africa, “Children of the Maps.”Chilson, a WSU faculty member in the English department, will also discuss the work and life of Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka (Wolé Shoy-inka), who will visit WSU’s Pullman campus Feb. 3-4.Upcoming Art a la Carte programs include a Feb. 10 visit by Portland (Ore.) artist Kelly Williams who will take on the issues of beauty, body image and media manipulation in today’s culture and contemporary history. She will discuss her humorous approach … » More …

Vancouver lecture series eyes homelessness
January 20, 2005

“Globalization of Homelessness and Poverty” is the focus of Washington State University Vancouver’s Spring 2005 Honors Lecture Series.The series, which will take place throughout spring semester, will feature nine lectures dealing with poverty. Upcoming lectures include:Feb. 27, Mark Lakeman, representative from The City Repair Project in Portland, will discuss “The Village Lives.” March 17, “BOOM! The Sound of Eviction,” a documentary film, will be shown.March 31, Jack Tafari of Dignity Village of Portland and Dr. Wendy Kohn, president of Kwamba Productions, will present “Documentary Film Making and the Dignity Village Tool Kit.” April 7, Richard Raymond with Physicians for Social Responsibility will discuss the health … » More …