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Oct. 21: Police chiefs discuss law enforcement, society

just-mercyPULLMAN, Wash. – Changes in law enforcement to meet societal needs and demands will be discussed by Pullman and Washington State University police chiefs at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, in CUE 203 at WSU. The free, public talk is tied to WSU’s common reading, “Just Mercy,” by Bryan Stevenson. » More …

Study: How environment may have affected ancient societies

ancient-DNA-from-Photos-dot-comPULLMAN, Wash. – A new study in PLOS ONE shows for the first time that epigenetic marks on DNA can be detected in a large number of ancient human remains. This could improve understanding about the effects of famine and disease in the ancient world. » More …

Saving babies: WSU leads study of health, lactation

By Joanna Steward, College of Arts and Sciences

McGuire,-left,-and-Meehan-160PULLMAN, Wash. – Working with colleagues from 12 institutions around the globe, two Washington State University researchers are leading the first comprehensive international study of human lactation and milk composition.

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Emeritus Society welcomes participation


Photo: Administrative assistant Cheryl Druffel is shown in the lounge area of the new Emeritus Society, located on the third floor of the Owen Science and Engineering Library. (Photo by Shelly Hanks, WSU Photo Services.)

 

The Emeritus Society has a home.

This new organization for retired WSU faculty now has a headquarters with lounge and office spaces located on the third floor of the Owen Science and Engineering Library on the Pullman campus. In addition, it has a website (ONLINE @ www.wsu.edu/emeritussociety), a scheduled open house (see information box), and an … » More …

WSU Emeritus Society bestows first award

Nearly a quarter century after receiving the first Sahlin Faculty Excellence Award for Public Service, Thomas M. Maloney has been awarded the first ever WSU Emeritus Society Excellence Award. Maloney, who began at WSU as an undergraduate in the 1950s, went on to head WSU’s Wood Materials and Engineering Laboratory during a time of unprecedented innovation in the wood products industry, much of it spurred by WSU research.“We became the place to go to find things out,” he said recently. Maloney has written a 56-page booklet on the history of WSU’s Wood Materials and Engineering Laboratory, which is condensed from a 600-plus page detailed look … » More …

WSU Emeritus Society taking form

Photo: From left to right, Walt Butcher, Paul and Alice Schroeder, Jim Short.An estimated 100 retired faculty live in Pullman and continue their involvement in academic activities, according to Tom Brigham, executive assistant to the president for faculty relations. Brigham recently coordinated a planning meeting (see related article) with the goal of creating an Emeritus Society to meet the needs of retired faculty who want to maintain an academic connection with the university.Brigham noted that dozens of other universities have similar emeritus faculty organizations that have proven valuable for both the faculty and the institutions.  Here are comments from several retired faculty about the role … » More …

Emeritus Society gets organized

Eighteen retired faculty recently met to discuss and plan the creation of the Emeritus Society at WSU Pullman. “The group strongly supported creating an organization for retired faculty who wish to remain actively involved with the university,” said Tom Brigham, executive assistant to the president for faculty relations. “Seven volunteered to form an organizing committee.”“We had no structure for emeritus faculty before 2006,” Brigham explained. One year ago, a new section outlining the appointment of emeritus faculty was included in the Faculty Manual (page 87).Applications will be made in collaboration with a department chair or dean.The Emeritus Society will be supported jointly by the Office … » More …