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New WSU degree leads the way in data analytics

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David Brown

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University is one of two research universities in the country offering a bachelor’s degree focused on data analysis and application, after recently receiving accreditation for the unique interdisciplinary degree. » More …

Data analysis group to advance interdisciplinary research

By Sylvia Kantor, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

CISER-150PULLMAN, Wash. – A new statistics community at Washington State University will enhance educational opportunities and strengthen research initiatives. Faculty in all areas and at all campuses are invited to join as affiliate members. A kickoff meeting is being planned for later in the semester. » More …

Rock Doc column: In the science of detecting bluffs, ‘poker faces’ don’t tell all

By E. Kirsten Peters, College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences 

Peters-e-k-2010-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Experienced poker players know the basic odds of drawing the card they need to build a better hand. They also are good at estimating if their hand is likely to be better than those of the other players around the table. In other words, probability and statistics are built into the game of poker. » More …

WSU Athletics offers overview of 2009-2010

 

 

PULLMAN – WSU Athletics has assembled a
year-end overview

of all its teams including academic honors, titles and records.
Here are a few stats for the year:

 

2009-2010 Overall Record: 109-108-2 (.502)

2008-09 Conference Record: 36-69-2 (.346)

All-Americans: 6 individuals for 6 awards

All-Region Awards: 5 individuals for 5 awards

All-Conference Selections: 33 individuals for 39 awards

All-Academic Selections: 99 individuals for 136 awards

Conference Champions – Individuals: Jeshua Anderson 400m Hurdles

Conference Champions – Team: None

National Top 10 Finishes: Jeshua Anderson – 400m Hurdles (2nd) and Marissa Tschida – … » More …

Museum of Art presents “Running the Numbers”

Plastic Bottles, 2007 – depicts two million
plastic beverage bottles, the number used in the
U.S. every five minutes.

 

PULLMAN – The Museum of Art at WSU will exhibit “Running the Numbers” by Chris Jordan. The exhibition opens Wednesday, Jan. 14 and runs through Saturday, April 4.

Jordan will lecture on his work at 7 p.m. Jan. 22 in the Compton Union Building Auditorium. A special lecture with environmentalist Paul Hawken will take place at 7 p.m. Feb. 25 in the Compton Union Building Auditorium.

In 2006, Jordan began a series of digital … » More …

WSU libraries acquire innovative product

Innovative Interfaces and MPS Technologies announced Nov.2 that the Washington State University Libraries have achieved real-time acquisition of user statistics from within the Innovative Electronic Resource Management product.  Staff has accessed data provided by ScholarlyStats, eliminating the need to retrieve them on a resource-by-resource basis. Cooperation between MPS Technologies, the company that provides ScholarlyStats, and Innovative means that the data transfer happens as scheduled and without staff intervention. Access to ScholarlyStats data quickly provides usage information on thousands of e-resource titles to which the Libraries subscribe. Currently, ScholarlyStats collects from 39 e-resource platforms covering over 450 databases, over 70,000 journals, and over 13,500 publishers. Armed … » More …

Students’ college success impacted by parent education

A new study published by the National Center for Education Statistics, part of the U.S. Education Department, shows that students whose parents did not attend college perform worse in college and are less likely to receive a bachelor’s degree (24 percent) but more likely to receive an associate degree or certificate. Students whose parents took some college classes were more likely to graduate with a bachelor’s degree (39 percent) or an associate degree or certificate (14 percent).Student’s whose parents had a bachelor’s degree or higher were subtantially more likely to complete their bachelor’s degree (68 percent) but fewer received associate degrees or certificates (7 percent).To … » More …