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New “magnifying glass” helps spot delinquency risks

By Rebecca E. Phillips, University Communications PULLMAN, Wash. – Drug abuse, acts of rampage – what’s really the matter with kids today? While there are many places to lay blame – family, attitude, peers, school, community – a new study shows that those risks vary in intensity from kid to kid and can be identified.

Study: Economic, community impacts of farmers markets

By Sylvia Kantor, WSU Extension WENATCHEE, Wash. – Farmers markets in the state have more than doubled in the last decade, from nearly 80 to more than 160, according to a recent report by Washington State University. The report is based on a 2010 study that examined economic and community impacts of farmers markets that […]

Education Abroad highlights global opportunities at fair

VANCOUVER – The WSU Education Abroad Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 14, at the Vancouver Adminstration Building Gallery. Students in any field of study can find cost-effective programs to enhance their education and gain a global perspective on their area of study. Study abroad program providers offering […]

Volunteers needed for study of memory and dementia

PULLMAN – Volunteers are needed for a new study of memory loss that is getting under way at WSU. The researchers hope to enroll 100 volunteers who are not experiencing memory problems, 50 who are experiencing mild memory problems, and 50 who have been diagnosed with a progressive memory disorder such as Alzheimer’s disease. Participants […]

Gender and shift work influence police depression

Depression and suicidal thoughts among police officers differ based on gender and work shift, according to a recent study co-authored by Bryan Vila, professor of criminal justice and member of the Sleep and Performance Research Center at WSU Spokane. Results appear in the October 2008 edition of the American Journal of Industrial Medicine.   A […]

WSU, bee industry to fund study

PULLMAN – WSU scientists and Pacific Northwest beekeepers are joining forces to find out what is causing the mysterious Colony Collapse Disorder that has wiped out thousands of hives throughout the region over the past several years. Two large beekeepers in the Pacific Northwest – Eric Olson of Yakima and Tom Hamilton of Nampa, Idaho […]

Faculty salary study recommends changes

Longstanding underfunding by the state Legislature is the major impediment to faculty salary increases, according to a recently completed report by a Faculty Senate salary committee. Salary compression is also a concern. The Faculty Affairs Committee and Faculty Senate will be considering salary issues, including those raised in the report, and will make recommendations to […]