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Vaccinating increases family wealth, girls’ education

By Marcia Hill Gossard, College of Veterinary Medicine

PULLMAN, Wash. – A Washington State University-led research team found households in rural Africa that vaccinate their cattle for East Coast fever increased their income and spent the additional money on food and education. Researchers also found that when fewer cattle died from the fever, girls were more likely to attend secondary school. » More …

Fitness coach will teach boxing to women in Dubai

By Lilja Jonsson, Adminstrative Services

jessica-whitt-webPULLMAN, Wash. – A University Recreation instructor who grew up spending summers in Dubai will return to the Middle Eastern city in December to teach women to become Pink Gloves Boxing instructors. » More …

Oct. 11: Muslim women in engineering discussed

By Emma Epperly, Undergraduate Education

I-Am-Malala-BookPULLMAN, Wash. – Preliminary research to identify why some predominantly Muslim countries attract so many women in engineering will be presented in a free, public common reading lecture at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, in CUE 203 at Washington State University. » More …

Oct. 5: Discussion of women and the Qur’an

Lipi-Turner-RahmanPULLMAN, Wash. – The Qur’an (Islam’s religious book) and female education will be discussed by Lipi Turner-Rahman, a Washington State University history professor and library staff member, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, in Todd 216. It is part of the WSU common reading program. » More …

Sept. 27, 28: Pakistani social entrepreneur delivers talks

By Beverly Makhani, Undergraduate Education

khalida-brohi-webPULLMAN and RICHLAND, Wash. – Khalida Brohi, a Pakistani activist for women’s rights, will present “The Solution is Education, Not Legislation” as the Washington State University common reading invited lecturer Sept. 27 in Pullman and Sept. 28 in the Tri-Cities. » More …

Sept. 7: Gender-based violence topic of common reading talk

By Emma Epperly, Undergraduate Education

Amber-MorczekPULLMAN, Wash. – The impacts on society of a cultural framework that normalizes violence against women will be discussed at the free, public Washington State University common reading lecture at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, in CUE 203. » More …

Give input about professional Coug wear by Sept. 14

blazerPULLMAN, Wash. – College-branded professional apparel for women will be designed in a Washington State University class this semester for manufacturing and purchase, and students are looking for input before they begin. » More …

Why plus-size women turn to men’s exercise clothing

By Darin Watkins, The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication

PULLMAN, Wash. – A lack of fashion options has plus-size women turning to men’s exercise clothing. That’s the conclusion of a study at Washington State University recently published in the journal Fashion and Textiles. » More …