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WSU research to reveal religious spies of WWII
August 18, 2016

By Adriana Aumen, College of Arts & Sciences

Matthew-Sutton-webPULLMAN, Wash. – A secret history of politics, religion and espionage in World War II is the topic of a Washington State University professor’s research receiving new grant support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Oct. 27: Religion’s role in WWII espionage discussed
October 20, 2015

suttonPULLMAN, Wash. – Recruitment of religious spies during World War II helped shape the U.S. intelligence network and create the modern American security state, according to a Washington State University scholar.

Oct. 22: Anti-Asian sentiment outside internment discussed
October 16, 2014

internment-childPULLMAN, Wash. – Negativity in America toward Japanese- and other Asian-Americans before and after World War II internment will be the focus of a free, public presentation by two history professors at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, in CUE 419 at Washington State University.

Video: Preserving the voices of Hanford’s unique past
December 10, 2013

By Adriana Aumen, College of Arts and Sciences

BobBaumanKING5-150RICHLAND, Wash. – When Miles Pasch began working at the Hanford nuclear plant in 1945 most of his job in communications involved openly installing telephone lines throughout the site. One project, however, was top secret.

Creation of Cougar Gold
September 23, 2008

The year was 1940 and N. S. Golding was in the Washington State College creamery surrounded by a group of dairy science students. Crowding near, the young men strained to follow as Golding described the intricacies of cheese-making…


“Golding was English and had a habit of talking with a pencil in his mouth,” said Jerry Clarke, a former student, now age 90, looking back through time.


“I’m not sure if he was trying to develop something with gas production or just experimenting with different cheese cultures, but he made … » More …

Weintraub speaks during Week of Remembrance
March 3, 2006

Renowned history and biography author Stanley Weintraub will be among the speakers during WSU’s third annual “Week of Remembrance,” March 5-10, to commemorate the liberation of Nazi death and concentration camps in Europe following World War II. Weintraub is the father of WSU communication professor Erica Austin. Weintraub is known for histories of the American Revolution and both world wars, as well as for books about George Washington, Prince Albert, George Bernard Shaw and others. He is Evan Pugh Professor Emeritus of Arts and Humanities at Penn State University. Sponsored by the Honors College and Departments of History and of Foreign Languages and Cultures, the … » More …