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The future of aging in place discussed

SEATTLE – It’s often little impairments, like the inability to remember to take their daily medications or pay their monthly bills, that ultimately force the elderly from their own homes.

 

In our rapidly aging society, age-related and other cognitive impairments among the elderly are not only a significant source of individual and family emotional tragedy, but a tremendous drain on tax dollars. Research shows that if even 10 percent of the population could live at home another year or more, it would save the state nearly $10 million every day.

 

WSU professor and psychologist Maureen Schmitter-Edgecombe, in collaboration with colleagues, is working to … » More …

Shock physics prof on board to review body-armor testing

PULLMAN – Yogendra M. Gupta, Regents professor of physics and director of the Institute for Shock Physics at WSU, has been named to a National Research Council committee that will perform an independent assessment of the Army’s body-armor testing.

The appointment of the committee follows a recommendation by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) for an independent review of the body armor standards.

The National Research Council functions under the auspices of the National Academies, a private, nonprofit institution that provides science, technology, and health policy advice to the federal government and the public on critical national issues. The purpose of the NRC assessment is to ensure … » More …

Three faculty named 2005 Regents Professors

Three WSU faculty have earned promotions in 2005 to Regents Professor, which recognizes sustained accomplishment in teaching, scholarship and public service. They are:LeRoy Ashby, Claudius O. and Mary Johnson Distinguished Professor of History, who has contributed more than 30 years of service to WSU.Yogendra Gupta, professor of physics and director of the Institute for Shock Physics, who joined WSU faculty in 1981.Brian Lamb, Boeing Distinguished Professor of Environmental Engineering in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, who has been on WSU faculty since 1979.They will be honored with other faculty and staff award recipients at WSU’s Celebrating Excellence recognition banquet on … » More …