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The right work
Summer 2015
Amateur photographer Vivian Maier represents the value of work, as defined by herself, a theme throughout the summer 2015 issue.
Categories: Washington State Magazine
Tags: Work

Eat like an athlete
Summer 2015
Fuel up and you can dominate is the mantra of sports nutrition at WSU.
Categories: Athletics, Health sciences
Tags: Sports nutrition

Review :: In the Path of Destruction: Eyewitness Chronicles of Mount St. Helens
Summer 2015
Like the eruption of Mount St. Helens on May 18, 1980, the personal stories of campers, loggers, airline pilots, Forest Service workers, and geologists came pouring out before, during, and after the cataclysm. One of those geologists, Richard W...
Categories: Earth sciences, History
Tags: Mount St. Helens, Volcanoes, Geology

The Clark Family—Pets, vets, and architects
Summer 2015
Jeff Clark and Michael Clark, along with their wives Sharon and Judi, combined an architecture firm and veterinary clinic in their Kirkland building.
Categories: Alumni, Veterinary medicine, Architecture and design
Tags: Architects, Buildings

Shattering Some Glass—Women sportscasters breaking into the big leagues
Summer 2015
Women in sports broadcasting jump hurdles and work hard to succeed in the traditionally male-dominated field, as several WSU alumni can attest.
Categories: Athletics, Communication
Tags: Women, Sports broadcasters

A winning style
Spring 2015
WSU basketball coach Ernie Kent teaches his players more than ball skills; he teaches them life skills from his own experience.
Categories: Athletics
Tags: Basketball

A new field of dreams
Spring 2015
The WSU women's soccer team has had success on its newly renovated field, as well as off the field in the classroom.
Categories: Athletics
Tags: Soccer, Athletes

After the War: Mud, Floods, and Modernization
Spring 2015
Thousands of GIs poured into Pullman after World War II. That student boom catalyzed our change from state college to major research university.
Categories: Campus life, WSU history
Tags: GI Bill, Veterans, World War II

A Nagasaki letter
Spring 2015
WSU manuscript librarian Cheryl Gunselman tracked down a WWII-era letter for archivists at Los Alamo. The letter withstood the second and, to date, last nuclear attack in war.
Categories: Library and museum studies, History
Tags: World War II, Atomic bomb, Nagasaki

Eric Marks ’86—Marshalling the deputies
Spring 2015
Former U.S. Chief Deputy Marshal Eric Marks hunted down fugitives, protected judges and witnesses, and guided the Eastern Washington division of the U.S. Marshals Service.
Categories: Alumni, Law
Tags: U.S. Marshals Service, Criminal justice, Fugitives

Prisoner guardians
Spring 2015
Community corrections officers are the invisible guardians of prisoners who are moving from prison to society through parole or probation. Faith Lutze examines ways to help them be effective.
Categories: Social sciences
Tags: Criminal justice, Community corrections officers, Parole, Prisoners

Review :: On This Borrowed Bike
Spring 2015
Rivers flow through the poems in Panepinto’s slim volume. They whisper of the Northwest, of young people who have jumped in, of silvery fish and poison in the water. In her first collection, the Spokane native writes with a deft lyricism and ...
Categories: Poetry
Tags: Poets

Review :: Looking Like the Enemy: Japanese Mexicans, the Mexican State, and US Hegemony, 1897-1945
Spring 2015
Eizi Matuda and his wife Miduho Kaneko de Matuda were Japanese immigrants who had become Mexican citizens and had lived there for 20 years when agents of the Mexican government came to their home to relocate them. However, unlike thousands of J...
Categories: History
Tags: Mexico, Immigration, Internment camps

Lessons from Geronimo
Winter 2014
Legendary warrior Geronimo led a small group of Chiricahua Apache in defending tribal lands, and inspired a new book by WSU football coach Mike Leach and WSU instructor Buddy Levy.
Categories: History
Tags: Geronimo, Leadership, Native American leaders

Where the heart is
Fall 2014
Artist Jim Dine gave WSU The Technicolor Heart in 2004. Now he has given a significant collection of more than 200 of his prints to the University.
Categories: Visual arts, Fine Arts
Tags: WSU Museum of Art, Jim Dine, Printmaking, Prints, Museums

Cougar football—A new home at the core of campus
Fall 2014
A new building next to Martin Stadium houses the Cougar football program, with updated locker room, weight room, physical rehab, and other features.
Categories: Athletics
Tags: Buildings, Football

Chip Hanauer ’76—The boat guy
Fall 2014
Chip Hanauer '76 went from champion hydroplane racer to The Boat Guy, losing his voice and finding himself along the way.
Categories: Athletics, Recreation, Alumni
Tags: Boating, Racing, Hydroplane boats

Review :: Legal Guide to Social Media: Rights and Risks for Businesses and Entrepreneurs
Summer 2014
Millions of photos, links, and comments are posted to social media sites like Facebook and Twitter every day, yet the legal briar patch of copyright, privacy, defamation, and more can snag both personal and business users. Houser, an attorney a...
Categories: Business, Law
Tags: Entrepreneurs, Social media

Review :: The Aesthetics of Strangeness: Eccentricity and Madness in Early Modern Japan
Summer 2014
Eccentricity and odd artistic behavior in the Edo period of Japan (1600–1868) proliferated as an aesthetic subculture that both resisted the rigidity of the Tokugawa realm and served as a source of moral and cultural values. This study by Br...
Categories: History, Cultural studies, Fine Arts
Tags: Japan, Artists, Eccentricity

100 years of the Bookie
Summer 2014
The Bookie, WSU's student-owned bookstore, celebrates 100 years of service to the campus.
Categories: WSU students, WSU history
Tags: Buildings, Bookstore, Bookie

Machine in the Classroom
Summer 2014
Teaching with new technology may involve a microscope and iPad or an affordable circuit board. School children have some exciting new tools with which to conduct experiments and explore their worlds, but now teachers have to decide how to use them.
Categories: Education, Engineering
Tags: Computers, Microscopes, iPad, Science education

Consider the dragon
Summer 2014
Chinese American martial artist and actor Bruce Lee embodied a new and potent physicality as an Asian man on film, one who would transcend traditional kung fu forms, influence fitness, and stand toe-to-toe against stereotypes.
Categories: Cultural studies, Athletics
Tags: Asian Americans, Martial arts, Bruce Lee

Review :: Civility and Democracy in America: A Reasonable Understanding
Spring 2014
This collection of essays from WSU professors and other scholars takes a hard look at the historical and contemporary state of civility in the country, probing the complexities and the causes of the current “crisis.” The articles cover not...
Categories: Political science, Public affairs
Tags: Civility, Politicians, Government

Review :: Soldiers of Paint
Spring 2014
Through clouds of smoke, soldiers call out to each other at Omaha Beach in the Normandy fields they recreated in Wyandotte, Oklahoma. Paintballs fly through the air as Allied troops storm toward concrete pillboxes filled with Axis troops intent...
Categories: Visual arts
Tags: Documentary, Paintball, World War II

Nancy Gillett ’78—The business of science
Spring 2014
Pathologist and business executive Nancy Gillett took some major leaps in her life, and went from a practicing veterinarian to chief science officer and senior executive vice president at Charles River Laboratories.
Categories: Alumni, Business, Veterinary medicine
Tags: Women in business, Pathology, Regents' Distinguished Alumnus Award

A wider canvas
Spring 2014
Major plans for a new WSU Museum of Art could bring an innovative building to the center of campus, thanks in part to a large gift to further the arts.
Categories: Library and museum studies, Fine Arts
Tags: Buildings, Contemporary prints, WSU Museum of Art

Review :: Think About That
Winter 2013
As the rhythmic guitars launch “Son of a Gun,” the lead song from Chance McKinney’s album Think About That, it’s easy to get hooked into his industrial country music, a powerful blend of modern country and guitar-driven rock, with some un...
Categories: Music
Tags: Country music

A poor showing in children’s books
Winter 2013
Depictions of poverty in realistic children's picture books are unfortunately rare, says WSU education associate professor Jane Kelley. But it's getting better.
Categories: Children's books, Education
Tags: Picture books, Poverty

Review :: WSU Cougars from A to Z
Summer 2013
Young future Cougars and current fans of the University will enjoy this volume of WSU facts, stories, and profiles put together in an alphabetical “A is for…” format and illustrated with full-page watercolors. Nellis, a 1990 communication...
Categories: WSU history, Children's books
Tags: Illustrated books

Training the island police
Summer 2013
Bryan Vila, now a criminal justice professor at WSU Spokane, taught police officers in Micronesia in the late 1970s, learning much about cross-cultural training and himself.
Categories: Military sciences, Social sciences
Tags: Police, Cross-cultural training, Micronesia, Criminal justice

Games everyone can play
Summer 2013
Intramural sports at WSU have a long and popular history, from baseball games in 1898 to flag football and Battleship in Gibb Pool in 2013.
Categories: Athletics, Recreation
Tags: Intramural sports, Students

Asif Chaudhry ’88—The ambassador
Spring 2013
Former U.S. Ambassador to Moldova Asif Chaudhry ’88 has had quite a journey to serving the country in the Foreign Service.
Categories: Alumni, Public affairs
Tags: Diplomats, Foreign Service, State Department, Moldova

Review :: That One Spooky Night
Spring 2013
Strange things can happen on a Halloween night, as the young protagonists find out in the three stories of this illustrated book. Populated by sea monsters in the bathtub, witches, vampires, and pranks, author Dan Bar-El’s funny and, of...
Categories: Children's books
Tags: Halloween, Spooky stories

Believe it or not
Spring 2013
When a public policy issue, say climate change or health care reform, becomes politicized, people with strong partisan leanings sometimes have a hard time believing facts, says WSU communications professor Douglas Blanks Hindman.
Categories: Public affairs, Communication
Tags: Belief gap, Partisan politics

Down Under to Pullman
Spring 2013
The WSU men's basketball team has had a number of outstanding players from Australia in the last few years, with a Down Under connection on the coaching staff as well.
Categories: Athletics
Tags: Basketball, Australia

Replays for all
Spring 2013
3D-4U technology, developed by WSU professor Jay Jayaram and his team of (mostly WSU) engineers, puts replay and different views into the hands of the audience at sports and other events.
Categories: Business, Engineering
Tags: Concerts, Football, Mobile and tablet technology, 3D technology

Review :: Boocoo Dinky Dow: My Short, Crazy Vietnam War
Winter 2012
When the United States was in the thick of the Vietnam War, a legally blind, out of shape young man from Boise volunteered. Grady Myers had been rejected previously because of his physical problems, but the Army of 1968, desperate to fill its r...
Categories: Memoirs
Tags: Vietnam War, Veterans

A healthy dose of sex in the media
Winter 2012
TV, movies, and music are filled with references to sex, but few have reliable information on sexual health. WSU researchers are using media literacy and entertainment education to better inform people.
Categories: Health sciences, Communication
Tags: Entertainment education, Media literacy, Sexual health, Sexual assault prevention

A show with Heart
Winter 2012
In 1976, an emerging young band called Heart played on WSU's television station's "Second Ending" show. The students and staff still remember that concert.
Categories: Communication, Music
Tags: Broadcasting, Rock music, KWSU, Concerts

A talk with Mike Leach about life, animals...and Cougar football
Fall 2012
A conversation with WSU head football coach Mike Leach ranges far and wide, from Cougar football prospects to hunting bears to the Tokyo Fish Market.
Categories: Athletics, Campus life
Tags: Football, Coach

Chinooks and Powwows at your fingertips
Fall 2012
Many issues of WSU's yearbook The Chinook and its former alumni magazine The Powwow are now online, searchable through WSU libraries.
Categories: WSU history, Campus life
Tags: Archives, Powwow alumni magazine, Chinook

Review :: Of Little Comfort: War Widows, Fallen Soldiers, and the Remaking of the Nation after the Great War
Fall 2012
In World War I, or the Great War, more than nine million combatants died, leaving behind approximately a million and a half widows. The war widows not only mourned their losses, they also faced quandaries about their new post-war roles in Germa...
Categories: History
Tags: Veterans, World War I, Widows

The China Connection
Fall 2012
China buys $11 billion of Washington exports and sells the state $31 billion of imports, in the last few years overtaking Japan as Washington’s second largest export destination. With WSU’s efforts to overcome linguistic, informational, and trade barriers, who knows where that economic relationship might lead?
Categories: Education, Languages and linguistics, Business
Tags: Trade, International education, Chinese language, China

Review :: The Persuasive Power of Campaign Advertising
Summer 2012
 Another major election year has arrived and with it, the inevitable onslaught of political advertisements. Do those ads influence the way we vote, or do they just provide the background noise and distraction that build cynicism toward the...
Categories: Political science
Tags: Political advertising, Advertising

Review :: Alaska: A History
Summer 2012
 In 1867 the Russia of Czar Alexander II was broke. As part of the solution, the country sold its North American lands to the United States for $7 million in a deal brokered by Secretary of State William Seward. The transaction angered man...
Categories: History
Tags: Alaska

Review :: Governing Washington: Politics and Government in the Evergreen State
Summer 2012
 Washington state has its own distinct brand of democracy, growing from the early Populist and Progressive movements of the early twentieth century. This series of essays from leading scholars, journalists, and authorities on Washington’...
Categories: Political science
Tags: State government

The company that eats together
Summer 2012
Rebecca Portnoy started thinking about shared meals and came across a memory of closing time in a particular restaurant.“I had been at a Seattle sushi restaurant at the end of the night, and the leftover sushi was being moved to a communal table ...
Categories: Business
Tags: Management, Eating, Organization

Dan Newhouse ’77—Farm to director’s office
Summer 2012
In 2009, Dan Newhouse ’77 was walking through the wings of the state House of Representatives when the governor’s chief of staff approached him with a surprising offer.Newhouse was a four-term Republican representative from Sunnyside and fl...
Categories: Agriculture, Alumni, Public affairs
Tags: Politicians, Hops, State government

John E. Olerud ’65—Science is a lot like baseball
Summer 2012
Whether he’s studying how wounds heal or he’s tagging a runner out at home plate, John E. Olerud ’65 knows two techniques to succeed: work hard and stick with it.Olerud credits those lessons to the man who recruited him to Washington Stat...
Categories: Alumni, Athletics, Health sciences
Tags: Baseball, Dermatology, Regents' Distinguished Alumnus Award, Doctors

What moves you at WSU
Summer 2012
One fuzzy old photograph of construction in downtown Pullman shows images of early days in the city: men laying a foundation by hand, a horse-drawn carriage on the street, a bicycle leaning on a post in the foreground. The photo has no date, b...
Categories: WSU students, Environmental studies, Campus life
Tags: Transportation, Transit, Sustainability

Review :: All You Can Eat
Spring 2012
In an expensive downtown Spokane condo lives a predator. You wouldn’t guess it from his expensive wine, conservative clothes, classical music, and penchant for nature and historical TV programs, but Darius is part of a group who must drink the bl...
Categories: Fiction
Tags: Mystery novels, Supernatural, Vampire

Eat your broccoli or no cookie: Feeding styles and childhood obesity
Spring 2012
Ever try to get a child to stop munching potato chips and eat some carrots? That push toward healthier foods can sometimes contribute to familial strife, make it difficult for children to tell when they are full, and even increase the p...
Categories: Health sciences, Food
Tags: Eating, Nutrition, Parenting, Children

Review :: The Man Who Dammed the Yangtze: A Mathematical Novel
Winter 2011
Ge and G, mathematicians in northern China and Oshkosh, Wisconsin, respectively, navigate parallel academic paths at the beginning of this unique and challenging novel by WSU English professor Alex Kuo. The two characters don’t know each oth...
Categories: Fiction, Literature
Tags: China, Dams, Revolutions, American West

Web Extra :: Flourgirls and the WSU-Unifine connection
Winter 2011
Coming soon: the Flourgirls story.Read more about the Unifine flour milling process in "The lost and found flourmill."...
Categories: Food, Business
Tags: Flour, Milling, Unifine

Chance McKinney ’94, ’96—Country music working man
Winter 2011
It’s vacation season, mid-August. A light breeze off Lake Chelan wafts over Manson, where Chance McKinney and his band Crosswire prepare to open for country music star Dierks Bentley at the Mill Bay Casino.For McKinney ’94, ’96—an...
Categories: Athletics, Alumni, Music
Tags: Concerts, Student athletes, Country Music Television, Country music

The lost and found flourmill
Winter 2011
Steve Fulton grew up in the 1960s with his uncle Leonard’s flour milled with a process called Unifine. Fulton ate whole wheat bread baked by his mother Lee x’38 from the flour. His father Joseph x’39 promoted and delivered the flour...
Categories: WSU history, Business, Agriculture
Tags: Milling, Flour, Unifine

Review :: Building New Pathways to Peace
Winter 2011
 The idea of “peace” in our complex and conflicted world sometimes seems out of reach or even antiquated. The authors in this collection recognize these realities and make a concerted effort to build a new theory of peace studies. N...
Categories: Social sciences, History, Cultural studies
Tags: World War II, Peace Studies

A Leonard legacy
Fall 2011
Elmer O. Leonard started as a student at Washington State College in 1915. When the call came in 1918, he headed to Europe and the Great War as a soldier. Like a number of other young men, he was killed in combat and never returned to P...
Categories: Alumni, WSU history
Tags: Family, Veterans, Firefighters

Running with the Pac-12—A conversation with Bill Moos
Fall 2011
This summer, Washington State University and the other nine schools in the Pac-10 conference expanded to the Pac-12, welcoming the University of Colorado and the University of Utah. WSU Athletic Director Bill Moos has been part of the c...
Categories: Athletics
Tags: Football, Pac-12, Buildings

When wildfire comes to town
Fall 2011
Flames ripped through the pines and brush in the Dishman Hills west of Spokane Valley in July 2008, just as they’ve done for thousands of years. A dry wind pushed the fire up a hill, hotter and faster, and straight into a new developmen...
Categories: Forestry, WSU Extension, Natural sciences
Tags: Natural Resources, Forest fires, Wildfire

Review :: Hard Water
Summer 2011
Insistently local, yet tapping into a national legacy of country and blues rock, Massy Ferguson’s second album Hard Water travels the back roads of Washington and treacherous paths of relationships with guitar, drum, and organ-driven songs. Da...
Categories: Music
Tags: Folk rock, Country rock, Blues rock

Revolutions are televised by Arab journalists
Summer 2011
The world watched people rise up this year against dictators and authoritarian regimes across the Middle East and northern Africa, their protests aired by satellite television and the Internet. In Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Bahrain, and oth...
Categories: Journalism, Communication
Tags: Revolutions, Television broadcasting, Broadcasting, Arab world

Review :: A Marvelous Hundred Square Miles: Black Hills Tourism, 1880–1941
Spring 2011
The faces of four presidents gaze down on the Black Hills of South Dakota, a fitting vigil for a tourist destination carved, like Mount Rushmore itself, by public policy, political machinations, and private investments.Historian Suzanne Barta J...
Categories: History
Tags: South Dakota, Black Hills, Tourism

Gary Brinson ’68—Investing in the world
Spring 2011
As businesses became more international and markets around the world grew increasingly interconnected over the last three decades, a forward-thinking investor could succeed with a global portfolio. Gary Brinson was one of the earliest of those ...
Categories: Alumni, Business
Tags: Regents' Distinguished Alumnus Award, Investments, Finance

Canjo
Spring 2011
You’ve enjoyed the cheese, but what do you do with a Cougar Gold can? John Elwood ’01 builds fine stringed instruments—dulcimers, mandolins, banjos, harpsichords— so using the iconic tin Cougar Gold can to craft a banjo seemed a l...
Categories: Music, Alumni
Tags: WSU Creamery, Musical instruments, Banjo, Cheese

Digging the new EcoWell
Spring 2011
Students and faculty develop a mighty thirst after working out at WSU’s Student Recreation Center, and now they have a new, healthy, and environmentally friendly option to quench it.The EcoWell vending machine’s slick iPhone-like touchscreen ...
Categories: Business, Engineering
Tags: Entrepreneurs, Vending machines, Sustainability

Real investments return real experience
Spring 2011
Stock symbols and percentages march across a long ticker screen, but it’s not a Wall Street brokerage firm. It’s the fourth floor of Todd Hall at WSU, and the eyes monitoring the stock market belong to undergraduates managing the Coug...
Categories: Business
Tags: Investments, Finance, Stock market

Civility in Politics and Campaigns
Winter 2010
Washington Secretary of State Sam Reed '63, '68 is recognized by his smile and civility as well as his nonpartisan statesmanship. Fortunately, he is not entirely alone.
Categories: Political science, Communication, Alumni
Tags: Civility, Political advertising, Politicians, State government, Legislature

Review :: Vol. XIII: "White Bed"
Winter 2010
Mining Neil Young’s “Harvest,” Eels’ “Electroshock Blues,” and a wealth of indie rockers, Super XX Man creates an alloy of fine instrumentation and catchy pop melodies to memorialize lead singer Scott Garred’s father on “White Bed...
Categories: Music
Tags: Independent music, Rock music, Folk rock

Review :: An Election for the Ages: Rossi vs. Gregoire, 2004
Winter 2010
Every couple of years, we engage in the most basic of democratic activities: voting. Elections typically run smoothly and uneventfully. Sometimes they whip up a tornado of controversy, such as Washington’s whisker-thin gubernatorial election in 200...
Categories: Political science, Public affairs
Tags: State government

Review :: How to Implement Lean Manufacturing
Winter 2010
The rise of Toyota in the 1980s showed manufacturers a fundamental change in methods, called “Lean Manufacturing.” After 20 years in management, Lonnie Wilson (’69, Chemical Engineering) now consults with companies on Lean Manufacturing methods...
Categories: Business
Tags: Management, Lean Manufacturing

Review :: Getting Even: The Truth About Workplace Revenge and How to Stop It
Fall 2010
Most people who have worked in a group have probably faced a “getting even” situation. I remember a woman who asked colleagues in our shared office space not to wear perfume. A co-worker who felt personally affronted didn’t respond directly,...
Categories: Business
Tags: Workplace revenge, Management

Recruiting rural health care providers
Fall 2010
On the quirky comedy Northern Exposure, an isolated Alaskan town enticed a New York City doctor to become the community’s physician. While the city doc’s angst and the eccentric residents—including a moose from WSU—drew laughs, the sh...
Categories: Health sciences, WSU Extension
Tags: Rural health care, Doctors, Nursing

Cougs behind the camera
Summer 2010
Alan Baker was looking for a Frank Lloyd Wright house in Pullman.Of course Baker (’94 PhD) knew there were no actual Wright-designed houses in the town, but he needed to find a Modernist, spacious home overlooking the Palouse for an ideal movi...
Categories: Alumni, Communication
Tags: Broadcasting, Movies, Film

Ruggers
Spring 2010
On a frosty Saturday morning in early December, Martin Stadium rings with the thud of tackles and calls for a pass. Football season ended two weeks before, so the voices on the field aren’t quarterbacks and safeties. They are the voices of ...
Categories: Athletics
Tags: Women athletes, Rugby

Dwight Damon ’62—Straight smiles
Spring 2010
Orthodontist and inventor Dwight Damon ’62 loves to see the beautiful smiles and straight teeth of his patients. Even better, he knows they’ll look and feel better thanks to his innovative approach to orthodontic care. Damon recently receiv...
Categories: Health sciences, Awards and honors, Alumni
Tags: Regents' Distinguished Alumnus Award, Orthodontics

Review :: Aimee Semple McPherson and the Resurrection of Christian America
Spring 2010
No figure in early twentieth-century Christianity gained as much fame, notoriety, and acclaim as Aimee Semple McPherson. “Sister” McPherson oversaw the rise of an expansive empire—church services, radio, stagecraft, community service, pol...
Categories: History, Religion
Tags: Evangelical Christianity, Christianity, Women

Opening new doors to green
Winter 2009
The soaring ceiling, room-length fireplace, and glass doors that open to the outdoors give the lobby the flavor of a ski lodge crossed with an open-air café. However, the ambience of Olympia Avenue—Washington State University’s new residence...
Categories: Architecture and design, Campus life
Tags: Buildings, Sustainability, Residence halls

Review :: Olive the Little Woolly Bugger :: Olive and the Big Stream :: Olive Goes for a Wild Ride
Winter 2009
Flyfishing— a sport and an art practiced for centuries—fascinates me with its smooth casts and rhythm, but I had never connected flyfishing with kids. At least not until Olive the Woolly Bugger, a cartoon “streamer” fly starring in a series...
Categories: Recreation, Children's books
Tags: Flyfishing

Review :: The Rising Sea
Winter 2009
The island nations of Tuvalu and the Maldives, the Inupiat Eskimo village of Shishmaref, and Soldado Island off the Colombian coast might be tough to find on a geography quiz. But all of these locations foretell a future of oceans overwhelming co...
Categories: Environmental studies
Tags: Climate change, Ocean

Web Extra :: An interview with WSU men’s basketball coach Ken Bone
Fall 2009
May 27, 2009Q: Now that you’ve been here for a few weeks, what are your impressions of the team and the guys who are here and are coming?KB: I like the culture of the program right now. It’s a good group of kids. I’m very impressed how they d...
Categories: Athletics
Tags: Basketball

A new coach and a new game
Fall 2009
Ken Bone knows his team is young, but the new Washington State University men’s basketball coach foresees a bright future and a different game.Bone landed at WSU after four seasons as head coach of Portland State University, where he racked...
Categories: Athletics
Tags: Basketball

Review :: America's Nuclear Wastelands: Politics, Accountability, and Cleanup
Fall 2009
When engineers, physicists, and other scientists began making materials for nuclear bombs, the Manhattan Project sites around the country including Hanford, Los Alamos, and Oak Ridge were wrapped in World War II and Cold War secrecy. The processes...
Categories: Public affairs, Environmental studies
Tags: Nuclear waste

Virtually WSU
Fall 2009
Swoop around Bryan Hall clock tower like Superman. Examine tiny details of the Sistine Chapel murals. Enter Tut’s tomb. Float in a cell next to the mitochondria. All within 15 minutes.What sounds like a fever dream becomes a reality within the v...
Categories: Communication, Websites
Tags: Second Life, Virtual world journalism, Virtual worlds

Web Extra :: Video tour of WSU in Second Life (and a few other Second Life locations)
Fall 2009
Watch a quick video tour of WSU in Second Life, followed by a few other locations around the virtual world: recreations of Tut's tomb and the Sistine Chapel, Nature magazine's cell reproduction, and the International Spaceflight Museum.Read the full ...
Categories: Campus life, Computer sciences
Tags: Video, Second Life, Virtual worlds

Review :: Brewing Justice: Fair Trade Coffee, Sustainability, and Survival
Spring 2009
About twelve years ago, I drank my first cup of fair trade coffee. I didn't spend much time thinking about the implications—it just seemed like a decent idea to pay farmers a good price for their product.  But even the simple assumption that...
Categories: Social sciences, Sociology
Tags: Coffee, Fair trade, Organic foods

Review :: Catastrophe to Triumph: Bridges of the Tacoma Narrows
Winter 2008
To the relief of many commuters, Tacoma's new suspension bridge over the Narrows opened in summer 2007, joining the long-serving 1950 span that connects Tacoma to the Kitsap Peninsula. Both Tacoma Narrows bridges, however, are heirs to the dark and t...
Categories: Architecture and design
Tags: Bridges, Tacoma