Video: You sunk my battleship!Summer 2013Categories: Campus life, WSU students, Recreation
Tags: Video, Intramural sports
Video: The Primal Power of PlaySummer 2013
“Play and depression may be opposite sides of a coin,” says Dr. Jaak Panksepp, a neuroscientist and the Baily Endowed Chair of Animal Well-Being at Washington State University. He explains how “real play” is essential to a child's development. He also describes his serendipitous discovery of rat laughter.
Read about Panksepp’s work in “The Animal Mindreader.”...
Tags: Neuroscience, Video, Children, Child development
An Excerpt from Micronesian BluesSummer 2013
An excerpt from Micronesian Blues: The Adventures of an American Cop in Paradise by Bryan Vila, a criminal justice and criminology professor at WSU Spokane. You can read more about Vila in "Training the Island Police."Read the excerpt (table of contents, preface, and first chapter). PDF, requires Adobe Reader or other ...
Tags: Cross-cultural training, Police, Micronesia
Video: Greg Blanchard on being a chefSummer 2013Categories: Culinary Arts
Tags: Video, WSU staff, Chef
A Night to Remember: Looking back at four decades of the Bell Hop danceSummer 2013
The 1969 Bell Hop
The 1956 Bellman of the Year
By turning the women’s gym into a nightclub for an annual dance, the students in Washington State’s Sigma Iota hospitality club drew attention to the hotel and restaurant program and raised money for their seniors to travel and tour some of the finest hotels in the country.
The Bell Hop was a longstanding fundraiser that started in the 1940s and lasted ...
Tags: Hospitality, Hotel management
Video: A history of Alderbrook resortSummer 2013
A history of Alderbrook resort. Coming soon....
Tags: Hotel management, Hotels, Video
Video: On the edge of turmoilSummer 2013
Peter Chilson, a Washington State University professor of English, estimates he has spent six years of his life in Mali and the Sahel region of Africa. He was there at the time of last spring’s coup. Read an excerpt from his ebook, We Never Knew Exactly Where: Dispatches from the Lost Country of Mali (Foreign Policy and Pulitzer Center, 2012). Watch a video of him discussing the current situation in Mali and his experience there:...
Tags: Mali, Video, Africa, War, Islamists
Video: After Newtown: Guns in AmericaSummer 2013
This PBS documentary examines the evolution of guns in America, their frequent link to violence, and the clash of cultures that reflect competing visions of our national identity, including the insights of WSU emeritus professor Joan Burbick, author Gun Show Nation.
Read an interview with Burbick....
Tags: Video, Guns
A Nate Taylor (’02 Fine Arts) samplerSpring 2013
Here is a small collection of the lively illustrations Taylor has created for his friend and WSU Classmate, fantasy writer Patrick Rothfuss ’02 MA as well as some of Taylor’s other work. The first images are linked to Rothfuss’s on-line blog at www.patrickrothfuss.com, the second section is from Taylor’s own site: www.natentaylor.com.
Taylor and Rothfuss started their friendship at WSU. Now Rothfuss is...
Tags: Artists, Illustrators
Reading in the GenresSpring 2013
Here’s a small selection of suggested authors and works in a variety of genres provided by Paul Brians, professor emeritus, and clinical faculty member and writer Buddy Levy, who last spring taught advanced creative writing to undergraduates.
Brians has several areas of expertise, including post-holocaust science fiction, and as a comparative literature professor and avid reader, he has sampled a wide selection of literature. Levy writes nonfiction accounts of historical figures and througho...
Tags: Authors, Books, Literary genres, Reading