Video: Rugby 101Spring 2010
Washington State University women's rugby team members explain the basics of the game. In the 2008-09 season, the Cougs took third in the nation for Division II women's rugby after going undefeated in league play and regionals. Read about their team and more about rugby in "Ruggers," Washington State Magazine's Spring 2010 issue....
Tags: Women athletes, Rugby, Video
Design presentations from the “Powering the Palouse” symposiumWinter 2009
Bob Scarfo, an associate professor with Washington State
University’s Interdisciplinary Design Institute, and his landscape
architecture students explore the benefits of re-introducing passenger rail between Spokane and the Pullman/Moscow area in response to shifting global trends, particularly associated with energy, water and climate change.Presentations shown during the poster session of the symposium are accessed through links on the map below. (Hover over a station to reveal a document....
Tags: Trains, Railroad, Palouse, Transportation
Video: Acres of ClamsWinter 2009
Eugene Thrasher, a trained Washington State University Beach Watcher
with more than a thousand volunteer hours under his belt, has been
digging and eating clams in Washington for half a century. Thrasher is
the guy to ask if you want to learn how to find and dig a clam.Follow
him through a clam dig at Penn Cove on Whidbey Island, and then learn
about types of clams found in Washington. Finish up with a dose of
Northwest icon Ivar Haglund singing "Acres of Clams."You can read more abo...
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Video: Fast boat model by WSU professor Konstantin MatveevWinter 2009
A video of a model Power Augmented Ram Vehicle (PARV), a fast boat designed and built by Konstantin Matveev, an
assistant professor in Washington State University’s School of
Mechanical and Materials Engineering, and mechanical engineering
students Zach Malhiot ’07, Ryan Soderlund ’08, and Alex Ockfen ’07
B.S., ’08 M.S.The fast boat is intended for transporting cargo and people on land, water, and especially snow....
Tags: Vehicles, Fast boat, Video
Map: Changes in Washington state newspapersWinter 2009
Not that many years ago Washington's legislature was covered by more than 30 journalists from around the state. Now that number is eight. The Seattle Times no longer has a bureau on the east side of Lake Washington, and a print Post-Intelligencer no longer exists. Who will give us information and investigation when the papers have all gone?Read "Paper Cuts" by Hannelore Sudermann in the Winter 2009 issue of Washington State Magazine.Click a...
Tags: Newspapers, Blogs, Journalism
Gallery of vintage food advertisementsWinter 2009Categories: Health sciences, Media, Communication
Tags: Food, Advertising
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 story, "Virtually WSU."...
Tags: Video, Second Life, Virtual worlds
Video: Poised for playingFall 2009
Can trumpet players improve by changing the position of their feet and body? At
Washington State University, honors student Leah Jordan and music
professor David Turnbull measured trumpet students' breathing and
playing to analyze the difference a change of posture can make."Anyone
who has taken music lessons has probably absorbed enough instructions
about posture to feel like a raw recruit at basic training: Stand
straight! Head up! Toes forward!Leah Jordan, who is starting
her senior ye...
Tags: Posture, Music education, Musical instruments, Trumpet, Video
Puff Volcanic Ash Tracking ModelFall 2009
Click on an initial eruption height below to watch a predictive ash dispersion animation based on current atmospheric conditions.The Puff model is a volcanic ash tracking model developed at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. It has been supported by University of Alaska Fairbanks and its Geophysical Institute, the Alaska Volcano Observatory, and the Arctic Region Supercomputing Center. Click here to go directly to t...
Tags: Volcanoes, Geology
An interview with WSU men’s basketball coach Ken BoneFall 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 did academically this spring. I was also excited with the enthusiasm they brought to the court during our workouts. There were 6 workouts from the time I came until they had to leave for summer break. I thought they did a nice job. They were coacha...