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...
Sensation seeking scaleFall 2009
Curbing aggressive drivingWSU graduate students Yu-Sheng Lin and Mark Mulder, and assistant professor of marking Jeffrey Joireman are looking at effects of impulsivity and thrill-seeking on dangerous driving. Using a scale like the one below, they surveyed Washington State University students to examine whether those drivers considered future consequences when making their choices on the road. The researchers collaborate with Washington State Patrol on educating drivers with high sensation-seeki...
Tags: Aggressive driving
Pasteur’s QuadrantSummer 2009
Reporters, college administrators, and even scientists themselves often talk about basic and applied research as if they are the two ends of a spectrum, and that most research can be described as being either “purely basic,” with no practical end in view, or “applied,” with only practical ends in view (and no interest in understanding fundamental processes of nature). Scientists whose work combines the two get placed somewhere along the line between them, but like placing a pivot u...
Tags: Innovation, Research
Gallery: Annotated pages from early English editions of Montaigne's EssaysSpring 2009
Selected pages from copies of Montaigne's Essays, from Will Hamlin.Return to article: Privacy and the Words of the Dead ...
Yucatecan lentil soup recipe (Tim’s interpretation)Spring 2009
medium yellow onion, chopped fine
large clove garlic, minced
(I actually use much more than this, but don’t want to scare people off)
2-3 slices of good thick bacon, chopped
a little Mexican oregano
1 chipotle pepper (canned in adobo sauce)
1 cup pardina lentils
large tomato, chopped, or 8 oz. canned chopped tomato
6 cups water
Melt a couple of tablespoons lard over medium heat in medium dutch oven. Cook onions and garlic until translucent...
Gallery: Photos and letters from Xerpha's trunkSpring 2009Categories: WSU history, Campus life, Alumni
Tags: Xerpha Gaines, Botany
Maureen Schmitter-Edgecombe's work to help people with memory lossSpring 2009
Whether the problems stem from normal aging, diseases like Alzheimer’s, or traumatic brain injury, impaired memory can turn even routine tasks into major challenges. The main focus of Maureen Schmitter-Edgecombe’s work is finding ways to help people with memory loss cope better with everyday tasks, enabling them to live independently as long as possible. In one recent project, she coached volunteers with memory loss in the use of a notebook that resembled a detailed day planner. They ...
Tags: Alzheimer's Disease, Memory
Videos of the James Entomology CollectionWinter 2008
A series of videos introducing WSU's James Entomology Collection and its work in research, collection, education and service.Introduction to the James Entomology CollectionTake a quick tour of the Collection with director Rich Zack.55 seconds
James Entomology Collection :: Collecting and Preparing SpecimensWhere do all those insects come from? Rich Zack talks about collecting insects in the jungles of Guatemala and shows how he prepares specimens for display in the collection.2 minutes, 23 sec...
Tags: Museums, Entomology, Video
Value of the collectionsWinter 2008
"[The collections] answer to a lot of people," says Rich Zack. "They answer a lot of questions, and at times they can generate funds, but it's not a steady stream of funds. Often you're answering small questions from hundreds of people." Any one of those hundreds might get along OK if the collections shut down, "but because we serve so many, it would be a major loss," says Zack.
Anthropologist Karen Lupo, whose students make frequent use of the Conner Museum's bone collection, says she w...
Videos of the Conner MuseumWinter 2008
A series of videos introducing WSU's Conner Museum and its work in research, education, and public service. The Charles R. Conner Museum features the largest public collection of birds and mammals in the Pacific Northwest, and the scientific collection used by researchers houses over 65,000 specimens....
Tags: Research, Genetics, Zoology, Museums, Video