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College of Arts and Sciences Anthropology

Preserving the “Land of Origins”

Stone monoliths.Scattered across southern Ethiopia are thousands of mysterious stone monoliths rising as high as 20 feet.

“We don’t know who built the stelae in southern Ethiopia or why,” says Addisalem Melesse, a WSU doctoral student in archaeology. “However, the research we are doing at WSU is starting to shed light on the monument’s history and the people who built them.” » More …

Emeritus Society funding for undergraduate research

Daisies and Bryan Tower.Through the WSU Emeritus Society, retired faculty members continue to support student success and empower experiential learning. In 2022, four arts & sciences students were selected to receive an undergraduate research or scholarship award from the society, along with funding to continue their independent projects. » More …

Pullman Women of Distinction

Silhouettes of women and the Washington State University logo.Three College of Arts and Sciences women were honored for their impact on their communities at the 2022 WSU Pullman Women* of Distinction Awards.

Jan Dasgupta, Amanda Westbrook, and Michelle Kelly were each recognized for contributions to the personal and professional success of women, creating positive social change, and » More …

Honors for commitment to community

Presidents Award for LeadershipTwenty College of Arts and Sciences students from 12 disciplines on three campuses, along with two CAS faculty members, were honored this spring for their outstanding commitment to the University and their communities.

Established in 1996, the WSU President’s Awards for Leadership are bestowed » More …

Archaeologist plays major role in UN climate report

Tim Kohler.There is perhaps no one in the Inland Northwest who understands the dire consequences laid out in the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) report better than Tim Kohler, a WSU emeritus professor of archaeology and evolutionary anthropology.

He holds the distinction of being the first archaeologist to contribute to an IPCC report as a lead author.  He is also » More …