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Graduating seniors in the WSU Top Ten

Cameron Barton, Michaela Bayerlova, Aydan Garland-Miner, Annie Lu, Jocelyn Granados Mejia, and Cristina Navarro.Six College of Arts and Science students are among the WSU Top Ten Seniors for 2022: Cameron Barton, Michaela Bayerlova, Aydan Garland-Miner, Annie Lu, Jocelyn Granados Mejia, and Cristina Navarro.

Learn more about them and their plans for the future. » 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 …

Tri-Cities Women of Distinction

Paula Linnen, Becca De Kleine, Stephanie Bauman, Ashley Montes, and Kauser Gwaduri.Stephanie Bauman, professor of psychology, and Ashley Montes and an undergraduate student studying digital technology and culture are among the WSU Tri-Cities Women of Distinction for 2022.

“This year, we were thrilled to honor five women whose leadership transcends their day-to-day work,” said Jaime Heppler, senior director of » More …

CAS undergraduate excellence recognized at SURCA

SURCA awardees on stage.Students in the College of Arts and Sciences took home almost half of all the 2022 Showcase for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (SURCA) awards.

SURCA is a WSU-wide event for students from all majors and all WSU campuses to share their faculty mentored activities, and receive feedback from » More …

Breathing free from opioid addiction

A patient receiving oxygen through a mask.Hyperbaric oxygen therapy may help people being treated for opioid addiction reduce their methadone dose and better manage pain and withdrawal symptoms, according to a pair of studies led by Washington State University scientists.

The idea for the studies came from earlier research by Raymond Quock, professor of psychology, that showed the therapy provided pain relief and reduced physical » More …

Discordant couples divided on vaccination

Closeup of the upper arms of a couple—one with a blue bandage after receiving a vaccination; one without receiving a vaccination.A small but significant portion of couples contain one partner who is vaccinated against COVID-19 and another partner who is not, a Washington State University survey has found. Reasons for not getting the shot also differed depending on which partner in the couple was reporting it, particularly when it came to religious reasons. » More …

Most-read research stories of 2021

Jamie Chambers and her dog.As the pandemic dragged into its second year, Washington State University research that grabbed the most media attention either provided some comfort and hope or warned of more dangers ahead.

CAS faculty featured in four of the top 10 most popular stories—including the number one spot—and were well-represented in the next 76 press releases tracked by WSU News. » More …