Foreign Languages and Cultures

Colombian women’s rights pioneer got her start in Pullman

When Paulina Gómez Vega traveled to Pullman to study at Washington State College in 1921, it was because women in her country, Colombia, were barred from a university education. Gómez Vega’s experience in Pullman set her on a path that made her an education leader and an influential voice for women’s rights back home. “Everything […]

Undergraduates tackle important questions in sciences, humanities

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions, relieving chronic pain, understanding protest behavior, and conserving wildlife are among the goals of eight undergraduate research projects funded this spring by the College of Arts and Sciences. Students from across the college—in mathematics, chemistry, foreign languages, and political, psychological, environmental, and biological sciences—are working with faculty mentors to solve questions […]

Auvil Fellowships support undergraduate research

The WSU Office of Undergraduate Research announced three College of Arts and Sciences undergraduate students will receive Auvil Fellowships to support of mentored research, scholarship, and creative activities for the 2019-20 academic year. “Undergraduate resarchers contribute in meaningful ways to WSU’s standing as a top research university

Foreign language study leads to success

Kevin Simeon (’17 Chinese) has traveled to distant continents, made many new friends, and established an international business based around his knowledge of Mandarin Chinese. He attributes his success to enrolling in Chinese 101 at WSU. It wasn’t until my sophomore year on the Palouse when I decided to take on the daunting challenge of […]

Spanish instructor recognized for community language project

Cassandra Gulam, senior instructor of Spanish language and culture at WSU Vancouver, received the 2018 Excellence in Community-Based Learning award from the Community Engagement Institute at Gonzaga University for her project entitled, “Language Learners in the Community: Partnering with Safety-Net Medical Clinics in Clark County.” The review board specifically applauded Gulam’s attention to including her partners […]

Ethnic studies professor to lead new school of languages, cultures, race

Carmen R. Lugo-Lugo, a professor of comparative ethnic studies at WSU, has been named inaugural director of the new School of Languages, Cultures, and Race (SLCR) in the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS). She brings to her leadership role extensive experience in teaching and research as well as several years of mentoring graduate students […]

Academic merger to bring new opportunities for students, faculty

A strategic plan to realign two departments and several degree programs in the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) promises new opportunities in education, research, and outreach for students and faculty university-wide. Approved by the WSU Board of Regents at their regular meeting on May 4, the realignment will combine personnel and resources in the […]

15 CAS students earn leadership, engagement awards

Fifteen undergraduate students plus two faculty and one staff member from across the College of Arts and Sciences were recognized during the 2018 Leadership and Engagement Awards of Distinction ceremony on April 17. Award recipients demonstrate exceptional leadership and service to the university and the community and support the leadership development and engagement of WSU […]

2018 CAS awards honor faculty, staff, grad students

Fourteen faculty, three staff, and five graduate students were honored for outstanding achievement at the 2018 College of Arts and Sciences Appreciation and Recognition Social last week. Regents Professor Kerry W. Hipps, an international leader in chemistry, and Barry Hewlett, a veteran anthropologist with a global reputation, received the top two faculty awards. Patricia Thorsten-Mickelson, […]

NEH grant to create national humanities education model at WSU

A new National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant catalyzes a year of discussion and planning at Washington State University aimed at creating a national model for connecting graduate education in the humanities to rural and underserved populations. Funded by the NEH’s NextGen Ph.D. program, the grant will bring together more than 20 faculty, staff, […]