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Biologist discovers Tasmanian devil evolution

Tasmanian devil Australia’s iconic Tasmanian devil is evolving in response to a deadly and contagious form of cancer, suggesting new hope for the species’ survival.

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Welcome new CAS faculty!

Meet five new members of the CAS community whose disciplinary expertise—from aquatic ecotoxicology to operatic mad scenes to metal cluster complexes in multifunctional materials—enriches and expands the arts and sciences at WSU.

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Sociologist: Why do more women study engineering in Muslim nations than in U.S.?

Julie Kmec

New research by a WSU sociologist seeks to help meet the need for more U.S. women engineers by learning what motivates women to study engineering in mostly Muslim countries.

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Teaching with art adds dimension, meaning

wattsmoaWhether teaching mathematics, anthropology, music, physics…nearly any subject, integrating art into classroom instruction helps illustrate ideas and gives shape to abstract concepts.

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Filling the critical need for more radiochemists

radiochemistry areas diagram WSU’s new radiochemistry training program for graduate students aims to address a worsening shortage of nuclear energy scientists.

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Vital new support for U.S. security, energy

A unique, new research facility managed by WSU and the U.S. Dept. of Energy provides unprecedented capabilities to resolve national security and energy challenges.

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CAS faculty earn distinguished titles

Brendan Walker discusses research data with Honors student Chloe EricksonDistinguished professorships honor our premier faculty, and the endowed funds enable their further scholarly, creative, and research endeavors.

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New CAS leaders appointed

Several CAS academic units are welcoming new leadership this fall. Find out who’s taking a new role.

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September 2016


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