CAS Connect News from the College of Arts and Sciences

Commencement ’16: A great day to be a Coug!

2016 CAS CommencementMore than 900 degrees were awarded at the College of Arts and Sciences’ spring Commencement ceremony. Check out some of the highlights.

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Key to nuclear disposal found in ancient glass?

Broborg glass sampleMaterials manufactured 1,500 years ago could help solve nuclear waste challenges today.

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Helping students and faculty adapt to change

CLASP-both-email0516_150x112A CAS-sponsored program is helping our growing population of underrepresented students adapt to college life and providing tools to support faculty and staff University-wide.

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The buzz about legalizing marijuana

cannabis-leaves-hand-email0516_150x112With several U.S. states set to vote on legalizing marijuana this fall, policymakers nationwide are looking at Washington’s marijuana industry to inform future regulations.

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In Motion: Alair MacLean

Alair MacLeanAided by her love of statistics, a WSU sociologist digs deep into the lives of combat veterans and the sway of political polls.

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CAS Outstanding Seniors 2016

2016 College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Senior Recognition CeremonyPoets, athletes, musicians, scientists, student leaders, adventurers, and activists are among our college’s most exemplary graduates this year.

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Honors and achievements

Marston and PlotnickFrom Cold War fiction to vortex beams and rocks in Bhutan to applied teaching techniques, CAS faculty, staff, and graduate students conduct original research and deliver new knowledge for a better world.

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The Bottom Line: Members of CAS developed five of the 10 proposals recently selected to receive WSU faculty seed grants in the areas of Student Success and Grand Challenges Research.

May 2016


Grant and fellowship support

The College of Arts and Sciences can help you with every step of the pre-award process.


Coming events

WSU Planetarium:

  • They shine (almost) forever May 27, 29
  • Dome Music:
    Live, classical chamber music with constellation myths 
    June 10, 12
  • Summer Skygazing 101:
    The basics of sky motion & what’s up this summer 
    June 24, 26

Museum of Art/WSU Exhibition
From the Collection:
New Acquisitions 
Through July 1


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2016 commencement


Spotlight your success!

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