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Improved plastic to boost health, energy

Brian CollinsBiological implants that communicate with the brain to control paralyzed limbs or provide vision to the blind are one step closer to reality, thanks to a WSU physicist’s work.

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Novel research examines toxins in lake fish

Ellen PreeceWhen lakes are too toxic for people to swim in them, how safe is it to eat fish from the contaminated waters?

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A leader in American archaeology

Bill LipeIn his six-decade career, Bill Lipe helped transform our national approach to archaeological conservation and continues to provide important new knowledge about our ancient past.

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CAS award winners celebrated

Gerald Berthiaume at the pianoTwenty-seven outstanding CAS faculty, staff, and graduate students were honored at the college’s fourth annual Appreciation & Recognition Social.

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Taking art and brains to D.C.

griesar-dc-noggin-bottom-half-150x112-transSome WSU-Vancouver faculty and students are taking their unique outreach program, based on art and neuroscience, to the nation’s capital.

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In Motion: Zach Heiden catalyzes results

wine chemistryA chemist with a penchant for making wine is working on new ways to turn alcohol into water, waste materials into fuel, and students into problem solvers capable of handling ‘fluid situations.’

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Historian wins prestigious Guggenheim prize

Matthew SuttonThe scholarly quest for details about a secret army of religious activists in World War II has led a distinguished history professor to an internationally prominent fellowship.

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Honors and achievements

Ericsson and HunterFrom Olympia to Albany, Chicago to London, and points beyond, CAS faculty, staff, and graduate students are providing leadership, knowledge, and ingenuity that improve lives.

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CAS faculty earn tenure and promotion

WSU College of Arts and SciencesThis spring, more than two dozen members of CAS faculty representing a wide variety of academic units were awarded tenure, promotion, or both.

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The Bottom Line: The 26 Yoshino cherry trees, now in beautiful bloom across the Pullman campus, were a gift from a Japanese alumnus of WSU and a former president of International Christian University in Japan, both of whom are long-time collaborators of WSU associate professor of history Noriko Kawamura and the ICU-WSU Peace, Security, and Conviviality Partnership.

April 2016


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Coming events

2016 Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition
Through May 7

WSU Planetarium:
Magnificent Desolation
April 22, 24
Mercury Transit Preview and Meteor Strikes
May 6, 8

WSU Spring 2016 Commencement
May 7


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