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Shining new light on dark personalities

Dark Side of Personality book coverSpite, narcissism, sadism, psychopathy—can “dark personality” traits have bright sides, too?

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New tools for predicting forest, ocean changes

Ocean dead zoneWSU Vancouver mathematicians and scientists have developed new ways to predict effects of climate change on forests and where coastal “dead” zones are likely to develop.

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Four decades later, how are women doing?

Amy MazurA WSU political science professor co-leads a team of more than 80 researchers across 24 countries tackling the complex question of whether 40 years of gender-equity policies are working.

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In Motion: Rich King links funk, Foucault

Demonstrator with sign that reads I am not a mascotAn expert in racial politics and culture reflects on the problem of Indian mascots and the experiences and inspirations behind his soon-to-go-global teaching and research.

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Honors and achievements

Michael SkinnerArts and sciences faculty, staff, and graduate students are widely recognized for their leadership and accomplishments in research, education, creativity, and service to the local and global community.

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I-Corps seeks to accelerate WSU entrepreneurship

Researcher Tim Miller and Graduate Student Yushan Duan (Sherry) at the Mount Vernon Research Station.Faculty and students can learn how to come up with the “next big thing” and become better entrepreneurs through WSU’s new Innovation Corps program sponsored by NSF.

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‘STEM Flicks’ aim to inspire young minds

Doug GastWSU Tri-Cities Digital Technology & Culture students are teaming with high schoolers and world-renowned scientists on videos to improve STEM education and enhance workforce preparation.

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Survey Design Clinic helps researchers get results

WSU Wilson Short HallWSU students, faculty, and staff have a new resource for optimizing their surveys through design, sampling, question development, and implementation.

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The Bottom Line: 29 awards will be conferred during the annual CAS Appreciation & Recognition Social April 14 in the CUB Senior Ballroom.

March 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 Showcase
Through March 25

Stephenson Distinguished Lecture in Physics
March 25

SURCA – Showcase for Undergraduate Research & Creative Activities
March 28

MFA Thesis Exhibition
April 4-May 7

Humanities Week 2016
“Humanities and the Natural World” – April 8-14
Keynote address by Bill McKibben – April 13

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