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Uncommon student, extraordinary results

email-creightnblanket2_150x112Years after he gave a ‘quiet, unassuming’ student a chance to study, history professor Orlan Svingen ‘was completely blown away’ to learn who she really was and what she would do next.

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In Motion: Trish Glazebrook talks philosophy

Patricia GlazebrookDreamer, drummer, and would-be crocodile tamer, the new director of Politics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs looks at global challenges through a phenomen(ologic)al lens.

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Flipping the classroom

flipped classroomCAS educators are using innovative teaching techniques to flip the traditional concept of lecture-based education on its head and giving students a new perspective on learning.

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Seeking a new sorghum, ‘camel’ of crops

Asaph CousinsAs the American West turns hotter and drier, local farmers are feeling the heat. Find out what a WSU biologist is doing to develop crops for a warmer future.

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A firmer grasp on environmental inequality

factory air pollutionNew research by a WSU sociologist exposes a critical missing piece in the unfolding story of race, poverty, and air pollution across America.

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Honors and achievements

Michael DelahoydeFrom shaking up the status quo on Shakespeare to assessing the promise and perils of new media and freshwater fish, members of CAS deliver fresh ideas and new knowledge for a better world.

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A secret history of politics, religion, espionage

Matthew SuttonA priest who longed to be a secret agent and a fundamentalist missionary-turned-spy are among religious activists involved in covert WWII operations uncovered through a WSU historian’s new research.

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October 2015

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:
Celestial Spooks Oct. 30, Nov. 1
Rock the “Rocks”: Rocky planets. Rock music. Science rocks. Nov. 6, 7

Jazz Festival Nov. 4
Vocal Extravaganza Nov. 6

Visiting Writer Series:
Stephanie Lenox
& Heather K. Hummel
Nov. 12

William Julius Wilson Social Justice Symposium
Featuring Nalini Nadkarni
Nov. 30

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Future Cougars Day 2015

Spotlight your success!

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awards, and achievements.

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