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Psychology Senior Wins MLK Service Award

MLK student winner imageAs a freshman, Nick Montanari spent part of his spring break in Morton, Wash., helping people he had never met clean up and rebuild after severe flooding damaged their community earlier in the year. The five-day “Spring to Action, Break for Change” program, organized by the WSU Center for Civic Engagement, was a turning point for Montanari.

Read more about his 1,000-plus hours of service and being selected for the 2013 MLK Distinguished Service Award at WSU. →

Campus Speaker Series on Culture, Race

The Department of Critical Culture, Gender & Race Studies (CCGRS) spring speaker series begins tomorrow.

“With speakers discussing literature, art, the Black Panther party, health care, science, religion and hip-hop, the series will offer a range of interests and backgrounds that will underscore the many approaches to studying race, gender and sexuality,” said David Leonard, department chair. “These speakers represent a broad range of experts and brilliant practitioners within their respective fields.”

The series includes:

Jan. 23: “An Evening with Adam Mansbach”

Feb. 19: “Temporal displacements and spatial constellations: An overview of the work of Jin-me Yoon”

Feb. 25: “Henrietta Lacks in Context: African American Responses to Medical Discrimination in the 20th Century” by Alondra Nelson

April 16: “Beyond Belief: The search for more (and less) in material culture” by Monica Miller

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Leonard to give keynote at 2013 MLK Distinguished Service Awards

David Leonard, associate professor and chair of the college’s Department of Critical Culture, Gender and Race Studies, will give the keynote speech at the University’s 2013 MLK Distinguished Service Awards ceremony on January 24.

“Dr. King’s Dream, Body Politics and the Continual War on Women of Color” will examine links between Martin Luther King’s legacy, the life of Henrietta Lacks (portrayed in this year’s Common Reading book), the historical experience of African-American women, and social justice.

Read more about the MLK Awards >>

CAS faculty named AAAS fellows

Eight WSU faculty members have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, including six in the College of Arts and Sciences:

  • Sue Clark, regents professor of chemistry
  • Daryll DeWald, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences
  • Herbert Hill Jr., regents professor of chemistry
  • Ursula Mazur, professor of chemistry and materials science
  • Kenneth Nash, professor of chemistry
  • Michael Skinner, professor of biological sciences

Also named a fellow this year is psychology alumnus John Roll, professor of nursing and associate dean for faculty affairs in the WSU College of Nursing.

You may read more details at the WSU News Center.

WSU to offer online master’s degree in criminal justice

By Richard H. Miller, WSU Global Campus

Washington State University will launch an online master of arts in criminal justice in fall 2013, said David Brody, chair of WSU’s Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology.

Brody said the program emphasizes theoretically based applied research, which will benefit both working professionals and recent graduates looking to enter the field or pursue a Ph.D.

“The degree provides skills that help students advance their careers, be intelligent decision-makers, evaluate information, and conduct important research,” he said. “We don’t just teach them how to do something. We teach them theory and its application so they’ll understand why to do something.”  Continue story →