Arts & Culture

Successful recording in the COVID era

At the onset of the pandemic, performers around the world had to come to terms with what safe music making would look like for the foreseeable future. Many instrumentalists hoping to perform had to play solo or utilize music with electronics to accompany them. “When I think of performing, I immediately envision playing with other […]

Award honors Peabody’s groundbreaking historical work

The French Colonial Historical Society has established a new prize in honor of Sue Peabody, Meyer Distinguished Professor of History at WSU Vancouver. Peabody is considered a major scholar of race and the law in the Atlantic world, and her books have helped transform the field of French colonial history. Her most recent book, “Madeleine’s Children: Family, Freedom, […]

International scholars join Electronic Literature Lab

Two internationally renowned scholars will spend the 2020-21 academic year at WSU Vancouver as research affiliates in the Electronic Literature Lab (ELL). One of only a handful of media archaeology labs in the United States, the ELL is used for advanced inquiry into the curation, documentation, preservation and production of born-digital literary works and other […]

Using photography to help combat racial, social injustice

Sharing the complete picture of humanity, especially the hard topics, so that one day she can affect positive change. That’s the reason photographer and WSU Tri-Cities alumna Madison Rosenbaum first picked up a camera. Shedding light on difficult social issues and providing a voice for the unheard is also what led her to document local […]

Research opens a new approach to mental illness

Some of the most common mental disorders, including depression, anxiety and PTSD, might not be disorders at all, according to a recent paper by WSU biological anthropologists. The researchers propose a new approach to mental illness that would be informed by human evolution, noting that modern psychology, and in particular its use of drugs like […]

Searching for La Belle Dame

Where in the world had the Clumber Park Chartier disappeared to? Joan Grenier-Winther, a Marianna M. and Donald S. Matteson Distinguished Professor of Foreign Languages at WSU Vancouver, really needed to examine the fifteenth-century collection of poems by Alain Chartier and others. After all, her critical edition and translation of an unusual poem of the […]

Innovative murals created for local elementary school

Imagine a large, outdoor painting that changes colors when warmed by the sun or by the touch of a child’s hand and shifts hues again in cool rain and winter’s chill. Two such temperature-sensitive paintings are among four vibrant murals created this fall at Kamiak Elementary School in Pullman through a unique collaboration between WSU […]

WSU tuba professor releases third solo album

WSU tuba professor Chris Dickey recently released his third solo album, titled “Inventions,” under the Emeritus Recordings label. The album was recorded in the WSU Recording Studio by recording engineer David Bjur. Karen Savage, Sarah Miller, and Martin King joined Dickey for the project. “Inventions” represents Dickey’s ongoing commitment to inclusive programming in art music. […]