Author Archives: wsuvresearch

BAM! Chicago’s Black Arts Movement – a rich documentary from English professors Lewis and Narayanan

A Chicago Story The role of artists and writers “is to make the revolution irresistible,” said African-American author, documentary filmmaker, civil rights activist, and scholar Toni Cade Bambara. During the 1960s, many cities cultivated an innovative and revolutionary arts scene … Continue reading

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The world of scientific research

Now off to Switzerland in search of new insights about aquatic invasive species, Eric Dexter is a late-blooming research success story. Eric Dexter was planning to become an acupuncturist when he inadvertently discovered a love for research. A high school … Continue reading

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The puzzle of pediatric pain

What is the relationship between physical pain and psychological pain in children and adolescents? Early in her academic career, Jessica Fales realized that hardly anyone had studied what she most wanted to learn about—the relationship between chronic pain and social … Continue reading

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The space between “us” and “them”

Marcelo Diversi’s second book on “betweener” culture urges tackling social justice issues from a personal perspective. On the 9-hour flight between his native Brazil and his current home in the Pacific Northwest, Marcelo Diversi acquires a new identity. “I’m going from … Continue reading

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Preparing teachers for bilingual students

Gisela Ernst-Slavit is spearheading a grant to improve the way schools and teachers can support students who are learning English along with their lessons. Communities and families will benefit too. For many years, Gisela Ernst-Slavit has been troubled by the … Continue reading

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Water and life on earth

From cities to rural and wild areas, Kevan Moffett wants to better understand the role of water on the planet. Kevan Moffett’s expertise—ecohydrology—encompasses her global interests in water as a critical sustaining resource for humans and ecosystems. Her research ranges … Continue reading

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A GREENER WORLD THROUGH COMPUTER SCIENCE

Xinghui Zhao is working on small- and large-scale projects to help individuals and industries save energy. In the broadest sense, Xinghui Zhao is using her expertise in data analytics and computer systems research to improve the environment. “Because I’m a … Continue reading

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