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The Future of Ethics Training for Business A new book, co-edited by Professor Emeritus Jerry Goodstein and visionary Mary Gentile, heralds limitless potential for a widely used curriculum on values. The responsibility of educating ethical corporate leaders and employees falls … Continue reading

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Abstracts from the winning projects at the 18th annual WSU Vancouver Research Showcase

First place – graduate student podium Sofia D’Ambrosio – PhD student in School of the Environment Large variations in methane flux across the bottom boundary layer of a eutrophic lake Methane (CH4) produced in anoxic sediments plays a significant role … Continue reading

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The Pandemic’s Psychological Toll

Hospitality workers have suffered an unprecedented loss of well-being since COVID-19 shut down much of their industry. When you enter a restaurant or check in at a hotel, you typically feel a sense of anticipation. You expect the staff—from hosts … Continue reading

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Compliance with CDC guidelines: what makes a difference?

For many employees, economic stress inhibits compliance with guidelines intended to limit the spread of COVID-19. In March, seeking to control the spread of COVID-19 within their jurisdictions, countries and states ordered businesses closed and asked employees to work from … Continue reading

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WSU Vancouver scientist, Stephanie Porter, receives $1 million NSF grant to study food crops

Stephanie Porter, an assistant professor in the School of Biological Sciences at WSU Vancouver, has received a prestigious $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program. Over the five-year grant period, beginning March 1, … Continue reading

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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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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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The complicated story of slavery in the Indian Ocean world. Sue Peabody unravels a long-hidden tale.

Sue Peabody’s seventh book, “Madeleine’s Children: Family, Freedom, Secrets, and Lies in France’s Indian Ocean Colonies,” published in 2017, is the signature achievement to date of her career as a historian. And it affirms her reputation as the world’s foremost … Continue reading

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RETURN OF THE BUTTERFLIES: As environmental conservation efforts put science into practice, Cheryl Schultz finds reasons to be optimistic about the future of endangered species.

Butterflies have captivated Cheryl Schultz ever since she was a “naïve and idealistic” graduate student at the University of Washington, looking for a way “to make real contributions to conservation.” The first professional conference she attended opened her eyes to … Continue reading

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Studying soil processes of the critical zone on the Vancouver campus

For Marc Kramer’s fall 2016 class called Soil Processes in the Earth’s Critical Zone, students found an outdoor laboratory just steps from their classroom. Five students measured various aspects of the “critical zone,” where the bulk of the planet’s life … Continue reading

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