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The evidence for human connections

Amy Salazar’s research provides evidence that meaningful connections are essential to help foster youth achieve independence. A patchwork of federal, state and county programs spends billions of dollars a year on various aspects of foster care, yet there is little … Continue reading

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Climate extremes in a warming world

Climate change is already here. Deepti Singh is working to help people understand its impacts. Deepti Singh earned both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering, planning to specialize in aeronautics and astronautics. Today, however, she is an assistant professor in … Continue reading

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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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