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How can school leaders assure an equitable education for all students?

The Formation of Equity-Oriented District Leadership in Washington State Katherine Rodela, Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership, College of Education Katherine C. Rodela is an assistant professor of education leadership at WSU Vancouver. She examines culture, leadership and equity in U.S. schools, … Continue reading

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Do mothers pass their own stress on to their children?

Parent-Child Stress Contagion in Chronically Stressed Families Sara Waters, Assistant Professor, Human Development Sara Waters came to WSU Vancouver in 2015 from the University of California at San Francisco. Her research interests include emotional and physiological regulation development, parent-child attachment … Continue reading

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The Science of Water Management

The lakes, rivers and streams of the Pacific Northwest—vital to the region—are increasingly threatened. Algal blooms—some toxic—cloud the water. Invasive species proliferate. Both alter aquatic food webs in ways that can harm native species. State, federal and local agencies work … Continue reading

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Cleaning Contaminated Water in Uganda

“If we can find affordable, workable solutions in Uganda, it can transfer to other places.” In 2006, Anita Hunter was teaching at the University of San Diego School of Nursing when a visiting priest from Uganda asked: “Can someone help … Continue reading

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Cory Bolkan: Care for veterans with depression

From 2006 – 2008, Cory Bolkan worked as a postdoctoral fellow in health services research for the Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System in Seattle. She had just received her Ph.D. in human development and family sciences, with a … Continue reading

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Alair MacLean: The lifelong effects of war on veterans

As many studies have reported, veterans returning from war zones in Afghanistan and Iraq often suffer from poor psychological health. Yet although the public tends to discriminate against people with mental illness, war veterans get a pass. A “support the … Continue reading

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