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Panel to discuss how syllabi impact academic success of first-generation students

Amy Nusbaum, assistant professor at Heritage University, said she, Anna Plemons and Samantha Swindell coauthored “Kindness at First Sight: The Role of Syllabi in Impression Formation.
LEIANNA KUNZ, Evergreen reporter November 4, 2020

Most first-generation students have to navigate college on their own and sometimes universities are not prepared to deal with their specific needs.  Amy Nusbaum, assistant professor at Heritage University,...

Researchers to conduct four-year study on children’s executive functions

In the study, professors will follow 150 children for four years.
JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter October 25, 2020

WSU professors will investigate the role parent-child interaction plays in brain development by following 150 children from infancy to early childhood for four years. “Our main hypothesis is centered...

Environment, neighborhood characteristics affect people’s longevity, researchers say

Walkability is correlated to a person’s likelihood of living to 100 years old, according to a study conducted by WSU researchers.
CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter June 30, 2020

Factors such as neighborhood walkability and socioeconomic status are correlated to a person’s likelihood of living to 100 years old, according to a study conducted by WSU researchers.  It is more...

Wording of vaccine ads matter, WSU alumna says

Porismita Borah, associate professor of strategic communications in WSU's Edward R. Murrow College of Communication, helped with a study on usage of certain language in ads.
BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter June 14, 2020

Words matter for any organization trying to reach an audience. The same goes for vaccine ads, according to a new WSU study. A recent WSU alumna and an associate professor conducted the first experimental...

Study finds depression in rural mothers affects the whole family

Study finds depression in rural mothers affects the whole family
MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter March 30, 2020

A 30-year-long study led by a WSU researcher found low-income mothers in rural areas who face depression are more likely to experience other health problems, as well as distrust their doctors. Yoshie...

Sociologists examine rural justice systems

Sociology associate professor Jennifer Sherman explains how she will be conducting research on rural areas Wednesday at Wilson-Short Hall. Sherman is partnering with professor Jennifer Schwartz.
LAUREN ELLENBECKER, Evergreen reporter February 13, 2020

WSU sociologists are examining ways to reduce rising incarceration rates in rural areas as a part of grant-funded research project.  Sociology professor Jennifer Schwartz and associate professor...

Whistleblowers should wait, paper says

Tom Tripp, a WSU Vancouver Carson College of Business professor, co-wrote a paper describing how whistleblowers should ensure their information is correct.
LAUREN ELLENBECKER, Evergreen reporter January 30, 2020

A recently published paper from WSU states silence is beneficial for whistleblowers when they initially suspect unethical behavior. Tom Tripp, a WSU Vancouver Carson College of Business professor,...

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