CAS News Arts and Sciences Headlines

Dylann Roof and His Fascination with a Seattle-Based White Power Group

C. Richard King
C. Richard King

Northwest white-power types have been much more visible in the past few weeks, from the guy wearing a swastika armband at a Seattle ferry terminal two days after the Charleston shootings to the sudden and bizarre appearance of racist skinheads who showed up to fight with anti-police-brutality demonstrators in Olympia. » More …

Kids get hands-on training at summer science camp

School may be out for the summer but students in Clarkston are still learning. These little scientists took part in a four-day summer camp at Grantham Elementary this week. The Washington State Department of Education provided a grant of nearly $550,000 to make it happen. The large grant pays for teachers to be part of the summer program, as well as substitute teachers during the school year and school supplies. » More …

Saving fish, amphibians, reptiles from pandemic

Jesse Brunner
Jesse Brunner

Jesse Brunner, assistant professor of biology, is part of an international effort to find out why ranaviruses, a group of DNA-based pathogens that can infect and destroy virtually every tissue throughout the bodies of amphibians, fish and reptiles, are deadly when introduced to certain animal species and habitats but are relatively benign in others. » More …