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Research shows sleep loss impedes decision making in crisis

Paul Whitney
Paul Whitney

The difference between life and death in the operating room, on the battlefield or during a police shootout often comes down to the ability to adapt to the unexpected. Sleep deprivation may make it difficult to do so, according to a Washington State University study published this month in the journal Sleep. » More …

Civilian Conservation Corps study earns national scholar award

John Menard
John Menard

A WSU student who delved into the local history of the Civilian Conservation Corps during the 1930s has earned a national award, one of 16 in the country.

John Menard of Yakima, Wash., a senior in history, will travel to New York City on June 3 to accept the Gilder Lehrman History Scholar Award. The honor recognizes outstanding college juniors and seniors who have demonstrated academic and extracurricular excellence in American history or American studies, as well as a commitment to public service and community involvement, according to the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History website. » More …

May 12: Tushingham to receive Libraries’ Excellence Award

Shannon Tushingham
Shannon Tushingham

Shannon Tushingham, assistant director of the Washington State University Museum of Anthropology, will receive the 2015 WSU Libraries’ Excellence Award during an 11 a.m. reception Tuesday, May 12, in the Terrell Library Atrium.

The award recognizes a non-library WSU faculty or staff member who has shown consistent support for the WSU Libraries. » More …