College of Liberal Arts

The Chronicle

A Newsletter of Research & Creative Activity, Scholarship, Teaching, & Service  |  Spring 2011

Photo: Paul Whitney, Tim Kohler, Elson Floyd, and Warwick Bayly at Showcase banquet
Paul Whitney, Tim Kohler (deliverer of the 2011 Distinguished Faculty Address), Elson Floyd, and Warwick Bayly at WSU Showcase / Photo by Shelly Hanks, WSU Photo Services

Showcase Honors Faculty Excellence

Four outstanding faculty members from the College of Liberal Arts were recognized at the 2011 Showcase banquet celebrating excellence. More »

Grants & Research

Walker Receives $1.65 Million NIH Grant to Research New Drug Therapy for Alcoholism
Walker Receives $1.65 Million NIH Grant to Research New Drug Therapy for Alcoholism

Nearly half of those treated for alcohol dependence will experience a relapse within three months. Why it is so hard to stop and what can be done to help those struggling to quit are questions at the heart of Brendan Walker's work.

Sutton Awarded NEH Fellowship
Sutton Awarded NEH Fellowship

Matthew Sutton has been awarded a $50,400 NEH fellowship to complete his latest book, a comprehensive history of fundamentalist culture in the U.S. tentatively titled American Evangelicals and the Politics of Apocalypse.

NSF Grant Supports Study of Coast Salish Village
NSF Grant Supports Study of Coast Salish Village

Archaeologist Colin Grier hopes to explain how and why the Coast Salish transitioned from a nomadic life of hunting and gathering to form a complex society of permanent communities where jobs became specialized and a social class system emerged.

UISFLP Grant to Enhance Asian Language Instruction
UISFLP Grant Enhances Asian Language Instruction

Christopher Lupke and W. Puck Brecher have been awarded a two-year, $200,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education's Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language Program to expand offerings in Chinese and Japanese at WSU.

 

Giving Back to WSU

Professor Funds Second Endowment at WSU
Professor Funds Second Endowment at WSU

Dr. Marina Tolmacheva recently established a student award in Middle East studies.

In Review

Civility & Democracy Recap
Civility & Democracy Recap

The Foley Institute hosted an NEH-funded conference in March on the role of civility in political discourse.

CLA Food Drive Results
CLA Food Drive Results

The final tally on the college's annual holiday drive benefiting the Community Food Bank.

Dean's Message

Worthy of Note

Faculty in Print & Practice

Events Calendar

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