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“Reflections of a Segregated Life” lecture by Jeff Guillory at Sept. 22 WSU Common Reading Program

Pullman, Wash. – “Reflections of a Segregated Life,” a lecture about the personal side of growing up in the Jim Crow south, will be presented by Jeff Guillory, director of Washington State University’s Office of Diversity Education, at 7 p.m. Tues., Sept. 22, in Todd 130.  The public is welcome at this free event hosted by the Common Reading Program. » More …

Award-winning “Broken on All Sides” film featured at Sept. 15 WSU Common Reading event

Pullman, Wash. – “Broken on All Sides,” a film about racial inequality within America’s criminal justice system, will be shown at 7 p.m. Tues., Sept. 15, in room 203 of the Smith Center for Undergraduate Education at Washington State University. The public is welcome at this free event hosted by the Common Reading Program. » More …

From Mendel’s garden to DNA fingerprinting topic of Sept. 8 WSU Common Reading lecture by Brian Kemp

PULLMAN, Wash.—How did 19th century monk Gregor Mendel’s observations of pea plants lead to DNA analysis used in forensic sciences today?

Washington State University molecular anthropologist Brian Kemp will introduce aspects of DNA and the human genome structure at a free public lecture set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8 in room 203 of the Smith Center for Undergraduate Education. » More …

Criminology Professor Faith Lutze discusses the evolving American prison at 4:30 p.m. Tues. Sept. 1 WSU Common Reading event

PULLMAN, Wash.—What’s good and bad about how we use prisons to achieve criminal justice goals?

Washington State University Professor Faith Lutze will discuss “The Evolving American Prison: Executing the Ideals of Justice, Mercy, and Redemption” at a free public lecture 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1, in room 203 of the Smith Center for Undergraduate Education. » More …

WSU Common Reading book nominations open Tues., Sept. 1, 2015 for 2016-17 academic year

PULLMAN, Wash.—Read a good book lately that ties to themes of leadership and social justice? You might want to nominate it to be the 2016-17 book used by all students taking first-year classes, announces the Washington State University Common Reading Selection Committee. » More …