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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 …