WSU Vancouver showcases research and art

VANCOUVER, Wash. – Some of Washington State University Vancouver’s top research and art projects from the past year will be on display for the public 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., April 19 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., April 20 in the fourth annual Research Showcase.

Five oral presentations, 33 posters, one 3-D display, four films, two art displays and one performance demonstration will cover diverse topics such as:
– “From Beaners to Wetbacks to Terrorists: Mexican Immigration, Imagery Legislation, and National Security”
– “Techno, Baby! Psychological Adjustment to High-Tech Pregnancy Care”
– “Potatoes and Power: Excavations at the Hudson’s Bay Company’s Garden at Fort Vancouver”
– “Human-Powered Vehicle Challenge.”

Posters and displays will be open to the pubic in the WSU Vancouver Administration Building, Rooms 129 and 130. Presentations will be in Room 110 at 9: 15 a.m., 10:15 a.m., 1:15 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. April 19;
as well as 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. April 20.

Featured keynote speakers will be Barry Hewlett, WSU Vancouver professor of anthropology, presenting “Lessons from the Central African Forest: Parenting, Bedsharing, Sex and Emerging Diseases,” at 12 p.m. April 19; and Cynthia Gardner, scientist in charge, Cascades Volcano Observatory, U.S. Geological Survey, presenting “The Giants at our Back Door: Volcanic Hazards in the Pacific Northwest,” at 7 p.m. April 19.

“The research presented at the event constitutes the intellectual output of the scholarly and artistic community of WSU Vancouver,” said Steve Weber, director of research and graduate education and associate professor of anthropology. “It provides the possibility of collaboration between the university and the city of Vancouver, outreach to the local community, and incubation of ideas for science, research, and the arts.”

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